List of rock-cut temples in India

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This is a partial list of Indian rock-cut temples by state or union territory.

Andhra Pradesh[edit]

Bojjannakonda Caves and Hilltop Monastery, Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam district
Caves at Guntupalle
Bhairava Kona


Cave temple at Maibong



  • Harvalem Caves, Sanquelim, Goa 403505, circa. 6th century.



None of these have been studied scientifically yet.

Himachal Pradesh[edit]

Rock Cut Temple, Masroor

15 rock-cut temples in the Indo-Aryan style are richly carved. This is a unique monolithic structure in the sub-Himalayan region. The main shrine contains three stone images of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita. The temple complex is located on a hill and has a large rectangular water pond. The temple complex is believed to have been built by the Pandava during their exile; the exact date is not known. The ancient name of the city Kangra was Bhimnagar, founded by Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers.


Ravana Phadi cave, Aihole, in Karnataka

Elora kailash temple



Madhya Pradesh[edit]


Painting of the mountain of Ellora, by Thomas Daniell (1803)


Tamil Nadu[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b "Study uncovers interesting details of cave temple architecture". The Hindu. India. 27 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Rock-cut Vishnu temple". Archaeological Survey of India. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  4. ^ a b "District Tourist Places". Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu Government. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Rock cut Sivan kovil". Archaeology department, Tamil Nadu Government. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Cave temple cries for attention". The Hindu. India. 10 June 2011.

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