Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state of Odisha, is called as the Temple City of India as there are more than one thousand temples. Though its origin dates back to more than 3000 years, it is one of the first planned cities of modern India. The city lies at an altitude of around 45 m above sea level, towards the south-western side of the Mahanadi River. Thousands of tourists and pilgrims come to this city all across the year to visit its glorious temples and prominent attractions, including Lingaraj Temple, Rajarani Temple, Dhauli and Nandankanan Zoological Park. Another important must-visit attraction, located in proximity to this city, is the caves of Udayagiri and Khandagiri. If you are planning a trip to come to this place in the near future, then you can book flight tickets to the Biju PatnaikAirport in the city.
Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves
Situated at a distance of about 7 km from the city of Bhubaneswar, these twin hills were carved and tunnelled in the 1st century BC to create multi-storied apartments for Jain monks. These caves were built under the patronage of King Kharavela of the dynasty of Mahameghavahana. The 18 caves of Udayagiri and 15 caves of Khandagiri display impressive sculptural artwork. The three famous Udayagiri caves are Hathi Gumpha (cave), Rani Gumpha and Ganesha Gumpha. The Hathi Gumpha has several inscriptions that depict exploits of the army of King Kharavela and his other accomplishments as a ruler. All these caves feature sculptures and inscriptions of human, animal and divine personages giving a fair account of the Odishan artistry of that period.
To visit this historic caves, you can make bookings on flights bound to this city that offer lowest airfare. You can check about these flights on different travel websites, which offer information about flight schedule of various domestic airlines and international airlines from India. Flight tickets, Lowest airfare, International airlines from India