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State Location (District) Monument
Andhra Pradesh Kapavaram (East Godavari)Rock-cut caves, Stupas, Chatyas and Viharas on Pandavakonda
Andhra Pradesh Guntupalle (West Godavari)Rock-cut temple, monasteries, brick chaitya, ruined mandapa, stone stupas
Andhra Pradesh Jilakarragudem (West Godavari)Caves and structural stupa on Dharmalingesvarasvami hill
Bihar Madhorampur (Bhagalpur)Patalpuri cave near Bateshwar cave on Patharghata hill
Bihar Barabar and Nagarjuni hills (Jehanabad)Gopi Cave
Bihar Barabar and Nagarjuni hills (Jehanabad)Karan Chaupar Cave
Bihar Barabar and Nagarjuni hills (Jehanabad)Lomas Rishi Cave
Bihar Barabar and Nagarjuni hills (Jehanabad)Sudama Cave
Bihar Barabar and Nagarjuni hills (Jehanabad)Vadathika Cave
Bihar Barabar and Nagarjuni hills (Jehanabad)Vapiyaka Cave
Bihar Barabar and Nagarjuni hills (Jehanabad)Visva Jhopa Cave
Goa Arvalem (Goa)Rock cut caves
Gujarat Talaja (Bhavnagar)Talaja Caves
Gujarat Junagadh (Junagadh)Caves
Gujarat Junagadh (Junagadh)Baba Pyare and Khapra Kodia caves
Gujarat Dhank (Rajkot)Caves
Karnataka Badami (Bijapur)Jaina and Vaishnava caves
Karnataka Badami (Bijapur)Kostharaya Cave and large seated image south-east of the Bhutanatha temples
Karnataka Badami (Bijapur)Shidlapadi cave Rock shelter
Karnataka Badami (Bijapur)Hermitage in the natural cavern to the east of the lake
Kerala Vizhinjam (Thiruvananthapuram)Rock cut cave
Madhya Pradesh Bagh (Dhar)Buddhist Caves
Madhya Pradesh Mandu (Dhar)Lohani Caves
Madhya Pradesh Mandu (Dhar)Sat Kothari Caves
Madhya Pradesh Kalmadi Rasulia and Kishanpur (Hoshangabad)Adamgarh rock shelter with paintings
Madhya Pradesh Karian (Hoshangabad)Rock Shelter known as Pulti lane near Sambourne cave
Madhya Pradesh Pachmarhi (Hoshangabad)Caves popularly known as Pandav Caves
Madhya Pradesh Pachmarhi (Hoshangabad)Dorothy deep rock shelter
Madhya Pradesh Bhanpura (Mandsaur)Prehistoric painted rock shelters at Chatarbhuja Nala
Madhya Pradesh Bhanpura (Mandsaur)Prehistoric painted rock shelters at Sita Khardi
Madhya Pradesh Dhamnar (Mandsaur)Fifty Buddhist Caves
Madhya Pradesh Amchhakalan (Raisen)Pre-historic rock shelters with paintings (Lakhajuar Group)
Madhya Pradesh Amchhakhurd (Raisen)Pre-historic rock shelters with paintings (Lakhajuar Group)
Madhya Pradesh Bhiyanpura (Raisen)Pre-historic rock shelters with paintings (Bhimbetka Group)
Madhya Pradesh Bineka (Raisen)Pre-historic rock shelters with paintings
Madhya Pradesh Borda (Raisen)Pre-historic rock shelters with paintings (Bhimbetka Group)
Madhya Pradesh Gautampura (Raisen)Pre-historic rock shelters with paintings (Bhimbetka Group)
Madhya Pradesh Kesalwara (Raisen)Pre-historic rock shelters with paintings (Bhimbetka Group)
Madhya Pradesh Tajpura (Raisen)Pre-historic rock shelters with paintings
Madhya Pradesh Gahira (Rewa)Fresco paintings
Madhya Pradesh Pathari (Vidisha)Caves
Madhya Pradesh Udaygiri (Vidisha)Caves
Maharashtra Dhoke (Ahmednagar)Dhokeshwar Caves
Maharashtra Patur (Akola)Two caves
Maharashtra Ajanta (Aurangabad)Ajanta Caves
Maharashtra Aurangabad (Aurangabad)Aurangabad Caves
Maharashtra Ellora (Aurangabad)Ellora Caves
Maharashtra Patalkhora (Aurangabad)Pitalkhora Caves
Maharashtra Bhandak (Chandrapur)Pandavas caves containing three images
Maharashtra Jharapapra (Gadchiroli)Rock Caves
Maharashtra Panhala (Kolhapur)Buddhist Caves
Maharashtra Kondivate (Mumbai Suberban)Kondivate Caves
Maharashtra Kanheri (Mumbai Suburban)Buddhist Caves
Maharashtra Madapeshwar (Mumbai Suburban)Portuguese Monastery over the cave and large watch tower on adjoining hill
Maharashtra Majas (Mumbai Suburban)Jogeshwari Caves
Maharashtra Mandapeshwar (Mumbai Suburban)Mandapeshwara Caves
Maharashtra Mahoor Village (Nanded)Brabmanical caves locally known as a Pandavlenas
Maharashtra Ankai (Nasik)Caves
Maharashtra Pathardi (Nasik)Pandev Lena Caves
Maharashtra Bedsa (Pune)Cave Temple and inscriptions
Maharashtra Bhaja (Pune)Cave Temple and Inscriptions
Maharashtra Ghatghar (Pune)Caves and inscriptions at the Nana Pass or Naneghat
Maharashtra Junnar (Pune)Caves, Temples and inscriptions
Maharashtra Karla (Pune)Caves, Temple and inscriptions
Maharashtra Ambivli (Raigad)Cave
Maharashtra Gharapuri (Raigad)Elephanta Caves
Maharashtra Gomashi (Raigad)Buddhist Caves
Maharashtra Khapoli (Raigad)Kondane Caves
Maharashtra Kol (Raigad)Caves
Maharashtra Kondane (Raigad)Caves
Maharashtra Kuda (Raigad)Caves
Maharashtra Nadsur (Raigad)Thanala Caves
Maharashtra Nenawali (Raigad)Khadsamla Caves
Maharashtra Pala (Raigad)Caves
Maharashtra Peth (Raigad)Caves Near the Kotali Fort
Maharashtra Dapoli (Ratnagiri)Rock cut Caves of Ganesh Lena Group
Maharashtra Jakhinwadi (Satara)Buddhist Caves
Maharashtra Khunwada (Thane)Caves on Burud Hill
Maharashtra Polu Sonala (Thane)Brahmanical Caves
Orissa Sitabhinji (Keonjhar)Ancient monuments and Rock paintings locally known as Ravana Chhaya
Orissa Dhauli (Puri)Small rock cut cell with a niche and an inscription of Santikara
Orissa Jagmara (Puri)Caves and structural monuments on Udaygiri and the Khandagiri hills
Rajasthan Binnayaga Dag (Jhalawar)Buddhist caves and pillars
Rajasthan Binnayaga Dag (Jhalawar)Caves of Naranjani
Rajasthan Hathiagor (Jhalawar)Buddhist caves
Rajasthan Kolvi Dag (Jhalawar)Buddhist caves, pillars, and idols
Tamil Nadu Mettupatti (Dindigul)Cave In Sitharmalai
Tamil Nadu Mamallapuram (Kanchipuram)Unfinished Rock Cut Cave Temple North Of Krishna Mandapa
Tamil Nadu Melur (Madurai)Alagarmalai Cave with Panchapandava Beds between Algarmallai And Kidampatti
Tamil Nadu Tiruparankunram (Madurai)Cave With Panchapandava Beds On The Western Slope Of The Hills
Tamil Nadu Tiruparankunram (Madurai)Rock Cut Cave And Inscription
Tamil Nadu Ammachatram (Pudukkottai)Cave with two Jain figures and a damaged Inscription
Tamil Nadu Kudumiyanmalai (Pudukkottai)Natural Cavern With Drip Line On The West side Of The Kudumiyanmalai
Tamil Nadu Kulathur (Pudukkottai)Eight Natural Caverns, Jain Idols And Inscriptions In Kudagumalai
Tamil Nadu Sembuthi (Pudukkottai)Natural Cavern called Andarmatam
Tamil Nadu Sittannavasal (Pudukkottai)Eladipattam Cave with stone beds And Brahmi And Old Tamil Inscriptions
Tamil Nadu Mamandur (Thiruvanamalai)Rock Cut Caves, sculpture and inscriptions
Tamil Nadu Narasamangalam (Thiruvanamalai)Rock Cut Caves
Tamil Nadu Tiruvannamali (Tiruvanamalai)Natural Virupakshi Cavern, Skandashram and path leading from Ramnasharam
Tamil Nadu Vilapakkam (Vellore)Rock, Sculptures and Caves
Uttar Pradesh Ginja Hill (Allahabad)A rocky hall on the hill with inscriptions and cave paintings
Uttar Pradesh Mankuar (Allahabad)Cave known as Sita-ki-rasoi with inscription
Uttar Pradesh Kalinjar Fort (Banda)Siddh-ki Gupha
Uttar Pradesh Barha-Kotra (Chitrakut)Two large caves known as Rikhian
Uttar Pradesh Rauli (Chitrakut)Two large caves in the middle of a hillock and broken sculptures
Uttar Pradesh Pabhosa (Kaushambi)Rock-cut cave on Pabhosa hill
Uttar Pradesh Adhesar (Mirzapur)Several caves in the Top Hill
Uttar Pradesh Bhulli (Mirzapur)Cave called khoh containing two early Kutila inscriptions
Uttar Pradesh Chunar (Mirzapur)Durga Khoh

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