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The first view of the Kolvi Caves as one climbs up the hillock and nears the top.
The view that greets you when you have made it up to the top. I was surprised to see these cement benches placed at regular intervals.
A relief in a seated posture, and a rather unusual one too, for the hands are on the knees (cupping the knees) rather than in a dhyana mudra or meditative pose I have usually seen. No features are visible.
See how the various caves are arranged. While most caves are single storied, a couple of them are double storied.
A double storied rock-cut cave. All the caves are quite helpfully numbered with white paint.
A stupa like structure is clearly visible.
A closer look at the stupa, which now looks more like a votive shrine.
The ‘stupa’ is carved from one side with a central, seated figure inside and some barely visible standing figures framing it.
This rock-cut cave has an octagonal base topped by a hemispherical roof
The ASI has carried out some repairs as is evident from the brick column seen on the left in the photo. Also, don’t miss the miniature votive shrine in the centre