Barabar Caves

Direction

Barabar Caves are situated in the hilly area near Makhdumpur, 25 km south of Jehanabad. These ancient rock-cut Buddhist chambers date back to 3rd Century A.D. and are renowned as the place of origin of the Ajivika sect.

Baba Siddhnath Temple, also known as the Shiva Temple and originally known as Siddheshwar Nath Temple, is located at one of the highest peaks in the range of the Barabar Hills. The temple was built during the Gupta period in the 7th Century A.D. The local legends attribute the construction of the temple to Bana Raja. (the father-in-law of the legendary king Jarasandha of Rajgir.)

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  • Banavar Cave
    Banavar Cave
  • Banavar
    Banavar
  • Baba Siddheshwar Nath Temple
    Baba Siddheshwar Nath Temple
  • Shop at Barabar
  • Way to Barabar Hills
  • Way to Barabar Hills
  • Banavar Cave
  • Banavar
  • Baba Siddheshwar Nath Temple

How to Reach :

Nearest Airport is Patna and Gaya.

Nearest Railway station is Banavar Halt.

It can be reached by road from Patna, Gaya, Nalanda and Arwal. It is 25 km south of Jehanabad.

Hotels at Jehanabad can be used for staying here.