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Barabar Hill Caves are one of the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India. It dates back to 3rd century BC.

It is located in Makhdumpur region of Jehanabad district, Bihar, roughly 24 kilometers north of Gaya.

There are totally 7 caves in two hills – around 1.5 kilometers between them.

The entrance to the cave is of a ogee shaped arch, which was an important feature of rock cut architecture and decoration for centuries.

The caves were used by Ajivikas- a sect contemporary to Buddhism.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 1 to 2 kilometers
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Banavar Halt Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Gaya and Patna Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH83 and SH4
Nearest Landmark : Tourist Polce Station Barabar

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