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Dhamnar Caves are a stretch of 51 caves located in the village of Dhamnar, located in Mandsaur district in Madhya Pradesh.

This rock cut site consists of caves, stupas, chaityas, passages, and compact dwellings – all carved in the 7th century CE.

The site includes large statues of Gautama Buddha in sitting and Nirvana mudra.

The 7th century Dharmarajeshwara Temple is brilliant. It is an ancient monolithic temple, which was once a Vishnu temple and later converted to Shiva temple. One can find Vishnu images in the front and a large shiva lingam in the main sanctum.

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Around 500 meters inside the complex
Time Needed : 1-2 hours
Open Timings : 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Wear Shoes
Nearest Railway Station : Shamgarh Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Maharana Pratap Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH31
Nearest Landmark : Sri Dharmraajeshwara Temple

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