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Jogimara Caves (also known as Sitabenga Cave ) is located in Ramgarh hills in Puta village of Chhattisgarh.

It belongs to 3rd-century BC and are famous for non-religious inscriptions in Brahmi script and Magadhi language, and one of the oldest colored frescoes in Asia.

Opinion is divided, whether the cave is a performance theatre or just a Dharamshala. Even the inscriptions have been deciphered as love graffiti and a theater performance.

If you are keen to explore rural countryside for a picnic, this could be fun!

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 500 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 1-2 hours
Open Timings : 6.00 AM to 6.00 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 : Ambikapur Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Raipur/Jabalpur Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH130
Nearest Landmark : From Udaipur-Ramgarh Road

The caves are partly natural, partly sculpted. The regional tradition associates it with the Ramayana mythology, one where Sita, Rama and Lakshmana came at the start of their exile. The oldest ruins and temple artwork found here relate to the Ramayana, all likely from the 8th to 12th-century based on their iconographic features.

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