Udayagiri Caves are intricately carved caves, reworked under the rule of Chandragupta II, the 5th century Gupta emperor. The caves are located between the Betwa and the Beas rivers and is 6 km away from Vidisha. They are situated in an isolated stone hill, with the numerous Buddhist remains creating the ambience. The inscriptions and carvings in the caves are dated of a great historical significance.
It is one of the most important archeological sites from the Gupta period and is under the protection of the Archeological Survey of India. Most of the sculptures found in the caves are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his incarnations. Lord Vishnu in the reclining position is a must-see sculpture in the caves.
These rock-cut cave sanctuaries are an exemplary site that illustrate the skill and imagination of the artisans from the Gupta period. It has painfully crafted capitals, columns and a breathtaking entranceway.