Kolvi Caves, Jhalawar

Kolvi Caves are located at Kolvi village in Jhalawar District of Rajastan. They are carved out in laterite rock hill. This Buddhist site has stupas, chaityas containing figures of Buddha. These caves prove that a flourishing Civilization existed here several centuries ago & under the Buddhist influence. The Kolvi village is situated about 90 kms. from Jhalawar. The only rock-cut caves in Rajasthan. The ancient Buddhist caves located in the village Kolvi are of great importance, both archaeologically as well as historically. A colossal figure of Buddha, the carved stupas are some of the highlights of these caves. Similar caves can also be found in nearby villages, which proves the existence of a flourishing civilization several centuries ago and the Buddhist influence in the region.
The Buddhist caves have a collection of over 50 Buddhist, man made caves carved on a desolate hillside. A colossal figure of Buddha and the carved stupas are the most impressive structures in the Buddhist caves. Certain unique trees were found near the monasteries and caves in the Buddhist times. These extraordinary Buddhist caves are believed to belong to the 5th century. It is a short climb to the top where the Buddhist caves are situated. The nearest railway station to reach the Buddhist caves is from Bhawanimandi.