Located in the Somnath Gir district in Gujarat, Sana Caves is one of the most famous and earliest cave groups in India. Here are no less than 62 rock shelters constructed from 1st century BC to 1st century AD.
As the cave shelter became small for its occupants a new cave was excavated nearby and the complex of caves grew over the period of time. The Sana Caves belong to this genre. The largest of the cave is Bhima-ni-Cori, also known as Cave 2. This is cut 21 meters deep into the rock and is the same general pattern as that at Talaja in the Bhavnagar district in Gujarat.
Sana Caves are artificial caves carved of rocks and excavated for religious purposes for the Buddhist monks. They are testament to the influence of Buddhism in Gujarat.
How to reach
Air: The nearest airport is at Rajkot that is connected by flights to major cities in India. Sana Caves is 188 km from Rajkot.
Rail: Veraval, 7 Km from Sana Caves, is the nearest major railhead that is well connected by rail with major places and cities in the country.
Road: It is well connected by road with other places in Gujarat.
Best time to visit
Winter season which lasts from October to March is the best time to visit the site. The temperature remains pleasant during the period.