Siyot Caves

  • 3.8

    Location: Kateshwar, Gujarat, India

    Visiting time: 1-2 hours.

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    Siyot Caves or Katehswar Buddhist Caves are one of the most famous and historical places in the district of Kutch, under the state of Gujarat, India. It is situated near the village called Siyot village in the Lakhpat Taluka of Kutch. It is the most visited place in Kutch.


    It is one of the top attractions of the town. Siyot cave is a historic place. It will help you to increase your knowledge. You can have a view of that time when it was made. How they used to live their life. And also it is a beautiful place. If you love the historical place or not you can be assured that you will love this place. You can spend a beautiful time with your family and friends here. You will be able to have a different kind of experience.


    Siyot caves are the caves of Buddhists. Which can be concluded based on the Brahmi inscription.

    Siyot caves are one of the oldest caves in India. These caves are five rock-cut caves. The main caves have an east-facing sanctum ambulatory and space division that suggests a Shiva temple. Siyot caves are the caves of Buddhists. Which can be concluded based on the Brahmi inscription. The other caves are simple single cells and probably part of eight Buddhist caves situated near the mouth of the Indus River as reported by Xuanzang in the seventh century. As per local peoples’ belief, these caves were used by dacoits to hide things that they looted from the people in the past.

    In 1988-89’s excavation clay seals engraved with Buddha images in various mudras and seals engraved with late Brahmi and Devanagari inscriptions were recovered. Copper rings, Gadhaiya coins, terracotta Nandi with bell and Chail, and different types of earthenwares like Surahi were also found. It is said that the site was occupied by Shaivaites around the twelfth or thirteenth century. After the Gujarat earthquake in 2001, this site was repaired.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The whole view of this place is amazing. The architecture of this place is beyond beautiful. A lot of people come to visit this place.

    The whole view of this place is amazing. The architecture of this place is beyond beautiful. A lot of people come to visit this place. These mysterious caves will make you amazed. It will give you an idea of how difficult it was to live without a well-built house and how they designed such complex caves. It has a historical enriched background. People come to visit this place from all over the world. As a history enthusiast, you must visit this place once. You will have a wonderful memory and an enjoyable time. It is a must-visit place in Kutch.

    Opening Hours

    Siyot Caves is open 24 hours all day of the week. So, you can go there any time.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee for Siyot caves. It is free for all visitors.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The Bhuj Airport is the closest airport to the Siyot caves. It is located 126.9 km away from the place. This is well connected with the other major cities of India. Local transports are easily available at the airport. You need to hire one of them to reach your destination. It is so easy to reach the Siyot caves from the airport.

    By Rail: The place of Siyot Caves can be reached easily by train. The nearest railway station to Bhuj Railway station is well connected with the other cities of Gujarat. It is situated at a distance of 128.5 km from the Siyot caves. You need to hire a taxi or cab to reach the place. Which are easily available at the railway station. 

    By Road: The city of Kutch has a good connection with the other cities of Gujarat by road. So, you can go there by road. It will be an amazing and memorable journey for you.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small bag where you can carry all your important things of yours.


    Que: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe for tourists. Many people come to visit this ancient cave. You will meet several kinds of people. So, you must be careful about your safety.  Somehow, if you face any kind of problem you can contact the police. For your help, here is the local police station location Dayapar, Gujarat 370630, India


    Que: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in Siyot Caves. This historical place is a wonderful place for photography. So, if you are visiting this place, don’t forget to take your camera. 

    Que: Is there drinking water available? 

    Ans: No, there is no drinking water or food available. You need to carry your own. 

    Que: When is the best time to visit this place?

    Ans: If you are planning to visit the Siyot caves, you may go there between October to February. Because during these months the weather in the city remains very pleasant and you can have a comfortable trip. But, you can go there any time of the year.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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