This trail will take you to the Buddhist caves located at Kadia Dungar. Kadia Dungar is a small elongated hillock located near the village of Zazpor in Jhagadia Taluka, in the Bharuch district of Gujarat. Among a range of hills about 500 ft. high, Kadia Dungar has 7 Buddhist caves, with water tanks on top and a lion pillar at its foothills. The caves are the first of its kind to be found in the region of south Gujarat, and are said to be of the Kshatrap period (1-3 century AD). According to local beliefs, they were made by the Pandavas during their period of exile, and the legend of Bhima’s marriage with Hidimba is also associated there. At present, there is an ashram located at the foothills and many temples on the top of the hill.

This guided tour is free.


Walk Leader
Prakash Rathod
He was born and brought up in Bharuch and is doing Bachelor of Arts in Indian History Culture and Archaeology, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He loves to travel and meet new people and is a foodie. He loves outdoor sport especially football and enjoy cycling and have cycled from Baroda to Bharuch once. He has grown up near river Narmada and loves to swim. He aspires to do social work and is a part of an NGO known as BBC where he regularly donates blood.

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