The only rock-cut
caves in Rajasthan fall in the district of Jhalawar. The ancient
Buddhist caves in the Kolvi, Vinayaka and Hathyagod village are
situated in Bhawanimandi in the Jhalawar district in the form of a
triangle at a distance of about 6 to 8 kms. from each other. The
Kolvi village is situated about 90 kms. from Jhalawar. 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.