The spellbinding specimens of the architecture are visible as the remains of the five rock-cut caves at Jogighopa on the bank of the Brahmaputra River in the district of Bongaigaon. Although, most of the studies say that the caves were established during the Salasthamba period but each of the caves has a brick and mud masonry made platform, which is in all probability was built during a later period. The art and architecture of the caves are great examples of the kind of art which were practiced during this time mainly in the western part of India. This translates to the fact that though far away, Assam was not cut off from the artistic movement in other parts of the country. These rock caves are under the protection and preservation of the Archaeological Survey of India. The best preserved cave too did not have sculptural design.
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This is a historical relic worth visiting in the district of Bongaigaon. One of the best preserved caves in the area has the length of 1.90 meters and comes with a rounded varendah. There are flights of steps in the cave, whereas some of the caves do not have stairs. People who are enthusiastic about history, can visit the rock cut caves. There are also other tourist locations nearby, such as Kalimandir near the Shahid Vedi, etc.
Bongaigaon bus stands and specific rental agencies offer excellent local transport facility to the rock cut caves. There are buses to board and cars on hire, which can take you to your destination apart from the general tourist buses operating as per conducted schedules across the local sites.
Best Time to Visit
Although, this place can be visited all through the year, it is better to choose the time in between November and March for the trip. The summer months can be really hot and uncomfortable. Similarly, during the monsoon too, travel plans can get disrupted. Thus, winter to spring is the best time to visit the place.