Armamalai Cave - Monuments - Tamilnadu

The Armamalai cave was built in the 8th century and served as a Jain sanctuary. It is a natural cave situated in the district of Vellore in Tamil Nadu. This hill cave is one among the monuments protected by the Archeological Survey of India and is a popular tourist attraction.



The Armamalai cave is a natural cave and was converted into a Jain temple during the 8th century and now houses the Jain paintings, rock art, petroglyphs and remains the belonging of the Jain monks. The walls in the caves are coated by thin lime over which the paintings were done. These paintings are believed to be medieval cave paintings. The most striking feature of this monument is their relationship with Brahmi inscriptions. The cave paintings were discovered in the late 1960s by archeologists. Previously antiques of the Pallava dynasty were found in the region.

How To Reach :

By Air - The closest airport to this monument would be the Bangalore International airport which is 161 kilometers away from the monument.

By Rail - The nearest railway station is at Vellore with a distance of 63 kilometers.

By road - The state government has provided a number of public transports to reach the monument. Apart from that you can also rent a car or taxi to reach the monument.