Officials said there are three caves in Khambhalida, the central one being a 'chaitya' with a worn-out stupa. The entrance of the 'chaitya' is flanked by two large sculptures of the Bodhisatvas-Padmapani on the right and Vajrapani on the left. These caves dates back to 4th-5th century AD and are scooped out from the local limestone rock.
The Siyot caves in Lakhpat of Kutch districts date back to first century AD. They have an east-facing sanctum and an ambulatory. Siyot must have been one of the 80 monastic sites that the 7th century Chinese travellers reported at the mouth of Indus river. The government said that it has been spending over Rs 1 lakh for the maintenance of these caves.