The Sidhanchal Caves are Jain cave monuments and sculptures, carved into the rock face inside the Urwai valley of the Gwalior Fort in northern Madhya Pradesh . There are 5 carvings on the stone of the hill of Gwalior Fort, out of which Siddhaanchal is the most popular. They were built by Rajput kings in the 7th century, but most of the work is dated to the 15th century. Many statues were destroyed in the 16th century on the orders of Babur , the Muslim emperor of the Mughal dynasty . Some of these statues were repaired after the fall of the Mughal dynasty until the end of the 19th century.
The statues of all the 24 Tirthankaras are located here. He is shown sitting in Padmasana posture as well as standing in the Jain traditional naked form in Kayotsarga posture. The carvings on the back of some of them narrate scenes from Jain legends. These caves are located about 2 kilometers (6,561 ft 8 in) south-east of the Gopachal mountain range and about 1 kilometer (3,280 ft 10 in) north-west of the Teli temple located within the Gwalior Fort .