Being a predecessor of one of the oldest civilizations, India is gifted with pre-historic, medieval and historic monuments, lands, forests, and even caves. Some are well-renowned to the world; whereas, some are either untouched or least explored. Therefore, we at Rajput Holidays, have decided to unearth such caves. If you are one of the daring adventure junkies of India, delve into the mystery of these magical places and get amused.
The following article has a list of some of the explored yet baffling caves of India to sweep you off your feet.
Mawsmai caves, Meghalaya
These caves are situated towards the Bangladesh border. To reach the only fully lighted cave, first, you need to pass through green meadows surrounded by forests. It is followed by a clear pathway that leads you to the cave’s main entrance. The cave is divided into two parts. The new part is yet to be light. As you enter the cave, you will witness the lime and sandstones that are a major attraction of this place. Moreover, you will be amazed by the stalactites and stalagmites formations inside the cave.
Timings: 7 am to 4 pm
Entry fee: INR 20/-
The Bhimbetka caves in Madhya Pradesh is an archaeological and a UNESCO World Heritage site as it manifests the early traces of human life. The word “Bhimbetka” has been taken from a mythological character Bhim, one of the five Pandavas, from the records of Mahabharata. The cave has stone age rock paintings that are believed to be approx. 30,000 years old. These paintings portray the day-to-day life of early age humans like cooking, eating, hunting, etc. There are other paintings as well that are from different timelines.
Timings: 7 am to 6 pm
Entry fee: For Indians, Rs. 10/-; for foreigners, Rs. 100/-
Amarnath, Jammu & Kashmir
As you know, Amarnath cave is known for its natural snow formation of Shiv Linga. This Hindu pilgrimage is visited by devotees in large numbers in June and August. The sacred travel is known as “Amarnath yatra” considered auspicious for visiting this place. According to the legends, Lord Shiva chose this cave to reveal the secrets of creation and immortality to his wife Goddess Parvati. Also, it is believed that Lord Shiva showers blessing, grants prayers and fulfill wishes of the devotes who pay their visits.
Best time to visit: From May to September
Entry fee: Free
Krem Liat Prah
Examine one of the longest caves in India of approx. 30 km. It has n number of rock formations with distinct colors like red, orange, green, blue, black, white and grey. The reason this cave is most visited by the tourists is its enormous trunks that hung above the head also known as Aircraft Hanger.
Timings: 7:30 am to 4 pm
Entry fee: INR 20/-
Patal Bhubaneshwar cave
This enchanting cave is home to several other caves inside. It is 160 m long and 90 m deep from the point of entrance. There are various rock formations and stalactite and stalagmite figures. This cave is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the other 33 Koti God and Goddess. According to the inscription outside the temple, the cave had 4 main entrance known as Randwar, Paapdwar, Dharamdwar, and Mokshdwar. Out of which, only Dharamdwar and Mokshdwar are still open for devotes. Inside the cave witness the tongue of Kali and Bhairav, Aravat of Indra, hair of Lord Shiva and other wonders as well.
Timings: 24 hours
Entry fee: Rs. 20/- for adults, Rs. 10/- for children
To book a tour to such a fascinating and adventurous trip, contact Rajput Holidays.