Caves in Jagdalpur

Jagdalpur is a paradise of tourist with a number of tourist’s attractions. The natural beauty of the town is worth appreciation. It has different natural sites like rivers, waterfalls, and lakes etc. that elate the person. Caves are the places of interest for both natural lovers and history lovers. The caves can be both natural and manmade. There are few caves in and around Jagdalpur which have always attracted a lot of tourists since early times.

Kotumsar Caves

Caves in Jagdalpur

Kotumsar caves are very famous and are the longest natural caves in India. 1371 meters long caves which are 35 meters ground level are at a distance of 40 kms from Jagdalpur. They have also known in the world as the second largest natural caves. Since the caves are 35 meters underground the caves are very dark with no natural light reaching them. A number of people and scientists visit them to see the formation of stalactites and stalagmites. To reach the main area of the caves, one has to enter through narrow stairs and then narrow and tall chamber. There are 5 chambers in these caves. These caves are very significant for tribal residing in these area as a lot of tribal stories are associated with them. These caves are only accessible to a certain point as there is a lack of oxygen in them.

Kailash Caves

Located at a distance of 40 kms, these caves are situated in the Kanger Valley National Park area near Mikulwada. These caves are 250 meters long and 40 meters above ground level. These caves also attract many tourists for their stalactites and stalagmites formation. The caves also have spiritual significance as a huge stalagmite at the end of the cave forms a shape of a Shivlinga. The unique and most interesting feature of these caves is the musical sound made by the hollow walls of the caves when struck by hand.

Aranyak Cave

These caves are recently discovered in July 1996 by Dr. Suresh Tiwari and his troop. The cave have a series of galleries and shafts. The cave also have two big and three small chambers. These caves are located in Kanger Valley National Park. The cave consist of 15 feet long cavern. This cavern leads to a series of galleries and shafts. The cave also consist of two big chambers and three small chambers. The caves are at a distance of about 40 kms from Jagdalpur. These caves are very beautiful and worth watching. One can take a trip to these caves on a trip to Kanger Valley National Park. To reach these caves one can hire a taxi or can board private bus. Just as the name so is the location of cave amidst dense forest. While exploring through the cab you will come across various unknown types of formations which will certainly amaze you. It can be an ideal spot to plan a trip.

The three caves in Jagdalpur are a thorough delight for the visitors. These caves have always been attracting a number of tourists to them. Apart from tourists these caves have also attracted a number of archeologists, who are always eager to learn more and more about them.


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