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Have You Been to the Devil's Kitchen in Kodaikanal?

Take a tour of the Devil's Kitchen, a popular tourist attraction in Kodaikanal.

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Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 21:30 [IST]
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Kodaikanal is among the top tourist destinations in South India, and also an ideal honeymoon destination in India. Have you heard about the Devil's Kitchen here? Let us get to know more about this interesting attraction in Kodaikanal.

The Devil's Kitchen in Kodaikanal, popularly known as the Guna Caves, is one of the interesting, yet dangerous, attractions of Kodaikanal. The caves get the name from the old Kamal Hassan starrer Guna which was shot here.

guna cave

Photo Courtesy: Brunda Nagaraj

Located between the Green Valley View Point and the Pillar Rocks in Kodaikanal, this hidden narrow valley called the Devil's Kitchen is one of the places where only the adventurous tend to visit. There are unusual rock formations, deep chambers between the rocks and even deeper falls from erosion of soil from cliffs.

The Devil's Kitchen was closed to the public for about a decade due to the high number of love-couples who come and commit suicide here. However, recently the region has been open to tourists, with the fence only covering the caves which is dangerous and may be risky to enter.

guna cave

Photo Courtesy: Brunda Nagaraj

The Devil's Kitchen has its mentions in Hindu mythology. It is believed that Pandavas had stayed here for a while. The place is said to be inhabited by bats, making tourists hesitant to travel here in the dark. It's an ideal place for nature and wildlife photography for the animals and birds that can be spotted.

Opening Hours: 7am - 4.30pm on all days
Entrance fee: 5 INR/-

Other Attractions in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal has some beautiful attractions to explore that include the Kodai Lake, Bear Shola Falls, Dolphin's Nose, Fairy falls,Silver Cascade waterfalls, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory and Shembaganur Museum of Natural History.

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guna cave

Photo Courtesy: Brunda Nagaraj

How to Reach Guna Caves

Guna Caves is located around 8.5km from Kodaikanal bus station and around 1.5km from the Pillar Rocks. It is located on Moir Point Road, which is easily accessible from Kodaikanal. Here's how to reach Kodaikanal.

Best Time to Visit Guna Caves

The ideal time to visit the place is from April to June and August to September. The months from October to March could be cold and wet in this region.

Take a trip to this amazing destination, explore the unique attraction the place has to offer, get adventurous and have fun clicking some great photographs!

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