If travel to you is not about checking off the monuments to see in a place or just relaxing in a hill resort or on the beach, we might have something interesting for you. Consider a travel of adventure and exploration. A peek into ancient life and the peace to be attained amidst nature. All this and more is on offer at the various cave destinations of the country. Caves are always considered dark, mysterious and thrilling, but these caves also provide a chance to learn more about culture, religions and the past way of lives. These lesser known cave destinations provide some great opportunities to go trekking along the less explored paths.
The many caves are scattered across the country, from the thrilling Bat Cave in Goa to the Buddhist Influences of Kalra Caves in Maharashtra, these destinations represent a unique travel idea. So get your bags packed, switch on your torch-lights and get ready to unravel a whole new world! Here is a list of few lesser known caves in India that you can explore.
Borra Caves in the Ananthagiri Hills is a must-visit cave attraction in Araku Valley.
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Located in Kurnool, Andhra pradesh, the Belum Caves is the longest and the second largest cave in the Indian Subcontinent.
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A Paleolithic site, the Bhimbekta Caves in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh exhibits some of the earliest proofs of human life.
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Natural cave formations located in Edakkal in Kerala.
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Situated in Pune, Bhaje is a set of 22 rock-cut caves that belong to the 2nd century.
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Located in Maharashtra, the destination of Karla Caves is nothing short of exotic, especially during or right after the monsoons.
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Among the caves located in Andhra Pradesh, the Undavalli is a monolithic rock-cut cave, situated amidst greenery.
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Bat Island, Goa
The Bat Island that can be approached off the cost of Baina Beach in Vasco Goa has large caves that are full of bats. Do you have what it takes?
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A string of legends and stories shroud the Arvalem Caves in Goa in a cloak of mystery!
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Meghalaya is known to have over 500 caves. Some popular caves are located in the Jaintia Hills. The longest is the Liat Prah and the deepest is Synrang Pamiang.
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