Caves in Tamil Nadu

Caves in Tamil Nadu

Top Caves in Tamil Nadu recommended by travellers

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  • Type: Cave
67%
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Tiger's Cave, Mahabalipuram
Rank 135
Ranked 135 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
6.6 / 7 1
8 Ratings & 5 Reviews
Tiger's Cave is located near Salurankuppam village at a distance of 5 km to the north of Mahabalipuram. The shrine in this rock-cut cave temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The carvings in this cave depict the story of an event occurred in life of Goddess Durga. With a... Read More »
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  • Type: Cave
  • Entry: Paid
99%
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Valli's Cave or Dattatreya's Cave, Thiruchendur
Rank 168
Ranked 168 of 1927
Average Rating
6.1 / 7 1
8 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Valli's Cave or Dattatreya's Cave is one of main attractions offered by Thiruchendur. Valli's Cave is situated on the sea shore towards the northern part of Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil, below the sandstone cliff, overlooking the sea. Valli's Cave has two images of Dattatreya... Read More »
  • Type: Cave
99%
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Mahishamardini Cave, Mahabalipuram
Rank 192
Ranked 192 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Mahishamardini Cave is a monolithic sculpture located in the Chingleput District of Mahabalipuram. The cave dates back to mid 7th century and is one of the major sites in Mahabalipuram. Dedicated to mother goddess, there are carvings of Shiva, Parvati and Murugan in the centre... Read More »
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  • Type: Cave
67%
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Guna Cave, Kodaikanal
Rank 246
Ranked 246 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
5.4 / 7 1
18 Ratings & 17 Reviews
Located on the southern escarpment of the Palani Hills, Kodaikanal, is a rock formation called Pillar Rocks: three massive rocks about 400 ft. tall, standing adjacent to each other and protruding out of the cliff face. Legend has it that the Pandavas once stopped in Kodaikanal... Read More »
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  • Type: Cave
Dharmaraja Cave, Mahabalipuram
Rank 262
Ranked 262 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Dharmaraja Cave is a 7th century artistic cave temple structure, which has three empty shrines. For these three deities, there are three garbagrihams (cells), which are empty at present. This cave is also called as Atyantakama mandapam as per the inscriptions. Next to... Read More »
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  • Type: Cave
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Virupaksha Cave, Tiruvannamalai
Rank 452
Ranked 452 of 1927
Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
Virupaksha Cave located in Thiruvannamalai was the abode of the saint Virupaksha Deva in the 14th century. It is believed that saint Virupaksha spent most of his life in this cave.However, it is now famous as the abode of Ramana (Venkataraman) Maharshi. The Maharshi stayed in... Read More »
"A place for peace lovers"Jan 27, 2016
Bears cave, Yercaud
Rank 559
Ranked 559 of 1927
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
Average Rating
2.3 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 1 Review
Bear's Cave, located within the private coffee estate, is formed by two huge rocks. The place is situated in proximity to Norton Bungalow. This estate is based on the route leading to Servarayan Temple. Beside this coffee estate, there is a huge cave, which was believed... Read More »
"Its closed for public"Jun 8, 2015
  • Type: Cave
  • Entry: Paid
Siddhar caves, Kolli Hills
Rank 617
Ranked 617 of 1927
The Siddhar Caves, situated on the Kolli Hills, are considered to be the residence of sages who practised medicine centuries ago. The size of some caves is so small that only one or two people can go inside at a time. These caves are also surrounded by small groves full of... Read More »
  • Type: Cave
Kukkal Caves, Dindigul
Rank 925
Ranked 925 of 1927
Average Rating
6.5 / 7 1
1 Rating
The Kukkal Caves were once inhabited by the Paliyan tribe, but now it is an archaeological site that is situated near Kodaikanal. These caves lie at an altitude of 1,500 m and can be ideally visited from April to June and September to October. Read More »
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Dharmaraja Cave, Muttukadu
Rank 935
Ranked 935 of 1927
Dharmaraja Cave, a 7th century cave temple in Mamallapuram, is known for the three empty shrines. The three garbagrihams or cells inside the cave are empty. There are many inscriptions in the cave which state that it was also called as Atyantakama Mandapam. Right next to the... Read More »
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Mahishamardini Cave, Muttukadu
Rank 936
Ranked 936 of 1927
Mahishamardini Cave, located in Mahabalipuram, is a 7th century monolithic sculpture devoted to Mother Goddess, Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi and Lord Murugan. There are a few sculptures inside the cave that depict the Pallava art forms. The cave is famous for the sculpture of... Read More »
  • Type: Cave
Tiger Cave, Muttukadu
Rank 938
Ranked 938 of 1927
Tiger Cave, situated near Salurankuppam village, is about 5 km away from Mahabalipuram. It is a rock-cut temple devoted to Goddess Durga and has beautiful carvings. The cave is built like an open air theatre which also serves as a picnic spot for tourists. Read More »
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Siddhar Caves, Namakkal
Rank 1029
Ranked 1029 of 1927
This is a cave located in Kolli hills. It is a small cave that can accommodate one or two members. It is found to be on the way of Agaya Gangai. The cave includes ancient materials used by the Siddhar, who lived in that cave. Read More »
  • Type: Cave
Mamara Guhai, Tiruvannamalai
Rank 1082
Ranked 1082 of 1927
Mamara Guhai is a religious cave temple located at the foothills of Thiruvannamalai.Popularly known as the cave where Sri Ramana Maharshi meditated for six years, Mamara Guhai is of great religious significance to the locals. Literally meaning mango tree cave, this temple gets... Read More »
  • Type: Cave