Kavala Caves


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Kavala Caves Overview

Ranked 3 of 14 sightseeing in Dandeli

Kavala Caves can be entered by climbing a flight of 375 steps. Located at a distance of about 25 km from Dandeli, these limestone caves have naturally formed Shiva Lingam. To catch a glimpse of the naturally formed Shiva Lingam present in the caves, tourists need to crawl into the 40 ft deep winding narrow tunnels.

It is believed that these caves have been in existence since the prehistoric times. Currently, the caves are inhabited by numerous snakes and bats. Formed by volcanic activity ages back, the caves have a lot of stalagmite formations. Dimensionally very small, these caves offer a view of the River Kali entering the valley below.

The huge stalagmite, which is worshipped by the local people as a Shiva Lingam, allures numerous devotees during Shiva Ratri.

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  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Suman Davengere

Suman Davengere5.0/5

3 reviews

Best Trekking Place & wonderful cave

If you are trek lover then it is a must visit place. Cave is wonderful and place is in thick forest. You need to use many steps to reach cave around 300 steps but place is worth to visit. It is not recommended for old ages people as you need lot of stamina to reach the place.

Pallavi Mhatre

Pallavi Mhatre4.3/5

6 reviews

Adventurous climb to reach the caves

These caves are in between the jungle. It is a long walk through thick forest. Carry lots of water with you. You will get exhausted very fast. This place is a must visit for adventure lovers. We climbed the caves along with the kids. Inside the cave there is a Shivling formation and it is very cool inside. It was fun and in the end all our clothes were dirty but there was a sense of accomplishment.

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Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n5.0/5

522 reviews

Really worth visiting

Kavala Caves is very good spot to visit in Dandeli. Though it is quite far from Dandeli , it really worth it . This cave is formed of limestone . Here there is formation of shivalinga which quite amazing .