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7 Caves to Visit When In Pursuit of the Unknown

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Cave exploration provides the most amazing and unusual experience to travellers. HolidayIQ Travellers list 7 incredible caves in India.

1. Visakhapatnam

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Valley | Hill | Museum | Nature

HolidayIQ Reviewer Naresh Sirigineedi shares, “Borra caves are naturally formed caves in Andhra Pradesh Visiting the caves is worth a visit. It is awesome visiting the place during months of November to Feb. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sankar Narayanan says, “Awesome gift of nature. Rocks formed into caves of Stalagmites and Stalactites. ...The caves are the wonders of the nature and gift to mankind. It takes more than four to five hours to visit this caves. The guide who accompanied us gave an excellent explanation and took us around the caves. The illumination inside the caves takes us to a wonderful imaginative world. The caves are below the ground level. After the visit to this caves we have also visited a Tribal village, where there was variety entertainment programme by the Tribals. ” Read Full Review

2. Ajanta & Ellora

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HolidayIQ Reviewer divya xyz says, “way more than just caves... these two places offer an absolutely amazing account of buddhist and jain culture. destination and sight seeing are akin. art and ornamentation, are but of course praiseworthy, the arrangements too. provision for water, drainage, beds have even pillows carved out on them. there are some popular caves but its best if u can see all, only u’ll have to quicken your steps. If you want the fullest experience, pay 5, 10 bucks to the guard at the cave and have him explain its signifance. After seein” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Amandeep Gupta says, “Stunning place to see the Indian architectural beauty These cave are worth to visit. I planned to visit these places after the Shirdi temple darshan. It takes around 2 hours from Shirdi and you can hire car or other public buses are also available. A minimal amount can be spent to buy a ticket that is required to visit the caves. When you actually enter the caves you will be shocked to see how beautifully the architectures had crafted their skills on the mountains and build these beautiful caves. Further the whole place is divided into many caves where different Indian religion god and goddess are crafted on the rocks like Jain caves, Shiva caves etc. And all these caves are numbered accordingly. ” Read Full Review

3. Badami

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HolidayIQ Reviewer SAMMIT VARTAK shares, “Magnificent Chalukya cave temples It is one of the most beautiful historical monuments India has. These four caves have been so beautifully carved that we can just imagine about the affluence Chalukyas would have in their days. First cave is the oldest being carved in late 5th century. Craftsmanship starts flourishing as we go to further caves as 2nd and 3rd caves have been carved in 6th and 7th century respectively. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Snehal Raibole shares, “Monumental monuments The cave temples of Badami is an example of sheer will and dedication of the Chalukyas dynasty. The caves are carved out of soft sandstone with influences of both the Indian hemispheres namely the South Indian styles (Dravidian style) and northern influences (Indo-Aryan Nagara style). The 4 caves were built around 575 AD to 7th century AD. ” Read Full Review

4. Pachmarhi

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Hill | Nature | Garden | Waterfall

HolidayIQ Reviewer anand rauth adds, “Beautiful caves surrounded by well-maintained gardens Very huge and very beautiful caves situated in Pachmarhi. It is surrounded by very beautiful and well-maintained garden. There is no trekking till the caves. There are shops outside and can enjoy Horse riding there. The view of garden from top of the caves is awesome.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Queen Of Satpura hides many marvel, one among them is known as Pandava cave, though it was a Buddhist Temples, man made and also known as Five Rock Cut temple. caves are cut at low hills and a wonderful garden is developed in front of the hills. These are the monuments 6th to 9th AD. Buddhist monks were staying, as these are roughly curved but attractive. ” Read Full Review

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5. Elephanta Caves

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HolidayIQ Reviewer VIRINDER VAID says, “Visit to the World heritage Elephanta caves The Elephanta caves are on an island just 10kms in the sea off Gateway of India, Mumbai. Regular ferry services every half an hour. Return trip costs Rs 120/person.” Read Full Review

6. Nasik

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Temple | Religious | Hill | Pilgrimage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Srijan Vyas adds, “Nasik's hidden gem Pandavleni caves are one of the must see attractions in Nashik. The caves are so beautiful especially during the rains.... A must go on full moon days or poornima as one uncle come here and meditate. He lights up the candles in the cave most probably in cave 15, 16 I don't remember actually. But the picture with candles and Lord Buddha will always remain in your heart. Do go for it.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer kamles patel shares, “Lord Rama and Sita stayed here during Vanvas and the cave was built to hide from Ravan.. The cave has very narrow openings and hence moving around in the cave is tough.. ” Read Full Review

7. Shillong

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Lake | Hill | Nature | Bazaar

HolidayIQ Reviewer Virendra Gupta adds, “Shillong being ‘Scotland of East’ is a beautiful semi-hill station where one can enjoy summers and there are no extreme winters. Rains here and at Cherrapunjee (with all the cascading falls) is a life-time experience. Breathtaking view of Sylhet town of Bangladesh, three rainbows appearing at the same time, at a place called Seven Sisters and cave tourism are the other signature landmarks of Cherrapunjee. ” Read Full Review

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