There are numerous archaic caves in the undulating landscape and dense forests of Kanger Valley National Park. During the time of the rainy months and some time following that, these caves remain closed. During the time of Bastar Lokotsav, these caves open. Tourists can roam around the caves with the help of a guide. Children aged less than 8 years and people aged more than 60 are advised not to go.
PLACES TO SEE IN ANCIENT CAVES
Kailash Gufa: The Kailash Gufa is an underground cave. It is located at a distance of 40 Kms from Jagdalpur, near to the Tiratgarh waterfalls. One can get mesmerized by the development of stalactites. Stalactites are nothing but pillar made of limestone, which remains in a hanging position from the roof. Proofs can be found that several of the limestone pillars were once worshipped in the form of shivalingams.
Kutumsar Cave, Kanger Valley National Park: The Kutumsar Cave is situated close to the Tiratgarh waterfalls. The distance between this cave and Jagdalpur is 38 Kms. One has to go down for about 40 feet by means of a staircase which is spiral in shape.
Dandak Caves: In a hillock, this cave is located. One has to go up for as many as 500 steps in order to go into the cave. At the location of the entry point, there is a spectacular structure of rock which looks like a carved structure. One can also observe the stalactites inside the cave.