01 Kavala Caves
Dandeli, in Karnataka stand testimony to the idiosyncrasies of nature and belong to the exotic type of destinations. One must visit during one's lifetime. Situated 25 kms from the base camp at Dandeli, Kavala Caves are limestone caves that came about due to a volcanic activity dating back to ages. These caves are very tiny in dimension and an interesting way to enter them, after climbing down 375 steps one reaches the Cave entrance, and then has to crawl 40 ft deep through winding and have a lot of stalagmite formations. There is a particular huge stalagmite, which is revered by the local people as a Shivling. A temple stands in front of the caves. The naturally formed Shivalinga is a miracle of nature and should not be missed.