Explore Caves Destinations ( 49 )

South Africa
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 27°C 16°C 17mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Dec to March
  • Summer: 25 to 32°C
  • Winter: 8 to 25°C
  • Rain: March to Nov
  • Altitude: 1753 m
New Zealand
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 19°C 14°C 79mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to Jun
  • Summer: 14 to 19°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: June
  • Altitude: 13 m
Panchgani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 19°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to Jun
  • Summer: 14 to 19°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: June
  • Altitude: 13 m
Chikmagalur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 33°C 22°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept to May
  • Summer: 21 to 35°C°C
  • Winter: 14 to 32°C°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1894 m
Malaysia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 23°C 170mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 27 to 33°C
  • Winter: 22 to 27°C
  • Rain: Nov-Feb
  • Altitude: 21 m
Somnath
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 30°C 17°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 27 to 33°C
  • Winter: 22 to 27°C
  • Rain: Nov-Feb
  • Altitude: 21 m
Nashik
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 18°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: June to Sept
  • Altitude: 560 m
Kangra
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 17°C 4°C 33mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 733
Kovalam
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 33°C 23°C 27mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 34°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 0 m
Ziro
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 15°C 9°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: All year
  • Summer: Summer 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: Winter 10 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1700 m
Italy
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 13°C 3°C 76mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 14°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 13 m
Aurangabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 13°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 20 to 43°C
  • Winter: 10 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 513 m (1683 ft)
Manali
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 12°C -1°C 124mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Jun
  • Summer: 23 - 36°C
  • Winter: -1 - 18°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1950 m ( 6398 ft )
Mahabalipuram
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 22°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Mar
  • Summer: Summer 21 to 41°C
  • Winter: Winter 17 to 33°C
  • Rain: Aug to Dec
  • Altitude: 12 m (39 ft)
Ladakh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 1°C -11°C 8mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Mar
  • Summer: Summer 21 to 41°C
  • Winter: Winter 17 to 33°C
  • Rain: Aug to Dec
  • Altitude: 12 m (39 ft)
Ayodhya
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 18°C 7°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Mar
  • Summer: 29 to 47°C
  • Winter: 10 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 93m (305 ft)
Dandeli
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 15°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 22 - 40°C
  • Winter: 10 - 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 472 m ( 1549 ft )
Jalandhar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 22°C 7°C 37mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 22 - 40°C
  • Winter: 10 - 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 472 m ( 1549 ft )
Jammu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 22°C 7°C 27mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Apr
  • Summer: 24 to 39°C
  • Winter: -2 to 20°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 327m (1073 ft)
Cherrapunji
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 17°C 9°C 46mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 3 to 23°C
  • Rain: Mar to Oct
  • Altitude: 1484m (4869ft)
Lonavala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 31°C 12°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 624 m (2047 ft)
Kanyakumari
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 24°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 22 to 35°C
  • Winter: 21 to 34°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 300 m (1000 ft)
Araku Valley
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 29°C 22°C 32mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Feb
  • Summer: 35 to 43°C°C
  • Winter: 15 to 22°C°C
  • Rain: Jun to Oct
  • Altitude: 911 m
Mumbai
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 31°C 18°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 20 - 42°C
  • Winter: 10 - 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 14 m ( 46 ft )
USA
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 8°C -1°C 66mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Bhubaneswar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 19°C 24mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 20 - 36°C
  • Winter: 15 - 34°C
  • Rain: May - Nov
  • Altitude: 0m (0 ft)
Alleppey
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 24°C 24mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 32°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 2695 m
Kudremukh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 33°C 22°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 32°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 2695 m
Rajmachi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 12°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Kasauli
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1927 m
Bahamas
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 25°C 18°C 38mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Feb Nov - Dec
  • Summer: 27 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 21°C
  • Rain: Jun - Nov
  • Altitude: 3 m
Itanagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 11°C 4°C 54mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Apr
  • Summer: 25 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 21°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 440m (1444 ft)
Pachmarhi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 28°C 13°C 11mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 24 to 37°C
  • Winter: 9 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 1100 m
Gangotri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 23°C 9°C 56mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Philippines
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 35°C
  • Winter: 19 to 23°C
  • Rain: April to June
  • Altitude: 13 m
Nainital
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 13°C -2°C 80mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 24°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 2084 m
Kausani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 10°C 6°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Visakhapatnam
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 30°C 15°C 17mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 22 - 41°C
  • Winter: 15 - 30°C
  • Rain: May - Nov
  • Altitude: 5m (16 ft)
Dehradun
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 22°C 8°C 48mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 23 to 41°C
  • Winter: 5 to 23°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 682 m
Khandala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 12°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 550 m
Saputara
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 31°C 12°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar - Oct
  • Summer: 23 - 44°C
  • Winter: 10 - 36°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1000 m (3281 ft)
Wayanad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 21°C 14°C 29mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun to Oct
  • Altitude: 2100 m
Hawaii
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 24°C 19°C 66mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: 25 to 30°C
  • Winter: 18 to 27°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 4205 m
Turkey
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 9°C 2°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun - Oct
  • Summer: 20 to 28°C
  • Winter: 2 to 11°C
  • Rain: Oct - Mar
  • Altitude:
Corbett National Park
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 10°C 6°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov to Jun
  • Summer: 16 to 40°C
  • Winter: 5 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1210 m
Ujjain
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 30°C 12°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov to Jun
  • Summer: 16 to 40°C
  • Winter: 5 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1210 m
Vijayawada
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 31°C 21°C 13mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov to Jun
  • Summer: 16 to 40°C
  • Winter: 5 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1210 m
Pune
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 33°C 13°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul - Feb
  • Summer: 20 to 42°C
  • Winter: 8 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 560 m (1840 ft)

Caves - Things to do

All of us remember studying about Stalagmites and Stalactites in our school days. But I wonder how many of us have had the good fortune to visit some of these natural or manmade caves in our country.

 

Caves have always been an object of interest to mankind. Most caves have archaeological significance. As per wiki a cave often is a natural underground space which is large enough for a human to enter. Some caves are natural caves formed by the forces of nature and they often extend deep underground.

 

A combination of chemical, physical forces and geological earth movements help in the formation of caves. Most caves formed are limestone caves which are formed after years of erosion and dissolution.

 

India is one of the few countries around the world which has a rich heritage of caves. We will list below some of the top tourist locales for caves in India:

 

Ajanta & Ellora Caves: Ajanta and Ellora Caves are some of the most popular destinations on the itinerary of any tourist. These caves carved out of rocks on the hillside are about 30 kms from Aurangabad. There are a total of 34 caves at Ellora  dating from between the 6th and 11th centuries AD, and 29 caves at Ajanta dating back to between the 2nd century BC and 6th century AD. The caves at Ajanta are all Buddhist, while the caves at Ellora are a mixture of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain. These caves are a fine example of religious harmony which was practiced by people in those centuries. Ajanta caves are famous for the paintings on the walls of these magnificent caves.

 

Elephanta Island Caves: These are ancient caves which are situated on the Elephanta Island. This island is an hour long ferry ride from the Gateway of India at Mumbai. In 1987 this has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The island itself is a picturesque island with rich flora and fauna. One of the main attractions of the Elephanta caves is the giant Mahesamurti which is the statue of Lord Shiva.

 

Badami: Badami which is located in the Bhagalkot district of Karnataka was the capital of the Chalukyan kingdom of the Gupta dynasty. The famous Badami caves are a set of four temples which are carved of soft limestone. Of these 4 temples are dedicated to Hindu gods and the fourth is a Hindu god.

 

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves: These caves are present in Orissa. Odisha is one of the few states in India with a rich heritage of temples, caves and other architectural places of interest. Many of these caves are very ornately carved out of hard rock of the nearby hills. Most of these caves were dwelling places or cells of Jain monks. Famous amongst these caves are the Tiger Cave (with an entrance carved like a tiger's mouth) and the large and revealing Queen's Palace Cave (with remains of Jain symbols and battle scenes). Khandagiri is across the road and also has a couple of caves popular amongst being the Ananta Gumpha or Snake Cave.

 

Lonavala Caves: Close to the financial hub of India is a small hillstation called Lonavla which is equally well known for some of it’s caves like the Karla , Bedsa & Bhaja caves.

 

Some of the other states of the country which is popular for its caves are Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya and Madhya Pradesh.

 

A visit to most of these caves is needed as this is a good stress buster to most of us in this fast paced life. These caves and a little knowledge about the history of these places will help us to relax in their serenity!

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