Explore Caves Destinations ( 49 )

Khandala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 28°C 22°C 207mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 550 m
Aurangabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 22°C 151mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 20 to 43°C
  • Winter: 10 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 513 m (1683 ft)
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)
Bhubaneswar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 32°C 25°C 325mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 20 - 36°C
  • Winter: 15 - 34°C
  • Rain: May - Nov
  • Altitude: 0m (0 ft)
Lonavala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 30°C 22°C 1733mm
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
Jul Array 30°C 24°C 55mm
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)
Turkey
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 28°C 18°C 28mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun - Oct
  • Summer: 20 to 28°C
  • Winter: 2 to 11°C
  • Rain: Oct - Mar
  • Altitude:
Jammu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 35°C 26°C 156mm
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)
Manali
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 26°C 15°C 218mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Jun
  • Summer: 23 - 36°C
  • Winter: -1 - 18°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1950 m ( 6398 ft )
Visakhapatnam
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 33°C 22°C 164mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 22 - 41°C
  • Winter: 15 - 30°C
  • Rain: May - Nov
  • Altitude: 5m (16 ft)
Pachmarhi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 24°C 331mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 24 to 37°C
  • Winter: 9 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 1100 m
Dehradun
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 23°C 719mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 23 to 41°C
  • Winter: 5 to 23°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 682 m
Ladakh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 25°C 10°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 23 to 41°C
  • Winter: 5 to 23°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 682 m
Hawaii
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 28°C 23°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: 25 to 30°C
  • Winter: 18 to 27°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 4205 m
Kausani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 14°C 11°C 123mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
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Malaysia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 32°C 23°C 127mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 27 to 33°C
  • Winter: 22 to 27°C
  • Rain: Nov-Feb
  • Altitude: 21 m
Ayodhya
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 21°C 17°C 81mm
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)
South Africa
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 18°C 7°C 82mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Dec to March
  • Summer: 25 to 32°C
  • Winter: 8 to 25°C
  • Rain: March to Nov
  • Altitude: 1753 m
Wayanad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 23°C 15°C 583mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun to Oct
  • Altitude: 2100 m
Rajmachi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 28°C 22°C 207mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Gangotri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 24°C 618mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Kovalam
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 30°C 23°C 218mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 34°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 0 m
Italy
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 17°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 14°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 13 m
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
Mahabalipuram
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 36°C 26°C 109mm
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)
Mumbai
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 30°C 25°C 800mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 20 - 42°C
  • Winter: 10 - 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 14 m ( 46 ft )
Kangra
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 26°C 13°C 144mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 733
Corbett National Park
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 14°C 11°C 123mm
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
Jul Array 28°C 22°C 187mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul - Feb
  • Summer: 20 to 42°C
  • Winter: 8 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 560 m (1840 ft)
Ziro
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 22°C 18°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
Somnath
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 27°C 270mm
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
Bahamas
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 24°C 147mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Feb Nov - Dec
  • Summer: 27 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 21°C
  • Rain: Jun - Nov
  • Altitude: 3 m
New Zealand
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 11°C 7°C 140mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to Jun
  • Summer: 14 to 19°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: June
  • Altitude: 13 m
Kasauli
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 33°C 26°C 348mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1927 m
Nashik
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 26°C 736mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: June to Sept
  • Altitude: 560 m
Chikmagalur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 29°C 23°C 1003mm
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
Araku Valley
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 26°C 133mm
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
Vijayawada
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 34°C 26°C 191mm
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
Cherrapunji
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 22°C 18°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 3 to 23°C
  • Rain: Mar to Oct
  • Altitude: 1484m (4869ft)
Saputara
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 28°C 22°C 206mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar - Oct
  • Summer: 23 - 44°C
  • Winter: 10 - 36°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1000 m (3281 ft)
Kudremukh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 29°C 23°C 1003mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar - Oct
  • Summer: 23 - 44°C
  • Winter: 10 - 36°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1000 m (3281 ft)
Dandeli
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 25°C 20°C 207mm
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
Jul Array 35°C 26°C 156mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 22 - 40°C
  • Winter: 10 - 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 472 m ( 1549 ft )
Itanagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 30°C 13°C 510mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Apr
  • Summer: 25 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 21°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 440m (1444 ft)
Alleppey
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 29°C 24°C 516mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 32°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 2695 m
Nainital
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 22°C 18°C 720mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 24°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 2084 m
Panchgani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 29°C 24°C 872mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 24°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 2084 m
USA
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 22°C 95mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Ujjain
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 30°C 23°C 274mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m

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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