Robber’s Cave, Dehradun

Robber’s Cave is a river cave formation situated very close to Dehradun city in Uttaranchal state of India.

Robber's CaveRobber’s Cave, Dehradun.

Robber’s Cave or “Gachchu Pani” as it is called locally, is a 600 meter long cave with the highest fall having a height of 10 meters. The cave is a natural cave formed on an extremely narrow gorge in a limestone area. The stream waters in Robber’s Cave goes underground for a few meters before re-appearing again.

Robber’s Cave is a calm and beautiful tourist place, little away from the city’s hustle and bustle and is a weekend getaway place for Dehradun residents.

How do I go to Robber’s Cave in Dehradun?

Robber’s Cave, Dehradun is at around 8 kilo meters distance from Dehradun city and is easily accessible by road. You can go by bus up-to Anarwala, from where you need to trek a distance of around one kilo meter.

Dehradun is well connected to all parts of the country. Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Robber’s Cave. The nearest railway station to the cave is at Dehradun.

Hogenakkal Falls

Hogenakkal Falls is a beautiful fall on the river Kaveri in Dharmapuri district of Tamilnadu state, India.

Hogenakkal Falls.

Hogenakkal Falls means “smocking rocks” and the name is derived from two Kannada words; hoge (meaning fog) and kai (meaning rock). When the fall waters falls on the rock, it look like smoke.

Boating in coracles (kind of primitive bowl-shaped boat) made of Bamboo, is the main tourist attraction at Hogenakkal Falls (or Hogenakal Falls). These boats can normally carry 8 passengers at one time. (Coracles are used mainly in U.K., Ireland and some of the Asian countries.)

Areas surrounding the Hogenakkal Falls are known for some of the oldest Carbonate rocks in South Asia.

How do I go to Hogenakkal Falls in Tamilnadu?

The nearest town to Hogenakkal falls is Dharmapuri Town.

The nearest railway station to Hogenakkal Falls is “Salem Junction”, at around 50 kilo meters distance.

Some of the nearest major international airports are at Bangalore (in Karnataka state), Chennai (in Tamilnadu state) and Cochin (in Kerala state). Chennai airport is at around 330 kilo meters and Bangalooru (Bangalore) airport is at around 150 kilo meters distance from Hogenakkal Falls. Cochin airport is at a distance of around 367 kilo meters from the Hogenakal Falls.

Which is the ideal time to visit Hogenakkal Falls?

The ideal time to visit Hogenakkal Falls is after the onset of Monsoon rains. i.e. from June till November or December.

Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple

Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is situated at Srisailam, in Andhra Pradesh state, India.

Mallikarjuna Swamy TempleMallikarjuna Swamy Temple.

When Lord Shiva and Parvati decided to find brides for their sons, their sons Ganesha and Kartikeya had an argument as to who is to get married first. Lord Shiva ordered that the one who goes round the world in Pradakshinam could get married first. It is Lord Ganesha who was successful in this test by going around his parents 7 times. (Going in pradakshinam round one’s parents is considered as going once round the world). Lord Karthikeya went around the world and it took longer time. Lord Kartikeya, on completion of his Pradakshinam was enraged and went away to stay alone on Mount Kravunja in the name of Kumarabrahmachari. On seeing his father Lord Shiva, coming over to pacify him, Kartikeya tried to move to another place; but Devas requested him to stay nearby. Shrishailam is the place where Lord Siva and Parvati stayed when they visited Kartikeya. It is believed that Lord Siva visits Lord Kartikeya on Amavasya day and Goddess Parvati visits her son Kartikeya on Poornima day.

“Mahashivratri” is the main festival of the Mallikarjuna Swamy temple, Srisailam. There is a huge idol of Nadikeshwara in the center of the Mandapam in this temple.

How do I go to Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple?

Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is at a distance of around 150 kilo meters from Hyderabad city, Chennai and Bangalore alias Bangalooru are at a distance of 360 and 370 kilo meters distance respectively from Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple at Srisailam.

Murudeshwar Temple

Murudeshwar Temple is situated at Murudeshwar town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state in India on the Arabian sea coast. Murudeshwar Temple has the World’s Tallest Statue of Lord Shiva.

Murudeshwar TempleMurudeshwar Temple

Murudeshwar Temple is situated on top of the “Kanduka Hill”, surrounded by Arabian sea on three sides. 20-storied, 249 feet, ‘Raja Gopuram’ of the temple, built in 2008 is one of the main attractions in the temple. You can go by lift to top of the Gopuram, which is the tallest Raja Gopuram (temple tower) in the world. The sight of the magnificent 123 feet tall Shiva idol, from the top of this Raja Gopuram is a magnificent sight, which you will never forget in your lifetime. There are many other smaller statues of other gods around the main Shiva statue.

You may check the official temple site for getting full information on the history of Murudeshwar Temple..

how do I go to Murudeshwar Temple, where the World’s Second Tallest Statue of Lord Shiva is situated?

Murdeshwar railway station with station code “MRDW” on the Konkan railway line is the nearest railway station to the Murudeshwar temple, at a distance of around 2 kilo meters.

Mangalore city is at around 157 kilo meters from Murudeshwar Temple, when you are travelling by NH17. Bangaloru (Previously this city was called Bangalore) is at around 480 kilo meters from Murudeshwar Temple. Mysore is at around 450 kilo meters from Murudeshwar Temple.

Chelvara Falls

Chelvara Falls is a beautiful waterfall near to Cheyyandane in Karnataka state, India.

This photo of Chelavara Falls is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

Chelvara Falls looks as if water is gushing from the beautiful coffee plantations on the mountains. ‘Chomakund’, a beautiful green hill near Madikeri at a distance of around 2 kilo meters from the fall, is the ideal place to watch the fall. On the other side of the fall, you can see the Arabian sea from this hill.

Due to its looks, the falls is also called as “Embepare falls” (meaning tortoise rock) by locals.

There is a bridge near the fall where you can stand and view the falls or take snaps of the falls.

Ho do I go to Chelvara Falls?

Chelvara Falls is at a distance of 16 kilo meters from Virajpet near Coorg hill station. Kodagu alias Coorg is at a distance of 38 kilo meters from the beautiful Chelvara Falls.

The nearest airport is at Mysore which is at around 126 kilo meters distance from the falls. Mangalore airport is at 178 kilo meters distance from the Chelvara Falls. Cannanore in Kerala state is at around 52 kilo meters distance from Cheyyandane.

Which is the Ideal time to visit Chelvara Falls?

June to December or January are the ideal months to visit Chelvara Falls, after the onset of Monsoon rains.