Bastar and the Kanger National Park house numerous waterfalls, caves and valleys. The beauty of the nature just doesn’t end with a single picture clicked. Once we start exploring the places, lot can be discovered and viewed over the period of time. Many such caves are found within the premise which gives an awesome view and inner peace. One such cave that is largely visited by the tourists and the locals is called as Aranyak cave.
The Aranyak cave is situated near the village called as Matherkanta in Mangalgiri Hills located in the district of Bastar. The hill is very beautifully decorated with greenery and lush around. The Mangalgiri Hills is located approx 50kms from Jagdalpur. The cave is a pure discovery by the people around. The cave is huge enough with a length of 179 feet. The cave is accidently discovered by some tourists in the year 1996 passing through the dense forest.
The discovery of the cave is very fascinating. But its location is very far away from the hustle. Due to its distance, the cave is very abandoned and peaceful. The Aranyak cave is not located within the Kanger National Park and hence draws very little attention when compared to the amount that it should have being an untouched cave. The size of the cave is huge with many compartments within. The cave is also a tourist destination but has a lot of peace due to very little people visiting it. The cave has amazing stalagmite and stalactite formation around the walls, thus providing a very beautiful experience.
The cave is so huge that its stalagmite and stalactite formation is considered to be one of the largest amongst all the caves located in Bastar near Jagdalpur. The cave is also considered one of the largest ones amongst the other caves nearby. With a peaceful and calm serenity, the Aranyak cave is one of the best that a visitor can view.
When in Chhattisgarh visiting the caves should be on your bucket list. Aranyak cave would never disappoint you even if it is visited less. However, the cave is bliss to watch. The rainy seasons are definitely not advised for a visit; however, the summers and the winters are best. Not very far away from the Jagdalpur city, the Aranyak cave should be a must visit when in Chhattisgarh to observe the peace within that is not found in any other cave nearby.