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Guna Caves

Situated at an altitude of 2,200 metres, the Guna Caves are a thing of mystery and wonder that attracts travellers in hordes. Known earlier as 'Devil’s Kitchen', the place got its name 'Guna' after the 1992 Tamil blockbuster movie “Guna'' was shot here.

Located on the Moir Point road, the caves are situated 10 kilometres from Kodaikanal. You reach the caves after a walk through pine forests. Whilst you may not be able to enter them for safety reasons, you can always view the caves from a safe distance. The caves rest in an area covered with Shola trees and grass. The gnarled, matted and twisted sets of roots of these trees are spread across the area, and evoke a sense of enigma in travellers. They also make up for a good backdrop to capture pictures.

History has it that an American Mr B. S. Ward discovered the place in 1821. According to Hindu mythology, the Pandavas stayed in the caves and cooked their meals. The caves however shot to fame after the movie “Guna” was shot here. The hit song ‘Kanmani anbodu kadhalan’ in the movie was shot in the cave and ever since, the place has been celebrated by movie lovers.

You can always take a look at the deep narrow caves which are now barricaded and grilled with iron bars. If it is a little bit of mystery and history you are looking for, then Guna caves is the ideal place to plan a picnic.

 

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