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Devil's Kitchen

History

The Devil's Kitchen is a very interesting and at the same time ‘dangerous’ place of attraction in the town of Kodaikanal. Plenty of tourists come to this place all year round and it is a must visit spot for adventure buffs. Devil’s Kitchen is a deep hidden narrow valley that looks like small dark trenches but are deceptively deep, so be on your guard or have a local person to guide you through your steps!

The Devil's Kitchen is positioned between the Green Valley View and three naturally arranged gigantic rocks called Pillar Rocks. These are unusual rock formations resulting from erosion of soil from cliffs. There are deep dark chambers between the rocks which are inhabited by bats; which is assumed to derive the name Devil’s Kitchen. Some wild animals and several bird species can also be spotted here. It is believed that the Pandavas had stayed at this place for a while. Devil’s Kitchen is a good place to click pictures but due to the deep fall and the risk involved, many tourists hesitate to visit the place.

The Devil’s Kitchen is popularly known as Guna Caves after a Tamil movie ‘Guna’ was shot here. Due to some unfortunate happenings that took place here, the Devil’s Kitchen is highly protected now, and visitors can see sections of the cave structure from a distance.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Devil’s Kitchen and Kodaikanal is from April – June and then August – September. This is when the weather is at its best, unlike the months from October to March which are wet and cold.

Trivia

According to the Hindu mythology, Devil's Kitchen got its name so because the Pandavas used this place to cook their food during their stay here.

Timing

The Devil’s Kitchen is open to all from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.


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