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Cave Gardens

History

Cave Gardens of Nainital is a group of interconnected rocky caves and hanging gardens that leads the visitor into a mysterious and ancient dream. Featuring six caves and a musical fountain, the Cave Gardens is renowned among tourists of all the ages especially children as they are introduced to an eco-friendly life owing to an admirable approach, which gets children interested in nature and ensures that they enjoy exploring things.

Located in Mallital on the Kaladungi Road, Cave Gardens is a natural park is situated just one kilometre away from the popular Mall Road and has small caves, which are named according to the animal they resemble hence there is a tiger cave, panther cave, bat cave, squirrel cave, ape cave and flying fox cave that one passes through well-lit tunnels. As you progress through these caves, the tunnels narrow down slowly and at some places you actually have to crawl on your fours to enter the caves. Although the entrance of these caves are quite narrow, the interiors surprisingly are huge and with each cave the difficulty level increases thus enhancing the fun and adventure of exploring these caves.

Adding to this adventurous fun is a musical fountain at the site, which puts up a spectacular display of lights, water, and music. The Cave Garden is carved from a series of natural caves formed from the years of seismic activity. After your exploration you can head to the garden set atop the hill where you can enjoy some panoramic views of the plunging gorges and soaring cliffs. So come and explore these caves yourself and be mesmerised by these natural beauties!

Best time to visit

The best times to visit Cave Gardens in Nainital are from March till June and then again in September-October. During these months the weather is pleasant enough to explore the outdoors.

Trivia

Don’t forget to end your evening with an audio-visual treat of the musical fountain – the first of its kind in Uttarakhand that has been inspired by Disneyland in Florida, USA.

Timing

The Cave Garden is open to the public from 9:30 am to 5:30pm throughout the year.


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