Guna Cave, Kodaikanal

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Trek through a dense forest to reach Guna Cave, one of the area's most mysterious locations, made popular by the Tamil movie "Guna." Although you cannot enter the cave itself, you can hike around its misty and rugged landscape covered in an entanglement of roots, with monkeys frolicking in the trees. Top off your visit with a trek to a hilltop with a view, from which you can observe a lush valley surrounded by vast rolling mountains. Make Guna Cave a centerpiece of your Kodaikanal vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kodaikanal vacation planner.
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  • July 31, 2017
    Guna Caves is 7 km from the Kodaikanal bus stand and an 8 to 10 minute drive.Entry into the deeper ravines of the cave is restricted and cordoned off due to mysterious rumoured disappearances of inqui...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    Though tour operators include this site in their must watch list u can avoid this nd add some other place as there is practically nothing to c  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    Good for young and energetic people. A bit of climbing with no support at all and if it had been raining then it really gets slippery. But, view is beautiful.  more »
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  • July 16, 2017
    The actual cave is closed off to the general public. You will get to see a few areas which will jog your memory of the movie Guna. I visited today after close to 20 years & the place has changed drastically. It was a hole in the wall kind of place which has been commercialized ( acceptable). Enough parking for an army of visitors (on weekends, the parking stretches for a few hundred meters). There is a steep & long climb just to reach the cave levels. Please do not attempt this with unnecessary baggage or babies. No high heels(sorry ladies) or loafers(sorry guys). The final approach to the view points is after climbing over iron bars & sharp cut stones.There are paid restrooms available for both sexes. Entry fees is Rupees 10 per adult & Rupees 5 per kid above the age of 5.The lookout tower is a great addition, but do not count on spending more than 2 minutes on it. If your looking for the perfect selfie or group picture, be prepared to ask tourists to move out of the way. The best time to visit is before 9AM( you have plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings).
  • June 4, 2017
    Awesome place.....the area is much more interesting due to presence of cobwebs like roots of trees which nearby surround the area. I liked this place for its position and the thrilling surrounding. The Watchtower is nicely located...mist is also a factor here..otherwise picturesque views are available....
  • July 2, 2017
    Good 10min scienic walk takes you to a wooded place.. The place is a bit of letdown.. There is a bit of nostalgia if you have seen Guna movie.. The view point is average.. You get to see the caves only from the top.. Overall the walk to the destination is much better than the destination
  • July 13, 2017
    First off, the access to caves is CLOSED. Having that cleared, you can have a top-view of the caves and if you're memory serves well, you can relate certain spots with the movie, Guna (hence, the name). What's more interesting is the mesh like roots exposed by the view point which serves as a good spot to take group photographs.
  • July 3, 2017
    Nice tourist spot.. even the cave was awesome. But closed permanently now due to safety issues. A must visit place

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