Shiva Cave, Gokarna

#4 of 10 in Nature in Dakshina Kannada District
Tucked away on a hillside, Shiva Cave is an ancient sacred site called "gogarbha" or "cow's womb" by the local people. Offering views of the surrounding area and the neighboring beach, the small cave remains a home to a population of small bats. Bring a flashlight if you want to explore the cave. Inside you will find a place for meditation with a lingam behind a blue wooden door and under a natural skylight. A visit to Shiva Cave represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gokarna tour builder to plot your vacation.
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  • At the end sits a priest living in the woods. Could talk to him in English for longer. He sits in front of a Shiva figure.
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  • It is absolute worth seeing it! Please show respect, it is a temple. And keep the place clean. Be aware of the bats.  more »
  • This place is not so famous among the tourists but in my opinion you can visit this place it’s quite scary inside after u see thousands of bats over your head while entering the cave and inside the cave as well. To visit this place just follow the google maps and on reaching nearby to this place you won’t be able to see the path just cross the fence near the road and start climbing upside u will find a flag at top and that’s the point where u can find the opening of the cave. It’s small cave and I like the rock and grass texture outside the cave, good for photography shoots.
  • It's freaking experience. Once u get iMS de the cave you feel like what the hell I'm this earth. This place is still mystery to us, caves insides caves. To explore new adventure ring necessary tools to go in deep. Caution: cave is completely filled with small size bats army.
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