After our mesmerizing trip to Chitrakoot Falls, we headed towards our next destination, which was the Kotumsar caves, Chhattisgarh. It was around 40 kilometres from Jagdalpur and as far as I remember, we didn’t have to cover a lot of distance to reach there from the falls. The cave was around 35 meters below the ground level and approximately 1371 meters long. We knew that it was one of the most reputed caves in the entire country and drew many tourists from all over the world throughout the year. I was really excited when I had learnt all about the history and location of the caves over the internet.
The cave featured stalactites and other formations of the same kind and was dark inside. The structures inside the cave were extremely unique and impressed all of us. The entry to the cave was through narrow stairs, which were extremely tall. The place had some small chambers as well. We could see that all the tourists were not allowed inside. However, all of us were lucky enough to get entry to the cave as we were medically fit. The prohibition was mainly due to the fact that there was a shortage of oxygen in the caves and hence, we could not go beyond a certain point.
The experience in the cave was really adventurous though after some time, I began to get worried and was a bit anxious to get out. I, along with my friends, spent around 20 minutes in the caves and I must say that the feeling was entirely unique. Adventurous people should go and visit the place once in their lifetime. We had a lot of fun while clicking pictures of each other sitting on different rocks that were present nearby. I could see why it has the reputation of being the second longest natural cave. Though each one of us had visited many caves before, we had a completely different experience visiting this. The Kotumsar caves, Chhattisgarh was close to the Chitrakoot falls and served as one of the most famous tourist spots in Chhattisgarh. From there our team planned to move towards the Danteswari temple as it wasn’t far away either.