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Kotumsar Cave

Manohar Leeladhar
After 30 minutes, we reached the entrance of Kutumsar caves. A guide came along with us. If you love dark alleys, resounding dens, creepy spider webs and some spooky adventures, kutumsar is right up your alley. You enter through a cubbyhole, vertically, with your feet trying to find a foot hold on moist rocks while the guide switches his battery torch on. It takes a while to get used to the darkness but as you do you are likely to be pleasantly surprised by amazing formations inside - one resembling the trunk of an elephant, a stone resembling ganesha, a hemispherical rock worshipped as Lord Shiva. All these rocks are beautiful stalactite and stalagmite rocks. These rocks are closed during rainy season and are open till 4 PM during the rest of the year.
Varun Suchday
Enter Kutumsar Cave to see the only species of Blind Fish in the worldEver considered entering a lost word? A world that even sunlight refuses to enter. Kutumsar Cave is a limestone cave in the Kanger Valley National Park some 35km from Jagdalpur. The cave boasts some awe-inspiring stalagmite and stalactite formations. You can see various formations that look like jhumar, elephant nose, Bhim ki gada etc. The most popular is the shivling, locals make a pilgrimage to worship the shivling.Beyond the rocks and stones, the cave harbours unique living species. It is home to the only blind species in the entirety of the animal kingdom - blind cavefish. These fish don't have eyes and they rely on sound waves bouncing off objects to navigate. Other curious species found within the cave include cave crickets, cave frogs and bats.