Unfortunately, I couldn't get a lot of high quality images on my phone due to dim, irregular lighting inside the caves, but I hope you can make out the interesting features, the stalactites and the stalagmites which these caves are well known for. We spent about an hour here, climbing the numerous stairs, right into what seemed to be the centre of the earth. You could also hire a guide, if you wish to learn more about the geological formations inside the caves. There happens to be a shivling at the top, where a priest would bless you. But, a word of caution, water drips in from the many crevices and nooks inside the caves, so be careful while moving around. Carrying a torch/ phone with torch is a good idea. And beware of the many bats that sometimes fly too low for good!
The river Gosthani flows directly through the valley visible once you climb atop the stairs, outside the cave. Tribal stalls offer hand made jewellery, cooked bamboo chicken ( a typical specialty), rice, spices and coffee to take back home from the valley.
The journey back home by cab took about 3 hours, at the end of which I could only look back and sigh with happiness! The Ananthagiris were off my bucket list!!! :)