Bastar is a mysterious land with dense forests, sarpin valleys and rivers. Kanger Valley National Park has three exceptional caves, the Kailash cave is the oldest cave in this area. The cave was discovered on March 22, 1993. In the underground caves of Bastar, the Kailash Cave has the earliest limestone formations which are very attractive. The known length of this cave is 1000 feet with a depth of 120 feet. Due to breathtaking limestone structures, it forms a shapes like Shivlinga. Stalacates and stalagmites within the cave give it a replica of Kailash. These dripstone structures are also worshiped by locals.
Kutumbasar and Dandak Caves are other attractions of Kanger Valley National Park. Guide, torch is available for tourists. During the monsoon, the Kailash cave is closed and every year from 16 October to 15 June it is reopened. Now, Gypsy Safari is also available for tourists to explore the beauty of other places.
How to Reach:
Bastar has its own Airport which is operated by State Government under UDAN Scheme . At present the AIRODISHA has operating flights from Jagdalpur to Raipur and Jagdalpur to Vishakapatnam. The nearest airport accessible is in Raipur, approximately 300 km away from Bastar. Many Airplane operators operate regular flights from here connecting it to all the major cities. Prepaid taxis are easily available from the Raipur Airport to Jagdalpur.
Jagdalpur a district headquarter of Bastar district is well connected to the Vishakapatnam and Raipur by railways. Jagdalpur railway station is operated by East Coast Railway. This Railway line is the primary source of iron ore transport from NMDC bacheli to Vishapakatnam. At present Vishakapatnam -Kirandul Passenger (58501), Durg -Jagdalpur Express (18211), Hawrah-Koraput Express (18005), Hirakhand Express (18448) and Vishakapatnam-Jagdalpur(Night Express) are operational from Jagdalpur.
Regular bus services, whether express or sleeper based, ply to and fro the city of Jagdalpur (Bastar). They operate on a daily basis, through a well-connected network of national highways such as NH 30 . The other state bus transporters also operates such as TSRTC (Jagdalpur-Hyderabad), APRTC(Jagdalpur -Vishakapatnam,Vijayawada,Rajmundry),OSRTC etc. Form jagdalpur to Kailash Cave one can hire a TAXI or by own vehicle ,he/she may visits the place