Kutumsar and Kailash Caves are located in the dense forests of
Kanger Valley National Park
, near Tiratgarh Waterfalls
. Kutumsar (Kotamsar) are pitch-dark underground caves, 35 m below ground level, with stalactites and stalagmites in fantastic formations. About 1370 m long, Kutumsar form the world's second longest natural caves and have five chambers and several blind wells. Forest guards are available here for guidance.
Kailash Gufa (Cave), situated on a small hill, is dark and nearly 100 m long, with a narrow entrance. It was discovered in 1993. The stalactite and stalagmite formations here are a marvelous sight too. At the end of the cave is a stalagmite formation in the shape of a
Shivlinga. The hollow walls of the cave make amazing musical sounds when struck by hand.
Kutumsar Caves and Kailash Gufa are 38 and 40 km respectively from
Jagdalpur, Bastar District. Flashlights are essential during the visit.