History’s Hideouts

History’s Hideouts

Caves can be dark, mysterious, even frightening. But surely, as windows to bygone eras, they are also thrilling. History meets myth and legend in these natural passages. To step into these amazing caves is to step back in time and rediscover India. Several writers and photographers take us on a tour in this article from India Perspectives, leading us from Maharashtra - HERITAGE IN ROCKS to Meghalaya - CAVERS’ PARADISE, Karnataka - JEWEL OF THE HILLS, Tamil Nadu - SILENT, YET ELOQUENT, Madhya Pradesh - A STONE AGE CANVAS, Odisha - FROM THE CITY OF JOY, and culminating in Andhra Pradesh - SPIRITUAL SOJOURN. The southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has an interesting case when it comes to caves. A few of its caverns are as long as those found in Meghalaya, a few as ancient as those in Madhya Pradesh, and a few as scenic as those in Karnataka. A marvelous tour! Read more »

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