Ugrana caves…

Nature always surprised me with a bundle of knowledge, excitement and bliss. Ugrana caves are situated near Karinjeswara temple located near Bantwal, Mangalore. ( I have already did a blog post on Karinjeswara a month ago – “way full of surprises” <- you can read how to reach there and more about the location here).

Ugrana caves were also part of my plan during my last tour. Unfortunately adverse weather conditions forced me to postpone it to another day. Thankfully my wait was not too long. Day before when my friends asked me to plan a short getaway nearby Mangalore, there was no second thought. So finally yesterday morning we were on the way to this amazing destination hidden under the deep forests of Kodiyal hills.

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The way to the caves was quite easy with proper steps to climb. After climbing around 100 steps we reached the cave, which is totally inside the forest. The cave was comparatively a small one (around 2 meter) where you have to crawl and there is no light inside. Outside the cave we saw a demolished wall which might have been constructed to make a cover for those who might have stayed inside the cave. I searched for the history in google, unfortunately couldn’t find any. The temple Karinjeswara near this cave has a history connecting all 4 yugas  ( Satya/Krita , Thretha, Dwapara and Kali ). So we can assume that even this cave is part of these historical stories.For your information, a yuga is considered as an era in epics of Hinduism.

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Ugrana cave entrance

More than the cave, the huge rocks and forests fascinated us more. We walked around exploring the place and found a small way through the rocks which led us to a breathtaking forest area surrounded by tall trees, huge rocks and creepers.

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It was difficult to climb these rocks and find the way out. Our excitement to see what is there ahead of this passage kept us going. the nature didn’t disappoint us. a spectacular view of a dense forest was awaiting us.

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We walked further ahead through the forest, capturing images and admiring the beauty and wondering about those people who would have occupied this area years before..

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Just like you, even I was wondering whether anyone lived in this area before. I got the answer for that question there itself. We found carved stones in different shapes, but couldn’t interpret and guess what it might have been used for. If you have any idea what this might be, do share your views with me in the comments column. I am really excited to know.

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Though the magnetic charm of the place was holding us there, we were running out of time as already evening sun rays started kissing the forest and the place was getting dark. After making the promise that we will come back soon to explore more we said good bye to Ugrana caves…

6 thoughts on “Ugrana caves…

  1. nidhishree's blogs September 16, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    I just love the places which are unmatchable in greenry and nature..which are not mentioned in the tourist places at the top of the list yet are magical and unforgettable for those who visit..
    This place seems to be like the place of my imagination and fantasy..
    Thanks for sharing the post and pictures..they are truly awesome ❤😀

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    • Megha September 16, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      When I planned the trip even I didn’t expect this place to be this amazing. Its totally a place any nature lover will love to spend their time at. Thank you for checking out😊

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  2. Shibin Dinesh September 17, 2017 / 7:07 am

    Beautiful place! The carved stone looks like a ancient “washing machine” for me 😛

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    • Megha September 17, 2017 / 7:41 am

      Ha ha .. yea may be.. when u said that even I feel the same.. I was wondering whether its an old grinder🤔

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  3. mukhamani September 21, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    This place reminded me of Kallu Ganapati temple near Kundapur. Than you for sharing 🙂

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    • Megha September 21, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      Never got a chance to visit the temple. Will surely plan soon. Thank you 😊

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