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Shiva Cave, Gokarna

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Tucked away on a hillside, Shiva Cave is an ancient sacred site called "gogarbha" or "cow's womb" by the local people. Offering views of the surrounding area and the neighboring beach, the small cave remains a home to a population of small bats. Bring a flashlight if you want to explore the cave. Inside you will find a place for meditation with a lingam behind a blue wooden door and under a natural skylight. A visit to Shiva Cave represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gokarna tour builder to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a small cave temple situated near the Kudle beach. You have to walk down the cave to reach the shrine and the temple is inside the cave. Be careful if bats. It’s a space which is not going to....  more
    This is a small cave temple situated near the Kudle beach. You have to walk down the cave to reach the shrine and the temple is inside the cave. Be careful if bats. It’s a space which is not going to....  more »
  • Happened to see a small board stuck on the trunk of a tree stating 'Shiva Cave' right opposite the place where we stayed for a day (Kudle Beach View Resort)... once I got into the jungle, I realized.....  more
    Happened to see a small board stuck on the trunk of a tree stating 'Shiva Cave' right opposite the place where we stayed for a day (Kudle Beach View Resort)... once I got into the jungle, I realized.....  more »
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  • Very peaceful and lovely place to meditate & it's near to kudle beach. Need a walk few minutes to reach here. Need a torch light to enter inside & there's Shiva temple inside cave. I took help from local auto guy to reach it.
  • Google maps tell you exactly the same location but just 10-20 meters up-down. There is an arrow board that tells you the cave is 50metres away from here. This cave is very small & there is a Shivling inside the premises & very dark. It's recommended to go in a day time & before 5 pm else, at night you won't be able to find this place & obviously due to darkness inside you won't be able to see where & how to enter inside the cave. You will find frogs & snakes inside so keep checking your steps. Remove your shoes before entering the caves. & Kudle beach is very near to this place. So, you can explore both the place together.

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