Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave

Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave, located in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, is a fascinating and ancient cave system that is known for its religious significance and natural beauty. In this blog, we will take you on a journey to explore the mystical Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave.

Getting There

Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave is located about 91 kilometers away from the town of Pithoragarh and can be easily reached by road. The nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport, which is about 210 kilometers away from the cave. The nearest railway station is in Kathgodam, which is well-connected to all major cities in India.

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Sculptures inside Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave
Sculptures inside Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave

The Journey

The journey to Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave is as enchanting as the cave itself. As you make your way through the winding roads, you will be greeted by stunning views of the hills and the lush greenery around. The journey is dotted with small villages and temples that add to the charm of the place.

The Attraction

It is an ancient cave system that is known for its religious significance and natural beauty. The cave system is believed to be over 5000 years old and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The cave system is made up of multiple chambers and is home to a variety of stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over thousands of years. The cave system is also home to several underground streams and waterfalls, which add to the mystique of the place.

Another attraction is the natural rock formations that are found here. These rock formations are believed to have been formed due to the natural erosion of the limestone rocks over thousands of years.


Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave offers a variety of activities for visitors. You can take a guided tour of the cave system, and explore its various chambers and natural wonders. The cave system is also a popular spot for meditation and yoga, and you can spend a peaceful and serene day here in the lap of nature.

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Patal Bhuvneshvar. Shiva Linga
Patal Bhuvneshvar. Shiva Linga

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit  Cave is between April and June, and from September to November, when the weather is pleasant, and the natural beauty of the place is at its peak. The cave system can be visited throughout the year, except during the monsoon season when the cave system is prone to flooding.


It is a fascinating and ancient cave system that is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Uttarakhand. The cave system is steeped in spirituality and surrounded by natural beauty, making it a perfect destination for those seeking a peaceful and serene experience. So, pack your bags and head out to Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave for an unforgettable experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.


Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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