Guna Caves Kodaikanal: Manjummel Boys Encounter Devils Kitchen

Guna Caves Kodaikanal: Manjummel Boys Encounter Devils Kitchen

Guna Caves Kodaikanal: Manjummel Boys Encounter Devils Kitchen

Guna Caves Kodaikanal: Manjummel Boys Encounter Devils Kitchen: OK friends, today we will talk about Guna Caves, currently a movie related to Guna Caves has been released on the Disneyplus Hotstar app and its name is Manjummel Boys. After all, what is the story of Guna Caves, and where are these Guna Caves situated, let us know in this article.

The popular Guna Caves of Kodaikanal were originally known as “The Devil’s Kitchen”. This cave is famous for its unique rock formations, and natural beauty. Here tourists can explore the interesting formations of the cave and enjoy the lush greenery of the surroundings. Guna caves provide a fascinating experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers visiting Kodaikanal. Well, tourists can go to Guna Caves, but entrance is prohibited.

History Of Guna Caves

Guna Caves Kodaikanal: Manjummel Boys Encounter Devils Kitchen

Friends, how many of you know that Guna Caves are related to the ancient epic of India? Yes, this story is basically associated with ‘Mahabharata‘. It is known that in Mahabharata, Pandavas were exiled for 12 years and Anonymity(Agyatvaash) for 1 year, Agyatvaash means the condition of being anonymous. According to the local people there, at the time of this, the Pandavas came here and they stayed in this cave.

It is said that this place was named Kitchen because Pandavas used to cook and eat food here. But the origin of the word ‘Devil‘ is shrouded in mystery, some local legends say that due to the screams of the large number of bats living there, it was called Devil’s Kitchen but no one knew the reality.

One of the reasons why the British named it Devil’s Kitchen is that Kodaikanal cave has 3 pillar rocks, Two pillar rocks can be seen from the outside; the third is the inside side. If someone gets trapped inside this cave, it is absolutely impossible to get out of it, that is why the Britishers named it “The Devil Kitchen”. From the British period till today, this cave has many mysterious stories.

Who Discovered Guna Cave?

Do you know where the story of Guna Cave begins? History tells us that a British Officer whose name was B.S. Ward discovered this place in 1821. 205 years ago B.S. Ward had gone to Kodaikanal to survey the hills, he recorded in his research that at that time 200 families were living on the Kodaikanal hills. An old Tamil film “Guna” was shot in this cave after which these caves became famous. The hit song ‘Kanmani Anbodu Kadhalan‘ from the film was shot in this Cave.

Devil’s Kitchen i.e. Guna cave is also said to be so scary or dangerous because there are such trees and plants in the mountain and jungle that our intelligence seems to be exhausted just by looking at it. It sounds a bit strange but it is true. This happens with everyone,  Another specialty of this forest is that at some places you cannot touch the soil below because the leaves of the trees fall on the soil and cover the ground to such an extent that when you walk, it will seem as if you are walking on the leaves and not on the ground. 

Why is restricted and not allowed to enter Guna Cave? 

Guna Caves Kodaikanal: Manjummel Boys Encounter Devils Kitchen

Actually, there are many small Pits in the Guna Cave, and no one knows how many feet deep they are, some people believe that they are more than 1000 meters deep. What if someone fell into this pit he could not come out. Many people believe that there is no light. Many people have gone missing. Whose body has not been found yet, that is why the government has imposed this restriction. Kodaikanal is a place full of adventure, despite so many facilities and modernity, we are not able to go to Guna Caves.

Only One person came out alive from the pit, to know who he is, a movie was released recently on Disney + Hotstar whose name is Manjummel Boys, don’t forget to watch it. Let us give you a little spoiler.
This story is about some friends who decide to visit Kodaikanal during Onam vacation and one of them named Subhash visits the same Guna cave in Kodaikanal. he falls into a deep pit. And this is the story of the Manjummel boys, how they came back alive from the pit. By the way, this movie is proving to be a big hit at the box office, so you must also watch it.

How to reach Guna Cave

If you are also planning to visit caves through Kodaikanal then the nearest railway station to you by train is Kodai Road, which is located at a distance of about 80 – 90 km from the hill station. Once you reach Kodai Road, You can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Kodaikanal. It will take 2-3 hours to reach Kodaikanal.

  • The Distance From Dindigul Is Approx. 105Km Via NH183 and Laws Ghat Rd
  • The Distance From Madurai Is Approx. 126Km Via Laws Ghat Rd
  • Google Map: Guna Cave

Nearby Place to Visit

  1. Kodaikanal Lake: It is a lake surrounded by lush greenery and hills. You can enjoy boating, cycling, or horse riding here.
  2. Coaker’s Walk: This is a kilometer-long paved walking path that offers spectacular views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
  3. Pine Forest: It is a dense forest of tall Pine trees which provides a cool and refreshing environment. It is a popular place for picnics and nature walks.
  4. Silent Valley Viewpoint: This is a popular viewpoint that is a great place to attract tourists due to the picturesque beauty of Silent Valley and Vaigai Dam.
  5. Bryant Park: It is a botanical garden that has a variety of plants, flowers, and trees. It is also famous for the annual horticultural show held in May.

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