From ancient times, caves have been a centre of attraction for mankind. Compared to the longest underground cave of the world ‘Karlswar cave’, ‘Kotamsar cave’ excavated in Bastar is the biggest in India and the seventh biggest cave in the world.
Situated in Kanger Valley, 3 kms away from Kotamsar village, Kotamsar caves are in a deep forest area. Renowned geologist Professor Shankar Tiwari, in 1958, excavated Kotamsar cave. The Forest Department, especially Kanger Valley National Park, is developing this cave according to the tourism scenario. Staircases are available upto three levels, as a result now entrance is more accessible. Today, Kotamsar Caves are the first choice of any tourist visiting Bastar.
From Block Headquarters Jagdalpur towards Konta Highway, on Kanger Valley after 29 kms, leftwards, a road constructed by Forest Department leads to Kotamsar village, this road is 7 kms away from the main road. Turning towards Kotamsar from the main road, an entrance gate is constructed, where a fixed amount has to be deposited to enter the Kanger Valley region. Here, after registration, a guide facility is provided, who avails petromex at reasonable rates and leads tourists through the way. 3 kms eastwards from Kotumsar village, at the base of “Gupansar” hill, the entrance of this cave is in a plain region. At first sight, the pitch black inside the cave, steep slope to the base, fear of insufficient air and suffocation, restrain tourists from entering these caves, but once entered, no one can hold back the curiosity of exploring them.
When chilling cold or shivering rains hit you hard, you know that what is going to bring you warmth and cosiness. Either you’re camping at any remote location, or you just want to lit up your evening where you can see your friends jamming and storytelling together around the fire- bonfire becomes the answer. While the entire world is running behind romanticising the idea of the bonfire, we still offer it in a raw and simple form- like how locals prefer.
If you think you’re willing to have this moment, Unexplored Bastar would customize your experience, and gift it like unadulterated memories!
Bastar itself is an ideal territory to go camping. A quaint place surrounded by dense forests, countless layers of hills dotted with greenery and no trace of human civilisation for miles- can the idea of camping be better than this? From guidance on pitching the tent to experience the local tribal delicacy- Unexplored Bastar is always there to spice up your routine travel experiences.
But brace yourself- camping in Bastar with UB can be so profound experience in the wild that you may come back soon.
There aren’t many places in India where you can experience Cave Exploration. Bastar territory is dotted with numerous historical caves whose stories of significance and history would surprise you anyway. What’s more interesting is that the exploration of the cave by yourself- like getting direction in the absence of light, negotiating pitches, squeezing in between the boulders or crawling down the rocks.
With professional guide and everlasting spirit, Unexplored Bastar offers a lifetime experience of its own for those who want to explore the caves.
Hiking is a blissful experience for those who can get it back after acknowledging its unseen offerings. It’s a meditative experience when you go hiking in the forests with typical jungle ambiance, sheer peace, and fresh air. It’s just that with every moving step, you know more about yourself- your alter-ego. The rejuvenating experience becomes special when it’s done with Unexplored Bastar because they offer hidden trails to hop on.
If you want to indulge in curated hiking experiences, UB has got you covered.
If there is one thing about the Bastar that stands out differently, then it’s the local food of Bastar. Being a tribal territory, Bastar has always been upfront with the diversity to showcase its delicacies- in different forms, styles, and ways to present. After getting exhausted post hiking, when you sit next to a flowing stream and have local food offered on green leaves- it certainly feels good.
To evoke your real gourmet, come and experience countless local delicacies made with authentic local touch and love. Check out our curated food-walk experiences.
Bastar has plenty of countryside destinations where you can indulge in a “Nature Walk” like never before. The fragrance of petrichor, the gushing voice of rivers and streams, fresh air, and drizzling sky- every inch brings surprise to the beholder when nature blooms at its fullest. Unexplored Bastar has spent a lot of time observing and exploring every nook of the territory to discover quaint spots for the Nature Walk. We believe that with every Nature Walk guided by a local or professional guide, you end up getting more than you seek.
If you’re a nature lover who wants to give yourself a treat, then there is no other simple yet productive way than opting for “Nature Walk” with UB.
River-crossing is a kind of adventure that needs expertise along. River crossing scenes in plains are completely different from the Himalayas due to flow uncertainty. That’s what makes it more interesting than others. With a local guide putting a hand in hand and describing every minor detail, you cross another adventure of your life. That feeling of thrill running down the spine and being satisfied in the lap of mother nature would fulfill you at the fullest.
Planning this adventure soon? Join our curated adventure experience and go back with palatable memories.
Sightseeing with your eyes, and sightseeing with the additional eyes of a local guide who knows the locality makes a lot of differences. Every mesmerizing destination in Bastar has an interesting story related to it. Be it any natural marvel, an architectural gem, tribal habitat, historical caves, or festival- it fills colors to the sight you witness when you know the story behind it. We believe that sightseeing isn’t just sightseeing until you go back with the factual knowledge that you can share every time you tell that story.
Do experience quintessential sightseeing with Unexplored Bastar and come back with a new version of yourself.
Travel is fun. Travel is more fun when you do travel for a purpose that helps you know the geography, culture, lifestyle, and history of a particular place. Our backpacking and other historical tours let you understand the roots of rural life and tribal culture. We take you to ground level where you will stay at a local homestay, have local food made by authentic touch, understand the art & craft, rejoice in the local festivity, and explore the hidden gems. It’s a wholesome experience to rejuvenate your wanderlust, and that too is real.
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