Guna Caves

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: INR 5 per head.
Time Required
About 30 minutes
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Adventure seekers.

Quick Info

Guna Caves, also known as Devil's Kitchen, is a popular sightseeing attraction in Kodaikanal. Situated near the famous Pillar Rocks, the Guna Caves are a great place for trekking. The place offers travelers an exciting experience of exploring parts of nature that have been mostly untouched by humans. It is a must-visit attraction for adventure lovers. The caves are home to bats, birds and other animals.

Rankings & Ratings

An exciting experience for adventure seekers.
Editor's Rankings

#3 in 5 Things to Do in Kodaikanal

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The Guna Caves in Kodaikanal is a place ideal for adventure seekers. The most beautiful part of the caves is the view of the dense tree roots. Walking amidst them is quite an experience. You may not be able to get into every area of the caves since they have recently been blocked.


  • Beautiful sight of dense tree roots.
  • Impressive structure of the cave.
  • Ideal place for photography.
  • Spectacular views from the caves.


  • Many areas of the caves have been blocked now.
  • The interiors of the caves are not very safe.
  • Quite a few monkeys can be spotted.
  • Nothing much to see apart from tree roots.

Detailed Info

Guna Caves, also known as Devil's Kitchen, is an amazing sightseeing attraction in the city of Kodaikanal. It is situated between the Green Valley and Pillar Rocks, both of which are popular sightseeing spots already. Ideal for trekking and photography, the Guna Caves attract a number of adventure seekers and nature lovers. The place is an unexplored part of nature and hence guarantees a thrilling experience.

A beautiful sight you will see during your visit to the Guna Caves is the sight of dense tree roots growing quite abnormally. Between the Green Valley and Pillar Rocks, you will find a deep narrow valley. When you get inside, you will see tiny furrows which are not only deep but also pretty dark. And from outside, you can't see the furrows clearly because of the fog. Since it looks a bit scary, the place got the name 'Devil's Kitchen'. Travelers can spot bats, birds and other animals in the Guna Caves. So care must be taken while trekking through the caves. Many areas of the caves have recently been closed by grills because of accidents that have happened in the past.

A popular movie from the 90's, starring Kamal Hassan, was shot at these caves. The name of the movie was 'Guna'. Since then, the caves have been popularly known as Guna Caves. The Guna Caves have great significance in the Hindu epic Mahabharata as well. According to mythology, the Pandavas stayed in these caves.