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| Last Updated:: 14/09/2023

Mahakal Cave






Mahakal Cave is located in Jayanti village in the premises of Buxa Tiger Reserve in the Jalpaiguri district. Mahakal Cave is a stalactite cave dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is well known among tourist circles as a destination for sightseeing and pilgrimage for Hindus as the cave is devoted to Lord Shiva. The trek to reach the Mahakal Cave runs through the dense forests which has got famous for fantastic bird watching. It has three adjacent caves hosting idols of different gods and goddesses. The first one has the idols of the trinity of Brahma Vishnu and Maheshwara. The second and the middle one host the idol of Lord Shiva while in the third one dwells the Goddess Mahakali.











The best time to visit the Mahakal cave is during Shivratri festival when a fair is organized in the town and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year. Locals as well as tourists come in large numbers and give a dynamic and vibrant atmosphere to an otherwise calm and serene place. Also, the place is beautiful throughout the year but it must be avoided during rainy season as the cave itself becomes slightly inaccessible.