Sugreevas Cave

Sugreeva's Cave HampiSugreeva's Cave was once the abode of the mythical monkey warrior Sugreeva, a great devotee of Lord Rama. It is a natural cave. The curiosity to see the home of the mythical monkey brings thousands of tourists to this cave every year. The place is very peaceful and offers panoramic views of the surroundings. The legend goes that goddess Sita let fall her jewels here when abducted by the demon king Ravana. It is also the place where Lord Rama met Hanuman for the first time. The location of the cave near a river makes it a pleasant spot for the visitors. Near the Cave at the riverside Sugriva met Lord Rama and Lakshmana when they came here in search of goddess Sita. Located nearby is the Sita Sarovar,a pond.

The interior of the cave is decorated with beautiful paintings. The cave is quite small and is situated at the edge of a flat rocky area. This flat rocky area is dotted with several carvings of footprints. Notice them carefully. They depict the footprints of Rama and Laxmana. The place is considered highly sacred by the Hindus. One must visit the Sugriva's Cave to have an experience of a life-time.

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