Eco Cave Garden is a must visit among the places to visit in Nainital. It is a series of interconnected caves that takes you back to the ancient civilization, the way early man used to live. It offers its visitors glimpse of the topography of hills. The path to the garden in very well mapped out with directions signs to different caves.
The are six type of caves namely Tiger Cave, Panther Cave, Flying Fox Cave, Bat Cave, Porcupine Cave, Monkey Cave and Hyena Cave. As you enter into the caves, you feel the temperature going down its like someone has put on the AC. These caves are lighted with petroleum light.
While none of them is a cakewalk, for some caves you have to crawl your way through to the other side. If there is too much traffic and someone is coming from the other end, well you might have to practice a little bit of yoga to get out of the situation.The most difficult cave is the porcupine cave.
It’s the Phaddi answer to the Disney Land with a tinge of Hanging Garden. The Eco Cave Garden is also a good pint to showcase your photographing skills. The place gives a marvelous view of the valley around. A splendid point to get your next Display Picture clicked. The chance of you getting photobombed, taking pictures in the cave, is relatively high.
The Eco Cave Garden is a perfect place for kids and young people. Claustrophobic people should avoid. We would suggest to tick it off the list early in the morning, especially if you are in the tourist season, it gets too crowded.
Apart from the caves which are the center attraction of Eco Cave Garden. You have a musical fountain which operates in tourist season only. It’s just mesmerizing to sit around the fountain while it plays tunes of far gone days.
The Eco Cave Garden is managed by the Kumaun Vikas Mandal Nigam. That means it’s in good hands. Eco Cave Garden is located 2 km from the lake. You can take a hike to this place or hire a cab. If you are in a hurry, we recommend you to book a full-time taxi for the day which costs around 700 bucks and it will show you the “7 Points in Nainital” which include the cave gardens. This would make your sighting of various points much quicker.
The updated price information for Eco Caves in Nainital are-
For adult – Rs 50
For Children – Rs 20
The timing information for Eco Cave Nainital is-
10 AM – 4:30 PM
How to reach Eco Cave Garden?
The Eco Cave Garden is located in Sukhatal which at 2km distance from Mallital Ricksha stand. It’s a steep hike. Any other mode of transport can also take you to the gate of the Garden.