Our Devbhoomi never fails to amaze us with its infinite possibilities of adventure and quest in the surreal land of gods. One such enticing place has been recently discovered by Kalyan Singh, the founder of Maiti Movement and also a Lecturer in Biology who has found an ancient cave which according to him, dates back to the prehistoric period. This mysterious cave is situated in the vicinity of Chandpur Dungri (Karnaprayag) and is spacious enough to shelter more than 200 people.
The primordial history of Garhwal has been written with the Katyuri Kings who ruled over Joshimath and during 11 century moved to Almora. When they shifted from Garhwal, many regional powers prospered amongst which Panwar Dynasty became the most powerful and later successfully reigned over Chandpur Garhi.
The dusty grey coloured pictorials of human beings have been engraved on the walls of this cave and Bheltra, a rumbling waterfall of 250 metres flows near this cave. Chandpur Garhi, the old capital of Garhwal which is one of the popular attraction of Karnaprayag is situated only 4 km away from this cave. Also, the remnants of an ancient castle perched on a cliff have also been found which is believed to be one of the oldest castles of Garhwal. With the discovery of this mysterious cave, the tourists can savour the beauty of this cave and can know more about the rich history of Uttarakhand.
This cave will turn out to be a blessing to the people of Chandpur Garhi as it will lure the wanderers and flourish tourism in the region.