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Old 26th February 2009, 13:24   #16
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Kerala youth resecued safely who fell in Guna cave

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Old 26th February 2009, 13:25   #17
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This place is situated in between three naturally arranged imposing boulders. Due to this fact, from outside, when fog passes the cave, rises and comes out of the chimney-like opening, it appears as though a devil is cooking. For this mere reason, it was originally called as the Devil's Kitchen.

After the release of Kamal Hasan's Guna, this less known destination became famous as 'Guna Caves'.
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Excellent Pics!!! But also scary ****!!!
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How did you go down there.? was there guide to help you out?
We went down there with four of our friends holding each others hand so that even if one slips other can catch hold of and to our bad luck it was a rainy day. Every step you make should be planned ahead.

I have to agree here that we took risk when jumping from one rock to another and you should also agree the thrill is when there is risk involved. After seeing the video i guess thrill is nowhere near.

We didn't take any guide as such, but asked directions from a local kid who was around.

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Kerala youth resecued safely who fell in Guna cave

The news is in tamil.
Anyone please translate what is written.

Subash, 25 year old from Ernakulam had come to Kodaikkanal with his friends and one of them was Sasi. While visitng Guna caves, he accidentally fell down and his friends informed forest and fire department personnel. They came to the spot and were reluctant to go inside the cave. So Sasi took the matter upon himself. He got himself tied onto a rope and was lowered into the cave. About 60 feet inside, he found Subash alive and called out.

The fire personnel then got into the act. Some of them came down and helped Sasi tie Subash onto his body and both were lifted out of the cave. The operation took about 5 hours and Subash is only one of 50 people to have come out alive after falling down.
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Even know, there is a good deal to be experienced 'around' Guna caves. I have seen folks going upto the fence and walking all the way back, but a few people also venture further up (not towards the cave, but bypassing it) and then climb down over the top of the ridge. It is a somewhat steep descent and you will reach the edge of the cliff. It is an amazing place, but a place to be treaded very carefully. (There are steep edges and gorges). There you stand on top of the Pillar Rocks - the valley view is amazing from there.

For those who don't know already, Guna caves are situated on the Pillar Rocks, though most people don't realize it while there. The Pillar Rocks are usually seen from a faraway spot - you can't recognize it when you are standing on top of it!

Now that should explain how the cave can be that deep and steep.
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I had been to the cave around 10 yrs back. I still remember it was very slippery and dark inside. At that time the fencing and all were not there. Though we dared to go inside we didn't went deep as it was slippery and dark. I would sugget its always good to see from outside. Never go inside and risk your life.
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You got it man. Most folks don't know that Devil's Kitchen is situated on or rather inside Pillar Rock !!

The view from there is awesome. But as everyone points out, one wrong step and you are gone.

We have spoken a couple of times to a local there who is in charge of retrieving bodies from the abyss. The access to the forests below where the bodies sometime land up is rather treacherous. Most of the time mutilated or half eaten bodies are all that they get. Sad part is the parents/relatives of those who die come and almost beg them to get the bodies and are willing to give any amount of money.
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