The Mahakal Caves are a popular tourist attraction, located in the village of Jayanti in West Bengal. It is a popular pilgrimage site. Situated close to the Bhutan border, the caves house a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.


Jayanti offers the flavours of the wild opted vast landscape of riverbed widened in floods every year from Bhutan hills. There are ruins of British made structures of bridges through these jungles and rivers made during pre-independence period connecting northeast India.

The trek to the cave is popular for bird watching. The forests of Jayanti set against the wonderful Himalayan Mountains make for beautiful trekking trails. The caves are also known to be one among the 51 Shakti Peeths in the country. These stalactite caves are fascinating in their structure and form. They are an important Hindu pilgrimage center.

The 15 km trek from Buxaduar to Jayanti that passes through the dense forest of the Buxa Tiger Reserve is especially popular. The ancient ruins of a cave are especially popular in the region.

Dry and wide riverfront and moonlit night in Jayanti is a feast for the eyes.
The wild vast landscape, the forest under the sheltering sky is a nature lover’s paradise.
Places of Interest around Jayanti are Buxa Tiger Reserve, one day trek to Buxa Fort, Mahakal and Pokhri, Bhutan Ghat, Kumargram.

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