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The Studies of Caves in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and their Significance

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 8)

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Page : 1352-1355

Keywords : Caves; Kalakot; Jammu and Kashmir; Stalagmite; Stalactite;

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Caves are formed by erosion of rocks continuing for years to form different Geological Structures like Stalagmite, Stalactite, flowstones, etc. Caves have over centuries been an area of interest in terms of religion, culture and science. India being land of diverse culture faith and beliefs harbors caves and many rocks considered to be the symbols of Hindu Deities and worshiped. If cave exploration here in J& K is taken on an extensive level it will be very helpful to consider the area for promotion as tourist resort for the attraction of the tourists andpilgrims. It will definitely provide means of employment to people and also contribute in exchequer of Jammu and Kashmir. In all eight-nine caves have been discovered in the districts of Rajouri and Resai during the field visit. Two caves were found adjining village Badough, Two in village Kalakot, Two adjoining village Tatapani, One in village Khyoon and two in village Kotla. Detailed Geological Exploration and research on these caves if conducted on the initiative and support of the Department of Tourism of Jammu and Kashmir as well as Government of India will definitely boost the tourism at National as well as International level and would be a great supplement to the economy by providing employment to locals in Jammu and Kashmir.

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