Caves are very mysterious and eerie. Every cave offers a unique story and splendor. Caves are the separate ecosystem present under the earth that may consist of a beautiful stream or open up to a river. Some of these vaulted chambers may reveal a dark history while some of them may be a home of glowing worms. There are several people who love exploring these caves. If you are one such adventurer, then here are 3 caves that must be on your bucket list.
1. Carlsbad Caverns -New Mexico, USA
This cave is located in the United States and is one of the most famous caves. This cave system is one of the oldest types. Carlsbad Caverns are situated 27 miles away from Carlsbad city. The caves are estimated to be older than 250 million years. It is believed that Carlsbad was a sea during that time. The caves were discovered by Jim White, who was a little boy and used his ladder that was homemade to explore these caves. This cave has many rooms and chambers that one can explore. This is the biggest cavern and hence is named as the ‘Big Cave’. There are beautiful color rock formations that will leave one mesmerized. These caverns welcome over more than 3 lakh visitors every year.
2. Blue Grotto Caves -Capri, Italy
The Blue Grotto Caves located in Italy should be a must on your bucket list. Located in the northern-west corner of Capri Island, these caves draw a lot of attention from the visitors because of its sparkling blue waters. It was believed that the Blue Grotto was a source of healing power and youth by the ancient people. The water was compared to be of the color same as sapphire. The opening of the cave is a low ceiling. As the sun rays hit the outside area of the cave, the view becomes extraordinary. Hence a late afternoon is the best time to visit this cave. This cave offers several splendid views of the ocean.
3. Cave of Crystals -Chihuahua, Mexico
Cave of Crystals, known as Cueva de Los Cristales can be compared to no other cave. This cavern was found out by two brothers in the year 2000. This cave was almost 1000 feet under the Naica Mine. The cave had massive crystals that made scientists wonder how the crystals became to grow so big. Once you enter the cave after toiling for 20 minutes into dark and humidity, you will witness these crystals. These crystals are very huge pillars of light and some of them are very thick. This cave requires a special type of equipment as exposing to magma for more than 10 minutes can be dangerous.