Vehicles go only as far as a row of shops at the top of the gorge that leads to the sacred cave. From there it is a ten or fifteen minutes walk down a well-constructed path with occasional steps, terraces, wayside stalls and railed sections. This wooded descent into a valley is full of interesting rock formations that often look like grotesque gnomes, trolls and hobgoblins - with a little help from the imagination!
The priests who look after the cave shrine are working to make its access pilgrim-friendly. They are planting trees, making flower-beds, constructing steps and building cement benches, seats and a terrace.
Visitors take off their shoes at the terrace about three-quarters of the way down. It is a fairly easy walk, even barefooted, to the cave. In fact, it is partly an overhang and partly a cave.
Natural geological forces and the action of water dripping over rocks have created a number of intriguing shapes which could be crocodiles and shivlings. Visitors can get close to them if they are willing to risk climbing down rather slippery steps. The shivlings are in the cave pan of the shrine so, too, is an overhanging rock that resembles the extended hood of a snake. Beyond that, lies a narrow opening, leading out. On the far side of the opening, bulging rocks stand like sentinels. Between them is wedged a huge boulder. This is revered as the Jata, or topknot, of Lord Shiva.