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Edakkal Caves, Kalpetta

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Neolithic humans probably lived inside Edakkal Caves, which boasts ancient works of art. Although called caves, this geological formation actually represents a 9.1 m (30 ft) deep cleft or rift. Inside you will find pictorial writings, along with carvings of humans and animals dating back to around 6000 BCE. It may take a lot of walking to explore the entire area, so wear comfortable shoes and carry enough water. Use our Kalpetta tour planner to add Edakkal Caves and other attractions to your Kalpetta vacation plans.
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  • 23rd of June 2017 Eddakal caves is an amazing kerala tourism approved site but I'd say you have to really want to see the view and ancient carvings on the walls to go to this place. If you are bringin...  more »
  • It is a nice place to visit in Wayanad. The cave is really nice and exciting. We have to walk one km to reach the steps for reaching the cave. It is good that they maintained separate way for entry an...  more »
  • Not good for kids.But the caving experience is amazing.Should be careful about snakes during rainy season.  more »
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  • Good, short trekking through caves and rocks,..Only healthy ones can climb the mountain.. Pack atleast 2 bottles of water before climbing... Ladies should aware about the dress..At the top,nothing to see but it should be a good experience to see the blankets of nature..Old Scripture and drawings there,it is a historical place during Paleolithic age
  • A great place for a short trek and a steep climb. Not everyone will be able to reach the top - older men and women were struggling. It's important to wear the right shoes. High heels is a bad idea here. The final view inside the cave is astounding.
  • One of the best hiking opportunities in Wayanad, Kerala. They have now built structures for people with some disabilities to hike, but still not accessible to all. The cave itself is beautiful with many good Viewpoint of the area on the way up.
  • Well maintained but nothing special to view. But a good trekking for the healthy people. There are some old writings on the rocks; and really I don't know why it is considered as a cave. It is a small area surrounded by three heavy rocks without roof and not at all a man made space.
  • They are maintaining it so well by charging for plastic bottles until people return it. We still saw people throwing wrappers and waste. No place is going to be better until we people change.

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With many visitors choosing to stay in town as they explore the surrounding region, Kalpetta offers a good range of accommodations keeping up with the demands of modern travelers. The central area contains many hotels, with simple and budget-friendly options alongside a few of the more refined picks. The residential districts provide access to rental apartments and guesthouses, ideal for budget-conscious travelers who want to experience local life without the filter imposed by a chain hotel.
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