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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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TripAdvisor
  • Nice place to visit. If are new to this place and have lot more to visit in the same day then this is the first place to go, start early. After trekking, you will have a pleasant experience. We went t...  more »
  • This place gives opportunity for trekking at mountain till top. Weather is also awesome, although you should avoid going in summer. View at top of the mountain show some hilarious views.  more »
  • It was a challenging task to climb up a hill 4000 ft on steep road, steps and then steel steps takes about 45 minutes. You feel the journey was worth when you reach the top, The greenery, landscape an...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This is a place to walk up the mountain n then see the amazing view if lucky as clouds cover the place completely u can however see the cave with old writings on it (no normal person can understand the meaning of it). It's a place to visit n take clicks. Visit once if you are there.
  • some ancient scripts written on wall of rocks and its well protected by kerala tourism. we have to walk though coffee plantation and rocks kind of small trekking to reach top for 1 hour. there are small shop side by we walk for snack and home decorative items. but u should be very good negotiator.
  • The place is awesome. To visit the cave you have to take a 1km trek. No plastics allowed inside. The place is high enough and the view is amazing. The carvings in the cave are 6000 years older and it is surprising to watch the details as the guide explains you. Good place to visit.