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. Using our international travel planner, Kalpetta attractions like Edakkal Caves can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We wanted to got o Edakkal caves long back however everytime it was offtrack and got missed out. Hence, this time planned to stay close to caves and go the trip exclusively to cover the caves. The car...  more »
  • Very good hiking place for travelers and trekking lovers . Top view is amazing and very relaxed place .  more »
  • Wayanad tour is not complete without Edakkal cave. This is 1000 meter above sea level and climbing to this place really needs your physical fitness. But once reached, it's worth your effort. The scrip...  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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