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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  • August 16, 2017
    Life time experience, very difficult for aged people. must see this place.. we went with our kid he was 7 year and he could climb it.have to reach there before 4pm.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We arrived at this place around 12 noon and had to wait a full 30 minutes to even enter the gate. After reaching up, we had to wait for 15 minutes again for the ticket counter to open. What followed w...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    It is a simple trek for regular trekkers. For people like me, it was a reality check. But the feeling on finally reaching the cave was overwhelming.  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    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
  • June 9, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • April 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 23, 2017
    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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