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Edakkal Caves, Kalpetta

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Edakkal Caves near Ambalavayal in Wayanad is so historic and a crowd puller destination. A large chunk of visitors make it sure to visit the spot while they stay in Wayanad. Itvis easily accessible fr...  read more »
  • I am here but I could not enjoy even though we are here the first batch the entrance to cave is very narrow and without proper steps the people are pushing each other and kids and elderly are scared o...  read more »
  • First there is a steep uphill trek, then an hour long queue for tickets(could vary depending upon the crowd on particular day) and then stairs to reach the caves. I personally felt its not worth all t...  read more »
  • Pretty nice hike. The weather in late March was perfect. Beautiful caves and panoramic views. Don't miss this!!! I was visiting from U.S.
  • Such a distance to get here. If you come by private car it is the easiest. Or from Sultan Bathery, catch a bus to Ambalavayal and take an auto from there. From the entrance, it's an average climb up to the top. Rather tiring and not for the faint hearted. The rewards are well worth it, to get a view of Wayanad. Some steps are quite steep, and will take a bit of effort to climb to the top. Also look out for monkeys and take care of your bag and possessions. Overall, definitely a good place to visit.
  • These caves are quite old and to reach them you will have a rather steep climb to navigate. However, the experience is truly worth it. The caves are spectacular in every way.Awesome!!!
  • Amazing history of the human culture hidden in a small inaccessible place. Very ignored by the authorities. A similar cave in the west would have been declared a world heritage site.
  • nice place. Inside cave it is very cool in summer too. Liked kerala tourism's idea to stop throwing of bottles everywhere !
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