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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  • Edakkal Caves is one of the interesting spot in Wayanad, Its Nothing Bur a kind of Trecking, All You Need is Energy and its about to take a walk in steep for some distance and to take about approx. 32...  more »
  • No proper directions at all at any place leading to the caves. A warning should at least be put up to guide people.  more »
  • This place is extremely over hyped. Strong cardio required to reach the top. Up there, one got a feeling of regret, the tough journey was not worth the outcome. Some carvings on the walls. Not as arti...  more »
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  • Good place to hangout. I will suggest not to go during summer months. Road is mostly uphill and then you have to climb stairs. It becomes easy to walk when the weather is good.. so October onwards you can visit it any time.
  • A walk through the nature.The walk through the uphill by climbing the rocks to get inside the actual cave and the view from the top is really amazing. The caves have some beautiful stone carvings of people who have lived in the caves. It takes about 1hr to reach the top. There are steps to assist you throughout the climb but elders will really find it difficult. Good to visit in morning to beat the crowds.
  • An interesting hike The place lacks safe feeling on Way up and down. Better information needed and view points could be arranged in better manner Edakkal means Stone in between two Cliffs. Books are in Malayalam only. India should learn to give free brochures and better signboards
  • Trek of about a km to reach the ticket counter and another 500 mittens to reach the caves. Superb view from top. The writings on the caves was something to be mesmerized. Altogether it was fun walk up there. Enjoyed the visit and got some spectacular views captured.
  • Not worth the effort. Caves as name suggests, there is nothing as such. It takes 1 to 1.5 hours of steep walk and coming down the same road. All that effort to see a small space with some carvings on the walls is not worth. Better avoid. Too much hyped up place. We can spend valuable one day time at water falls nearby. I suggest not to go.
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