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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  • Not sure if it would have been an entirely different experience to climb the hill and get into the caves with less crowd on a cool and misty morning. But as far as my visit was concerned, the cave is ...  more »
  • Enjoyed Great visit to Edakkal Caves. Nice place to visit while in Waynad, Kerala. Lot of trekking before you reach the caves. Lots of monkeys all along the way and hence to be careful especially when...  more »
  • Some people say there is nothing here, but for me, I enjoyed it though. have to put in a lot of effort though. Walk on steepy road to get to ticket counter. Walk in thru caves, there are also steel st...  more »
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  • It's a long walk from the car parking lot to the ticket counter. Gradual slope leads you to the ticket counter and then the steep climb to the caves. The lower cave is small and it is the upper cave which is important. It is actually not a cave but a rock which has rolled down on an opening giving the cave like formation. 6000 year old pictorial writings are on the cave wall which is believed to be the second oldest in the world after the one in France. A must visit.
  • An interesting place to visit in Kerala. Well maintained, natural beauty. The cleanliness is worth following. About a mile of walking from the car parking along a terrain route to reach the cave. Not suggested for elderly people who have heart trouble. However, the natural beauty of the place is awesome. The artwork of ancient tribal era inside the cave is an additional achievement. A place worth visit.
  • The historical significance of this place amuses me. Being a bit of history enthusiast, I will strongly recommend you to read a couple of articles about the place before visiting. This will help you understand more about the work present there. Also amazing view from the top. The climb is definitely worth it :)
  • Need to climb allot to reach the peak. You can shop here. You can consider it as a trek too. You'll get home made chocolates, show pieces and many such items here. It cannot really be considered as caves. It's more of a trek place with a very small cave on the top. This place is worth a visit on the whole.
  • Well managed ancient site. Bit of a walk till the gates. After that path leads to steps that have railings where it is steep. Approach and return paths are separate for crowd control. Security controls visitor entry based on crowd presence. Decent parking area.

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