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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 reviews
A challenging uphill walk up to the caves. There are high stone steps followed by metal steps leading to the 2 caves. Many centuries old caves with stone carvings from patterns to what looks like a...
A challenging uphill walk up to the caves. There are high stone steps followed by metal steps leading to the 2 caves. Many centuries old caves with stone carvings from patterns to what looks like a... more »
The place is closed on 1. Republic Day 2. May Day 3. Independence Day 4. Gandhi Jayanti 5. Thiruvonam 6. All Mondays Also the place is likely to be closed after 1pm because there is a rule that...
The place is closed on 1. Republic Day 2. May Day 3. Independence Day 4. Gandhi Jayanti 5. Thiruvonam 6. All Mondays Also the place is likely to be closed after 1pm because there is a rule that... more »
Had lots of time in SultanBattery and decided on the visit. Plan for 9 AM to 3 PM to really enjoy the trek and place. 1st check point is the parking ticket entry barrier, 40 per car, they give you parking lot number, you need to park there. Was low crowd, so no hassles. The 1.5 km trek from park to cave is moderate and will need OK fitness. On the way, the way side shops solicit all types of business, we just just smiled and say NO. You need to carry water to drink, knee braces, if you are used to it. We went slow n steady, reached the ticket place, 20 per person and they check for plastic bottles. You ho up granite steps, then steel steps, well made. The climb is steep in sections, goes up 300 steps into a cave. Just a cave, but what makes this special is the engravings of about 6k years ago. Local guides appear magically, unofficial, you can pay them nominal fee. They explain well too 👍 Exit is clean too.. A good work out and an OK activity to do.. History buffs would love it!
Very beautiful caves. Long trek, about 1 km. Steep height. Wear good grip shoes and be energetic. Beautiful scenery. Cave is at top. To go there, climb stone steps. Very crowded area. Very long wait times to buy Cave tickets. Costs 50₹ per head.
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