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Edakkal Caves

Edakkal, Kalpetta, India
98470 30110
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Ranked #6 of 25 Attractions in Kalpetta
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Chennai (Madras), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A good trek and nice place overall. It was so crowded but as we started moving the crowd got dispersed and the climb is quite tough for elderly people. The inscriptions are really great to see and we enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Bangalore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This place will test an average traveler, the climb is challenging and steep. Once the climb ends, you reach the relics which are supposed to be pretty old. View of the surrounding areas from the top are enchanting. Be prepared, the place and the trekking path up the hill gets crowed on weekend with callous travelers. Carry enough water.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The clime is almost a kilometer form the foot of the hillock to the top where the cave is, but its extremely steep rising some 400 m in altitude, so you can guess the steepness. more than 45 degrees all the time. its also very slippery and impossible in wet conditions, so choose a dry day to visit. in some... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Worth visiting one time , since there was many arts of stone age,which is unique in its own way. Must visit once if your around it anytime.

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

A great place if you are not a lazy traveler. It's about 1.5 km of uphill walk, followed by 300 odd steps. Not all steps are fabricated, but some are just stones laid randomly... so expect some light trekking. You go through one rock shelter first and then up to another. The second one is the one with the drawings.... More

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Thane, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a place that challenges your stamina and will power. We , 11 members, were all above 65 years. But it was very satisfying that we could make it. It is very old (about 6000 years old). The carvings you see here are unbelievable. The guides are available free of cost and they will take your photos also. Carry... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It is a very long hike up a steep mountain but there are proper steps for going up and a steel ladder with railings while coming down.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The enjoyable trek leads us to the caves. The rock surface is full of linear motifs and weird shaped figures having archaeological significance. The scenic landscape, lush green carpets and cool breeze make the 45 minutes trek very pleasant and at the same time very exciting.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If fit and with good pair of shoes, venture into this. But, good place to go due to its ancient history.

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Bangalore, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Edakkal caves are actually 2 rocks which are leaning on each other and not exactly caves. There are certain inscriptions on the rock and a view from above.The trek from the base which is around 1-2 kms is quite strenuous and includes steep climbs. Not a recommended place to visit unless your interested a pre historical writings or a avid... More

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