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Edakkal Caves

Edakkal, Kalpetta, India
98470 30110
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Ranked #7 of 26 Attractions in Kalpetta
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Be sure to take some water and snacks with you before starting your journey. This place is very steep and trekking will be to good. Once you get to top,you can have a nice view of the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We visited Edakkal during the rains, so it was not crowded. The caves itself was not as impressive as i thought, mainly because it is actually not a cave. It is a stone that fell between two other stones and created a sort of cave like structure. The inscriptions are also not as much as I thought it would be.... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

One need to climb up ,, need to be physically fit to reach the top,,, noteworthy to say ,, extraordinary scenic beauty ....lot of good cave paintings ,, well preserved,,, Lot of good shops for imitation items ,,,,

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice trekking place but as its full of steeps & slopes walking is v.difficult but which makes the journey good also

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

You won't like this place if its too Sunny..The Cave is OK nothing much to look for and is bit disappointing after climbing almost 3 KM. I personally didn't like this place much, I think its overated

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Liked: A cave of historic importance. A good calorie burner. Stunning view from the top. The Cave itself! Disliked: Since 2009, visitors are not allowed to climb to the top of the peak, which actually would have given a more challenging trek to the adventure lovers. Your journey ends at the second cave. Road: The road till parking lot is... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

An Must visit place in Wayanad. It has stone age people carvings. Path to the caves are like adventurous.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Make sure that you reach there to the ticket counter by 4pm. The counter is about a km uphill walk from the car parking area, From the ticket counter, it is a 300 steps ascent. Surely not for the aged. And sure to test your fitness level. This cave (or rather a shelter) is of historic significance, dating back 6000... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Physically fit person(s) should attempt this considering at the end you are visiting caves with ancient carvings. However, i enjoyed the climb which is equivalent to 125 floors. And the view from the top is exuberant.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Edakkal caves, worth visiting for people interested in historical monuments and trying to understand the ancestor's lifestyle. Difficult trekking - Not suitable for kids or elders. From the parking lot one have to spend atleast an hour to climb till the caves. Per se these are not caves but rock shelters, natural formation. Inscriptions are more like modern line drawings... More

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