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Edakkal Caves

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“stone age”(43 reviews)
“steep climb”(58 reviews)
“rock carvings”(18 reviews)
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Edakkal, Kalpetta, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not like a normal trekking. Many few caves are left in India and it's one of them. Senior citizens should avoid this place. Comfortable clothes will be recommended.

Thank PavelS1775
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Definitely not in the rainy season.. otherwise good.. carry snacks as nothing's available nearby.. not with kids.

Thank Harie R
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit with family who love walking and trekking. You need to walk to top of the hill to view the cave. This is very old place been protected by the government. Not recommended for aged people.

Thank Gowtham G
Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you have the image of long twisty tunnels and the thrill of exploring them like Indiana Jones, you will be disappointed. It is exaggeration to call this 5000sqft stone enclosed square structure 'Caves'. The carvings on the stones is also quite uninteresting to say...More

Thank Afser H
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The trek to the cave is long and the last stretch is pretty steep. Older people might find it difficult to climb to the top. I have seen kids (may 5-6 years) to climb till top of the cave. If you decide to visit the...More

Thank bikashs208
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This place is really nice and has a history. Somehow, the problem there is, you don't get anything atop the hill and you need to carry lots of water. There is no guide there but one security guy will explain the importance of the place....More

Thank Ravi K
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Edakkal caves are a marvel experience for me and my friend Dhruv. It's in edakkal village, wayanad district. Just 4 km away from ambalavayal. And 12 km from sulthan bathery. And really tough for old age peoples to walk around there and fine for youngsters....More

Reviewed 17 July 2018

You have to climb many steps to reach there. Keep away from monkeys and don't keep food items in hand. Good place for photography.

Thank shubhamag3
Reviewed 21 June 2018

If you have ever been to a cave before then this place is something you can definitely give a miss! This is hugely crowded and has narrow steps which is not at all safe. The cave is actually pretty small and there is not much...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Takes about an 70-75 minutes to climb all the way to Edakkal Caves...there are around 340 steps to climb in the last phase is the climb...One can get FRESHLY made coffee powder on the way to the caves.

Thank Sunilkumar V
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6 June 2018|
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Response from Sharath80 | Reviewed this property |
better have ur own transport
29 November 2017|
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Response from George V | Reviewed this property |
sure, you can. my 7yrs old daughter was most enthusiastic and fast in climbing the hills
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1 November 2017|
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Response from VijayKamat | Reviewed this property |
It is a bit of a hike so try to go when it is not too hot and also try to go early in the morning because as the sun comes up you will find it more difficult to climb.