Vizhinjam Rock Caves

Why?
  • contains the rock cut sculptures of the 18th century in the cave temple at Vizhinjam.
  • The granite cave encloses a one-celled shrine with a loose sculpture of Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi.
  • The outer wall of the cave depicts half-complete reliefs of the Hindu God Shiva with Goddess Parvathi.
  • Vizhinjam was earlier the capital of the Ay chieftains who ruled the southern parts of Kerala in the 8th century.
  • The cave was left unnoticed for a number of years.
Location
  • 5.1 km from Kovalam Junction Railway Station
Timing
  • Sunrise to Sunset
Fees
  • Free
Restaurants nearby
  • Podiappooppans Kada , Venganoor Road
  • S.S Bakery , Venganoor Road
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