Eddakal Cave

Why?
  • Edakkal Caves are two natural caves at a remote location.
  • They lie 1,200 metres above sea level on Ambukutty Mala.
  • Connects the high mountains of Mysore to the ports of the Malabar coast.
  • Inside the caves are pictorial writings believed to date to at least 6,000 BC,from the Neolithic man.
  • Indicates the presence of a prehistoric civilization or settlement in this region.
  • The Stone Age carvings of Edakkal are rare and are the only known examples from south India.
  • The caves contain drawings that range over periods from as early as 5000 BC to 1000 BC.
Location
  • 32 km from Kalpetta
Timing
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fees
  • Entry
    • Rs.15 (Adult)
    • Rs.25 (Camera)
    • Rs.100 (Video Recorder)
    • Rs.70 (Jeep Shuttle)
  • Boating
    • Pedal Boat for 2 persons - Rs.30
    • Pedal Boat for 4 persons - Rs.50
    • Row Boating for 4 persons - Rs.50
    • Kayaking - Rs.100(30 minutes)
Restaurants nearby
  • Local eateries available
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