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Edakkal Caves

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Edakkal Caves in Wayanad

Edakkal Caves are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal, 25 km from Kalpetta in the Wayanad district of Kerala in India's Western Ghats.

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Kerala, India
Time Needed:
2 hours
76.2356005°N, 11.6257966°E
Distance from Wayanad to Edakkal Caves
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Opening Timings:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Read what travellers has say..

Overall Rating:4.1

  '4' out of 5
"Nice little trek up to the caves. Love the "plastic free zone" to encourage people to keep their waste with them and not throw out bottles. Interesting art work on the cave walls."
  '5' out of 5
"It's a place of great historic importance as well as a short trekking experience. The big rock forming the roof of the cave made me curious of how it ended up there when I visited here as a kid. We had a curator who briefly explained about the history and probable meaning of the symbols, the last time I visited."
  '5' out of 5
"Edakkal Caves, a magnificent trek up to the caves and the cases as such are beautiful. The artwork on the cave walls are amazing. The entire place is plastic free zone! There are playful monkeys around, looking for snacks. I'd advice you to not entertain them. At the Base, before you buy the tickets, there are so many shops selling homemade chocolates. I it would be a miss, if you didn't try the dark chocolate from there. You'd never miss Edakkal caves, it's on the top of all the tourist attractions of Wayanad. Have fun. "
  '4' out of 5
"It is a very well maintained place. Once you Park, there is only a single path up to the caves. The total distance one way is 1 kilometre. There are a lot of shops along in the path, so you don't have to carry water or snacks. It is not for people out of Shape or the elderly. It is a significant site but there is hardly anything to see. It is still worth a look if history is interesting to you. Otherwise, it's just a short hike for fun and a viewpoint of sorts. It took me 40 minutes to go up, take a leisurely look around and come back down. I guess anyone under 40 years would be able to cover this place in under an hour if it's not a very crowded day."
  '5' out of 5
"Pretty nice hike. The weather in late March was perfect. Beautiful caves and panoramic views. Don't miss this!!! I was visiting from U.S. "

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 4, 2016