Welcome to Edakkal...

Lose yourself into the magic that is nature…

Candle-lit cave

Romance today in a candle-lit cave with the art of the past…

Relax !

in the cocooned haven of a cottage…

Dream away...

into the mystique of a mist-screened valley…

Explore Edakkal ….

Enthrall yourself with the glory of history…
Lose yourself into the magic that is nature…
Breathe deeply into the air rent with peppercorns and coffee beans…
Dream away into the mystique of a mist-screened valley…
Realise a bird’s eye view…
Find home atop a tree…
Dance ethereal in the rugged charm of the amphitheatre …
Perform to a standing ovation of tall trees…
Relax in the cocooned haven of a cottage…
Indulge in a moonlit walk on a velvet night…
Savour the tempting delicacies of typical Wayanad…
Walk into the melting sunset of the distant horizon….
Romance today in a candle-lit cave with the art of the past…

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Experience the Edakkal Hermitage

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Effortlessly binding history and traditional values, the Edakkal Hermitage combines spectacular vistas of nature and the timeless appeal of heritage of the nearby pre-historic Edakkal caves, with its warm ambience and vernacular architecture. It is in this amazing environ that one can be as captivated by the past as with the present. It is undoubtedly here that one can explore the essence of Edakkal to experience its magic. It is irrepressibly here that one can succumb to the lure of cave art and the art of caving in…

“Edakkal Hermitage is a resort that aims to call attention to the little known Edakkal Caves and the beauties of eastern Wayanad. This is boulder country and the rooms at the resort are built around the rocks. The resort is on a smaller parcel of land and the theme of rocks and caves is beautifully echoed here.
A tiny, spanking new tree house, for a very intimate couple is an easy climb up a bamboo ramp and gives you views out to forever. The terraced premises are exquisitely laid out, with soft grass and veils of Jacquemontia. The hospitality is unobtrusive and there is a home- stay feel to the dining. The jackfruit thoran and morkuzhambu are to die for, and when we get our morning appams we hurry to pour coconut milk over them before they float out of reach.
At night, dinner in a cave is a magical experience. On other nights, we are told, tables are set up under the stars on the stage of the amphitheatre. The same amphitheatre the next morning is ideal for bird watching. The surrounding trees are teeming with golden orioles, red cheeked bulbuls, coppersmiths, drongoes and tiny flitting things that hide in the shrubs. In the infinite distance the hills float on an ocean of mist.
The caves themselves, a vigorous climb from the resort are not to be missed. Apart from the mystery of the inscriptions and Neolithic rock art, the boulders that shape them are astonishing. A deep fissure on the far side gives us a clear view out to Phantom Rock, many miles away. The fissure was caused by an earthquake and reminds us of the fragility of even this massive natural formation and its hard document of the human presence.” Outlook Traveller

Sustainable and Responsible Tourism

Environment: Our location being on the slope of a hill, primarily involved the challenge of preventing soil erosion, especially during the heavy rains. Pits at strategic locations to harvest the flow of rain water as well as contour based earth retention has enabled us to prevent this form of erosion to a great extent. It also supported us in our venture to plant over 500 trees on the relatively barren hills that we inherited about 10 years back. Spring water which is our main source is harnessed and brought to the resort using gravity, minimising the usage of artificial forms of energy for the same.

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