Are you an archaeology enthusiast? Are you curious to peep into the pre-historic age in Kerala? Edakkal caves in Kalpeeta, Wayanad, Kerala, is a must-visit tourist destination. A trip to Edakkal Caves is a perfect blend of adventure, enthusiasm, breathtaking nature views, and a ringside view of the cave carvings.
Exploring Edakkal caves demands an arduous climb, 4000 feet above sea level. Choosing one of the budget friendly resorts in Wayanad for accommodation can help you go well prepared for the trek, after a sound sleep. The first cave can mesmerize you, whereas the second unveils a lot of art rock carvings of the pre-historic age. The human figures, animals, and weapons carved on the stones enthralls you as never before. Stone carvings by neolithic man are estimated to be about 8000 years old!
Immerse your mind and soul in the rustic beauty of nature when you appreciate the hills and forests through a narrow gap between the two caves! Think of a moment when you admire the beauty of Edakkal caves with your newlywed life partner! Edakkal Hermitage is one of the best resorts in Wayanad for couples to elope into a mystique of mist-screened valley.
Be ready to track a fairly steep slope with a convenient walkway path and proper steps.
Enjoy street shopping on the way up from homemade chocolates to piping hot omelets. Climb 1.5 km to reach the first cave and climb a steel ladder (350 plus steps) to reach the second cave. The view from the top is really breathtaking
The visit is well organized with professional staff and ample parking facilities at the base. The entry to the caves closes by 4 pm and the entrance fee is INR 50 per head. You will be breaking a sweat while climbing down! Slump on a cozy bed in a resort in Wayanad once you return!
Have a great time!