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Carvings of Cavemen finally revealed

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This is the continuation of Curvy road-ride to the Carvings of Cavemen.

So we are continuing the journey. New roads are waiting.

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Heart shaped shadow

Today we are travelling through this road with  heart-shaped shadow. A few meters further we are at the entrance to the cave.

The place is very much motivating. If Anthony Robbins was there, probably he would have given a motivating speech on ‘Nothing is Impossible’. See this and believe

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Nature says Nothing is Impossible

A huge tree has grown on a huge rock!! I know there are plenty of other natural wonders all around us and this is just one among them.

Before we could go inside the cave, we need to get the tickets.

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Tickets tickets

You also need to pay 20 rupees per plastic water bottles if you want to take them inside the cave, but the money is refundable.

The staffs over here are maintaining the place very well.  And inside the cave, they explains about the history of the cave and other things.

After this point, stepping stone to success welcomed us.

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Steps and steps

It was just the beginning. Till the entrance of the cave, they have made steps which makes it easy to go up even for kids and family.

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Some more steps

Lets hike up further and farther.

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Almost there

Yes, now we are almost there. A few more steps. If you are exhausted, just in case of lack of physical activity for ages, there is something to motivate you, like what we have seen at the entrance.

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Some more motivation

Few more steps.

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Between the rocks

People wanted to make some memories of their journey so far.

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Making memories

And AT LAST.. we are at the entrance of the cave!

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Welcome to EDAKKAL caves

Welcome to EDAKKAL caves of Wayanda, Kerala.

The name Edakkal came from a Malayalam word that means ‘stone in between’. There is a huge stone, that rest between two other rocks on top, making it a cave.

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Edakkal : The stone in between

This stone is right on top of your head, just saying if the picture doesn’t give the correct  three-dimensional feeling.

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Inside the Edakkal caves

Now, are you getting the right picture?!!

Well I was kept on saying Carvings in the title. So here it comes.

The Carvings of Edakkal Caves

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Can you guess, what it is?

Lets have another view, if you cant guess it.

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Carvings of Edakkal caves
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Some more carvings of Edakkal caves

Lets have a closer look

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Closer look into the carvings

They have carved their king on to this rock. There is the front view and back view.

These pictorial writings believed to date to at least 6,000 BC done by Neolithic men. If you want to read more about it, find it on WIKI.

Lets go and see some more views of the cave.

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Interior of Edakkal caves

This is the rock on which the cave men carved their thoughts.

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Gap between two rocks

A narrow gap is formed by two huge rocks. Cool breeze passes through this gap. A gate is provided to keep people safe from any danger.

So its time to go out and enjoy the beauty of the valley from 1200m above sea level.

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Outside view of Edakkal caves
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1200m above sea level

How is the view up above the sea level?

What if we could stay in some place surrounded by so much of greenery?

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Living into the Wild

It’s always hard to say be to a place and return, especially from such a beautiful view. But miles to go before the night!

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Return journey

So this is suitable location for one day trip and a cheap travel option. Just need to spend a couple of hundred rupees for to and fro journey. 20 rupees for entry and 30 for camera as shown in the board. Parking charges 20 rupees for 4 wheelers.

The return journey through another curvilicious road and that too in rain!

All pictures are taken by Trablogger. Please contact for approval, if you would like to use them for any purpose.

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Trablogger aka Jithin is an Indian travel blogger who is obsessed with leading a travel life. When he is not traveling, photographing, writing or blogging, you can see him thinking about sustaining this travel life or helping someone to travel more.

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sweetykannoth

Wow…this is amazing ! Have never been to these caves…but the carvings are so beautiful and remind one of our ancestry… Thanks for the virtual tour… very useful 🙂

ady

I was gulping air as I read and read and saw the magnificence !! I wouldn’t spoil my current state of mind immersed in 6000BC and your the then moments in the cave with further words, Thank you won’t suffice….. It’s …………. (fill in every good words you like) 🙂

Soul n Spirit

Commendable job I would say after enjoying the trip in and out and of course on the top of the caves. Photos were stunning and I envy you this time.

Fimnora Westcaw

This is exquisite. What an amazing place! I wonder what it would be like to visit when nobody else was there? What a beautiful ‘secret spot’ it would make. GORGEOUS! And thank you for the tour 🙂

Priceless Joy

Very interesting and I loved the photos!

Amy

That is magnificent, 6000 BC!! Stunning photos, I feel like like I was trying to get into the cave 😀 The carvings, wow!!! Thank you for the throwback, I really enjoy it. 🙂

dianagitau

Wow loved that the history bit. Your photos are really amazing, looks like something straight out of a magazine. Phototrablogger, means you are a professional photographer? yes? please say yes. Otherwise i will be, once again, officially jealous of your natural talent 🙂

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[…] This is the Edakkal caves where you can find the Stone Carvings of Cave men, the Neolithic men who lived there in 6000BC. You can read more about it from here. […]

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