Burial cave at Kakkad

Important Laterite RockCutcaves in Kerala

  • Ø Eyyal, Porkkulam, Kattakampal, Kakkad, Kandanasseri, Anakkara and Sukapuram.
  • Ø Category: two types 1)single chambered, 2)multi chambered.

 1) Kattakampal burial ground

2) Burial cave at Kakkad

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  • Ø Location: on the slope of hill 2 north of kunnamkulam town
  • Ø Features:
  • ·Narrow entrance.
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  • ·Access to the entrance through a flight of steps.
  • ·Caves dome shaped and  parabolic on plan.
  • ·A circular opening on the cave ceiling.
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  • ·Wide plaster like projection an either side of the entrance.
  • ·Height of cave 1.8m from floor to the top opening(unusual).


There is always something left behind…a twig, fragments of a bangle, a seed, a blossom on the hedges enrolled in the red list.

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