Burial cave Kandanassery

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

3) Burial cave Kandanassery


  • Location:
  • 2km south of Ariyannur, Near Kunnamkulam
  • Features
  • Entrance: – recessed opening inclined towards east
  • Chamber: –    hemispherical dome and parabolic floor
  • Single chambered
  • A circular opening on the ceiling of the cave (diameter 70cm)
  • Average Height: – 1.5 m from the floor
  • Benches on three sides with three legs cut out of the rock.
  • DSC_0545
  • DSC_0540


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

Add comment