Important Laterite Rockcut Caves in Kerala

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




  • Location: at chirakkal 2 km west of Kattakampal 10 km north west of Kunnamkulam.
  • Specifications:
  • Cave is fashioned by scooping a stepped rectangle pit into laterite out crop.
  • No of chambers: 4
  • Situated laterally facing east one each on other sides
  • Chamber height 1m
  • ceiling – horizontal
  • floors- rectangular
  • A bench along the length of the left chamber another bench along the length of the right chamber


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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