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Burial cave at Kakkad

Important Laterite RockCutcaves in Kerala

  1. Ø Eyyal, Porkkulam, Kattakampal, Kakkad, Kandanasseri, Anakkara and Sukapuram.

  2. Ø Category: two types 1)single chambered, 2)multi chambered.

 1) Kattakampal burial ground

2) Burial cave at Kakkad

  1. Ø Location: on the slope of hill 2 north of kunnamkulam town

  2. Ø Features:

  3. ·Narrow entrance.

  1. ·Access to the entrance through a flight of steps.

  2. ·Caves dome shaped and  parabolic on plan.

  3. ·A circular opening on the cave ceiling.

  1. ·Wide plaster like projection an either side of the entrance.

  2. ·Height of cave 1.8m from floor to the top opening(unusual).

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