These are fascinating neolithic natural cave site with pre-historic rock etchings. on the walls of these caves.The earliest works seem to date back to 8000 years ago. The word EDAKKAL means "a stone in between", describing how the caves are formed. A heavy boulder straddles a fissure in the rock.
The walk to the cave is very tiring, steep and needs lot of stamina. There are ladders at places, but it would only make it difficult..Quite slippery but worth it at the end :-)
The rock carvings are quite fascinating, proof that they had tools well defined. There are pictures of chieftains, man, wheel, elephants...
More about Edakkal caves here - Ambukuthi Mala and Edakkal caves. Did click few pictures. Here they are.
Steep, uneven ways leading to the cave.
To the cave
The EDAKKAL - boulder in between the caves
Stone carvings on a wall
St. Angelo's Fort
It is also called as Kannur Fort and is built along the shores of Arabian sea. It was built in 1505 by the Portuguese, just like For Aguada in Goa. The seashore is picturesque, natural fishing bay . The fort is built of laterite, triangular and the walls protect the inland from the rough sea.
More about the fort here - St Angelo's Fort. Now for some photos
The wall against the sea
Canons facing the sea
Light at the end of the tunnel :-)
Storage rooms maybe
Laterite wall and a canon