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ISSUE: 356

APRIL 2023

Kudakkallu Parambu, Thrissur
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Kudakkallu Parambu, Thrissur

Take a fascinating journey back in time, and discover the unique burial practices of the bygone era at Kudakkallu Parambu. This mesmerizing prehistoric megalithic burial site is nestled at Cheramangad in Thrissur district, and boasts an impressive collection of 69 preserved monuments.

Experience the wonder of ancient history as you explore the stunning umbrella stones, which give Kudakkallu Parambu its name. These breathtaking monuments, estimated to be over 4,000 years old, offer a fascinating insight into the stone age and are just one example of Kerala's rich megalithic heritage.

Cheramangad is widely regarded as one of the most important megalithic sites in Kerala, home to a stunning array of Dolmens, Urn burials, Hood stones, Rock-cut caves and, of course, the unique and beautiful Kudakkallus. These impressive umbrella stones are mainly found in the laterite area and are truly a sight to behold.

Declared a centrally-protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Kudakkallu Parambu offers visitors a glimpse into the ancient site, where it is believed our ancestors buried their dead in earthen urns beneath the umbrella stones.

Recent excavations have uncovered a wealth of fascinating artifacts, including urns in red ware, bowls of Russet Coated ware, vase and bowls of black and red ware, one copper bowl, iron implements and even a few bone pieces.

But Kudakkallu Parambu is not the only prehistoric site worth exploring. Venture further afield and you'll discover other captivating locations, such as Ariyannur, Chowannur, Eyyal, Kakkad, Kandanssery, and Kattakambal, each offering its unique insight into Kerala's rich and fascinating history.

Getting There
Nearest Railway Station: Waddakkanchery, about 18 km | Thrissur, about 25 km
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, about 75 km | Karipur International Airport, about 80 km

Contact
DTPC Thrissur
Ph: +91 487 2320800

  Topics: Thrissur  

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