The cave at Kandanisseri, which is situated half a mile south of Ariyannoor is also entered through a recessed opening, although the opening here is inclined towards east-south-east. The inner recess, 2 ft. 3 in. wide and 1 ft. 10 in. high, leads into a chamber with a hemispherical dome and a parabolic floor. On all sides excepting the entrance-side, are three benches, each with three legs cut out of the rock, the hollowed-out space between the legs taking the shape of the base of the benches. They are only 6 in. wide and do not extend under the whole width to the back of the benches. This belongs to the Iron Age.



  • Located 32ckm from Thrissur
  • Located 5 km from the temple town of Guruvayur
  • Located 10 km from Kunnamkulam