There are two caves were examined and surveyed. Both of them face west-north west and are situated one behind the other, with a gap of 6 ft. 3 in. between them, Porkalam-2 cave lying to the north-west, of Porkalam-1 cave. The entrance of Porkalam-1cave is 1 ft. 4 in. wide and 1 ft. 6 in. high. The top-cutting of caves is slightly curved on either end, having the shape of a horizontal arch. There are two benches inside the cave. Porkalam-2 cave has no bench at all nor has it a vessel-stand. But both the caves have a rock-cut central pillar. The entrance of Porkalam-2 cave was originally 1 ft. 6 in. wide and 1 ft. 8 in. high, but now is unsymmetrically wide owing to the disintegration of the rock. The central pillars in both the Porkalam caves are narrowest in the middle, from where they gradually spread out, until at the top, which is 3 ft. 1 in. high in Porkalam-1 cave and 2 ft. 9 in. in Porkalam-2 cave, they merge with the surface of the vault. A similar tendency is observed in the pillar of the cave near Calicut.


  • Located 24 km from Thrissur
  • Located 4 km north from Kunnamkulam