There are plenty of things to see in the quaint hill station, including the one of the hidden tourist attractions in Munnar called Rock cave Munnar or Malayil Kallan Guha
Rock cave is around 14 km from Munnar near the Lock Heart Gap on the way to Thekkady.
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Munnar is a beautiful hill station in the Idukki district, Kerala. It is a popular tourist destination with beautiful tea gardens and pristine mountains and valleys.
Tourists are mesmerized by the greenery and exotic flowers and enjoy the spectacular view of the valley from various viewpoints in the hill station.
The hill station looks glorious when mist and cloud envelop the hills. The best time to plan your trip is between September to March.
The cave is known for its natural beauty.
Malayil Kallan Guha is the Malayalam name meaning Upon the Mountain Thief Cave. The cave has an interesting story, many years ago, a thief called Malayil Kallan lived in the cave and used to loot travelers passing through on the road between Munnar and Thekkady.
It is speculated in ancient times, saints used the cave for meditation and prayers.
Rock cave is opposite Lock Heart Gap which has a breathtaking view of Munnar and the surrounding mountains and valley.
Rock Cave on Gap Road is a popular tourist spot. You enter and explore the cave, which is large enough for a person to stay inside.
How to Reach Rock Cave Munnar
If you are staying at Munnar, you can go by bus, hire a cab or ride your car to visit the Rock Cave. The nearest railway station is Aluva Railway Station is 120.7 km from Malayil Kallan Guha. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport is 120.5 km from Rock Cave. Rock Cave is located at Madurai National Highway near Mattupetty in Munnar
Things to do near Rock Cave Munnar
Tourists can explore the cave by going inside and enjoying the breathtaking view of the valley and mountains from Lock Heart Gap. You can purchase tea, coffee, juices, and some homemade snacks at a refreshment store near the cave.
Timing and Entry Fee
Malayil Kallan Guha does not have a specific time, but we recommend you visit it during the day. There is no entry fee to the cave. However Rock Cave Munnar is permanently closed now.