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Edakkal Caves

Thousands of years ago in a rock shelter at Edakkal, stone age people recorded their disquiet and anxiety at the social changes brought about by Iron Age technology. In 1910 an amateur archaeologist rediscovered their work and sought to bring it to the attention of professional colleagues and the general public. What makes the Edakkal caves important today.

Edakkal Images

Wonders & Tourist Attractions

  • Two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal
  • Lie 1,200 metres above sea level on the spectacular hill Ambukutty Mala
  • Rare and special prehistoric drawings in stone
  • Pictorial writings inside the caves are believed to date to at least 6,000 BC
  • The rock surface is chock-full of linear motifs and form a carved jumble of deep incisions
  • The carvings of human and animal figures, tools used and of symbols yet to be deciphered
  • Edakkal Hermitage resort
  • Ambalavayal or Wayanad Heritage Museum

Address of Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves are located at Sulthan Bathery Taluk, Wayanad District of Kerala state, India - 673593.

How to Reach

Edakkal Caves are located 8 km away from NH-212 at Kolagapaara

  • Nearest Town: Sulthan Bathery - 14 km, Ambalavayal - 5 km
  • Distance From: Mysuru - 217 km, Ooty - 104 km, Kozhikode - 99 km, Kalpetta - 26 km
  • Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport - 110 km
  • Nearest Bus Station: Kolagapaara
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kozhikode
  • Transport: From Sulthan Bathery both KeralaSRTC and private buses are available to Ambalavayal. From Ambalavayal the Edakkal Caves are 5 km away which can be reached by autos or jeeps (Taxis) available in Ambalavayal town. From the vehicle parking area to the cave entry point there is concrete laid steep road. To traverese this road jeeps are available.

Where to Stay

Edakkal Hermitage resort is giving nice at the caves. There are many resorts and hotels are there for stay around Sulthan Bathery.

Best Season & Time to Visit

Should be careful in Monsoon season because trekking will be slippery.

Things to Take Care

Timings: 09.00 am - 04.00 pm

Closed on Monday and Public holidays

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