Edakkal Caves

#5 of 7 things to do in Wayanad

Edakkal Caves are two natural caves that are located at Edakkal, which is at a distance of around 25 km from Kalpetta located in the Wayanad district of Kerala in the Western Ghats. The caves are located on Ambukutty Mala and are located 1200 m above the sea level. The caves were discovered by Fred Fawcett in 1890. Inside the caves, there are pictorial writings which indicate presence of prehistoric civilization, from the Neolithic man, in this region. There are also carvings of human and animal figures as well as the objects used by them. The name Edakkal means a stone in between. There are several stories behind these rocks, one of the stories is that this cave was formed by the arrows fired by Lava and Kusha, sons of Lord Sri Rama, the other story is associated with Kutti Chathan and the Goddess Mudiampilly.  

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Edakkal Caves  trip
Edakkal Caves  trip
Edakkal Caves  trip