Edakkal Caves

Edakkal cave is 25 km from Kalpetta and just 3 km from Ambalavayal in Wayanad district. The name “Edakkal” literally means “a stone in between”, and this describes how the cave is formed by a heavy boulder straddling a fissure in the rock. The structure of these caves is truly extraordinary as a big boulder balances itself on two relatively smaller boulders, thus forming the truly fascinating Edakkal Caves of Kerala. Edakkal caves are a very popular tourist attraction of Wayanad. The cave has two levels inside that can be entered through an entrance that is merely 5 feet in height. There are human and animal figures carvings on the rock walls depicting pre-historic period and civilized people. The caves can be approached by 1 km trekking trail starting from Edakkal. These etchings and carvings on the walls of the caves are truly fascinating as they date back to almost 5000 years. This attracts historians and archaeologists from all over the world. The Edakkal Caves have been the cradle of human civilization at different stages in history.



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