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About Edakkal Caves

1200 meters above from the sea level, is a well famous cave named Edakkal Cave which is located 25 km away Kalpetta in the Wayanad district. This cave is situated near an ancient trade route, which connects the high mountains of Mysore to the ports of the Malabar coast having a fence on the both sides of the pathway of this cave with a CCTV surveillance. It is believed that there are many pictorial writings from 6,000 BC, written on the walls of this cave by the Neolithic man that indicate the prehistoric civilizations presence. The stone age sculpture is the most attractive thing about this cave, and a large number of tourists come to this place to see these carvings. These carvings are the most popular and only stone age carvings in South India. Fred Fawcett, who was a police official of the erstwhile Malabar state asked for world's attention towards the sculptures of Edakkal caves, but nobody showed their interest towards these. However, later the record of history gave some facts about this duration. This out the new analysis of history. Near 120 years ago, the Fred Fawcett and other caves fame climbed down from Ambukuthy Hills. Edakkal caves are an example of the colorful visuals of a pre-historic age. Since then, the name of Fred Fawcett got linked with the history of Edakkal cave as he has done many things to let people know about the beautiful carvings of this cave. All the pictorial representations were later taken to comprehensive analysis. The pillars of this cave are made up of granite. The drinking facility is also available for the visitors. Except for this facility, many other facilities are available at this cave such as separate rooms for tourists, VIP lounge, new toilet blocks, convenient resting spots.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Entry Fee INR 25
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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