Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves

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Wayanad’s best places are not only known for its natural beauty but also for its historical prominence as well. One such Wayanad destination is Edakkal caves. This is one place that provides an insight into the lives of stone age men. In history, Edakkal caves hold a prominent place by providing historians an insight into the lifestyle of our ancestors. It is believed that prehistoric humans used to live here. There are carvings on the rock, believed as the communication carried out with their counterparts. The carvings are splendid and leave you speechless. The caves are situated on Ambukuthi hills and trekking to the caves is a great experience.

It is believed that the Edakkal caves are one of the finest examples of early human settlements. The caves were discovered in 1895 by Fred Fawcett, a Superintendent of Police of the Malabar district, and since then they are a major attraction for people of all types.