February 29, 2012

Historic Edakkal Caves at Wayanad

Sulthan Bathery is a quaint town located in Wayanad district of Kerala. The famous Edakkal caves which also means "A stone in between" is situated at the northern region of Wayanad called Ambukuthi Hills, 10 Kms from Sulthan Bathery.

The caves are considered as one of the earliest centers of human habitation. This was said to be formed by a large split in a huge rock thus holds two chambers. The caves are famous for paintings and carvings on rock which portrays values of stone age civilizations.

Edakkal caves can be accessed only though a 1 km trekking trail from Edakkal. In the first chamber there are lots of pictorial carvings that depicts the existence of various tribes.

Morning hours are the best time to be at Edakkal caves and it closes by 5 pm.

Below is a route map we collected to Edakkal Caves from the nearest city, Sulthan Bathery.

Edakkal caves sulthan bathery Wayanad Route map

Spacial thanks to Chins for the Post.

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