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Edakkal Caves

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Edakkal Caves situated on Ambukutty Hill, 10 kms. from Sultan Bathery in Wayanad district of North Kerala. This place is recognized as one of the earliest inhabitation of man. The pictorial writings and stone edicts in the Edakkal caves signal to an era very old as long as 6,000 BCE. Edakkal caves are a group of 2 natural caves located 3,900 feet above the sea level with full of stone edicts, figures of men and animals depicted on stone, Stone Age writing (petro glyphs), coins, arrows, knives, pictures of trecs, and symbols. The caves were discovered in 1895 by Fred Fawcett, a police officer of the erstwhile Malabar state. His interest in the caves led him to write articles regarding this which in turn attracted archaeologists and historians from across the globe to research on the caves. Edakkal caves are a prime tourist attraction of South India. The tourism department of Kerala has facilitated the visit to this natural marvel by erecting railings so that the caves are secured. Make sure to visit this ancient footprint of human civilization while a trip to Kerala. This fine natural experience can be compared to carvings found in the European Alps of Syria and in the stone-decked regions of Africa.


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