Edakkal Caves,Wayanad:An Overview

An overview of Edakkal caves of wayanad in Kerala state.

 Edakkal caves

Historic Edakkal caves are best known tourist spots located at a height of 1200m above sea level on Ambukutty Mala in Wayanad district. You can reach this destination by traveling a distance of 25 km from Kalpetta. Preserved pictorial writings seen inside Edakkal caves depicts the art style of neolithic age. It is a wonderful location for tour trip and a favourite destination of archeologists. Great stone age carvings depicted on rock seen inside Edakkal caves captures all eyes. It symbolizes the prehistoric settlements of human beings in cave. You can enjoy watching the pictures depicted on rock which include pictures of ancient tools and equipments and animal figures.

Studies say that, the pictures seen inside Edakkal caves were drawn during the period between 5000 BC to 1000 BC. It says that, some of the pictures depicted on walls shows connection with Indus Valley Civilization. Sign of a man holding a jar is an example to prove this statement. The word Edakkal literally means the stone in between. It seems like a magical cave with lights coming from a gap in the roof. Alluring vision and silent atmosphere of Edakkal caves attract thousands of visitors to this enchanting spot in Wayanad. We have already seen that, Edakkal cave lies on Ambukutty Mala. It is believed that, these caves are related to the epic Ramayana. People believes that, caves were formed as a result of arrow firing done by Lava and Kushfa. Mysteries are still gushing like waterfalls, but this beautiful spot assures a thrilling sight scene for tourist.

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