Prev | Home | Next Situated on Ambukuthi Hills, Edakkal caves are 10 kilometers from Sultanbathery, in Wayanad district. Formed by a large split in a huge rock, the two natural rock formations represent the world's richest pictographic gallery of its kind. The two caves located at a height of 1000m can be accessed only by a 1 km trek trail from Edakkal. Edakkal literally means 'a stone in between'. It is a prehistoric rock shelter formed naturally out of a strange positioning of three huge boulders making one rest on the other two, with its bottom jutting out in between and serving as the roof. Edakkal rock engravings stand out distinct among the magnitude of prehistoric visual archives of paintings and graphic signs all over the world. Archaeologists consider these as one of the earliest centres of human habitation. It is believed that similar straight-line cave drawings that are considered 7000 years old can be seen only in Syria in the European Alps and a few rocky places in Africa.
this is at the entrance of the first cave. was raining cats and dogs when we were there and we all got soaked. it was all foggy up on the hill and we couldnt see far, but it was still a breathtaking sight. in the end it was worth getting up at 6 in the morning for that :)