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Edakkal Caves are two natural caves located 1000 metres high on Ambukutty Mala 25 km from Kalpetta in the Wayanad district of Kerala in India's Western Ghats. They lie on an ancient trade route connecting the high mountains of Mysore to the Malabar coast ports. Inside the caves are pictorical writings believed to be from neolithic man, evidence of the presence of a prehistoric civilisation existing in this region. Such stone age carvings are very rare and these are the only known examples in southern India
==Get in==
Approximate time required to climb till top of the hill and down: 3-4 hours.
Entry to the hill closes by 4 PM.
Departmental jeeps can be hired to travel the initial few km till the foot of the hill. A jeep can carry upto six passengers and there are separate rates for one way and return journeys.
Nearby places - Soojippara water falls, Sultan Bathery, Mutanga Wildlife Sanctuary.
==Get out==

Revision as of 13:52, 13 October 2009

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