The caves were discovered by Fred Fawcett, the then Superintendent of Police of the Malabar district in 1890, during his hunting trip to Wayanad. He discovered the Edakkal rock-shelter, situated on the western side of Edakkalmala. To his surprise, he identified the place as a habitat of Neolothic people.Edakkal caves are famous for its pictorial paintings (cave paintings), which are considered to be of 6000 B C. To reach the caves, one has to trek through the Ambukutty Mala. It will take around 45 minutes to climb the hill and you will never get disappointed in your trip to these historic caves.Edakkal is the only known place in India with Stone Age carvings.
Opens: All days of the week except Monday & National Holidays
Timing: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Fees: Indians :Rs 20/-.
Foreigners :Rs 40/-.
Adult: Rs.10/- ,Children: Rs.5/-
Camera: Rs 100/-
Season: November To April
- Stone Age rock engravings
- Ancient burial spots
- 45 min trek (moderate difficulty)
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