Edakkal Caves : New Project
Kerala Tourism launched a 2.9-crore rupee project to improve civic amenities around the Edakkal Caves in Wayanad.
- These caves are located 3,900 feet above sea level in the majestic Ambukuthi Hills.
- The name Edakkal itself means “a stone in between”.
- The unique, intricate stone carvings date back to the Neolithic and Mesolithic ages.
- The caves are two natural formations that are believed to have been formed by a large split in a huge rock.
- These feature Neolithic-era pictorial writings believed to date to at least 6,000 BCE.
- The caves sport human and animal figures besides symbols and letters.
- Inside the caves are pictorial drawings and engravings that indicate the presence of ancient human settlements in the region.