The Edakkal Caves in Wayanad are magnificent formations of nature. The word ‘Edakkal’ itself means ‘a stone in between’. The structure of these caves is truly extraordinary as a big boulder balances itself on two relatively smaller boulders, thus forming the truly fascinating Edakkal Caves of Kerala. These caves are a very popular tourist attraction of Wayanad. The cave has two levels inside that can be entered through an entrance that is merely 5 feet in height.
The lower chamber is around 18 feet long and 10 feet high. A small passage from there leads to the upper chamber that is around 95 feet long and 18 feet high. This truly magnificent structure is a storehouse of pre-historic art forms. These etchings and carvings on the walls of the caves are truly fascinating as they date back to almost 5000 years. This attracts historians and archaeologists from all over the world. The Edakkal Caves have been the cradle of human civilization at different stages in history.
How to Reach Edakkal Caves
Located at a distance of 23 kilometers is the Karipur airport.
By Rail/ Train
The nearest railway station is located at a distance of 97 kilometers at Kozhikode.
The Edakkal Caves can be accessed easily from anywhere in Kerala and Wayanad as it is well connected by a wide network of roads.