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.