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Kerala tourism Guide


Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves


Lies in between the mountains of the Western Ghats, with Kerala's rich historical and cultural past make ‘Edakkal Caves’ a unique place to visit in Kerala tourism schedule. It is a Set of two natural caves located about six kilometres east of Ambalawayal in the district Wayanad, Kerala. This place was discovered by Mr. Fred Fawcett, who was then a Superintendent of Police of Malabar District in 1895 on his hunting trip to Wayanad. It showcases nature’s skill and philosophy on stand stones including Neolithic petroglyphs, stone scripts, cave drawings and pictorial wall inscriptions of human and animal figures, the swastik forms and symbols. These carvings speak of an eminently civilized people of pre-historic age, which have drawn the genuine consideration of archaeologists worldwide. It is one of the top rated wayanad places to visit. Situated about 16 km from Sulthan Bathery ,25km from Kalpetta and tourists have to trek up the Ambukuthi Hill to reach the caves. It takes only 45 minutes to climb the hill through lush coffee plantations. Tourists can buy entry tickets from the office on the top of the mountain. A telescope is installed a few feet from the caves. It offers a panoramic view of the surrounding scenic places. The district enjoys a uniformly pleasant climate throughout the year. The hills, rocks, valleys and dense forests offer several opportunities for adventure tourism and wildlife photography. You will get all the basic kinds of Indian food in most of the Wayanad hotels and home stays. Wayanad tourism offers enough customized Wayanad tour packages including extremely relaxing honeymoon packages.

Nearest Places


How to reach

  • flight
    BY AIR
    Edakkal Caves is only 106 Kilometres away from the Calicut International airport.
  • train
    You can reach by train from any part of India. Nearest railwaystation is Nilambur(80 Kilometers).
  • bus
    Bus service is available from all the places in Kerala and luxury buses are available from most of the South Indian cities.

Tips for the traveller

  • Main Towns: Alpetta, Sultan Bathery and Mananthavady.
  • Wayanad resorts: Vythiri Resorts Wayanad, Edakkal Hermitage, Wayanad Blooms, Rippon Mount Resort and top home stays.
  • Shopping: Spices, coffee, tea, native craft, herbal plants etc.


  • Jungle Retreat Wayanad : An ideal escape for the wildlife lovers.
  • Vythri Spa: Combines the finest traditions of Ayurveda with modern rejuvenation
  • Lush greenery and scenic landscape
  • Jeep safari through the forest
  • Trekking through lush coffee plantations

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