Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves are located 1000 metres high on Ambukutty Mala 25 kms from Kalpetta in the Wayanad district of Kerala in India's Western Ghats. Inside the caves are pictorical writings believed to be from neolithic man, evidence of the presence of a prehistoric civilisation existing in this region. It is a prehistoric rock shelter formed naturally out of a strange disposition of three huge boulders making one to rest on the other two, with its bottom jutting out in between and serving as the roof. Edakkal rock engravings stand out distinct among the magnitude of prehistoric visual archives of paintings and graphic signs all over the world.