Edakkal caves situated twenty-five kilometers far from Kalpetta lays two holes which exhibit nature’s expertise and theory on design. These hollows are found 1,200 m over the ocean level on Ambukutty Mala. The name “Edakkal” actually signifies ‘a stone in the middle’. Here you can see a surrender framed by an overwhelming stone straddling a gap in the stone.
Numerous legends are there behind the development of Edakkal caverns. One of the stories is that these caverns are said to be shaped with the bolts let go by Lava and Kusha, the children of Lord Sri Rama. Another is related with Kutti Chathan and the Goddess Mudiampilly. The nearby individuals used to have a journey excursion to this place to respect the Goddess.
The hollows were found by Fred Fawcett, the then Superintendent of Police of the Malabar region in 1890, amid his chasing excursion to Wayanad. He found the Edakkal shake protect, arranged on the western side of Edakkalmala. Shockingly, he recognized the place as a living space of Neolithic individuals.
Edakkal hollows are well known for its pictorial canvases (surrender depictions), which are thought to be of 6000 B C. To achieve the holes, one needs to trek through the Ambukutty Mala. It will take around 45 minutes to climb the slope and you will never get disillusioned in your outing to these notable holes.
Inside the give in, you can see two chambers. The lower chamber is 18 ft long, 12 ft wide and 10 ft high and the upper chamber is 96 ft long, 22 ft wide and 18 ft high. You can locate carvings of human, creature figures and questions utilized by people, on the dividers of the holes. These carvings give awesome proof for an exceptionally cultivated society who lived in the pre-memorable age. Edakkal hollows have drawn incredible consideration of archeologists and students of history around the world.
Edakkal is the main known place in India with Stone Age carvings. You can see here carvings having a place with Neolithic and Mesolithic age. The human figures of these caverns have raised hair and some have covers. They all have archeological importance and are fascinating as well. Alongside these pictorial carvings, you can likewise watch Tamil and Brahmi Script in Edakkal hollows.
Edakkal is said to have a few connections with Indus Valley Civilization as well. Around 400 signs were found as of late, which had demonstrated its association with the old human advancement. The noticeable among them was ‘a man with a container glass’.
The meeting time to Edakkal holes is from morning 9:30 to night 4:30. You can achieve the lower some portion of the Ambukutty slopes through transport or auto and from that point you need to climb the slopes. Till mid method for the slopes, you can make utilization of the jeeps orchestrated by the DTPC. To enter the caverns, you need to give a sensible section expense.