Wayanad - Edakkal Caves

Wayanad - Edakkal Caves

The naturally occurred caves that are formed by a large split in a huge rock that dates back to 6000 BC, is now a favourite tourist hub spot in Wayanad which is popularly known as Edakkal Caves. These 96 feet long and 22 feet wide cave is located at a distance of 1,200 above sea level. And this cave was discovered by Fred Fawcett, Superintendent of Police of the Malabar district during his hunting trip to Wayanad in 1890. The Edakkal caves are well known for its stone age carvings that belong to the Neolithic and Mesolithic age which includes symbols, scripts, ancient weapons, figures of human beings and animals.

Best Time to Visit Entry Time Visiting Hours Entrance Fee
October to May. 10 AM to 6 PM. 3 to 4 Hrs Yes

Availability of Guides :-

A trip with a travel agency to Wayanad will include guides to Edakkal Caves.


Souvenirs, local products.


Caving, photography


Trekking, hiking.


Relax near the Soochippara waterfalls.

Famous for:-

History, Neolithic settlement, trekking, hiking, photography.

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