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The Edakkal Caves In Wayanad Are The Perfect Way To Brush Up On Some Stone Age History

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    Best known for its coffee plantations and lush greenery, Wanayad is also home to the Edakkal Caves that house rare Stone Age carvings!

    No Stone Unturned

    There’s plenty to do in Kerala, and Wayanad is one of the most popular destinations — from wildlife safaris to luxury villa rentals, there’s something for everyone! If you have plans to head down south anytime soon, don’t miss out on visiting Eddakal Caves. Dating back to 6,000 BC, the caves contain Neolithic stone carvings, and is the only place in South India you can find such a historical hidden gem.

    Set In Stone

    Getting to the caves {more of a cleft, really} is a bit of a trek, as cars aren’t allowed past a certain point — from the base it’s a 2 kilometre hike up a steep path, so get ready for some serious sweating! Along the way, you’ll find plenty of little shops selling local goods, like citronella oil, wooden toys, coffee and plenty more. The drawings in the cave, although crude, are immediately decipherable — we found a king, a queen, a child, a wheel and even an elephant! Despite being wedged between two rocks, the lighting is amazing and makes for a great photo.

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    There isn’t much else to do in the area, this is more of a scenic stopover if you’re on your way to  a lovely resort or plantation in Wayanad!