Edakkal Caves

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Edakkal Caves are two natural caves at a remote area at Edakkal, 25 km from Kalpetta in the Wayanad region of Kerala in India's Western Ghats. Edakkal Caves are arranged something like 16 km from Sulthan Bathery and voyagers need to trek up the Ambukuthi Hill to achieve the holes.  They lie  adjacent to an old trade route associating the high mountains of Mysore to the ports of the Malabar coast. The caves were found in 1890 by Fred Fawcett, superintendent of police having a place with the recent state of Malabar.

The name "Edakkal" actually signifies "a stone in between". The name Ambukuthimala is credited to the local legend which has it that the caves were shaped by arrows let go by Lava and Kusha, the children of Sri Rama, incredible saint of the Ramayana.

The cavern is framed by a tremendous rock straddling an enormous fissure in a high cleft, making a secured space that is 96 feet long, 22 feet wide and 30 feet high. Initially level of the hollow is entered through a little opening, opposite to which is a section prompting an alternate opening, this time in the top, that prompts the second level, much greater in size than the first cave.

The enormous inner parts of the cave are loaded with stone carvings fitting in with the Neolithic period, and have drawn the genuine consideration of archeologists and antiquarians around the world. It is a site of enormous chronicled and archeological essentialness. It is recognized to be one of the earliest focuses of human residence. Inside the caves are pictorial works accepted to date to no less than 6,000 BC, from the Neolithic man, showing the vicinity of an ancient progress or settlement in this area. The Stone Age carvings of Edakkal are uncommon and are the main known samples from south India.

Today Edakkal caves  is a center point for many tourists, students and specialists .



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Latitude: 11.6853575

Longitude: 76.1319953

The current time and date:12:23 am Wednesday, Oct 18 2017

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