on Ambukuthi Hills, Edakkal caves are 10 kilometers from Sultanbathery,
in Wayanad district.
Formed by a large split in a huge rock, the two natural rock formations
represent the world's richest pictographic gallery of its kind.
The two caves located at a height of 1000m on Ambukutty Mala near
Ambalavayal can be accessed only by a 1 km trek trail from Edakkal.
Edakkal literally means 'a stone in between'.
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's Richest Pictographic
Gallery of its kind
these as one of the earliest centres of human habitation. It is believed
that similar straight-line cave drawings that are considered 7000 years
old can be seen only in Stiriya in the European Alps and a few rocky
places in Africa.
Ambukuthi Hills, Wayanad
One Of The Earliest Centres
Of Human Habitation
Prime Attractions of Sultan Bathery
Established in 1973, the Wayanad Wildlife
Sanctuary is contiguous to the protected area network of Nagarhole and
Bandipore of Karnataka and Mudumalai of Tamilnadu. more..