Edakkal Caves are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal, 25 kilometer from Kalpetta within the Wayanad district of Kerala. These caves were discovered in 1895 by Fred Fawcett, Superintendent of Police of Malabar District during his hunting trip. The caves are two natural rock formations believed to have been formed by a large split in a huge rock. If you’re planning a vacation to Wayanad, we suggest you explore the Edakkal Caves for the following reasons:

  1. Trek up the Ambukuthi Hill : A trek up the majestic Ambukuthi Hills is required to reach these caves. It is an hour trek to reach the Edakkal Caves. Treat yourself to the aroma of coffee as you climb up.
  2. Stone Age Carvings : The writings on the walls of Edakkal Caves dates back to 6,000 BCE, belonging to Neolithic Age. According to various research, few of these carvings also belong to Indus Valley Civilization.
  3. Breathtaking Landscapes : Once you reach the top of Ambukuthi Hills, the view is to die for. Take a break and savour the lush greenery before descending the hill.
  4. Savour Omelette Pav and noodles : After a tiring excursion who doesn’t want to eat good food. Relish yourself with cheesy omlette pav and noodles served by the locals over there.

Ticket price

The ticket price for adults is Rs. 30 and for children below 12 years is Rs.20.

Timings

It is open on all days from 8am to 4pm except Monday.

Best time to visit

October to February is the winter season with temperatures between 10°C and 25°C making it ideal for sightseeing.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 97 km from Sultan Bathery

Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport about 23 km from Kozhikode

Ticket price

The ticket price for adults is Rs. 30 and for children below 12 years is Rs.20.

Timings

It is open on all days from 8am to 4pm except Monday.

Best to visit

October to February is the winter season with temperatures between 10°C and 25°C making it ideal for sightseeing.