Edakkal Caves are two natural caves located 1,200 metres above sea level in the Wayanad district of Kerala in India's Western Ghats. They lie besides an ancient trade route connecting the high mountains of Mysore to the ports of Malabar coast. Inside the caves are pictorial writings believed to be dating to at least 5000 BC, from the Neolithic man, indicating the presence of a prehistoric civilization or settlement in this region. The Stone Age carvings of Edakkal are rare and are the only known examples from south India.
We visited one of the caves on the way back from Wayanad. Still I was most fascinated by the tropical forest all around us - stunningly green, fresh and beautiful.
Photos by Olga & Arek