Edakkal Caves is one of the most visited places in Wayanad. There is also trekking and 1 and Half km walk thrugh steep road to reach the base of edakkal caves. There is historical importance and beauty which makes Edakkal Caves Wayanad one of the adventurous zones in Kerala. Why do people visit Edakkal Caves, what are the attractions of this tourist location in Wayanad. We are trying to give you a descriptive article regarding it.
Edakkal Caves is actually a cave that was formed by two big rocks that have fallen on top of one another creating a cave and there is proof that Neolithic man had lived 6000 years before because of the Stone Age carvings found in it. Know about Best times to Visit Edakkal Caves Wayanad. Which are best time frames, days to visit Edakkal Caves at Wayanad. Make sure you go on all week days , Sundays except Monday to edakkal caves and plan your Wayanad tour based on that.
There is around 1.5 km of walking through steep road and another trekking to reach the Ambukuthi Hills. Earlier there was a jeep service to the base of Edakkal caves. But it was stopped after jeeps turned upside down on these steep roads. You will have to walk up through these roads and you will enjoy the walk seeing monkeys jumping around you. Sometimes these monkeys are little angry. So make sure you don’t have any food items in your hand. When we visited there we could see the monkey group fights and their jumping through trees.And on reaching the entry gate, you will have to take tickets and start climbing the Ambukuthi Mala (Hill) to reach the Edakkal caves.
You can walk up the hills carefully and enter the caves and see the beauty of pre-historic men drawings.
There is a steel stair case for you to descent on return journey. But in old times, people had to climb down the hills and it was dangerous. View from top of Edakkal caves is fantastic and you can see nearby States from this location at the top of the hill.
Edakkal Caves is one of the protected areas in Kerala tourist locations because of its rare writings in the walls.
Holidays for Edakkal Caves
- Monday (Holiday)
- Public Holidays – Entry to Edakkal Caves will be Closed (May Day, Gandhi Jayanthi, Thiruvonam, Republic Day, Independence Day)
How to Reach Edakkal Caves in Wayanad
Edakkal Caves is located at 16 km from Sulthan Bathery.
Google Map of Edakkal Caves in Wayanad, Kerala
Photos of Edakkal Caves Wayanad
Cave carvings of 7000 years old by ancient Indus Valley Civilization, Harappan civilization was found in the Edakkal caves.
Sulthan Bathery Wayanad Tourist Places Nearby, Hotels
Sulthan Bathery is another town that is chosen by travelers on tour to Wayanad. So what is the significance of Sulthan Bathery Wayanad as a tourist destination.
Lot of tourist spots are located near to Sulthan Bathery and this article is regarding their information.
The distance from Sulthan Bathery to Kozhikode the nearest railway station is around 100 km. The name Sulthan Bathery was given to this place because this was use by Tipu Sultan of Mysore for keeping his weapons for battle. Lot of tourist destinations can be reached from this place in Wayanad.
Sulthan Bathery Wayanad Tourist Spots
- Edakkal Caves
- Bathery Cathedral
- Mariyamman Temple
- Battery Jumaa masjid
- Panaraman Jain Temple
- Kuruva Dweep – 40 km from Sulthan Bathery
- Kanthapara Waterfalls
- Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
- Pazhassi Raja Tomb
- Thirunelly Temple
- Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctury
- Banasura Sagar Dam
- Ambukuthi Mala – 12 km from Sulthan Bathery
- Thovarimala – 5 km from Sulthan Bathery
- Muthanga Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Google Map of Sulthan Bathery Wayanad
Photos of Sulthan Bathery Wayanad
Best Hotels for Accommodation at Sulthan Bathery Wayanad
- Aradhana Tourist Home
- Olivia Residency & Home Stay
- Sanjeevani Resort
- Amida Castle
- Kalpaka Hotel
- Paul’s Deluxe Residency
- Emarald Western Ghats Resorts
- Wayanad Green Meadows
- Hiliya Resort
Videos of Sulthan Bathery Wayanad
Distance from Sulthan Bathery to Kalpetta is around 24 km.
Phantom Rock Wayanad Kalpetta Tourist Spot Visit, Photo
Wayanad is a beautiful place in Kerala with lot of natural attractions that will make you feel wonder at nature’s magic. There are also many places which are least visited because there are many other choices and more magnificent places around than that. Phantom Rock Wayanad is one such attraction which is a great tourist spot for everyone.
Phantom Rock is a skull shaped rock which was formed naturally. It will look like a phantom head when seen from a distance. Phantom Rock at Wayanad is known by the names of Thalappara and Cheengeri Mala.
If you are in a hurry to visit other top destinations in Wayanad , you can avoid it. If you are nearby the location of Phantom Rock then choose to include it on the way.
How to Reach Phantom Rock Wayanad
Phantom Rock is around 26 km from Kalpetta. there is a small trekking required to reach the place where this hill is situated and is an archaeological wonder and many people think whether this a natural formation or man made.
The exact location of it is at Cheengeri in Kalpetta at Wayanad.
Google Map of Kanthanpara Falls in Wayanad, Kerala
Photo of Kanthanpara Waterfalls Wayanad
Kalpetta, Sulthan Bathery are the nearby places around Phantom rock and you can visit it if you are passing by these routes.
Muniyara Wayanad Caves Photos Location How to Reach
What is Muniyara and what is it’s specialty. The proper use of the structure “Muniyara” is unknown. Lot of Miniyara’s are found allover Kerala and among them Muniyara Wayanad is most visited by archaeologists who are looking to find the truth behind it.
Tourists are also fond of visiting the Muniyara in Wayanad because of it’s beauty and simplicity in construction.
It is believed that Muniyara is a burial-area of ancient people and some people believe that it is some sort of resting place created by pre-historic men.
Many Muniyaras were found at the Ambukuthi Hill in Wayanad district which is famous for Edakkal caves.
Tour to Muniyara Wayanad
The Muniyaras caves that are visited usually by tourists is at Sulthan Bathery and near to Marayoor. Muniyara is made of three slabs erected in a way to form a small cave. It is possible to enter inside the muniyara’s if you dare to do and if there is permission to do so.
Google Map of Muniyara Caves in Wayanad, Kerala
Photos of Muniyara Wayanad
Many of the things found after excavation from Muniyara’s is showcased at the Wayanad Heritage Museum.
Jain Temples Wayanad Panamaram, Ananthanatha Swamy
When we talk about Jain Temples in wayanad, there are lot of them scattered at different places. Still there are lot of Jain religion believers in various parts of Wayanad district in Kerala. The Jain Temples Wayanad includes Panamaram Jain temple and Ananthanatha Swamy Jian temple which are the most visited pilgrimage tourist places.
Other than this there are few Jain temple sites where we can find the ruins of old temples that existed. Jain religion sis believed to have reached Kerala in 12th century. Jain temples are located at Punchavayal, Puthanangadi a.etc.
The popular and most visited Jain temple in Wayanad is around 24 Kilometers from Kalpetta and is nearest to Sulthan Bathery by around 2 kilometers only. If you are at Mananthavady, then the Jain Temple is at a very long distance of about 41 Km.
Google Map of Jain Temples in Wayanad, Kerala
Photos of Jain Temples at Wayanad
Architecture beauty and excellence of the Jain temples had attracted visitors to it. It is just a watchable destination for normal travelers. They might not find anything interesting in old temples. A visit to the Jain temples is advised to only those who are interested in archaeology, architecture .etc.