EDAKKAL CAVES

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Floohoo Travels offer you the best Kerala Tour Packages which includes Edakkal Caves. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. Are you looking for a trip back to the Stone Age? Then the Edakkal Caves are for you. Situated alongside an ancient and long abandoned trade route that connects the high mountains of Mysore to the ports of the Malabar Coast, the walls of these caves have pictorial writings and drawings of human and animal figures, as well as yet-to-be-deciphered symbols that date back to over 8,000 years ago. They are the only such known examples in South India, and they indicate the presence of a prehistoric civilization or settlement in the region.
The Edakkal Caves are not technically caves, rather they were formed when a large piece of rock split away from its main body and caused significant fissures on the cliff face. A rock weighing several tons covers the cleft to form the 'roof' of the cave. The caves were discovered by Fred Fawcett, a police official of the erstwhile Malabar state in 1890 who immediately recognized their anthropological and historical importance. This is one of the integral destinations in South India.

 

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