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Edakkal Hermitage

Area : Wayanad , Kerala, India

Effortlessly binding history and traditional values, the Edakkal Hermitage Wayanad combines spectacular vistas of nature and the timeless appeal of heritage of the nearby pre-historic Edakkal caves, with its warm ambience and vernacular architecture.

Location : Edakkal Hermitage Wayanad caves are situated on the western side of Ambukuthimala, hill twelve kilometres south-west of the town of Sultan’s Battery, and about six kilometres east of Ambalawayal in the Wayanad District of Kerala. General elevation of the ground is some 1200 metres above the mean sea level, and the peak of Ambukuthimala at over 500 metres above the surrounding area is easily identifiable from a considerable distance. It is known to lie on an ancient route connecting the high ranges of Mysore to the ports of Malabar.

Accommodation : Our cottages are named after various Paleolithic caves sites of repute from around the world. WADI KUBBANIYA We have christened the tree house "Wadi Kubbaniya” --- an adventurous sounding name that has been borrowed from one of the cave sites in Egypt, Africa that dates back to 17000 BC.

Facilities : We offer a host of visitor services an information centre, camping facilities and cottage accommodation. Other facilities include a little restaurant that serves traditional Malayali cuisine, a shop of souvenirs and books, and an open-air theatre for cultural and heritage events. We also organize trips to other interesting places in and around Wayanad like the Muthanga wild life sanctuary, nature reserves, water falls, historic relics and ancient temples.