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Archaeological Monuments in Wayanad
There are many archaeological monuments in Wayanad. The most famous among them is Edakkal Caves which is 4000 feet uphill from Ambukuthy Mala. It is 12 kms away from Sulthan Bathery.It has many petroglyphs from the prehistoric era. There are natural rock cut outs, ancient carvings of human beings and animals etc. Thovarimala Ezhuthupara is a cave that is located in a remote place about 5 kms away from Edakkal Caves.It has pictorial writings belonging to prehistoric Stone Age. It is believed that there are more than 60 archaeological sites. Pazhassi Raja Tomb at Mananthavady is in memory of Pazhassi Raja, the warrior King who fought against British. The Muniyaras, located at the foot of Ambukuthi hill has ancient burial vaults and remnants of Stone Age tools, pottery etc. The Chain tree is believed to have the spirit of an Adivasi Youth chained to it according to a legend.

Museums in Wayanad
There are two museums in Wayanad-Wayanad Heritage Museum, which is also known as Ambalavayal Heritage Museum and Pazhassi Rajah Museum, near Pazhassi Tomb. The Wayanad Heritage Museum has artifacts belonging to 2nd century and arts from 16th century. It consists of 4 blocks-Veerasmruthi, Devasmruthi, Gothrasmruthi and Jeevanasmruthi. Veerasmruthi has objects to remind of wars and warriors, Gothrasmruthi of tribal life, Devasmruthi of scholarly artifacts and Jeevanasmruthi of tribesmen.


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