The Edakkal Caves, also known as Edakal, are two natural caves in the Wayanad district of Kerala. Located 1,200 meters above sea level on the Mysore Plateau in the Western Ghats, the caves are thought to have been camping shelters for Neolithic people. Three caves dating to at least 5000 BC have been found on Ambukuthi Mala, called the Edakkal Caves. These caves have stone age pictorial writings on their walls. There was a big push by several archaeologists - both Indian and Western - in 2007 to get the Edakkal Caves declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.