Wayanad has a powerful history. Historians are of the view that organised human life existed in these parts, at least ten centuries before Christ. Countless evidences about New Stone Age civilisation can be seen on the hills of Wayanad. The two caves of Ampukuthimala located between Sulthan Bathery and Ambalavayal, with pictures on their walls and pictorial writings, speak volumes of the bygone era and civilisation. Edakkal caves are most famous prehistoric site in Kerala.
Recorded history of this district is available from the 18th century. With prehistoric engravings, the very first discovered in Kerala, Relics and edicts found in various parts of Wayanad speak of an important prehistoric era. In ancient times, this land was ruled by the Rajas of the Veda tribe. In later days..