The culture in Wayanad is very distinct from rest of the Kerala as the region is home to the highest number of tribal communities in the state. It is said that these communities have been living in the jungles of Wayanad since time immemorial. Some of the pictorial findings on the Caves of Edakkal suggest that their existence dates back to the time before Christ. Though many of these communities mainly practice Hinduism now, ancient forms of worship are still very much alive. They have extravagant traditions in art and craft. Their music, dance, artwork and craftsmanship have all been influenced by the natural beauty of the region, making it a traveller’s delight to witness their art forms.