Discover Ancient Marayoor 1

Marayoor, Munnar

Discover Ancient Marayoor
It’s not just sights that make Marayoor, a scenic locale situated around 40 km away from Munnar, special. Besides two pre-historic sites, a sandalwood forest and vast sugarcane farms known for a tasty variety of solid molasses (sarkara in Malayalam) are among the attractions of Marayoor.

Sandalwood Forest

8.00 am to 11.00 am
Marayoor is the only place in Kerala where you can see sprawling acres of sandalwood vegetation. The sandalwood factory run by the Forest Department is of the main tourist attraction here. This natural outcrop of sandalwood trees is unique to this land and the brooding dark trees with their small olive green leaves and an unparalleled fragrance attracts many tourists to Marayoor.


11.30 am to 1.00 pm
Dolmens in Marayoor date back to the stone age. In Malayalam, the dolmens are called Muniyaras or dwelling places of the Sadhus. Dolmens were created using slabs of rock, three for the sides and the fourth slab placed on top of these three as a roof. There are dolmens with 5 rock slabs as well where the 5th stone slab acts as front wall with an opening as entrance.

11.30 am to 1.00 pm Dolmens in Marayoor date back to the stone age. In Malayalam, the dolmens are ca

1.00 pm To 2.00 pm


3.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Muniyara or Anakottapara Park is part of Marayoor village which is around 3-4 km from Marayoor towards Kanthalloor. This is a beautiful spot that lies on the slopes of the Western Ghats in Idukki district.
Surrounded by sugarcane plantations and jaggery-extraction units, this place offers travellers a serene and peaceful stay. . Apart from the Dolmenoid cists in Muniyara, we can also see prehistoric rock paintings in this area.

Honeycomb Rock / Theen Para

4.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Honeycomb rock is a prime attraction in Marayoor.


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