Simply hearing the epithet ‘Liquid Gold' on its own is enough to capture the fancy of most people. Add an alluring aroma and unique rejuvenating properties to the case and nobody will be able to resist the charm of the famed Sandalwood Oil. It is a divine perfume which is in high demand across the world. Kerala’s natural Sandalwood Forests are restricted to Marayoor and Wayanad, but the quality of the product here has drawn in people for centuries. The Sandalwood Factory run by the Forest Department is swarmed by visitors annually. Less rainfall is suitable for the growth of the best Sandalwood trees from which superior quality oil can be extracted.