Back To The History At MARAYOOR

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4th Jul 2019

If you are one who is interested in looking back to history Marayoor is the best choice.

Marayoor occupies a vast area on the slopes of the Western Ghats in Idukki district and is an important pre-historic site in Kerala. Apart from the Dolmenoid cists (Dolmenoids were burial chambers made of four stones placed on edges and covered by a fifth one called the cap stone) in Muniyara, Marayoor is famous for its natural sandalwood forests and pre-historic rock paintings.

Marayoor is located about 40 km away from Munnar Town.
This is the only place in India where you can Muniyaras, translated as burial chambers, also known as Dolmenoid.
The presence of dolmens made Marayoor famous among archeologists all around the world.Located in the jungles and hillsides of Marayoor, this stone chambers were once buried under the ground but years of heavy rain washed away the soil and these Muniyaras became visible, as they are now. As many as 2,500 Muniyaras can now be seen in the entire region comprising Kanthalloor, Marayoor, and Chinnar.

There are two types of Muniyaras . Primary and Secondary .
Primary were used to place the corpes in them and in secondary earthen pots having ashes and charred bones after cremation were placed.All of these structures are made out of heavy granite slabs that were mined using primitive technology.

Besides, this place is also known for being the only place in India to have natural sandalwood forests. Marayur is also home to one of the finest qualities of jaggery, which is made is shed visible all over the landscape.

Muniyara Dolmens

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Marayoor SandalForest

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View From Inside Of Dolmens

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View From The Top

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