Marayoor sandal forest

Marayoor is the only place in Kerala that has a natural growth of sandalwood trees. The sandalwood factory of the Forest Department, the caves (muniyaras) with murals and relics from the New Stone Age civilization and the children’s park spread across a hectare of land under the canopy of a single Banyan tree are of great interest to tourists. Thoovanam Waterfall and Rajiv Gandhi National Park are also nearby.Tourist places near Munnar | Images of tourist places in Munnar | Photos of tourist places in Munnar | Tourist places in Munnar valley | Munnar Tourism | Munnar tourism photo gallery | tourism places to visit Munnar | Marayoor sandal forest| Stay at Marayoor sandal forest| Drive to Marayoor sandal forest Munnar| Marayoor sandal forest Munnar kerala| Sandal forest in Munnar kerala | Marayoor sandal forest and tea plantations | Sandal forest visit in kerala | tea plantations visit in Munnar

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 from Munnar.

GETTING HERE

By AIR / MUNNAR

Cochin International airport also known as Nedumbassery Airport and CIAL is the nearest airport. It is 110 km away from Munnar by road.
Madurai International Airport which is 140Km from Munnar by (National Highway 49).

By LAND / MUNNAR

The nearest railway station is Aluva, 110 km. Ernakulam is 130 km kottayam 140km and Madurai is 135km You can get the direct regular buses to Munnar First Bus starts at 6AM.

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