Marayoor the only place in Kerala with the natural forest of Sandalwood and is a rain shadow village on the eastern slope of the Western Ghats. It is located 44 km from Munnar and 55 km from Idukki. The meaning of Maryoor in Malayalam is hidden village. Mother Nature has blessed the region immensely and the vivid landscape always has an incredible charm over it. The place happens to be a conclave of tourism and adventure. Be it the mist clad mountain or the fresh breeze that is rich with oxygen from the woods, it has all surprises in its sack for its visitors.
You can see lush green tea estates in the road from Rajamala to Marayoor. In between you will come across sporadic waterfalls and the lovely sandalwood forest.
Sandalwood Forest of Marayoor
The place is the house of the natural sandalwood forest. There is a sandalwood factory run by the Forest Department and it attracts tourists.
The Muniyaras or stone coffins transcended time from the Neolithic Period. These coffins are everywhere; it is unsophisticatedly made, with stone slabs resting of vertical rocks.
Neelakurinji is the native of Marayoor region, is a rare flora and has flowers of blue colors which blossoms once in every twelve years.
An amazing waterfall with overwhelming beauty and freshness and is attracting lot of tourists as an ideal picnic spot. This serene place is befitting for adventure tourism and romance.
Beneath the big green umbrella of a banyan tree lays a wonderful Childrens Park, sprawling over a hectare of land, attracting lots of visitors.