#1 of 9 Places to Visit in Marayoor
At a distance of 36 km from Marayoor, 50 km from Pollachi and 91 km from Coimbatore, Amaravathi Dam is an earthen dam located at Amaravathi Nagar in Tamil Nadu. Situated inside Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, it is one of the popular places to visit near Marayoor and among the must include places in Coimbatore Tour Packages.
Surrounded by Annamalai Hills & Palani Hills, Amaravathi Dam was built in 1957 CE across the Amaravathi River. The reservoir is 9.31 sq. km in area and 110 feet deep. The dam was built mainly for irrigation and flood control. Now, the dam is used for generating four megawatts of electricity. There is also a well laid-out park with steps going up to the dam.
The dam is notable for the significant population of mugger crocodiles living in its reservoir and catchment basin. One can also visit the Amaravathi Sagar Crocodile Farm located in the dam vicinity and is a must-visit as it is the biggest crocodile nursery in India. Set up way back in 1976, it has .....
#2 of 9 Places to Visit in Marayoor
At a distance of 5 km from Marayoor Bus Stand, Dolmens or Muniyaras are the prehistoric burial chambers situated at Kovikadavu village near Marayoor, Kerala. This site is one of the popular places of heritage in Kerala and among the must include places in Marayoor Tour Packages.
The magnificent Muniyaras or Dolmens belongs to the Stone Age, and are older than 10, 000 BC. More than 2,500 Muniyaras can now be seen in the entire region comprising Kanthaloor, Marayoor, and Chinnar. There are dozens of Dolmens around the area of old Siva temple, also known as Thenkasinathan Temple, at Kovilkadavu on the banks of the River Pambar and also around the area called Pius Nagar, and rock paintings on the south-western slope of the plateau overlooking the Pambar River. A lot of archaeologists from all over the world visit this fascinating place to explore the remnants of Dolmenoid cists belonging to the Megalithic age. Apart from the dolmens of the Stone Age, several dolmens of the Iron Age exist .....
#3 of 9 Places to Visit in Marayoor
At a distance of 4 km from Marayoor Bus Stand, Ezhuthala Cave is a prehistoric cave situated inside Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Marayoor. Known for its ancient rock art, it is one of the popular places to visit in Marayoor.
Situated in the Sandalwood Reserve Forest in Koodakavu, Ezhuthala Cave is the most famous rock art site in Kerala. There are about 90 rock paintings located in a huge rock shelter at an altitude of 1500 m. The shelter is formed out from a huge granite rock resembling a cobra hood hence the tribal people call it Pathipara. The shelter opens to the west and is approachable from the southern side. The shelter measures 14.5 m at the base. The paintings are executed mainly in red ochre and white kaolin and are said to be one of the most beautiful depictions of the prehistoric era in the country. The superimposition of the paintings is seen here in large numbers. The main depictions are three giant humans in red ochre with border, humans engaged in different activities, .....
#4 of 9 Places to Visit in Marayoor
At a distance of 5 km from Marayoor Bus Station, Sandalwood Forest is a naturally grown forest situated in Marayoor, Kerala. It is the only place in Kerala that has a natural sandalwood forest and also one of the popular places of sightseeing in Marayoor.
The Sandalwood Forest in Marayoor is a pristine naturally grown forest and is visited by a large number of tourists. Though Kerala has fewer acres of sandalwood forests than Tamilnadu and Karnataka, it possesses the best types of sandalwood trees owing to a reduced rainfall, which favors its abundant growth. There are around 65,000 trees in the Sandalwood Forest of Marayoor and these are said to be of high quality. The forest department has rightly put a high fence and tagged sandalwood trees to prevent illegal activities.
Tourists can visit and gain more knowledge about Sandalwood trees at 'Sandalwood Regeneration Experimental Plot,' which is run by the State Forest Department. Also, one can see the processing of sandalwood .....
#5 of 9 Places to Visit in Marayoor
At a distance of 12 km from Marayur Bus Stand and 55 km from Munnar, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected reserve situated in the Marayoor and Kanthalloor panchayats of Devikulam Taluk in the Idukki district of Kerala, India. It is one of 12 wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala and among the top places to visit near Munnar.
Located on the eastern ranges of the Western Ghats, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary spreads across 90 sq.km and is canopied by lush, evergreen, and thorny scrubs. It is richly populated with a wide array of indigenous flora and fauna which makes it a popular tourist destination. The sanctuary has earned the name for an only rehabilitation center for Indian star tortoise in India. Along with the Western Ghats and the Anamalai sub-cluster, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is under consideration by UNESCO for selection as a World Heritage Site.
Situated on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, it is bordered with Eravikulam National Park in the south, Indira Gandhi Wildlife .....
#6 of 9 Places to Visit in Marayoor
At a distance of 8 km from Marayoor, and 45 km from Munnar, Thoovanam waterfall is a stunning waterfall located inside Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Marayoor. It is one of the popular waterfalls in Kerala and among the must-visit places in Marayoor as part of Munnar Tour Packages.
Situated on Munnar - Udamalpet Road, Thoovanam waterfall is formed by the Pambar River. It is also a popular trekking route in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. This cascading fall is a wonderful place to enjoy nature, dip & swim in the crystal clear water of Pambar River. Since it is located inside the Cinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, the trek to the falls also provides a great opportunity for animal sighting.
The waterfall has to be reached by a 4 km trek from Alampetty Checkpost, which is situated on Munnar - Udalampet highway. The Thoovanam waterfalls trip is a guided trek (forest guides must be accompanied) and usually takes 2-3 hours from the check post. This is a moderate level trek through dense forest .....
#7 of 9 Places to Visit in Marayoor
At a distance of 15 km from Marayoor Bus Station and 26 km from Munnar, Lakkam Waterfalls is a mesmerizing waterfall situated at Gundumalai village near Marayoor. Located between Marayoor & Munnar, it is one of the beautiful waterfalls in Munnar and among the must-visit places in Marayur.
The beautiful Lakkam Waterfall is set amidst dense flora and rolling hills, which add to its bewitching beauty. It is formed by Eravikulam Stream which is originated in the Eravikulam National Park and is a tributary to the Pambar River. The fall cascades down from a height of about 50 feet into a small pool at the bottom which offers travelers an opportunity to enjoy its cold mineral-rich waters. The spectacle of the gushing waters crashing against the rocky terrain is a feast to the sore eyes.
It is the perfect spot for those who love to photograph and explore the natural beauty. The waterfall is equally popular for trekkers as they get immense opportunities to explore the dense jungle & .....
#8 of 9 Places to Visit in Marayoor
At a distance of 491 Kms from Chennai, 209 km from Madurai, 383 km from Bangalore, 85 km from Ooty, 189 km from Kochi and 207 km from Mysore, Coimbatore (also known as Kovai) is the second largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu with metro population of over 2 million.Coimbatore is also the administrative headquarters of Coimbatore district and also one of the top Tamilnadu tourist places.
Situated on the banks of the Noyyal River, Coimbatore is known as Manchester of southern India due to large number of textile industries located in the city. Coimbatore is also famous for its engineering firms, automobile parts manufacturers & educational institutions.
Coimbatore was ruled by several dynasties including Gangas, Cholas, Delhi Sultanates, Vijayanagara Kings & Madurai Nayaks when it was a small town of less than 3000 residents. It was the .....
Distance (From Marayoor): 116 Kms
Trip Duration (From Marayoor - Including Travel): Full Day
#9 of 9 Places to Visit in Marayoor
At a distance of 120 km from Kochi, 284 km from Trivandrum, 142 km from Coimbatore, 134 km from Kottayam, 153 km from Thrissur, 100 km from Athirapally Falls and 150 km from Madurai, Munnar is a fascinating hill resort located in Idukki district of Kerala. It is one of the best Tourist places in kerala and among the must include places in your honeymoon tour packages. This is also one of the famous weekend getaways from Kochi, Coimbatore & Madurai cities.
Mattupetty Dam, Pothamedu Viewpoint and Tea Museum are among the must include places in your Munnar tour packages. Munnar town is situated at an altitude ranging from 5000 to 8000 feet on the Kannan Devan Hills in Devikulam taluk and is the largest town in the Idukki district covering an area .....
Distance (From Marayoor): 41 Kms
Trip Duration (From Marayoor - Including Travel): Full Day
Most Asked Questions on Marayoor
Winter seasons from October to March is the best time to visit Marayoor to experience cool and pleasant weather which is suitable for sightseeing while November to February is the peak tourist season.
Marayoor usually takes full day to visit the most important attractions. There are several wonderful destinations to visit near Marayoor like Munnar, Pollachi, Kodaikanal and Coimbatore that can be visited by adding additional few days to your trip.
Budget of Marayoor trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Marayoor tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5500 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 8100 per person for 3D/2N vacation.
Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Marayoor like Amaravathi Dam, Dolmens, Ezhuthala Cave Rock Paintings, Sandalwood Forest, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thoovanam Waterfalls, Lakkam Waterfalls, etc.
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