Marayoor, which means ‘The hidden land’ is situated Idukki District located 40 Kms from Munnar and 35 Kms from Udumalpet in Tamil Nadu is encircled by a fortress of mountains. Marayoor is famous for its Natural growth of Sandal wood forests and Marayoor Jaggery. Marayoor Jaggery is mainly used for medicinal purposes because of chemicals added during its preparation is very less. Marayoor s having historical importance date back to stone age. The presence of dolmens ( Muniyara) proves this.The jungles and hillsides of Marayoor are dotted with remnants of Dolmenoid cists called muniyaras (burial chambers) belonging to the Megalithic age. Inhabitants of Marayoor claims their ancestry to the courtiers of Thiruamala Naicken a king of Tamilnadu. Marayur belongs to the famous Anchunad ( Five land) villages namely Keezhanthoor, Karayoor, Kanthalloor, Marayoor and Kottakudi in which Kottakudi is situated in Tamil nadu.This land is encircled by National Parks and Sanctuaries like Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Eravikulam Natioanl Park, Shola National Park , Marayoor Sandal Division and Anaimudi Tiger Reserve (TN).
Chinnar Wild life Sanctuary 20 Kms from Marayoor for those interested in Trekking, Thoovanam Water fall 8 Kms, Amaravathy Crocodile Park(25 Kms), Childrens Nature Park, Anakottapara Rock park, Kanthallor (20 Kms). You can buy Marayoor Sandal Oil , Jaggery and other local products from the Forest Dept. outlet 9 Vanasree Ecoshop in Marayoor.
Dtpc Idukki: 04862-232248
Cochin International airport,110 KM away
Aluva Railway station,110 Km away.