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The pristine, heavenly and unexplored tourist spot is comparable to Munnar in every respect and has now become well known as the real beauty with adventure. Marayoor is the only place in Kerala with a natural growth of sandalwood trees. The sandalwood factory run by the forest department is of tourist interest. A reduced amount of rainfall is ideally suited for the abundant growth of best sandalwood trees.
The road from Rajamala to Marayoor is flanked by lush green tea estates. There are occasional waterfalls, and then comes the sandalwood forest. The air is cool and one comes under the rain shadow. After reaching Marayoor comes the spot Muniyaras, or the stone coffins, which date back to the Neolithic period. The stone coffins are everywhere- they are stone slabs resembling crudely- made boxes, resting on vertical rocks. Descending the hill one can see cane crop dancing in the wind. A children’s park formed under the canopy of a single Banyan tree spreads across a hectare of land and is a wonderful sight. The Thoovanam waterfalls where one can spend endless hours romancing with nature. A park named Rajiv Gandhi National Park is also nearby.
The rare Neelakurinji is native to this region. Neelakurinji is an exotic flowering plant that paints the hills blue when it blossoms once every 12 years. The next blooming is due in 2018.
- Visit the Sandal forest
- Visit the Muniyaras
- Spend your time at Thoovam waterfalls
- Spend time at Rajiv Gandhi National Park