Marayoor village is located 42 kilometers north of Munnar. A mixture of Tamil and Kerala cultures is prevalent here. It is a home to famous Chinnar wild life sanctuary and Thoovanam waterfalls. It becomes a paradise for the visitors at winter season with thick fog in the morning with an average temperature below 20 degrees Celsius. Besides, this place is also known for being the only place in India to have natural sandalwood forests. It is also home to one of the finest qualities of jaggery, which is made from naturally grown sugarcanes in this region. Marayoor claims to be a part of a Stone Age civilization which is as old as 10,000 B.C. It is also home to a later period of large-scale dolmen-building. Also called Muniyaras, which belong to the Iron Age. These dolmenoids were burial chambers made of four stones placed and covered by fifth stone called the cap stone. Some Ancient rock paintings are part of Marayur heritage. Ezhuthu Guha rock paintings are sited in the Koodakavu Sandalwood Reserve Forest at an elevation of 1000 meters above sea level. More or less 90 painted motifs can be seen here. The journey through the sugarcane fields and sandalwood forest in maryoor villages is breathtaking.