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.
- Duration: 04 Days / 03 Nights
- Price: INR 17500 per adult (Minimum 2 adults required)
- Day 01: Arrival in Cochin; Drive to Marayoor (145 km / 4:30 Hours)
- Day 02: Marayoor Village Experience
- Day 03: Marayoor Village Experience
- Day 04: Check out after breakfast and drop to Cochin; End of Tour
Pick up from Cochin Airport/Alwaye Railway Station
Check in into a hotel and the rest of the day in the hotel
Breakfast at hotel by 08:30. After breakfast you will be
guided to Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, which is famous for its rare
specious of flora and fauna. Here you can avail paid trekking to
Thoovanam waterfalls/ tribal village with cave frescos or else you
can visit the open sanctuary in a cab. After lunch and rest at the
hotel until 4 pm, we will go to Lakkam waterfalls to refresh in ice
cold water while seeing the nice falls. Then back to hotel and take
rest at the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel by 08:30. And sight-seeing will be starting from
8:00 Am. The guide will come to the hotel lobby and take you to
second day activities. Morning journey to Anakottappara to see
sandalwoods and animals. After that visit villages and see the
Jaggery production and sugar cane fields in Kovilkadvu village.
(Can shop fresh farm made jaggeries) After lunch will go to
Anakottappara to visit dolmens and relax at hills until sunset and
back to accommodation.
Breakfast at hotel 08:30 and leisure time until checkout. Airport drop by 12 PM
Inclusive In Packages
Airport pickup & drop
Accommodation 3 nights
Breakfast 3 days
Sight-seeing 2 days
Transportation: Taxi cab
Any entry tickets
Lunch, Tea, Dinner
Personal Transportation service after package timing.
Any others not in inclusive