Mannavanchola

Mannavanchola

An evergreen rain forest, the largest shola forest in Kerala. This forest is very much near to Kanthalloor. Sandalwood forest. 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 the best sandalwood trees in the country. Sandalwood oil is extracted from the roots and wood of sandalwood (Santalum album) trees. The sandalwood oil otherwise called the “liquid gold” is a popular perfume, especially among the...

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Muniyaras

Muniyaras

The muniyaras or stone coffins are dated back to the Neolithic period. The legendary wanderings of Rama and Sita and the Pandavas are clearly depicted here. Caves, paintings and under ground tunnels are also found here.

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Thoovanam Waterfalls

Thoovanam Waterfalls

The spectacular Thoovanam waterfalls provide venue for adventure and romance. Visitors will enjoy the beauty and freshness of this ideal picnic spot. The Majestic Thoovanam waterfalls are a spectacular view for tourists and nature enthusiasts. Deep with in the Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary lies the spectacular Thoovanam water falls. The river Pambar flows eastwards through the sanctuary and forms the waterfalls. The enormous waterfalls on the Chinnar River, with its breathtaking silvery cascade are an unforgettable experience to the...

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Kovilkadavu Waterfalls

These waterfalls are located 4 km from Marayoor. They are surrounded by beautiful hills in four corners. Many small rivers are joining these big waterfalls. Sitting here we can only hear the sound of water and the air is very fresh.

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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

This is a well-known reserve forest, recognized as a wildlife sanctuary in 1984, lies in the rain shadow region of the Western Ghats. This sanctuary is located 18 km north of Marayoor on Udumalpett road. Marayoor is the gateway to this sanctuary. Rajamala, Munnar, Kanthalloor-Land of Apple Cultivation are the nearby attractions.

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