Marayoor, a historical village in Kerala’s Idduki district, is a region hidden by mountains. Some historians claim that the Pandavas stayed in this area during their exile. Sandalwood trees and medicinal plants dot this vicinity. There are rock paintings and Dolmens that belong to the Stone Age. This forest region famous for its flora and fauna was once home to the Maravars, a tribal group that attacked travellers passing through the forest. Rivers and waterfalls are a few of the natural attractions available here. Marayoor connects Munnar to Udumalpet.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Marayoor. Munnar which is 39 km away from Marayoor provides good budget hotels. Some of these are Munnar Rock Resort (Tariff – Rs.965), Calwin Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs.292), Double Tree Villa (Tariff – Rs.482) and The Kenstar Homestay (Tariff – Rs.487).
The languages spoken in Marayoor are Malayalam and English.
The important festivals in Marayoor are Maha Shivratri in February, Vishu in April and Onam in September.
Places of Interest
There are many tourirst attractions in and around Marayoor. These include Munnar (39 km), Anamudi Shola National Park (18 km), Marayoor Natural Sandal Reserve (5 km), Thoovanam Waterfalls (4 km), Kanthalloor (14 km), Pambar River (19 km) and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary situated 9 km away.
How to Get There
Peelamedu Airport, which is 120 km away from Marayoor, is the nearest airport.
There is no railway station in Marayoor. The nearest railway station is located in Udumalpet Railway Station, which is 46 km away from this area.
The buses to Marayoor run to and fro the neighbouring cities. Private bus operators offer luxurious Volvo A/C buses to Marayoor. Travelling by bus has become easier these days as you can easily book a bus ticket online.