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Muniyara Dolmens in Munnar

If you are keen to know about prehistoric strictures, Muniyara Dolmens in Munnar will keep you fascinated. The burial chambers have large stone slabs that cover the top and are called 'cap stone.' Many sharp-edged stones were also used to hide the burial from all sides. Some archaeological studies reveal that the ancient stone structures were constructed over the burial site of more than one person have chambers. And thus, they vary in length and size. Research also says that large dolmens must have been used for the high-status people.

Apart from these, you can witness the awe-inspiring beauty, natural sandalwood forests, and prehistoric paintings. Muniyara is a great place to visit in Munnar that offers excellent views of Western Ghats. The refreshing atmosphere made in the glory of tea plantations and lush green valleys is perfect for spending time in peace.

Muniyara Dolmens History

These structures were built between 3000 BC and 14000 BC. Some dolmens even belong to the Iron Age, proven by the smoothed rocky stone slabs that can only be done using iron tools. However, the primitive structures date back to the Neolithic Age. These are built with large stone slabs and are called 'megaliths.' Many historians are keen to know what is in these granite slabs as they are more than thousands of years old. Not only historians but anthropologists and archaeologists around the world visit this fascinating location to find out the remnants of Dolmenoid cists that once belong to the Megalithic age. If you are also curious, visit Muniyara Dolmens in Kerala, and you will have to trek through the forest area to reach these structures.

You can explore them on your Munnar tour and get a peek into the history.

Essential Information about Muniyara Dolmens

Muniyara Dolmens Location: Near old Siva Temple, Kovilkadavu, Marayur.

Muniyara Dolmens Entre Fee: Nil

Muniyara Dolmens Timing: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Interesting Facts about Muniyara Dolmens

  • These burial structures are made of three vertical stones, a fourth one forming a shade on top of them horizontally.
  • Muniyara Dolmens were constructed during the Neolithic Age.
  • This place truly showcases that the tribes that used to live here before or during the Neolithic Age used to revere the dead.

Best Time to Visit Muniyara Dolmens

The winter months are considered the best time to visit Muniyara Dolmens Munnar. During this season, the climate will make your sightseeing pleasurable and allow you to indulge in fun-filled activities.

How to Reach Muniyara Dolmens

It is a popular destination in Munnar that attracts curious minds and experience seekers. You can reach Muniyara Dolmens easily by taking a cab or taxi from any corner of Munnar.

Distance from Cochin International Airport: 96 km (approx.)
Distance from Cochin Harbour Terminus: 128 km (approx.)

Things to do at Muniyara Dolmens

This place is one of Munnar's fascinating tourist attractions, allowing you to delve into the incredible past. You can enjoy your stay along with doing some fun activities.

  • Take photos of Muniyara Dolmens and the beautiful surroundings
  • Learn about the strange tale that this location is associated with.

Places to Visit near Muniyara Dolmens

Muniyara Dolmens is surrounded by the best tourist places in Munnar. And you can explore them after enjoying your visit to Muniayar Dolmens by covering a few kilometers. Here are some of the best tourist attractions near Muniyara Dolmens.

Things to know before visiting Muniyara Dolmens

  • Carry sunglasses, an umbrella, and a hat or a cap to avoid the scorching sun.
  • Wear sunscreen to avoid getting sunburn.
  • It is advised to hire a local tour guide to help you if you plan to trek through the forest area.

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