Muniyara Dolmens

Muniyara Dolmens

  • Munnar
  • Kerala
  • India

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Muniyara Dolmens, Munnar Overview

Located in Marayoor, nearly 55 km from Munnar, Muniyara Dolmens are the most magnificent prehistoric burial chambers. The dolmens found here are a unique representation and are, therefore popular throughout the world. Belongs to the Neolithic Age, these aboveground burial chambers are made of four stones placed on edges and covered by a large stone slab (capstone) from the top. Several sharp edge stones are used to cover these burials from all the sides. These dolmens often have more than one chamber to rest the bodies of multiple persons in one place. These prehistoric structures are bound to captivate every visitor, who is interested to peep into the century-old history. Muniyara Dolmens is a calm place and has spiritual vibrations. With the scenic beauty of nature and pristine air quality, this place appears to be an ancient burial site. It is said that these are the remnants of civilization between 3000BC and 14000BC.


A lot of anthropologists and archaeologists from all over the country and the world visit this spellbinding destination to explore the remnants of Dolmenoid cists belonging to the Neolithic age. The tourists trek through the region of Muniyara to reach 15 different types of Dolmens found here. Some of the dolmens found here even belong to the Iron Age, which is proven by the smoothed rocky stone slabs that can only be done with iron tools. Muniyara Dolmens clearly shows that the tribal population living in this area before or during Neolithic Age used to revere the dead. Studies also say that the dolmens that are large-sized must have been used for the people of higher class or high status.


Muniyara is an elegant spot located on the slopes of the Western Ghats in Idukki district. With brilliant nature beauty with amazing sceneries, this place is the best spot for nature lovers. Breathtaking view of surrounded mountains is a great experience here.


Things To Do In Muniyara Dolmens:


• Dolmens are not the only thing that visitors can see here; the place is equally famous for its exquisite beauty, pre-historic paintings, and natural sandalwood forests.

• Visitors can take photographs of the cascading Muniyara Dolmens and the panoramic view of the surroundings.

• People visit this place to explore its alluring surroundings and refreshing atmosphere, masked in the glory of lush green valleys, tea plantation, and many more.

• Visitors can learn about the strange tales that this unique spot is associated with.


Nearby Attractions of Muniyara Dolmens:


While at Muniyara, visitors can visit some nearby attractions like Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, Devikulam, Blossom Hydel Park, Munnar Tea Museum, S.I Christ Church, Fun Forest, Kundala Dam lake, Atukkad waterfalls, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, and many more.


Best Time To Visit Muniyara Dolmens:


The favorable time to visit Muniyara Dolmens is winter season i.e. from November to February as the temperature in summer is unbearable in this region.


How To Reach Muniyara Dolmens:


As Muniyara Dolmens is located at just a distance of less than 1 km from the heart of Munnar, it can be reached very easily. Visitors can enjoy a pleasurable walk amidst the lavish nature and reach the destination.


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