Marayoor is a scenic rain shadow village in Idukki district, on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. It’s a pristine and enchanting tourist destination, famous for its natural growth of sandalwood trees and sprawling wildlife. It’s referred to as ‘heaven on earth’ for its serenity and natural beauty. The land, claiming to be part of the Stone Age civilization, still houses some unique relics, in the form of caves, rock edicts and engravings that reflect ancient heritage and culture.
Marayoor is a place where travelers find themselves in the middle of history, nature and adventure. The mist-clad hills, verdant greenery and fresh mountain air make the destination appealing and visit-worthy. Since it is a high-land region with a considerate to heavy amount of rainfall, Marayoor retains a cool and pleasant weather throughout. The land is mostly occupied by tribals, most of whom are engaged in agriculture or work as labourers in plantation estates and fruit farms.