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MARAYUR, IDUKKI

Marayur or Marayoor is a place in Kerala state, South India. 42 kilometers north of Munnar through the Udumalppetta route, Marayur is the only place in Kerala that has natural sandalwood forests. Ancient dolmens and rock paintings in Marayur date back to the Stone Age. Marayur claims to be a part of a Stone Age civilization that is as old as 10,000 B.C.[2][3] Its is also home to a later period of large-scale dolmen-building.[4] The land and its unique dolmens, caves, rock edicts and engravings declare its rich heritage. Also called Muniyaras, these dolmens belong to the Iron Age. These dolmenoids were burial chambers made of four stones placed on edge and covered by a fifth stone called the cap stone. Some of these Dolmenoids contain several burial chambers, while others have a quadrangle scooped out in laterite and lined on the sides with granite slabs. These are also covered with cap stones. -WIKIPEDIA

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