Muniyara DolmensCurrently Open
- Address: Munnar Kerala, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: View Point, Family And Kids, Hill, Picnic Spot, Nature
Peep into history and travel back in time to the Neolithic Era, also known as the New Stone Age. The identifying characteristic of Neolithic technology was the use of polished or ground stone tools. The Neolithic people were skilled farmers and manufacturers of a wide range of tools. They made and used grinding stones, sickle blades and used these tools to harvest. Plan a trip to Muniyara Dolmens and study the history of this part of the country. Let the Dolmens enthral and fascinate you as it would any archaeologists and anthropologists.
The Dolmens date back to 3000 BC and 1400 BC, and is South India's prominent attractions. Some of the dolmens belong to the Iron Age, because of the smooth rocky stone slabs. Historians tell us that this smoothness can only be achieved with iron tools. Dolmens undoubtedly are some of the best pre historic marvels. They are portal tomb, portal grave or quoit. The sheer structure suggests that they are tombs and they have variants as well.
A horizontal capstone, which acts like a table, is supported by a couple of vertical stones. Archaeological readings have opened a lot of data about these ancient stone structures. The dolmens have chambers and they vary in size and length. Studies suggest that the larger ones must have been for the burial of people of high status. Dolmens have four sides and the fifth is the cover on the top. The under lying quadrangle is scooped out and lined with granite slabs on the sides.
Muniyara is a part of Marayoor. It is 42 kilometres for Munnar and has a natural sandalwood forest. There are ancient rock paintings in Marayoor, and it is said to have been visited by the Pandavas during their exile. The Pandavas are religious mythical characters in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Surrounded by verdant vegetation and rolling hills, Muniyara Dolmens is a great site for clicking pictures. Since the Dolmens are in the centre flanked by towering mountains, the wind tunnel through. They are like wind chimes, giving the place an aura of divinity. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Munnar Itinerary 3 Days.
Muniyara Dolmens Travel Tips
- Visit the place during sunrise or sunset to appreciate the beauty.
- You have to go on a narrow village road to reach your destination.
- You have to keep an eye out for the location since there are no road signs.
- This site is India’s Stonehenge and is frequented by a great variety of birds.
- There are goats chewing on lemon grass, rich in vitamin C, nearby.
- There is a waterfall nearby, take a sip of crystal clear water.
- The caves lead to more caves inside, so be careful where you step.
- During monsoon, the rocks get slippery.
- SN Restaurant: Indian
- Rapsy Restaurant: Indian, International
- Saravana Bhavan: South Indian
- Eastend Munnar Dining: Indian
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37.05% of people who visit Munnar include Muniyara Dolmens in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
25.81% of people start their Muniyara Dolmens visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Muniyara Dolmens
79.31% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Muniyara Dolmens