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Marayoor is a place located in Idukki District of Kerala and is only place where natural Sandalwood Forest grows. It is located about 42 km from Munnar a famous hill station of Kerala. Marayoor unique dolmens, caves, rock edicts and engravings which claims this place to stone age about 10,000 BC . Marayoor have rich flora and medicnal plants more than 1000 species of flowering plants and is a well known repository of medicinal plants are found here. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is also located about 18 Km from here . There are many tourist places around this place.

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Ancient rock paintings are part of Marayur heritage at Attala, Ezhuthu Guha (literally means “cave of writing”), Kovilkadavu and Manala in Marayur panchayat. Attala is situated in the west part of Marayur Township and more than 90 painted motifs can be seen here. The rock paintings of Attala are situated in a colossal east facing rock shelter 1500 meters above mean sea level. Most of the paintings at Attala are abstract designs except for a few human and animal figures.

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