Muniyara Dolmens, Munnar

Visitor Information

  • Famous For: Archaeology, Anthropology, History, Geography, Photography
  • Entry Fee: No fee is required.
  • Visiting Time: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. preferably, daily.
  • Visiting Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour maximum.

People are mostly under the notion that the state of Kerala is a symbolism of beauty only. Though this fact is definitely true that Kerala has got an astounding beauty to offer to the tourists, however, this state is not limited to the natural only. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of the fact the Kerala is the proud owner of one of the ancient and unique civilizations of the world. These anthropological remains are best found in Munnar because of which this place is gradually gaining importance and popularity. The geographical bounty of Munnar is not limited to itself as evident from the Muniyara Dolmens. This ancient rock structure has always been the centre of attraction for the scientists as well as the historians because it is one of kin. The evidence that these dolmens provide helps the world in gathering many untold mysteries of the past.

Muniyara Dolmens
Photo by Hrishikesh.kb, CC BY-SA 3.0

Traveller Tips

  • Make sure that you are going in a group to avoid getting hurt as you will be able to help each other out.
  • Carry sunglasses, umbrellas, hats and caps to beat the scorching sun.
  • Be accompanied by a local guide so that you do not get lost in case you are planning to trek through the forest area.

Things to Do There

  • Take photographs of the cascading Muniyara Dolmens and the panoramic view of the surroundings.
  • Spend some time alone in introspection letting the tranquility of this place overpower your senses.
  • Learn about the strange tale that this unique place is associated with.

Availability of Guides

It is very difficult to come across a professional guide there. Thus, it is advised that you must hire a guide from beforehand if you want to enjoy your visit to the Muniyara Dolmens to the fullest.

Best Time to Visit

The Muniyara Dolmens can must be visited in winter as the temperature in summer in that area is unbearable.

How to Reach the Place

The Muniyara Dolmens is located at a distance of less than 1 km from the heart of Munnar. Thus, you can enjoy a pleasurable walk amidst the bountiful nature and reach the destination.

Interesting Facts About the Muniyara Dolmens

  • The dolmens are a burial structured constructed out of 3 vertical stones and a 4th stone forming a shade on top of them horizontally.
  • The Muniyara Dolmens date back to the Neolithic Age.
  • The dolmens found here are a unique representation and is, thus, famous throughout the world.
  • The Muniyara Dolmens clearly show that the tribe living in this region before or during the Neolithic Age used to revere the dead.
Muniyara Dolmens Munnar
Photo by Jeyadevcs, CC BY-SA 3.0

Nearby Attractions

  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Mattupetty Dam
  • Anamudi
  • Devikulam
  • Blossom Hydel Park
  • Munnar Tea Museum
  • S. I. Christ Church
  • Fun Forest
  • Kolukkumalai Tea Estate
  • Kundala Dam Lake
  • Atukkad Falls

Nearby Restaurants

  • Rapsy Restaurant
  • Saravana Bhavan
  • Al Buhari
  • N. Restaurant
  • Mayabazar
  • Sri Niwas Restaurant
  • Copper Castle Restaurant
  • Sri Mahaveer Bhojanalaya Restaurant
  • KTDC Tea County Restaurant
  • Hotel Hill View Munnar Restaurant

The Muniyara Dolmens is an enchanting site for both the mere tourists and the educationists. A look into these stone structures after listening to the ancient tale reverberating around this place sends a chill down the spine of every visitor and makes every onlooker gaze at the dolmens in awe. Not only does this place has a unique history associated with it, but, also has an evidence that leads deep into the fields of research as a result of which scientists and researchers are seen at this location quite often. Thus, this place is a must visit for all.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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