Marayoor is the only place in Kerala where natural Sandal wood forests are seen.
Ancient dolmens and rock paintings in Marayoor date back to the Stone Age.
The mountains, rain forests, deciduous forests, riparian forests, scrub forests, brooks, paddy fields, river, waterfalls, rocky hills, sholas and hamlets help Marayoor to find a top place in the nature lover’s favorite list. Marayoor got its name from the amalgam of two Malayalam words, Mara and Oor- meaning hidden & land. Marayoor is in the Idukki District , Kerala, 42 kilometers north of Munnar through the Udumalppetta route.
BRUNTON BOATYARD - This is the restored Victorian shipyard. The scenic Cochin Harbour offers air-conditioned rooms with beautiful sea views. A 1-minute walk from Fort Kochi-Vypeen Ferry Terminal, it has an outdoor pool and Ayurvedic massage treatments. The spacious rooms are all equipped with a TV, ironing facilities and hairdryer. Private bathrooms come with hot-water showers and toiletries. 24-hour room service is also available. Brunton Boatyard is a 10-minute walk from Santa Cruz Basilica. It is 15 km from Ernakulam Railway Station and 42 km from Cochin International Airport. Free parking is available. Guests can take part in walking tours organised by the hotel. Laundry services, luggage storage and a steam room are available. Airport shuttles can also be arranged at an extra charge. The restaurant serves Cochin cuisine, while grilled seafood are offered at The Terrace. Other dining options include cocktails at The Armoury Bar, as well as English tea at the outdoor On the Quadrangle cafe.
Uthralikkavu temple is some two kilometers away in the direction of north from Wadackanchery on the Kodungallore-Shoranur state highway. Just aside the Thrissur - Shoranur Railway line, amidst the paddy fields and surrounded by a chain of highlands and hills, the temple compound forms a rather arena-like stage where the Pooram and its associated features such as elephant procession, fireworks, percussion orchestra etc. would be held. Despite the fact that the temple is rather small in size compared to its counterparts in Kerala and that it is located at an isolated rural part of the district, during the festival season, the temple and the village raises to media attraction and news fame.