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    Easy
    Elevation
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    165 m
    Distance
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    8.6 km
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    2-3h
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    Heritage Walks-Marayur Village

    Heritage Walks Marayur Village
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    The Heritage Walks are soft hiking trails in the ethnic villages of Southwestern Ghats. The five-town county is located 40.0 km northeast of Munnar, home to a cluster of five ethnic villages surrounded by stunning mountains, laying in the rain shadow of the Anamudi Hills.

    Route Description for Heritage Walks-Marayur Village

    The Heritage Walk Marayur Village hike begins from the Marayur sandalwood forest area where you’ll meet your local village guide, who will introduce the culture and life of the village, farming methods, festivals, and customs.

    Start on the gentle trail on the forest fringes, which offers sightings of giant squirrels, barking deer, common macaque, and many species of birds and butterflies. Here, your guide will also explain further on the interesting native plants, both wild and cultivable.

    Approach the first village where depending on the season, different ranges of farming activities like sawing, harvesting, and processing can be seen in the village. Traditional methods of making molasses sugar can be seen almost every day of the year. Stop here to observe the harvesting from one side of the farm and processing on the other side.

    Both cash crops and essential crops are growing in the village and can be observed from the trail. The locals are very friendly and welcoming, always ready for a chat.

    Depart the village and head to archeological sites perched on a small hillock called “the mount of the dead.” Like in other parts of the world, the dolmen of the mount overlooks the farmlands from east to west.

    The typology of Megaliths applied by ancient people who constructed these magnificent structures uphold the site as the most important archeological studies of the area.

    Continue around the path until you find yourself in the perfect position to view the massif of Anamudi Peak and the Palani Hill tract before you reach the end point.

    Insider Hints for Heritage Walks-Marayur Village

    • The trail is gentle and is suitable for elderly or people with minimum physical ability.
    • You can’t self-guide yourself on the Heritage Walks Marayur Village hike in the Western Ghats, you must have a guide.
    • There is a soft trek trail also available with a guide.

    Getting to the Heritage Walks-Marayur Village Trailhead

    The reporting point is Marayur. Marayur is 40.0 km north of Munnar on Munnar–Coimbatore road. It is accessible by car, Jeep, or bus.

    Route Information

    • When to do:

      November to March

    • Backcountry Campsites:

      No

    • Family friendly:

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage:

      Average

    • Crowd Levels:

      Moderate

    • Route Type:

      Circuit

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