Marayoor Police Station
Marayoor Police station opened on 19.09.1988 vide GO No. [MS] 72/88 Home dated 17.06.1988. Inaugurated by Sri. Sundramanikkyam MLA Devikulam, Presided by Sri. K.V. Rajagopalan Nair IPS, Inspector General of Police Kerala. The first Station House Officer was Sub Inspector Sri. D. Suseelan.
The new building opened on 21.08.2006 vide GO (Rt) No. 1574/2006 Home dated 11.07.2006, Inaugurated by Honorable Home Minister of Kerala Sri. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, presided by Sri. S. Rajendran MLA Devikulam, in the presence of Sri. Raman Sreevasthava IPS Director General of Police Kerala, Sri Arunkumar Sinha IPS. Inspector General of Police South Zone, Sri K. Padhmakumar IPS DIG of Police Eranakulam, Sri. K.K. Chellappan IPS Supdt: of Police Idukki. Sri. V.S Raghavan DYSP Munnar, Sri. P.T. Krishnankutty CI Munnar and Sri. V. Rajeev SI of Police Marayoor. (click here to view map)
Mount of the Spirit- Marayoor Megaliths
Marayoor claims to be a part of Stone Age civilization that is as old as 10000 B.C. The name Marayoor is said to be derived from two words “mara” and “oor”, in Tamil and Malayalam languages “mara” means hidden and “oor” means land. Legend has it that great Pandavas of Mahabharata epic, had stayed in the area during their exile and so the place was named as ‘Maranjirunna oor’or the land (they) hide. Later it became the land’s name “Marayoor.” During the collapse of Pandyan Kingdom at Madurai, people took refuge in the forest and later settled in five villages. The early inhabitants of Marayoor are Vellala Pillas and sects of tribal people called Muthuvans and Hill Pulayas.
Marayoor is one of the most important pre-historic sites in Kerala. Dolmenoid cists belonging to the Megalithic ages are vastly seen in and around Marayoor. Megaliths are monuments built in Megalithic period with huge stones, with two or more upright stones supporting a horizontal slab laying across them. The construction of these structures started new stone age and continue through ages vide across continents. The megalithic monuments seen in this area are Dolmens, Cist Burials, Urn Burials, and Hero Stones etc. Dolmens are widely known as Muniyaras . There are hundreds of burial monuments existing here.
5000 feet above sea level, Kanthalloor is a breathtaking beauty with evergreen forests, fruits and vegetable plantations and with damp atmosphere. The scenic beauty of Kanthalloor is guaranteed mesmerize even the casual visitor. Kanthalloor is famous for its fruit plantations, refreshing atmosphere and natural beauty. Kanthalloor is probably the only region in the State which is suitable for winter vegetable cultivation. This high-altitude region of Idukki district is known as the winter vegetables storage of Kerala. Cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, green peas, tomato and potato are grown in Kanthalloor area, at an elevation of 5,000-6,000 feet above sea level. Fruits like apple, grapes, plums, orange and other fruits are also cultivated in Kanthalloor. A veritable land of fruits and vegetables, Kanthalloor spots farms full of ripe apples, plums, pomegranate etc. which are not commonly cultivated in Kerala. Guava, gooseberry, orange, egg fruits, peach, passion fruit and a host of fruits and vegetables are grown aplenty here. Vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, beans, potato, beetroot, garlic etc are also cultivated here, and such cultivation is rare in Kerala. Kanthalloor can be rightfully called the fruit storage of Kerala.
Mural PaintingsMarayoor is renowned for its rock and mural paintings, These pre historic paintings attracted visitors and historians from all over the world. Attala near Kavakudi, Ezhuthu Guha Situated in the Koodakadu sandalwood reserve forest at an elevation of 1000 meters above mean sea level, Manala in Chinnar wildlife sanctuary near the Alampetty tribal settlement are the major mural painting sites in Marayoor. Another rock painting site near Murakan Mala tells the story of human kind dating back to the Stone Age.
Marayoor, Kezhanthoor, Kanthalloor and Some parts of KDH village
Marayoor, Kanthalloor, Ward no. II, III, IV, V and VI of Munnar grama Panchayath.
Janamythri Suraksha Project
Good work done
Janamythri Suraksha Project beat officers detected Ganja plants and country made fire arm from Olikudi in Marayoor village on 27.08.13 on the base two crimes registered 484/13 US 3 R/W 25(1),(b) of Arms Act and sec. 9,50 & 51 of wild life protection act & 429,34 IPC. 2) Cr. No. 485/13 U/s 20(a)(1) of NDPS Act.
The following officers participated the raid SI. K.O. Jose, ASI Mohanan.P.D, SCPO’s 2358 Dayabathan,2364 Prasannakumar, CPOs 3373 Santhosh, 3441 Biju Joseph, 3451 Sijiram and AR CPO 3859.
Other projects functioning in this police station
- Women Help Desk
- Senior Citizen Help desk