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Marayoor is a place in the Idukki district of Kerala,42Kms north of Munnar on Munnar-Udumbalpetta road. Aside from its natural sandal forests and innumerable locations of scenic beauty, Marayoor is best known for its extensive sugarcane cultivation, the major crop of Marayoor and Kanthalloor. Here, more than 2500 acres of land is under sugarcane cultivation.
A product of such cultivation is the world-famous delicacy called Marayoor Jaggery. Jaggery is the term for dark brown sugar balls made of condensed sugar cane juice. In sugar cane farms, manufacturing units are set up and the Jaggery is manufactured by the farmers, who mostly belong to the Muthuva tribe.
The peculiar geographical location of Marayoor, which nestles amid the forests of the Western Ghats gives the sugar cane a distinct geographical identity. Added to this, the age-old specialized skill of the local people in making the jaggery in the farm itself, make it a unique product. It is therefore in great demand in households across the country for the preparation of sweet dishes.