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Dolmen Circle Kodaikanal Address: Near Apple Research Station, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, 624101, India
One of the popular tourist spots in Kodaikanal Dolmen Circle promises a unique experience to all its visitors. Located at a distance of 8 km from Kodaikanal Lake and 18 km from Berijam Lake, Dolmen Circle has secured an important place amongst anthropologist. It boasts of pre historic remains dating back to 5,000 BC. It is believed to be the burial as well as dwelling places of pre historic man who belonged to the Stone Age and Iron Age. These are called as dolmens and Kistavens. Located quite close to Parvatha Vihar and the Pannikadu village, the dolmen is constructed out of two large erect slabs which are further covered by a large flat slab. Many dolmens have been destroyed with time but you can find dolmen at two places. At the Ghat road near Periyakulam, you can spot one dolmen and the other can be seen 2 km away from Pannaikadu hamlet. It is on the highest point before descending to Pattiveerampatti still standing strong without much damage.
The place has remains of pre-historic inhabitants along with burial urns and models of dolmens. The remains and ruins here offer an interesting insight into the prehistoric living. According to some research, these were sued as hideouts for the ancient man. It is believed that more than living, ancient people used these to keep their valuable. Several Various copper and brass ornaments along with utensils have been found. On the other hand, Kistavens majorly served as burial grounds.