Starting from the Stone Age, Thrissur city must have been the site of human settlement evidenced by the presence of megalithic monuments at Ramavarmapuram. The Ramavarmapuram Menhir is in granite and is 15 feet height and 12.4 feet broad. From 1944, it is under the protection of the State Department of Archaeology. The monument is locally known as ‘patakallu’ or ‘pulachikallu’. Menhirs are memorials for the departed souls put up at burial sites. They belong to megalithic age of Kerala, which is roughly estimated between 1000 BCE and 500 CE. The Ramavarmapuram menhir is also believed to be a monument belonging to the ‘Sangam’ period in the South Indian history.



  • Located at Ramavarmapuram in Thrissur city
  • Located 4 km from Thrissur Railway Station