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It is situated at near the Kodaikanal Lake, and these structures can be found at two places, namely Shenbaganur Museum and Perumal Peak.
Dolmen Circle – An anthropological site
It is an important anthropological site and various dolmens present in the Dolmen circle gives an insight of the lifestyle of prehistoric man.
According to historians, these structures date back to the 5000 BC and these places were used as hideouts by the ancient man. However, it is also believed that instead of living in dolmens, people used to store their valuables in these structures.
During archaeological excavations, several brass and copper ornaments as well as different utensils were excavated from here.
It is built out of stone and presently only two of the original structures are in their authentic conditions, as rest of the structures have been destroyed.
It is a must visit place for history enthusiasts, as the Dolmen Circle depicts the culture and lifestyle of the Iron Age man. In order to know more about this place, tourists can also visit the Shenbaganur Museum that displays various models of dolmen.