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Kanthalloor, Idukki
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Kanthalloor, Idukki

The Kashmir of Kerala, Kanthalloor in Idukki district is a serene village known for its cool, balmy weather all through the year. Nestled in the Western Ghats along the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, the village is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The hamlet is around 50 km from Munnar and is located on the route towards Udumalaipettai on SH 17. A photogenic place, Kanthalloor is surrounded by lush green hills, deep echoing valleys and vast farm fields.

Due to its mild climate, the village situated at a height of 5,000 ft above sea level is home to a wide variety of crops that are not found elsewhere in Kerala. We can find varieties of orange, strawberry, blackberry, plum, gooseberry, peach, passion fruit and much more. It is also the only place in Kerala where apple is cultivated, and tourists can buy fresh apples directly from farmhouses. Undertaking a trip to fruit farms will be a novel and refreshing experience.   

Another striking feature of the hill paradise that attracts tourists is the series of vantage points that offer stunning views of sunrise and sunset. Exploring hidden trails will throw up a lot of unseen sights and experiences. We can also witness the unique life of forest dwellers, their huts made of bamboo and grass, and can grab original, wild honey, java plum, tomato and guava as we drive along the beautiful paradise.  

Like the nearby village of Marayoor, Kanthalloor has a lot of sugarcane fields and jaggery-producing units. Equally famous is the pure lemon grass oil produced in the village.

The region also has traces of an age-old tradition as it features a number of dolmens. The megalithic Muniyaras (dolmens) are burial chambers, and have fascinated both researchers and the public.

The expeditions never stop here. Pattisseri Dam, Kulachivayal rocks, Keezhanthoor waterfalls, Irachilppara waterfall and the cave temple of Sri Rama are some of the unexplored tourist places in the region.    

To have a preview of the beauty of Kanthalloor, check

DTPC, Munnar
Ph: +91 4865 231516

Getting There
Nearest Railway Station: Aluva, about 160 km | Ernakulam Junction, about 175 km
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, about 160 km

  Topics: Village   Idukki  

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