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Weekend Destination - Munnar - Marayoor - Kantalloor - Amazing cool misty climate - Photos - How to reach

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Munnar is the favourite destination for tourists who visits kerala. Munnar has a pleasent cool and misty climate. It is considered as one of the top honey moon destinations in India. It is also famous for its tea plantations and pleasant climate.

munnar kanthalloor trip photos weekend destinations
There is another wonderful place called Kantalloor, which is 50 Kms away from Munnar town . To reach here you have to pass through the famous Marayoor sandal forest.

Location : Kanthalloor ( 50 kms away from Munnar town (11 kms from Marayoor) ) is located in the outskirt of Munnar.

Nearest town : Munnar
Nearest Airport : Nedumbassery, Ernakulam
nearest Railway station : Aluva , Ernakulam

Distance from Major cities

From Ernakulam to Kanthalloor : 174 km
From Trichur :185 Kms
From Kozhikode ( Calicut) :240km Kms
From Coimbatore:140kms
From Trivandrum :345 Kms



On the way to Kanthalloor, you can enjoy places like cheeyappara water falls, tea gardens, evergreen forests, Munnar town, Munnar hill top, Eravikulam National Park, Marayoor sandal forest, Anakottappara park (Muniyara ) , Kanthalloor town, famous Marayur molasses making units , Anamudi Chola and Bhramaram film shoot location.

Marayur ( Marayoor ) is the only place in Kerala that has natural sandal wood forests.

Kanthalloor is famous for its wide variety of fruits like Apple, Orange, Strawberry, Blackberry, Plums, Gooseberry, Egg fruits, peach & passion fruits. This place is 5000ft above the sea level.

Anaimudi Sholai National Park, the biggest high altitude cloud forest in Asia is only 6 km from Kanthalloor.

For visitors, who wish to stay there can avail the home stays or cottage facility. Click here to know more.

Season time : Through out the year , but more cool during November to January.



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Cheeyapara watre falls on the way to munnar idukki kerala
Cheeyapara Water falls on the way to munnar. This is one of the main attactions on this route. There are small shops near by and you can purchase things from there.

Flowers in munnar
awesome flowers

A christian cross on Anakottaparai park at kanthalloor
A cross placed at Anakottapara


Anakottapara national park kerala
A small hut near anakottai para park


marayoor chandanam
Maryoor sandal forest id fenced, you can see various animals if you enough lucy. there are deers, monkey, bullocks etc

misty kanthalloor

cool misty climate of marayoor


cool misty forest at 2pm

Awesome mist..ready to chill you

munnar kanthalloor road
Road to Kanthalloor



really cool mist...great experience

Kanthalloor tea gardens as seen from the road

Misty Kantalloor hill side

A mozambi tree from a kanthalloor farm

Remains of old muniyara, a meditation place for monks. Some says, this was used to cremate dead people.



Kanthaloor tea garden on the way

A grand old banyan tree at Anakkottai para park kantallur

A tea garden on the way from Kanthaloor to Munnar town

Time is 11.15 am and climate is really cool and misty

Way to the mist filled road in early morning

A small river in middle of the dense forest












Anakottaparai park kanthalloor
A view from Bramarm film shoot location

Temple on Anakottaparai park hill top munnar
A small temple on the top of Anakottapara park



Cold mist in kanthalloor
Cool wind bring mist to the tea garden

marayoor sandal forest
A byson at Marayoor Sandal forest on the way to Kanthalloor. Marayoor is 40 kms away from Munnar town



misty munnar
Tea cultivation at munnar

munnar misty roads
Remaining portion of a demolished hill

mist filled tea gardens in  munnar
Long view of a tea garden at kanthalloor



mist and trees in munnar
Tall trees enjoying cool mist shower at kanthalloor

tall trees in munnar bathing in mist
Tall trees bathing in the mist at Kantalloor

Look how mist conquer the tea plantations




Muniyara , place where Sages used to meditate, It is like a small room in which a person can stay. Flat rocks are used for this, 3 rocks makes walls of muniara and one makes the roof of it.

Way to Kanthalloor

Tea garden on side of the munnar road

Tea plantations in kanthalloor munnar

Tea hills at Munnar

Top view of valley from kanthalloor hill top

The movie "Bramaram" directed by Blessy and acted by Mohanlal was shot in this place.
This place is full of small plants whose extract is used in lotion oil called "Pul Thaylam"

Another location of Bramaram, only jeeps used here.

















HOME STAYS AND HOTELS IN KANTHALLOOR
Check this websites:

DEW MOUNT HOME STAY, Kanthalloor
Phone : +91 4865 246229
Mobile : +91 8547466229, 9446286380, 9447421050
Emails :dewmountkanthalloor@gmail.com, lijukanthalloor@yahoo.com
http://www.dewmounthomestay.com/

CHANDANA GROUP OF HOTELS
TEL:- 04865 252222, 252322 , 252221 ,
E-MAIL:- CHANDANARESORTS@GMAIL.COM
http://www.chandanaresorts.com/kanthalloor.html


The Ministers Mansion
Ph : +91 94966 80613 , +91 94954 67974, +91 94956 90496
SMS to : +91 94965 76708

Email :
kanthaloortourism@yahoo.com
newmunnar@yahoo.com

Web: http://kanthaloortourism.com/



Anaimudi Hotel,

Anaimudi Hotel, Kanthalloor Road, Marayoor, Munnar
Munnar, Kerala 685618
India
Tel : +91-97474 57575


Misty Nest, Kanthalloor

Misty Nest
Perumala, Kanthalloor
Munnar, Kerala, Pin: 685620
India

Ph : +91 4865 246280
Mob : +91 94478 76759, +91 94474 82700

E Mail : mail@mistynest.com
Web : www.mistynest.com


Shola Heaven

Anaimudi Shola,Kanthaloor P.O via Marayur,
Munnar Idukki, Kerala 685620
India

Web : www.sholaheaven.com
Ph : +91 4865 246 001



Munnar Mansion
Near bsnl Nadayar Road-Munnar, Central Munnar
Munnar, 685612
India

Web: www.munnarmansion.com
Ph: +91 4865 232 777







Eravikulam National Park
 Eravikulam national park is the part of Western ghats as is the first national park in kerala state. It is managed by Munnar Wildlife Division of Kerala Forest department. Here you can find the rare species of animals like Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri langur etc.

Welcome board of Eravikulam National park Idukki

From the entrance of the park you will taken to the Rajamalai hill in a vehicle of Kerala forest department. On the top of the hill you can find grass lands  and can enjoy beautiful scenery from top of the hill. There are places for refreshment on the top. Please note that Littering is banned inside the park. Best time to reach park is 8:30 Am

Address: Forest Information Centre Wildlife Warden’s Office, Munnar PO, Idukki Dist. Kerala, India. PIN:685 612
 Tel: 91-4865-231587 Mob. 91 8301024187, 91 8547603199

Website: http://www.eravikulam.org/
Phone:  +91 4865 208255
Email: enpmunnar@gmail.com


Nilgiri Tahr, a rare species of Goat found at Rajamalai hills of Eravikulam national Park

Vehicle of Kerala forest dept, in this you will be taken to Rajamalai hill top

Eravikulam National park - Rajamalai hill top. Here visitors vehicles are not allowed. you have to board on a vehicle supplied by Kerala forest dept.






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