Kanthalloor is a village in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is a village nestled in the Western Ghats of India. The salubrious climate and the picturesque landscapes and wide variety of tropical crops coupled with the close proximity of Munnar (a major hill station), has transformed this village into a tourist destination. Kanthalloor is also a major agricultural village growing a lot of fruits and vegetables. Oranges and Apples from Kanthalloor are well known. At around 59 Kms from Jos Residency and less than 13Kms from Marayur, Kanthalloor is another stop in your trip to Marayur or Munnar.
Along with spices, tea and the beautiful climate, Munnar is also famous for sandalwood and the best place to see these trees is Marayoor. Located few kilometres away from Munnar, this rain shadow village is the only place in Kerala that has naturally grown sandalwood trees. It is one of the few unexplored tourist spot that let you enjoy the true scenic beauty of Munnar. Surrounded with mountain ranges and tea estate, this village has become a favourite place for travellers. Muniyaras or the stone coffin with underground tunnels that dates back to Neolithic period is another attraction. At around 46Kms from Jos Residency, we recommend you to pay a visit to this place that is unlike any other.
The Amaravathi dam is situated at about 23Kms from Jos Residency. The Amaravathi dam is an average form of reservoir, which has been constructed across the River Cauvery. The dam is erected to a height of 90 feet and is majorly used to supply sufficient amount of water to the locality for the purpose of irrigation. The dam is a major tourist attraction in the locality and is considered a must see in Udumalpet.
Amaravathi dam is unique because of its outstanding crocodile farm, which is located 1.5 kms away from Amaravathi Dam. The farm contains approximately 155 crocodiles properly maintained by the Wildlife Department. Entry is by ticket for tourists.
Situated only 20Kms away from Jos Residency, on the highway from Palani to Coimbatore, Thirumoorthy temple is at the foot of the hill adjacent to Thirumoorthy Dam. Thirumoorthy temple is famous for the Idols of three Moorthys that originated in the same place. The temple has its mythological connections and historic values. One can experience the devotion of Anushiya Devi that impressed Thiru Moorthi’s resulting in naming the place Thiru Moorthi Hills. Beautiful view of Thirumoorthy Hills and the soft waters of Thirumoorthy Falls, are other attractions. The whole place is blessed by the lush green nature and a peaceful atmosphere.
Kodaikanal is the most sought after honeymoon destination in South India because of its scenic beauty with which it can create the most memorable experiences for its visitors. Kodaikanal is situated 100Kms away from Udumalpet. The name Kodaikanal means gift of the forest and the dense forest with many varieties of trees, the huge rocks in the wilderness and the enchanting waterfalls, makes it a real gift for the tourists visiting this place. An area blessed by its location in the Palani Hills in Western Ghats, it creates landscapes and natural beauty that one doesn't want to miss. To make the most of the enchanting surroundings one can undertake various activities such as trekking, boating, horse riding etc.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique protected area located in the rain shadow region in the eastern slope of Western Ghats, adjoining Tamilnadu. The area is diverse in eco systems and rich in ethnic cultural heritage. It is a well known repository of medicinal plants and supports a healthy population of grizzled giant squirrel, star tortoise, tufted grey langur, gaur, spotted deer, slender loris, wild elephant, crocodile, tiger, leopard and many a birds, insects and plants. There is an Interpretation Centre at Karimutty, two eco shops, one each at Chinnar check post and Aalampetty, an amenity centre, inspection bunglow, dormitory and cafeteria/at Chinnar check post to cater to the needs of visitors.
Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country.
Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air - yes! Munnar has all these and more. It's the place you would love to visit - it's the place you would wish never to leave- so welcome
At a distance of 50 Kms from Munnar and 10 Kms from Marayoor, Thoovanam waterfalls are one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala. It is located inside Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary near Kerala - Tamil Nadu boarder. This is one of the best among Munnar places to visit and also a popular trekking trail in Munnar. The falls are formed by Pambar River. At a distance of 4 Kms from Alampetty Junction Checkpost on Munnar - Udamalpet Road, Thoovanam waterfalls is also a popular trekking route in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. This cascading falls is a wonderful place to enjoy the nature, dip & swim in the crystal clear water of Pambar River.
The waterfall has to be reached by 4 Kms trek from Alampetty Checkpost, which is situated on Munnar - Udalampet highway and connected by buses from Munnar. The Thoovanam waterfalls trip is a guided trek (forest guides must be accompanied) and usually takes 2-3 hours from the checkpost. The trek is arranged between 7 AM to 10 AM and 3 PM to 6 PM. This is a moderate level trek through dense forest amidst serene environment. The trek to the falls also provide a great opportunity for animal sighting. Thoovanam falls one of the best waterfalls in Kerala.
Topslip "The pollution free heavenly land" Topslip is located above the 800 feet from the sea level on the Anamalai mountain range and in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve. It stands majestically with Green Spread Mountains and forest all around. The unique teak forests, Bamboo forest also located near Topslip.
The Sanctuary is highly diverse in its topography, altitude, rainfall, climate and temperature. Therefore, it naturally supports a wide variety of flora and fauna including several rare, endemic and endangered species of plants and animals. Diversity of landscape and its components enchants one and all alike be he a tourist, a trekker, an anthropologist, a wildlifer or a naturalist.
This temple is one among the six Padaiveedu’s of Lord Muruga. ie. the 3rd Padaiveedu namely Arulmigu Thiruvaavinankudi temple is part and parts of this temple. Thai Poosam and Panguni Uthiram festivals are very famous festivals and large number of devotees coming here at that time. 38 sub-temples are attached with this temples. It belongs to 9th century and the king namely Cheraman Peruman constructed this temple.