Kanthalloor, which is close to the picturesque Munnar, is the perfect place to calmly enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of nature. Beautiful orchards where apples, oranges, and strawberries are abundantly grown, add a perfect charm to the place. The Marayur jaggery factory is yet another interesting feature which attracts visitors. However, it is the sweet, creamy and rich custard apples, which is in season that draws hundreds of tourists to Kanthalloor.
Agriculture is the main occupation of the natives of Kanthalloor. Tourists visiting Munnar usually extend their trip to Kanthalloor via Marayur, to enjoy the beauty of pristine nature. A visit to the famed orchards and agricultural fields of Kanthalloor is an unavoidable part of the tourists' itinerary. The small hamlet called Kanthalloor, which lulls in its scenic beauty, has the breathtaking Munnar hills in its back ground. The perfect views of the lush green fields and the small thatched huts in the middle of it look like they have just come to life from an impressionistic painting by a master painter. The breeze sweeping over the sandalwood trees fills Kanthalloor with a subtle yet exotic fragrance. The beautiful valleys filled with sandalwood trees and wild bushes are truly the paradise of a photographer.
The enchanting sights of beautiful nature offer the perfect frame to click some amazing photographs.
A stroll through the village walkways, enjoying the bustle of Kanthalloor, will be a unique experience. Fresh custard apples cost Rs 50-80 per kilo. Custard apple or annona squamosa is highly nutritious and has many medicinal properties as well. The flesh of this fruits has a creamy texture and is incredibly sweet. Many local farmers grow custard apples in huge quantity in farms and their courtyards as well. Shakes, juice and ice cream are some of the delicious food items which can be prepared with custard apple. The seeds of custard apples are added in fertilizers and pesticides.
The custard apples would be in season from August to November. Kanthalloor is just 48 kilometers away from Munnar. Organically prepared jaggery is another popular item that Kanthalloor is famous for. The jaggery factory is situated between the Chinnar wild life sanctuary and the lush green tea plantations. Marayur is surrounded by majestic mountains on four sides and is abundantly blessed with beautiful nature and enchanting sceneries.