Kanthalloor is a village known as the Southern Kashmir due to its chilly climate and misty atmosphere. Nestled in the Western Ghats of India, it is situated in Kerala around 50 Kms of west of Munnar. This is the only place in Kerala where the ambient temperature does not go beyond 19ºC.
The salubrious climate, the picturesque landscapes, wide variety of tropical crops coupled with the close proximity of Munnar, has transformed this village into a Tourist destination in munnar. The outstanding natural beauty of Kanthalloor and its surrounding area is presenting the visitor with an excellent opportunity to encounter a diversity of scenery and become acquainted with the rural life on the intimate scale of the hills.
The place is famous for its wide variety of farm crops which is not normally seen in any other parts of Kerala, that includes varieties of Apple, Peach, Pears, Orange, Strawberry, Blackberry, Plums, Pomegranate, Custard apple, Gooseberry, Avocado, Fig, Guava, Lemon, Lime, Kiwi, Passion fruit etc. Vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, beetroot, potato, capsicum, beans, butter beans, green peas etc. The climate is also ideal for the commercial cultivation of exotic flowers. The place located 5000 ft above sea level, here offers congenial atmosphere for the cultivation of apples. Although its skin is a bit thick, the Kanthalloor apples are rather sweet.
Rainforest Orchard is situated in Kanthalloor. Here is a place to stay in a pristine atmosphere, coveted for its seamless blend of ultimate living comforts. Kanthalloor encircled by Cardamom, Black pepper, coffee dewmount provides the sweet aroma of spice scentd coolair, gurgling streams &misty mountains that are home to exotic species of flora&fauna. these surroundings provide a breathtaking view of nature, provide relief from stress as well as delight your eyes and minds.It is the ideal home for those who looking for a quite retreat.