Kanthalloor

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Kanthalloor
village
Kanthalloor is located in Kerala
Kanthalloor
Kanthalloor
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°13′0″N 77°11′0″E / 10.21667°N 77.18333°E / 10.21667; 77.18333Coordinates: 10°13′0″N 77°11′0″E / 10.21667°N 77.18333°E / 10.21667; 77.18333
Country  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,626
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kanthalloor is a village in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala.[1][2]

Kanthaloor 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.

Crops[edit]

Kanthaloor is famous for its wide variety of crops which is not seen on the other parts of kerala, which includes varieties of Apple, Orange, Strawberry, Blackberry, Plums, Gooseberry, Egg fruits, peach & passion fruits..etc.[3]

Apple farm at Kanthalloor

Transportation[edit]

Only road transportation available. Nearest highway is NH-49 which passes through Munnar and can be accessed from Kanthalloor-Marayoor-Munnar. Truck trails to Tamil Nadu also available from Kanthalloor, Bodi district in Tamil Nadu is near to this place

Geography[edit]

Kanthalloor is a virtually rain shadow village, lying in the eastern side of the Western Ghats near to Marayur[4] The place is famous for its cool season fruits and vegetables. Kanthalloor is famous for its apple, oranges, plums, peaches and variety of other fruits and vegetables that are not grown in other parts of Kerala. The Anaimudi Sholai National Park(Formerly known as the Mannavan Chola) is the evergreen forest surrounding Kanthalloor. The major places of attraction includes Pattisseri Dam, Kulachivayal rocks, Keezhanthoor waterfalls and the cave temple of Sri Rama.

Politics[edit]

Current panchayath member for kanthalloor (Ward 2) is Sri madhavan [5]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Kanthalloor had a population of 10265 with 5272 males and 4993 females.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-10.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)[dead link]
  2. ^ "Kanthalloor Details (ML)". Kerala Government. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kanthalloor". Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rain Shadow village....". Kerala Government. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Member". Kerala Government. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Population". Kerala Government. Retrieved October 3, 2011.