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Marayoor (12km)

It is a fenced patch of dense greenery amid hilly terrain which hold the only place in Kerala with natural growth of sandalwoods trees. It is also a famous achaeological site. Marayoor has dolmens and caves with murals and relics. These caves are considered holy as sages are said to be meditated here in the past. Hence, the name, 'Muniyaras'. Marayoor is also famous for its renowned 'Marayur Sharkara'. The drive to Kanthalloor from Marayoor along a narrow winding road past sprawling tea plantations is an enjoyable one.

Kundala Dam (14km)

It is a picturesque place situated 14 kms away from Kanthaloor through the forest route of Mannavan shola. Here boating facilities are available. This route can also be taken to Munnar which is 20 kms away.

Mannavan Chola (38km)

Situated near Kanthalloor, it is the largest shola forest in Kerala. The Evergreen Rain forest is the haven of many rare and common species of animals, birds and plants. This 14 km of unique ecosystem was notified as a reserved forest through an order of the Government of the erstwhile Travancore State on October 22, 1901.

Thoovanam Water Falls

This beautiful water fall is inside the chinnar sanctuary. It's enchanting surroundings make this an excellent picnic spot and trekking point. It is reachable by a jeep or a trek through the forest. One can even get a chance to sight a few animals during the waterfall trek. The trek starts from the Alampatty forest check post. From here, it takes about an hour to reach the waterfall. Waterfall trek tickets can be purchased at the check post. A guide is a must for this trek. The water flow that creates the cascade is River Pambar.

Chinnar Wild life Sanctaury (17 kms)

One of the famous sanctuary in Kerala, it shares boundary with Indira Gandhi wild life sanctuary in Tamilnadu. Established in 1984, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the protected areas in the whole of the western ghats due to its ecological, floral, geomorphological and cultural significance. It is located in the eastern part of the highranges of southern Western Ghats of Kerala at Devikulam taluk of Idukki district. Covering an area of, the sanctuary is home to a large number of mammals, reptiles and avi fauna. The sanctuary is the second habitat of the giant grizzled squirrel, a Western Ghats endemic.

River Pambar

The famous Pambar River originates in the Anaimudi Hills and flows between Kanthalloor and Marayoor Villages. It becomes the Amaravathi River in Tamil Nadu, reaches the Amaravathi Reservoir and eventually joins the Kaveri River near Karur.