Illikkal Kallu, Kottayam

4.4
#1 of 17 in Parks in Kottayam District
ഈരാറ്റുപേട്ടയില്‍നിന്ന് വാഗമണ്‍ റൂട്ടില്‍ തീക്കോയിലെത്തി അവിടെനിന്ന് അടുക്കം, മേലടുക്കം വഴിയുള്ള പുതിയ പാതയിലൂടെ ഇല്ലിക്കല്‍ മലയില്‍ എത്തുന്നതാണ് ഏറ്റവും എളുപ്പം. ഈരാറ്റുപേട്ടയില്‍നിന്ന് 20 കിലോമീറ്റര്‍ മാത്രം ദൂരം

llickan Mala, located in kottayam,Kerala, India, measures approximately 6000 ft. above sea level. Numerous mountain streams in this peak, flow down to form the Meenachil River. Tourists must trek 3 km to reach the summit of the peak.

Illickan Kallu comprises three hills, each rising to 4000 ft. and above sea level. Each of the hills has a peculiar shape. One of them resembles a mushroom, which is why it is known as Kuda Kallu (umbrella shaped rock). It is said that the medicinal herb Neela Koduveli grows here. This blue flower is also believed to possess supernatural powers, which could increase wealth and ensure a rich harvest. The second hill, has a small hunch on the sides and is therefore referred to as Koonu Kallu (hunch back rock). Across this rock is a 1/2 ft. wide bridge called Narakapalam (bridge to hell). From the hilltops, the Arabian Sea can be seen in the distant horizon as a thin blue line. The sunset on the evening of a full moon day can be sensational: the moon can be seen rising up like another sun, as the orange sun goes down

Illickan Mala hills is famous for its solitude, the quietude and the gentle breeze that blows there. There are many mountain streams originating from the peak of the Illickal Mala hills. It is almost 6000 feet above sea level. For reaching the hill top of Illickal Mala hills, we have to do trekking up to three kilometers
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  • One of the best places in kottayam district to chill out with friends and family. Located at a height of 7000 feet msl, this place feels like heaven. Must visit during rainy season when it is always.....  more »
  • One of the highest peaks in kottayam. Best Time to visit is during monsoons. The area is so cool and windy and foggy during the time. You have a few good resorts nearby to this place to stay and...  more »
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  • It is good place to visit. You will get a great view after the climb . Better to visit in winter. There is a parking slot at the bottom and will get a jeep service and there is a small trekking need to get into the destination . It’s better to do not cross the barriers.
  • Superb place to visit. Definitely worth visiting here. The views are really mind-blowing. To reach here sometimes cars will not be allowed to go to the top as there is limited parking is available, if though it will be little hard to climb up the hill, but still its worth. Best time to visit is evening 4-6pm. Or else morning, but personally i prefer evening.

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