Ilaveezhapoonchira is a one stop tourist destination in Idukki district, exhibiting a pleasant blend of sightseeing and enjoyment opportunities to the visitors. The site offers scenic nature views, an ideal location of solitude located away from the hustle-bustle of cities, a popular trekking destination and a splendid picnic spot located at the lap of nature.
For those wondering by now what this dream location actually is, here are the facts- Ilaveezhapoonchira is basically a valley spreading across thousands of acres of kottayam district. It is surrounded by four scenic hill cocks including Kodayathoormal which provides breathtaking views of whole of surrounding regions like Thrissur, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Idukki.
The site is located 3200 meters above sea level. The name ‘Ilaveezhapoonchira’ literally means ‘the place where leaves don’t fall’ and is so named due to the fact that there are no trees in the area!
Popular attractions at Ilaveezhapoonchira
An ideal place for enjoyment, the fun starts from the arduous yet joyful trek upwards which passes through scenic natural settings. Once at the top, visitors are treated with some panoramic views of nature with nothing but scenic views all around. Ilaveezhapoonchira is an ideal picnic spot apart from being a popular trekking destination with four hill cocks located in all four directions. This place is regarded as one of the best places in Kerala to watch sunrise and sunset. The Monsoon season results valley being filled up and formation of a charming lake, exhibiting yet another facets of nature and adding to its charm.
Access & Best time to visit
Ilaveezhapoonchira is located at a distance of 20 km from thodaypuzha and 55 km from Kottayam, which is just a short trek away from ‘Kanjar’ town. The most suitable and easiest route to reach to it is through Palai of Kottayam district. November to march is regarded as the best time to visit although those fond of monsoon rains may visit between the months of June to August.
A reviving experience, a rendezvous with nature and opportunity for adventurous excursion, it’s all here at Ilaveezhapoonchira, indeed a fairytale location.