Location: Ilaveezhapoonchira, about 15 km from
Thodupuzha, Kottayam district, central Kerala.
Spread over a thousand acres, this beautiful land locked by green
hillocks skirts the Kottayam district. The place gets its name from
the fact that there's not a single tree in the vicinity and hence
no leaf falls there (literally ila - leaf; veezhuka - fall; chira
The verdant landscape, punctuated by four gigantic hills named
Mankunnu, Kadayathoormala, Thanippara etc., each rising to around
3200 feet, is ideal for trekking. During the monsoon when the valley
gets filled up to form a scenic lake, Ilaveezhapoonchira unveils
yet another beautiful slice of God's Own Country.
This is also one of the best places in Kerala to enjoy both the
sunrise and sunset. A DTPC rest house nearby offers comfortable
Nearest railway station : Kottayam, about 57 km from Thodupuzha.
Nearest airport : Cochin International Airport, about 76 km from