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Illikkal Kallu, Kottayam

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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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  • Amazing place in Kottayam. Had the best trek to this place. Jeep Safari was amazing. View from the top is amazing 
    Amazing place in Kottayam. Had the best trek to this place. Jeep Safari was amazing. View from the top is amazing  more »
  • Commendable👌Heavenly atmosphere, worth watching, worth to enjoy, speechless moment, a place worth to visit and experience the cool breeze 😍🥰 
    Commendable👌Heavenly atmosphere, worth watching, worth to enjoy, speechless moment, a place worth to visit and experience the cool breeze 😍🥰  more »
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  • A must visit place to feel and enjoy the serenity of nature. The time we went is perfect, it was cloudy and view of 360 degrees around here is admirable. Slowly fog turned up to enjoy the feel. The place is well maintained to avoid congestion & traffics, the vehicles are parked below. You can either opt for a jeep ride (₹39/person) or have a walk (2km) to reach the top. To ensure safety, steel grills are placed along the path to enjoy the view.
  • Truly God's Own Country! Such a Nice place to relax and chill. Easy Trekking Location for beginners as it is more of Flat. We reached the place around 10PM and stayed at 1Km distance from the spot. The rooms are really very cheap. They charged only 750 for four people. The only issue is the availability of Food. You have to either carry or have it before starting the hill ride which is 15km down from the main spot. As we reached there at night, we carried items like bread and dry fruits & nuts for our breakfast. The vehicle entry gateway will be opened at 8AM, whereas we can walk through the pathway and reach the hilltop. And we need to get our entry ticket while returning. Otherwise we have to wait till the gate opens and get our entry ticket. Vehicles are allowed only till the parking place which is 2km away from the spot, and there is a Jeep facility available from the parking place to the hilltop which is optional. Illikal Kallu, one of the Nice Places to explore in Kerala.

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