Illickal Kallu(Illikka Kallu), is one of the major adventure tourist destination located in Kottayam, Kerala. Illikal Kallu is approximately 4000-6000 ft. above sea level and is one of the places with an avid view of nearby areas. Illicka Mala comprises three hills, each of the hills has a peculiar shape. One of them resembles a mushroom, which is known as Kuda Kallu (umbrella-shaped rock).
It is said that the medicinal herb Neela Koduveli grows here. This blue flower is 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 on the distant horizon as a thin blue line.
Illickan Mala 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.
If you wish to immerse into the beauty of nature and likes a little adventure and to spend some time in its joy, then this is the right place for you. Tourists must trek 3 km to reach the summit of the peak and also vehicles of all kind will reach here.
Illikkal Kallu Place Details:
Name: Illicka Kallu (ഇല്ലിക്കക്കല്ല് )
Other Names(slang): illickal Kallu/ illikka Kallu/illikkal kallu
Place: Kottayam Dist., Kerala.
Famous for: trekking, sightseeing, greenery, breezing atmosphere etc.
Trekking Level: Easy
Entry Fees: NIL
How to Reach Illikkal Kallu:
By Air: Cochin International Airport is the nearest Airport (89 KM).
By Train: Kottayam Railway Station is the nearest Railway station(56 KM).
- Kochi->Thodupuzha->Kalathukadavu(on the Way to Erattupetta)->Moonivalu->Mankombu->Pazhukakaanam->Illickal Kallu
- Kottayam->Pala->Erattupetta->Moonilavu->Mankombu->Pazhukakaanam->Illikkal Kallu(Erattupetta to Illikkal Kallu -19.6 KM) or from Erattupetta via Erattupetta->Theekoy->Adukkam->Illikkal Kallu(Erattupetta to Illickal Kallu -18 KM)
Places to Visit Nearby Illikkal Kallu:
- Kattikayam Waterfalls
- Thangal Para
- Vagamon Meadows, Pine Forest.
- Marmala Waterfalls
- Naadukani View Point & much more…
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