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Illikkal Kallu, Kottayam, Kerala

Illikkalkallu is a beautiful hill located in Kottayam district of Kerala. The altitude is around 3400 feet above sea level. The main attraction is a huge rock above the hill. The view from the hilltop is mesmerizing. Its ideal for a half day trip.

There are no buses to the hill, so take your own vehicle or hire a taxi/jeep.

Illikkal kallu rock

Please note that the place is a little dangerous and several deaths have been reported once the tourist flow increased after the new road was constructed to the picnic spot. Please be careful while taking selfies and while climbing the rock. Its better not to climb the rock or go very near to it. If you are of the ‘living on the edge’ kind of guy, be a little more careful and take all precautionary measures before visiting the place. All the road to the hill is very steep and never climb down in neutral gear of your vehicle. And it is advisable to halt for a few minutes while descending the hill in your car or bike to cool down the brake pads.

Its around 45 minutes drive from Pala town.

Route from Pala
Pala – Barananganam – Eerattupetta – Teekkoy – Adukkam Palli – Meladukkam – Illikkakallu

Illikkal kallu route

Nelliyampathy, Palakkad, Kerala

Nelliyampathy is a beautiful hill station in Palakkad district of Kerala. Its an ideal place for a 2 to 4 days trip.

Nelliyampathy Tea Estate

Nelliyampathy Tea Estate

Things to note:
There are very few resorts in Nelliyampathy. So, if you are planning to visit the place in season, make sure you book rooms in advance.

As of May 2016, there are no bars or pubs in Nelliyampathy and most of the resorts do not arrange liquor for guests. Carry your own.

We stayed at ITL Holidays and Resorts (Unit of DTPC ). Its located at Kaikatty.
Contact Nos: 04923-246357, 04923-246464

Nelliyampathy ITL Holidays and Resorts

Nelliyampathy ITL Holidays and Resorts

Places to visit:
Seetharkundu Viewpoint
Pothundi Dam
Tea gardens
Orange Farms

On the way, you can visit Mangalam Dam also.

How to reach:
Nelliampathy is around 135 kms from Edappally, Kochi.
Route from Kochi.
Edappally -> Angamaly -> Chalakkudy -> Vadakkancheri -> Nenmara -> Nelliyampathy