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.
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