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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

Naagappara, Teekkoy, Kottayam

Went to Nagappara near Teekoy.

Nagappara is good for an evening picnic. Enjoy the scenery from the top of the huge rock formation.

Nagappara Rock
And that is Nagappara. View from Santhigiri
Scenery from the top.

Photos of Nagappara


How To Reach Naagappara

The place is around 5 kms from Eerattupetta.  Distance from Pala is around 18 kms. It is on the way to Wagamon hills.

There are two routes to reach Naagappara.

Route 1. From Teekoy town, ask for Santhigiri Church. Park your vehicle near the church and climb the rock from the back side of Santhigiri church.

A new steep road is under cunstruction from Santhigiri church to Nagappara. The route takes a deviation from the Santhigiri – Cherippadu concrete road.

Route 2: Ask for Teekoy Nagappara road. This route is on the way to Ayyampara. If you are coming from Pala/Erattupetta, take a left turn just after Teekoy Church. This is the Teekoy-Ayyampara road. After around 300 to 400 meters, there is a left deviation. Take that road and near the end of the road, there is a small concrete road to Nagappara. The concrete road is very narrow and steep.