Ilaveezhapoonchira, a hill station near Melukavu Mattom, 60 kms from Kottayam is an ideal trekking spot in Kottayam. Elaveezhapoonchira means valley where leaves don't fall and is named so because the place has no trees. This is also one of the best places in Kerala to witness both the sun rise and sunset. Located among three beautiful hillocks Mankunnu, Kudayathoormala and Thonippara, Poonchira is a place of picturesque charm.
Hillstations in Kerala
Kerala is lined by the western ghats on its eastern side which is responsible for keeping this little state as green as it is. The western ghats also have some of the most beautiful hill stations in the country. Rising to an average height of 1520m the hill stations in Kerala offer some scintillating views. Kerala due to the sub tropical climate, none of the hill stations in Kerala are snow capped.
Hillstations in Kerala..
The Hill Stations of Kerala is a perfect destination when its time to get away from the crowd. Be it the famous Munnar or not so famous Pattumala the bracing mountain air, winding paths, and profusion of flowers in bloom gives these hillstations in Kerala an exotic appeal. The hill stations in Kerala almost all through the year remains green giving Kerala hill stations a unique appeal.
Grass covered hills, velvet lawns and the cool mountain air make Vagamon a perfect hillstation in Kerala to visit. The chain of three hills in Vagamon - Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill and Kurisumala - is a mark of religious harmony in Vagamon.
Sri Krishna Temple at Ambalapuzha 14 kms from Alappuzha has typical temple architectural style of the state. It was in this temple that Kunjan Nambiar staged his first 'Ottan Thullal'
Munnar, the most popular hillstation in Kerala is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudra puzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1600 mts above sea level, this hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British in south India.