Located at about 45 kms from Ilaveezha poonchira, Idukki arch dam constructed across the Kuravan and Kurathi hills is the world's second and Asia's first arch dam. Idukki arch dam is 550 ft. high and 650 ft. wide. The dam is open to visitors only during onam and X'mas holidays for a fortnight. Entrance fee to the dam top is 10/- per head, but do remember to keep the ticket to show at the dam exit. The dam lies close to the Cheruthoni barrage.
Ilaveezhapoonchira is a set of hills located in melukavu village in Kottayam district near Kanjar. Ilaveezhapoonchira more than anything else is a beautiful hiking destination. During the monsoons, the valley between the complex of hills fills up to form a large pond. An important attraction in Ilaveezha poonchira is the ancient krishna temple, beleived to be founded by Panchali - wife of Pandavas.
The beautiful valleys of Ilaveezhapoonchira is spread across thousands of acres in the district of Kottayam. The place is surrounded by three hillocks: Mankunnu, Kodayathoormal and Thonippara, making the place ideal for trekking. Each of these hills rise to about 3200 feet above sea level and during monsoons when the valley fills up forms a scenic lake
Located about 25 kms away from Ilaveezha poonchira, Vagamon is 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.
Ilavvezha Poonchira is located 55 km from Kottayam, and is 20 km from Thodupuzha. It is one of the places in Kerala where you can watch sunrise and sunset.
Thumpachi Kalveri Samuchayam
Kalvari Mount 35 kms from Ilaveezha poonchira is both a pilgrim destination and a trekking spot. A Christian pilgrim centre, devotees climb up the hill during Lent and Good Friday. The way to the hill top is graced by 14 crosses placed at regular intervals.