Illickal Kallu

About Illickal Kallu:

Illikkal Kallu is a Thalanadu located on top of the Illickal Malaa in the Kottayam district of Kerala, India.The distance from kottayam railway station to illikal kallu is 57km. Situated at around 4000 feet above sea level, Illickal Kallu is a major tourist attraction in Thalanadu. L. S. G.D., Thalanadu village of Meenachil taluk. Only one half of the original rock remains, as the other half of the rock has fallen off.
The nearest town is Teekoy. Numerous mountain streams originate from this peak and flow down to form the Meenachil River. Tourists must trek 1 km to reach the summit of the peak. The beauty and the landscape of illikkal kallu is similar to that of the pillar rocks in Kodaikanal. It is said that the mythical medicinal herb Neela Koduveli grows here. This mythical blue flower is also believed to possess supernatural powers, which could increase wealth and ensure a rich harvest.

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One of the highest peaks in kottayam. The drive was through scenic countryside, steep hills and total greenery everywhere.
Best Time to Visit: August, September, Autumn, October, November, Monsoon, December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring
Location: Kottayam, Kerala, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Cochin International Airport

The nearest Airport Cochin International Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Cochin International Airport to Illickal Kallu is 82.1Kms

Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station

The nearest Railway station Kottayam Railway Station . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Kottayam Railway Station to Illickal Kallu is 56.8Kms

Bus Stand: Erattupetta bus stand

The nearest Bus Stand Erattupetta bus stand We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Erattupetta bus stand to Illickal Kallu is 19.7Kms

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