Homestays & Resorts near Ilaveezhapoonchira ( Elaveezha Poonchira )

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Ilaveezhapoonchira (Elaveezha Poonchira) is a tourist destination located in Melukavu village in Kottayam district near Kanjar. The place is surrounded by three gigantic hills - Mankunnu, Kodayathoormala and Thonippara, each rising to around 3200 feet, which makes it ideal for trekking. These attractive valleys of Poonchira are spread across thousands of acres. During the monsoon season ie; during the month of June and mid-October, this valley fills up to form a scenic lake. You should be careful as the hill top is open and there are risks of reptiles and even thunder strikes during this time. Many rare bird species can be spotted here in the early morning time.

The climate here is usually pleasant all throughout the year. The place receives heavy rainfall during the Southwest monsoon, between June and September, leaving the entire sanctuary lush and green. The summer season ie; especially during the months of March, April and May would be slightly warm. The tourist season here is from November to March.

Eventhough the place is famous for trekking, you can also engage in cycling, rock climbing exploring ancient caves, temples, and beautiful landscapes, jeep safaris, tent camping etc.

You can purchase good quality Eucalyptus Oil, Lemon Grass, Tea, Coffee, Rice, etc from this place. There are many multicuisine restaurants here, where you can also taste some authentic Kerala dishes.

There are many affordable homestays and resorts near Ilaveezhapoonchira. This is an awesome place for a refreshing holiday stay. Most of the holiday rentals near to this place are amidst plenty of trees or surrounded by lush hills. These offer a wide array of facilities and services to the guests. There is a tourist Bungalow at 3200 ft height on the top of the hill with a few rooms. There is no electricity and the facilities are minimal. The best part is the opportunity to view sun rise and sun set from here.

The nearest airport to the Ilaveezhapoonchira is Nedumbassery International Airport and the nearest railway station is Kottayam railway station, about 40 kms away. You can hire taxies or cycles to travel within this place. 

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