Major Tourist Places in Kottayam District
Ilaveezha Poonchira is connected to the Hindu mythological stories. The Pandava had a sojourn in this place during their life incognito. Their wife Panchali, came to take a bath at a lake, Some devas, bewitched by her beauty, tried to satisfy their voyeuristic itch. Lord Indra built screens with hills heaping flowers and prevented them seeing Panchali . Ilaveezhapoonchira is a trekking destination located in Melukavu village in Kottayam district. Ilaveezhapoonchira means “a pond of flowers surrounded by trees but it’s leaves do not fall”.
Kumarakon is located in the middle of the Kerala. It is famous for the backwaters beauty. Luxury resorts are located beside the Vembanad lake which give panoramic view of the backwaters. It is really amazing. Prince Charles of Britain celebrated his 65th birthday at Kumarakom.
Bharanamganam church is dedicated to St. Alphonsa, a nun of the Franciscan Clarist convent at Bharananganam. The tomb with the mortal remains of the St. Alphonsa is at this church which is now a famous pilgrim centre.
Illikal Kallu is locatedin Moonnilavu Village, Meenachil taluk, Kottayam district of Kerala, India. It is also one of the highest peak in the Western Ghats which is about 6000 feet above sea level. It becomes a major tourist attraction spot.
Aruvikuzhi Waterfalls, falling in five steps, is a real pleasure for the eyes. The streams make its way through the landscape and the water roars as it gushes down the mountains from a height of 100 feet. The ideal time to visit Arivikuzhi is Monsoon season between June and November otherwise river almost dries up.
Poonjar Palace is the part of the Poonjar Dynasty still reflected its heyday. You will be fascinated by the 600 years old relics inside the palace. If you may walk contemplating the works on the huge Natraj sculpture and the wooden jewel boxes, Amada petti, the minute designs carved manually on them and its luxuries then you will exclaim wow!
Other 3 Major Tourist Places in the Alappuzha District are listed below
- Vembanadu lake
- Ayyampara Hills
- Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
- Marmala Aruvi and Falls