Located between three hillocks -- Mankunnu, Kudayathoormala and Thonippara, Ilaveezhapoonchira is a beautiful hill station, about 60 km from Kottayam. The beautiful valleys of Poonchira are spread across thousands of acres, with the lush landscape surrounded by gigantic hills reaching up to an altitude of about 3,200 ft. The name 'Ilaveezhapoonchira' means valley where leaves don't fall. It is called so as the area has no trees.

The views of sunrise and sunset are particularly splendid here. Monsoon is the best time to visit this area as the town transforms into a surreal landscape, enveloped in rainy mist. Ilaveezhapoonchira also invites trekkers as there are many challenging trails in the hillocks nearby. Legend has it that there was once a pool here, which was used by Panchali, the wife of the Pandavas from the epic Mahabharata, for bathing.

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