Elaveezha Poonchira Hills

Elaveezha Poonchira hill station located near Melukavu Mattom about 60 km from Kottayam. Elaveezha Poonchira means valley where leaves donít fall and is named so because the place has no trees. This place is about 3000 m above sea level is a suitable place for mountaineering and trekking in Kerala. Legends say that the pool here was a bathing place for Panchali the heroine of Mahabharata. The verdant landscape punctuated by the gigantic hills, each rising to around 3200 ft is an ideal place to unwind. During monsoon season, the water that gets accumulated over a wide area looks like a placid lake, reflecting the rain clouds and the majestic mountains. The pristine beauty of nature is preserved almost intact in this small region. This is also one of the best places in Kerala to witness both the sun rise and sunset.