The beautiful valley of Ilaveezhapoonchira spreads across thousands of acres in the district of Kottayam
. Located at the foot of the hillocks of Mankunnu, Kudayathur Hill
and Thonippara near Kanjar, Ilaveezhapoonchira has no trees, and is literally a place where leaves do not fall. This is because the valley fills up into a lake during the monsoons.
The surrounding hillocks, each rising to about 3200 ft, make this place an ideal spot for trekking. During the monsoons the place has an entirely different ambience and offers gorgeous views of both sunrise and sunset.
For the sake of the tourists, a tourist bungalow with rooms and dormitory to accommodate 15 people has been constructed. The other tourist spots are Thommankuthu Falls, Kurisumala, Vagamon, Marumala and waterfalls of Pazhukkakanam.
Ilaveezhapoonchira is 55 km from Kottayam and 20 km from Thodupuzha. Buses ply from Pala and Erattupetta. A DTPC rest house in the vicinity offers comfortable accommodation. Kottayam Railway Station and Cochin International Airport are the nearest railway station and airport.