Oottupara is a huge rock in the Nellikala
village. It is a scenic and historically important vast rock spreading over an area of two acres.
It is believed that the "oottu"
for Aranmula temple
used to be conducted at the top of this rock. There are two ponds and the footmark of Bhim on this rock. It is believed that an annual party used to be hosted here for the poor villagers by erstwhile rulers of Poonjar
as a reward and recognition for their hard work.