Fifteen kilometers aside the Kumily city lays a small sleepy village – Chellarkovil. It’s ideally situated within the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border within the Anakkara Panchayath. Thought-about to be the most effective tourism spot within the Idukki district, Chellarkovil at all times attracts vacationers from everywhere in the world.
Chellarkovil is legendary for its greenish mountains, cascading waterfalls and picturesque magnificence. The vacation spot is positioned round 1200 m above the ocean degree. Whenever you attain Chellarkovil, you’ll really feel like that is the place that you just have been longing to go to for a very long time. Chellarkovil is situated 15 km north to Thekkady and Kumily.
The attractive village stands distinctive with its eco-tourism challenge. There are a selection of neighborhood based mostly eco-tourism initiatives initiated on this place. The eco-tourism challenge was launched within the yr 2008 with the assistance of the Chellarkovil Eco-Tourism Group Centre with a minimal funding from the state eco-tourism and forest division. The villagers right here initiated the challenge.
Associated to this challenge, you possibly can see right here variety of huts, path methods, watch tower, herbarium of medicinal crops, a vacationer amenity centre and so forth. You’ll be able to take pleasure in right here guided trekking, guided spice tour, ayurvedic backyard and different village actions. The earnings generated by means of this challenge is used for afforestation, atmosphere safety and different atmosphere associated initiatives.
At Chellakovil, you’ll find a watch tower and there’s a telescope positioned on the balcony. This balcony is named ‘God’s personal balcony’. The view from right here is nice. Probably the most lovely sight from right here is the dawn and sundown. There’s a lovely waterfall right here which is incredible through the monsoon season. One other specialty of the waterfall is that, the autumn originates from Kerala however touches the land at Tamil Nadu irrigating the greens and rising plains of Tamil Nadu.
You’ll be able to go to Chellarkovil from September to Might. This place is ideally linked with the skin world by means of street, rail and air. Native buses and taxis can be found from the Kumily city. Nearest railway station is Theni railway station (60 km) and nearest airport in Madurai (140 km).