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  • Big Indian Tours
    Kochi (Cochin), India291 contributions
    The lofty peak, Illickal Kallu, boasts a distinctive feature where a part of its rock has been worn away. Perched atop the hill, this steep rock, resembling a clenched fist, stands as a striking example of nature's resilience. The remarkable rock formation is a sight to behold, especially when shrouded in mist, offering a picturesque view of Illickal Kallu's enduring charm. The best time to visit is between 8 and 10:30 in the morning, offering a breathtaking 360-degree view. The climate might change suddenly from sunny to foggy conditions at times. Railings are in place along steep sides for safety. There are benches and good fencing for safety at the top, you can even see a long view of Vembanad Lake from the top. There is no mobile network available at the top, so carrying cash is recommended as UPI payments are not possible.

    Entry tickets are required, and there are additional fees for jeep services. Jeeps are available for pickup and drop for those unable to walk long distances in the mountains. Private vehicles are not allowed, and parking is a bit difficult when there are a lot of vehicles. The parking fee is Rs 20 and the entrance fee per person is Rs 20. A jeep safari from the parking area to the top costs around Rs 40 per person, making it accessible for elders. Snacks and drinks are available in the parking area.
    Written 9 November 2023
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  • Explore05807515789
    2 contributions
    I have not reached that level to rate this place. He is the supreme. May he give the opportunity for everyone to see him here. OM NAMAHA SHIVAYA
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • Shashank_Swarup
    New Delhi, India48 contributions
    We visited this quaint museum after reading about it on TripAdvisor. It's a shame this spot is not a must on all tourist itineraries!! The museum is curated by Mrs Punnoose and showcases driftwood collected from the Andaman sea shore after tidal waves have hit and receded the shore. The driftwood is fossilized and could date back thousands of years but due to lack of funding for carbon dating, this has not been determined. This is one of a kind museum in the entire world as nowhere else such a unique collection exists!! The museum has earned various accolades from Limca book of records, India book of records, URF world records. This one is definitely not one to miss!!
    Written 25 December 2023
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  • Discover29144478105
    1 contribution
    we actually own marmala waterfalls , the land body where the waterfalls is located belongs to Kottukapally family . the place is pretty good
    Written 6 September 2023
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  • Parvathi Pranoy
    1 contribution
    The best times to come here are early morning and evening because it's almost unbearably hot in the afternoon. We came in the evening and we were able to catch a lovely sunset on a beautiful hilltop with stunning views and a cold wind.

    The roads are in bad shape due to construction activity so going by car is recommended. But there are quite a few off-road trails for adventurous drivers and riders.

    PS: Do stop at Mohanan chettan's tea shop nearby for some superb chaaya and bread omelette. He is also a good local guide.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Mahesh
    Dallas, TX6 contributions
    Great temple visit to seek Shiva’s blessings. We got an opportunity to visit few times and really felt at peace.
    Written 5 July 2023
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  • Salil Cheriyan
    Bengaluru, India2 contributions
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    Written 11 July 2022
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  • Sibi
    1 contribution
    It is amazing that Sunny could gather the vintage gramophone records and players that he has in this collection. You get infected with his passion, even with his quiet plain-speaking demeanor. from Edison's wax-cylinders, metal wire spools and bakelite/shellac records, this is a museum that no vintage-audiophile should miss!
    We got a real treat when Sunny played a record for us!
    Written 21 July 2021
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  • VNJaroor
    Aroor, India228 contributions
    Very nice place for worship. One of the historical place. First Indian saint birth place. Very spacious one. You can buy religious articles.
    Written 14 February 2022
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  • HARI_RAMADAS
    Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India48 contributions
    Visited this shrine on the way from Kadathuruthy to Vaikkom, both very old Siva temples. Good place.
    Written 14 February 2020
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  • Sooraj Varghese
    Colchester, UK66 contributions
    Wow!!!!! is the only expression that will come out of your mouth when you see this place. Just go and visit
    Written 19 October 2021
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  • dhanya gopinathan
    69 contributions
    An amazing place for Group Tour comprising different age groups
    A good agriculture theme park which is improving year on year.
    Spending time here with a group comprising all age groups is possible.
    We had a family get together of 4 generations .
    The Potter's Wheel,the Water Wheel ,plus the plants and trees that have historical connections all take us back to the past
    and the way of life during the past .
    You can try a hand at archery,take a bicycle and ride through the bike roads.
    The Go-Cart ride where 2 can sit in front and 2 can drive the vehicle from behind was really good.A horn could have been provided to help drive amongst the crowds.
    The food arrangements are also good.
    The children simply loved getting into the swimming pool.
    In all the Mango Meadows is a good place
    to visit.

    Written 31 December 2019
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