Ilaveezha Poonchira the delightful tourist destination located in the midst of beautiful hillocks Mankunnu, Kodayathoormala and Thonippara.
located in melukavu village in Kottayam district near Kanjar. it spread over thousands of acres. 
and the place is ideal for enjoy the sunrise and sunset this is the best place in kerala.
      During the monsoons when the valley fills up to form a scenic lake, this place unveils yet another beautiful slice of nature. Ilaveezhapoonchira means 'the pond of flowers where the leaves do not fall' and is named so because the place has no trees. This is also one of the best places in Kerala to enjoy both the sunrise and sunset. It is easily accessible from Thodupuzha, idukki 

       According to a legend, the Pandava had a sojourn here during their life incognito. Their wife, Draupadi, came to take a bath at a lake, which was present at that time. Some devas, bewitched by her beauty, tried to satisfy their voyeuristic itch. King of devas, LordIndra, came to know about what was going on, and built screens or hills heaping flowers and prevented them from indulging in such a practice. And the pond thus became a dam isolated by floral hills. Since there were no trees around the bund, it was always free of leaves and so it was called Ila-veezha-poonchira.

        Some say that the name comes from the fact that it is always windy at the place and hence the leaves are carried away. poonjira's myth is closely related to Agastya and his hermitage,he lived here and the native people believes that he still lives here,his hermitage is hidden in somewhere here.In puranas and our myths there is no evidence for the death of GURU AGASTHYA.Another important attraction is the ancient krishna temple, that was founded by panjaly herself.the mass belief is that panjaly's akshayapatra is hidden here and it is protected by agastya.The myth is also associate with ramayana his vanavasa popularly believes that he lived here with lakshmana for few months

September to May

By Road : 8 km from kanjar and 17 km from thodupuzha
By Rail : Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 55 km
By Air : Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 76 km
A DTPC Rest house is there it offers comfortable stay

Tourist information centre,
DTPC Kottayam
Ph: +91 481 2560479