Nature Walks at Illithode – Periyar River
The Periyar River flowing through Angamaly, Malayatoor and Perumbavoor has many eco-spots on its banks. Illithode in Mulankuzhi village is an ideal place for nature enthusiasts. Spend a day here crossing the forest and lazing in the Periyar River.
This river has strong undercurrents; nevertheless, it is visited by families, school groups and nature lovers. It is only 10km from the town of Malayatoor and about 60km from Cochin.
The government is planning to start boating facilities here. Trekking, too, will be arranged. The Iringol forests, about three km away is a nice getaway for a trek and nature walks in the evenings. There is an ancient temple within the forest.
Kodanad, which has a prominent elephant training camp is close by. There are buses from Cochin and Angamaly to Illithode. Angamaly has the nearest railway station.