Teekoy, a Kottayam style village, dotted by rubber plantation against a backdrop of magnificent scenery. Teekoy is a delightfully refreshing and unexplored spot en route to Wagamon. On the banks of the Meenachil River, this village on the Idukki-Kottayam border has a strong agro-climatic conditions. Tangy fragrance of cardamom,nutmeg, ginger and pepper greet the visitor trying to take in the refreshing sight.
Teekoy, A Breath of Fresh Air
Teekoy is the entry point into the higher echelons of Kerala, which is shrouded in mist amidst verdant green. Marmala Waterfalls on Meenachil River, around seven kilometers from Teekoy and inside a private estate, is one of the star attractions of this quaint village. The route to the 60 metre high water fall is rocky and slightly slippery, but worth taking the effort.
Owing to its beautiful location it is a perfect spot for memorable photographs.
Apart from the falls, Ayyampara, is a perfect trekking location. A view from the top of the Illickan Mountains, believed to have the mythical medicinal plant Neelakoduveli in abundance, is a must. Many tourists like to camp atop the mountains too, on pleasant days.
While Teekoy is a perfect place for day picnics, it is great destination for those looking for a peaceful holiday and can include this place with visits to tourism hub Vagamon and pilgrim centre Bharanangnanam.
Growing tourist interest in visiting farms, many cottage owners have set up home-stays in various budget ranges in this area. It location makes it pleasant even in the summers due to frequent chilly breeze. It receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon when the entire landscape turns into a carpet of green.