When the labourers showed reluctancy to continue with the work, the British officials incorporated a scheme which included gifting the lucky worker with a gold coin. Later that place became Ponnkunom meaning hill of gold. This road has a lot scenic beauty to present. In Kottayam -Kumaly Road (NH 220), after covering almost 62 km from Kottayam, a deviation to almost 7km towards right side leads to the first view point that's Panjalimedu. From Panjalimedu it's better to travel through Valliyom Kavu estate to Mundakayom road. Since that road is a steep downhill, the journey will be comfortable. But it will be the vice versa if one decides to travel to Panjalimedu, it will be an exhausting journey. After passing 7km, the next spot is Vallaganom waterfall, this is situated on the way to Kuttikanom. During rainy season this waterfall will be full and while summer it will be totally dry. It originates from Kuttikanom Hill tops. Special concrete platforms are created for all the tourist who wants to take bath. This is one of the main attraction during KK Road journey. It's also known as Murinjapuzha & Ninnumullipara. Since there are a lot of small shops and tea shops in this road, it's a usual harbour place for all those regularing travelling through this road.
Beautiful nature tourist center in Kottayom