PEERUMEDU

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Location: 85 Kms East Of Kottayam
Altitude: 914 m Above Sea Level
Main Attractions: Kuttikanan, Thrissanku Hills
Languages: Malayalam, Hindi, English

Women Picking Tea Leaves, Peerumedu, Kottayam, KeralaPeerumedu is a small hill station, snuggled at an altitude of 914 m above sea level, on way to Thekkady. The famous plantation town takes its name from Peer Mohammad, a Sufi saint and close associate of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore.

Clouds drop gently on the peaks that flank the verdant slopes of Peerumedu. Rich with mile upon mile of plantations falling away in precise steps.

Coffee, tea, pepper, cardamom and rubber flourish in what is the most fertile part of the Western Ghats. Broken only by spectacular waterfalls in the distance and wide open grasslands in places.

On a fairly warm day, the mercury reads between five and ten degrees celsius. Little wonder then, that the former Rajas of Travancore sought this tiny hill station out as their summer resort.

PRIME ATTRACTIONS

Kuttikanam:
A place for adventure tourism and trekking and a tranquil break. This scenic plantation town washed in the fragrance of cardamom is surrounded by lush, green hills.

Thrissanku Hills:
4 kms from Peerumedu. The rolling hills, the lovely landscape and the gentle breeze make it an ideal spot for long walks. The hill offers a breathtaking view of the sunrise and the sunset.

Peeru hills:
4 kms from Peerumedu. This picturesque hill station is a favourite haunt of trekkers and picnickers. The hill is named after Peer Mohammad, the Sufi saint, who spent his last days here. The mausoleum of the saint, the summer palace of the royal family and the residence of the Diwan situated nearby are all worth a visit.

Grampi:
5 kms from Peerumedu. Also known as the Parunthupara, the eagle rock, because of the panoramic view from its high peaks, has rocky plains, lush hillsides, forests and trekking trails.

Pattumala:
17 kms east of Peerumedu. Lofty peaks, little streams and ever-expanding tea plantations are the attractions of this place. The flower garden nearby is a fascinating roiot of colours, of roses, orchids and anthurium.

Wagamon:
25 kms from Peerumedu. Wagamon is a hill station perched at an altitude of 1100 m above sea level. A trekker's delight, Wagamon is surrounded by beautiful meadows, valleys and tea gardens, which are all spellbinding works of nature.

Sahyadri Ayurvedic Centre:
A well-established Ayurvedic centre, Sahyadri, managed by the Peerumedu Development Society in Pallikunnu is well known for its curative and rejuvenating treatment packages.

The centre has well-developed treatment accommodation facilities, a unit for manufacturing ayurvedic medicines and a well maintained raw drugs museum, where more than 200 varieties of rare and endangered drugs are preserved.

Ilaveezhapoonchira:
55 kms from Kottayam. This is another picnis spot located in the midst of the beautiful hillocks near Kanjar. It is easily accessible from Palai in Kottayam district.

HOW TO GET THERE

Peerumedu is 85 kms east to Kottayam (travel time: 2 hours), on the way to Thekkady. There are frequent bus services from nearby cities of Kumily and Kottayam.

PLACES TO STAY

The Summer Residence, now converted into a government GuestHouse under the Department of Tourism, offers comfortable accommodation.



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