Places to Visit Access Accommodation

The famous plantation town, takes its name from Peer Mohammed - Sulfi saint and close associate of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore. Wide vistas of Tea, cardamom, rubber and coffee plantation interspersed with silver cascades, sculptural rocks, meadows and mist-cloaked hilltops make Peermede an unforgettable experience. The most delightful trekking trials complement the panoramic landscape. Monuments like the summer residence of the royal family add to the splendour of the land. The summer residence is converted in to the government guesthouses under the Department of Tourism, offers comfortable accommodation.


Places to visit


Kuttikkanam

A place for adventure tourism and trekking, or even a languorous, tranquil break. This picturesque plantation town washed in the fragrance of cardamom is surrounded by lush, green hills.

 
Thrissanku Hills (4 km from Peermedu, 0.5 km from Kuttikkanam)

The rolling hills, the lovely landscape and the gentle breeze make this an ideal spot for long walks. The hills offer a breathtaking view of the sunrise and sunset.

 
Peeru Hills (4 km from Peermede, 1 km from Kuttikkanam)

This idyllic hill station is a favorite haunt of trekkers and picnickers. The hill is named after Peer Mohammed, 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 km from Peermede)

Grampi is also known as Parunthupara (eagle rock) because of the panoramic view from its peeks. Rocky plains, lush hillsides, forests, trekking trails and picturesque view lent charm to this destination. The road to Grampi is flanked by unending stretches of cardamom, tea and coffee plantations.

 
Pattumala (17 km from Peermede, 28 km from Thekkady)

Lofty peaks, little streams and ever expanding tea plantations are the attractions of this place. Pattumala (which literally mean hill draped in silk) is home to the two most famous tea plantations, Harrisons Malayalam and A.V. Thomas & Co. The Velankanni Matha Church, build entirely granite, at the top of the hill is famous pilgrim center. The flower garden nearby is fascinating riot of colours, of roses, orchids and anthuria.

 
Vagamon (25 km from Peermede)
 

Grass-covered hills, velvet lawns and the cool mountain air make Vagamon a perfect holiday retreat. A curious blend of religious mysticism and European legacies, this hillside village is a haven of tranquility. The chain three hills - Thangal hills, Mudugan Hill and Kurisumala - is a mark of religious harmony. The dairy farm managed by the kurisumala monks is worth a visit.

 
Sahyadri Ayurvedic Centre
 

A well-established Ayurvedic Hospital, Sahyadri Managed by the Peermedu Development Society in Pallikunnu, is well known for its curative and rejuvenate treatment packages. The center has well-appointed treatment and accommodation facilities, a unit for manufacturing Ayurvedic medicines and a well-maintained raw drugs museum where more than 200 verities of rare and endangered herbs are preserved. More than 400 herbs used for medicines are grown in the hospital's own garden spread over 35 acres. For permission to visit the herb garden, contact the Director, Peermede Development Society, Peermede, Idukki. Phone: 332097, 332247 Fax: 332096

 
Ilaveezhapoonchira (55 km from Kottayam, 20 km from Thodupuzha)

This is another picnic spot located in the midst of beautiful hillocks near Kanjar. It is easily accessible from Palai in Kottayam District. Surrounded by three enchanting hillocks - Mankunnu, Kudayathoor mala and Thonippara-this place ideal for trekking.

 
Tribel settlements in Peermede
 

The Oorali, Malappandaram and Malayarayan tribes live in the hills of Peermede. The main tribel settlement here is Plakkathadam, which is also known for its trekking trails.

 
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Accessing Peermedu


  Few Major Towns Distance from Peermedu
  Kumily 40 km
  Thekkady 44 km
  Kottayam 75 km
  Alappuzha 114 km
  Kochi 150 km
  Madurai 174 km
  Thiruvananthapuram 225 km

Tourist Accommodation Facilities


  Name Tariff Range Fax Telephone
(STD:0486)
Email/ Website
  Ashley Bungalow 1500-2500 564658 332282
  Misty Mountain Plantation Resort 450-1000 0482-872954 332065/ 333265 glenrock@satyam.net.in
  Paradise Plantation Retreat, Murinjapuzha 1500-4000 602828 601311 paradisa@rediffmail.com
  Thrissanku Haven 750-3000 332692 332693 info@kallarackalresorts.com
www.thrisanguhaven.com
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