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Peermade

Situated 915 m above sea level, Peermade is on the way to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This pleasant hill station was once the summer retreat of the Maharajas of Travancore. Peermade is indeed a cool hill resort in Kerala. Here you will find sprawling tea, coffee, cardamom, rubber and eucalyptus plantations side by side with natural grasslands and pine forests.

The Sufi saint and an associate of the rulers Peer Mohammed lends his name to Peermade. Peermade thus means the hill of the Peer. Peermade has since long attracted the trekkers, nature lovers, picnickers alike. As a hill resort Peermade has also been providing refuge to the sun scorched souls from the plains. The idyllic hill resort of Peermade indeed rejuvenates the mind, body and the soul.

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

Location
Peermade lies 85 km east of Kottayam at an altitude of 915m above sea level.The weather is cool at Peermade all through the year owing to its altitude. The cool breezes make Peermade pleasant to be visited any time of the year.

Unique Travel Attractions

Gorgeous Grasslands
Peermade is surrounded by gorgeous greens of the plantations of Coffee, tea, coconut, pepper, cardamom, rubber and eucalyptus. The gorgeous green grasslands and the pine forests add to the rich flora of Peermade.

Tea Plantation
One can visit Tea estates and factories in and around Peermade. In Pattumala the famous tea factories plantations are Located. The Velamkanni Matha Church and the flower garden are the other must visits at Pattumala.

Gurgling Waterfalls at Peermade
Waterfall at Peermade is another major tourist attraction. Meloram, Nallathanni, Panchalimedu and Valanjamkanam are amongst the waterfalls worth visiting at Peermade.

Adventure Lovers Paradise
For adventure loving people there are many trekking trails that add to the pristine beauty of Peermade. Peeru Hills, Kalthotti, Vagamon along with Karandakapara Hills, Grampi or Parunthupara, Memala offer excellent trekking routes.

Cycling and horse riding are the other activities popular at Peermade. Kuttikanam is the other town close to Peermade where one have terrific trekking opportunities.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
In close vicinity to Peermade, 43 km away, is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The wildlife reserve is renowned for its tigers, elephants, sambar, flying squirrels and laughing thrushes. In fact in the grasslands of the Peermade itself you may spot the tiger and the leopard besides the Bison, wild bear, languor and monkeys.

Ayurvedic Centre
In Peermade Sahyadri Ayurvedic Centre which offers curative and rejuvenating treatment packages. the visit to the raw drugs museum with the collection of 200 varieties of rare and endangered herbs is worth.

Location and Getting There

Peermade lies 85 km east of Kottayam at an altitude of 915m above sea level. The hill resort of Peermade lies in a fertile region of the Western ghats. The weather is cool at Peermade all through the year owing to its altitude. The freeze breezes make Peermade pleasant to be visited any time of the year.

Accommodation

You may reside at the Government Guest House of Peermade that offers a comfortable and cozy stay. The facilities provided and the sumptuous cuisine available at the Tourist Bungalow of Peermade adds to the charm of the hill resort. A hotel and private station are also available at Peermade.


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