Peermede is a hill station situated in Idukki district and is at a height of about 915 m above sea level. This hill station was the resting place of the Travancore Maharajas. The area is greenery with the presence of tea, coffee, rubber and eucalyptus plantation together with the pine forests. The word meaning of Peermede is ‘The hill of Peer’. Peermede got its name from the Sufi saint Peer Mohammed who was an associate of the rulers. Many tourists visit this hill station for doing trekking and also to enjoy the scenic beauty. One can find wild animals like tigers, wild bear etc in this hill station. As the weather here is cool throughout, tourists can visit this place at any time of the year.
Some tourist attractions here include the Velamkanni Matha Church, flower garden and the waterfalls. Some of the most attractive waterfalls are Meloram, Nallathanni, Panchalimedu and Valanjamkanam.
The interesting activities done by the people are cycling and horse riding besides some adventure sports like paragliding and trekking. There are many hills in Peermede that offers trekking opportunity. These include Kalthotti, Vagamon, Karandakapara, Paranthupara etc. Some of the trekking places that lie in and around Peermede include Kuttikanam which is a plantation town surrounded by green hills. It is a place for adventure tourism and trekking. Thrissanku hills are at a distance of 4 kms from Peermede. The view of the sunrise and sunset from here is amazing. Peeru hills, a favorite destination of trekkers lie at a distance of 4 kms from Peermede. It is also a beautiful hill station. Grampi which is also called as Parunthupara is a hill with rocky plains, forests, hillsides etc. It is at a distance of 5 kms from Peermede. The panoramic view from the peak top is breathtaking. There are tea, coffee and cardamom plantations also in this peak.
How To Reach
|Near Bus Station||Kumili|
|Near Railway Station||Kottayam railway station|
|Near Airport||Cochin International Airport at a distance of 140 kms|