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TOURIST PLACES NEAR PEERMADE

 

Peermade

Peermade lies at an altitude of 915 meter above sea level. The hill resorts of Peermade lies 85km east of Kottayam and lies in the Western Ghats. Peermade is a beautiful hill station that looks even more beautiful, thanks to lots of coffee, tea, coconut and rubber plantations.On your tour of Peermade, you can tour two famous tea factories, which are in Pattumala and see how tealeaves are processed. While you are at Pattumala you can also visit the VelamkanyMatha Church and the flower garden.

 

Munnar

Munnar is the most famous hill station of Kerala and one of the best three in India. Situated at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level, 'Munnar' essentially means 3 rivers. The place is home to the amalgamation of 3 mountain streams, namely, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. The British Government in the colonial times used this hill station of southern India as their summer resort, tea plantations of which are still preserved, resulting in Munnar possessing some of the highest tea estates in India today.Munnar is approximately 101 KM driving distance from Peermade.

Nature with arms wide open at Munnar compels a person to come and visit this enchanting city. An integral part of the triangular tourist circuit of Madurai-Munnar-Cochin, it is enveloped with Tea and Spice gardens. An ultimate holiday spot for animal lovers and adventurous people, Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2695 m and is an ideal spot for trekking.

 

Idukki

Surrounded by the Western Ghats in the East, Idukki lies at an altitude of 2500 feet above sea level. One of the most beautiful districts in Kerala, Idukki was carved out of Devikulam in 1972. The place derives its name from Malayalam word 'Idukku' which means a narrow gorge.
Numerous narrow steep- sided valleys, high ranges and wooded valleys gives weight to the name Idukki. The sacred river Pamba also originates from the mountain ranges here. Idukki offers diverse places of interests to the tourists visiting it ranging from mountain treks to spice plantations and wild life sanctuaries. The place witnesses moderate climate throughout the year. The arch dam of Idukki is one of the top attractions. Idukki is approximately 66 KM driving distance from Peermade.

 

Thekkady

Periyar tiger Reserve, Thekkady, is an example of nature’s bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawled over an area of 777 Sq .km.,Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India.
Zealously guarded and efficiently managed reserve is a repository of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and Pamba. Thekkady is approximately 33 KM driving distance from Peermade.

 

Vagamon 

A 25 KM drive from Peermade.Vagamon hill station is comprised of a beautiful series of hillocks, valleys and cascading waterfalls that make it the ideal getaway for tourists. Take a walk along the narrow, mist covered zigzag roads that wind up the hills and experience true bliss. For adventure seekers, there is an option of trekking, paragliding or rock climbing.The hill station has a chain of 3 beautiful hills called Thangal hill, Murugan hill and Kurismala that give an enchanting feel to this beautiful hill station. So, visit Vagamon hill station to experience eternal bliss and peace of mind. The Vagamon hill station offers you a unique and different environ in comparison to other hill stations of Kerala. Besides, being abundant in natural beauty, the place also offers space for spiritual activities. The peaceful surroundings with cool and soft breeze blowing across the valley make it a perfect place for meditation. If you are willing to experience the peace of mind then Vagamon provides you, the perfect conditions.

 

Muruganmala

Murugan Mala, to the east of Kurisumala, is a hill that houses a rock-cut temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. Hundreds of devotees visit the place every year.

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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. A 3 KM drive back on the KK road towards Kottayam.

 

Thangal Para

A journey of about five kilometers from Vagamon, down the Elappara route, will take you to the Thangal Para, place of religious significance to Muslims. There is a Durgah here which is the resting place of Husrath Sheikh Fariduddin Baba, a Sufi saint, who is believed to have reached Kerala from Afghanistan about 800 years ago. Ganjusakkar (a sweet dish) is the main offering here and the festival, Uroos, is conducted during the month of April.

 


Kurisumala Ashram

Kurisumala Ashram, a monastery for Christian ascetics, who have belief in the Christianity along with the Indian spiritual beliefs, is worth visiting a place in Vagamon.Kurisumala Ashram is at the heart of the Sahya Mountains, which run parallel to India's south west coast. It is a place sanctified by the breeze which blows softly across the valleys and by the overwhelming beauty of the creation, and the meditative thoughts which arise from the depth of silence. Even today people move to the mountains in search of peace of mind and of God-experience.


Ilaveezhapoonchira

55 kms from Kottayam. This is another picnic spot located in the midst of the beautiful hillocks near Kanjar. It is easily accessible from Palai in Kottayam district. 
11.Grampi / Parunthupara: 

A 5 KM drive from Peermade. 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. 


Panchalimedu

Panchalimedu, which is soaked in snow, offers tourists a panoramic view of an unending stretch of valleys and hills. One would feel like entered in another world. The journey to the valley after climbing Murinjapuzha itself is endearing. The cool climate and refreshing breeze is a specialty here. The place offers an ethereal atmosphere.

Legend has it that the Pandavas and Panchali took a break in the area while on exile and hence the name Panchalimedu. Here a cave is known as bearing the footprints of Bhima. There is small temple dedicated to Bhuvaneshwari. The remnants of Shivalingas, thrishul, naga idols are also there. It is just 18 KM drive back towards Kottayam on the KK Road from Peerumade.

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