The hill station ambience
|Peermede, earlier a stopover for tourists on their way to Thekkady, has grown into a tourist destination only recently.
The hills of Peermede are covered in soft green grass, pine forests and plantations. Among its many attractions are small silver waterfalls, mist-engulfed valleys, rivulets that criss-cross the unending stretch of plantations, the lingering aroma of spices in the air and the calming effect that the place has on the body and the soul. If you are a tourist interested in farming and agriculture, Peermede, which has a wealth of flora including medicinal plants, is a great place to watch organic farming at close quarters.
Peermede is also a great place for trekking - especially the Kuttikkanam region. Kalthotti, Peeru Hills, Karandakapara, Grampi, Parunthumpara and Memala are some other places nearby that offer excellent trekking routes. Other scenic places like Mathai Kokka, Pattumala and the Kokkad Hills are well worth visiting. The waterfalls in the area include Meloram, Nallathanni and Valanjanganam and these greatly add to the value of Peermede as a tourist destination.