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Peermedu Hill Station, Idukki


Peermedu is a lovely hill station located about 40 km from Kumily, Idukki district in Central Kerala, at an altitude of 915 m above sea level. It is an ideal retreat in the Western Ghats and a choice break for tourists en route to the Periyar Tiger Reserve. This famous plantation town, takes its name from Peer Mohammed, a Sufi saint and close associate of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore.

Wide vistas of tea, cardamom, rubber and coffee plantations interspersed with silver cascades, sculptural rocks, meadows and mist-cloaked hilltops make Peermedu an unforgettable experience. The summer palace of Rajas of erstwhile Travancore is today an important monument here. The summer residence, now converted into a government guest house under the Department of Tourism, offers comfortable accommodation.

Peermedu and its surroundings are suitable for trekking, cycling and horse riding. Kuttikanam a place for adventure tourism and trekking is just 3 km from Peermedu (Peermede).

Another attraction here is Thrissanku Hills, about 4 km away. The rolling hills, the lovely landscape and the gentle breeze make this a choice spot for long walks. The hills offer a breathtaking view of the sunrise and sunset.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 54 km

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 120 km

Location

Latitude: 9.590385, Longitude: 77.019140

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