(Last Updated on : 21-12-2019)
Peerumedu is a tiny hill station in Kerala
en route Thekkady
, lying almost 85 km east of Kottayam
. This fertile tract rising to a height of approximately 914 metres is steeped in heritage in the Sahyadri Mountain Range
. The lushness is enhanced due to plantations like rubber, tea
. Also cascading waterfalls, pine forests and open grass tracks add to the glory of the place. The cool and pleasant climate
of Peerumedu makes it suitable for holidaying.
History of Peerumedu
Apart from scenic beauty, Peerumedu also is ennobled by its rich historical tradition. Peerumedu received its name from a Sufi saint
Peer Mohammed. The saint was believed to be the first spice trader in the region. It was formerly a summer residence of the kings of Travancore
Places of Interests in Peerumedu
Some of the places of interests in Peerumedu are as follows:
Lying almost 4 km from Peerumedu, this hill tract, nestled within undulating hills, is spectacular to look at. Gentle breeze offers a stroke of affection to the people. Taking stroll for miles, one can see the spectacle of sun setting and rising in the open horizon.
Peeru Hills, another tourist attraction is only 4 km away from the place. It is a trekkers delight. People also regard it ideal for picnicking.
: Kuttikkanam is an ideal place for all people who have a nose for adventure tourism. From Peerumedu one needs to trek
only a short distance of 3 km to reach the destination.
A waterfall and a pond below it seems to be a great spot for spending hours in noise filled silence. This is what the place has as its main attraction, named after a British
lady who used to frequent it.
A prominent character in the Indian epic Mahabharata
, also known as Panchali, wife of Pandavas
is known to be revered as a Goddess
. This place has a pond called Panchalikulam which is believed to be used for bathing by her.
Sahyadri Ayurvedic Centre:
Sahyadri Ayurvedic Centre is a landmark. This famous Ayurvedic Hospital is supervised by the Peerumedu Development Society in Pallikunnu. It specializes in remedial and rejuvenating treatment packages.
Mausoleum of the Sufi saint Peer Mohammad, majestic summer palace of the regal family and the magnificent Diwan residence lies close by. Waterfall at Peerumedu is another major tourist attraction.
Visiting Information of Peerumedu
Reaching Peerumedu is quite easy. Regular buses ply in the surrounding cities like Kumily and Kottayam. Numerous roadways
have established connectivity of Peerumedu with other places of Kerala. The closest railway station
of Peerumedu is Kottayam (85 km) and the nearest airport
is the Cochin International Airport