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Peermade Hill Station, Kerala

Peermade situated 915 m above sea level, Peermade is on the way to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The hill resort of Peermade used to be the summer retreat of the rulers of Travancore. The name 'Peermade' means "hill of peer". Peermade is indeed a cool hill resort in Kerala. Here you will find sprawling tea, coffee, cardamom, rubber and eucalyptus plantations side by side with natural grasslands and pine forests.

An associate of the rulers Peer Mohammed lends his name to Peermade. Peermade thus means the hill of the Peer. Peermade has since long attracted the trekkers, nature lovers, picnickers alike. As a hill resort Peermade has also been providing refuge to the sun scorched souls from the plains. The idyllic hill resort of Peermade indeed rejuvenates the mind, body and the soul.

Location
Peermade lies 85 km east of Kottayam at an altitude of 915m above sea level.The weather is cool at Peermade all through the year owing to its altitude. The cool breezes make Peermade pleasant to be visited any time of the year.

What one can see in Peermade?
Gorgeous Grasslands :Peermade is surrounded by gorgeous greens of the plantations of Coffee, tea, coconut, pepper, cardamom, rubber and eucalyptus. The gorgeous green grasslands and the pine forests add to the rich flora of Peermade.

Tea Plantation :One can visit Tea estates and factories in and around Peermade. In Pattumala the famous tea factories plantations are Located. The Velamkanni Matha Church and the flower garden are the other must visits at Pattumala.

Gurgling Waterfalls at Peermade : Waterfall at Peermade is another major tourist attraction. Meloram, Nallathanni, Panchalimedu and Valanjamkanam are amongst the waterfalls worth visiting at Peermade.

Adventure Lovers Paradise :For adventure loving people there are many trekking trails that add to the pristine beauty of Peermade. Peeru Hills, Kalthotti, Vagamon along with Karandakapara Hills, Grampi or Parunthupara, Memala offer excellent trekking routes.

Cycling and horse riding are the other activities popular at Peermade. Kuttikanam is the other town close to Peermade where one have terrific trekking opportunities.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary : In close vicinity to Peermade, 43 km away, is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The wildlife reserve is renowned for its tigers, elephants, sambar, flying squirrels and laughing thrushes. In fact in the grasslands of the Peermade itself you may spot the tiger and the leopard besides the Bison, wild bear, languor and monkeys.

Ayurvedic Centre : In Peermade Sahyadri Ayurvedic Centre which offers curative and rejuvenating treatment packages. the visit to the raw drugs museum with the collection of 200 varieties of rare and endangered herbs is worth.

How to reach Peermade?
Nedumbasherry airport is the nearest airport to Peermade (160 Kms). Then from there you can reach Peermade by a taxi or a local bus via Kottayam(about 80 Km), Mundakayam(About 60 Km), Peermade (20 Km).