Friday, May 8, 2009

Peermedu Tourism, Idukki District, Kerala


Altitude - 915-1100m above sea level
Temperature - 13-24 degrees
Rainfall - 2500mm

Peermedu gets its name from the famous Sufi Saint Peer Mohammed. Peermedu had coffee and rubber plantations, tea and cardamom estates, mist covered hilltops and trekking trails.

Accessing Peermedu

Distance from Peermedu to different tourist centres

Thekkady - 35 kms
Kottayam - 75 kms
Munnar - 140 kms
Cochin - 150 kms
Alleppey - 114 kms

Bus timings from Peermedu

To Alleppey - 1215 hrs
To Trivandrum - 0930, 1630 hrs
To Cochin - 0800, 1415, 1600, 1715

In and Around Peermedu

Kuttikanam - This plantation town is famous for its cardamom estates. Good place for adventure tourism and trekking.

Thrissanku Hills
4 kms from Peermedu
Picnic post - good view of sunrise and sunset

Peeru Hills
4 kms from Peermedu
Good spot for trekking

5 kms from Peermedu
Panoramic view from the high peaks. Lots of cardamom, tea and coffee estates.

Tribal Settlements
The Orali, Malapandaram and Malayarayan tribes live in the hills of Peermedu.

Things to do in Peermedu

Trekking - main trekking areas are Peeru Hills, Kalthotti, Vagamon, Grampi and Memala

Plantation Visits - Meloram, Nallathanni, Panchalimedu, etc

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