|Peermede Idukki :|
Located in the state of Kerala, god's own country, Peermede is a hill station at an altitude of 915 meters. The terrain of the hill station covers spectacular waterfalls, open grassland and pine forest and remained a summer capital of the Maharajas of Travancore. The known hill station has derived its name from Peer Mohammed-Sufi Saint, a close associate of erstwhile royal family of Travancore. It is bestowed with wide range of tourist attractions which include wide gorgeous garden of Tea, cardamom, rubber, and coffee plantation, silver cascade, sculptural rocks, meadows and mist-cloaked hilltops. If you re a lover of historical monuments then summer residence of royal family of Travancore is perfect place for you.
Thrissanku Hills- situated jut 4 km from Peermede; it is an ideal location for nature lovers. They mesmerized by the enchanting view of sunrise and sunset. The gentle breeze makes it ideal hub for long walks.
Sahyadri Ayurvedic centre- it is the most famous Ayurvedic hospital in the region, notable for body massage and spa packages. The Sahyadri Ayurvedic centre is handled by Peermedu Development Society in Pallikunnu. It is famous for its acute treatment and accommodation facilities, a unit for manufacturing Ayurvedic medicines and a well-maintained raw drug museum where more than 200 species of endangered medicinal plants has been cultivated and conserved.
Pattumala- Located 17 km from Peermede, Pattumala is notable for its gorgeous tea gardens in which Harrisons Malayalam and A. V. Thomas & Co. are most famous tea plantations.Velankanni Matha Church, constructed fully with granite stone, is another major attraction of the place. You can roam around the Flower Garden which is really an unforgettable experience.
Vagamon- Lying just 25 km from Peermede; it is one of the most sought-after destinations for nature lovers. The lush green valley, naked peaks and enchanting lawns draw attention of thousand of tourist from all over the world. The place is the perfect amalgamation of religious mysticism and European legacy. It is home to the chain three hills- Thangals hills, Mudugan hill, and Kurisumala which symbolizes religious tolerance and co-existence.
Apart from these attractions, Grampi, Tribal settlements, Peeru hills, Periyar National Parks etc are other major visiting places in Peermede.