Peerumedu is a small hill station, snuggled at an altitude of 914 m
above sea level, on way to Thekkady. The famous plantation town takes
its name from Peer Mohammad, a Sufi saint and close associate of the
erstwhile royal family of Travancore.
drop gently on the peaks that flank the verdant slopes of Peerumedu.
Rich with mile upon mile of plantations falling away in precise steps.
Coffee, tea, pepper, cardamom and rubber flourish in what is the most
fertile part of the Western Ghats. Broken only by spectacular waterfalls
in the distance and wide open grasslands in places.
On a fairly warm day, the mercury reads between five and ten degrees
celsius. Little wonder then, that the former Rajas of Travancore sought
this tiny hill station out as their summer resort.
How To Get There - Peerumedu
Peerumedu is 85 kms east
to Kottayam (travel time: 2 hours), on the way to Thekkady. There are
frequent bus services from nearby cities of Kumily and Kottayam.
Places To Stay - Peerumedu
The Summer Residence, now
converted into a government GuestHouse under the Department of Tourism,
offers comfortable accommodation.
General Information - Peerumedu
85 Kms East Of Kottayam.
914 m Above Sea Level.
Malayalam, Hindi, English.