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Peermede - The Hilly Delights


Located at 75 km to the East of Kottayam, Peermede is one of the most sought-after hill stations of Kerala. This hilly territory beckons its visitors with delightful Trekking trials, picture perfect landscapes and cool romantic weather. This plantation town got its name from Peer Mohammad who was a Sufi saint who had close associations with the Royal Family of Travancore.

Peermede is situated at an altitude of 915 m and is constitutive of the Western Ghats. This hilly tract was once the most preferred holiday destination for the Royal Family, and it is undoubtedly fit to be so.

Royal Family’s summer residence is a historical monument which has been converted into the Government Guest House. One would see wide arenas of tea, cardamom, rubber and coffee plantations spread across the hills.

It appears as though God himself has draped a velvety green carpet over these hills. Other attractions of this place include Periyar Tiger Reserve and waterfalls.

Best Time To Visit Peermede

Peermede enjoys a pleasantly cool weather throughout the year. The weather grows steadily cooler with the increase in the altitude. With dense pine forests, vast grasslands, beautiful waterfalls and diverse wildlife sanctuaries, Peermede feeds the enthusiasm of nature lovers and backpackers.

The monsoon in the hills is pretty ferocious with the rains lashing down on the ground. One can visit Peermede to enjoy the Ayurvedic massages, for which Kerala is famous all over the world. Fresh and unadulterated aromatic tea, cardamom and other spices are the best buy of this region.

Tourist Places In And Around Peermede

Kuttikkanam, Thrissanku Hills are the main tourist attraction in Peermede. One who like to visit Peermede can also visit around place like Vagamon, Kanjirappilly, Kottayam, and Sabarimala.

How To Reach Peermede

Peermede can be reached by air, road and train.

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How to Reach Peermede

  • By Road
    Peermede enjoys decent connectivity by road from many adjacent town and cities. Buses are the cheapest transportation mode to reach this hilly region. There are frequent buses running from Kochi, Thekkady and Kumily. Travelers get to enjoy the picturesque landscapes while taking a trip by road.
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  • By Train
    The nearest railway station from Peermede is located in Kottayam .The railway station at Kottayam is well connected to all parts of Kerala and India. There are regular trains running to major Indian cities including Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, and Mumbai. Those who arrive by train can avail taxis or catch buses to reach Peermede from the station.
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  • By Air
    The airport nearest to Peermede is Kochi International Airport which is connected to all major Indian cities and a few cities abroad. There are regular bus services from Kochi to Peermede. Travelers arriving by air can either take buses to Peermede or avail taxi services from the airport.
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