Peermade is another glorious addition to the list of panoramic hill stations in Kerala, Situated 915 m above sea level in Idukki district , Peermade is on the way to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This pleasant hill station was once the summer retreat of the Maharajas of Travancore. 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.The Sufi saint and 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.Peermade Hill StationClouds drop gently on the peaks that flank the verdant slopes of Peermade. Rich with mile upon mile of plantations falling away in precise steps. 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.

Tourist visiting Peeremade are treated with a pleasant blend of scenic views of nature along with several adventure opportunities. Trekking, Horse riding and cycling are popular sport in its surroundings. Primarily owing to its altitude, Peermade boasts of a pleasant weather all through the year with cool breeze blowing most of the day. Visit here for some of the best views of sunrise and sunset. 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. 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.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.

Location info:

Address:Peermade, Idukki district , Kerala, India
District: Idukki district
Nearest City:Thiruvananthapuram, Thekkady, Kochi, Theni, Palani, Madurai, Coimbatore, Kodaikannal, Chinnar.
Best time to visit:August to December.


Temperature - 0 degree Celsius to 30 degree celsius and in Summer- 15 degree celsius to 25 degree celsius and in Winter- 0 degree celsius to 10 degree celsius.



Interesting things to do:

See Maharajas of Travancore and Tea and Coffee plantation , Its Best place for Trekker's.. You can Make Picnic over here.cycling and horse riding, and availing world famous Kerala ayurvedic and rejuvenation treatment are few activities summing up a perfect Eco vacation at Peermade.

Interesting things to Visit:

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.

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.

The raw drugs museum:

Well known for showcasing over 200 varieties of rare and endangered herbs.

Tea estates:

A tour of Tea estates and factories is popular amongst the tourists in and around Peermade including one at Pattumala.


This place is situated 25 km from Peermade. The grassy hills, wide open lawns and a beautiful landscape, makes it a perfect picnic spot. Here, one can see a chain of three distinct hills such as `The Thangal Hill`, `The Murugan Hill` and `The Karisumala`. These are considered to be a natural symbol of religious harmony. A dairy farm managed by monks is also found here.

It is situated about 17 km on the east of Peermade and 28 km on the west of Thekkady. Pattumala means `Silk Mountain`. It has soft and gentle landscape, which is an entertaining region of soaring peaks and beautiful little streams.

This place attracts the adventurers and trekkers. This is also for those who love to be lost in the calm solitude of natural grandeur. The place has lush green scenery all around and is placed on the picturesque hills.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:

Kottayam Railway Station.

Nearest Airport:

Cochin International Airport

Road Transport:

Agartala has good road connection as national highway 54 exists at Agartala, and pass through Assam and Meghalaya. Shillong is approx 500 km from Tripura while Guwahati is 599 km drive from Tripura.

Nearest Visiting places:

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary:

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique thorny scrub forest with numerous xerophytes species. Chinnar is well known for the habitat of the endangered Giant Grizzled Squirrel of India.

Kuthumkal Waterfalls:

The Kuthumkal waterfall provides a picturesque view of the water, cascading down from dazzling heights. The utter beauty of the place attracts thousands of tourists every year. This is truly nature at its best!

Idukki Dam:

The Idukki dam, built across the Kuravan and Kurathi hills is the world's second and Asia's first arch dam. The Idukki dam, lying close to the cheruthoni barrage is 550 ft high and 650 ft. wide. The Idukki arch Dam is also one of the attractions of Idukki district and attracts a large number of visitors.

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary:

Wildlife Sanctuary extends over the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola taluka of Idukki district. The Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 77 sq km and is about 450-748 m above sea level. It is one of the most beautiful and flora and fauna rich wildlife in Kerala.


Marayoor is about 40 kilometers away from Munnar. It is interesting to note that Marayoor is the only place in Kerala which has a natural growth of sandal wood trees. Another attraction here is the relics of new Stone Age civilization.

Top Station:

Top Station, the tranquil hill station is located about 32 km from Munnar, on the Munnar-Kodaikanal Road. Perched at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level, Top Station is the highest point on Munnar-Kodaikanal Road and one of the most famous hill spots in Kerala.

Lock Heart Gap:

This is a location in Mattupetty. The place is ideal for adventure tourism and trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist-clad hills and panoramic view make it worthy of a visit.


This is a beautiful village that shares its borders with Tamil Nadu. The place presents visitors with a fantastic opportunity to observe the typical life of simple people settled in the villages at high ranges. The scenic extravaganza including acres of luxuriant fields, plains and gurgling waterfalls make it a much sought out tourist destination.


Mattupetty is situated at a height of 1700 m above sea level. Mattupetty Lake and Dam is a beautiful picnic spot with the panoramic view of the tea plantations and the lake. Boating facilities are available in the reservoir. Mattupetty is also well known for its highly specialized dairy


Rajamala is the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr. Half the world population of this rare mountain goat is found here, which is fast becoming extinct.

Eravikulam National Park:

Eravikulam National Park attracts the travellers with its irresistible grace and beauty. It is spread over 97 sq km in the Rajamalai hills. This park was established to protect the Nilgiri Tahr also known as the Nilgiri Ibex.


Pothamedu is one of the major plantation hubs of Munnar. Views of coffee, tee, and cardamom plantations are excellent from this place. It is an ideal place for trekking and hiking amidst lush mountains, rolling hills, and breathtaking scenery.


This idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The Sita Devi Lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot.


Pallivasal is situated around 8 km from Munnar. It has the distinction of being home to the first hydropower project in Kerala.It is a place of immense scenic beauty.

Echo point:

As its name suggests, the place has a natural echo phenomenon. Echo point is on the way to Top Station from Munnar.


Located between Munnar and Rajamala, Nyayamakad is a land of breathtaking waterfalls of Kerala. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 meters.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Indian Oil Petrol Pump
Manarcadu Thenganal Road
Puthuppally, Kottayam, Kerala.

Petrol Pump
Aluva Munnar Road, Edathala,
Aluva, Ernakulam, Kerala

Petrol Pump Pattipara
Aluva Munnar Road, Ernakulam, Kerala.

BP Petrol Pump
Thodupuzha, Idukki


Hotel Mount Sinai
Thekkady Junction,
PO Box 14, Kumily
Kerala 685509
Tel:04869 222605.

Paradisa Plantation Retreat
Kottayam Kumily Road
Murinjapuzha, Kumily
Kerala 685532
Tel:0469 2602828.

Hotel Treetop
Thekkady P.O
Thekkady, Kerala 685536

Aranya Nivas & Lake Palace Hotel
Thekkady, kerala 685 536
Tel:04862 322023.

Things to carry:

Carry light woolens and some rain protections, carry like trekking kit, cameras and binoculars, it is better to carry your own cellphone and laptop and also carry some water anf Foods to eat.

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:

Ponkunnam Police Station
NH 220, Ponkunnam
Kottayam, Kerala

Police Station
Thodupuzha, Idukki, Kerala

Police. Police Station Munnar
Tel. : 91-486-230321

Munnar Police Station
Munnar P.O.,. Idukki District
685612, Kerala.

Nearest Hospital:

Ashramam Ayurveda Hospital and Reserch Centre
Idukki, Kerala
Tel: 09746063255.

Tel : 09447364380.

Chempenkulam Ayurveda Hospital
7/1100, NH 220
thekkady Jn, Kumily
Kerala 685509
Tel :04869 222094.

Mind and Body Homoeopathic Clinic and Research centre
Karrotukunnel plaza ,Kalathipady
vadavathoor po ,, Kottayam 10
Kerala 686003
Tel :09994088751.

Society/Community Phone Number:



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