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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.

Clouds 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.
Main Attraction
Kuttikanan, Thrissanku Hills.
Malayalam, Hindi, English.