Peermade

Peermade, also transliterated as Perumade, Peerumed, Peerumade or Peermede, is a hill station in the state of Kerala, India. It is high in the Western Ghats, 915 metres above sea level, and 85 km east of Kottayam on the way to Thekkady.

The landscape of Peermade includes spectacular waterfalls, open grass lands and pine forests.It was once the summer retreat of the Maharajas of Travancore. Tamil people are the most majority in peermade .
 
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the largest wildlife reserves in India, is 43 km away. It has herds of elephants and other wildlife as well as lakes.
 
The name is sometimes related to the Sufi saint, Peer Mohammed, or means “hill of the Peer”.
 
The area is very fertile and the area had until recently lush plantations of coffee, tea, cardamon, and coconut. The area, with a long history of spice growing, now concentrates on producing organic black pepper, white pepper, ginger and turmeric.
 
At a recent show spice growers from Peermade displayed samples of organically grown spices like cardamom, black pepper, white pepper, nutmeg, mace, cloves, turmeric, ginger, vanilla beans, vanilla powder and herbs like oregano, sage, thyme and rosemary. Oils of thyme and rosemary were also displayed.


Town:
Peerumedu is 85 km east to Kottayam on the way to Thekkady. There are frequent bus services from nearby cities of Kumily and Kottayam. There are bus services from Munnar and Eranakulam too to Peermade.
Airport:
Cochin and Madurai International Airports are the two major airports to reach Peermade. Both of them are 150 km from it.
Railway Station:
The nearest rail head is at Kottayam.
District:
Idukki
Longitude:
9.576675
Latitude:
77.023346

Tourist Place to Visit in Idukki District, Kerala