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Nearby Excursions Periyar National Park

Kuttikanam :
A place for adventure tourism and trekking, or even langourous, tranquil break. This picturesque plantation town washed in the fragrance of cardamom is surrounded by lush-green, gentle hills.

Thrissanku Hills ( 4 km from Peermedue, 1/2 km from Kuttikanam)
The rolling hills the lovely landscape and the gentle breeze make this an ideal spot for long walks. The hills offer a breathtaking view of the sunrise and sunset.

Peeru Hills ( 4 km from Peermede; 1 km from Kuttikanam)
This idyllic hill station is a favourite haunt of trekkers and picnic teams. The hill is named after Peer Mohammed. the Muslim sufi saint, who spent his last days here. The mausoleum of the saint, the summer palace of the royal family and the residence of the Diwan situated nearby are all worth a visit.

Grampi : ( 5 km from Peermede ; 10 km from Vandiperiyar)
Grampi is also known as Parunthupara (eagle rock) because of the panoramic view from its high peaks. Rocky plains, lush hillsides, forests trekking trails and picturesque views lend charm to this destination. The road to Grampi is flanked by unending stretches of cardamom, tea and coffee plantations.

Pattumala ( 17 km east of Peermede; 28 km west of Thekkady)
Lofty peaks little streams and ever expanding tea plantations are the attractions of this place. Pattumala (which literally means hill draped in silk) is home to the two most famous tea plantations in Kerala - Harrisions Malayalam and AV Thomas & Co. The Velamkanni Matha Church, built entirely of granite, at the top of the hill is a famous pilgrim centre. The flower garden nearby is a facinating riot of colours of roses, orchids and anthurium.

Vagamon ( 25 km from Peermede)
Grass covered hills, velvet lawns and the cool mountain air make Vagamon a perfect holiday retreat. A curious blend of religious mysticism and European legacies, this hillside village is haven of tranquility. The chain of three hills - Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill and Kurisumala is a mark of religious harmony. The dairy farm managed by the Kurisumala monks in worth a visit.

Sahyadri Ayurvedic Centre
A well established Ayurvedic Hospital Sahyadri, managed by the Peermede Development Society in Pallikunnu,is well known for its curative and rejuvenating treatment packages. The centre has well appointed treatment and accomodation facilities, a unit for manufacturing Ayurvedic medicines and a well maintained raw drugs museum where more than 200 varieties of rare and endangered herbs are preserved. More than 400 herbs used for medicines are grown in the hospital's own herbal-garden spread over 35 acres. For permission to visit the herb garden , contact The Director - Peermede Development Society, Peermede, Idukki

Top Station : The highest point on the Munnar - Kodaikanal road.
Mattupetti : The Indo-Swiss Dairy Farm
Devikulam : Hill station
Tattekad : Bird sanctuary.
Chinnar : Wildlife Sanctuary
Eravikulam : National Park
Rajamalai : Half the world's population of the Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered species, is found here
Marayoor : The only place in Kerala that has a natural growth of sandalwood trees.
Meenuli : Trekking destination
Bhoothathankettu : Tourist destination
Malankara Reservoir : Tourist destination
Chithirapuram hill station : Tourist destination
Valara, Cheeyapara and Thomankuthu waterfalls : Tourist destination

Mullaperyiar dam was built by Britsh in 1895. It stands on Peryiar river whose flow orginates from Thekkady.The dam was built mainly for watering the paddy fields of Tamil Nadu perenially drought - prone. Even though the dam is now in Kerala, most of the water in the reservoir is still released to Tamil Nadu and is cause for considerable political tensions between the two states.The dam is 175 feet tall in hight and is 5704 feet long.