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Peermade

Situated 915 m above sea level, 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 Kerala is a cool hill station. Peermade is situated about 85 km east of Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Peermade means "Hill of the Peer", it is named after Peer Mohammed, the Sufi Saint. The main attraction of Peermade hill station are waterfalls, open grass lands and pine forests. The specility of this place is organic spices, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, white pepper, nutmeg, mace, turmeric, ginger, vanilla beans, vanilla powder and herbal spices like oregano, sage, thyme and rosemary are grown here. Coffee, Tea and coconut are also planted here. Being a hill station and a tourist destination, several hotels and resorts have been working here.

Kutikanam is a nearby place to Peermade with several natural beauties. Madamakulam is a natural pond near Kuttikanam formed at the foot of a waterfall. During the British rule, this pond was used for bathing for their wives. The locals were not allowed to go near the pond.

Thus the pond came to be known as Madamakulam. Madama is the malayalam word for Madam. The rock standing near this pond is known as Irumulachippara which means twin breasted rock. From the Irumulachippara, one can see the beauty of plantations and valleys.

The Parunthupara or the Eagle Rock is a beautiful rock hill near Peermade. The view of the rock, hillsides and valleys are beathtaking.

The Pallikunnu Church in Peermade has historic importance. The church was built in the 18th century by the early English settlers. The courtyard of the church is surrounded by cypress trees and other beautiful plants. There are several tombs of Englishmen. The holy church and the surroundings are calm and peaceful all the time.

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