PEERMADE IS AN IDYLLIC LITTLE TOWN AT AROUND 800 msl IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OFFERING A TRAVELLER A RETREAT TO RELAXATION ON ITS COOL AND ROLLING HILLS OF TEA PLANTATIONS FIRST ESTABLISHED BY THE BRITISH SETTLERS.
WE AT STAYHOMZ OPERATE FROM THE FOOTHILLS OF PEERUMED AT PROXIMITY TO ITS LAND AND ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND PEERUMED AS WE MOVE ON TO PERIYAR VALLEY FOR ADVENTEROUS PLACES TO THE MORE ENERGITIC.
Madamakulam and IrUmulachipara
On the northern side of the Amritha hills, at Kuttikanam is Madamakulam- a natural pond formed at the foot of a waterfall. The pond formed amidst huge boulders is encircled by deep woods on all sides. During the British rule the wives of the English planters of the locality used to come to the pond for bathing. The natives were prohibited from going to the vicinity of the pond. Thus the pond was termed by the locals as Madamakulam.(Madama is the Malayalam slang for Madam). The twin boulders standing a few meters up above the waterfalls is known as the Irumulachipara - which literally means twin breasted rock. The rocks appear as the massive breasts of a maid lying supine on the hill, looking up to the sky. From the Irumulachipara one can see the panoramic view of the plantations and valleys below.
Panchalimedu is a breezy meadow just off the NH 220 past mundakayam valley as we drive uphill .The largely unexplored areas have been the camping site of the pandavas depicted in the great Indian epic written by vysan the hermit . THE five kings of the pandava dynasty on exile from their kingdom is believed to have spend some time here on the mountains.
The Pallikunnu church was built by the early English settlers. Built in the 18th century European style, the church bears a testimony to the culture of the pioneer planters. Surrounded by dreamy cypress trees and lots of flowering plants is the building overlaying mild Gothic architecture with buttresses. In the churchyard there are tombs of many English men, who were probably the first to set foot on these hills. The Church and it’s surroundings are engulfed in a calmness and serenity often found only in holy places.
AMIRTHA MEDU THE SECOND HIGHEST PEAK IN SOUTH INDIA AFTER
ANAMUDI PEAK IS LOCATED IN PEERMADE SHOOTING UP FROM THE BOUNDARY OF THE ASHLEY ESTATE where one of our listed bungalow is located...
ONE OF THE BEST PLANTERS CLUBS IN TRAVANCORE IS IN PEERUMED
THE PEERMADE CLUB IS A SET ON A THE REAL COUNTRY SIDE OF THIS PLANTATION DESTINATION BY THE EARLY PLANTERS .