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Parunthumpara is a small village, located between Peermade and Thekkady. The word Parunth, colloquially means Eagle and Para means rock. It is called Parunthumpara or eagle rock due to the presence of a large rock surrounding an area like an eagle.
This area provides a bird’s eye view of an never-ending stretch of green forest land and low-lying areas.Parunthumpara is visited by the tourists who are on their way to Thekkady and others as well. If the sky is clear, visitors can get the view of the Sabarimala forests.
This hill station stands out for its sprawling grasslands where the families can stopover and enjoy a few quiet moments, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. A perfect choice for those who wish to have a holiday off the beaten track and to explore the unseen and the unexplored beauty of the pristine forests around,
However, the steep hills also pose a threat to careless visitors as there are a few deep slopes.
The District Tourism Promotion Council plans to develop Parunthumpara as a hill station and as a stopover place for tourists who come from Kumarakom to Thekkady.
Sabarimala pilgrims visit the area to witness makarajyothi making it a busy place during the pilgrimage season.