Photo Credit : Yatramanta
Peerumade is the highest hill station in Western Ghats, 915 meters above sea level, and 85 km east of Kottayam on the way to Thekkady. This landscape includes spectacular waterfalls, open grass lands and pine forests. It was once the summer retreat of the Maharajas of Travancore. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the largest wildlife reserves in India, is about 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”.Tamil people are the most majority in peerumade .
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 Peerumade 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.
- Peeru Hills.
- Sahyadri Ayurvedic Centre.
- Thrissanku Hills ( Near by Peeru Hills).
- Tribal settlements in Peermade.