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My Travel to an Exotic Hill Station in Kerala, India
Last month I had a small travel trip to an amazing and exotic hill station in India and the name of this magnificent hill station is Peermade in Kerala. This is a calm and serene hill station which is known for its amazing natural beauty and cool climate. Peermade is one of the most popular travel destinations in Kerala and it is considered as a perfect honeymoon destination. The place becomes filled with tourists during the peak tourism season and people from different part of the world come here to enjoy the fresh air and natural beauty of this place.
Me and some of my friends planned a short trip to Peermade and the tour was planned to last not more than 1 day. So on a Saturday evening we left from our home town and traveled around 150 kms to reach there. From Kochi, we took the route which covered Pala, Ponkunnam, Mundakkayam and finally Peermade. We reached Peermade by around 10 PM and we had already arranged a resort over there. The resort was in Kuttikanam and was near a college named Marian College. The resort was in the middle of a potential tea plantation which added more beauty and charm to the resort.
We had our drinks, food and after that we enjoyed an amazing camp fire with the limited resources that was available. We danced and chanted over the camp fire and we really enjoyed a great time cracking jokes. After that we had a walk through the tea plantation and we almost walked one kilometer before we came back to our resort. By midnight most of us felt tired and decided to go to sleep so that we can wake earlier to enjoy the amazing natural beauty that surrounded Peermade and Kuttikanam.
Next morning we got ready by 8 AM and had our breakfast from a hotel in Peermade junction. From there we went to Kuttikanam to visit a pine forest which really amazed us. Such was the beauty of the pine forest and the pine trees and also the landscape. It was a small steep hill and we had to climb the hill to view and enjoy more along the pine tree forest. We also collected the raw pine fruits which we got from the ground and collected them to bring back home.
After spending some good time at the pine forest in Kuttikanam, we went to another major tourist spot in Kuttikanam which was named Parunthumpara. This beautiful place was a high altitude place where we could see the amazing beauty of the hills that lie ahead. It was really a great sight and we didn't forget to take some amazing snaps from Parunthumpara. We spend almost one hour at Parunthumpara, before we decided to go down to Peermade town.
We left to Peermade town to hire 2 jeeps, so that we could make our adventure trip to a place named Madamakulam. This place was around 13 kms from Peermade town and offroad vehicles such as Jeep could only take us there. Meanwhile we also brought some food from a hotel in Peermade town, as there were no hotels or restaurants on the way to Madamakulam. We travelled along the rough and wild terrains for around 13 kms and also had our lunch which we had brought from a hotel in Peermade. There were wild animals on our way and also some amazing small wild natural waterfall which we enjoyed a lot.
Before reaching Madamakulam we reached another huge peak named as Amrithamedu, which provides a misty view of the hills in Peermade and our local guide told that under clear environmental condition we can see parts of Pathanamthitta district such as Sabarimala and Ranni. The misty mountains provided a cooling effect to the eyes and minds, that most of our tired friends got energetic.
After our stay at Amrithamedu, we started our journey towards Madamakulam of which majority of the distance was covered by our Jeep and one kilometer was travelled on foot. We were continously attacked by the leeches which stuck on our body to drink our blood, but we had other remedies to get rid of them. The walk towards Madamakulam was really adventurous as we had to travel through dangerous narrow path. Once we reached the Madamakulam waterfalls, we had a small bath under it which lasted almost a hour.
By then it was 4 PM and we had to return and moreove it was getting darker. Staying in such a place under dark light conditions was a major risk and we returned to our jeeps and we taken to Peermade town. On our way to Peermedu town, we were also able to visit the largest rain water harvesting center in Kerala. Once we reached Peermedu town, we got on to tour tourist bus which we hired from Kochi and were off to our homes. On our way back we also visited Wagamon, which is yet another beautiful hill station in Kerala.
Such was the calm and serene nature of this beautiful hill station in Kerala, that even people from across the globe admire this travel place in a different way. Peermade is one of the beautiful and hilly destination along with the hill stations of Munnar, Ponmudi and Wayanad.