This ethereal beauty never loses its luster of being pristine. Reserved by a great amount of forest area, Kuttikanam is a gifted natural haven with its diverse flora and fauna.
PEER HILLS OR PREMADE
Just one Km away from Kuttikanam is the plantation town of Peermade, which is named after the Sufi saint Peer Mohammad who spent his last days here. The hills have been a favorite haunt for soul-searching wanderers, trekkers, and picnickers. The summer palace of the Travancore royal family (which is now converted into a Govt. Guest house), the mausoleum of the saint, and the Dewan house are worth a visit.
GRAMPI OR PARUNTHUMPARA
The hilltop got the name Parunthumpara (which means eagle rock) due to its vast panoramic view from up high. These hills are layered with unending tea, coffee, and cardamom plantations and rocky trekking trails, making it an ideal stopover. Grampi has located 5 km from premade.
Mythology has it that Pandavas along with their spouse Panchali (Draupadi) found shelter here during their one-year-long exile. Hence, the place got its name[ Panchali (Draupadi), Medu (hills)]. You can also sight Makara Jyothi or Makaravilakku from the pond, Panchalikkulam during the pilgrimage season at Sabarimala. It is also believed that Pandavaguha ( cave of the Pandavas) beholds the footprints of the mighty Bheema. The hills are located 12 Km away from Kuttikanam.
Hills upon hills- blowing up like waves from a sea of deep green velvet. Thekkady is one place that never fails to impress its guest. It is simply picture-perfect, rejuvenating, and romantic. Take a boat ride through the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary where you can enjoy close sightings of the Ghat wildlife and scenic beauty.