Thursday, 15 October 2015

Panchalimedu : Enjoy climbing the hills


Panchalimedu is one of the beautiful hill stations in the Idukki district of Kerala, God’s Own Country. The cool climate and refreshing breeze is a specialty here. The place offers an ethereal atmosphere. Panchalimedu has an enchanting set of hills, which refreshes the body and mind.
Story Behind the Place Name: Panchalimedu
According to legends, ‘Pandavas’ (heroes of the epic – Mahabharata) stayed at this place, during their exile from the Kingdom and  hence the name Panchalimedu. Here, a cave is known as bearing the footprints of Bhima. There is small temple dedicated to Bhuvaneshwari. The remnants of Shivalingas, thrishul, naga idols are also there. A small pond is there, which is known as ‘Panjali Kulam’,  in which Panchali (wife of Pandavas) used to take bath.

Location

12 Kms from Kuttikkanam (When you come from Kumily, Thekkady)
8 Kms from Peruvanthanam (When you come from Kottayam)

How to reach Panchalimedu

By road: 7km hike from Murinjapuzha on Kottayam Kumily route.  (Jeeps are available from Murinjapuzha)
: 8 Kms from Peruvanthanam (Jeeps or autos available from Peruvanthanam)

Altitude

2500 ft above sea level

Where You Can Stay

Kuttikkanam, Peerumedu or Mundakkayam

What to do at Panchalimedu

Enjoy climbing the hills, cool breeze,  soft touch of snow

Best season to Visit Panchalimedu

Throughout the year, except Monsoon. To enjoy the chilled climate, monsoon is good!

Nearby Places to visit

Amalagiri, Kanayankavayal, Thekkemala, Kuttikkanam, Murinjapuzha, Peruvanthanam, Peerumedu.





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