Surrounded by big rocks and rich greenery, Parunthumpara is an enchanting tiny village located between Thekkady and Peerumedu famous for its scenic beauty. Beautiful mountains with splendid views are the prime attraction of this tourist destination. People who visit Thekkady never forget to pay a visit to this marvelous hill point to enjoy its eye catching natural beauty. The picturesque and serene grassland in Parunthumpara attracts many nature lovers and holidaymakers.
A drive to this mesmerizing tourist spot can be an amazing experience for each traveler because of its striking natural beauty. In fact, you will be able to enjoy astonishing views of the mountain ranges and green valley’s from this hill point. The floating mist and clouds certainly make you feel that you enter into a new world. One can enjoy the beauty of nature at its best by choosing this majestic tourist spot during their trip to Kerala.
Parunthumpara – Meaning of this unique Name
In the local language, the word ‘parunth’ means eagle while para stands for rock. The word ‘Parunthumpara’ means eagle rock and the word originated because of the shape of the area just like an eagle. For reaching this tourist spot, you need to cover approximately 6 kilometers from Peerumedu. From National Highway 220, it needs 3 kilometers to reach Parunthumpara. You need to travel 25 kilometers from Thekkady to reach this tourist spot.
A place with endless stretch of greenery
Parunthumpara is a favorite destination for many nature lovers because of its rich greenery and outstanding beauty. You can enjoy bird’s eye view of the large area of low-lying places and rich green forests from this spot. In fact, one can enjoy a complete view of the Peerumedu from the top of Parunthumpara. Even you will be able to get glimpses of Sabarimala forests from this picnic spot. Many people reach this beautiful place to watch the “Makara Jothi” in Sabarimala.
How to reach
Since it is located between Thekkady and Peerumedu, many travelers find it convenient to visit this tourist spot and include it in their itinerary. For reaching Parumthumpara, Kochi/Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport and Kottayam is the nearest railway station. If you prefer to reach this tourist destination from Kumily, you need to cover almost 25 kilometers and take left. For people who come through Kottayam should take right turn after they cover 6 kilometers from Peerumedu. Never forget to include Parunthumpara in your itinerary if you plan a trip to Thekkady.
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