About Panchalimedu

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. This place has an enchanting set of hills, which refreshes the body and mind.

Panchalimedu

Panchalimedu

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.

Panchalikulam

Panchalikulam

The cliff in the western side points to the Mundakkayam and Kanjirapally. When the sky is clear, it is stated that even sea can be viewed from here. The Makarajyothi can be viewed from here.

Way to Panchalikulam

Way to Panchalikulam

Temple and Premises

Temple and Premises

Temple and Premises

Temple and Premises

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 fog, enjoy nature and landscape.

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.

8 thoughts on “About Panchalimedu

  1. Dear friends,I am proud and very glad to say that iam a native of the land…..Kanayankavayal so closer to panchalimedu….suggest you this place to entertain yourself with the mist,sun set, the blend of hindu christian cultual practices,greenish hills around,cool air conditioned breeze,,,,enchanting site all around you…..

  2. Dear Friends, I am very happy for sharing my excellent experience on the visit of Panchalimedu and nearby places. Such a beautiful sight seeing and weather as well. Nice to see everything green and inhales fresh air with lots of peace. I would like to suggest some other places which are nearby Panchalimedu like, Pine forest, Paruthimpara, Kuttikanam etc. The way we travel also nice journey to have all around greenish and cool breeze. Kerala is God’s Own Country.. It’s true!

  3. I heard in one of the posts that the Makara Jyothi will be visible from the Panchalimedu also….is it so?

  4. sherry on 20th April 2016

    I AM CONSTRUCTING A RESORT VERY CLOSE TO PANCHALIMEDU . DURING MY VISIT LAST WEEK
    BY EVENING IT STARTED RAINING WITH ICE PIECES ALONG WITH RAIN WATER . A THRILLING EXPERIENCE DURING PEAK SUMMER IN OTHER PLACES AND ICE FALL AND MIST IN THIS AREA

      • In kuttikkanam, resorts are there. Misty mountain, Thrisangu Haven hill resort.

  5. FEEL PANCHALIMEDU AT ITS BEST

    VISITED PANCHALIMEDU IN AUGUST..WAS A AWESOME EXPERINCE..REALLY LIKE AN ADVENTURE TRIP..SNOW AND WIND ON EVENING MAKES US THRILLED..ENJOYED MAXIMUM..YOU CAN SEE THE VIDEO BY CLICKING THIS https://youtu.be/C2Evrf8AOZQ

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