Parunthumpara is a small village, located between Peermade and Thekkady. It is the charming place with huge extend of rock along with the abundant green grass, a hill point blessed with its natural beauty.
Parunthumpara- Meaning of the Name
The word ‘parunth’ in the local language means Eagle and ‘para’ means rock. It is called Parunthumpara or eagle rock because of a large area around the place is like an eagle. It is 6 km from Peermade, 25 km from Thekkady & 3 km From National Highway 220.This area provides a bird’s eye view of an endless stretch of green forest land and low-lying areas. We can get the view of the Sabarimala forests and we can view “Makara Jothi” (sabarimala) from this beautiful place.
A narrow, but well-maintained, road from Kallar Junction leads to this hill station which has wide grasslands to spend some quiet moments. It is also a place for off-beat travelers. A large number of domestic tourists visit the place on holidays. Even though the place is not listed in the tourism map of the district, the place can stand up to any other hill stations. On a sunny day, it is just verdant beauty all around.
The climate in Parunthumpara is awesome. Cool breeze that touches you, gives a heavenly feeling.
How to reach?
When you come from Kumily, Thekkadi, after 25 kms,take left.
When you come from Kottayam, after 6 kms from Peermedu, take right.