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Parunthumpara, Kerala
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Parunthumpara is a village in the Indian state of Kerala's Idukki District.Parunthumpara is a small village, located between Peermade and Thekkady. 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 like an eagle.It is 6 km from Peermade, 25 km from Thekkady & 3 km From National Highway 220.( Kottayam Kumily road).This area provides a bird's eye view of an endless stretch of green forest land and low-lying areas.Parunthumpara is six km from Peerumade on National Highway 220 and is increasingly being visited by tourists who are on their way to Thekkady and others as well. If the sky is clear, visitors can get the view of the Sabarimala forests.Easily accessible through the narrow ghat road from Kallar Junction, this hill station stands out for its sprawling grasslands where the families can enjoy a few quiet moments, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. A perfect choice for those who wish to have a holiday off the beaten track and to explore the unseen and the unexplored beauty of the pristine forests around, Parunthumpara has been attracting a large number of domestic tourists during weekends.Though the place is yet to be included in the tourism map of the district, the place can stand up to any other hill stations.Sabarimala]However, the steep hills also pose a threat to reckless visitors. There are a few deep slopes and one should be careful while visiting Parunthumpara.
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  • This is the view point located between vandiperiyar and Peermade. Visited on our way back from vagamon to Kumily. Approach road is very narrow from Peermade however offset by the views offered by this...  more »
  • Very nice place with great views. Very close to Thekkady, around 45mins drive in car. Road goes through the tea and coffee plantations and some great views all the way. it was a pleasant drive, easy t...  more »
  • This place situated at Iduki is one of its kind. It is reachable upto the top via cars and other vehicles. The top is nicely safeguarded with fence so that one can watch the depth safely and can enjoy...  more »