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Parunthumpara, Kerala

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Parunthumpara is a village in the Indian state of Kerala's Idukki District. It is a small scenic location near Wagamon en route to Peerumedu. Parunthin Para also known as 'Parunthumpara' (the eagle rock). From here, the Makarajyothi of Sabarimala is visible. The main attractions of Parunthumpara are Suicide Point and Tagor Head (a rock that appears to have the shape of Tagor, an Indian poet's, head). A nearby tourist spot is Thekkady.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 and 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.
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  • This place was suggested by a tea shop owner and we were really glad we took the detour. It is a short detour at Pambanar around 5 kms to reach the view point on the Kumily - Kottayam highway. You kno...  more »
  • Amazing valley view.. It's the Kodaikanal of Idukki. Must see place on the way to Thekkady. Don't miss this place.  more »
  • The place is picturesque location, with lot of decent places to stay. Nice cool whether and lots of attractions in the vicinity. A good place for family and friends. The only discomfort was littering ...  more »

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