Palkulamedu, Idukki KERALA
Palkulamedu is an ideal spot located 12 km from Idukki district of Kerala. Kochi, Alappuzha and other nearby towns can be seen from this peak which is located 3125 m above sea level.
Palkulamedu is a beautiful barrenhill (Grassland Shola Firest) near Idukki in Kerala. How to reach Palkulamedu: The trek trail to Palkulamedu peak starts from Churali , a small town 8 Km away from Cheruthony, along the Adimali route. Once you reach Churali move along the tarred road heading towards the hill. This steep hill can arise a little confusion as it twists to the other side at some places.
Palkulamedu, is one of the most Ideal trekking locations in Idukki. A small fresh water pool at the top of the hill adds up another jewel to the enchanting beauty. Its due to this pool, the hill was awarded the name Pal-kulam-medu, which means a hill with pool of nutritious water in Malayalam (Milk, Pool, Hill respectively in Malayalam, the local language of Kerala).
A view of the Periyar gorge from the Palkulamedu Peak is much admirable. The vast spans of evergreen Hills, one after another fills till the horizon and the beautiful view of Sunset and Sunrise gives makes this place an ideal view point.
It is located at the distance of 12 km from Idukki. It is addressed at an elevation of 3125 meters above from the sea level. The place is of great interest for the tourists of any age. It is an ideal destination for adventure makers and trekkers. The beauty of Palkulamedu is indescribable and it offers the perfect ambiance of the nature. The place can be visited in any time of the year as the weather remains calm all the time except monsoon which falls in the month of June to September. The place is near to the natural destination Idukki and it carries the same historical events in and around. As the historical information of Idukki district still holds the information which dates back to early 10th century and the region Palkulamedu falls under this region. The archeological relics and some of the places remind the early life of the Stone Age. In today the place has now become one of the top tourist destinations in Kerala tourism.