Panchalimedu, Idukki KERALA
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.
The sight of vibrant hues of bright orange and red splattered across the skies with the majestic hills in the backdrop makes it a travellers’ day. Located about 1000 metres above the sea level, where there is no boundary between earth and sky it is believed that ‘Panchalimedu’ is named after ‘Panchali’- the wife of pandavas, of Hindu mythology, while they had lived here during their exile period. The stones here are carved in the shape of furnitures which were believed to be used by Pandavas. Soused in snow, if offers you an aerial view of the unending stretch of valleys and hills. Even your most subtle feelings can be aerated in these refreshing breeze and cool climate. Here is a cave which is supposed to be bearing the footprints of Bhima. Nearby is a small temple dedicated to Goddess Bhuvenswari and some remnants of Shivalingas, Thrishul and Naga idols. There is a Panchalikulam where Panchali is believed to take bath. A virtual canopy of green during monsoons, this enchanting set of hills in Panchalimedu refreshes your body and soul.