At an altitude of 950 m above sea level, Peermede hill station is a planter's paradise, an ideal location for a retreat in the Western Ghats.The town takes its name from Peer Mohammed, a Sufi Saint who is believed to have been the first trader of spices in the region and close associate of the royal family of Travancore. This famous plantation town once served as the summer retreat for the Rajas of the erstwhile Travancore and the palace is an important monument, given its historical and cultural significance.The whole region is covered by sprawling estates of coffee, tea, pepper, cardamom and rubber owing to this area being the most fertile part of the Western Ghats. The cloud covered hilltops and lush greenery for miles make this an ideal place for a weekend retreat. Honeymooners, families and adventure seekers alike can all have unforgettable experiences in this cosy town in the hills.
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