Peerumedu Police Station
Peermade is a hill station in the Idukki district of Kerala State, India. Peermade, a part of the Western Ghats or Sahyadris and is situated at an altitude of about 914 meters above mean sea level. The location of Peermade is 85 km east of Kottayam, (Nearest Railway Station) on the way to Kumily and Thekkady. Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady, one of the largest wildlife reserves in India, is just 43 km from Peermade.
The landscape of Peermade is hilly with spectacular waterfalls, open grass lands and forests. Peermade was once the summer retreat of the Maharajas of Travancore. Peermade receives a lot of rain during the monsoons as it is situated on the western windward side of the Western Ghats, facing Arabian sea. (click here to view map)
The meaning of Peermade is hill of the Peer, is also written as Perumade and Pearmadu, though the accepted spelling is Peermade. The name Peermade is sometimes related to the Sufi saint, Peer Mohammed who is said to have visited Peermade. Other stories say that, the name must have originated due to the abundance of bonsai guava trees near Peermade: or Pera Medu which means hill of guava plants in malayalam.
Like other parts of Western Ghats, the soil at Peermade is not very deep on the hills and is not suitable to the growth of huge trees. However the valleys and plateaus have good deep soil, due to weathering. Before human settlements, this part of western ghats was just a fifty kilometre wide shola forest running entirely across the width of Western Ghats. The forests at the fringes were cut down and the natural sholas were replaced with cash crops during the past century. The plantations were mostly exotic like Tea, Coffee and Pine: which remain to be the most abundant plantation around Peermade still. Many planters at Peermade are now working on the production of organic black pepper, white pepper, ginger and turmeric. The early people of Peermade were tribes who lived along the fringes and slopes of the hills. The clearing work of the forests was administered by the Europeans. Labourers were brought/bought from the then adjacent kingdoms of Madurai (Tamil Nadu) and Travancore (Kerala). Today Peermade is a popular tourist destination, receiving thousands of visitors every day. Only a handful of aboriginals are left and the place is known for educational institutions and meditation centres.
The Peermade Police Station was started service in a new building on 08-04-2008. Since then it has been functioning in the building situated in Peermade village. Peermade Police Station is working under jurisdiction of Hon’ble Judicial First Class Magistrate Court-I Peermade. This PS limit include two villages that is Elappara and Peermade and two Grama Panchayath’s that is Peermade and Elappara.
Boarders of Police Station
Peerumedu Police Station Jurisdiction border comes eastern side Vandiperiyar PS Northern side Upputhara and Vagamon Western side Mundakayam and Peruvanthanam PS and Sothern side Vandiperiyar PS
Loksabha and Legislative Constituencies
- Idukki Loksabha Constituency
- peerumedu and Idukki Legislative Constituency
Only road transport facility available. NH 183 road passing through Peermade PS Limit.
Periyar and Azhutha rivers are passing through the PS limit.
Peermuhammed Khabarstan , Ammachikottaram at Kuttikkanam and British cemetery at Pallikunnu, Paruthumpara,Panchalimedu and Vagamon are the major tourist places in peerumedu Circle limits.
Parunthumpara is a small village, located between peerumedu and Thekkady. It is 6 km from peerumedu, 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.
It is a view point located about 10 kilometers away from Kuttikanam. It ia an ideal place for trekking and Eco-friendly tourism. The winds here are sometimes so strong especially during the summer. According to the Hindu legend it was one of the many hiding spots of the five Pandava Brothers and their wife Panchali during there exile.Thus the name "Panchalimedu" was assigned to the place which means Hill of Panchali.
There is a small pond known as Panchalikulam is there at Panchalimedu, which is used by Pandavs during there exile. "Makarajyothi", the divine flame lit during the pilgrimage season in Sabarimala can be seen from Panchalimedu.
Peer Muhammed Sahib Khabaristan
The meaning of peerumedu is hill of the Peer, is also written as Perumade and Pearmadu, though the accepted spelling is peerumedu. The name peerumedu is sometimes related to the Sufi saint, Peer Mohammed who is said to have visited peerumedu. Other stories say that, the name must have originated due to the abundance of bonsai guava trees near peerumedu: or Pera Medu which means hill of guava plants in malayalam.
British Cemetery peerumedu
A little known British cemetery and a church on the Kattappana-Kottayam road have shed light on life in the High Ranges during the early plantation period: there are nearly 30 tombstones with epitaphs here.
Summer Palace of the Maharaja of Travancore, locally known as the 'Ammachy Kottaram' or 'Rani Kottaram. The palace consists of 3 rooms, 2 halls, one visiting room, Dinning hall, Kitchen, store room and 2 secret passages. One secret passage is for movement within the palace and the other secret passage will take one to Sree Krishna Temple in Peerumedu. But that passage is closed for security reasons.
Various projects functioning at Town North Police Station
The following programmes are functioning in the station limit as part of Government Policy. A special team under one ASI is formed for the smooth functioning of the below mentioned programmes.
Janamaithri Suraksha project
With the help and participation of public Janamaithri Suraksha project is being implementing successfully in Peermade Police Station. Under the leadership of Community Relations Officer 7 Janamaithri beats are functioning at Peermade Police Station.
Women Help Desk
With the help of women help desk women who are came to Police Station are getting a huge relief and functioning in good manner.
An elder friendly Officer is giving aid to senior citizens in the station limit.
Clean Campus Safe Campus
As part of Clean campus safe campus High schools introduced by Government of Kerala, the programme is effectively implementing in all most Schools functioning under Peermade PS limits in a good manner. The goal of ‘Clean Campus and Safe Campus’ is to prevent using injurious/psychotropic drug substances by students and the effective implementation of the programme could achieve the goal to a great extent.
Student Police Cadet Scheme
Student Police Cadet Scheme is effectively run in Model Residence School at Kuttikkanam.
Important establishments and institutions
- Panchayath Office Peermedu
- Panchayath Office Elappara
- Block Panchayath Peermedu
- Taluk Office Peermedu
- Village Office Peermedu
- Village Office Elappara
- JFMC I Peermedu
- JFMC II Peermedu
- Subjail Peermedu
- RT Office Peermedu
- KSEB Pothupara
- KSEB Sub Station peermedu
- Gust House,Peermedu
- Yathri Nivas peermedu
- Water Authority Peermedu
- Fire Force, Peermade
- Sub Treasury Peermedu
- PWD Peermedu
- Labour Office Peermedu
- AEO Office Peermedu
- DFO Peermedu
- Exice Range Office,Peermedu
- Exice Circle Office,Peermedu
- THQ Hospital Peermedu
- Athurasramam Peermedu
- Petrol Pump Kuttikanam
- Petrol Pump Elappara
- Govt. Taluk Head Quarters Hospital Peermade
- Sevanalayam Hospital Pambanar
- Govt Ayurveda Hospital 55th Mile
- Anbu Hospital Elappara
- Govt Ayurveda Hospital Elappara
- GOVT. IHRD College Kuttikkanam
- Govt. IHRD School Peermade
- CPM Higher Secondry School Peermade
- Govt. HS Pambanar
- Govt. LP School 55th Mile
- Govt. LP School Pallikkunnu
- Govt. LP School Azhutha Peermade
- Govt. LP School Landrom
- Govt. LP School Fairfield
- Govt. LP School Murinjapuzha
- Mariyagiri Higher Secondry School Peermade
- Pius X HS Kuttikkanam
- MRS Kuttikkanam
- Govt Higher Secondry School Elappara
- Panchayath LPS Chemmannu
- Govt. LPS Glenmerry
- Panchayath LPS Karadikuzhi
- Panchayath LPS Heliburia
- Mariyan College Kuttikkanam
- MBC Engineering College Peermade
- SN College Kallar
- Adithya College Kallar
- State bank of india, elappara
- State bank of india pambanar
- State bank of travancore, elappara
- State bank of travancore, peermade
- South indian bank, peermade
- Idukki district co operative bank kuttikkanam
- Peermade agricultural development bank elappara
- Co-operative bank, pambanar
- Malanadu co-operative bank, elappara
- Sreekrishna Swami Temple, Peermade
- Sreekrishna Swami Temple, Elappara
- Mariyamman Kovil, Tyford, Elappara
- Sree Annapoorneswari Temple Chemmannu
- Sree Murugan Kovil Pambanar
- St. Mary’s Church Peermade
- St. Josephs Church Kuttikkanam
- Velankanni Matha Church Pattumala
- Infan Jesus Church Kozhikkanam
- CSI Church Pallikkunnu
- Juma Masjid, Peermade
- Juma Masjid, Pambanar
- Juma Masjid, Elappara
- Salafi Masjid, Peermade
- Salafi Masjid, Elappara
- Pops tea estate ,pambanar
- Bethal plantations tea estate, memala, koduva
- Hml tea estates, pattumala
- Avt tea estates karadikuzhy
- Tyford tea estate (aban tea) elappara
- Bethal tea plantations kozhikkanam
- Heliburia tea estate,(chinnar tea) heliburia
- Jemraj tea plantations pattumudi
- Athurasram peerumedu
- SMS Club Library