Family vacations in Kerala are everything you want, as this state is soothingly serene, overwhelmingly scenic, and amazingly pleasant. Almost everything about God’s own country is awe-inspiring, but Thekkady takes away the prize when it comes to offering a memorable holiday experience. Home to a renowned national park, Thekkady displays the wild and calm aspects of nature, all at once. It is one of the most attractive tourist places in Kerala and therefore, Thekkady must feature in your Kerala holiday itinerary.
Pullumedu, a picturesque hill station, is a must-visit spot for anyone who is planning to visit Kerala. It lies close to the meandering Periyar River that only adds to the pleasantness of this location. Meaning green meadows in the regional language, the name Pullumedu is completely justified by its lush environs. In Pullumedu, you can enjoy a number of holiday activities with your family. Read on to know the most enjoyable things that you can do here.
Explore the fascinating flora of Pullumedu
One of the most insightful places to visit in Thekkady, Pullumedu beckons all those who are interested in nature’s exemplary creations. To explore the region’s rare species of plants, even academicians come here from different places. Exploring Pullumedu’s fascinating flora is an experience that you and your children will cherish even after your holiday has ended.
Witness the famous Makara Jyothi celebrations
To give your holiday a spiritual touch and have your children learn things about religion and mythology, visit Pullumedu for its outstanding views of the renowned Sree Ayyappa Temple of Sabarimala. Worshippers come here to witness the celestial light that appears in the sky during the famous Makara Jyothi celebrations.
Experience bamboo rafting in Periyar Lake
Floating on water is always a fun-filled experience, more so for the little ones. In Pullumedu, discover a new way to navigate water bodies—go on a bamboo raft cruise in the beautiful Periyar Lake. While enjoying the cruise, you will be left enchanted by the scenic surrounding of the lake.
How to reach
Pullumedu is located at almost 46km from Thekkady and slightly over 25km from Periyar. You may come here via rail, road, or air. The nearest airport can be found in Kochi, which is 225km from Pullumedu. If you choose to come by train, get down at Kottayam station; from here, it is just about 58km drive. You may even opt to reach here via Ernakulam-Thekkady Road or the Anavilasam-Marykulam Road. It should also be noted that you can only use jeeps or similar types of vehicles to explore the region.
Where to stay
When holidaying in Thekkady, choose one of the best resorts in Thekkady – Club Mahindra Thekkady resort. Pullumedu is just another wonderful location you may visit, out of the numerable scenic spots to be explored with Club Mahindra. Apart from providing an exceptionally comfortable stay, the Thekkady resort in Kerala also lets you indulge in many holiday activities including cultural evenings and gourmet workshops.
Also, read through these Club Mahindra reviews of Thekkady resort & get a sneak peak of what you can expect at the resort.