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Nestled atop stunning hills is the unique farmstay, The High Ranges, located in Panchalimedu. A peaceful retreat, just 1 km from the national highway, this eco-friendly hideaway offers an escape from the fast-paced modern world. With its prime location, The High Ranges stands alone in the heart of the hills with no neighbors in sight.

The lush surrounding flora and fauna, who were displaced to create this idyllic cottage, still thrive in the area. Careful consideration was taken to preserve the natural habitat, and the buzzing of insects and chirping of birds can still be heard in the air. Each room features custom-designed, handmade paper lampshades, and the walls are adorned with oil paintings created by those of The High Ranges.

Birdwatching enthusiasts will delight in the rare and colorful feathered friends that frequent the farmhouse grounds. From the melodic Malabar Whistling Thrush to the striking Red Whiskered Bulbul, there is no shortage of winged wonders to observe. Take a leisurely walk through the renowned tea gardens of Peermedu or meander through the shaded evergreen trees that cultivate cardamom. At The High Ranges, immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and leave the stress of the outside world behind.

Rooms and Facilities

The breathtaking landscape, surrounded by lush coffee, nutmeg, avocado, and cardamom plantations, provides an idyllic atmosphere for physical and spiritual rejuvenation. The timeless style incorporates classic art, antiques, and historical pieces, creating a traditional design that evokes a sense of calm and order. The four independent, theme-based rooms - Coco, Pepper, Vanilla, and Nutmeg - feature attached bathrooms and 24-hour access to hot water. Each room is delicately furnished and seamlessly blends into the serene surroundings.

In and around Peermadu

Long ago, these tea plantation hills were covered in dense forests, sustained by the annual monsoons. The only inhabitants were a few tribal hamlets of Mala-pandaram and Mala-aryans, who lived a simple life subsisting on the bounty of the jungle.

Panchalimedu, a lesser-known trekking destination, is named after Panchali, the wife of the Pandavas in Hindu legend. The area, meaning "Hill of Panchali" in Malayalam, boasts a tranquil lake, Panchalikulam, where it is believed Panchali took a bath. This serene spot is a perfect place to relax and unwind in the evenings.

The Periyar Tiger Reserve, located in Thekkady, is approximately 4 km from Kumily in Idukki district, central Kerala. It is easily accessible by road from the major towns of Kerala and Periyar Sanctuary is renowned for its stunning landscape, diverse wildlife, and important role as an environmental hotspot.

  • "over the cloud” - Panchalimedu meadows and grasslands
  • “Eagle rock” – Parundumpara view point
  • “wild calls” – Periyar tiger reserve, Thekkady
  • “Periyar Inheritance ” - Gavi Eco tourism center
  • “Tea Time” - Tea factory and Tea garden visit
  • “rest in peace” – CSI church Pallikunnu
  • “Scent of nature”- Pine forest of Kuttikkanam
  • "Peeru hills" – History of Peerumadu
  • “Looking Back in Time” King’s Summer Palace
  • “serene shower”- Valanjanganam Waterfall
  • “A Sufi Experience “ - Thangal Para, Kolahalamedu Vagamon