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Apr 17, 2008 - 43 km from Periyar - the Western Ghats

Peermade, Idduki District, Kerala, India - a beautiful Indian hill station and famous plantation town - it used to be the summer retreat of the rulers of Travancore. Peermade is a tiny hill station, high in the Western Ghats in Kerala, India. It is located 85 kms east of Kottayam on the way to Thekkady. The Idukki district is known for the splendid green mountains, streams and spices. Peermade is named after the Sufi saint, Peer Mohammed. Peermade literally means "hill of peer". It lies 85km east of Kottayam at an altitude of 915 meter...

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a Journey with Jen

Jun 19, 2005 - Fort Cochin - Muvuttapurzha

We made our way to Muvuttapurzha (sounds like Mwotapura), where we met Kavita's uncle. He wisked us by auto-rickshaw back to his home on an acreage in a nearby town called Arakuzha. Throughout the day, a number of Kavita's aunties, uncles and cousins stopped by to say hello. It was great! We got a tour of their acreage and saw jackfruit trees, rubber trees, palm trees, nutmeg, orchids, and pineapples. In the late afternoon, a man came by to tap one of the palm trees for toddy (a potent local drink ranging in alcoholic strength from...

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