Parunthumpara is a small village, located between Peermade and Thekkady. It is the charming place with huge extend of rock along with the abundant green grass, a hill point blessed with its natural beauty.
The word ‘parunth’ in the local language means Eagle and ‘para’ means rock. It is called Parunthumpara or eagle rock because of a large area around the place is like an eagle. It is 6 km from Peermade, 25 km from Thekkady & 3 km From National Highway 220.This area provides a bird’s eye view of an endless stretch of green forest land and low-lying areas. We can get the view of the Sabarimala forests and we can view “Makara Jothi” (sabarimala) from this beautiful place.
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.
Though the place is yet to be included in the tourism map of the district, the place can stand up to any other hill stations.
However, the steep hills also pose a threat to reckless visitors. There are a few deep slopes and one should be careful while visiting Parunthumpara.