Parunthumpara

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Parunthumpara

പരുന്തുംപാറ
village
Tagore head at Parunthumpara
Tagore head at Parunthumpara
Parunthumpara is located in Kerala
Parunthumpara
Parunthumpara
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°33′13″N 77°02′09″E / 9.553482°N 77.035827°E / 9.553482; 77.035827Coordinates: 9°33′13″N 77°02′09″E / 9.553482°N 77.035827°E / 9.553482; 77.035827
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictIdukki
Government
 • TypePanchayath
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationKL-37
Nearest cityPeermade

Parunthumpara is a village in the Indian state of Kerala's Idukki District.[1] It is a small scenic location near Wagamon en route to Peerumedu. Parunthumpara is located 6 km from Peermade and 25 km from Thekkady. The Malayalam word parunth means eagle and para means rock. It is called Parunthumpara or "eagle rock" because of a large area around like an eagle.[citation needed]

From here, the Makarajyothi of Sabarimala is visible. The main attractions of Parunthumpara are Suicide Point and Tagor Head (a rock that appears to have the shape of Tagor, an Indian poet's, head).[citation needed]

The District Tourism Promotion Council plans to develop Parunthumpara as a hill station and as a stopover place for tourists who travel from Kumarakom to Thekkady. There are two main roads through which the domestic and international tourists reach the district — from Nedumbassery to Munnar and from Kumarakom to Thekkady. A project has been submitted to the government[when?] for constructing a protective wall and for allotting a parking area so as to prevent the entry of vehicles on the grasslands.[citation needed]

A view from Parunthumpara
A panorama view from Parunthumpara

Sabarimala pilgrims visit the area to witness makarajyothi, making it a busy place during the pilgrimage season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India: Villages". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 16 September 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)