How often do you crave to travel to the less traversed lands, away from maddening bustle of city? For every traveller with a penchant for the unknown, there is Panchalimedu, a hidden gem nestled in Idukki district of Kerala. This stunningly beautiful hill station attracts tourists especially in summers, when all you look for is a respite from the sweltering heat.
Panchalimedu got its name from the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Legend has it that Pandavas, the five brothers, stayed here during their days of exile. They were accompanied by their wife, Panchali and thus the name Panchalimedu. The place even has a ‘Panchalikulam’- a pond for Panchali to take bath. Though you cannot be sure about the truth behind these myths, there is one thing you can be sure of. A trip to Panchalimedu will be exhilarating to the core.