Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, at an altitude of 1200m, Parunthumpara is a quiet scenic landscape that has been attracting visitors recently. ‘Parunthu ‘which in Malayalam means an eagle and ‘para’ meaning a rock, in essence, describes the natural terrain of Parunthumpara.
The small village of Parunthumpara is hence famous for its rock that resembles an eagle. The sprawling meadows and stunning natural beauty are ideal for a trek or picnic. On the other hand, Paranthumpara is easily accessible, en route and nearby to Kerala’s other tourist attractions. Kerala tourism is planning to showcase Parunthumpara as an essential stopover for tourists travelling between Kumarakom and Thekkady.