Vandiperiyar



Vandiperiyar is a small city in Idukki districtin the Indian state of Kerala. It is the town the Periyar river touches on its hilly way to the Idukki reservoir. It is located on National Highway 220. Thekkady is 18 km away. Nestled in the lush green hills, it is an ideal spot of tourism. It is enriched with tea plantations. The main plantaion groups are AVT, Harisson Malayalam and RBT. 

Climate of Vandiperiyar

In general, the year is divided into four seasons. With cold weather from December to February (up to 18 ° C) and hot weather from March to May (up to 29 ° C). The north-east monsoon from October to November and the South-West monsoon between June and September. 

History of Vandiperiyar

Archaeological evidence shows that the Vandiperiyar are inhabited for over centuries. In earlier sources the area Vadniperiyar was part of the ancient Chera country and Kongu Nadu. During 800 –1103 A.D, Vandiperiyar was part of the Vembolinad Kingdom. But in 16th Century Vandiperiyar came under the rule of Poonjar Raja. The remote area of today's Vandiperiyar had developed a long time and hardly inhabited by tribal peoples. During the British colonial territory belonged to the princely state of Travancore. 1877 British John Daniel Munro bought a local prince larger land areas within the territory of today's Idukki district on the country and founded the North Travancore Planting and Agricultural Society, which creates a large number of plantations. As a result, the area experienced a wave of immigration of workers from other parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. After the Indian independence united with Travancore Cochin to the Federation of Travancore-Cochin and executed in 1949 following the Indian Union. Kerala was created in 1956 by merging the state of Travancore-Cochin and the Malabar district of the state of 

Madras . 

  • V.P.H.S VANDIPERIYAR
  • PANCHAYATH HIGH SCHOOL VANDIPERIYAR
  • GOVT: POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE
  • GOVT. L.P. SCHOOL
  • GOVT. UP SCHOOL



It is also a major trade center and the place exotic flowering plantations

VANDIPERIYAR, Kerala, India 685533
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