Panchalimedu is located in the Idukki district of Kerala.
It lies 30 kilometers west to the nearest town Kumily, in Idukki. It is at an altitude of about 3800 Meters from the sea level. It is considered as the place where Pancha-pandavas along with their wife Panchali lived in exile.
During the month of Makara, the Makara jyothi in Sabarimala, is visible from the Panchalimedu.