Kerala is a small stretch of land with a length of about 580 Km and a maximum width of 120 Km. the Western Ghats borders the whole of Kerala’s eastern part and hence Kerala is blessed with a lot of Mesmerising Hill stations. We list here the hill stations of Kerala.
Munnar is one of the main attraction of Kerala. Every Year Munnar attracts thousands of tourists with its breath-taking beauty. The highlight of Munnar is its mesmering greenery, mountain scenery, calmness and cool refreshing air with very good climate. The temperature in Munnar range from 0 c to 25 c. Munnar is the ideal place for those who want to escape from the summer heat.
The Neelakurinji, a blue flower which blooms only every twelve years, is found in this region. It bloomed last in December 2006. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, at 2695 m.
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Nelliyampathy, also known as Ooty of the poor, is a cool hill station famous for its orange plantations. Situated in the High Ranges of the Western Ghats Nelliyampathy offers dashing views of the plains, cliffs, valleys, rivers and the forests around. It is one of the famous hill stations of South India and a breath-taking site for nature lovers. Also known for its tea gardens, coffee and cardamom plantations, orange orchards, sparkling silver waterfalls and dense forests Nelliyampathy attracts thousands of visitors every year to enjoy its breath-taking beauty of cloud-caressed peaks and its cool climate.
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Ponmudi meaning the Golden Peak is an enchanting hill station at an altitude of 1100 m above sea level blessed with cool climate, beautiful array of mountain flowers, natural beauty, exotic butterflies, small rivulets and scenic splendour. Ponmudi is part of the Western Ghats mountain ranges situated in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. It is just driving distance of 55.2 Km North east from the city of Thiruvananthapuram. The way to Ponmudi itself offers magnificent pictures of nature’s beauty. In the short route of one or one and a half hour the views of mountains are really enticing. There are about 22 hairpin curves on the way to Ponmudi and it makes the journey a thrilling experience.
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Vagamon also spelt as Wagamon is a hill station located in Kottayam-Idukki border of Idukki district of Kerala and is also famous its cool climate round the year, scenic beauty, green grass lands, sprawling tea plantations, adventure tourisms activities like paragliding, trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing etc. The hill station has a cool climate with temperature ranging between 10 to 23°C in a summer mid-day. The height of the Vagamon hills reach up to an altitude of 1,100 m above sea level.
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One of the most scenic hill stations of Kerala, Idukki is home to thick green forests, exotic wildlife, beautiful valleys and extensive plantations. The natural beauty and tranquillity of the place is truly unmatched. Idukki is popular for offering a number of adventurous activities like trekking. This is why, the hill station allures nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts from all over. For all those who are looking for a holiday set amid peace and natural beauty, Idukki is the perfect destination for them. The destination is home to a number of tourist attractions that further enhance the experience at Idukki.
If you wish to see nature in its pure form, come to Gavi-A must see place for all nature lovers and a must visit place at least once in your life. Gavi an Eco Tourism spot in Kerala, became popular after the ‘Alistair International’ the world acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading eco-tourism centres and one of the must-see places in India. Gavi is preserved in its pure form, untouched and unpolluted by the modern society. Gavi has all that is needed for an eco-tourism viz, wild animals, scenic beauty, trekking, tree houses, forest camping, rich flora and fauna and much more and one can view the spectacular view of the Gavi Lake and the adjoining forests here.
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Mattupetty at a height of 1700 m, Cradled by the undulating plantation hills of Munnar (13 km), and not far away from the Anamudi peak, is a delight for nature lovers.
One of the main attractions in Mattupetty is the beautiful lake and the Mattupetty Dam, which are ideal picnic spots. Speed launch, slow speedboat and motorboats are available on hire at Mattupetty Dam. Blessed by Mother Nature in abundance, Idukki district in Kerala boasts of wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantations, trekking trails, waterfalls, salubrious climate and scenic beauty.
One of all the main attractions at Mattupetty is the dairy farm, run by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project. The dairy farm is a unique one of its kind with several varieties of high-yielding cattle being reared.
Lakkidi is the gateway of Wayanad district of Kerala state, south India. It is situated 700 m above mean sea level, atop Thamarassery Ghat pass. It experiences chilly climate throughout the year with mist and fog. Lakkidi is one of the highest locations in Wayanad and said to be coldest place in Wayanad district as well as one of coldest in Kerala.
Lakkidi is a true rainforest along some deciduous forests in the Ghats section of Wayanad. Due to the rainfall and beauty it is often called “Chirapunjee of Kerala”. It has an average rainfall ranging from 600–650 cm or above.
The lofty mountain peaks, the gurgling stream, luxuriant vegetation and the bird’s eye view of the deep valley on the south, with its winding roads, are breath-taking. What makes this place special is a number of luxury resorts that have been set up here for a comfortable and pleasant stay.
Peerumedu is a lovely hill station located about 40 km from Kumily, Idukki district in Central Kerala, at an altitude of 915 m above sea level.
The landscape of Peerumedu includes spectacular waterfalls, open grass lands and pine forests. Wide vistas of tea, cardamom, rubber and coffee plantations interspersed with silver cascades, sculptural rocks, meadows and mist-cloaked hilltops make Peerumedu an unforgettable experience.
It was once the summer retreat of the Maharajas of Travancore. The summer palace now converted into a government guest house is an important monument here and offers comfortable accommodation. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is 43 Km away.
Vythiri, located in the hill district of Wayanad, at an altitude of 1300m above the sea level, just above the Thamarassery Ghat is a popular hill station in Kerala. The region is renowned for its pristine natural beauty that encapsulates vast acres of coffee and spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions, especially that of the tribal communities. Vythiri, which still retains its immaculate natural wealth, makes it an excellent picnic spot for both locals and tourists.
One of the prime attractions in Vythiri is the tree house. Also the region is suited for trekking and mountain climbing. Monsoons in Vythiri are for an extended period of time due to the influence of both the South West & North East Monsoons which bring in heavy rainfall.