Hill Stations of Kerala
Kerala, surrounded by the Western Ghat ranges on its eastern border has no doubt a wonderful collection of hill stations and lot of pleasure to offer, its dense green attractive locations, acres of tea, coffee and spice farms, profuse and thick forests, intersecting mountain small rivers, amazing waterfalls no doubt pushed tourists to come again and again or holidaying in the hill stations of Kerala.
So if you want to calm your souls or retreat and meditate yourself upon the secret of reality or in the place of peace or quiet, Kerala hill stations are the perfect place. Here the selection of Top 10 hill stations of Kerala is known for their pure beauty and good weather and assured tourists that their experience of holiday at these hill stations would really be an extraordinary or memorable.
So if you have already visited on these splendid hilly places that are discussed below or have you planning a trip for the first time? Please browse these Top 10 hill stations of Kerala for valuable information and also go through Karlek Holidays designed Customized Kerala Tourism Packages.
01 : Munnar
Munnar nestled at the concurrence of three rivers is one of the beautiful hill stations of Kerala at an elevation of about 1600m above sea level. As this hill station can be named as the â€śNatural spa of Keralaâ€ť is noted for its exceptional shades of green, rotating tea-planted hills, fog and more offer a splendid image to tourist or a perfect place to relax or rejuvenate. So donâ€™t just complete your journey only in the city, as there are various places that encircle Munnar with spellbinding scenery some of them are: Pothamadu, Devikulam, Pallivasal, Attukal, Nyaymakad and Mattupetty which no doubt pride or joy tourists through its extreme or large picturesque grace, waterfalls, trekking trails, lakes and dams.
Beside wonderful natural surroundings, there are also many thrilling places around Munnar which enthrall tourists and offer huge glimpse of distinct or varied wildlife of South India, some of them are: Nilkurinji flourishes once in 12 years, Marayoor, which is noted for its ample or rich sandalwood, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Eravikulam National Park.
02 : Thekkady
Another wonderful hill station from the pouch of Idukki District, Thekkady, is a perfect place to refreshed or relaxed and to discover the wildlife of Kerala. No doubt at a great distance from the annoying or frustrating crowd of the city; here tourists enjoy a peaceful vacation between the rich flora and varied fauna that is enveloped by green rotatinghills.
One of the main attraction that allure tourists is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (home of many elephants) here tourist can enjoy elephant safaris, boat cruise on the Periyar Lake and Trekking on Thekkady and Kurisumala as these spot is noted for large trek. Beside Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Mangala Devi Temple, Pandikuzhi, Vandiperiyar and Ramakalmedu are the must haunt places in Thekkady.
03 : Vagamon
Vagamon, a summer or an excellent weekend breakout destination, is nestled at an elevation of about 1200m above sea level is a perfect place to discover calm, comfort and peace of mind.Vagamon which is usually noted for the high or elevated green mountains, descending waterfalls, long forests and the wandering roads cutting through the mountains offer some calm time and the superb environment to practice meditation.
So if you are in Vagamon then don't forget to observe the impressive Illikal Peak, Poonjar Palace, Maramala Waterfalls and the famous Meenachil River, which has been specified by Arundhati Roy in her masterstroke â€śGod of Small Thingsâ€ť.
04 : Ponmudi
Ponmudi, a small scenic hill station of Kerala is situated about 61 kms far from Thiruvananthapuram is noted for its breath-taking sight, nice weather, outstanding picture of countryside with valleys, rivers, mountains and forests. So no doubt a little less explored.
Ponmudi is an ideal place for the nature lovers and adventurous lovers as tourists can enjoy trekking and hiking here, particularly at the Agasthyarkoodam, which is the largest peak of the district and get the glimpse of the spreading tea gardens which no wonder mesmerizes every traveller a lot. So if you are in Ponmudi then don't forget to explore Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Deer Park, Golden Valley and Meenmutti falls.
05 : Lakkidi
Lakkidi in Wayanad district is a paradise on earth offers lots of natural beauty, good weather, high or elevated green mountains and a calm or quiet environment which no doubt refreshes or relaxes everyoneâ€™s nerves and surely offers a refreshing experienceâ€¦.
One more feature that makes this place unique is a number of luxury resorts that have been situated here for a comfortable and pleasant stay.Itâ€™s not wrong to say the best way to explore this hill station or the whole place is on foot.
06 : Vythiri
Vythiri in Wayanad district of Kerala is nestled at an elevation of about 1300m above sea level is well known for its picturesque beauty, temples and Neolithic age Edakkal caves.
Its green-clad rotating hills, the descending Kabini River and affluentavifauna makes Vythiri a splendid holiday destination and its rolling or wavy mountains give a good trekking opportunity to tourists.
Here together with the considering splendid scenic beauty tourists can enjoy rafting, boating and angling activities.
07 : Idukki
Idukki simply meaning â€śThin Valleyâ€ť has too much to offer to its visitors. Its abundant natural treasury , nice weather, large mountains that follow the scenicsetting of the city and the wandering Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzha River that point on the border of Idukki makes this hill station as the most wonderful hill station in Kerala.
Beside the spreading tea and spice plantations and scenery, the attractions ofIdukki that allure tourists or should not be missed are: Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki Arch Dam and Waterfall at Keezar Kuthu. No doubt it is the best place to spend an effective vacation with trekking, hiking or for an exceptional holiday experience.
08 : Peermedu
Peermedu, a small hill station named after Sufi Saint Peer Mohammed is one of the destinations noted for a varied tone of green. Itâ€™s spreading forests to the joined or combined tea, coffee and spice plantations, offers the varied shade of green and becomes lovely in its own ways.
Peermedu which is also noted for the tribal presence offer a good chance to tourists to watch the lifestyle of an old tribes in Kerala, apart from all these, if you are in Peermedu then don't miss to visit on Kuttikkanam, Thrissanku Hills, Peeru Hills, Grampi and Pattumala which are in and around Peermedu and really provide a memorable experience.
09 : Malampuzha
A wonderful hill station from the pouch of Palakkad district, Malampuzha, is noted as a perfect family holiday spot. Here you can plan an ideal holiday with your family as this place has something for all, right from the fun-filled amusement parks to rock gardens, ropeway to fish-shaped aquarium; it provides all entertainment needs of family members.
The main attractions of Malampuzha that attract tourists a lot is a distinct birdâ€™s glimpse , the sculpture of Yaskshi (an enchantress) and rock garden constructed by Padmasree Nek Chand Saini.
10 : Mattupetty
A pleasure for the nature lovers, Mattupetty, has a very small interval from wonderful Munnar and well known for its shining lake, rotating grassy fields, spreading tea gardens and never-ending natural beauty.
So if you are in Mattypetty then donâ€™t forget to explore the cattle shed here, as Mattupetty houses over 100 varieties of large yielding cattle, and no doubt it truly provide a wholly different experience to every visitor.
Apart from discovering the vast sight of green country sight, here tourists can enjoy activities like boating in the Mattupetty Lake and trekking to nearby places.
All these destinations offer best hotels, resorts and home stays for the comfortable stay of travelers. For guaranteed delightful experience, choose one of the Kerala honeymoon packages with airfare from Karlek Holidays and make beautiful memories of your holiday trip.