Hills of Kerala

Kerala is not just a state it’s like wonder nest for Travelers, for family, for anybody who like to travel and experience new things. Kerala has this Epic mixture of beaches, backwaters and hill terrains so anybody who likes to travel to travel then Kerala has lot to offer. Backwaters in Kerala is so soothing it gives you experience for lifetime. Kerala also offers you Adventures like boat rafting, para-gliding. Scenery of tea Gardens, coffee plantations in hill stations you just get lost in the beauty.

While its neighboring States being harrowed by blazing temperature Kerala itself presents with soothing temperature. Instead of staying locked up in the comfort of air conditioned room bring out the wanderlust in you. Put on your traveling hats and feel the breath within of gorgeous Hills of Kerala, feel the cool air of backwaters of Kerala.

In this blog I am going to talk about best hill stations in Kerala if you are more of a beach person than refer another blog Trip To Coastal Kerala OR Luxury Travel To Kerala. So let’s see what “God’s own country” has to offer.


Munnar

Located at the height of 1400 meters from sea level. Munnar is the most famous hill station in the state. Green and surrounded by Serenity of spectacular Hills Munnar redefines nature like never before.

Eravikulam National Park, a habitat for the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri tahr, is home to the Lakkam Waterfalls, hiking trails and 2,695m-tall Anamudi Peak. The Tea Museum at the Nallathanni Estate presents the region’s history of tea production. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is an ecotourism site that protects numerous animal species.

Northeast of town, Top Station is a 1,700m-high overlook and trekking site with views over the mountains. District is also home to a famous Neelakurinji plant which blooms only once in 12 years which last blossomed during monsoon 2018. This panoramic hill station commands spectacle view of low flying clouds and misty valleys thus making it an attractive little heaven.

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To-Do : Munnar offers trekking, sightseeing, boating, picnic, plantation visits, parasailing, hot air ballooning, camping and wildlife attraction in jungle and safari.

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You can also buy homemade chocolate, tea, spices and wood Handicrafts in Munnar.

How To Reach : Cochin International Airport in Kochi located 110 kms away from Munnar is the nearest airport with flights connected to all major Indian cities and abroad. Ernakulum railway station in Kochi is also major junction connecting to major cities all over India. From there you can go by bus operated by Private operators and Kerala State Transport Corporation. Or you can also book taxi or cab from the station. I personally think zoomcar is the best option. 

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Wayanad

Wayanad is an exotic land, simply untouched, pristine and far away from the Tussles of the hectic life. this places lingers amongst the must visit places in kerala. Hidden Paradise with many Treasures looks like a sparkling green emerald sprawled all over the Western Ghats.

 In the east, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a lush, forested region with areas of high altitude, home to animals including Asiatic elephants, tigers, leopards and egrets. In the Ambukuthi Hills to the south, Edakkal Caves contain ancient petroglyphs, some dating back to the Neolithic age.

Situated at height of 700m to 2100m from sea level Wayanad is also known for its trekking routes. The trail to the its highest peak, Chembra, passes a heart-shaped lake en route to the summit. In the district’s western area, Banasura Sagar Dam, built of huge stones and boulders, has created a massive reservoir.

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TO-DO : Wayanad offers trekking, sightseeing, boating  picnic,  plantation visits, parasailing, hot air balloons, chembra trek, cave explorations, boating, visit Islands, museums, wildlife spotting and more.

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How To Reach : Calicut International Airport located around 65 kms away from Wayanad is the nearest airport with flights connected from different parts of Kerala as well as rest of India. Kozhikode railway station is the nearest railway station to Wayanad quite a number of trains connect kozhikode with major towns and cities. From there you can go by bus operated by Private operators and Kerala State Transport Corporation. Or you can also book taxi or cab from the station. I personally think zoomcar is the best option. 

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Thekkady

Nestled on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, Thekkady hill station is among Kerala’s most amazing and picturesque destination. Nestled on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, this place has a mind-blowing blend of culture and heritage, but it is its stunning natural beauty and exotic floral and faunal wealth that makes it a hot pick during any Kerala tour. The mild climate and photogenic environment makes the place more interesting for anyone. Bamboo Rafting, Border Hiking, Mangla Devi Temple, Periyar lake, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, The Sukri Dam, The tribal heritage museum etc are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Thekkady.

Thekkady is also a great place for trekking as the nature trails help one to relish the scenic galore of this place. Mangala Devi Temple, Pandikuzhi, Vandiperiyar , Ramakalmedu , Periyar Tiger Reserve, Periyar National Park, Chellarkovil Viewpoint and Gavi Forest are some prime spots to visit at this hill station.

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TO-DO : Thekkady offers Wildlife sighting, Periyar Tiger Trail, bamboo rafting, boating, nature walks, Trekking, Sightseeing, picnic, plantation visit, romantic vacation and more.

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How To Reach : Madurai airport is the nearest domestic airport located around 135 kms away from Thekkay. While Cochin International Airport 190 kms away from Thekkay is well-connected with flights to all major Indian cities and abroad. Kottayam railway station located 114km away from thekkay is the nearest railway station well connected with major towns and cities. From there you can go by bus operated by Private operators and Kerala State Transport Corporation. Or you can also book taxi or cab from the station. I personally think zoomcar is the best option.

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Idukki

Idukki is 97% of the forest cover and rocky terrains of hill in the district that lies at an altitudinal range of 750 m to 2000 m. ‘Idukki’ is Malayalam word referring to ‘a narrow gorge’. While Idukki is also known as the spice garden of kerala. Idukki is the second largest district in kerala. Its speciality lies in its arch dam which is the largest in the country, and the anamudi which is the largest peak in India after Himalayas. With land-locked district, Idukki is one of the most nature rich areas of kerala. This place is untouched by urban culture. You can enjoy nature at its purest form. The place is filled with rare orchids and interesting viewpoints.

Dotted with meadows, forests and hills, idukki with its natural beauty has won many hearts. If you are a nature lover and looking for a place where you can discover yourself, idukki in Kerala is the answer. The cascading waterfalls, pine forest, lofty green mountains, pristine lake all contribute in making your holiday in idukki a memorable one. Small water pools surrounded by the rich green of the fauna color of which is accented by the grey of sky make tourists think twice about their decision to return home after Idukki holidays. The evenings can be well spent watching the sun go down behind the mountains while you sip on some refreshing tea. Also there are a lot of natural hotspots like Illikal Peak, Poonjar Palace, Maramala Waterfalls in Vagamon and Meenachil River.

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TO-DO : Tourist attractions in Idukki include Kurisumala (mountain of holy cross), Vagamon Meadows which is a favorite for movie shootings, Pine Forests and Thangal Hills, trekking, sightseeing, picnic, paragliding, rock climbing, mountaineering, waterfalls, Nature walk, Boating and rowing and Watching sunrise and sunset

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How To Reach : Kottayam and Ernakulum railway station are the nearest railway station connecting to major cities all over India. While Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport with flights connected to all major Indian cities and abroad.From there you can go by bus operated by Private operators and Kerala State Transport Corporation. Or you can also book taxi or cab from the station. I personally think zoomcar is the best option.

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Ponmudi

Ponmudi may be small in size but its captivating beauty places it among top places to visit in Kerala in summer. Situated some odd 53 km from Trivandrum, the place offers breathtaking sight of the mountains, verdant forests, cascading waterfall, and ravines making it a perfect getaway for nature lovers, wildlife buffs and adventure seekers. With its tea estates and mist covered valleys Ponmudi is a fast developing hill station.

Popularly called Golden Peak, The hill station has a rich river. You can spot many animals and fishes here. The climate is pleasing throughout the year and you can find many tourists during summer season. One can either sit and relax amid the soothing surroundings or explore the sprawling tea gardens. This serene landscape is made up of forest and green grass that carpets the ground. You can spot many exotic mountain flowers, butterflies and rich tea estates here.

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TO-DO : Ponmudi is the best place for trekking near Trivandrum. While it is also famous for Sightseeing tours, picnic and Exploring a wide variety of fauna.

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How To Reach : Ponmudi is situated at 60 km drive from Thiruvananthapuram. Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station and Trivandrum international airport are connected to all major Indian cities and abroad. From there you can go by bus operated by Private operators and Kerala State Transport Corporation. Or you can also book taxi or cab from the station. I personally think zoomcar is the best option.

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