Kerala is gifted affluently by the nature and its highland areas of Western Ghats are the hidden treasures of natures best kept secret, which are amazingly beautiful and captivating. The emerald green vegetation with rich flora and fauna, sprawling tea gardens, spice, rubber, coffee and fragrant cardamom plantations, the breathtaking landscapes and the exquisite hill stations are nature lover’s paradise. The Kerala hill stations are the ideal destinations to spend leisure time and memorable holidays with lots of fun moments and joy.
Some of the top hill stations of Kerala are mentioned as below:
Munnar Hill Station
The most popular hill station in Kerala, Munnar in Idduki district is graced with appealing landscape and natural beauty that no other destinations in the world redefines nature so beautifully. It is adorned picturesquely by the sprawling emerald green tea gardens and plantations, interesting sightseeing places, exotic resorts and the weather condition is cool and pleasant, which makes Munnar a favorite hill station among honeymooners and holiday makers.
Idukki Hill Station
Idukki is another beautiful hill station where nature has left its lasting impression by gifting it with different kinds of natural wealth. The wooded forest, verdant hills, picturesque rivers, lakes, spice plantation and the rich flora and fauna make it an affluent hill station which is must visit while out for a Kerala hill station tour. It is a perfect place to enjoy lovely time amidst the inviting natural landscape.
Vagamon Hill Station
Vagamon a sleepy little town in Kottayam district is yet another gem among the hill stations, which is graced by the inviting beauty of the nature. Enveloped by the rolling hills, meandering rivers, pine forest, cascading waterfalls, mists, fogs and pleasant cool weather, Vagamon with her alluring charm lure good number of visitors from world over. If you want to experience the nature sitting in the cozy lap of the Mother Nature, Vagamon is the place that you should not miss at all.
Ponmudi Hill Station
Sobriquet as Golden Peak, Ponmudi is another stunning hill station located at a distance of 61 kms from Trivandrum at an altitude of 11 meters above sea level. Surrounded by the verdant greenery and rich flora and fauna, Ponmudi offer an unending holidaying option to soak in the splendor of the nature. The invigorating hill station with picturesque appeal is sure to leave an everlasting experience on the mind of the visitors.
Vythiri Hill Station
Located around 100 kms from Kozhikode at an altitude of 1300 meters above sea level, Vythiri hill station is dominated by the coffee, tea, cardamom and rubber plantation. The exquisiteness, serenity and the fresh atmosphere make Vythiri popular among tourists. It is a perfect place to be with nature and away from the maddening crowds of the cities.
Mattupetty Hill Station
It is a charming little hill station famous for its serene ambiance and high yielding variety of cattle that are reared under the Mattupetty Indo Swiss Project. For nature lovers it offers splendid sights of tea gardens, Rolling Meadows and picturesque rivulets. Mattupetty Dam is another tourist spot where a facility of boating is offered on rent by the DTPC.
These are some of the top and interesting hill stations in India. But there are many other which are equally important as a hill station and for holidays to visit while on a hill station tour in Kerala. Few other hill stations to add to the lists are Nellyampathy, Peruvannamuzhi, Chithirapuram, Chembra Peak, Nilambur, Thenmala, Kumily, Kodanad and Peermade.