Hill Stations of Kerala
Not just for beaches but also Kerala is known for captivating hill stations across the world. Kerala, God’s Own Country is popular for mesmerizingly beautiful plantations of tea, coffee, cardamom and rubber as well as exotic appeal of flora and fauna which is centred in the highland area of the Western Ghats.
Hill stations of Kerala are visited by large numbers of tourists across the world because of being easily accessible from all the major travel destinations of the state. Following are some of the popular hill stations of Kerala-
Munnar is situated 55 km from Idukki town at the confluence of three mountain streams. This is one among the major hill stations of Kerala that was earlier the summer resort of the British government in south India. This hill station consists of the highest peak in south India which is known as Anamudi, an ideal spot for trekking and hiking lovers.
This is another popular hill station 10 kms far from Munnar. Old playgrounds and courts, picturesque tea plantation as well as sleepy little cottages bungalows add charm to this hill station which is home of the pallyvasal hydel power project.
Devikulam is one of the most visited hill stations of Kerala. This idyllic hill station is located 7 kms from Munnar and one can experience fresh mountain air, velvet lawns, picturesque surroundings, exotic flora and fauna, etc. In addition to this, Sita devi lake is also there which is a good picnic spot. This lake is perfect spot for trout fishing lovers.
Idukki is mesmerizing hill station in Kerala which is known for its rich nature areas of the state. Wildlife sanctuaries, spice plantation tours, mountain treks, elephant rides and much more make Idukki a favourite travel destination.
This is another majorly known hill station of Kerala located 100 km from Kozhikode around 1300 m above sea level. What make this a popular travel destination include tea, coffee, cardamom, rubber and pepper plantations. Other than this, mind-blowing scenic beauty and mist capped mountains add more charm to this destination.
Apart from above mentioned, some other astounding hill stations in God’s Own Country include Lakkidi, Ponmudi, Wagamon, Nellyampathy, Peruvannamuzhi and many more. All these hill stations provide perfect antidote to the nature lovers.