Famous Hill Stations in Kerala

Hill stations in Kerala are a traveler’s paradise and are gifted with cooler and comfortable climate, verdant mountains, green valleys, dense and misty woods, frothing rivers, waterfalls, azure lakes and flower-filled meadows and are a part of Western Ghats. Misty, Mystical and serene hill stations of Kerala are a perfect holiday option for any traveler. A hill station is a town located at a higher elevation than the nearby plain or valley which was used by European colonial rules as an escape from the summer heat as temperatures are cooler in high altitudes. Kerala Hill Station Packages in Places like Munnar, Thekkady, Ponmudi, Wayanad, Ramakalmedu, Nelliyampathy, Vagamon, Thenmala etc are at an altitude of approximately 1,000 to 2,500 meters.

The concept of Hill Station were made popular by the British, around a central mall, who were looking for summer packages in Kerala to get respite from the oppressive summer heat in cooler temperatures. Many have picturesque lakes or dams as their focal point, making them excellent places for boating activities. Hill stations have many tourist attractions and view points and adventure activities , ad it’s possible to take a toy train ride up to some of the hill stations like Ooty near Kerala.

Here is a list of some of the famous and popular hill stations in Kerala.

Munnar

– 1,450 meters (4,760 ft) to 2,695 meters (8,842 ft) above the sea level

Green and surrounded by the serenity of spectacular hills, Munnar is abeautiful hill station redefines nature like never before. Holiday Packages in Munnar is one of the most popular in India, drawing a wide variety of people with the lure to view of her picturesque landscapes nestled on the verdant slopes of tea plantations. Munnar is located at a height of 1600m, and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills carpeted with tea plantations. Thus, whether you are a newly wed couple planning a honeymoon in Munnar or just planning a holiday in Munnar with your family, the beautiful tourist places in Munnar promises to charm!
The district of Munnar is characterized by being the confluence of three rives, the Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, which in turn gives the district its name as the word Munnar means “three rivers” in Tamil and Malayalam the local languages. Clean and pure, the district is also home to the famous Neelakurunji plant, which blooms only once in 12 years.

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Wayanad

– 700 meters (2,296 ft) to 2100 meters (6,890 ft) above the sea level

Wayand is in Northen Kerala and is surrounded by lush green, sloping plains of spice plantations. A trip to Wayanad provides a panorama of undulating mist clad hills and dales and a stay in the summit of the Deccan Plateau on its southern side with the Western Ghats running through it. Blessed by nature with lush, tropical forests, undulating slopes through which a number of smooth flowing rivers run across and a climate that promises to charm, the serene hill station of Wayanad remains even today uncorrupted by modernity and thus, is generally regarded to be one of the most popular tourist destinations of Kerala. It is bound on the east by the Nilgiris and the Mysore districts of Tamilnadu and Karnataka respectively. It shares the borders with Coorg district of Karnataka on the north, on the south with Malappuram district and on the west with Calicut and Cannanore districts.

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Thekkady

– 700 meters (2,296 ft) to 1900 meters (6,240 ft) above the sea level

The Country’s sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations.Periyar Tiger sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms.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.

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