Kerala is blessed with numerous mesmerizing hill stations, most of which are situated along the Western Ghats range. These hill stations offer an incredible view of picturesque valleys and mountains, evergreen forests, tea and coffee plantations, intersecting rivers, magnificent waterfalls and much more. Below are 5 most popular hill stations in Kerala.
Munnar is the most well-known hill station in Kerala. It is situated in the district of Idukki at a height of 1,600 metres above sea level. This attractive hill station, surrounded by mountains and streams is paradise and one of the most romantic destinations for honeymoon couples.
Thekkady is famous for its wildlife. One can enjoy a relaxing vacation amidst the rich flora and fauna that is present here. This hill station is also ideal for trekking. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the popular attractions in Thekkady where one can go on an elephant safari and enjoy a boat ride on the Periyar Lake.
Vagamon is situated in Kottayam and Idukki district at an elevation of around 1,200 metres above sea level. It is known for its lush green hills, descending waterfalls and dense forests. Places of interest in this area are Maramala waterfalls, Kurisumala ashram, Poonjar palace and Murugan hill.
Ponmudi is a small hill station situated at a height of 1100 metres and around 61 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram. This place is ideal for individuals who love to spend time in nature and indulge in hiking activity. Places you must explore in Ponmudi include Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Golden Peak Valley and Menmutty Falls.
Peermade also known as Peerumedu is a hill station situated 915 metres above sea level on the way to Thekkady, close to the city of Kanjirappally. Acres of tea and coffee farms can be found here as the soil here is extremely fertile. This hill station is also home to pine forests and breathtaking waterfalls.