Charming 11 Hill Stations In Kerala

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The splendour of this heavenly state remains unmatched all over India. Famed across the globe for backwaters, ayurveda, spicy food and  lovely beaches, the hill stations of Kerala are also very scenic, magnificent and makes it God’s own country in the true sense. These hill stations are a great choice for honeymoon trips, family vacations or trips with friends or for trekking. Here are 11 best hill stations of Kerala that suits your needs

1. Munnar

Haven of serenity and greenery. Rev up your mornings with the dewy fresh air and the wonderful fragrance of tea plantations. Visualizing the sprawling luscious carpeted slopes of tea gardens is certainly a feast for the eyes. Devikulam lake and Eravikulam National Park are the must visits in Munnar.

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2. Thekkady

Spice plantations, Periyar wildlife sanctuary and Mangla Devi Temple are the major attractions of Thekkady. Enjoy boating in the Periyar Lake and elephant rides. Thekkady is the best place to spot elephants in their natural abode. The unending chains of mountains make it an ideal spot for trekking and mountaineering too.

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3. Idukki

Idukki is nothing less than a dream land. It is somewhat like a medley of magical elements. Idukki Arch Dam is the first arch dam of Asia and second in the world. With hills, dales, woods, forests, spices, gushing cascades , rivulets and floating clouds Idukki is a great getaway for peace and relaxation.

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4. Vagamon

The hillside village of Vagamon is a curious blend of religious mysticism and European legacies. It is an epitome of tranquility. The spectacular sights of the three hills Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill and Kuri-sumala make it a much sought for travel destination. Meenachil River, Illikal Peak, Poonjar Palace and Maramala Waterfalls are the key sightseeing places.

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5. Ponmudi

Trekkers and hiking lover’s awesome holiday retreat. Tea gardens, Echo Point and Golden Valley are the most visited places in Ponmudi. Also visit Peppara Widlife Sanctuary for elephants, sambhar, lion-tailed macaques and other exotic fauna. Areca nut, clove, cashew and rubber plantations add to the scenic charm of Ponmudi.

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6. Ayyampuzha

 A great place for all nature and bird lovers. Trekking trail of Cherikandam Forest is simply breathtaking. The peaceful aura and verdant surroundings make it a magnificent place in itself.

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7. Mattupetty

Located close to Munnar this  is one of the most famous hill spots of Kerala. The   Mattupetty Lake and Dam are the most scenic attractions with boating and camping facilities. Visit the green and serene Kundala tea plantations too.

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8. Athirapally

Athirapally Waterfalls is at a height of 80 feet. Many movies and motion pictures have been shot here. At the entrance of Sholayar mountain range, these waterfalls present for a great scenic beauty. If you are a photographer, you ought to visit this place and get your skills honed.

9. Charalkunnu

The beautiful aerial view of the valleys all around and river Pamba from Charalkunnu have made it a favourite  spot for tourists. The  evergreen forests are house to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Do not miss out on Kumbhavuruthy and Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls. A prefect place for people looking for a serene hill getaway.

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10. Kalpetta

Wildlife lovers and photographers would surely fall in love with Kalpetta. The sightseeing places in Kalpetta include Pookode Lake, Wayanad Ghat road, coffee plantations, Meenmutty Falls and Chembra Peak.

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11. Malakkappara

An unexplored hill station with huge spans of greenery all around. The huge expanse of tea gardens of Malakkappara, Chalakudy and Annakayam are the places worth visiting at this hill station. Photographers should keep their photography kit ready whenever they are here.

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Vithura, Ranipuram and Gavi can also be included in the list of hill stations in Kerala. So in your next Kerala trip do include a few hill stations in your itinerary. And we are sure you will have a memorable time. 

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