Top 10 Hill stations to visit in South India

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South India is popular for its hill stations. People usually come here to enjoy sightseeing, especially in summer as this place offers various resorts for people to spend their summer vacations. Some of the most popular hill stations in south India are Munnar, Coorg, and Ooty which offers various holiday destinations for friends and family as well. So here is the list of top 10 hill stations that you should visit in south India

                                                    Coorg

A picture of hill station in south india
Scotland of India

Coorg is the district of Karnataka and Madikeri is the district headquarters in which Coorg is located. It is located at 265 km away from Bangalore . Coorg is a great place for all nature lovers as it is popular for its green hills and streams cutting right through them. Coorg is also a popular destination because of its different culture and people. A local clan known as Kodavas which are specialized in martial arts is one of the various clan popular for its hospitality. This place is the largest coffee producer of India and it is also known for places with the highest rainfall in India . The most famous attraction of Coorg is mall falls and others are listed below.

Attractions in Coorg

  • Abbey Falls
  • Iruppu falls
  • Omkareshwara temple
  • Golden Temple at Bylakuppe
  • Talacauvery
  • Dubare
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries such as Pushpagiri and Brahmagiri Sanctuaries

                                                  Munnar

Picture of tea gardens in Munnar
Swiss of India

Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in south India which is located in Idukki district of Kerala. It is located at 120 km away from Kochi. Munnar has the highest peek which is known as Anamudi which towers over 2695 meters. If you want to reach an Audi then trekking facilities are also provided.

Attractions in Munnar

  • Tea Museum
  •  Mattupetty Dam
  • Echo point
  • Kundala Lake
  • Anamudi peak
  • Nyayamakad falls
  • Thoovanam falls
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Attukal Waterfalls

                                                          Ooty

A picture displaying hotels in ooty
Queen of hills

Ooty is the capital of Nilgiris district in the state of Tamilnadu.  Ooty is located at a distance of 556 kms away from Chennai. It offers various hotels and hill resorts around banglore and also the popular honeymoon places in india. You should also experience  the toy train which is known as nilgiri mountain railway  that runs from Mettupalayam to Ooty

 Attractions in Ooty

  • Ooty Lake
  • Botanical Garden
  • Rose Garden
  • Wenlock Downs
  • Pine Forest
  • Doddabetta Peak
  • Emerald Lake
  • Pykara Dam
  • Pykara falls
  • Avalanche Lake & Sanctuary

 

                                                      Wayanad

Picture of wayandu hill station
Hill station

 

Wayanad is located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerela. This town is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife. The entire region is covered with hilly ranges and wildlife. It is a great place to spot wild elephants, cool breeze , beautiful Scenery and trekking into the pre-historic caves.

Attractions in Wayanad

  • Banasura Dam
  • pookot lake
  • Chembra Peak
  • Wayanad wildlife sanctuary
  • Soochipara Falls
  • Edakkal Caves
  • Chain tree
  • kuruva dweep
  • Sulthan Bathery
  • Thirunelli temple

 

                                                                                                                   Kodaikanal

Picture of mountains in kodaikanal
Hill station

Kodaikanal is famous for its honeymoon destinations in India. It is famously known as the princess of hill stations. This hill station offers a wonderful climate, Cloud-capped mountains, and beautiful lakes. kodaikanal stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level. You will experience scenic waterfalls, rolling hills and a perfect mix of culture.

Attractions in Kodaikanal

  • Kodai Lake
  • Green Valley view (Suicide Point)
  • Pillar Rocks
  • Bear Shola Falls
  • Coakers Walk
  • Devils kitchen
  • Berijam Lake
  • Thalaiyar Falls
  • Kodai-Palani trek
  • Dolphins nose

 

 Coonoor

scenery of coonoor
Hill station

Coonoor is one of the most beautiful and serene hill stations in India. It is the second largest hill station in the wonderful Nilgiri hills of the western ghats. It is situated at an altitude of 1930 meters and just 19 km away from Ooty . It offers rich greenery, the manicured hills, the colonial culture, and amazing sceneries. You can say it is the best place for nature lover.

Attractions in Coonoor

  • Sims Park
  • Lamb’s rock
  • Dolphins laws
  • Law’s falls
  • Nilgiri’s store
  • Shopping in Coonoor
  • The taj garden retreat
  • Keystone Foundation
  • Highfield tea estate
  • Rallia Dam

                                                                                                                        Vyithri

Picture of Cottages
Hill station

Vyithri  is located at 62 km away from kozhikode . This hill station is famous for its Cottages,log huts and tree house accomodations in the forests of wayanad. It is situated at an altitude of 700 metres. It offers various Modern and urban facilities with a simpler cottage life.

Attractions in  vyithri

  • Wayanad life sanctuary
  • Chembara Peak
  • Soochipara falls
  • Pookot lake
  • Banasura Dam

Vagamon

Resorts in vagamon
Hill station

It is located at 1100 meters above from the sea . This place is famous for its pine forest known as vagamon pine forest . This man – made forest which was created during British Era  is famous for its movie shooting . Other major attractions of vagamon are marmala waterfalls which is located along erratupetta route ,thalangaparra which is a place of pilgrimage,Barren hills and Vagamon lake. This place os gaining attention because of its  adventure tourism spots as it offers various adventures such as trekking,rock climbing and paragliding

Attractions in vagamon

  • Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Vagamon Meadows
  • Pine hill
  • kurisumala
  • kurisumala ashram
  • Vagamon falls
  • Thangalpara
  • Barren hills
  • Maramala Waterfalls
  • Murugan Mala

 

Idukki

Idukki dam and waterfalls
Hill station

Idukki is known for its wildlife sanctuaries,tea factories, beautiful bungalows,rubber plantations and forest. Idukki is famous for its largest dam in the country which is known as arch dam.This place is  also known for its spice production, tea plantations and rubber cultivation

Attractions in Idukki

  • Hill view Park
  • Gavi
  • Idukki arch dam
  • Painavu
  • Kulamavu Dam
  • Thommankuthu falls
  • Nandukani
  • Annakkara
  • keezharkuthu falls
  • Mangala Devi temple

Yerkaud

View of lakes in yerkaud
Hill station

Yearkaud is a hill station in saleem district in Tamil nadu .  The highest point in  yerkaud is the servarayan temple at 5236 feet.This hill station offers vast coffee plantations and some unique species of flora and fauna resulting in gorgeous views .

Attractions in yerkaud

  • Emerald Lake
  • Killiyur falls
  • Pagoda Point
  • Bears Cave
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Silk Farm
  • Shevaroy Temple
  • Lady’s Seat
  • Anna park
  • Sri chakra mahameru temple

 

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