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Munnar, one of the most popular hill stations in Kerala lies cradled amidst the Anaimalai hills at 1600 meters. Its beautiful landscape is dotted with plantations, waterfalls, and hiking trails. Munnar, a former resort of the British Empire is also the home of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr that you can spot in Eravikulam National Park. Attractions:  Attukal waterfalls, Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary,, Pothamedu view point, Kundala Lake, Carmelagiri Elephant Park, Devikulam, Lakkom waterfalls, Top Station, Nyayamakad, and Pallivasal. Activities:  Hiking, trekking, camping, Amusement parks, elephant rides, visit a tea museum, bird watching, wildlife spotting, mountain biking, rock climbing, shikara ride. Average temperature:  Summer 15°C to 25 °C. Winter 10°C to 15 °C. Best season:  November to February   Getting there:  The nearest city is Cochin 110 kms from where you can reach Munnar by car or bus.

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Known for its soothing temperature all around the year, Wayanad is the ultimate destination to escape the scorching sun of North India. This place doesn’t only offer its cool temperature but along with that, it has untouched woods, misty mountains, and long spread plantations. Often called the spice garden of India, Wayanad is laid with many tourist places  and vast orchards of various spices like cardamom, Black pepper, Star Anise, Fenugreek, Black cumin and more. These green orchards of distinct spices give this place a different fragrance which is further enriched with the aroma of coffee plantation, nutrition of organic fruits and vegetables and waving paddy fields. Having said this much about the greenery in the city, it is understood that it will have numerous wildlife sanctuaries, reserves and national parks protecting the rural life of the forests. Adding to all the natural beauty you have India’s largest earth dam and Asia’s second-largest earth dam, Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad. Having mighty mountains, dense woods, and gushing rivers, Wayanad is a hub for trekking , hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, rappelling, camping, and many more adventurous activities. You can trek to India’s largest Earth Dam, Banasura Dam or trek to witness the sun setting behind the mountains from Wayanad’s highest peak, Chembra Peak. The list doesn’t end here, you have the chance to explore potentially Neolithic age at Edakkal Caves. You will find some petroglyphs- prehistoric rock carvings used as a communication tool. Moreover, you will find some amazing examples of ancient architecture and religious beliefs through the monuments like Thirunelli Temple, Karinthandan Temple, Ancient Jain Temple and much more. All these threads weave into an amazing tapestry that will glorify your photo album as well as the album of your life.

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Vagamon (1200 meters) is Kerala’s most romantic hill station and an ocean of tranquility. With pine forests, and cascading waterfalls hugging   mystical mountains, Vagamon features in National Geographic’s top 50 attractive places to visit in India because of its cultural diversity blended with an amazing topography that you need to experience to believe. Attractions:  Maramala Waterfalls, Vagamon pine forest, Thangal Para, Barren Hills, Vagamon Lake, Meenachil River, Mundakayam Ghat, Vagamon Falls, Ellapara Meadows, Kurisumala Vagamon, Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary. Activities:  Boating, Paragliding, Muruganmala Hill trek, a visit to moon hill. Average temperature:  Summer 19°C to 29 °C. Winter 16°C to 25°C Best season:  March to June is the best time to visit Vagamon. Getting there:  Hire a car to take a bus from the nearest airport which is Cochin just 75 kms away.

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Known as the Golden Peak, Ponmudi is a majestic hill station of the Western Ghats overlooking the Arabian Sea. Home to the beautiful Golden Valley, It hosts a variety of wildlife, flowers, rivulets and rapids. At 1,100 meters Ponmudi beckons you with enchanting dells and misty hills to lose yourself in nature’s bosom. Attractions:  Golden valley, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Echo Point, Koyikkal Palace and Museum, Kallar River, Meenmutty and Kallar waterfalls, Trivandrum Zoological Park. Activities:  Paragliding, trekking, river activities, wildlife photography, picnics, nature walks, museum tour Average temperature:  Summer 18°C to 28°C. Winter 17°C TO 26°C Best season:  November to March Getting there: Ponmudi is just 55 kms from both, Trivandrum airport and Trivandrum Railway station. You can get there by car/cab/bus.

Idukki

Idukki or “The Narrow Gorge’ will mesmerize you with its ecologically rich natural diversity, its stunning mountains and the tantalizing scent of spices.  A magnificent hill station, Idukki makes a great family holiday packed with activities. Attractions:  Idukki Arch Dam, Keezharkuthu Waterfalls, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Marayoor, Hill View Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Meesapulimala, Kalvari Mount. Activities:  Spice plantations, paragliding, trekking in Ramakkalmedu, camping in Chinnar, cultural shows at kathathandan Kalari center Best season:  Monsoon (April to June) and winter (October to February) Getting there:  You can get there by cab/car/bus from Cochin Airport 140 kms, Madurai Airport 190 kms, Theni railway station 60 kms, and Kottayam railway station 95 kms.

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If you want a wilder side of Kerala, then Thekkady is a rejuvenating hill station in the Cardamom hills. Enveloped with lush greenery, and diverse flora and fauna, it is a haven for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Thekkady is home to several animals and the famous Periyar National Park. Attractions:  Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, Pandikuzhi, Vandiperiyar, Ramakkalmedu, Chellarkovil Waterfalls, Mangala Devi Temple. Activities:  Elephant safari in Periyar Tiger reserve, Follow the Tiger programme, nature walks, Boat races, boating, border hiking, Jungle Night Patrol, Tribal walks, and Bamboo rafting. Average temperature:  Summer 26° C to 36° C. Winter 15°C to 21°C Best season:  October to February Getting there:  Madurai, the closest airport is 135 kms away by cab/car. Bus services operate from Cochin, Kottayam and Trivandrum

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Lakkidi at 700 meters high is among the most tranquil hill stations in Kerala. Located in the Wayanad district, it is a rainforest with an environment of pure solitude.   Several hill resorts and lakes in Lakkidi dot its stunning landscape making it a perfect getaway for those wanting to relax and connect with nature. Attractions:  Pookode Lake, The Chain Tree, Lakkidi View Point, Chembra Peak, Thusharagiri waterfalls, Heart Lake, Puliyarmala Jain Temple, Wondercaves, St Joseph’s Church, Kuruva Island. Activities:  Chembra peak trek, Hiking, a visit to Wayanad Tea Museum, boating, bamboo rafting Average temperature:  Summer 25°C to 35° C. Winter 15° to  25° Best season:  October to May Getting there:  Lakkidi is 85 km from Calicut Airport Kozhikode by cab/car. State buses are available from Bangalore and Cochin.

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Peermedu

Peermedu at 915 meters is a bouquet of greenery interspersed with coffee plantations, sprawling forests and tea estates. Its unique topography makes it a delightful adventure into the unknown with a fine blend of indigenous culture and traditions of its ancient tribal population. Interact with tribals to know more about their history and culture. Attractions:  Thrissanku Hills, Pattumala, Grampi, Kuttikkanam, Peeru Hills, Green Park Ayurvedic & Spice Plantation, Valanjamkanam Waterfalls Activities:  Visit a tea factory, Elephant ride, cultural centers, trekking, spice shopping Average temperature:  Summer 25°C to 33°C. Winter 21°C to 30°C Best time to visit:  November to February Getting there:  Peermedu is 89 kms away from Kochi airport. Cars/taxis are easily available outside the airport.

Malampuzha

Malampuzha in Palakkad district is the perfect family destination. From fun filled amusement parks, to the exhilarating ropeway, from pretty rock gardens to an interesting aquarium, this is a perfect spot for children and adults alike. Attractions:  Thread garden, Udan Khatola Ropeway, Malampuzha Dam, Fantasy Park, Rock Garden, Snake Park, Thenkussi Village, Malampuzha Gardens, Yakshi statue, Japanese Garden, Seed Farm Activities:  Hiking, family picnics, visit a cultural center, boating, nature walks Average temperature:  Summer 25°C to 36°C. Winter 21°C to 30°C Best season:  September to March Getting there:  Coimbatore is the closest city to Malampuzha 55 kms away. You can get taxi/cab services from Coimbatore airport

Athirapally

Athirapally

Athirapally is one of the hill stations in Kerala known for its stunning waterfalls that adorn the hills like milky necklaces. The famous Athirapally waterfalls have also been compared to the great Niagara Falls. Athirapally promises to be an exhilarating experience for the nature enthusiast Attractions:  Athirapally waterfalls, Charpa falls, Annakyam, Vazhachal Forest Gardens, and Peringalkuthu Dam Activities:  Hiking to waterfalls, trekking, nature walks visit Thumboormuzhy Butterfly Park Average temperature:  Summer (March to May): 23° C- 38° C/ Winter (November to February): 22° C- 30° C Best season:  Monsoon and winter Getting there:  Get to Kochi which is just 55 kms away and take a car/bus to Athirapally

Thiruvambadi

Thiruvambadi

A quaint hill station located on the banks of the Iruvanjippuzha River makes Thiruvambadi the perfect honeymoon destination famous for its waterfalls and mountains.   Thiruvambadi is a gorgeous valley in Kozhikode district that is truly spectacular for its serene ambience. Attractions:  Arippara waterfalls, Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, Varkala black sand beach, Beypore beach, Mananchira Square, Varakkal temple, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Thusharagiri waterfalls, Mavoor wetlands, Thrissur zoo and museum,   Kurumbakavu Temple. Activities:  Boating at Malabar haven, Museum visit, water sports, bird watching, hiking, exploration, Best season:  December to February Getting there:  Get to Kozhikode which is well connected by road and rail to all major cities in the state. Thiruvambadi is just 35 kms away by car/cab.

Vithura

Vithura is one of the quaint village hill stations in Kerala ,  37 km from Thiruvananthapuram whose spectacular landscape will captivate your soul. It is also known as a popular rock climbing spot in Kerala. Vithura with its spiritual inclination has a peaceful environment enhanced by its tranquil climate, ideal for those who want a weekend of relaxation. Attractions:  Peppara dam, Chittipara Rock, Agasthyakoodam and Bonacaud, Shri Krishnaswami Temple, Thavakkal Waterfall Activities:  Rock climbing at Chittipara, hiking, visits a Kalaripayattu martial arts center, nature walks, visit a rubber plantation Average temperature:  Summer 25°C to 33°C. Winter 22°C to 29°C Best season:  October to February Getting there:  Get to Vithura from Trivandrum Central Station 25 kms and Trivandrum Airport 25kms by cab/car/bus.

Kalpetta

Kalpetta in Wayanad district is a busy town hill station surrounded by coffee plantations amidst lofty mountains. It is blessed in terms of natural beauty and one can simply chill out in the many resorts that make this a lovely vacation for anyone. Attractions:  Myladippara trekking center, Pookode Lake, Mapaddi Garden Village, Ananthnath Swami temple, Puliyarmala Jain Temple, Sentinel Rock Falls, Sunrise Valley, Botanical gardens. Activities:  Flower shows (winter), trekking, visit a bamboo craft center, boating, explore Kuruvadweep Island, Neelimala Viewpoint trek Average temperature:  Summer 20°C to 29°C. Winter 17°C to 26°C Best season:  November to March Getting there:  You can reach Kalpetta by car/cab from Kozhikode airport 51 kms and Mysore airport 97 kms.

Vythiri

At 1300 meters, Vythiri is steeped in culture and tradition being home to many indigenous tribes of Kerala. With green clad hills ornamented by the cascading Kabini River, it is rich in flora and fauna and makes for the perfect holiday destination among hill stations in Kerala . Attractions:  Edakkal caves, Kabini River, Chembra Peak, Soochipara Falls, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Banasura dam, Thirunelli temple, Tholpetty reserve, Muthanga, Pakshipathalam Activities:  Trekking, river rafting, boating, angling, nature walks, exploration, Bird watching Best season:  October to April Getting there:  Vythiri is connected to Kozhikode airport 75 kms, Calicut airport 43 kms and Nilambar railway station 80 kms by car/cab/bus.

Ranipuram

One of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala , Ranipuram is another unexplored destination of Kasargod district. The monsoon rainforest is a repository of diverse evergreen flora and fauna. Ranipuram is the perfect natural spa to get rejuvenated over the weekend. Attractions:  Cauvery River, Talakaveri and Talakaveri Temple, Malom village, Bekal Fort and Beach, Ranipuram Wildlife sanctuary, Bhagamandala. Activities:  Trekking, nature walks, exploration, wildlife spotting, jeep safaris, bird watching. Average temperature:  Summer 25°C to 45°C. Winter 12°C to 33°C Best season:  October to March Getting there:  Mangalore airport is 80 kms away from Kasargod. From here to you can get a car/taxi to Ranipuram.

Malayattur

One of the most important Christian pilgrimage points in Kerala, Malayattur in Ernakulam district is the very epitome of beauty. It is an ideal escape for those wanting to connect with nature. Malayattur offers some splendid panoramic views of rolling hills enshrouded in their own mystery. It is said that St Thomas the apostle, stopped here en route to Mylapore Attractions:  Mount Kurisumudi, ST Thomas Grotto, Elephant training center, Bharanikuzih, Pettamala Top Station, Haritha Bio Park, Birthplace of Shri Adi Shankara, Vazhachal Falls,  Activities:  Water theme park, bird watching, hiking, spiritual activities, cultural activities, nature walks. Average temperature:  Summer 26°C to 32°C. Winter 23 to 31° Best season:  September to February Getting there:  Malayattur is extremely close to Kochi just 15 kms away and is accessible only by car.

Ranni

There is nothing more splendid that the unexplored raw natural beauty of Ranni. One of the smaller hill stations in Kerala, this little but very beautiful and scenic region is located along the Pampa River. What makes it exciting is the Tiger reserve close by. If you want a more tranquil retreat, then stay at Ranni. Attractions:  Sabarimala, Pamba River, Seethathode, Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, Madatharuvi Waterfalls, Konni Forest Reserve,  Perunthenaruvi Waterfall. Activities:  Spiritual retreat, trekking, hiking, safari, hiking, nature walks, sightseeing, cultural shows, fairs and festivals Average temperature:  Summer 25°C to 32°C. Winter 22°C to 30°C Best season:  December to February Getting there:  Taxis/hired cars/buses are available from the closest city Kochi 88 kms away.

Malakkappara

Malakkappara

For those in love with tea, Malakkappara is the perfect destination known as the tea garden Hill Station of Kerala.   Called “Rock of the Angel’, its stunning lush green landscape is blanketed with sprawling tea estates enhancing the town’s beauty. A virtually unexplored destination, Malakkappara is a nature photographer’s delight. Attractions:  Holy land replica at Chalakudy and Anakkayam, Thumboormuzhy River & Butterfly Garden,Athirappilly Waterfalls, Vazhachal Waterfalls, Charpa Waterfalls, Peringalkuthu Dam, tea gardens. Activities:  Nature photography, nature walks, hiking, exploring virgin trails, visit to tea estate, jungle safari Average temperature:  Summer 23°C to 33°C. Winter 21°C to 30°C Best season:  September to March Getting there:  Malakkappara is 25 kms from Valparai connected to Coimbatore airport 220 kms and Pollachi railway station 64 kms.

Ayyampuzha

You will never forget the timeless landscape of Ayyampuzha enshrouded in an atmosphere of serenity. It is a bird lover’s paradise complete with pretty waterfalls ornamenting the hills and lush forests. Ayyampuzha will be, covered by hikers too because of its forest trails that lead you to breathtaking beauty. Attractions:  Athirapally waterfalls, Chelikandam Forest, Illithodu, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Paniely Poru, Abhayaranyam Zoo,   Kodanand Elephant Training Center, Silver Storm Water Theme park, Vazhachal Waterfalls, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Activities:  Bird watching and photography, hiking, trekking, nature exploration, nature walks Average temperature:  Summer 26°C to 34°C. Winter 22 °C to 32°C Best season:  October to April Getting there:  From the nearest city Kochi travel to Angamaly 24 kms away. Angamaly is 15 kms from Ranipuram

Charalkunnu

Charalkunnu

Charalkunnu is fast becoming one of the most popular hill stations in Kerala. Located in Pathanamthitta. Charalkunnu boats a number of trekking trails and picturesque viewpoints from where one can enjoy the perfect family picnic. It is also a relaxing spiritual destination known as the pilgrim capital of Kerala. Attractions:  Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple, Charalkunnu Waterfalls, Chakkulathukavu Temple, Vijnana Kala Vedi, Kakki Reservoir, Ranni, Pandalam, Pamba. Activities:  Spiritual pilgrimage, hiking, trekking, Exploration, picnics, Aranmula Vallamkali boat race (September) Average temperature:  Summer 28°C to 39°C. Winter 15°C to 25°C Best season:  November to February Getting there:  Charalkunnu is linked to the nearest city Trivandrum 123 kms away. You can get there by car/cabs Thiruvalla station is just 17 kms away.

Mattupetty

If you love being vowed by nature, Then Mattupetty will exhilarate you with its sparkling clear lakes, its divine meadows and its ethereal natural splendor make it that perfect picnic spot. Just a short distance from Munnar, Mattupetty should never be missed among hill stations in Kerala . Attractions:  Mattupetty Lake, Mattupetty Dam, Photo Point, Sun Moon Valley Boating Center, Shri Veneketshwar Temple, Elephant Temple, Sita Devi Lake, Nyamakad Waterfalls Activities:  Boating, hiking, picnics, bird watching, nature exploration, ethnic cooking classes at Nimi’s visit Punarjani Cultural Village Average temperature:  Summer 15°C to 25 °C. Winter 10°C to 15 °C. Best season:  October to April Getting there:  The closest city is Kochi 133 kms from where you can get taxi/cabs to Mattupetty Dam

Silent Valley

Silent Valley

Explore the Silent Valley for an extraordinarily perfect getaway which you will never forget. Unlike most of the commercial Hill Places in Kerala, most of the stunning features of this place has been preserved, so it is inhabited by a variety of exotic animals as well as the Kurumbar Tribes and can also be regarded as Kerala’s hidden gem. Silent Valley National Park, situated in the hill station is among the world’s largest environmentally varied National Park, featuring unique fauna and flora of India. The exotic Nilgiri langur, lion tailed macaque, Malabar giant squirrel and hairy winged bat are some of the creatures that can be witnessed in the mountainous habitat during a visit Best Time to Visit - Between December and April

Gavi

The hill station of Gavi, in the Pathanamthitta District, is yet another place to admire Kerala’s peaceful nature. You will be delighted in this Hill Place in Kerala with several attractions on hand, including boating, hiking, animal exploration, bird watching, trekking and sleeping in log cabins and treehouses along with enjoying the various jungle safaris The Neer Veezhcha Waterfalls, situated close to Gavi are known for their enthralling beauty. Numerous rare species may be found in the calm turquoise streams that run through the verdant forests at the foot of the spectacular hills. Best Time to Visit - From September till February

Ramakkalmedu

Ramakkalmedu

Ramakkalmedu is one of the most wonderful Hill Places in Kerala with its cool and verdant hills and pure mountain air. The title of the site comes from imprints of Lord Rama’s footprints discovered upon the rocky surface which are said to be of Lord Vishnu’s avatar, as is written in the Ramayana. The beautiful highlands of Ramakkalmedu, located 16 kilometers from Nedumkandam in the Western Ghats, is a national treasure. Ramakkalmedu is renowned because of its mountains as well as magnificent and gorgeous panoramas of villages in Tamil Nadu which proves to be a treat for the eyes.

Best Time to Visit - September to May

Thenmala

Thenmala holds the distinction of being India’s first established eco tourism attraction. This wonderful hill station, nestled 66 kilometers near Kollam city, features ten magnificent eco tourism spots. Thenmala, one of the most beautiful Hill Places in Kerala for travelers, stretches to the magnificent hill slopes of Trivandrum, Kollam and Pathanamthitta It is also known for its unwavering splendour and captivating appeal and is again a hub for the country’s high grade timber trade. This green beauty is bolstered by the fact that it is home to some of the best honey in the whole world. In fact, the term Thenmana means ‘Honey Hill’ in the local dialect.

Best time to visit - December to February

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Experience the wonders of Periyar National Park! Nestled in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India, this biodiverse sanctuary offers a captivating blend of wildlife and pristine landscapes. Embark on thrilling jungle safaris and encounter majestic elephants, tigers, leopards, and diverse avian species roaming freely in their natural habitat. Discover lush forests, shimmering streams, and cascading waterfalls as you trek through its verdant trails.Boating on the tranquil Periyar Lake provides a unique opportunity to spot wildlife congregating at the water's edge. As a responsible eco-tourism destination, the park promotes conservation efforts and sustainable tourism.Whether you're an adventure seeker, wildlife enthusiast, or simply seeking a serene retreat amidst nature's bounty, Periyar National Park promises an unforgettable and enriching experience in the lap of pristine wilderness.

Elephant Junction

Nestled amidst the lush landscapes of Thekkady in Kerala, India, Elephant Junction stands as a beacon of unique and responsible tourism. The place offers an enchanting escape into the world of elephants, where visitors can forge deep connections with these gentle giants while fostering conservation efforts.At Elephant Junction, the focus is not merely on entertainment but on education and ethical interaction. One of the highlights is the opportunity to embark on elephant rides through verdant forests and winding pathways. As you sway gently atop these magnificent creatures, you'll gain a new perspective on the surrounding natural beauty, creating lasting memories.Bathing sessions are another remarkable aspect of the experience. Engaging in the playful act of washing these elephants brings out their affable nature. As you assist in their care routine, you'll develop a profound understanding of their behaviors and mannerisms, establishing a sense of empathy for these remarkable beings.Guided tours at Elephant Junction provide a comprehensive insight into the lives of these animals. Knowledgeable guides share information about their habitats, diets, social structures, and the challenges they face in the wild. This not only enriches the visitor's experience but also raises awareness about the importance of elephant conservation.What sets Elephant Junction apart is its commitment to responsible tourism. The facility adheres to ethical standards that prioritize the well-being of the elephants. They ensure that the animals' living conditions are as close to their natural habitat as possible, guaranteeing a comfortable and stress-free environment.Moreover, Elephant Junction actively contributes to the conservation of elephants in the region. By promoting awareness and understanding among visitors, they play a vital role in safeguarding these magnificent creatures from various threats they face in the wild.In conclusion, Elephant Junction in Thekkady is more than a tourist attraction; it's an immersive journey into the world of elephants that leaves a lasting impact. Through activities like elephant rides, bathing sessions, and educational tours, visitors not only create cherished memories but also contribute to the preservation of these iconic animals. It's a harmonious blend of adventure, education, and responsible tourism that continues to captivate hearts and minds, fostering a sense of admiration and empathy for these majestic beings.

Kadathanadan Kalari Center

One of the most interesting Thekkady tourist places is Kadathanadan Kalari Center – a place famous for enjoying Kalaripayattu martial arts, the traditional self-defence practices of Kerala.The place emanates an air of culture and historical heritage of Kerala. It is designed to ensure the safety of guests – as well as enjoying the performance of the martial arts. You can also learn martial arts at different levels here – basic, intermediate and advanced.

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While exploring Kerala in Southern India as a potential holiday destination for a family vacation, I was pleasantly surprised by the abundance of hill stations in this state, renowned for its enchanting backwaters and captivating coastal retreats. If you’re looking for a unique experience contrary to Kerala’s popular image, you’d be amazed to learn that the state boasts an impressive array of over 50 hill stations. To streamline my recommendations and ensure an engaging experience, I’ve curated a list of the top 20 hill stations in Kerala, celebrated for their untouched beauty and invigorating climate. This list also delves deeper to highlight some lesser-known, offbeat hill stations worth exploring.

Here’s the Updated 2023 List of 20 Top Hill Stations to Visit in Kerala for the Perfect Holiday Trip-

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Munnar Hill Station

Munnar Hill Station Kerala

Situated at the confluence of three rivers, Munnar is one of the famous hill stations in Kerala. Located at an elevation of about 1600m above sea level, this hill station is known for its unparalleled shades of green. The rolling tea-planted hills and the mist above them often offer a beautiful picture indeed! Munnar is an ideal place to relax, as it is serene and beautiful.

It can be called the natural spa of Kerala. Don’t just settle only for the excursion in the city, as there are several places that dot Munnar with gorgeous landscape. Pothamedu (6kms), Devikulam (7kms), Pallivasal (8kms), Attukal (9kms), Nyaymakad (10kms) and Mattupetty (13kms) are some of the must visit places around Munnar.

Most of these places boast great scenic beauty, waterfalls, trekking trails, lakes and dams. There are also many exhilarating places near Munnar like Top Station, where the famous Nilkurinji blooms once in 12 years, Marayoor, which is known for its abundant sandalwood, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Eravikulam National Park that offer great view of the diverse wildlife of South India.

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Thekkady Hill Station

Thekkady Hill Station

Explore the wild side of Kerala at Thekkady. Another beautiful hill station from the pocket of Idukki District, Thekkady is an excellent place to get rejuvenated. Far from the maddening crowd of the city; enjoy an uninterrupted holiday amidst the lush flora and diverse fauna that is enveloped by green rolling hills.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary , which is home to many elephants, is one of the prime attractions in Thekkady. Elephant safaris and the boat cruise on the Periyar Lake are great attractions in the wildlife sanctuary. Trekking is yet another activity that you would enjoy the most in Thekkady and Kurisumala is one such great trek.

Mangala Devi Temple, Pandikuzhi, Vandiperiyar and Ramakkalmedu are the must visit places in Thekkady, Kerala.

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Vagamon Hill Station

Vagamon Hill Station

A summer destination, Vagamon is situated 1200m above sea level. Marked by the lofty green mountains, cascading waterfalls, pine forests and the meandering roads cutting through the mountains, Vagamon is an ideal place to find solace and peace of mind. Far away from the confines of bustling city noises, this hill station can be a great weekend getaway.

You can visit Vagamon and enjoy some quiet time; the perfect environ gives you opportunity to practice meditation as well. Go to the famed Meenachil River, which has been mentioned by Arundhati Roy in her masterpiece ‘God of Small Things’. Also witness the majestic Illikal Peak, Poonjar Palace and Maramala Waterfalls in Vagamon.

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Ponmudi Hill Station

Ponmudi Hill Station

Located about 61kms away from Thiruvananthapuram, Ponmudi is a small picturesque hill station in Kerala. Pleasant climate, superlative landscape with ravines, rivers, mountains and forests to accompany, Ponmudi proves to be one of the best hill stations in Kerala. At Ponmudi, you can enjoy trekking and hiking, especially at the Agasthyarkoodam, which is the highest peak of the district.

The view of the sprawling tea gardens mesmerizes every traveller here. A little less explored, Ponmudi is an excellent getaway for the nature lovers. Outstanding views and soothing weather, there can’t be anything better than just being in Ponmudi! Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Deer Park, Golden Valley and Meenmutty falls are some of the places that you must visit in Ponmudi.

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Lakkidi Hill Station

Lakkidi Hill Station Kerala

After a hectic week in the office, all one wants to do is to escape to a serene place, where the natural beauty and the pleasant climate relaxes one’s nerves and offer a rejuvenating experience. Well, Lakkidi in Wayanad district is just that. Truly a paradise on earth, Lakkidi boasts of lofty green mountains and a tranquil environment.

What makes this place special is a number of luxury resorts that have been set up here for a comfortable and pleasant stay. A small hill station that it is, you have a good chance to explore the entire place on foot. The salubrious climate is an added benefit along with stunning landscape and serenity in the valley, where you have the opportunity to bask.

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Vythiri Hill Station

Vythiri Hill Station Tea Bushes and Shade Trees

Situated at an elevation of about 1300m above sea level, Vythiri in the Wayanad district of Kerala is known for its scenic beauty. The green-clad rolling hills, the cascading Kabini River and rich avifauna makes Vythiri a perfect holiday destination in Kerala.

The undulating mountains give a great trekking opportunity and you can even enjoy rafting, boating and angling activities along with contemplating the majestic landscape beauty of the place. However, the main attractions in Vythiri are temples and Neolithic age Edakkal Caves.

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Idukki Hill Station

Idukki Hill Station

The aroma of spices tantalizes you, as you step in to the mesmerizing Idukki city. The high mountains that accompany the picturesque setting of the city and the meandering Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzha River that dot the periphery of Idukki, makes this destination the most beautiful hill station in Kerala. Literally meaning ‘Narrow Gorge’, Idukki on the contrary has way too much to offer to its visitors.

It is the best place to spend an active holiday with trekking, hiking and exploring the nearby places. The main attractions of Idukki are Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki Arch Dam, Waterfall at Keezar Kuthu and the sprawling tea and spice plantations. A rich natural repository and a pleasant climate await you at Idukki for offering unparalleled holiday experience.

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Peermade Hill Station

Peermade Hill Station-Pattumala Matha Church

The green shades of Kerala is something that are exclusive to the state, from the sprawling forests to the interspersed tea, coffee and spice plantations, the shade of green differs and becomes attractive in its own ways. One such destination with a different tone of green is Peerumedu . A small hill station named after Sufi Saint Peer Mohammed, Peermade is an unforgettable experience.

Inhabited by an ancient tribal population, you have a good chance to witness the lifestyle of these ancient tribes in Kerala. Kuttikkanam, Thrissanku Hills, Peeru Hills, Grampi (5 km from Peermede) and Pattumala are some of the best places to visit in and around Peermade.

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Malampuzha Hill Station

Malampuzha Hill Station Kerala

A beautiful hill station from the pocket of Palakkad district, Malampuzha is known as a great family holiday destination. You can plan a great holiday with your family here as the place has something for everyone, right from the fun-filled amusement parks to rock gardens, ropeway to fish-shaped aquarium, it caters to all entertainment needs of family members.

Take a bird’s eye view of this beautiful place as you tuck yourself for aerial tour here. The sculpture of Yaskshi (an enchantress) and rock garden created by Padmasree Nek Chand Saini are the main attractions of Malampuzha.

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Mattupetty Hill Station

Mattupetty Kerala

A delight to the nature lovers, Mattupetty is known for its sparkling lake and Rolling Meadows. At a very short distance from beautiful Munnar, Mattupetty also boasts of sprawling tea gardens and undying natural beauty. Do not forget to visit the cattle shed here, as Mattupetty houses over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle, and it well could be an entirely different experience altogether for any visitor here.

Boating in the Mattupetty Lake and trekking to nearby places are the activities that you can enjoy along with exploring the wide vistas of green landscape.

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Ayyampuzha Hill Station

Ayyampuzha Hill Station Kerala

Often, we don’t try to push our limits and stick to things and situation that we are familiar with; however, once the border of limits is crossed, you tend to see a better life coming to you. Similarly, it is with travel, once you push yourself beyond the limits of known and step to the zone of unknown, you will be able to unearth better landscape, environment, adventure and opportunities.

One such destination beyond the known is Ayyampuzha in Ernakulam district that boasts of serene environment and timeless landscape. Dotted with brooks and covered with lush forest this place is like heaven on earth. You will enjoy trekking on the beautiful trails in the Chelikandam forest that further leads to Athirappilly waterfalls. Ayyampuzha is the home to many birds offering the nature lovers another great reason to be here.

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Gavi Hill Station

Gavi Lake Hill Station

Gavi in the Pathanamthitta District is like a dream come true! A perfect holiday place in Kerala, Gavi is a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Beside basking in the glow of this hill station, there are so many things that you can do in Gavi like trekking, wildlife watching, bird watching, staying in tree house, camping and safari in the forest and boating in Kochupampa and Gavi lakes.

You can also hike to Sabrimala Temple View, stroll in the sprawling spice garden and visit the cardamom factory situated in Gavi. It is one of the best destinations for summer vacations in southern India, as it remains cold in the summers and offers a great deal of opportunities to engage visitors.

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Athirapally Hill Station

Athirapally Waterfall Hill Station

You may be unaware of this place but Athirapally cannot go unnoticed. The place though is known for its great waterfall, which is also compared to the greatness of the Niagara Falls. If you haven’t been to this place then it is time that you should! Athirapally is one of the best places to visit in monsoon in Kerala. The place is in fact so beautiful that the veteran director Maniratnam have shot a couple of scenes of his movies like Guru, Dil Se and Roza at Athirapally Waterfalls.

You indeed will be able to see the full-fledged beauty of the waterfall cascading with immense might. Athirapally is situated in Thirussur district and houses a scenic combination of scenic landscape and small streams. It is an ideal place for nature enthusiasts and is one of the best places for photography tour in India.

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Charalkunnu Hill Station

Charalkunnu Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls Kerala

A delightful place to be at, Charalkunnu in the Pathanamthitta district is a small scenic town. Known to offer splendid view of the neighbouring valleys, Charalkunnu is a place where you would like to linger longer. The famous shades of green covers the landscape here as well with the azure River Pampa flowing through it.

It is the perfect place to break the monotony and settle for a quiet time and some peace of mind. You have the choice of trekking and cycling your way around Charalkunnu, where you can discover the magic of nature. Kumbhavuruthy Waterfall and Perunthenaruvi Water Falls are the places of interest in Charalkunnu for you.

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Malayattoor Hill Station

Malayattoor Forest Kerala

Less famous as a hill station and more famous as a Christian pilgrimage in Kerala, Malayattur is in fact a beautiful small village that must be visited for soul rejuvenation. A great escape, Malayattoor in the Ernakulam district of Kerala offers splendid views of rolling hills and sprawling farms. As mentioned above, it is famous as the place where St. Thomas (Apostle of Jesus Christ) had fled to in order to save his life from hostile people seeking to kill him. It is believed that the Apostle prayed on this mountain.

Therefore, Kurisumudy in Malayattoor has gained the attention of many believers from across the world. You can expect a soulful holiday experience at Malayattoor with serene landscape and the presence of holy place like Kurisumudy here.

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Kalpetta Hill Station

Kalpetta Hill Station

Although a bustling town, Kalpetta is surrounded by scenic lofty mountains and coffee plantations. A little towards the outskirts of the town and you are right amid a beautiful hill station! Blessed with immense natural beauty, Kalpetta attracts many nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

The availability of good resorts and affordable accommodation give travelers another reason to visit Kalpetta. Pookode Lake, Wayanad Ghat Road View Point, Meenmutty Falls and Chembra Peak are the major attractions around Kalpetta.

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Thiruvambadi Hill Station

Thiruvambadi Hill Station Kerala

Situated on the banks of Iruvanjippuzha River, Thiruvambadi is a small scenic hill town. Replete with the best of nature, this hill station boast of gorgeous valley, waterfalls and mountains. Thriuvambadi is located in Kozhikode district of Kerala and has beautiful neighbouring places that can be trekked.

Take time off to visit this spectacular place and enjoy the tranquil ambiance that this destination is famous for.

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Malakkappara Hill Station

Malakkappara Kerala

Malakkappara is also known as the Tea Garden Hill Station for the simple fact that an abundance of tea estates are found here. Beside the sprawling tea gardens that offer immense beauty to the town, Malakkappara is dotted with small streams and scenic natural spots.

It is an ideal place for a photography tour in Kerala as it is an unexplored place; photographers have the benefit of capturing fabulous frames uninterrupted. Holy Land replica at Chalakudy and Annakayam are the major attractions around Malakkappara.

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Vithura Hill Station

Vithura Kerala

Vithura can be an excellent holiday destination as this small village is endowed with landscape that captivates the heart and the soul. Tranquil environment and soothing climate can be an exhilarating factor for you to visit this lesser known hill station in Kerala. Prominent tourist spots like Ponmudi, Peppara Dam, Meenmutty Falls, Bonacaud and Agastyakoodam are at a short distance from Vithura.

A short drive from Vithura stands a majestic rock called Chittipara, which is also close to Iruthalamoola. Chittipara is considered as one of the best spots for rock climbing in Kerala. You can also visit the local kalaris (Traditional Martial Arts Schools) and one of the rubber plantation estates here.

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Ranipuram Hill Station

Ranipuram Kerala

Situated in Kasargod district in Kerala, Ranipuram is a beautiful hill station known mainly for eco-tourism. An unexplored destination that it is, Ranipuram has a repository of evergreen forests, avifauna and diverse wildlife. Like many hill stations of Kerala, Ranipuram also offers great opportunity for trekking and wildlife and bird watching.

You can enjoy jeep safaris in the forests here and get an opportunity to sight elephants as well. The monsoon forest is another attraction along with butterflies in this hill station. Expect a fun-filled holiday experience at this offbeat destination in Kerala.

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Here you have it: an expanded list of destinations in Kerala. Choose from these 20 stunning hill stations for a radiant holiday experience. While many of these stations feature luxury resorts and hotels, ensure your bookings are made in advance for a smooth journey. See you soon, or as we say, Veendum kaanaam!

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Published: 17 Aug, 2023

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Situated at an altitude ranging from 5000 to 8000 feet on the Kannan Devan Hills, the fascinating hill station of Munnar is one of the best tourist places in Kerala and among the must include places in honeymoon tour packages . It is about 120 km from Kochi, and 284 km from Trivandrum. Often referred to as the Swiss of South India, Munnar is one of the famous weekend getaways from Kochi , Coimbatore & Madurai. Mattupetty Dam, Echo point, Kundala Lake, Devikulam, Pothamedu Viewpoint, Nyayamkad falls, Thoovanam falls, Eravikulam National Park and Attukal Waterfalls are among the must include places in Munnar packages . Munnar is a trekker's paradise too, which offers both soft and mountain trekking. Munnar is home to some of the world's best tea estates. The tea plants covering Munnar hills make the feeling of seeing a wide green carpet. Munnar is also known for Neelakurinji flowers, which blooms once in 12 years. It is also known for being the spice center of Kerala. Over twelve varieties of spices including ginger, garlic, cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, coffee, tea, clove, and nutmeg are cultivated in Munnar and its neighboring villages.

2. Thekkady

tourist places in kerala hill stations

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the top wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala , especially for wildlife enthusiasts. Situated about 82 km from Munnar, 143 km from Kochi, and 211 km from Trivandrum, it is one of the must include places in Kerala tour packages . Established in the year 1950, the sanctuary is spread across 777 sq. km, of which 360 sq. km is a thick evergreen forest. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park. Among the top tourist places in Kerala , Thekkady is famous for Asian Elephants, Tigers, Gaurs, Sambars, Lion-tailed Macaques, Nilgiri Langurs, Wild Boars, Spotted Deer, Nilgiri Tahr, etc. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can watch wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat from the lake. The main attraction of the sanctuary is a group of wild elephants that come to play in the lake. Thekkady offers elephant rides, jeep safari, boating in the lake, tiger trails, and forest treks. Murikkady, Chellar Kovil, Anakkara, Mangala Devi Temple, Suruli Falls, and Pullumedu are the popular places to visit as part of Thekkady packages .

tourist places in kerala hill stations

Wayanad is one of the popular hill stations in Kerala , and among the best places to visit near Kozhikode . It is about 118 km from Ooty, 246 km from Kochi, and 442 km from Trivandrum. Wayanad is a picturesque plateau nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats on the borders of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. This hill district is home to several lakes, caves, sanctuaries, and waterfalls which are the main attractions of Wayanad Packages . Banasura Sagar Dam, Edakkal Caves, Meenmutty Falls, Soochipara Waterfalls, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the prominent tourist places in Wayanad . Wayanad is one of the biggest foreign exchange earners of the State with its production of cash crops like pepper, cardamom, coffee, tea, spices, and other condiments. Wayanad can be visited along with Ooty tour packages .

tourist places in kerala hill stations

Idukki is is one of the stunning places to visit near Kochi , and among the most prominent Kerala tourist places . It is situated about 47 km from Munnar, 105 km from Kochi, 239 km from Trivandrum, and 171 km from Madurai. Idukki is the second-largest district in Kerala state (Painavu as headquarters). The name Idukki is supposed to be derived from the Malayalam word Idukku which means a narrow gorge. Periyar which is one of the largest rivers of Kerala, flowing through the Idukki gorge formed between the two high massive rocks called Kuravan and Kurathi, which is the site of the gigantic Idukki Arch Dam, among the must-visit places as part of Idukki packages . Idukki can be visited along with Munnar tour packages . Idukki has a mix of diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation centers and mountain treks. Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki Dam, Thommankuthu Waterfalls, Ramakalamedu, Kalvari Mount / Calvary Mount, Malankara Dam, and Ilaveezha Poonchira are some of the prominent tourist places in Idukki .

tourist places in kerala hill stations

Vagamon, also spelt as Wagamon is an enchanting hill station situated in the Idukki district of Kerala. Located on the Kottayam-Idukki border, it is one of the offbeat hill stations near Kochi , and among the most famous Kerala tourist places . It is situated about 92 km from Munnar, and 103 km from Kochi. Perched at an altitude of 1100 m, Vagamon is surrounded by 3 hills namely, Thangal hill, Muruganmala, and Kurisumala. Also known as the Scotland of Asia, Vagamon was listed in the '50 most attractive places to visit in India' directory by the National Geographic Traveler. Pine Forests, Thangalpara, Kurisumala, Murugan Hill, Vagamon Meadows, Marmala Waterfalls, Suicide Point, Karikdu Viewpoint, and Illikkal Kallu are some of the top Vagamon tourist places . Trekking, paragliding, mountaineering, and rock climbing are the favorite activitiesthat one must try as part of Vagamon packages . The hill station has developed into a prime paragliding hub and is the venue of international paragliding contests that are conducted here every year.

6. Marayoor

tourist places in kerala hill stations

Marayoor or Marayur is one of the popular places of heritage in Kerala . It is situated about 41 km from Munnar, and 164 km from Kochi. It is among the best places to visit as part of Munnar tour packages . Nestled in the shadows of the Western Ghats, Marayoor is a pre-historic site and also the only tourist place in Kerala that has natural sandalwood forests. This scenic town claims to be a part of a Stone Age civilization that is as old as 10,000 BC. The jungles and hillsides dotted with remnants of Megalithic age Dolmens called Muniyaras are the prime attractions of Marayoor tour packages . Marayoor is also famous for its ancient rock paintings located in Attala, Ezhuthu Guha (near Kovilkadavu), and Manala. Along with prehistoric dolmens, cave paintings, and sandalwood forests, Lakkam Falls, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary & Thoovanam Waterfalls, and Amaravathi Dam are some important tourist places in Marayoor .

tourist places in kerala hill stations

Also called 'Kashmir of Kerala', Ponmudi is a secluded hill station situated in the Trivandrum district of Kerala. It is one of the pristine hill stations near Trivandrum . It is situated about 57 km from Trivandrum, and 233 km from Kochi. Ponmudi, meaning the Golden Crown, is nestled in the lap of rolling hills of the Western Ghats that run parallel to the Arabian Sea. Situated at an altitude of 1100m, Ponmudi is surrounded by scenic hills, spice plantations, tea estates, natural springs, and winding streams. Ponmudi Waterfalls, Deer Park, River Kallar, Kallar Meenmutty Falls, Golden Valley, and Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the must-visit tourist places as part of Ponmudi packages . Apart from sightseeing, Ponmudi is also famous for Ayurvedic medical treatments. Trekking to Agasthyakoodam, Ponmudi tourist places , is the most popular activity here for adventure buffs. Ponmudi can be vsited along with Trivandrum tour packages .

8. Nelliampathy (Near Palakkad)

tourist places in kerala hill stations

At a distance of 60 km from Palakkad, 75 km from Pollachi, 75 km from Thrissur & 105 km from Coimbatore , Nelliyampathy, also spelled as Nelliampathi, is a charming hill town in Palakkad district of Kerala. The Nelliyampathy hills and mountains form a part of the Sahyadri ranges in the Western Ghats. These hills are located in the Tamil Nadu - Kerala border sharing border with Palakkad district of Kerala and Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. Nelliyampathy is one of the less explored hill stations of Kerala which has an elevation ranging from 467 m to 1572 m. It is also an ideal weekend getaway from Coimbatore city. The green sprawling Nellikota Mountain ranges which is anchored at a height of 1572 m is the highest peak in the region. Covered with valleys and green forests, the mountain range of Nelliyampathy has several tea, coffee and cardamom plantations. The extensive expanses of plantations offer unique opportunities of plantation tours here. Nelliyampathy hills are exclusively famous for their exquisite fauna and green dense forests with many wild animals like Monkey, Deer, Porcupine and Elephants. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Nelliyampathy Hill, Shimmering Pothundi Reservoir, Padagiri, Palagapandi Estate and Pothundi Reservoir are the famous sightseeing places in Nelliampathi. Pothundi Dam, which was constructed in the 19th century, is the entrance to Nelliyampathy. A viewpoint called Seetharkund is situated ...

9. Devikulam (Near Munnar)

tourist places in kerala hill stations

At a distance of 18 km from Munnar Bus Station & 45 km from Idukki, Devikulam is a cute hill station near Munnar. At an altitude of 1800 m, it is one of the lesser-known hill stations in Kerala , and among the must-include places in Munnar sightseeing packages . The name Devikulam is a combination of two words Devi from the goddess Devi and kulam meaning pond. According to legend, the goddess Sita Devi bathed in Devikulam Lake now named Sita Devi Lake. The lake draws tourists not only because of its sacredness but also for the curative powers of its mineral waters. The lake is also idle for trout fishing. The scenic beauty, adventure sports, beliefs, and religion come together to make Sita Devi Lake a major tourist attraction in Devikulam. The lush green open spaces and the high cliffs of Devikulam provide scope for hiking and mountaineering. There are several tea plantations in and around Devikulam that add to the charm of the hill resort. The gum trees in red and blue are the other major highlights of the natural vegetation at Devikulam, considered one of the must-visit tourist places in Munnar . For those of the tourists to Devikulam interested in visiting the tea estates, tea plantations or the factories conducted tours are available. ...

10. Vythiri (Near Wayanad)

tourist places in kerala hill stations

At a distance of 5 km from Lakkidi, 12 km from Kalpetta and 64 km from Kozhikode, Vythiri is a small hill station situated in Wayanad district of Kerala. Vythiri is one of the top tourist attractions in Wayanad and is among prime place to visit on a Wayanad tour . Situated at an altitude ranging between 3750 to 4500 feet, Vythiri is a beautiful summer resort in Kerala state and among the best hill stations near Bangalore . Vythiri has a classic blend of old world charm, peaceful environs & modern amenities. Vythiri is famous for its evergreen rain forests and plantations of coffee, tea, rubber, cardamom and pepper. The forests of Vythiri are home to a wide variety of wildlife. The bird watchers can enjoy exploring this place and get a chance to look at a wide variety of migratory birds from close quarters. This is an ideal place for tourists to soak in the dense green covers and explore the breathtaking surroundings. There are many places to visit in and around Vythiri, including Pookote Lake, which lies 3 km away. The Chembra Peak, Soochipara & Meenmutty Falls, Edakkal Caves, Banasura Sagar dam and Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary are the other major attractions of Vythiri. Karalad Lake is situated 8 km from Vythiri. It offers facilities for angling and boating as well as a recreational park. The trek to this ...

11. Ranni (Near Pathanamthitta)

tourist places in kerala hill stations

At a distance of 13 km from Pathanamthitta and 16 km from Sabarimala , Ranni is a beautiful hill station in Pathanamthitta district and a fast growing tourist destination. It is the largest rubber producing region in Kerala. Ranni is derived from similar word in Malayalam which means Queen or Rani. Ranni alias the queen of hill lands is one of the most serene villages blessed with beautiful nature, rivers, hills, forests, good climate and atmosphere. The Pampa River flows through the middle of Ranni town and adds to its natural beauty. Ranni is also famous for St. Thomas Orthodox Church, also known as Thottamon Church. Established in 1905, this church belongs to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. Dedicated to St. Thomas, this church is known for its architectural beauty which was renovated in 2007. The annual festival of this church is celebrated for 5 days from December 17th to 21st. Perumthenaruvi is a beautiful natural waterfall is located 17 km from Ranni. Perumthenaruvi is a 100ft high Waterfall. The Charalkunnu Waterfall is another waterfall located near to Perumthenaruvi. One can experience a panoramic view of the low lying areas including river Pamba from here. Ranni is also blessed with a pleasant climate throughout the year. It is connected with Pathanamthitta by frequent bus service.

12. Peermedu / Peermade (Near Thekkady)

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At a distance of 26 km from Kumily, 80 km from Kottayam, 128 km from Kochi, and 184 km from Trivandrum, Peermedu is a hill station in the Idukki district of Kerala. Also known as Peermade, it is one of the least-explored hill stations in Kerala, and among the most famous places to visit in Thekkady . Peermedu is situated at an altitude of 915 m in the Western Ghats between Kuttikkanam and Thekkady. The town takes its name from Peer Mohammed, a Sufi Saint who is believed to have been the first trader of spices in the region and close associate of the royal family of Travancore. Peermade once served as the summer retreat for the Rajas of Travancore and the palace here is an important monument. It is one of the lesser-known hill stations near Kochi . The landscape of Peermedu includes spectacular waterfalls, rubber plants, tea, coffee, pepper, and cardamom plantations, open grasslands, and pine forests. The cloud-covered hilltops and lush greenery make this an ideal place for a weekend trip. Some of the popular attractions in Peermedu are Thrissanku hills, Panchalimedu, Madammakkulam, Amrithamedu, Parunthupara, Kuttikkanam, Summer Palace, St. George's CSI church, Pattumala, Vagamon, and Kanjirapally. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the largest wildlife reserves in India, is 43 km away from Peermedu. Peermade is also an ideal ...

13. Thiruvambadi (Near Kozhikode)

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At a distance of 35 km from Kozhikode, 126 km from Thrissur, 200 km from Kochi and 396 km from Trivandrum, Thiruvambadi, also spelled as Thiruvambady, is a major hilly town in Kozhikode district of Kerala. It is located on the banks of Iruvanjippuzha which is a tributary of Chaliyar River. This town was established during the British rule. The other name for Thiruvambadi is Malayoram as it is located at the foothills of these hills. Thiruvambadi is graced by the nature with beautiful mountains, valleys and waterfalls. Agriculture is the main occupation of the natives of this town. The main cash crops of the region are rubber, coconut, arecanut, paddy, ginger, turmeric and pepper. The major attractions surrounding the area are Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Arippara waterfalls, Urumi Hydro Electric Dam, Kozhippara waterfalls, Vellarimala and Poovaranthodu. Arippara Falls is a famous tourist spot in Anakkampoyil, which is located at a distance of 15 km from Thiruvambadi. The waterfall is created by a tributary of the River Iruvanjippuzha. Thiruvambadi is well connected by road with Kozhikode, Mukkam, Omassery, Thamarassery, Koduvally, Pulloorampara, Anakkampoyil, Koodaranji and Kodenchery. Accommodation facilities are also available in the town.

14. Painavu (Near Idukki)

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At a distance of around 5 km from Idukki Bus Station, 53 km from Munnar, 107 km from Kochi & 130 km from Alappuzha, Painavu is a cute hill resort and also the headquarters of Idukki district. This is one of the popular weekend getaways from Munnar & Kochi. Painavu is an important commercial center and a popular tourist hot spot in Idukki. At an altitude of 3,900 feet, Painavu is situated inside the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary. It is also home to several State Government institutions such as Civil Station, and Government Engineering College, Idukki . The place is popular for its pleasing ambience and picturesque location. This is a stopover for visitors, who travel to Idukki Arch Dam, Cheruthoni Dam and Kulamavu. Boats are available from here for cruises between Cheruthoni and Kulamavu. In winter and rainy seasons elephants can be spotted moving on the roads. Surrounded by pristine forests and green hills, Painavu is also a good trekking destination. Trekking in Painavu is said to be an outstanding experience and visitors can see many routes through the forests, plantations and to other small towns. Painavu can be accessed easily by road as it is a 5 km from Idukki Bus station. Also, Painavu can be reached via water from Cheruthoni to Kulamavu junction. The closest railway stations are at Ernakulum (114 km) and Kottaym (98 km). The nearest international airport is at Cochin ...

15. Sulthan Bathery (Near Wayanad)

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At a distance of 26 km from Kalpetta, 99 km from Kozhikode, 95 km from Ooty and 116 km from Mysore, Sulthan Bathery, previously known as Sulthans Battery, is a town and municipality in Wayanad district of Kerala. Situated at an altitude of 930 m it is a cute hill station in Kerala and also one of the popular tourist places in Kerala . Earlier, Sulthan Bathery was known as Ganapativattom. It was also known as Kidanganadu, because the Kidangans lived here. It derives its present name from Tipu Sultan of Mysore who captured the Jain temple here and used it as his battery in the 18th century, hence the name Sultans Battery. Sultan Bathery is known for its magnificent beauty and spice plantations. Lush green hills and cool climate make it an ideal holiday destination. The major attraction of the town is the Jain temple, which was built during the 13th century. This temple was used for storing ammunition (battery) by Tipu Sultan during his invasion of Kerala. Other attractions of the town are the Ganapati temple and Mariyamman temple. The Ganapati temple is an eight century old shrine dedicated to Lord Ganesha, which is a place of worship for the tribal people. Other interesting places to visit near Sulthan Bathery include famous Edakkal Caves, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary at Muthanga and Ambalavayal Heritage Museum. Chembra Peak, ...

16. Ranipuram (Near Coorg)

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At a distance of 55 km from Kasaragod, 50 km from Bekal, 45 km from Kanhangad, 195 km from Kozhikode, 100 km from Mangalore & 80 km from Madikeri, Ranipuram is a hill station of Kerala located in Kasaragod district. It lies at an altitude of 750 m adjacent to Kottancheri-Talacauvery mountain range and sharing the border with Karnataka. Ranipuram was formerly known as Madathumala. The extensive forests of Madathumala merge with the forests of Karnataka. It is a beautiful mountain terrain covered with evergreen shola woods, rain forests and grasslands. The prime attraction of Ranipuram is Ranipuram National Park. The 50 sq.km sanctuary is bordered with Talacauvery in Karnataka. The national park is home to a substantial population of elephants and many fauna like deer, leopard, porcupine, butterflies and giant Malabar squirrels. There are more than 200 species of birds. Safaris can be arranged in the park and this is the best way to explore the sanctuary. Ranipuram is famous for its trekking trails and varied vegetation. There are two trekking trails available to explore the beauty of Western Ghats of Ranipuram. In order to reach the top of the Ranipuram hill which is called Mani, a 45 minutes' walk through the forest is needed. One can get a panoramic view of the landscape and large expanse of green valleys. The rocks on the trekking path are slippery and visitors have to be cautious. Since leeches are very common here travellers are advised to wear long socks ...

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Kerala God’s own country is blessed with all the wonders of nature. Kerala the green small land is popular for its palm fringed beaches, serene backwaters, dense green vegetation, a wide variety of wildlife etc. Not only this, there so many more unexplored attractions in this wonderful land. The hill stations in Kerala are one among them. Situated far away in the heights of Western Ghats Kerala has many exotic hill stations which are yet to be explored completely.

For people who are looking for a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the city and crowd, Kerala hill stations are the perfect place. The unending chains of lush green hill stations are heavenly beautiful and peaceful place. Hill stations are home to a wide variety of wildlife.

These beautiful hill stations are the main source of spices. The spice plantations in the hill stations give a special fragrance to the air in here. Spices like pepper, cardamom, cinnamon etc are mainly found in here. The virgin beauty of nature lays in these hill stations. There are so many wonderful resorts in these hill stations. Kerala’s hill stations are world famous.

Munnar, located at an altitude of about 1700m from the sea level is one of the most beautiful and most visited hill stations in Kerala. Munnar is at the confluence of three rivers. In the olden days Munnar was the summer resort of British Government in South India. The unending chains of hills, spice scented plantations, wide and rare variety of wildlife, waterfalls, lakes, dams etc are the main attraction in Munnar.

The wild life sanctuary, the highest peak in South India etc is the major attractions of this hill station. Munnar is also a favorite destination of adventure lovers with so many spots for trekking and hiking. Munnar is a major honeymoon destination with its romantic ambiance and serenity. The Neelakurinji flowers which blooms once in twelve years is another attraction found in Munnar.

Ponmudi, the beautiful hill station situated at a distance of 61 km from Thiruvananthapuram and at an altitude of about 1000m from the sea level is a perfect hill station. The golden valleys, tea estates, and cottages in this serene hill station will be an unforgettable experience.

3. Vagamon hill station

Vagamon hills, one of the beautiful hill stations in Kerala offers you the wonderful sight of meadows, beautiful flowers, bluish brown hills, cotton mist and many other wonderful attractions. The cool mountain air is a soothing experience.

Wayanad also called as ‘The green paradise in Kerala’ is a quiet and beautiful hill station. The unspoilt natural beauty and rich tribal heritage is the peculiar attraction of Wayanad. The journey to Wayanad itself is an amazing experience.

Idukki, the land of massive mountains, green valleys and splendid streams located in the southern portion of Kerala offers the wonderful sight of exotic hills, spice plantations, wildlife sanctuaries and the virgin beauty of nature. Very near to Idukki there is another hill station called Peermade.

Agasthyakoodam, Maniyamkunnu, Charalkunnu, Nilambur, Nelliyampathy, Pattumala, Rajamala, Ranipuram, Neelimala, Kundala, Vilangankunnu are some of other hill stations in Kerala which worth a visit. These hill stations are best place to enjoy trekking, mountain climbing etc.

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Top 20 Hill Stations in Kerala That You Must Visit in 2024

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Looking for something to explore other than beaches and backwaters in Kerala? If yes, then this article is for you! The hill stations in Kerala are the next best thing that accentuates the state’s natural beauty. From tea, coffee, and spice plantations to lakes, waterfalls, and wildlife sanctuaries, the many awe-inspiring attractions here will entice you in no time and whisk away all your worries. 

Take a backseat, as we will take you on an exciting journey through the top 20 Kerala hill stations.

Munnar

Munnar | 1 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

This quaint hill station in Kerala, perched at an altitude of 5026 feet, is all about lush green forests, extensive tea plantations, pristine valleys, vantage points and exotic flora and fauna. Munnar, also known as the “Kashmir of South India” is an excellent choice for a family vacation or a romantic escapade. It is highly considered among the top 10 hill stations in Kerala to experience the nature at its best.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Mattupetty Dam, Eravikulam National Park, Attukad Waterfalls, Tata Tea Museum, Dream Land Fun and Adventure, Photo Point, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Things to Do: Boat ride on Kundala Dam Lake, enjoy boating, skating, ATV bike rides and cycling at The Blossom International Park, take a stroll through the tea gardens, try rock climbing, paragliding and other thrilling activities
  • Best Time to Visit: October to April
  • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (109 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Udumalaippettai Railway Station (85 km) and Angamaly Railway Station (109 km)

  Also read about the unmissable things to do in Munnar

Wayanad

Wayanad | 2 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

Nestled among the Western Ghats, this beautiful hill station in Kerala is a treat for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The best thing about Wayanad is that it has a variety of attractions for different types of travellers, such as serene hills, spice plantations, waterfalls, lakes, pre-historic caves, and diverse flora and fauna. What’s more, visitors to the hill station can engage in trekking, river rafting, and other adrenaline-pumping activities.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Edakkal Caves, Soochipara Waterfalls, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Thirunelli Temple
  • Things to Do: Trekking, boating and birdwatching at Pookode Lake and Banasura Dam, enjoy boat rides, rafting and nature walks at Kuruva Island, try kayaking, row-boating, rock climbing and other activities at Karlad Lake
  • Nearest Airport: Kozhikode International Airport (96 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Kozhikode Railway Station (90 km)

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Vagamon | 3 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

Popularly known as the “Scotland of Asia”, this off-beat hill station boasts a wonderful amalgamation of verdant hills, lush green plains, waterfalls and sparkling rivers. Vagamon is also a popular adventure hill stations near Kochi, owing to the variety of sports activities available to tourists.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Marmala Waterfalls, Karikadu View Point, Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary, Murugan Hill, Pattumala Church, Echo Point
  • Things to Do: Spend serene time at Vagamon Meadows, walk into the woods at Pine Hills, enjoy trekking, rock climbing and paragliding at Barren Hills
  • Best Time to Visit: October to May
  • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (99 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Kottayam Railway Station (63 km)
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Kochi

4. Thiruvambadi

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Thiruvambadi | 4 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

Thiruvambadi, situated on the banks of the Iruvanjippuzha River and surrounded by verdant green mountains, is a preferred destination for nature lovers and honeymooners. There are so many things to do here, from relaxing and admiring the beauty of the valleys, waterfalls, and beaches to visiting temples and wildlife sanctuaries.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Tusharagiri Waterfalls, Arippara Waterfalls, Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, Varakkal Temple, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
  • Things to Do: Enjoy surfing, parasailing, skiing, kayaking and other activities at Beypore Beach, spend some time in the beautiful surroundings of Mananchira Square, engage in fishing, birdwatching and photography at Mavoor Wetlands
  • Best Time to Visit: August to April
  • Nearest Airport: Kozhikode International Airport (35 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Kozhikode Railway Station (35 km)

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Lakkidi | 5 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

Lakkidi is a must-visit if you want to connect with nature and explore places on foot. The hill station has a pleasant climate and is well known for its stunning landscapes and tranquil environment. Despite its small size, Lakkidi is among the most famous hill stations in Kerala .

  • Popular Places to Visit: Chain Tree, Pookode Lake, Lakkidi View Point, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Ananthanatha Swamy Jain Temple, Wayanad Tea Museum
  • Things to Do: Boat ride on Pookode Lake, enjoy picnics, hiking, bird-watching, zip-lining and other activities at Heart Lake Conservation Area, trek to Chembra Peak
  • Nearest Airport: Kozhikode International Airport (68 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Kozhikode Railway Station (62 km)

6. Thekkady

Thekkady

Thekkady | 6 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

Thekkady, one of the most-visited hill stations in Kerala, is a haven for nature lovers as well as wildlife enthusiasts. From majestic mountains and vast stretches of tea, coffee and spice plantations to popular wildlife sanctuaries and temples, Thekkady has a lot to offer. Besides these, the hill station has a plethora of options for adventure junkies too.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Periyar Tiger Reserve, Pandikuzhi, Mangala Devi Temple, Chellarcovil View Point, Anakarra, Suruli Falls
  • Things to Do: Boat ride on Thekkady Lake, enjoy bamboo rafting, jeep and elephant safari, border hiking, nature walks and other activities at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore spice farms and plantations at Vandeperiyar, camp on the banks of Periyar River, walk through cardamom plantations at Vandanmedi, shop for spices
  • Best Time to Visit: October to February
  • Nearest Airport: Madhurai Airport (153 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Kottayam Railway Station (107 km)

Idukki

Idukki | 7 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

Surrounded by the Western Ghats and endowed with nature’s bounty, Idukki draws tourists from all over the world. Among the top hill stations in Kerala, it is home to a variety of attractions, including waterfalls, rivers, wildlife sanctuaries, rubber and spice plantations, and tea factories. Idukki Dam, one of the highest arch dams in Asia, is a prominent attraction here

  • Popular Places to Visit: Keezharkuthu Falls, Valara Waterfalls, Hill View Park, Anakkara, Idukki Arch Dam, Periyar National Park
  • Things to Do: Soak in breath-taking panoramic views from Nandukani, enjoy trekking and hiking at Kulamavu Dam, take a leisurely walk through tea and coffee plantations, spot wild elephants, tigers and other animals at Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Best Time to Visit: November to February
  • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (100 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Kottayam Railway Station (123 km)

  Here’s a comprehensive itinerary for those planning a short stay in Cochin

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Ponmudi | 8 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

Ponmudi, which overlooks the Arabian Sea and has the Western Ghats in the background, is a great place to experience nature at its best. The lush green hills, tea plantations, mountain flowers, rivulets, and waterfalls give the hill station a distinct charm that draws tourists from far and wide. Ponmudi hill station offers numerous opportunities for adventure seekers as well as wildlife lovers.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Mini Zoo, Echo Point, Koyikkal Palace, Kallar, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo
  • Things to Do: Enjoy a picnic in the calm and enchanting Golden Valley, trek to Meenmutty and Kallar waterfalls, go on a trekking expedition at Agasthyakoodam and Varayattumotta
  • Best Time to Visit: November to March
  • Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (58 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central (55 km)

A lesser-known hill station in Kerala , this lovely hamlet near Thiruvananthapuram is ideal for peace seekers. Vithura has stunning landscapes and promises a serene environment and a soothing climate, making it an ideal getaway for those looking to unwind in the midst of nature. It is one of the best hill stations near Trivandrum to relax and rejevunate.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Peppara Dam, Bonacaud Tea Gardens, Ponmudi, Meenmutty Falls, Golden Valley
  • Things to Do: Trekking, camping, photography and birdwatching at Kallar, trekking and the nature photography at Agasthyakoodam, rock climbing at Chittipara, visiting the rubber and spice plantations, enjoying nature walks
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (37 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central (34 km)

10. Peermade

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Peermade | 10 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

The pure and pristine Peermade is a nature lover’s delight, surrounded by mist-cloaked hills and peppered with sprawling tea, coffee, spice and rubber plantations. The hill station has a unique topography complete with milky-white waterfalls, sparkling streams, and an abundance of flora and fauna. Trekking, hiking and cycling are available for those looking to satisfy their thirst for adventure. You can also learn about Peermade’s ancient tribal population and their culture and history by interacting with them.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Grampi, Sahyadri Ayurvedic Centre, Green Park Ayurvedic and Spices Plantation, Valanjamkanam Waterfalls
  • Things to Do: Enjoy treks and picnics at Peeru Hills, Vagamon and Memala, take long walks amidst nature at Thrissanku Hills, soak in the beauty of tea gardens at Pattumala, visit a tea factory, shop for spices
  • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (136 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Kottayam Railway Station (79 km)

11. Malampuzha

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Malampuzha | 11 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

Malampuzha in Kerala’s Palakkad district is a wonderful destination for a family vacation. This beautiful hill station has a variety of attractions for all types of travellers. While children and thrill-seekers enjoy the aquarium and amusement parks, adults can explore the rock gardens and go on nature walks and hikes. 

  • Popular Places to Visit: Udan Khatola, Thread Garden, Malampuzha Dam, Fantasy Park, Snake Park, Rock Garden, Adiyogi – The Source of Yoga
  • Things to Do: Enjoy boat rides at Malampuzha Gardens, pay your respects at the temples in Thenkurussi, trek to Dhoni Waterfall, explore Silent Valley National Park for rare species of flora and fauna
  • Best Time to Visit: September to March
  • Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport (64 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Palakkad Junction (16 km)

12. Malakkappara

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Malakkappara | 12 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

Malakkappara, also known as the “Angel of Rocks”, is an ideal destination for tea and nature enthusiasts. The verdant green landscapes, sprawling tea plantations, dams and waterfalls add to the serene ambiance of this stunning hill station, making it a wonderful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of busy cities. You can also engage in nature photography here and see rare flora and fauna.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Charpa Waterfalls, Athirappilly Waterfalls, Vazhachal Waterfalls, Holy Land Replica of Chalakudy, Thumboormuzhy Dam, Peringalkuthu Dam
  • Things to Do: Take a leisurely stroll through the tea gardens, enjoy jungle safari, nature walks and hikes
  • Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport (134 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Pollachi Junction (85 km) and Aluva Railway Station (96 km)

Gavi

Gavi | 13 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

If you want to spend some time away from the hustle-bustle of cities, make Gavi a priority on your itinerary. This enticingly beautiful hill station, complete with flora, fauna, spice plantations, lakes, and tree houses, is nothing short of tourist’s paradise. Aside from admiring nature’s serenity, you can also go on forest safaris and participate in various adventure activities here.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Periyar National Park, Neer Veezhcha Waterfall, Connemara Tea Factory
  • Things to Do: Enjoy boating, jeep safari, elephant safari, bamboo rafting, hiking and other activities at Periyar National Park, take a tour of the spice plantations, hike to Chenthamara Kokka and Mount Valley View Point, camp at Kochu Pampa and Pullumedu
  • Best Time to Visit: September to February
  • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (179 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Kottayam Railway Station (120 km)

14. Ranipuram

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Ranipuram | 14 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

This charming yet unexplored hill station in Kerala’s Kasargod district is ideal for nature lovers, boasting diverse flora and fauna. Ranipuram, located at an elevation of 2460 feet, is known for its verdant green monsoon rainforest and amazing trekking trails. A few days in  hill stations Kerala, is all you need for the most amazing vacation!

  • Popular Places to Visit: Tala Kaveri Temple, Bekal Fort, Ranipuram Wildlife Sanctuary, Malom Village
  • Things to Do: Pay your respects at Tala Kaveri Temple and enjoy panoramic views there, explore the religious places and natural attractions of Malom Village, seek blessings at the temples in Bhagamandala
  • Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport (117 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Kanhangad Railway Station (46 km)

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15. Silent Valley

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Silent Valley | 15 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

This ecologically diverse and uncommercialised destination, nestled in the Western Ghats and surrounded by lush greenery, will take your breath away. Silent Valley National Park is a veritable treasure trove of some of the world’s most endangered flora and fauna. Explore the place to see over 1000 different types of flowering plants and ferns, 170 species of birds, 95 species of butterflies, and a variety of wildlife such as tigers, leopards, civets, sambars, and sloth bears.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Palakkad, Velliangiri Hill Temple, Dhoni Waterfalls, Marudamalai Temple
  • Things to Do: Take a safari in the National Park to spot endangered species of flora and fauna, visit the well-preserved stone-built Palakkad Fort, enjoy birdwatching, explore the tribal village
  • Best Time to Visit: December to April
  • Nearest Airport: Kozhikode International Airport (53 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Palakkad Junction (38 km)

16. Kalpetta

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Kalpetta | 16 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

Because of the sprawling coffee plantations here, this beautiful hill station in the Wayanad district welcomes tourists with a soothing cold breeze and enticing aromas of coffee. Kalpetta, at an elevation of 2560-feet, is blessed with dense vegetation and a refreshing aura. There are also many lakes, dams, temples, museums, and comfortable hotels in Kalpetta . This famous hill station in Kerala is a wonderful option for either leisurely or fun-filled and adventurous vacations.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Chembra Peak, Karapuzha Dam, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Meenmutty Falls, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Ananthanatha Swamy Jain Temple, Hridaya Saras Lake
  • Things to Do: Enjoy camping, zip-lining and other activities at Wayanad Adventure Camp, boat rides on Karlad Lake, trek to Neelimala View Point, visit Kurumbalakkotta Mala for enticing sunrise views
  • Nearest Airport: Kozhikode International Airport (83 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Kozhikode Railway Station (77 km)

17. Athirapally

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Athirapally | 17 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

If you enjoy scenic landscapes, lush green environs, waterfalls, and wildlife, a trip to Athirapally will leave you awestruck! The hill station, situated in Kerala’s Thrissur district, is known for housing one of the country’s most enticing waterfalls. The waterfall’s beauty is so mesmerising that it has been compared to the great Niagara Falls! Photographers who visit the hill station can capture some stunning landscape photos.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Athirapally Waterfalls, Vazhachal Waterfalls, Charpa Waterfalls, Thumboormuzhi Dam, Peringalkuthu Dam
  • Things to Do: Enjoy interesting rides and rain dance at Silver Storm Water Theme Park, trek and hike to the waterfalls, spot around 150 species of butterflies at Thumboormuzhi Dam
  • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (34 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Chalakudy Railway Station (27 km)

18. Vythiri

Vythiri

Vythiri | 18 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

Vythiri, located in the Wayanad district, is a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The hill station is surrounded by lush green rolling hills and is well-known for its beautiful forests, spice plantations, sparkling rivers, enticing waterfalls, and tribal communities. It is among the most loved hill stations near Kerala. Aside from spending time in nature, you can also visit Vythri’s temples, caves and other attractions.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Chembra Peak, Edakkal Caves, Pookot Lake, Soochipara Waterfalls, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Lakkidi View Point, Karlad Lake, Shri Thirunelli Mahavishnu Temple
  • Things to Do: Enjoy boating on Pookot Lake, spot rare flora and fauna at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, indulge in boating, trekking, and birdwatching at Banasura Dam, take nature walks
  • Nearest Airport: Kozhikode International Airport (73 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Kozhikode Railway Station (67 km)

This small and unexplored hamlet in Kerala is a delight for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Ranni, located along the Pampa River and boasting lush green environs, milky-white waterfalls, and unique flora and fauna, is a perfect destination for those looking to relax in natural surroundings. The popular Sabarimala Temple is about 60 km away from Ranni and offers a spiritual experience like no other. The Periyar Tiger Reserve, located near Ranni, is also a must-visit.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Sabarimala Temple, Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, Seethathode, Madatharuvi Waterfalls, Konni Forest Reserve, Perunthenaruvi Waterfalls
  • Things to Do: Enjoy trekking and hiking at Charalkunnu Hill, attend cultural shows and fairs, check out the architectural beauty of St. Thomas Orthodox Church
  • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (121 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Tiruvalla Railway Station (29 km)

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Malayattur | 20 of 20 Hill Stations in Kerala

This enticing hill station in Kerala’s Ernakulam district is an important Christian pilgrimage destination as well as an ideal getaway for nature lovers. Malayattur is home to numerous churches and temples, the most notable of which is the ancient Catholic Church dedicated to Apostle St. Thomas. If you are a nature lover, you can enjoy breathtaking views of rolling hills and spend some peaceful time in parks and waterfalls to reconnect with nature.

  • Popular Places to Visit: Mount Kurisumudy, St. Thomas Grotto, Bharanikuzhi Waterfall, Haritha Biological Park, Vazhachal Waterfalls
  • Things to Do: Soak in the breathtaking views at Pettamala View Point, engage in trekking, hiking, birdwatching and nature walks, enjoy water sports, games and rides at Silver Storm Water Theme Park
  • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (17 km)
  • Nearest Train Station: Angamaly Railway Station (16 km)
  • Places to Stay: Hotels in Ernakulam

  So, if you want to immerse yourself in nature and soothe your body, mind and soul, you should plan a trip to some of these hill stations in Kerala . The scenic beauty of the hills, coupled with good weather, makes for an ideal tourist destination, ensuring a rejuvenating and memorable vacation. Have you been to any of these hill stations in Kerala? Please share your favourite hill stations in the comments section.

Q. Which is the most cooling place in Kerala?

A. Munnar is often considered one of the most cooling places in Kerala. Munnar’s average temperature ranges from 15°C to 25°C, making it an ideal escape from the heat and humidity of the coastal regions in Kerala. The best time to visit Munnar is from October to April.

Q. Which is the highest hill station in Kerala?

A. The highest hill station in Kerala is Munnar. Situated in the Western Ghats at an elevation ranging from 1,500 meters to 2,695 meters (4,921 feet to 8,842 feet) above sea level.

Q. What are some of the places to visit in Kerala apart from hill stations?

A. Apart from hill stations in Kerala, places like the Backwaters of Alleppey, Kochi, Periyar National Park, Kumarakom, and Kovalam are quite famous.

Q. Which is the most famous hill station in Kerala?

A. Munnar is the most famous hill station in Kerala. Apart from Munnar, the top 5 hill stations in Kerala are Wayanad, Vagamon, Idukki, Ponmudi, and Thekkady. There are many beautiful hill stations near Kochi as well. 

Q. Is there any hill station in Kerala?

A. There are several Kerala hill stations, these hill stations offer a cool climate, stunning landscapes, and a refreshing escape from the coastal plains. Some of the best hill stations in Kerala are Munnar, Wayanad, Vagamon, Thekkady, and Ponmudi.

Q. Which is the highest viewpoint in Kerala?

A. Anamudi Peak is the highest viewpoint in Kerala. Located in the Eravikulam National Park in the Western Ghats, Anamudi Peak stands tall at an elevation of 2,695 meters (8,842 feet) above sea level. It is the highest peak in South India and offers panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, forests, and tea plantations.

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6 Best Hill Stations to Visit in Kerala, for Families and Couples

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Best Hill Stations to Visit in Kerala

Spending holidays in the lap of nature gives one a unique experience that can never be explained in words. If you are looking for the best hill station getaways for the upcoming vacation, then what could be better than Kerala? Kerala, with its captivating hill stations, has rightfully earned its place as one of the top destinations in South India for a memorable vacation. Whether you are a nature lover, an adventure enthusiast, a honeymooner, or simply seeking solace, the hill stations of Kerala offer a diverse range of experiences to suit every traveler’s preferences. The breathtaking hill stations of Kerala offer a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With cool and cozy weather, stunning vistas, and a tranquil ambiance, the hill stations of Kerala have become trending holiday destinations in India for tourists, families, and honeymooners alike.

Here is a travel guide of the top 6 hill stations to explore in Kerala that should be on your bucket travel list when planning a trip to Kerala.

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Munnar – The Enchanting Gateway to Paradise

Munnar Hill Station Kerala

Munnar , often hailed as the “Kashmir of South India,” tops the list of the best hill stations to visit in Kerala. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, this picturesque destination boasts rolling hills covered with emerald tea plantations, mist-laden valleys, and enchanting waterfalls. The cool climate and refreshing aroma of tea leaves in the air make it an ideal hill spot for a rejuvenating vacation.

Top Things to Do in Munnar

  • Visit the Eravikulam National Park to catch a glimpse of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.
  • Explore the lush tea estates and learn about the tea-making process at the Tata Tea Museum.
  • Admire the beauty of Mattupetty Dam and enjoy a boat ride in its serene waters.
  • Trek to Anamudi, the highest peak in South India, for a thrilling experience.
  • Witness the breathtaking panoramic views from the Echo Point.
Also Read: Top Things to Do in Kerala

Vagamon – A Hidden Gem Amidst Meadows and Hills

Vagamon Hill Stations Kerala

Vagamon, a relatively lesser-known hill station in Kerala, is a perfect hideaway for those seeking tranquility amidst nature’s bounty. Surrounded by lush green meadows, pine forests, and cascading waterfalls, Vagamon offers a serene environment that is ideal for meditation and introspection. The pleasant climate throughout the year adds to the charm of this offbeat destination.

Top Things to Do in Vagamon

  • Take a stroll through the picturesque Pine Valley for a rejuvenating experience.
  • Experience the thrill of paragliding and witness the breathtaking aerial views of the landscape.
  • Visit the enchanting Vagamon Kurisumala, a Christian pilgrimage center with stunning views.
  • Trek to the top of Thangal Hill, an important religious site for Muslims, to enjoy the panoramic vista.
  • Relax by the tranquil Vagamon Lake and enjoy a boat ride.
Also Read: Best Places to Visit in Alleppey Kerala

Idukki – The Land of Dams and Wildlife Sanctuaries

Idukki Hill Station Kerala

Idukki, the second-largest district in Kerala, is a nature lover’s paradise. The region boasts a diverse landscape with dense forests, misty mountains, and glistening rivers. Idukki is famous for its numerous dams, including the Idukki Arch Dam, one of the largest arch dams in Asia. Besides, it houses several wildlife sanctuaries, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts.

Top Things to Do in Idukki

  • Explore the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary and spot various wildlife species in their natural habitat.
  • Visit the Hill View Park for panoramic views of Idukki Dam and the surrounding hills.
  • Trek to Ramakkalmedu, known for its picturesque landscapes and the gigantic windmills.
  • Enjoy a boat cruise in the serene Periyar Lake at Thekkady.
  • Pay a visit to the Kurinjimala Sanctuary, famous for its blossoming of Neelakurinji flowers once every 12 years.
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Athirapally – Where Nature Unleashes Its Majesty

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The cascading Athirapally Waterfalls, often referred to as the “Niagara of India,” is the highlight of this captivating hill station in Kerala. Situated amidst lush Sholayar forests, the waterfalls create a breathtaking spectacle that attracts visitors from far and wide. The surrounding landscapes offer plenty of opportunities for nature walks and trekking, making Athirapally an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts.

Top Things to Do in Athirapally

  • Witness the grandeur of Athirapally Waterfalls and Vazhachal Waterfalls in their full glory.
  • Embark on a thrilling trek to the nearby Sholayar forests and explore the diverse flora and fauna.
  • Take a boat ride in the tranquil waters of the Chalakudy River.
  • Visit the Thumboormuzhi Dam and Butterfly Garden for a serene experience.
  • Explore the picturesque surroundings of Charpa Falls and its nearby tea gardens.
Also Read: Top Tourist Destinations of Kerala

Vythiri – A Serene Haven in Wayanad

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Perched at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, Vythiri is a charming hill station tucked away in the Wayanad district of Kerala. Surrounded by thick forests and coffee plantations, this destination offers a perfect blend of tranquility and adventure. The pleasant weather and breathtaking landscapes make Vythiri an ideal spot for a family vacation or a romantic honeymoon in Kerala.

Top Things to Do in Vythiri

  • Explore the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and spot various exotic wildlife species.
  • Take a dip in the natural pools at Pookode Lake and enjoy boating in its serene waters.
  • Visit the Lakkidi Viewpoint and marvel at the scenic beauty of the surrounding hills and valleys.
  • Engage in adventurous activities like zip-lining, rock climbing, and trekking.
  • Discover the ancient Edakkal Caves and their fascinating rock carvings.
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Ponmudi – The Golden Peak of Kerala

Ponmudi Hill Station Kerala

Ponmudi, located just a short drive away from Thiruvananthapuram, is a lesser-known yet enchanting hill station that is sure to captivate your senses. The golden rays of the rising sun add a magical touch to the misty hills of Ponmudi, making it a favorite spot for photographers and nature enthusiasts. With winding pathways, lush green landscapes, and tea gardens, Ponmudi offers an idyllic retreat for travelers seeking a quiet escape.

Top Things to Do in Ponmudi

  • Trek to Agasthyakoodam, one of the highest peaks in the Western Ghats, for an exhilarating experience.
  • Visit the Golden Valley to witness the picturesque beauty of meadows and water streams.
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk along the beautiful Meenmutty Falls.
  • Discover the rich flora and fauna of Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Take a scenic drive through the mesmerizing tea gardens of Ponmudi.
Also Read: Top Summer Hill Stations of India

Embrace the beauty of Kerala’s hill stations and create unforgettable memories that will stay etched in your heart forever. So, pack your bags and embark on a journey to explore the stunning hill stations of Kerala – a land that promises a getaway like no other.

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Best Hill Stations in Kerala to Visit in Summer

Hill stations in kerala, here is the list of 21 best hill stations in kerala to visit in summer.

Wayanad

Known For : Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembra Peak

Wayanad, a district in Kerala, is a verdant paradise known for its misty landscapes and lush green mountains. The region is dotted with waterfalls, historical caves, and spice plantations, making it a haven for nature and adventure enthusiasts. Things to do: Explore Edakkal Caves, trek Chembra Peak, visit Soochipara Falls, and experience bamboo rafting in Kuruva Island. How to get there: Easily accessible by road from major cities like Bengaluru and Mysuru; the nearest railway station is Kozhikode (Calicut), and the nearest airport is Kannur International Airport.

Best Time: Throughout the year

34 Wayanad Attractions

Munnar

Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Atukkad Waterfalls Munnar Tea Plantations

Munnar, nestled in the Western Ghats in Kerala, is a picturesque hill station known for its sprawling tea gardens, cool climate, and scenic beauty. With its winding lanes, misty hills, and exotic plant life, Munnar stands as one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in southern India. Things to do: Stroll in tea gardens, visit Eravikulam National Park, explore the Attukal Waterfalls, and witness the blooming of the Neelakurinji once every 12 years. How to get there: Well-connected by road to major cities; the nearest railway station is Aluva, about 110 km away, and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 125 km away.

Best Time: September to May

51 Munnar Attractions

Vagamon

Known For : Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary Vagamon Meadows Pine Hill

Located near Kottayam-Idukki Border, Wagamon, popularly known as Vagamon, is a quiet offbeat hill station in Kerala. With a pleasant climate throughout the year, this breathtaking tourist spot has meandering rivulets and lush green hills surrounding it. The tea garden, pine forests, waterfalls, mesmerising meadows are all that makes Vagamon the perfect getaway. Things to do: Trekking, paragliding, visit Vagamon Pine Forest, and explore the Vagamon Meadows. How to get there: Nearest railway station is Kottayam (64 km) and the nearest airport is Kochi International Airport (94 km).

17 Vagamon Attractions

Ponmudi

Known For : Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary Golden Valley Mini Zoo, Ponmudi

Nestled in the lap of rolling hills of the Western Ghats, enveloped with tea plantations, lush green hills and valleys, waterfalls and streams; Ponmudi is a quaint little town in Trivandrum, Kerala. Trekking and mountain climbing on Agasthayarkoodam, the highest peak in the region is the most popular activity. Things to do: Trekking, explore Golden Valley, and visit Meenmutty Falls. How to get there: Thiruvananthapuram railway station (61 km) is the closest, and the nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport (67 km).

Best Time: November to May

5 Ponmudi Attractions

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Idukki

Known For : Murikkady Hill View Park Kulamavu Dam Idukki Arch Dam

Idukki, a landlocked district of Kerala, is one of the most nature-rich areas in Kerala with more than half of the area covered with forest. This rugged hill resort is known for its wildlife sanctuaries, beautiful bungalows, tea factories, rubber plantations and forests. Surrounded by rugged hills and lush forests, Idukki boasts of the Idukki Arch Dam, Asia's first and the world's second arch dam.  Things to do: Visit Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, explore Idukki Dam, and indulge in spice tours. How to get there : Kottayam railway station (133 km) is the closest, while Cochin International Airport (98 km) serves as the nearest airport.

38 Idukki Attractions

6. Thekkady

Thekkady

Known For : Periyar National Park Periyar Tiger Trail Bamboo Rafting in Thekkady

Home to the country's largest Tiger Reserve- Periyar, Thekkady is an important tourist destination in Kerala. There are many resorts near the national park and an early boat safari within the sanctuary is a must-try to be able to spot wild elephants, bison, wild boars, various kinds of birds, etc. Things to do : Wildlife safaris in Periyar, boat rides on Periyar Lake, and spice plantation tours. How to get there: Kottayam railway station (114 km) is the nearest, while the closest airport is Madurai Airport in Tamil Nadu (136 km).

24 Thekkady Attractions

7. Peermede

Peermede

Known For : Grampi Thrissanku Hills Peeru Hills

Blessed with lots of green covers, beautiful rolling hills, wandering streams and gurgling waterfalls; Peermede is a small bewitching hill station of Kerala, pure and pristine. Perched at an altitude of 915 m above sea level, the town has many hidden treasure troves waiting to be uncovered. Things to do: Visit Pattumala Church, explore the plantations, and trek in Kalthotti. How to get there: Kottayam railway station (85 km) is the closest, and Cochin International Airport (150 km) is the nearest airport.

Best Time: April to June, September to November

8 Peermede Attractions

8. Malampuzha

Malampuzha

Known For : Thread Garden, Malampuzha Udan Khatola Malampuzha Dam

Also known as the Vrindavan of Kerala, Malampuzha hill station attracts thousands of tourists from across the country to an idyllic haven placed on the foothills of the majestic Western Ghats. The hill station boasts sparkling pools, aesthetic flower beds, the Japanese Garden, sprawling lawns, and fountains for a visual treat. Things to do: Visit Malampuzha Dam and Garden, explore the rock garden, and indulge in boating. How to get there: Palakkad railway station (7 km) is the nearest, and Coimbatore Airport (55 km) serves as the closest airport.

Best Time: August to April

8 Malampuzha Attractions

9. Gavi, Pathanamthitta

Gavi, Pathanamthitta

A favourite for nature and wildlife enthusiasts, Gavi has many activities that visitors can engage in. You can go trekking, bird watching or even just stay in your homestay and look for some interesting species of flora and fauna. It is also close to the Sabarimala Temple and you can trek to a point to get a fine view of this temple. Things to do: Visit the Gavi Lake, wildlife watching, and explore the spice gardens. How to get there : The nearest railway station is Kottayam (128 km), and the closest airport is Trivandrum International Airport (190 km).

10. Vythiri

Vythiri

Known For : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembara peak Soochipara Falls

62 kms off Kozhikode is Vythiri, a popular resort town famous for its old-world charm with cottages, log huts, treehouse accommodations cosily nestled in the forests of Wayanad. Situated at an altitude of 700 metres, Vythiri in Wayanad comprises 18 villages. The Pookot Lake, Chembara Peak, Soojipara & Meenmutty Falls and the Wildlife Sanctuary are its major attractions. Things to do: Visit the Pookode Lake, explore the Vythiri resort treehouse, and indulge in trekking. How to get there : Kozhikode railway station (63 km) is the nearest, and the closest airport is Calicut International Airport (76 km).

Best Time: October to Apr

5 Vythiri Attractions

11. Nilambur

Nilambur

Known For : The Elembalai Hill Adyanpara Waterfalls Teak Museum

Nestled at the bank of Chaliyar River in the proximity to Nilgiri Range, Nilambur is a small town, popularly known as Land of Teak Plantations. It is an ideal hill station in Kerala for a quaint and laidback holiday. Located in the Malappuram District of Kerala, this hill town is enriched with abundant vegetation, a unique blend of cultures, exquisite art forms and shadows of colonial rule. Things to do : Visit the world's first Teak Museum, explore Conolly's Plot, and experience bamboo rafting. How to get there : Nilambur railway station serves the town, and the closest airport is Calicut International Airport (45 km).

Best Time: October to March

12 Nilambur Attractions

12. Thenmala

Thenmala

Known For : Butterfly Safari Adventure zone Trekking

Snuggled in between dense woods of the Western Ghats, Thenmala is an ecotourism hill station in Kerala located in the Kollam district. A fetching fusion of pristine nature and fabricated design, it offers quietude unlike anyplace else. Dotted with winding roads and rubber and tea plantations, Thenmala boasts of being the first planned ecotourism site in India. Things to do : Visit the Thenmala Dam, indulge in trekking and mountain biking, and explore the butterfly park. How to get there : Kollam railway station (72 km) is the nearest, and Trivandrum International Airport (76 km) is the closest airport.

Best Time: December to February

7 Thenmala Attractions

13. Nelliyampathy

Nelliyampathy

Known For : Nelliyampathy Hills Nenmara Vallanghy Vela Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

With plenty of unexplored treasures, Nelliyampathy is a hill station located near the Kerala and Tamil Nadu border offering bounty of nature and lush green surroundings of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations. A perfect place for eco-tourism and romantic holidays, the region comprises peaks of altitude ranging from 500m to 1600m providing an incredible trekking trail for adventure buffs. Things to do: Explore the Nenmara Vallengi Rock, Seethargundu Viewpoint, and indulge in trekking. How to get there : Palakkad railway station (56 km) is the closest, and the nearest airport is Coimbatore Airport (115 km).

14 Nelliyampathy Attractions

14. Devikulam

Devikulam

Known For : Devi Lake Pallivasal Falls Thoovanam Falls

This quaint little hill station located at an altitude 1800 m above sea level is best known for its mythical Sita Devi Lake, rolling hills, waterfalls and innumerable tea and spice plantations. The Sita Devi Lake, which is the prime attraction in the area is said to have been bathed in by Goddess Sita and hence assumes immense religious importance. Things to do : Visit the Sita Devi Lake, explore tea plantations, and relax amidst nature. How to get there : The nearest railway station is Aluva (112 km), and Cochin International Airport (111 km) is the closest airport.

4 Devikulam Attractions

15. Kalpetta

Kalpetta

Known For : Karapuzha Dam Kanthanpara Waterfalls Shopping in Kalpetta

Kalpetta is a quaint town with a backdrop of majestic hills lurking in the shadows, lush green surroundings, fresh air and picturesque beauty. Located in the Wayanad District of Kerala, at a height of 780 m above sea level, Kalpetta is a perfect place for nature lovers as well as honeymooners. Things to do : Visit the Banasura Sagar Dam, explore Edakkal Caves, and trek to Chembra Peak. How to get there : Kozhikode railway station (72 km) is the nearest, and Calicut International Airport (85 km) serves as the closest airport.

20 Kalpetta Attractions

16. Charalkunnu, Pathanamthitta

Charalkunnu, Pathanamthitta

The highlight of this hill station in Kerala is that it gives fantastic views of the other hill stations and waterfalls nearby. The green-carpeted mountains are just one element with many things like a majestic river flowing through the hills. You can also engage in mountain cycling, trekking and camping here. Things to do: Enjoy the scenic views, explore the nearby plantations, and visit the ancient churches. How to get there : Thiruvalla railway station (17 km) is the closest, and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport (119 km).

17. Silent Valley National Park, Palakkad

Silent Valley National Park, Palakkad

The Silent Valley National Park, with its lush green forests and beautiful views of the rich flora and fauna, is a popular destination for nature as well as wildlife lovers all across the globe. Spread across an area of 89 square kilometres, the Silent Valley National Park is located in the Kundali Hills of the Western Ghats in Kerala in southern India. Things to do: Wildlife safaris, trekking, and exploring the unique flora and fauna. How to get there : Palakkad railway station (66 km) is the nearest, while the closest airport is Coimbatore Airport (91 km).

18. Ranni - Queen of the Eastern Hill Lands

Ranni - Queen of the Eastern Hill Lands

Ranni is a quaint hill station in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. It is an up-and-coming tourist destination and rests quietly on either side of river Pampa. Ranni has grown to become a hub of history, pilgrimage, natural beauty, and politics. It is only 66 kms away from the famous Sabrimala Temple, and pilgrims like to rest in Ranni's beautiful surroundings before taking off on their spiritual journey. Things to do : Visit the Perunthenaruvi Falls, explore the Sabarimala temple, and indulge in trekking. How to get there: Chengannur railway station (30 km) is the closest, and the nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport (117 km).

19. Ranipuram, Kasargod

Ranipuram, Kasargod

The gentle hills of Ranipuram in Kerala are famous for its trekking trail. Situated at the height of about 750 meters above sea level, this destination has thick forest vegetation and lush green grasslands. The whole place is proposed inside the Ranipuram Wildlife Sanctuary which merges with Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary of Karnataka. Things to do: Trekking, explore the diverse flora and fauna, and visit the Ranipuram Wildlife Sanctuary. How to get there: Kasaragod railway station (48 km) is the closest, and the nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport (95 km).

20. Malakkappara - Rock of the Angel

Malakkappara - Rock of the Angel

Malakkappara or Malakhappara is a small hill station in the Thrissur District of Kerala. The Sholayar River drains into this heavily forested region. It is also home to a Tata Tea estate, with the rest of the forests being managed by the local Forest Department. For those who love exploring forests and enjoy wildlife - this region is known to have rare, endangered, indigenous flora and fauna. Things to do: Visit the Valparai, explore the tea gardens, and indulge in bird watching. How to get there: Thrissur railway station (89 km) is the closest, and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport (124 km).

21. Mattupetty, Munnar

Mattupetty, Munnar

Boasting one of the most highly specialized dairy farms, the Mattupetty hill station is located 13 kms from Munnar, amidst acres of stunning greenery with green rolling hills, making it an ideal destination and a must-visit for a surreal getaway. Enjoy mesmerizing views across the beautiful Mattupetty Lake situated on the forest border by taking a slow speed boat, an ordinary motorboat or a speed launch. Things to do: Boating in Mattupetty Dam, explore the dairy farm, and enjoy the scenic views. How to get there : The nearest railway station is Aluva (110 km), and Cochin International Airport (115 km) is the closest airport.

The hill stations in Kerala are very sought after destinations due to their perfect climate throughout the year, great facilities for travellers and amazing coffee and tea plantations.

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Little about Kerala

Kerala is a state located in the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. It has been given the appropriate nickname of “God’s Own Country” . Tourism has developed in Kerala because of its beaches, backwaters and the absolutely beautiful hill stations in the country.

Kerala

Kerala’s known domestically as well as internationally for its hill stations which are located in the Western Ghats area of Kerala. This is a beautiful area of the state with lush green forests, rolling hills, and beautiful coffee and tea plantations. The following are some of the best hill stations in the state which are frequently visited by tourists from all over the world:

Popular Hill Stations in Kerala

This is a hill station in the Idukki district in the south-central regions of the country. Munnar is fondly known as the Kashmir of South India. It is one of the popular places to visit in Kerala . This lush green hill station in Kerala has many natural and manmade tourist sites.

Munnar

Some of the places to visit in Munnar include Pothamedu View Point, Sree Murugan Koil, Kundala Lake, Elephant Arrival Lake, and Anamudi Peak. Eravikulam National Park is a famous national park in the area and religious places like the Sree Ayyappa Temple and the Christ Church are lovely places to visit in Munnar.

Other tourist destinations include Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Lakkam Waterfalls, and Tata Tea Museum are all major tourist destinations in Munnar.

2. Thekkady

Another hill station in Thekkady in the Idukki district of Kerala. It is located in the Periyar National Park in Kerala. known as a lush green sanctuary that homes to different types of wildlife and also many species of trees and plants local to the region.

Thekkady

It is one of the best hills stations in Kerala in this area and the Mullaperiyar Dam. which is situated nearby has resulted in a beautiful lake which is a tourist attraction.

Some of the popular tourist destinations in Thekkady include Elephant Junction, Thekkady Boat Landing, and Thekkady Park, the spice gardens in the area, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Mangala Devi Kannaki Temple, and Kumily Hills.

Wayanad is a hill station district in Kerala near coimbatore which includes the towns of Kalpetta, Mananthavady, and Sulthan Bathery. It is a beautiful place in Kerala with many tourist destinations and good tourist infrastructure.

Wayanad

There are many tourist spots all over Wayanad including Edakkal Caves, Soochipara Waterfalls, Neelimala View Point, Lakkidi View Point, Pookode River, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and Chethalayam Waterfalls. There are some beautiful temples in Wayanad like the Thirunelli Sree Mahavishnu Temple, Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple and Wayanad is a beautiful place to visit in Kerala.

One of the best hill stations near ernakulam in Kerala , again in the Idukki district is Vagamon. Not as well known as other hill stations in Kerala but it is a great place for tourists who want to escape the crowds and visit a lush green and peaceful hill station in the state.

Vagamon

The forest regions, Malmala Waterfalls, Barren Hills, Vagamon Lake, Vagamon Hill, View Point, and the Vagamon Kurusimula Church are some of the major tourist destinations in Vagamon. Known for Thangalpara which is very famous Muslim holy site in the region.

One of the smaller hill stations in Kerala is Ponmudi near Trivandrum . This hill station near the Ponmudi dam lies in the southern part of the state and has been a tourist destination in the region.

Ponmudi

Some of the tourist destinations in this region include Kallar Meenmutty Waterfalls, Mankayam Waterfalls, Ponpudi View Point, Braemore Marigold Estate, Thirichittoor Rock, Santhanam Hills, and Mandavoor Rock View Point. known for lush vegetation, wildlife and one of the most prominent attractions of this region is Golden Valley.

It is a major tourist destination and a hill station in the Wayanad district of Kerala. Lakkidi is one of the best hill stations in Kerala . Known for its dense forests, rivers, lakes and is home to a large number of species of birds in the country.

Lakkidi

The wildlife sanctuaries nearby, Pookot Lake and the Edakkal Caves make it a top tourist destination for nature lovers in Kerala. The Lakkidi View Point is very popular with people who visit Wayanad and specifically with those visiting Lakkidi in Wayanad. This is a great hill station with meadows, rolling hills and a scenic beauty making it a top destination in southern India.

It is another tourist destination in the Wayanad district of Kerala which is popular with the tourists. Vythiri is a village and unexplored hill station in Kerala . All the tourist attractions of places in Wayanad district are quite close to the village.

Vythiri

Some of the tourist attractions near this hill station include Pookode Lake, Chembra Peak, Lakkidi View Point, and Thusharagiri Falls and tourists visiting Vythiri often travel to these nearby tourists’ destinations.

For the best hill stations in Kerala , newly weds couples visit the Idukki district for their honeymoon. There are many vast natural parks, sanctuaries, forests and peaceful and serene scenic tourist destinations are the tourist infrastructure in this district is also quite strong.

Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, the Tea Museum, and the Kundale Lake are some of the major tourist destinations in Idukki.

Idukki

Besides these the Meesapulimala mountain peak, the Pothamedu View Point, the Blossom International Park, and the Idukki Dam are a major place to visit for tourists visiting this area. The Valara Waterfalls, the Mullaperiyar Dam, and the hill station are some of the other major attractions in Idukki district.

9. Nilambur

Nilambur in the Mallapuram district in Kerala is a hill station. Known for its beautiful bungalows, plantations, and lush green forests. The forests around Nilambur known for the variety of bamboo, teak and rosewood trees. The flora and fauna of the regions attract tourists from all over the world.

 Nilambur

Some of the major attractions of this hill station include Banglavu Kunnu, Nilambur Kovilakom, and Gateway of Nilambur. The Teak plantations, Teak Museum, New Amarambalam Reserved Forest, and the Nilambur Elephant Reserve are some of the top tourist destinations in and around Nilambur making it one of the best hill stations in Kerala to visit in summer .

It is a small picturesque village in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala on the highway connecting Kollam to Madhurai. Gavi is known as an eco-tourism hub in Kerala as it is surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna.

Gavi

Tropical forests, hills, valleys and different types of animals and birds that call this area their home makes it a beautiful natural hill station in Kerala. The nearby places of interest include Mundakayyam, Vandiperiyar, Kuttikkanam, and Peerumedu to name a few.

There is a famous eco-lodge called Green Mansion and the famous Sabarimala Temple is situated very close to this place.

11. Peermade

One of the best hill stations in Kerala , Peerumadu or Peeramedu is located in the Idukki district of Kerala. This hill station located in the Western Ghats was once the summer retreat for the Maharajas of Travancore.

Some of the tourist attractions in this area include Vagamon Pine Forest, Parunthumpara Hill View Point, Valanjangaman Waterfalls, and the nearby Pine Valley.

Peermade

The Pattumala Velankanni Matha Church and the Our Lady of Good Health Church are some of the beautiful churches in the area. Peermade is known for its tea, coffee and spice plantations which are beautiful for tourists to visit.

12. Devikulam

Devikulam is an another top hill station near Munnar in the Idukki district which is popular with the tourists. The name is derived from Devi which means goddess and kulam which mean pond. Devikulam is predominantly known for the beautiful tea estates in the area.

Devikulam

There are beautiful rolling hills in this area and the viewpoints are popular with the tourists. Pothamedu View Point, Lockhart Gap Road View Point, and Chokramudi Peak are some of the popular tourist attractions in the area.

13. Thenmala

This is the Kollam District of Kerala is a popular hill station and tourist destination in this area. Eco-tourism is very popular in this area and this town is in the north of the famous Thenmala Dam.

Popular places in the region include the forest parks, Adventures Zone, Thenmala Hanging Bridge, Thenmala Boating Reservoir, Butterfly Park, Matsyafed Aquarium, Look Out Ottakal, and the famous Dear Park in Thenmala.

It is known for adventure sports and the Palaruvi Waterfalls are a major attraction in the area. Thenmala is one of the best hill stations in Kerala for adventure sport and nature lovers in the area.

Thenmala

As mentioned above, there are many different hill stations throughout the state of Kerala which are well developed for tourism. The above-mentioned hill stations are scenic and beautiful. It also have many tourist attractions which make a great place to visit for tourists from India and all over the world.

Kerala is a top tourist destination in India for tourists who enjoy beautiful cities, historic architecture, lovely beaches, and most importantly lush green and scenic hill stations across the state.

The transport facilities in Kerala are top of the line and there are many tour packages available for people visiting Kerala to visit the above-mentioned hill stations.

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Escape to the Clouds: 20 Hill Stations in Kerala for 2024

Now, Kerala is brimming with beauty at every corner, making it tough to choose where to go first. But fear not! We’re here to break down the top places to visit in Kerala , focusing on the serene and splendid hill stations.

So, whether you’re a nature enthusiast or a peace-seeker, grab a cup of chai, put your feet up and join us as we virtually wander through the best hill stations in Kerala. Here’s your sneak peek into what’s famously dubbed “God’s Own Country”.

Just imagine these paradises are waiting for you away from the city’s hustle and bustle, nestled among lush, green hills! So, get ready to explore the best hill stations in Kerala, where tranquillity and adventure dance in perfect harmony. You’re just a few scrolls away from a hilltop getaway of a lifetime! Buckle up; it’s going to be an exhilarating ride!

20 Best Hill Stations In Kerala

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Touted as the best hill station in Kerala, Wayanad is a green paradise where the rustling of leaves and the melodious chirping of birds make the best soundtrack for your vacation. This haven offers nature lovers a myriad of things to explore – from the Banasura Sagar Dam, the largest earth dam in India, to the Edakkal caves.

Being one of the best hill stations in Kerala, Wayanad ensures a delightful retreat for those seeking serenity amidst nature’s bounty. So, if you’re plotting your escape from the urban chaos, remember the idyllic trails of Wayanad are just a vacation away.

Places To Visit In Wayanad: Soochippara Waterfall, Kuruva Island, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

Best Time To Visit Wayanad: October To May

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When you think of Munnar Kerala, imagine rolling hills adorned with emerald tea plantations, a sky painted with hues of pink and orange at dawn and dusk, and a cool breeze that carries the scent of fresh spices. It’s like stepping into a postcard!

Munnar, a treasure trove of flora and fauna, also hosts the spectacular Neelakurinji bloom, a sight for sore eyes. It’s no wonder that Munnar continually secures its spot as one of the best hill stations in Kerala. 

Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or a tea enthusiast, Munnar, Kerala, is a paradise that offers a little something for everyone. The breathtaking beauty of this place truly captures the essence of ‘God’s Own Country’.

Places To Visit In Munnar: Eravikulum National Park, TATA Tea Museum, KTDC Tea County

Best Time To Visit Munnar: October To May

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One of the offbeat places in Kerala , Ponmudi is perfect for those who love to explore the path less travelled. Whether you’re an adventurous hiker ready to conquer the peak, or a serene soul seeking tranquillity amidst nature, Ponmudi has a little something for everyone.

As you wander through its misty trails, you’ll be greeted by the sweet melodies of exotic birds, making it a paradise for bird watchers too! Truly, Ponmudi, with its charming beauty, beckons travellers to step away from the regular tourist spots and delve deeper into the tranquillity and adventure it offers. 

Places To Visit In Ponmudi: Golden Valley, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Golden Peak

Best Time To Visit Ponmudi: January To March

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Vagamon is draped in lush greenery, surrounded by misty hills, refreshing waterfalls and the serenity you’ve been yearning for. Its rolling meadows, mystical pine forests, and charming tea estates are simply breathtaking. But there’s more to this beauty! It’s also a hotspot for adrenaline junkies with adventure activities like trekking, paragliding, and rock climbing.

Indeed, this place, crowned as the best hill station in Kerala, blends the blissful charm of nature with thrilling adventure like no other. 

Places To Visit In Vagamon: Kurisuala Dairy Farm, Thangal Para, Spice Garden Farm and Resort

Best Time To Visit Vagamon: March To May

5. Silent Valley

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As one of the best hill stations in Kerala, Silent Valley beckons nature lovers and explorers alike. Known as the home of the rare lion tailed macaque, the valley is a verdant expanse of tropical rainforest that sprawls over 90 square kilometres. It’s a place where nature thrives in its purest form, from the blooming orchids that adorn the valley floor to the roaring rivers carving their way through the landscape.

Visiting Silent Valley is like stepping into an enchanting realm where time appears to stand still. From the breathtaking views atop the watchtower to the vibrant hues of the butterfly garden, every inch of this silent paradise resonates with serene beauty. Undeniably, it’s a spectacle that puts Silent Valley firmly on the map of the best hill stations in Kerala.

Places To Visit In Silent Valley: Vision Nature Resort, Silent Valley Treetop Resort

Best Time To Visit Silent Valley: December To April

6. Thekkady

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The town’s crown jewel is the Periyar National Park, a wildlife enthusiast’s haven and home to various species such as elephants, tigers, sambar deer and an extensive variety of birdlife. The national park’s tranquil lake serves as a serene backdrop for boating activities and observing wildlife in their natural habitat.

Apart from its compelling wildlife, Thekkady stands out for its unique cultural experiences. Traditional art forms like Kathakali and Kalaripayattu are performed for visitors, offering an immersive insight into Kerala’s rich cultural legacy. 

The local spice markets and plantations offer the aromas of cardamom, cinnamon and pepper, enriching the senses and tempting culinary enthusiasts. The beautiful trekking trails across the hills and plantations provide an ideal retreat for nature lovers and adventurers. Thekkady, with its scenic beauty and tranquil ambiance, captivates visitors and offers an unforgettable escapade into the heart of Kerala.

Places To Visit In Thekkady: Vandanmedu, Kumily, Murikkady

Best Time To Visit Thekkady: September To May

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Lakkidi is characterized by its thick forests, lavish greenery and pleasant climate that makes it an idyllic destination for nature lovers and peace seekers alike. Its charm is heightened by numerous streams cascading down the slopes and the abundant flora and fauna providing a spectacular display of biodiversity. The hill station’s enchanting appeal is magnified during the monsoons when the region transforms into a picturesque paradise adorned with glistening waterfalls and a lush landscape. 

For those seeking adventure, Lakkidi offers an array of activities, including trekking, bird watching and wildlife spotting. Accompanied by its rich cultural heritage, it is not surprising that Lakkidi is a captivating destination for tourists, representing the true essence of Kerala’s natural beauty.

Places To Visit In Lakkidi: Pookode Lake, Vellarimala, The Wayanad Gate

Best Time To Visit Lakkidi: December To March

8. Peermade

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An emblem of Kerala’s unrivalled natural allure, Peermedu is known for its sprawling tea, coffee, and cardamom plantations that add to its verdant charm. Its name is derived from Peer Mohammed, a Sufi saint, adding a layer of historical and cultural richness to its appeal.

Peermedu’s enchanting waterfalls, the most famous being the Valanjamkanam Falls, coupled with a plethora of trekking trails, offer opportunities for adventure and exploration. Its moderate climate makes it a year-round destination, accessible and enjoyable to every traveller.

The distinctiveness of Peermedu as one of the best hill stations in Kerala lies in its untouched beauty, cool mountain breeze, and the sense of peace it imparts. Every visitor leaves with memories of stunning vistas, aromatic plantations, and the soothing rhythm of rural life, eager to return and rediscover the tranquillity that is Peermedu.

Places To Visit In Peermedu: Our Lady Of Good Health Church, Thrisangu Haven Resort

Best Time To Visit Peermedu: April To August

9. Malampuzha

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Home to the largest reservoir in Kerala, the Malampuzha Dam, this town provides breathtaking views, ample recreational activities, and a serene retreat for those seeking solace. With its lush, landscaped gardens adorned with a remarkable rock garden made entirely of broken bangles, mirrors, and tiles, it serves as an artistic marvel for those with an eye for beauty.

Among the best hill stations in Kerala, Malampuzha also features a myriad of attractions. The Snake Park, the Aquarium, and the Japanese Garden are just a few examples of its diverse offerings. An evening boat ride on the dam reservoir can provide a mesmerizing view of the sunset, making it an unforgettable experience.

In essence, Malampuzha, with its nature-infused charm and tranquil setting, offers an unparalleled experience for nature lovers and peace seekers alike.

Places To Visit In Malampuzha: Siruvani Waterfalls, Fantasy Park, KTDC Garden House

Best Time To Visit Malampuzha: August To April

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The region’s dense forests host a diverse range of flora and fauna, making it a delight for wildlife enthusiasts. It is home to over 250 species of birds, as well as a significant population of elephants, tigers, and other wildlife species, and serves as a critical habitat for the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.

The heart of Gavi is the pristine Gavi Lake, where travelers can enjoy boating or simply immerse in the tranquility of nature. Nearby, visitors can explore Sabarimala, a significant Hindu pilgrimage site, or the spice plantations that are a staple of the region’s economy.

Tourism initiatives here are community-led and maintain an emphasis on sustainability, ensuring that the splendor of Gavi remains untouched. Staying in tree-top cottages or tented camps, visitors can experience the wilderness in a memorable way.

Places To Visit In Gavi: Periyar National Park, Neer Veezhcha Waterfalls

Best Time To Visit Gavi: September To February

11. Athirapally

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Not far from the waterfalls is the Thumboormuzhi Dam and Butterfly Garden, another must-visit spot. Here, nature enthusiasts can explore the stunning variety of butterflies, their vibrant colors adding to the picturesque beauty of the area.

The adjacent Vazhachal Forest Gardens and Charpa Falls also offer captivating sightseeing options. Rich with biodiversity, they serve as the perfect spots for trekking and bird watching.

Among the many places to visit in Thrissur, Athirapally stands out for its untouched natural beauty. Be it for relaxation or adventure, the scenic landscapes, diverse wildlife, and the serene ambiance of Athirapally provide an unforgettable experience for all.

Places To Visit In Athirapally: Athirapally Falls, Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Rainforest

Best Time To Visit Athirapally: September To January

12. Thiruvambadi

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Thiruvambadi is home to numerous plantations that grow a variety of tropical crops, such as bananas, coconuts, and spices. This lush agricultural backdrop defines the way of life for many in the town, whose livelihoods are closely tied to farming.

Moreover, Thiruvambadi is famous for its annual ‘Thiruvambadi Pooram,’ part of the Thrissur Pooram festival, a spectacular elephant procession filled with traditional music and dance, displaying the region’s vibrant cultural practices. The festival attracts thousands of people from all over Kerala and beyond, making it a key highlight of Thiruvambadi’s cultural calendar.

The town is also home to several historical and religious sites, such as the Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple, attracting devotees and tourists alike. The tranquil and spiritual ambience of these places offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. 

Places To Visit In Thiruvambadi: Arippara Waterfalls, Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, Varkala Beach

Best Time To Visit Thiruvambadi: September To March

13. Vithura

tourist places in kerala hill stations

Vithura is renowned for the Bonacaud Bungalow, an old British estate that offers an enticing peek into Kerala’s colonial past. However, the pride of this humble town is the Neyyar Dam, a popular picnic spot that also hosts a wildlife sanctuary and a crocodile rehabilitation centre.

Not too far away, the Agasthyarkoodam Peak, the second highest peak in Kerala, reigns majestically. Known for its rich biodiversity, it’s a haven for trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Additionally, Vithura boasts the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, home to several endemic species of flora and fauna. The Meenmutty Falls, another spectacular natural wonder, cascades in full vigour, providing a visually appealing backdrop.

Places To Visit In Vithura: Peppara Dam, Chittipara Dam

Best Time To Visit Vithura: August To December

14. Malakkappara

tourist places in kerala hill stations

One of the primary attractions in Malakkappara is the Sholayar Dam an engineering marvel amidst the verdant terrain that draws visitors for its serene beauty and panoramic views. 

Malakkappara is also home to an abundance of wildlife. The dense forests around it form part of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, giving enthusiasts the opportunity to spot a variety of flora and fauna, including elephants, bison, and a plethora of bird species.

The route to Malakkappara, a winding journey through the Sholayar forest range, is a thrill for adventure seekers. The offbeat trails, mist covered hills and the thrilling aura of wilderness make it an excellent spot for trekking. With its enchanting beauty, diverse wildlife and lush plantations, Malakkappara is a must visit destination for those seeking to experience the untouched splendour of Kerala.

Places To Visit In Malakkappara: Anakkayam, Butterfly Garden, Vazhachal Waterfalls

Best Time To Visit Malakkappara: October To March

15. Ranipuram

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Crisp, mist-kissed mornings welcome explorers, unravelling untrodden trails carpeted with emerald grasslands and vibrant flora. As you tread softly, the melodious symphony of the chirping birds intertwines with the rustling leaves, creating a natural orchestra that’s nothing short of magical. The refreshing aroma of earth and foliage fills the air, clearing minds and soothing souls.

The ascent to the Ranipuram Peak is a thrilling journey, presenting a view that’s worth every breath. The expansive panorama displays a sea of undulating hills, their green mantles pierced by sporadic silver streams. 

This hill station’s secluded charm and tranquil aura cast a mesmerizing spell, making you fall in love with its captivating beauty. Be it the wildlife enthusiast, the adventure seeker or the solitude lover, Ranipuram has something for everyone, singing a song of timeless beauty and serenity.

Places To Visit In Ranipuram: Talakaveri Temple, Bekal Fort, Ranipuram Wildlife Sanctuary

Best Time To Visit Ranipuram: March To May

16. Vythiri

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The area, a part of the verdant Wayanad district, is an exquisite tapestry of sparkling streams, picturesque landscapes, and expansive spice plantations.

As you traverse through the dense, misty forest, the ethereal chorus of birds singing and leaves rustling becomes your comforting background symphony. Peek through the veil of cascading waterfalls and you might even spot a curious monkey or two. The tree house accommodations, perched high amidst the canopies, provide a unique, birds-eye view of this green utopia.

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the local tribal communities. They showcase centuries-old traditions, captivating folktales, and the soulful rhythms of tribal music. Don’t forget to indulge in the delicious, authentic Kerala cuisine. A meal here is an explosion of flavors, fresh from the farm and the sea.

Places To Visit In Vythiri: Edakkal Caves, Kabini River, Chembra Peak

Best Time To Visit Vythiri: October To March

17. Malayattoor

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Climb the Malayattoor Hill and you’ll be rewarded by panoramic views of the lush forests, peppered with endemic flora and fauna. A unique amalgamation of serenity and wild beauty, this hill’s sacred aura deepens with every step you take on its path, believed to have been trod upon by the apostle.

Breathe in the crisp air, fragrant with spices from nearby plantations, as you roam through this humble hamlet. Its heartbeat resonates in the simple yet vibrant rural life, painting a vivid picture of India’s rustic charm. 

From witnessing the morning rituals of the fishermen casting their nets in the Periyar River, to  savouring local delicacies – every moment in Malayattoor immerses you in a profound cultural experience.

Places To Visit In Malayattoor: Mount Kurisumudi, Bharanikuzih, St. Thomas Grotto

Best Time To Visit Malayattoor: September To March

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The lush greenery of Ranni is not just a feast for the eyes, but a sanctuary for the soul. Rubber plantations stretch across the landscape, their symmetry interrupted only by a myriad of colorful, tropical flowers and the occasional sight of wandering wildlife.  

The richness of the environment is paralleled by the cultural vibrancy of the people who inhabit Ranni.

Here, traditions are celebrated with exuberant spirit, with each festival echoing the intricate symphony of the community’s age-old customs and beliefs. 

The annual Padayani performances during the Kadammanitta Devi Temple festival are a sight to behold, combining dance, music, and mythological narratives that captivate both young and old.

Places To Visit In Ranni: Sabarimala, Konni Forest Reserve, Park Residency

Best Time To Visit Ranni: November To March

19. Kalpetta

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Navigating through Kalpetta’s winding, hilly streets, the aroma of coffee beans and spices from the local markets serenade your senses. The way sunlight filters through the verdant canopy of Wayanad’s teakwood and rosewood trees, creating shifting patterns of light and shadow on the ground, is a visual symphony unique to this paradise.

From exploring the prehistoric Edakkal Caves etched with ancient pictorial scripts, to embarking on a daring trek up the challenging Chembra Peak, Kalpetta is a treasure trove for adventurers and history enthusiasts alike. 

There’s tranquility, too, found amidst the soft whispers of the Pookode Lake, and in the hushed, sacred aura of the Ananthanatha Swamy Jain Temple.

Places To Visit In Kalpetta: Pookode Lake, Sentinel Rock Falls, Olive Resorts

Best Time To Visit Kalpetta: October To March

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Picture this – rugged mountains cloaked in lush greenery, interlaced with rivers that shimmer like silver threads, their rhythmic murmurs blending with the melodious whispers of the wind. Idukki captivates the senses and plunges you deep into an ethereal world of calm and tranquility. 

Its grandeur is further amplified by the iconic Idukki Arch Dam, Asia’s first arch dam, which is a marvel of human engineering amidst raw natural beauty.

Here, time is in no rush. Elephants lazily amble in the wildlife sanctuaries, tea leaves rustle in the gentle breeze on sprawling plantations, and the exotic spices in the air carry tales of ancient trade routes.

From every vantage point, Idukki presents a breathtaking tableau that draws both the adventure-seekers and serenity-searchers alike. 

Whether you’re hiking through the dense forests, sailing across the serene backwaters, or just sitting by the majestic waterfalls, Idukki ensures that you’re part of its enchanting tale. Now, who wouldn’t want to be a part of this unforgettable story?

Places To Visit In Idukki: Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki Arch Dam, Kalliyanathadu

Best Time To Visit Idukki: November To February

Each locale is an unmissable kaleidoscope of vibrant landscapes, misty mountains, sprawling tea estates, and exotic wildlife. They are not merely destinations, but sublime experiences, the echoes of which resonate long after the journey. 

Amidst the resonating silence of these hills and the mystical allure of the mist, you don’t just find a vacation, you find a piece of yourself. Truly, Kerala’s hill stations are the heartbeats of ‘God’s Own Country.

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Kerala holds several titles– God’s Own Country, India’s Spice Coast, the Land of Coconuts… and it lives up to all of them! The state is a nature lover’s and adventurer’s ideal vacation destination, given how it is surrounded by the Western Ghats and gifted with diverse landscapes and a multitude of attractions. From tea plantations to lakes, waterfalls, and wildlife sanctuaries, the various awe-inspiring sights here will lure you in no time and sweep away all your troubles.

For those who get away from beaches and backwaters, why not visit some of the best hill stations in Kerala ? While studying the greatest spots to visit in God’s Own Country, our team at Yatrigann discovered the state’s actual number of hill stations, a number which is truly astounding. Because even though Kerala is well renowned for its picturesque backwaters and enthralling coastal attractions, the state also boasts a large number of hill stations. More than 50, to be precise if numbers are to be believed.

So what we did was prepare a list of the top 17 hill stations to visit in Kerala , which is recognized for their pristine beauty and pleasant environment. Read on to find out more.

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Munnar Hill Station Kerala

Munnar is incredibly picturesque and one of the top 10 hill stations in Kerala , known for its tea farms, unique lush vegetation, and jagged peaks. It is a hill station in the Western Ghats and the business hub for some of the world’s largest tea estates. Furthermore, Munnar features a number of protected areas that are home to indigenous and critically endangered species such as the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

Places to visit: Top Station, Echo Point, Attukad Waterfalls, Tea Plantations and Estates, Eravikulam National Park

Things to do: Boating on Kundala Dam Lake, skating, ATV bike rides, cycling, visit to tea gardens, rock climbing, paragliding

Best time to visit: September to May

Wayanad Hill Station in Kerala

This gorgeous hill town in Kerala, nestled in the Western Ghats, is a delight for environment lovers and animal aficionados, with a range of attractions for all sorts of tourists. Wayanad is one of the most visited hill stations in Kerala , with stunning waterfalls, historical caverns, and pleasant resorts and homestays. It is also well-known for its spice farms and wildlife preserves. Lakkidi View Point is a high-altitude vantage point with a panoramic view of the city.

Places to visit: Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Chembra Peak, Edakkal Caves, Soochipara Waterfalls

Things to do: Trekking, boating, bird watching, river rafting, nature walks, kayaking, rock climbing

Vagamon Hill Station in Kerala

Vagamon is a summer destination located 1200 meters above sea level, a wonderful spot to discover quiet and peace of mind, with its towering green slopes, flowing waterfalls, pine woods, and meandering roads cutting through the mountains. This hill station, far from the limits of hectic city noises, maybe a fantastic weekend escape. Its ideal setting allows you to practice meditation as well. Visit the famous Meenachil River, which was described by Arundhati Roy in her masterpiece ‘God of Small Things,’ or go see the beautiful Illikal Peak, Poonjar Palace, and Maramala Waterfalls.

Places to visit: Marmala Waterfalls, Karikadu View Point, Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary, Murugan Hill, Pattumala Church, Echo Point

Things to do: Nature walk, trekking, rock climbing, paragliding

Idukki Hill Station in Kerala

The towering mountains that surround the gorgeous setting of Idukki, as well as the meandering Periyar, Thalayar, and Thodupuzha Rivers that dot the outskirts, make this the most attractive hill station in Kerala. Idukki, which translates as “Narrow Gorge,” has much too much to offer its tourists. Being one of the popular hill stations near Kochi , Idukki is well renowned for its wildlife sanctuaries, lovely bungalows, tea factories, rubber plantations, and forests, as well as remnants of the Chera dynasty and the Vembolinad Kingdom.

Places to visit: Keezharkuthu Falls, Valara Waterfalls, Hill View Park, Anakkara, Idukki Arch Dam, Periyar National Park

Things to do: Trekking, hiking, wildlife photography

Best time to visit: November to February

Vythiri Hill Station in Kerala

Vythiri, one of the hill stations in Wayanad , is noted for its scenic beauty. It is located at an elevation of around 1300 meters above sea level, making it is a wonderful holiday location in Kerala due to its green-clad undulating hills, flowing Kabini River, and abundant avifauna. If you’re looking for top hill stations in Kerala near Coimbatore , Vythiri is the place. The undulating mountains provide excellent trekking opportunities, and you may also enjoy rafting, boating, and angling sports while admiring the spectacular scenic beauty of the area.

Places to visit: Chembra Peak, Edakkal Caves, Pookot Lake, Soochipara Waterfalls, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Karlad Lake

Things to do: Boating, trekking, bird watching, nature walks

6. Nilambur

Nilambur Hill Station in Kerala

Nilambur, widely known as the Land of Teak Plantations, is a tiny village located on the banks of the Chaliyar River near the Nilgiri Range. It is an ideal hill resort in Kerala for a quiet and relaxing vacation. Don’t pass up the opportunity to spend a pleasant break in this picturesque hill station.

Places to visit: The Elembalai Hill, Adyanpara Waterfalls, Teak Museum

Best time to visit: October to April

7. Thenmala

Thenmala Hill Station in Kerala

Thenmala is an ecotourism hill station in Kerala’s Kollam district, nestled amongst the lush woodlands of the Western Ghats. It is a captivating combination of pristine nature and manufactured design that provides solitude unlike anywhere else. With its meandering roads and rubber and tea plantations, Thenmala claims to be India’s first planned eco-tourism location. The name ‘Thenmala’ translates to Honey Hill, implying a source of high-quality honey from the region. Because of the surrounding flower types, this honey has therapeutic qualities and is often exported.

Places to visit: Butterfly Safari, Leisure Zone, Deer Park

Things to do: Trekking, river crossing, rock climbing, mountain biking, rappelling

Best time to visit: December to February

Ponmudi Hill Station in Kerala

If you’re searching for hill stations in Kerala near Trivandrum , Ponmudi is the place. It is a tiny scenic hill station located around 61 km from Thiruvananthapuram. With its pleasant climate and spectacular environment of ravines, rivers, mountains, and forests, Ponmudi is one of Kerala’s top hill stations. Trekking and climbing are popular activities in the area, and every visitor here is captivated by the view of the huge tea gardens. Being a bit less explored, Ponmudi is a wonderful escape for nature enthusiasts. There can’t be anything better than being in Ponmudi with its breathtaking scenery and calming weather!

Places to visit: Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Mini Zoo, Echo Point, Koyikkal Palace, Kallar

Things to do: Trekking, hiking, picnic

Best time to visit: November to March

9. Peermade

Kerala’s greenery is unique to the state; from the expansive woods to the intermingled tea, coffee, and spice farms, each shade of green differs and becomes appealing in its own way. Peermade is one such place with a distinct shade of green. A tiny hill station named for the Sufi Saint Peer Mohammed, Peermade is an amazing experience, also home to an old tribal community where you get an excellent chance to observe their way of life. The hill station boasts a distinct topography that includes milky-white waterfalls, mist-covered slopes, glistening streams, and a wealth of flora and wildlife.

Places to visit: Grampi, Sahyadri Ayurvedic Centre, Green Park Ayurvedic and Spices Plantation, Valanjamkanam Waterfalls

Things to do: Trekking, nature walk, picnic, shopping

Best time to visit: October to February

10. Kalpetta

This picturesque hill station in the Wayanad area greets travelers with a calming cool air and tantalizing fragrance of coffee due to the sprawling coffee farms nearby. Kalpetta, located at a height of 2560 feet, has thick greenery and a pleasant atmosphere. It also has several lakes, dams, temples, museums, and excellent hotels. This well-known hill station in Kerala is an excellent choice for either relaxing or fun-filled and adventurous vacations.

Places to visit: Karapuzha Dam, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Ananthanatha Swamy Jain Temple, Hridaya Saras Lake

Things to do: Camping, trekking, ziplining, boating

Best time to visit: September to March

11. Thekkady

Thekkady Hill Station in Kerala

Thekkady is one of the must-visit hill stations in Kerala , a great place to see the wild side of this state. It is a wonderful location to unwind, far from the frantic crowds of the city, where you can have an undisturbed break surrounded by rich vegetation, diverse fauna, and rolling hills. One of Thekkady’s top attractions is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to numerous elephants. Elephant safaris and boat rides on Periyar Lake are popular activities in the wildlife reserve. Trekking is another popular pastime in Thekkady, and Kurisumala is a fantastic place to start.

Places to visit: Periyar National Park, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Pandikuzhi, Mangala Devi Temple, Chellarcovil View Point, Anakarra, Suruli Falls

Things to do: Bamboo rafting, boating, jeep and elephant safari, hiking, nature walk, camping

Make Gavi a priority on your itinerary if you want to spend some time away from the rush and bustle of cities. Gavi is a popular destination for the environment and wildlife aficionados, with a variety of activities available to tourists. You may go trekking, bird watching, or simply stay at your guesthouse and explore unusual flora and wildlife. It is also close to the Sabarimala Temple, and you may hike to a vantage point to get a good glimpse of it. Gavi can be considered as one of the luxury hill stations in Kerala with luxury resorts nearby.

Places to visit: Periyar National Park, Neer Veezhcha Waterfall, Connemara Tea Factory

Things to do: Trekking, bird watching, boating, hiking, camping, elephant safari, bamboo rafting

Best time to visit: September to February

13. Mattupetty

Mattupetty is a nature lover’s paradise, noted for its beautiful lake and rolling meadows. Only a short drive from picturesque Munnar, Mattupetty is also known for its extensive tea estates and undeniable natural beauty. Don’t forget to stop by the cattle shed, since Mattupetty is home to over 100 distinct breeds of high-yielding cattle, and it may be a completely new experience for every visitor. Along with experiencing the broad panoramas of verdant scenery, you may enjoy boating in Mattupetty Lake and trekking to surrounding sites.

14. Charalkunnu

Charalkunnu is a delightful place to visit and perfect for a summer getaway. Known for its beautiful views of neighboring valleys, this is one of the top unexplored hill stations in Kerala , a place where you’ll want to stay for a while. The terrain is covered in hues of green, with the blue River Pampa running through it. It’s the ideal location to break up the routine and unwind with some peace and quiet. You have the option of hiking or cycling your way through Charalkunnu, where you may experience nature’s splendor to the fullest.

Places to visit: Charalkunni Hill, Kumbhavuruthy Waterfall, Perunthenaruvi Water Falls

Things to do: Trekking, hiking, other activities

15. Malakkappara

Malakkappara Hill Station in Kerala

Malakkappara is also known as the Tea Garden Hill Station due to the number of tea farms located here. Malakkappara is studded with tiny streams and picturesque natural areas, in addition to the huge tea plantations that provide tremendous beauty to the town. It is a great location for a photography vacation in Kerala since it is undiscovered; photographers have the advantage of shooting fantastic pictures undisturbed. If you’re looking for a pre-wedding shoot or hill stations in Kerala for honeymoon , then try Malakkappara. It’s a great place to visit with your loved one.

Places to visit: Charpa Waterfalls, Athirappilly Waterfalls, Vazhachal Waterfalls, Holy Land Replica of Chalakudy, Thumboormuzhy Dam, Peringalkuthu Dam

Things to do: Hiking, jungle safari, nature walk, photography

Best time to visit: October to March

16. Vithura

This beautiful hamlet near Thiruvananthapuram, a lesser-known hill station in Kerala , is excellent for peace seekers. Vithura offers magnificent scenery and provides a quiet setting and a calming climate, making it a perfect escape for people wanting to rest in nature. Gifted with a landscape that captivates the heart and spirit, Vithura it a great vacation location for tourists to visit. A short distance from there lies a magnificent rock known as Chittipara, which is also near to Iruthalamoola. Chittipara is regarded as one of Kerala’s top rock climbing locations. You may also go to one of the local Martial Arts Schools or one of the rubber plantation farms.

Places to visit: Peppara Dam, Bonacaud Tea Gardens, Ponmudi, Meenmutty Falls, Golden Valley

Things to do: Trekking, camping, photography, bird watching, rock climbing

17. Ranipuram

Ranipuram Peak Kerala

Offering varied flora and fauna, this lovely yet undiscovered hill station in Kerala’s Kasargod district is excellent for nature enthusiasts. Situated at a height of 2460 feet, Ranipuram is famous for its lush green monsoon rainforest and fantastic trekking paths. You only need a few days at a hill station to revitalize your mind and body. You may go on jeep safaris through the woodlands here and possibly see elephants. Home to beautiful butterflies, the monsoon forest is another draw to this hill town. Ranipuram indeed promises a fun-filled experience.

Places to visit: Tala Kaveri Temple, Bekal Fort, Ranipuram Wildlife Sanctuary, Malom Village

Wrapping Up

The hill stations in Kerala are some of the most sought-after tourist destinations. With their awesome climate and plethora of attractions and activities, they make for the best kind of family getaways. These hill stations are also great places to celebrate your honeymoon or stay in isolation after a hard week’s work. Be sure to visit the majority of these places for a perfect trip to Kerala. And let us know in the comments if you’ve been to any of these spectacular hill stations before.

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Apart from the bewitching backwaters and the 600 kilometres of Malabar Coastal belt, around 44% of the Western Ghats range lies in Kerala. This indicates that there are many high range places in Kerala. Enveloped with mist-clad mountains lush greenery in abundance, the hill stations in Kerala are bestowed with great camping spots, paragliding sites, towering waterfalls, and wildlife sanctuaries. And obviously, the aromatic tea gardens are one of the important factors that boost Kerala tourism in full throttle.

Are hill stations in Kerala great to visit all year round?

Yes, the hill stations of Keralaare great to visit. However, you have to be careful and watchful about the monsoon showers and their intensity from July to September. Planning the adventure activities in Kerala during the southwest monsoon is subject to be affected by weather conditions. Although, you can enjoy the distinct shades of greenery in Kerala and its hill stations all year round.

9 Best Hill Stations in Kerala to Appreciate Distinct Shades of Green

With around 50+ hill stations in the Western Ghats belt of Kerala, exploring all of them in one single Kerala honeymoon package is not possible. Hence, we have compiled the list of the 9 best hill stations in Kerala that encapsulate joy and romance in distinct types of travellers. So don’t forget to add these hill stations of Kerala to your bucket list. Continue reading!

1. Munnar in Idukki District

Munnar in Idukki District

Ideal duration: 3-4 days (approx.)

Where to stay in Munnar: Tea County Munnar, Elixir Hills, The Silver Tips.

Requires no introduction for honeymooners couples, Munnar is the place for romance, and hence, Munnar is one of the top hill stations in Kerala for honeymoon. Amidst the 1,532 m elevation above sea level, Munnar has been famous for its rolling hills dotted with aromatic tea plantations since the 19th century when Munnar was established as a former British Raj town. When you are in Munnar for holidays, explore the wilderness of the Eravikulam National Park to spot endangered mountain goat Nilgiri Tahr.

What makes Munnar a hit hill station of Kerala?

Munnar is a hiker’s paradise too. For instance, the murmur of cool breeze is best experienced at Top Station. Beholding the sight of the Lakkam Waterfalls and herding the eco of your name at Echo Point are some of the factors that make Munnar one of the top hill resort towns in Kerala.

Nearest airport to Munnar: Cochin International Airport and Madurai International Airport

Nearest railway station to Munnar: Aluva and Ernakulam

2. Vagamon in Kottayam-Idukki Border

Vagamon in Kottayam-Idukki Border

Ideal duration: 2-3 days (approx.)

Where to stay in Vagamon: Winter Vale Green Stay, Vagamon Heights, Heaven Valley Resorts.

If adventure thrills you from head to toe, try paragliding in Vagamon at an elevation of 1,200 m above sea level. Annually, the Kerala tourism department organises the paragliding festival in Vagamon. Just like Bir Billing in Himachal is the paragliding capital of north India, Vagamon is synonymous with paragliding. The breathtaking landscape and calm ambience make Vagamon a must visit hill station in Kerala during summer. Vagamon is the perfect call for backpackers seeking adventure in Kerala, from boating to laking and trekking and mountain biking.

What makes Vagamon a hit hill station of Kerala?

The velvet laws, grassy hills, catholic church of Vagamon Kurishumala, and Hindu rock temple on Murugan Hill are some of the prime attractions to visit in Vagamon all year round. Also, the private estate shared by Marmala Waterfalls and boating in Vagamon Lake is the real crowd puller.

Nearest airport to Vagamon: Cochin International Airport

Nearest railway station to Vagamon: Kottayam and Ettumanur

3. Ponmudi in Trivandrum District

Ponmudi in Trivandrum District

Where to stay in Ponmudi: Ponmudi Hill Resort, KTDC Golden Peak Ponmudi, Sacral Resort

If you want to visit striking Kashmir of South India, visit Ponmudi and discover why it is a must-visit hill station in Kerala . Ponmudi is strategically located at 1,100 m elevation above sea level, and hence, you can expect trekking, mountain biking, waterfall excursion to the fullest. In a nutshell, Ponmudi nature’s galore must be in your Kerala itinerary if meadows and greens are your ideas of holidaying in hill resort towns. From tea gardens to cardamom plantations and rubber plantations, experience the various shades of greenery in this lesser-explored hill town of Kerala . Moreover, tourists from Varkala and Kovalam head to Ponmudi on a bike trip.

What makes Ponmudi a hit hill station of Kerala?

Ponmudi is a unique high range tourist place to see in Kerala because this enchanting hilly above runs parallel to the Arabian Sea. Simultaneously, Ponmudi is nirvana for wildlife buffs as it has Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, pilgrimage aka trekking site – Agasthyakoodam. Did we mention Ponmudi is home to Kerala’s second-highest peak?

Nearest airport to Ponmudi: Cochin Trivandrum International Airport

Nearest railway station to Ponmudi: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station

Wayanad

Ideal duration: 4-5 days (approx.)

Where to stay in Wayanad: Contour Island Resort and Spa, Bonita Banasura, Kedara Village Resorts

Wayanad itself is a district in the northeastern part of Kerala. People call it the land of the paddy fields, and there are plenty of coffee plantations sprawling in Wayanad. Bookmark a bike trip to Wayanad except during the monsoon season if you are holidaying in and around Kozhikode. Wayanad is a high range hill resort town in Kerala whose elevation hovers between 700 m – 2100 m above sea level, so climate will remain salubrious in Wayanad. Whether you are a couple, family tourer, or backpacker, choose the activities from rafting, trekking, paragliding, camping and wildlife hopping.

What makes Wayanad a hit hill station of Kerala?

The rainforests in Wayanad date back to 3,000 years old, and going for a nature walk there and indulging in camping is one of the best experiences to enjoy. Geographically, you will find Wayanad positioned bordering Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. When you are in Wayanad, explore the Edakkal Caves, behold the lushness of Chembra Peak, and bathe or swim in the Soochipara Falls. Moreover, boating at freshwater Pookode Lake and seeking blessing from Thirunelli Temple are some of the best experiences to have in Wayanad.

Nearest airport to Wayanad: Kozhikode International Airport

Nearest railway station to Wayanad: Kozhikode railway station

5. Ranipuram in Kasargod District

Ranipuram in Kasargod District

Ideal duration: 1-2 days (approx.)

Where to stay in Ranipuram: Kudi Mud Cottages, Apsara Regency, Dreams Home Estate Stay.

If you are coming to Kerala from Karnataka, you should not visit Ranipuram on the Kerala-Karnataka border. Also called the Ooty of Kerala, this hill station is known for its salubrious climate year-round because of its 1,048 m elevation above sea level. People get confused about Ranipuram calling it Kerala’s Ooty, but in reality, Ranipuram is a hill of around 2.5 km. You have to pay around INR 50 for entry to the Ranipuram hills. Ranipuram is a high range tourist place to visit in Kerala where resorts and guesthouses are present.

Nearest airport to Ranipuram: Mangalore International Airport

Nearest railway station to Ranipuram: Trikaripur and Cheruvathur

6. Thekkady in Idukki District

Thekkady in Idukki District

Where to stay in Thekkady: The Elephant Coat, Abad Green Forest, Greenwoods Resort Thekkady

Feel welcome on your Kerala tour package with the smell of the spice-scented plantation in Idukki’s famous hill station, Thekkady. This hill resort town near Periyar National Park is positioned between 900 m – 1800 m above sea level and is famous for its Periyar Tiger Reserve, where boating, bamboo rafting, wildlife spotting are famous things to do. If you want to enjoy transformational travel experiences in Kerala, Thekkady has a stadium for martial art performances and elephant camps to meet giant creatures. Also, couples, family tourers, and backpackers can also witness Nilgiri Langurs, lion-tailed macaques, and sambar deer under one roof in Thekkady’s Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

What makes Thekkady a hit hill station of Kerala?

Thekkady in Kerala is one of the lush green tourist attractions. What sets it apart from the other hill stations of Kerala is the presence of treehouses here. We like visiting Thekkady on the Kerala tour package because the Periyar National Park here remains open throughout the year. Plus, the Abraham Spice Garden has scented aromas, and Mangla Devi Temple has a distinct spiritual aura.

Nearest airport to Thekkady: Madurai International Airport

Nearest railway station to Thekkady: Kottayam

7. Kumily in Idukki District

Kumily in Idukki District

Where to stay in Kumily: Wildernest, Abad Green Forest Resort, Sterling Thekkady

Although Kumily is not a hill station, it is more often considered the high range plantation town in Kerala on the outskirts of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary close to Thekkady. You can visit Kumily all year round, and that’s its first USP – thanks to its 880 m elevation. Secondly, you can experience the serenity at full throttle in Kumily because it is less explored than the mainstream hill stations in Kerala . Plus, here you can cherish the concept of mountain biking, a staycation in the middle of the tea, coffee, cardamom plantations. A sacred Hindu temple in Kumily called Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple will manifest your unanswered prayers if you visit it with full dedication.

Nearest airport to Kumily: Madurai International Airport and Cochin International Airport

Nearest railway station to Kumily: Theni

8. Peermade in Idukki District

Peermade in Idukki District

Where to stay in Peermade: Misty Mountain Plantation Resort, Wood Palace Resort, Kuttikanam and Wild Torrent Resort

Lying 950 m above the sea level close to Kottayam is Kerala’s unexplored hill station, Peermade. Also called Peerumedu, the blanket of lush greenery here is in full throttle. One can explore the sprawling tea gardens and coffee plantations all year round. If you are looking for mountain biking experience in Kerala, hire a bike from Munnar or Thekkady to traverse the winding roads of Peermade.

Nearest airport to Peermade: Cochin International Airport

Nearest railway station to Peermade: Kottayam, Tiruvalla

9. Paithalmala in Kannur District

Paithalmala in Kannur District

Where to stay in Paithalmala: Paithal Resort, Hotel Samudra, Reginasilva Camping and Nature Resort

Trekking, birdwatching, and cool mountain air can be enjoyed thoroughly in Paithalmala, Kerala’s lesser explored hill station. Its elevation of 1,372 m above sea level proves that Paithalama beacons adventure-hungry souls. The viewpoint here required a one hour trek which can be covered by anyone having medium-level endurance. Upon climbing the hill, behold the sweeping views of the Karnataka and Kerala lush green valleys.

Nearest airport to Paithalmala: Kannur International Airport

Nearest railway station to Paithalmala: Kannapuram

Wrapping Up

We have just given you the list of the 9 best hill stations to visit in Kerala. However, there is more to find out about Kerala hill stations. Whether you are a backpacker, a couple/honeymooner, or a family tourer, you will find hill stations of Kerala equally enticing for everyone. Furthermore, the lush green quotient of high range tourist places in Kerala displays dozens of shades of greenery under one roof.

If you wish to unlock ultimate experiences in God’s Own Country’s famous hill stations, start planning your south India voyage with our bespoke collection of Kerala tour packages from metro towns.

FAQ’s About Hill Stations in Kerala

What are some unexplored hill stations in kerala.

Kumily, Ranipuram, Ponmudi are some of the unexplored hill stations in Kerala.

Which hill station in Kerala is best for coffee plantations?

Wayanad hill station is best for coffee plantations and day trips.

Which hill station of Kerala is considered coldest?

All the hill stations of Kerala remain salubrious all year-round. But in winters, the hill resort towns sprinkle fresh cold mountain air. However, summer and monsoon are also pleasant times.

Which districts of Kerala have the highest hill stations?

Idukki district of Kerala has the highest range of tourist’s places to see. For instance, Kumily, Thekkady, Munnar are some of the must-visit hill stations in the Idukki district.

Which adventure sports can be enjoyed in Kerala hill station?

From paragliding to trekking, from mountain biking to river rafting and rock climbing, all sorts of adventure activities can be enjoyed in Kerala hill stations without hindrance.

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Top 8 Hill Stations in Kerala

Hill stations in Kerala are a traveler’s paradise and are gifted with cooler and comfortable climates, 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 Honeymoon 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 was 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 viewpoints and adventure activities, ad it’s possible to take a toy train ride up to some of the hill stations like Ooty near Kerala.

Whether on a family outing or a romantic escapade, these high range places in Kerala provide ample opportunities for an exciting and unforgettable trip. Take a break from the famed backwaters and beaches for a trip to one of these Kerala hill stations for the fresh mountain air and scenic views.

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

Height of Munnar from Sea Level

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

Munnar is the most beautiful district in Kerala that is known for lush green forests, pristine valleys, and exotic flora and fauna. Green and surrounded by the serenity of spectacular hills, Munnar is a beautiful hill station that 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 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 newlywed 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!

 Tea Gardens in Munnar Hill Station , Kerala, India

Munnar is characterized by being the confluence of three rivers, 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. Munnar, also known as the “Kashmir of South India” tops the list of Kerala hill stations.

ALSO SEE – Munnar Vs Wayanad – Which is better ?

Height of Wayanad from Sea Level

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

Nestled among the Western Ghats, Wayanad is one of the most idyllic hill stations in Kerala which is a treat for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Wayanad 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.

Wayanad in 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.

ALSO SEE –  Wayanad or Coorg – Your Complete Guide  

Height of Vagamon from Sea Level

– 700 meters (2,296 ft) to 1100 meters (3,610 ft) above the sea level

A virgin hill scape in Idukki Dist of Kerala,1100 mts above sea level, Vagamon is one of the most scenic Greenfield hill stations in India with moderate winter, monsoon, and salubrious climate round the year. The room temperature does not usually rise above 22 degrees C even during the hottest season. With a combination of meadows, forests, and hills there is a lot of natural beauty to appreciate in one of the most paradisiacal Kerala hill stations. Perched high among green tea plantations and gurgling streams, Vagamon or Wagamon ensures an exhilarating and soothing haven for trekkers and hikers. Strolling through nature walks in Vagamon, you might come across elephants frolicking in pools just like that.

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ALSO SEE- Vagamon Tour Packages 

With a rich and varied range of flora and fauna Vagamon is ideal for all those seeking a travel experience with a difference. Tourist attractions in Wagamon include Kurisumala (mountain of holy cross), Vagamon Meadows which is a favorite for movie shootings, Pine Forests and Thangal Hills

Height of Vythiri from Sea Level

– 1100 meters (3,610 ft) to 1300 meters (4,265 ft) above the sea level

Vythiri Hill Station is located in Northern Kerala near Wayanad in sylvan Northern High Ranges. Since Vythiri is located at the high ranges, at an altitude of 4000 feet above sea level, the climate here is pleasantly cool throughout the year. Vythiri is another most beautiful district in Kerala that gives you a chance to rejuvenate amidst nature. Spread over an area of 150 sq. km. Vythiri is known for its pleasant climate and unparalleled beauty. Bestowed with natural wonders like hilly terrain, lush green forests, meandering streams, and beautiful waterfalls.

ALSO SEE – Top 11 Premium Resorts in Vythiri Wayanad 

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5. Athirappilly

Height of athirappilly from sea level.

– 300 meters (984 ft) to 680 meters (2,230 ft) above the sea level

If you enjoy scenic landscapes, lush green environs, waterfalls, and wildlife, a trip to Athirappilly should top your list of Kerala hill stations . Athirappilly, located to the east of Chalakudy in Thrissur District, is situated on the fringes of Sholayar forests of the Western Ghats, which are the rain forests of Kerala, Athirappilly is famous mostly for its 42 meter high waterfalls.

Athirappilly, lying at an average elevation of 300 meters above sea level, consists of 14850 hectares of tropical wet, evergreen, semi-evergreen, and moist deciduous riparian forest ranges. Photographers who visit this most beautiful district in Kerala can capture some stunning landscape photos. Athirappilly forests is one among the five territorial ranges of Vazhachal Forest Division, the others being Charpa, Vazhachal, Kollathirumedu, and Sholayar. The forestland of Athirappilly is one among the world’s biodiversity hotspots, as it is home to endangered as well as threatened species of flora and fauna.

athirapally-waterfalls-kerala

Athirappilly also draws the attention of biologists as its forest ranges are situated at a low altitude (300 meters), which is a unique phenomenon in the whole of Western Ghats. The picturesque waterfalls of Athirappilly are situated in River Chalakudy, which originate in the upper ranges of the Western Ghats called Anamudi Mountains. River Chalakudy flows down through the Vazhachal Forest Division till it reaches Athirappilly. The rocky riverbed at Athirappilly makes the river water turbulent and it gushes forward around big rocks to form segmented water cascades. The Athirappilly waterfalls consist of three waterfalls, the biggest of which is 42 meters high and 220 meters wide.

ALSO SEE – Athirappilly Falls Visit Guide- Photos, Timings, Entry Fee, Images and Routes

Height of Ponmudi from Sea Level

– 915 meters (3001 ft) to 1020 meters (3,347 ft) above the sea level

Ponmudi which is one of the best hill stations in Kerala is a great place to experience nature at its best. Ponmudi is one of the few hill stations in Northen Kerala and is located within a short driving distance of Thiruvananthapuram. Along with a beautiful array of mountain flowers, exotic butterflies and small rivulets, Ponmudi offers excellent opportunities for trekking. With its tea estates and mist covered valleys Ponmudi is a fast developing hill station. Popularly called Golden Peak, Ponmudi is surrounded by scenic hills, spice plantations, tea estates, natural springs and winding streams.

Ponmudi Hills

Ponmudi was founded by Rishi Parshuram, a prominent Indian mythological figure.Some notable tourist attractions located in Ponmudi are Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Echo Point and various trekking spots. Mist-laden valleys, especially Golden Valley near Kallar River, also draw tourists. Travellers can find a deer park and wood and stone cottages coloured in bright hues while visiting here.

7. Ramakkalmedu

Height of ramakkalmedu from sea level.

– 1200 meters (3937 ft) to 2019 meters (6625 ft) above the sea level

Ramakkalmedu is a beautiful view spot in Tamil Nadu-Kerala border, giving breathtaking views of Kombai villages in TamilNadu on one side and the villages around Nedumkandom in Kerala on the other side and is located near Thekkady.Kuravan mount which has the Kuravan Kurathi statue is among the most scenic hill stations in Kerala and the legend is that Rama and Sita came there during their exile and rested on the rock in Ramakkalmedu.Rolling green hills and the fresh mountain air make Ramakalmedu and enchanting retreat. The hilltop also offers a panoramic view of Tamilnadu towns of Kumbum, Theni, Kombe, Thevaram, Uthamapalayam, Bodinaykannor and Vaiga.

ramakkalmedu-hills-near-thekkady

8. Thenmala

Height of thenmala from sea level.

– 500 meters (1640 ft) to 650 meters (2165 ft) above the sea level

Thenmala is one of the high range places in Kerala that boasts of India’s first planned Ecotourism destination. Thenmala is also in Southern Kerala near Kollam district and is translated into the hill that yields honey in local language and is a small village at the foothills of Western Ghats and predominantly a forest area. The famous Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary is the most important ecotourism resource of Thenmala Ecotourism.This Wildlife Sanctuary is of about 100 sq. km. and harbors large varieties of flora and fauna.

Thenmala Hills in Kerala

The honey collected from Thenmala forest region is of good quality and of high medicinal value because of the unique floristic composition of the forests in these areas. The hottest months are March to May and the coldest, December and January. The maximum temperature during daytime in the hottest month is about 39oC. The daily temperature varies from 17oC to 35oC.

Height of Lakkidi from Sea Level

– 700 meters (2296 ft) to 1150 meters (3772ft) above the sea level

Lakkidi is among the must-visit hill stations in Kerala i f you want to connect with nature and explore places on foot. Lakkidi is referred to as the Gateway of the Wayanad district. Lakkidi is the starting point in exploring the entire Wayanad region which is most notable for containing impressive mountain peaks, dense forests, and beautiful streams, and other water features. Lakkidi is one of the highest locations in Wayanad and registers the second highest degree of rainfall in the world. Despite its small size, Kerala is among the most famous Kerala hill stations.

Lakkidi Hills in Wayanad is known for Misty Hills

10. Thekkady

Height of thekkady from sea level.

– 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. Thekkady is one of the most-visited hill stations in Kerala which has a plethora of options for adventure junkies too. 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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So, if you want to immerse yourself in nature and soothe your mind, body, and soul, you should plan a trip to any of these high-range places in Kerala.

Other famous hill stations in Kerala include Nelliyampathi, Devikulam, Attappady, etc. If you are interested in a Kerala Hill Station package , you can check out the Call of the Hills Package offered by us.

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Top 10 Best Hill Stations or Coldest Places in Kerala During Summer

Do you want to know about the best hill stations in Kerala ? Here is the list for you:

List of 10 Best Hill Stations in Kerala

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Munnar – Best Hill Stattions in Kerala

Munnar - Best Hill Stattions in Kerala

Munnar is among the best hill stations in South India and the top 5 hill stations in Kerala list that are known for its beautiful location and the abundance of tea gardens. If you plan properly, you will be able to see the valley change to a blue color when Neelakurinji blooms, which only occurs once every twelve years. Valentine’s Day 2022, anyone?

The best time to visit Munnar is October-November and January-May. There are many beautiful spots in this area, but these are the top ones:

Eravikulam National Park – Hold hands with your loved ones as you gaze at Anamudi (the highest peak in South India), while you look up. From February through March, the park is closed.

Mattupetty Dam & lake – A peaceful place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature, and maybe spot wild elephants.

Windermere Estate is an estate that’s set in bungalows from the past. This place combines old-world charm with inexplicable natural beauty.

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Vagamon – Coldest Places in Kerala

Vagamon - Coldest Places in Kerala

Vagamon, surrounded by hills, is a place of unimaginable beauty. This hill station in Kerala is blessed with a mix of forests, meadows, and hills. For a romantic afternoon, go on a nature trail with your partner to view wild elephants and buffaloes swimming in small streams.

Vagamon’s best time to visit is during the summer, between March and May. You can visit both relaxed and exciting tourist destinations on your Vagamon trip. This makes it among the best hill stations in Kerala map . You can also say that Vagamon is among the unexplored hill stations in Kerala because of its mystic beauty.

Kurisumala Dairy Farm is managed by Kurisumala monks. This farm offers a peaceful countryside experience that is unaffected by urban life. 

Thangal Para – Climb up this hill to view the unusual rock formations and walk through an old cave for some old-fashioned thrills.

Mundakayam Ghat is a place to visit for a peaceful sunset and thrilling adventure sports such as paragliding.

Spice Garden Farm Resort – Offers a relaxing and natural environment to its guests with facilities such as an in-house Safari.

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Ponmudi – Most Beautiful Hill Stations in Kerala

Ponmudi - Most Beautiful Hill Stations in Kerala

Ponmudi, one of the charming hill stations to visit in Kerala near Trivandrum, has narrow winding paths that offer picturesque views for those who drive. It is a sight to behold while you are with your loved one. So, you can say that Ponmudi is among the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala .

Some of the best places to visit in Ponmudi are:

Golden Valley – Enjoy a refreshing dip in the clear waters of River Kallar, followed by a leisurely picnic with your spouse.

Meenmutty waterfalls- If you’re looking for some exercise, then take a hike from Kallar through dense forests to reach these stunning waterfalls. Tourists can use the Forest Department’s guide to get to the falls.

Peppara Wildlife sanctuary – You can visit the Peppara wildlife sanctuary to see a wide range of wild animals such as lion-tailed macaques and sambar. 

Golden Peak – Golden Peak is a harmony of granite and wooden cottages, with mist-laden hills. This gives guests an unforgettable experience.

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Silent Valley – Top 5 Hill Stations in Kerala

Silent Valley Kerala

The Silent Valley is a unique holiday destination that will be cherished for many years. It is home to rare species, the Kurumbar Tribes, and many other natural attractions. This is a far cry from the commercial hill stations. Silent Valley is best visited between December and April.

Silent Valley National Park is home to some of the most unique and diverse floras and fauna in the world. You can see 34 species of mammals at the park, including the rare Nilgiri langur and Malabar giant squirrel, as well as the rare lion-tailed Macaque, lion-tailed macaque, and hairy-winged Bat. 

You will need special permission to enter the valley. This can be obtained at the Mukkali Forest Department office. Rent a Jeep for as low as Rs 650 from Mukkali to the Valley. Try to explore this place among the best hill stations in Kerala to the fullest.

Vision Nature Resorts – Located in the National Park’s foothills, it offers comfortable accommodation and activities such as bird watching, tribal village walks, plantation visits, fishing, and plantation visit. This resort is among the Kerala mountain tourist places .

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Idukki – Kerala Mountain Tourist Places

Idukki - Kerala Mountain Tourist Places

Idukki is a natural paradise in Kerala. It offers many tourist attractions such as wildlife sanctuaries, mountain trekkings, spice plantations, elephant rides, and other things. From October to February is the best time to visit Kerala hill station Idukki. These places are worth a visit if you want to experience this hilly paradise.

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary that houses elephants, bison, sambar, jungle cats, and many species of snakes such as vipers, cobras, and kraits.

Kalliyanathandu – Enjoy a breathtaking view of the forest from this location, and go mountain climbing.

Idukki Arch Dam is the second-largest arch dam in the world.

Green Berg Resort – The resort’s ethnic cottages are surrounded by natural beauty and offer a unique living experience.

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Wayanad – Best Place to Visit in Kerala Hill Stations

Wayanad - Best Place to Visit in Kerala Hill Stations

Wayanad, with its mountainous rivers and mist-clad mountains, is among the best hill stations in Kerala for a weekend escape. There are many things to do in Wayanad, including the stunning beauty of the rainforest, the stunning waterfalls, and spice plantations. You can visit to find out if this is the best tourist hill station in Kerala.

These places offer a full experience of the hill station trip:

Chembra Peak: Race to the top with your family to reach the highest peak in the area and enjoy the stunning view from the summit.

Pakshipathalam: Explore deep caves that are home to many species of animals, birds, and plants.

Soochippara Waterfalls: These beautiful falls, which are relatively unknown, are a delight for the eyes. They also offer a chance to climb for tourists.

Kuruva Island – An evergreen forest along the tributaries to River Kabani, home to rare birds, orchids, and herbs. This is a great spot for a relaxed afternoon.

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary – Enjoy a wonderful time with your family at the largest abode for elephants in India, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. You will find wild bears, bison, tigers, and spotted deer in the sanctuary. 

Vythiri Village Resort – This resort is among the top Kerala hill station resorts . It is located on the Chembra Peak and offers tranquil surroundings as well as luxurious villas, tree houses, and other amenities to its guests.

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Lakkidi – Unexplored Hill Stations in Kerala

Lakkidi - Unexplored Hill Stations in Kerala

Lakkidi is a famous Kerala hill station name . Here, you can walk the entire area full of amazing scenery and share beautiful moment with your loved ones. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it?

Lakkidi’s winter season is the best time to visit as it has low humidity and pleasant weather. This is a list of the top places to visit at this hill station.

Pookode Lake is a freshwater lake located near Lakkidi. It is also well-known for its picturesque backdrop to tourists who visit this area.

Upavan Resort & Spa, Wayanad, a breezy 3-star hotel featuring stylish rooms, a restaurant, and an ayurvedic wellness spa that will treat your soul. 

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Peermade – Hill Stations Near Trivandrum

Peermade - Hill Stations Near Trivandrum

The peaceful, yet modest hill station of Kerala is nestled among the lush greenery. There are many places to visit here such as Thrissanku hills, Grampi, and Peeru hills. This spot is named after Saint Peer Mohammed, a Sufi saint who added to the charm of Kerala. This is the reason Peermade is among the best hill stations in Kerala .

Peermade’s summer season is the best time to visit. The average temperature in Peermade ranges between 15 and 5 degrees Celsius. These are some of the places you can visit when visiting this hill station.

Our Lady of Good Health Church, Kerala – This Roman Catholic church is well-known for its service by the Congregation of the Missionary Brothers of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Valanjamkanam Waterfalls- Despite being a small waterfall, this is an excellent spot to stop and admire the view while you enjoy a cup of tea at one of the local tea shops.

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Malampuzha Dam – Places to visit in Kerala

Malampuzha Dam and Garden

Malampuzha has something for everyone it is a garden and dam in the lower hills of the Western Ghats. Enjoy a fun-filled holiday with your family by visiting the amusement parks or exploring the rock gardens.

The best time to visit Malampuzha is the months from August to April. This list shows you the best places to visit at this hill station.

Siruvani Waterfalls- These waterfalls are located approximately 36 km to the west of the Western Ghats. The reservoir was built to supply water to Coimbatore.

Fantasy Park – This amusement park offers many roller coaster rides, as well as a food court. It also has a planetarium and abode.

KTDC Garden House – Enjoy a relaxed holiday at this hotel, which offers basic amenities and budget accommodation with mountain views. There is also an in-house restaurant.

Vythiri – Hill Stations Near Kochi

Vythiri - best hill stations in Kerala

Vythiri, a popular excursion in Kerala, is located at 1300 m above sea level. This hill station in Kerala is home to many indigenous tribes. It’s also a center of culture and tradition. You can relax and unwind in the natural beauty. Vythiri is home to a wide range of fauna and flora.

Edakkal Caves: Two natural caves located in the Western Ghats

Kabini River – Refreshing getaway

Chembra Peak – The highest peak in the Western Ghats

Mazus Inn – The most loved accommodation in the region

Girassol Serviced villa – Luxury stays in the natural environment

So, now you know about the top 10 best hill stations in Kerala . To know about Kerala hill station tour packages , Kerala hill station tourist places, and the best places to visit Kerala hill stations , keep visiting our travel blog regularly. Smile always 🙂

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List of Top 9 Hill Stations In Kerala That You Must Visit

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Top Hill Stations of Kerala

Kerala, God’s Own Country is known for its splendid charm and glamour. Further, the hill stations embracing and surrounding the tea and coffee estates are what people look for. The encompassing views from the hilltops are spectacular in so many ways. Besides, whether it’s family or a romantic trip , the hill stations of Kerala offer visitors a refreshing vacation.

People look forward to something so beautiful and amazing in its own special ways. The panoramic views along with the unending spice gardens are worth seeing.

If you are planning to visit the state of Kerala , take a break from the hustle of city life to indulge in customary scenic views and mountain tops.

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9 Most Famous Hill Stations of Kerala:

Chembra Peak, Wayanad, Kerala

Set amongst the misty mountains and mountainous rivers, Wayanad is a delightful pleasure to all the people visiting this pristine beauty. Likewise, Wayanad is more about showing tribal life and scenic caves. This majestic hill station is a great weekend gateway from Bangalore and Mangalore .

Furthermore, with the thick rainforests and sizzling waterfalls, Wayanad has a lot to offer. The travelers engage in various adventure sports as well. Go out trekking to the heart-shaped lake or even take a cycling tour in the villages.

Top Station, Munnar, Kerala

Located 1600m above sea level, Munnar is a converge of 3 rivers flowing together. Similarly, Munnar is the most visited hill station in Kerala. The tea plantations and the aroma coming from them cannot be missed at any cost. The scenery is so picturesque and surreal.

Also, the hill station is a great place to enjoy and simply relax. Devikulam, Attukal, Mattupetty , etc. are some well-known destinations to visit in Munnar. Top Station is one place where visitors can witness Nilkurinji blooming after every 12 years. It is also a place for wildlife lovers with so much to see in Munnar.

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3. Silent Valley

Silent Valley, Kerala

If you want to have a truly fantastic hill station experience, visit Silent Valley once. Besides, natural beauty remains untouched here. People find a sense of calm and contentment upon visiting Silent Valley. It is treated as the Jewels of Kerala Hills and is one of the richest hill stations in Kerala. The Valley is home to the Kurumbar Tribes filled with rare species.

Moreover, December to April is the best time to witness the serenity of the place. The Silent Valley National Park and Shanthi Ayurveda Ashram are some popular places to visit. The National Park is an ecologically assorted place on the planet. Exploring this place is like exploring the Kerala Hills to the extreme.

4. Thekkady

A Trekking Trip in Thekkady, Kerala

Very few people talk about Thekkady or similar places offering more personal experiences to the people. Besides, it is such a truly amazing place to get lost in the bounties of nature. Get pleasure in rural life amidst the lush greenery. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to great elephants and also other rare species.

Going on a boat safari in Periyar Lake with the boating turns out to be such a mind-boggling experience. While inside the Sanctuary, go for bamboo rafting or boating. Trekking is a beautiful experience with charming scenery.

Thangal Para Cave, Vagamon, Kerala

Surrounded basically by a string of three hills, Vagamon denotes explicit beauty. Further, it is a combination of hills, meadows, and forests. Go out on the nature trails to see the untamed buffaloes and elephants lazing in the abundant water bodies found.

Kurisumala Dairy Farm managed by the Kurisumala monks is an untouched idyllic beauty. Climb the hilltops to see all the unique rock formations through the ancient caves of Thangal Para.

Bamboo Rafting Lakkidi, Wayanad

Lakkidi is one of the tranquil hill stations situated in Kerala. Further, it is actually a rainforest having a pure environment with pure blissful surroundings. Several resorts and lakes surround Lakkidi making it a perfect destination for those wanting to come close to nature.

Chembra Trek, Hiking, visiting the Wayanad Tea Museum and bamboo rafting are wonders to be tried out. The Pookot Lake and Edakkal Caves are famous for nature lovers. Besides, the Lakkidi View Point is popular among those visiting Wayanad.

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Ponmudi Hills Kerala

Ponmudi is a coveted hill station located in South India . Further, the charming hill station of Ponmudi offers an exotic environment with various orchids growing all around. Likewise, the fluttering butterflies, chirping birds, and lush plantations make up Ponmudi. The Meenmutty Falls are the sought-after falls separated into three tiers. The water cascades down below 1000ft.

And the place can be reached only after trekking 2km from the jungle of Wayanad. Ponmudi is blessed completely with magnificent mountains and trails. With wood cottages and colored stones found in plenty, Ponmudi cannot be missed at any cost. Deer Park hosts some wonderful varieties of deer species. Read Also: 7 Famous Spice Plantations In Kerala

Hill View Park, Idukki, Kerala

The region of Idukki is loved by people because of its high ranges and wooded valleys. Besides, the scenic landscapes capture the attention of all the travelers coming here. You can find so many dense jungle trekking routes for die-hard Trek fans.

Also, on the way, spot some remarkable fauna and flora. Idukki is also famed for Asia’s first and second-largest dam arch called the Idukki dam. Scale through the highest peaks of the Western Ghats adorning the charming views of the rivers and valleys. Also, read 15 Picturesque Treehouse Resorts In Kerala

Thekkady Periyar national park Kerla

Gavi is yet another natural tranquil place lying within the areas of hill stations of Kerala. Moreover, Gavi is known for its adventurous activities such as wildlife seeing, trekking, river rafting, bird watching, etc.

Camping and staying in treehouses is yet another exciting thing to try out. The wooden treehouses are designed so perfectly that visitors seem to fall in love with the place. The backwoods safaris are also daring and adventurous things to try.

These are some of the best hill stations to visit in Kerala. Plan for a trip to any of these places and you will be the happiest man on Earth.

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Top 10 Hill Stations In Kerala

There are so many hill stations in India, some are popular for snow, others are known for the sheer greenery. With serene landscapes, tranquil backwaters, and diverse mix of culturally affluent people, you can find must visit hill stations in Kerala, South India. Yes, it is not only the beaches and the backwaters, but this state also boasts of an array of hill stations waiting to enchant you with its scenic locales and breathtaking vistas? You won’t believe it but it is true. Among the many places to visit in Kerala, you can explore an incredible mix of topography that includes dense green beautiful locations, coffee and spice farms, acres of tea plantations, thick forest cover, an eclectic mix of flora and fauna and amazing waterfalls.

From best places to visit in Munnar, Palakad and Wayanad, Kerala requires a lot of time to explore despite the size of the state. One unique aspect about all the hill stations in Kerala is that they provide so much serenity and freshness that you forget the city chaos and just feel refreshed. Kerala offers experiences of all the best hill stations in India in its proximity. Want to know about the best hill stations in Kerala? This article below will tell you about some of the amazing places to visit in Kerala.

Best   hill stations in Kerala

Munnar, Hill Stations in Kerala

Among the most popular hill stations in India, Munnar is always mentioned with Shimla and Manali. A loved place for the newlyweds, Munnar is considered among the top places to visit in Kerala. Munnar is situated at the confluence of 3 rivers and is one of the well-known hill stations of Kerala. Positioned at an elevation of around 1600m above sea level, this place is popular for its unparalleled green shades. As one of the most visited hill stations in Kerala, Munnar has a lot of attractions. There are so many places to visit in Munnar that a weekend trip is not enough. The rolling tea-planted hills together with the mist above them provides a surreal picture indeed! This hill station is an ideal place to relax because it is beautiful and serene.

Pothamadu (6kms), Pallivasal (8kms), Devikulam (7kms), Attukal (9kms), Mattupetty and Nyaymakad are several of the must visit places near Munnar. You can spend days covering the places to visit in Munnar and yet something will be missing. Many of these places of Munnar tourism have great scenic beauty, trekking trails, waterfalls, dams and lakes. No wonder, Munnar’s reputation is so high among the hill stations in South India.

There are also a lot of exhilarating places close to Munnar such as Top Station, where the prominent Nilkurinji blooms once in 12 years. Eravikulam National Park and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary are favourite places to visit in Munnar for nature lovers who come here for great views of the different wildlife of South India and Marayoor, which is popular for its profuse sandalwood. There is so much to see, no wonder Munnar is one of the best hill stations in Kerala. These attractions make Munnar lead the list of the best places to visit in Kerala.

Wayanad in Kerala - Kerala hills

With the best mist clad mountains as well as mountainous rivers, Wayanad is actually a pleasant destination for a weekend trip and Kerala’s top point of interest. If places to visit in Munnar are dotted with lakes and waterfalls then Wayanad is filled with scenic caves and tribal life. Being counted among the most prominent hill stations in Kerala, Wayanad is a popular weekend getaway from Bangalore and Mangalore. The majestic beauty, dazzling waterfalls, thick rainforest and spice plantations offer not just a lot to see but also has many adventure sports to participate in. The tranquil beauty is like none other place making it a worthy winner of one of the best hill stations in India.

Wayanad offers a number of activities to the visitors. Among the many things to do in Kerala, Wayanad has so much to try. You can go trekking to the heart shaped lake, go hike on the forest trails and cycle in the villages.

October to May is the best time to visit Wayanad which is one of the top Kerala hill stations. For an absolute experience of Wayanad, visit some of these places:

  • Pakshipathalam – Experience the deep caves here that are home to a broad range of animals, birds and distinct species of plants.
  • Chembra Peak – Have a race to the top with your family at the highest peak in the area and witness the breathtaking sight at the summit. This unique wonder is a popular getaway for the adventurers and trekkers who come to see the jewels of the best hill stations in India.
  • Soochippara Waterfalls – Soochippara Waterfalls are moderately unknown falls that will surely be a treat for the eyes. Because of it being offbeat, this waterfall is a prized destination in the hill stations in South India. It also gives a chance for rock climbing for adventure tourists.
  • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary – Here, you can visit the biggest residence of elephants with your family for an unforgettable time. Visit the sanctuary and spot different species of spotted deer, tiger, bison, and wild bear.
  • Kuruva Island – This is an evergreen forest on the tributaries of River Kabani having uncommon species of orchids, birds, and herbs. The pristine nature makes it one of the best destination in any of the hill stations in South India. This is an idyllic picnic place for a laid-back afternoon.

Apart from the regular places, you can also use Wayanad as a retreat or a destination wedding spot. Among the best hill stations in Kerala, only Wayand has so much appeal for destination wedding.

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Thekkady – Among the best hill stations in Kerala

Thekkady, Hill Stations in Kerala

When we talk about Kerala hill stations then the topic starts from places to visit in Munnar and ends somewhere never. Little do people talk about places like Thekkady which offers a lot more serenity and personal experience.

It is an amazing place to get refreshed. Far from the annoying crowd of the city; get pleasure from an uninterrupted holiday amidst the lush greenery surrounding of the green hills. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a lot of elephants and is one of the main attractions in Thekkady.

The boat cruise and elephant safaris on the Periyar Lake is something that you must try. Rowing your boat in the misty lake is an experience that not even the best hill stations in India will fail to provide. Inside the Periyar wildlife sanctuary, you can go for boating and bamboo rafting tours. Indulging in this activity among the scenic view s of the national park is one of the best things to do in Kerala. With unique natural heritage, Periyar is an important part of this best hill stations in India called Thekkady.

Trekking is one more activity that you can enjoy here. As one of the most picturesque hill stations in Kerala, Thekkady is filled with natural beauty and charming sceneries. You can go to Kurisumala, which is one of the best places for trekking. Pandikuzhi, Mangala Devi Temple, Ramakalmedu and Vandiperiyar are must visit destinations in Thekkady for you. With so many attractions that take you deeper into history and culture of Kerala, no wonder Thekkady is one of the best hill stations in Kerala.

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Ponmudi in Kerala - Kerala hills

This is one of the enthralling hill stations in Kerala. It is close to Trivandrum and has narrow winding pathways that provide picturesque views to people who travel via road. With a gorgeous array of mountain flowers, small rivulets and exotic butterflies, it is a sight best pleasured sitting beside your loved one. As a lesser known destination, Ponmudi can challenge the best hill stations in India in terms of beauty and natural charms.

The best time to visit this place is January-March. The best places to visit during this time are:

  • Golden Valley – Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of Kallar River here followed by relaxing picnic with your loved one. There are several hiking points here and are counted among the unique things to do in Kerala.
  • Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary – This sanctuary is a unique part of Kerala hills. It is a protected range which provides home to many wild animals such as Asian elephants, lion-tailed macaques, sambar and Malabar grey hornbills. A jungle safari or a photography trip will make you remember it among the memorable things to do in Kerala.
  • Meenmutty waterfalls – If you are ready for some exercise then have a trek from Kallar to the dense forests to witness these attractive waterfalls. A guide is provided by the Forest Department of Kerala Tourism for tourists to get to the falls. As a hidden beauty among the many hill stations in South India, Meenmutty takes you closer to nature.

In offbeat terms, Ponmudi is among the best hill stations in Kerala. So many surprises hidden here make it unique place to explore. Exploring the waterfalls and the green hills of this place is among the must do things in Kerala.

Lakkidi in Kerala - Places to visit in kerala

Truly a heaven on earth and one of the top 10 hill stations in Kerala, Lakkidi consists of a tranquil environment and lofty green mountains. One can see uninterrupted sights of Kerala hills from the viewpoints. What makes Lakkidi special are the many luxury resorts that have been set up here for a pleasant and comfortable stay. The healthy climate is an additional benefit, together with the stunning landscape and tranquillity in the valley, where you have the chance to get relaxed.

While other hill stations in India may have a season based travel plan, Lakkidi will welcome you all time of the year. One of the unique things to do in Kerala is camping in Lakkidi. Living in a tent surrounded by natural beauty make this one of the pristine Kerala tourism destinations. While many other hill stations in Kerala are bustling with tourists, you can explore Lakkidi if you wish to have a break from crowd.

Silent Valley

Silent Valley in Kerala - Things to do in kerala

To have a typical holiday experience which you will remember for years, go to the Silent Valley. Unlike various other commercial hill stations in Kerala, most of the natural fascination here still remains unspoiled. Silent Valley is a jewel of Kerala hills and one of the richest hill stations in South India. It is also home to the Kurumbar Tribes and numerous other rare species. December to April is the best time to visit the Silent Valley, which is one of the most beautiful places in Kerala.

Post your hike or trip inside Silent Valley National Park, you can return to Palakad and visit Shanthi Ayurveda Ashram. A massage here in an experience to remember and worthy of things to do in Kerala. The technique relieves you of all the pain. All Kerala tourism destinations promote Ayurveda massage as one of the memorable experiences in one of the best hill stations in India.

The Silent Valley National Park is the most ecologically assorted areas on the planet having some flora and fauna that are found nowhere else in the globe. Exploring here will give you an introduction to Kerala hills. Silent Valley is located in Palakad and is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India.

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Ranipuram, Kerala - Best hill station in Kerala

The beautiful hill station popular greatly for ecotourism, Ranipuram is situated in the Kasargod district of Kerala. The travel attractions in Ranipuram has gorgeous sights of Kerala hills. Like various hill stations in Kerala, this place also offers the best opportunity for trekking and bird watching and wildlife. You can get pleasure from jeep safaris in the forests and have an opportunity to see elephants too!

The monsoon forest is an added attraction in conjunction with butterflies. You can have a fun-filled holiday experience at this off-beat place in Kerala. As one of the lesser known Kerala tourism destinations, you’ll find the personal time that you crave for.

The Ranipuram peak is one of the perfect places to travel at this unique hill stations in India. This peak is a popular trekking destination and one of the most splendid places to visit in Kerala.

Idukki, Kerala - Things to do in kerala

Idukki basically meaning “Thin Valley”. It’s plentiful natural treasury big mountains that chase the scenic setting of the city, nice weather and the wandering Periyar, Thodupuzha and Thalayar River that point on the Idukki’s border, makes this destination the most magnificent hill station in Kerala. Idukki is counted among the best Kerala tourism destinations because of its scenic wonders.

The Western Ghats, which take the prominent portion of Kerala hills, make this place filled with tranquil beauty. When you talk about the charming hill stations in India, this is one place that you can simply fall in love with.

Apart from the spreading tea and scenery and spice plantations, Idukki’s attractions that allure tourists or that must not be missed are Idukki Arch Dam, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary and Waterfall at the Keezar Kuthu. There is no doubt that it is the best destination to spend a memorable vacation with hiking, trekking or for an outstanding holiday experience.

Vythiri, Kerala - Hill stations in south india

When we talk about hill stations in India, Wayanad finds a mention because of its scenic wonders. Among the many hill stations in South India, Vythiri, in the Wayanad district of Kerala, is considered one of the best. It is situated at a height of around 1300m above sea level and is popular for its temples, picturesque beauty and Neolithic age Edakkal caves. As a part of Wayand, this place is popular between honeymoon couples who come here to enjoy a peaceful vacation in Kerala hills. Vythiri is a gorgeous place and one of the most pristine Kerala tourism destinations. A weekend here is filled with amazing vibe.

The descending Kabini River, green-clad rotating hills and versatile fauna of Vythiri makes it an impressive holiday destination. Its wavy and rolling mountains give a superior trekking opportunity to the visitors and make it one of the best hill stations in Kerala .This scenic wonder brings many qualities of other Kerala tourism destinations at one place.

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Painavu, Hill stations in kerala

Painavu is situated inside the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary at a height of 3900 m above sea level. Unlike the crowded places to visit in Munnar, Painavu offers alone time to the visitors. While looking for Kerala tourism destinations, you should never miss upon this beautiful place. It is indeed a busy hill station. It houses many important Kerala government institutions like the Government Engineering College Idukki and Civil Station. From here you can visit the Idukki Arch Dam (Asia’s biggest arch dam), Kulamavu dam, and the Cheruthoni Dam.

You can also have a day of outing with your loved ones at Hill View Park and convert it to one of the honeymoon places in Kerala. It offers picturesque vistas of the nearby dams and surrounding lush greenery. There are quite a few leisure activities to do here. These include a boat ride, play area specially built for children, and the famous herbal garden. Just 5km away from Idukki bus station, Painavu is easily accessible by road. It is one of the most scenic places to visit in Kerala.

Destination wedding is one of the most popular things to do in Kerala. Many visitors from India and aboard come here to tie their holy matrimony in the charming landscapes of these hills. Lovely and charming places to visit in Kerala play the perfect host for the newly married couples. Nothing can be more memorable than getting hitched at one of the best hill stations in India. Many Kerala tourism destinations have special packages for wedding and honeymoon.

These top 10 hill stations in Kerala make your trip to God’ Own Country exciting and memorable. You can go on boat ride, trek, birdwatch, see cultural dance arts, take part in martial art tournaments among the many things to do in Kerala. With so many best hill stations in India, Kerala needs a lot of time to travel and explore everything. So, plan a trip to the heavenly beauty of Kerala, now! Who knows, one of the many charming places to visit in Kerala may surprise you and call you back over and over again.

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Is Kerala only about the silent backwaters, coconut grooves, the traditional Kathakali dance, rejuvenating Ayurveda, or the exciting Snake Boat Race? The answer would be a ‘NO’! It is land that is enchanted by the irresistible fragrance of spices, dotted with history, adorned by never-ending tea and coffee plantations, and graced by the palatial Western Ghats.Guarded by the Western Ghats, Kerala also boasts of the Deccan Plateau that makes this scenic paradise in the southern part of India a cult among the hill station lovers. Be it the summer, winter or the monsoon, the captivating hills and mountains in God’s Own Country always cuddles the visitors with their magical beauty and heavenly charm! And while talking about these hills and mountains, these below mentioned hill stations in Kerala will keep you enchanted for sure!

The ‘Land of Paddy Fields’ or Wayanad is seated on the southern tip of the fascinating Deccan Plateau and is towered by the breath-taking Western Ghat Ranges. Known to one of the oldest inhibited regions in the country, this pictorial hill station is all about mist and magic, and is also famed as one of the highest visited hill stations in Kerala.

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Very thinly populated, Wayanad is still untouched by the outer world and offers a blissful experience to the visitors. Ideal for family vacations, honeymoon, adventure tours, solo travelling, this stunning destination is adorned by never-ending paddy fields, aromatic plantations and untamed vegetation. Be it summer, winter or monsoon, you can always plan a visit to Wayanad and enjoy its mesmerising beauty.

  • Tourist Attractions is Wayanad:

Chembra Peak: Attaining an astounding height of 2,100m, this peak holds a unique charm that gets revealed only after you scale it. A popular escapade for the trekkers, hiker and campers alike, it is a gateway to the lush and pristine beauty of Wayanad.

Meenmutty Waterfalls: Located 2km off the Ooty-Wayanad route, this splashing cascade is among the most stunning natural marvels in Kerala. A three-staged waterfall that cascades down from a height of 300m, Meenmutty Waterfalls can be reached by trekking across the scenic vicinities of Wayanad.

Banasura Sagar Dam: The largest earth dam in the country, Banasura Sagar Dam is nestled amidst exotic thickets and is a home to several islets. If you want to spend some quiet moments while in Wayanad, this is the place where you can unravel all your stress and rejuvenate your mind!

Pakshipathalam: If you are an ardent lover of Mother Nature or if you are into birdwatching, Pakshipathalam will fulfil all your dreams! Tucked away within the heart of a forest in the picturesque Brahmagiri Hills, a visit to this natural paradise requires permission form the regional forest authorities.

If Kerala is fondly called the ‘God’s Own Country’, Munnar must be place where the Gods live! The confluence point of three gurgling streams – Mudrapuzha, Kundala, and Nallathanni, Munnar is known for its celestial beauty and exotic range of flora and fauna! Situated around 1,600m above the sea level, this is a resort town that put any other hill stations in shame.

Affectionately called as the ‘Kashmir of South India’, this is the hill station where the clouds fly low and fills the ambience with hues and wonderment. Situated within a rustic hamlet in the Kannan Devan Hills of Western Ghats, it boasts of its virgin beauty that makes it an ideal hilly retreat for visitors from all the walks of life!

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  • Tourist Attractions in Munnar:

Anamudi Peak: Want to experience how it feels while atop the highest peak in South India? Plan a trip to magical Munnar and hike up to the top of the captivating Anamudi Peak that stands 2,700m above the sea level! To note here, you must take permission from the regional forest and wildlife official to trek around or hike this remarkable peak.

Eravikulam National Park: Sprawling around 97sq.km, this wildlife protected area is a natural abode to numerous exotic species. With the NilgiriTahr and Neelakunj flower that blooms once within twelve years as the main attractions, you can also find a diverse range of birds and butterflies within the Eravikulam National Park. The amazing slopes in and around this park also attracts a large number of trekkers throughout the year.

Top Station: A vantage point with an elevation of 1,700m, Top Station is located on the Munnar-Kodaikanal route. Visit this spot to witness and enjoy some of the most awe-inspiring panoramic views of Munnar and its bountiful nature.

Tea Museum: A sip of the most aromatic and energising tea can bring you ample of sunshine for the day. But, have you ever thought how tea cultivation evolved in India? If not, you must visit the Tea Museum in Munnar and revisit the history and origin of tea cultivation in the country.

Pleasurable, soothing, balmy, and truly blissful; even these adjectives fail to explain the grace and beauty of Thekkady! Yes, it is one of the dream come true hill towns in God’s Own Country that can infect you with its enchanting beauty and cast a magical spell on you within just a second!

Canopied with lush and evergreen thickets, Thekkady is a hidden treasure for almost all the types of wanderlusts. Whether you are a nature lover, planning for your honeymoon, want to spend some candid moments with family members, or seeking for some moments of solitude, you can always look up to Thekkady and fulfil all your yearnings. A year-round destination, its pleasant climate, diverse wildlife population, fascinating location, and heart-warming locals make it an ultimate holiday destination among all the other hill stations in Kerala.

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  • Tourist Attractions in Thekkady:

Periyar National Park: An encounter with the Bengal Tigers or gigantic Indian Elephants; are you excited now? While touring around Kerala, take out some time to visit the wildlife paradise known as the Periyar National Park to experience the most exhilarating encounters with exotic or endangered wildlife species. Nestled amidst the Cardamom Hills and Pandalam Hills of the bewitching Western Ghats, this national park is truly a paradise for the nature and wildlife lovers.

Murikkady: While thinking about Thekkady, you surely cannot skip Kerala’s indigenous spices occupying your mind! Alongside, the satisfying smell of the freshest coffee beans can also make it irresistible for you to overcome a soothing hangover of aroma and taste! And if you want to experience these, you must find a way to the quaint town called Murikkady which is located around 5km from Thekkady.

Periyar Lake: If you want to witness the wild beasts and predators in their most natural habitats, you must take a boat cruise across the captivating Periyar Lake in Thekkady. The largest artificial lake in the country, its shores are often thronged by the jungle dwellers; mostly by the Bengal Tigers and Asiatic Elephants.

Kumily: A sleeping hamlet within vivacious thickets, Kumily serves as a great host within just a 4km range from the heart of Thekkady. A wonderful place to unwind and relinquish oneself with the beauty of tea and spice plantations, this offbeat destination is also a wonderful place to get reconnected with Mother Nature.

Hidden within the bewildering charm of the Western Ghats, Ponmudi or the ‘Golden Peak’ is yet another gracious hill station in Kerala! Located in Thiruvananthapuram, this picture-perfect hilly abode at an elevation of 1,100m can be reached by traversing through a series of winding trails that are equally captivating. For the adventure and thrill seekers, the journey to Ponmudi itself is a bountiful experience!

Guarded by rolling hills and picturesque meadows, Golden Peak is also known for its diverse range of flora and fauna. While its forest areas are shrouded with tropical vegetation, its hills and mountains serves as a natural home to several wildlife species. Visit Ponmudi if you want to enjoy relaxed or laid-back moments in God’s Own Country.

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  • Tourist Attractions in Ponmudi:

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary: With the majestic Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Sloth Bears, and other fascinating wildlife species as the common dwellers, this wildlife sanctuary boasts of being one of the most scenic wildlife areas in Kerala. While exploring the wilderness of this protected reserve, you can also come across around 233 avifauna species and 46 reptile species along with different amphibian and fish species.

If the beauty of Kerala has to be defined with its hill stations, Vagamon would be the one name that can define the charm and allurement perfectly! Located away from all the humdrums of concrete jungle in the Idukki district of India’s Backwater Capital, this hilly retreat is all about lust for thrill and adventure, love for nature’s untouched beauty, and longingness for agreeable moments!

One of the finest hill stations in Kerala, Vagamon is also revered as an irresistible destination for the paragliders. Its captivating hills, unadulterated meadows and favourable winds makes it a befitting destination to take the flight of your dreams and witness the virgin beauty of Kerala’s nature!

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  • Tourist Attractions in Vagamon:

Pine Hills: Dotted with verdant pine trees, a walk along the Pine Hills will surely entice you for an extended stay in Vagamon. Perfectly manicured by Mother Nature, this region is no less than a fantasyland!

Kurisumala Ashram: A Christian monastery located at the centre of Sahya Mountains, this is an ultimate place to witness the peace and brotherhood that exists in God’s Own Country. Though it is a Christianity preaching centre, it is highly influenced from Hinduism and its beliefs.

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Are you a traveller who loves to explore hill stations? Here is the top 5 Hill Stations in Kerala to Visit. Also, know more about how to travel and other important details

Top 5 Hill stations in Kerala to visit

Kerala, though often known as the land of beaches and backwaters, is also the land of scenic hill stations. Nestling some of the best hill stations in South India, Kerala is a mystic land. There is no shortage of thrilling and beautiful hill stations in this state, and this is enough for travel enthusiasts to flock to these holiday destinations all year round.

These majestic hill destinations are marked with spice and coffee plantations, thick jungles, envious wildlife, picturesque landscapes, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. If you want to know more about the  best hill stations in Kerala , here is all the information you need.

Planning a trip to top hill stations in Kerala 

If you are looking forward to a hassle-free holiday in the top hills of Kerala ,then the best idea is to opt for car rental services from reliable providers like IndusGo. You can choose a rental car with or without a chauffeur, as suits you best. A self-driven car is a great idea if you are confident enough to drive through. Not only can you get flexible rental options, but you can also enjoy a great self-driving experience. 

Top Five Hills of Kerala That Everyone should Visit 

No doubt, Kerala features the best hill stations in India, but if we have to pick the top 5, here is the ultimate l ist of hill stations in Kerala !

One of the famous road trips, people like to go on a long drive, is from Kottayam to Vagamon.  Vagamon  is a hill station situated 1200 meters from sea level. Vagamon is also known as the  Paradise of Kerala.  The trip, if taken in a  rental car in Kottayam , takes around 1.5 hours. One of the places that you should initially visit while reaching Vagamon is the suicide point in the pine forests. If you come from Kottayam, this location will one of the first spots you can visit. 

Another very popular location is the  Punjar Palace . You will not be able to enter this old palace as it is closed for visitors now. This palace is more than 500 years old; earlier, it was one of the highly visited spots. Nowadays, most visitors to Vagamon recommend this palace only on the way back from Vagamon to Kottayam. Another half an hour distance from this  Punajar Palace  is the  Maramala Waterfalls.  You can also visit this place while returning from Vagamon as it is closer to Kottayam than  Vagamon .

If you travel little more than 100 kms from the Kottayam Railway Station,you will reach Thekkady, one of the hill station of   Kerala . Thekkady is a popular connecting point to Munnar, another popular hill station of Kerala and home to the Periyar forests and Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Situated near the Periyar lake, are various sanctuaries, tiger reserves, and elephant reserves. You can take rides on the elephants in the  Elephant Junction   at moderate prices. One elephant can at most accommodate two persons.  Besides Periyar forests, the most attractive spots in Thekkady are the tea and coffee plantations, and spice gardens. You should keep one day for the forest reserves, national parks and doing boat rides on the backwaters. You can then use the other day to visit the plantations and spice gardens.

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Ponmudi is one of the unexplored hill station in Kerala. There are trekking facilities available in this area. If you are well versed in trekking techniques, you can try it on the hills of  Ponmudi.  This hills station is at a distance of around 1.5 hours from Trivandrum. Being a hill station, it will offer you one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Kerala, Meenmutty Waterfalls . This place has a few sanctuaries, deer parks and safaris which the children will highly enjoy.You can also go to Kallar river from this Meenmutty waterfalls. Across this river are the  Thenmala Sanctuary  and the  Thenmala dam.  If you can wrap the tour until Meenmutty falls a little before lunch,you can keep the post-lunch period for the trekking and tree climbing in  Thenmala Sanctuary.  There are some amusements for kids with a few parks and rides, which you can avail of if you have children in your group.

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The next location that you should go to is  Munnar . You can reach this hill station can also be reached by a drive from  Thekkady. However, the roads from Thekkady to Munnar are not in very good condition. Therefore, choosing another starting location for Munnar like  Trivandrum would be wiser. One of the popular tourist spots around Munnar is  Devikulam, also called the Lake of the Goddess. This place is famous for the Devikulam Lake, in the spring waters of which goddess Sita bathed. People generally come to see this lake alonside the coffee and tea plantations. Then there is the  Mattupetty lake and dam here  you can opt for boat rides with your family. There is a place in Munnar that launched the first hydro-electric project called Pallivasal . It is not possible that you come to a hill station of Kerala and you don’t trek. For trekking purposes, you should visit Attukal  in Munnar (another place on the outskirts of Munnar) known as  Lock Heart Gap .  If you are a member of a professional trekking group, then you should first visit Lock Heart Gap for trekking and then go to the other popular spots of Munnar .

Finally, Wayanad   is another popular hill station of Kerala, at an altitude of around 800 meters from the sea level. Besides being a popular trekking site for mountaineers,  Wayanad is home to the second-largest wildlife sanctuary of Kerala. You will find tiger reserves in many of the sanctuaries. The highest peak of this hill station is Chembra peak .  It is advisable to keep at least half a day for trekking or visiting this peak area. It is very popular due to the presence of a heart-shaped lake. This peak is situated at an altitude of more than 6000 feet from the sea level. Two more popular tourist spots in this place are the Tiruneli temple and the Papanashini river. Legend has it that all those who are sinners should take a bath in this papanashini river once before their death to get rid of their sins.

So, if you want to immerse yourself in the lap of nature and witness nature in its full glory, then these 5 Kerala hill stations should be your next holiday destination. Not only will it be a soothing experience for the eyes but also for the soul. The beauty of these places and their pleasant weather will keep you fascinated throughout your stay. So plan your travel itinerary and prepare for a fun-filled and thrilling holiday to these beautiful hill stations in Kerala.

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  • 21 Hill Stations Near Trivandrum That Will Excite You To No Limits In 2024!

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Trivandrum is also known as the “Evergreen city of India.” This city has beautiful beaches, palm-fringed shorelines, windy backwaters, and amazing historical structures. This city is famous for ancient temples and architecture. Not only this, there are several places to explore around Trivandrum and the most popular ones are hill stations. Yes, hill stations near Trivandrum must be visited on your tour if you are a nature lover because these places are the best to unwind. 

Top 21 Hill Stations Near Trivandrum

Here is a list of the best hill stations near Trivandrum where you can drive yourself and spend a weekend in the lap of mother nature. In fact, if you wish, some are even worth staying for more than a weekend. Spread across Kerala and Tamil Nadu, these are some of the best hill station in India, overall. Rich greenery, gorgeous valleys, rivers, waterfalls and whatever natural splendor you can think of can be expected. Check them out here!

  • Munnar – For Captivating Vistas
  • Thekkady – Watch The Elephants Play
  • Wayanad – A Perfect Hill Station
  • Idukki – Known For Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Nelliyampathy – Ideal For Trekkers
  • Ponmudi – Admire The Scenic Beauty
  • Devikulam – Haven For Adventure Fanatics
  • Agasthyakoodam – Rich In Wildlife
  • Pathanamthitta – Home To Several Rivers
  • Painavu – For Ideal Weekend Getaway
  • Thenmala – The Honey Hill
  • Peermade – A Hub Of Picturesque Views
  • Vagamon – Perfect Place To Unwind
  • Malampuzha – Ideal For Family Getaways
  • Gavi – Explore The Flora & Fauna
  • Athirapally – Home To A Majestic Waterfall
  • Kodaikanal – Enough Nature Around
  • Thiruvambadi – Full Of Natural Splendor
  • Malayattoor – A Hidden Beauty
  • Konni – Your Offbeat Vacation
  • Charalkunnu – Small But Scenic

1. Munnar – For Captivating Vistas

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Munnar is a fascinating hill station located in Idukki District in Kerala. Munnar is a famous tourist place in Kerala. Do you know, Munnar is famous for the Neelakurinji Flower that blooms once every 12 years. Munnar is known as the trekker’s paradise. You can also witness amazing wildlife in Munnar.

Places to Stay:

  • Chandy’s Windy Woods
  • The Panoramic Getaway
  • Forest Glade
  • Devonshire Greens
  • The Fog Resort & Spa

Places to Visit:

  • Anamudi Peak
  • Chinnakanal Waterfalls
  • Visit Echo Point

Things to do:

  • Witness wildlife
  • Witness lakes, waterfalls, and mountains
  • Plan a visit to the tea plantation
  • Visit the wildlife sanctuaries

Ideal for: Adventure junkie, Wildlife lovers, family trip Ideal trip duration: 2-3 days Best time to visit: October to March Distance from Trivandrum: 257 km

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2. Thekkady – Watch The Elephants Play

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Thekkady is one of the most beautiful tourist places near Trivandrum is located at the Kerala-Tamilnadu border. Thekkady is a popular summer getaway in the state of Kerala near Trivandrum. Thekkady is also known for scenic Kerala backwater trips in Periyar lake.

  • The Elephant Court
  • Paradisa Plantation Retreat
  • The Mountain Courtyard
  • Forest Canopy
  • Poetree Sarovar Portico
  • Periyar National Park – Meet The Animals
  • Kumily – Admire The Nature
  • Periyar Lake – Opt For Boating
  • Witness the scenic beauty
  • Visit the Periyar lake
  • Visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary
  • Mullaperiyar dam

Ideal for: Adventurous people, group of friends Ideal trip duration: Half day to full day Best time to visit: October to May Distance from Trivandrum: 211 km

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3. Wayanad – A Perfect Hill Station

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Wayanad is a famous hill station near Trivandrum. The hills of Wayanad have several evidences of the new stone age civilization. Wayanad has pleasant weather throughout the year, and thus, you can visit Wayanad at any time of the year.

  • Banasura Hill
  • Wayanad Wild – CGH Earth
  • Mount Xanadu
  • Wayanad Village Hotel
  • Chembra Peak
  • Meenmutty Waterfalls
  • Phantom Rock, Ambalavayal

Things to do in Wayanad :

  • Visit Meenmutty waterfalls
  • Pookot lake visit
  • Visit Wayanad Wildlife sanctuaries
  • Trekking trip
  • Trip to Thirunelli Temple

Ideal for: wildlife lovers, Adventurous people, tour with friends Ideal trip duration: 2 full days Best time to visit: October to April Distance from Trivandrum: 400 km

Suggested Read: 8 Parks In Trivandrum That Are A Must Visit On Your Next Vacay!

4. Idukki – Known For Wildlife Sanctuaries

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Idukki is one of the most visited places in Kerala. Idukki is also home to one of the highest peak in South India known as Anaimudi. There are different attractive places to visit in Idukki, like the Idukki dam, wildlife sanctuaries, and spice plantation centers.

  • Green Berg Resort
  • Misty Mountain Plantation Resort
  • Palette Hill View Resort
  • Winter Vale

Things to do in Idukki :

  • Visiting spice plantation
  • Idukki dam, Kulamavu dam, Cheruthoni dam visit
  • Visit the Idukki wildlife sanctuary
  • Wooded valley in Kerala

Ideal for: group trips Ideal trip duration: one to two days Best time to visit: October to May Distance from Trivandrum: 230 km

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5. Nelliyampathy – Ideal For Trekkers

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Nelliyampathy is a famous and charming hill town in Palakkad district of Kerala. This hill station is located at the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This place is renowned for exquisite flora and fauna. This place also offers a great opportunity for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.

  • Nelliyampathy Resort and Camp
  • Mango Village Farm House
  • Paray Village County
  • Western Gateways Farm Resorts
  • Visit the keshavam view point for sightseeing
  • Look at the excellent view of Sholayar Pass and Raja’s Cliff
  • Visit the tea, coffee, and cardamom plantation

Ideal for: travel enthusiast, adventure junkie, family trip Ideal trip duration: Full day Best time to visit: November to May Distance from Trivandrum: 300 km

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6. Ponmudi – Admire The Scenic Beauty

cute picturesque hill station

Ponmudi is a cute picturesque hill station in Kerala . The Ponmudi hill station is surrounded by beautiful scenic hills, tea estates, and spice plantation. Mythological stories say that Ponmudi hill station was founded by a famous Rishi known as Rishi Parshuram. This is the nearest hill station from Trivandrum which is blessed with scenic beauty and a thick tropical forest.

  • Darpana Homestay
  • Gowry Art Residency
  • Hill View Stay Inn
  • Hotel Rohini International
  • Amritham Holidays
  • Visit the Peppara Wildlife sanctuary
  • Know about the Ayurvedic medical treatment

Ideal for: Travelers who love trekking, trip with friends Ideal trip duration: Full day Best time to visit: April to October Distance from Trivandrum: 53 km

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7. Devikulam – Haven For Adventure Fanatics

famous for hiking and mountaineering

This hill station is situated at an altitude of 1800 meters. If you visit Munnar ever, you must visit the Devikulam hill station near Trivandrum. Mythological stories say that Goddess Sita bathed in the Sita Devi lake, also known as Devikulam lake. This lake also has water that has curative mineral waters. This hill station is also famous for hiking and mountaineering.

  • Adventure sports
  • Visit the tea plantation
  • Trip to Anayirankal dam

Ideal for: adventure junkie, group visit Ideal trip duration: one day Best time to visit: October to February Distance from Trivandrum: 290 km

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8. Agasthyakoodam – Rich In Wildlife

scenic beauty and rich wildlife

This is next to the nearest hill station from Trivandrum which is located at a distance of 62 km. This hill station is located in the western ghats and is famous for its scenic beauty and rich wildlife. Agasthyakoodam is famous for Buddhist as well as Hindu pilgrims. This hill station is known for the abode of sage Agasthya (disciple of Lord Shiva), as well as Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.

Ideal for: religious trip, family trip Ideal trip duration: At Least two days Best time to visit: December to April Distance from Trivandrum: 62 km

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9. Pathanamthitta – Home To Several Rivers

pilgrim capital of Kerala

Pathanamthitta is also known as the pilgrim capital of Kerala. Visiting Pathanamthitta will also give you an opportunity to other religious places like Sabarimala, as it is the transport hub of Kerala. This city is located near to the three major rivers of Kerala like, Achankovil, Pamba, and Manimala. Sabarimala is one of the most famous pilgrim centers located in Pathanamthitta. Pathanamthitta might not be the nearest hill station from Trivandrum but it’s worth a visit for spiritual seekers. 

Places to Stay: 

  • OYO Rooms Inn
  • Raj Royal Residency
  • Shanthi Tourist Home
  • Tharangam Residency
  • Hotel Hills Park
  • Visit the famous Sabarimala temple
  • View of the Perumthenaruvi waterfalls
  • Enjoy different social and religious festivals
  • Enjoy the authentic Kerala cuisine

Ideal for: Religious devotees, people who want to know about the culture and history Ideal trip duration: three to four days Best time to visit: November to March Distance from Trivandrum: 102 km

10. Painavu – For Ideal Weekend Getaway

beautiful surroundings

Painavu is known as an important tourist attraction as well as a commercial center in Kerala. If you are in Munnar or Kochi, you must visit Painavu for a weekend getaway. This place is famous for its beautiful surroundings and picturesque beauty. You can also enjoy the cruise in Painavu. This hill is surrounded by green forests and beautiful hills all around.

  • Witness the big elephants and wildlife beauty
  • Visit Idukki wildlife sanctuary

Ideal for: people who love trekking, wildlife lovers, family trips Ideal trip duration: 2 days Best time to visit: September to May Distance from Trivandrum: 230 km

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11. Thenmala – The Honey Hill

Thenmala

Image Source If you are looking for the nearest hill station from Trivandrum then you must consider going to Thenmala which is a planned ecotourism spot. Lying in the thick forests of Western Ghats in the Kollam district, Themala is mostly popular for its honey. This is how the place got its name as the word ‘Thenmala’ literally means the ‘Honey Hill’. You will also find timber and rubber trees here in abundance along with tea plantations. There are several eco-spots where one can unwind and enjoy a sight of rare species also.

  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Explore the flora & fauna

Ideal for: Nature enthusiasts, kids, families, and friends Ideal trip duration: 2 days Best time to visit: December to February Distance from Trivandrum: 70 km

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12. Peermade – A Hub Of Picturesque Views

Peermade

Image Source With green rolling slopes everywhere you see, Peermade is an unadulterated hill station near Thiruvananthapuram that might take your heart away. Settled at a height of 915 m above the sea level, Peermade is home to several plantations of coffee, rubber, tea, and cardamom. You will find several places to trek to from where you can get a perfect glance of the valleys. Along with this, Peermade is home to amazing waterfalls that are worth visiting on your trip.

  • Ayurvedic treatments

Ideal for: Families, couples, friends, nature lovers, and adventure enthusiasts Ideal trip duration: 1 day Best time to visit: July to January Distance from Trivandrum: 176 km

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13. Vagamon – Perfect Place To Unwind

Vagamon1

Image Source The list of hill stations near Trivandrum remains incomplete without Vagamon in it as it is one of the best places to visit in Kerala . Located in the Idukki district, this place oozes with freshness, brilliance, and green landscapes. If you are a nature lover and looking for top picnic spots near Trivandrum where you can relax and unwind amidst green surroundings with less tourist crowd then there cannot be a better option than Vagamon.

  • Honeycomb By Astral Inn
  • Falcon Crest
  • Holiday Vagamon
  • Winter Vale Green Stay

Things to do in Vagamon :

  • Paragliding

Ideal for: Nature lovers, families, and couples Ideal trip duration: 1 day Best time to visit: March to June Distance from Trivandrum: 186 km

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14. Malampuzha – Ideal For Family Getaways

Malampuzha

Image Source Malampuzha is one the most beautiful hill stations near Trivandrum that is situated in the Palakkad district. From fish-shaped aquarium to rock garden, there is a lot to explore in Malampuzha which is why it makes the perfect holiday destination for families. This place is home to a rock garden which is a replica of Chandigarh’s Rock Garden. If you are planning a vacation with your kids then you must visit Malampuzha without any doubt.

  • Sightseeing

Ideal for: Families and explorers Ideal trip duration: 1 day Best time to visit: August to April Distance from Trivandrum: 352 km

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15. Gavi – Explore The Flora & Fauna

gavi

Image Source Gavi is a nature lover’s paradise as this hill station near Thiruvananthapuram is covered with a carpet of greenery and home to a hundred birds & animals. This is the reason why Gavi is visited by several nature enthusiasts, wildlife voers, trekkers, and adventure fanatics. If you are looking for trekking places here then you must head to Sabrimala Temple from where you will get a mesmerizing view of Gavi. You can also explore a cardamom factory and spice garden here.

  • Night safaris

Ideal for: Nature fanatics, wildlife lover, couples, and adventure seekers Ideal trip duration: Best time to visit: September to February Distance from Trivandrum: 181 km

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16. Athirapally – Home To A Majestic Waterfall

Athirapally

Image Source If you are looking for a full-packed destination in Kerala then there cannot be a better option than Athirapally which is the best hill station near Thiruvananthapuram . It is home to one of the most famous waterfalls in Kerala known as Athirapally waterfall. If you want to see the true beauty of these falls then the best time to explore them is in the monsoon or post-monsoon season when the pressure of the waterfalls is heavy. Besides this, you will also find a perfect combination of small streams as well as splendid landscapes that add to the beauty of Athirapally.

  • Hotel Munnar Inn
  • Hotel Dhanyasree
  • Camelot Hotel
  • Citrus Hotel
  • Old harbor Hotel
  • Vazhachal Waterfalls
  • Sholayar Dam
  • Kodanad Elephant Training Centre
  • Photography
  • Nature Walks

Ideal for: Nature enthusiasts, families, couples, and adventure seekers Ideal trip duration: Best time to visit: September to January Distance from Trivandrum: 262 km

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17. Kodaikanal – Enough Nature Around

Kodai Lake

Image Credits: Yukesh for Wikimedia  

It might not be the nearest hill station from Trivandrum but Kodaikanal is a beautiful destination in Tamil Nadu. You can’t have enough lakes, forested valleys, waterfalls and grassy hills as there is an abundance of these in Kodaikanal.

  • Kodai Resort Hotel
  • Villa Retreat
  • Sterling Kodai Valley
  • Bryant Park
  • Coaker’s Walk
  • Bear Shola Falls
  • Kurinji Andavar Temple
  • Trekking and hiking
  • Night safari
  • Explore viewpoints

Ideal for : Anyone and everyone  Ideal trip duration: 3-4 days Best time to visit: June to September Distance from Trivandrum: 331 km

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18. Thiruvambadi   – Full Of Natural Splendor

Thiruvambadi Temple

Image Credits: Wikimedia

Being a major hilly town in Kerala, the banks of Iruvanjippuzha river will give you more than enough reasons to visit. Graced with a lot of natural splendor, Thiruvambadi is a place to be for peaceful weekends. The destination is one of the best known for providing isolation and solace.

  • Cocozeena Farmstay
  • Sahyadrihills Cottages
  • LeCandles Resorts
  • The Awakening Garden
  • Pinnacle Inn
  • Arippara Waterfalls
  • Pazhassi Cave
  • Vellarimala
  • Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple
  • Go for a religious tour
  • Explore the caves

Ideal for: Nature lovers, spiritual seekers, families, friends Ideal trip duration: 2-3 days Best time to visit:   All year round Distance from Trivandrum: 389 km

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19. Malayattoor – A Hidden Beauty

Malayattoor Lake

Image Credits: Ranjith Siji for Wikipedia

One of the finest hill stations in Kerala near Trivandrum, Malayattoor literally means the meeting place of mountain, river, and land. The misty hills of the hamlet appear to be the perfect place during weekends. It’s a hidden beauty so the pristine nature will impress you as well.

  • Malayattoor Residency
  • Thani Illam
  • Periyar Riverview Homestay
  • Quiet by the River – CGH Earth
  • Manna Residency
  • St. Thomas Syro Malabar Church
  • Malayattoor Kurishumudy Church
  • Elephant Sanctuary
  • Illithodu Eco Tourist Spot
  • Tour the religious sites
  • Ride the elephants
  • Boating and kayaking
  • Wildlife viewing

Ideal for: Nature lovers, families, adventure seekers, spiritual seekers Ideal trip duration: 2-3 days Best time to visit: September to February Distance from Trivandrum: 227 km

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20. Konni – Your Offbeat Vacation

Konni Elephant Training Cemtre

Image Credits: Sujithnairv for English Wikipedia

Konni is known majorly for its elephant training centre and being close to the nearest hill station from Trivandrum. The green village is very laced with natural splendor pretty much all through it. Konni’s landscape has made it an ecotourism site which entails a lot of adventure and excitement for visitors.

  • Kutties Residency
  • B & B Apartments
  • Rose Petals
  • Wyte Portico Hotel
  • Kattathipara 
  • Kumbhavurutty
  • Achankovil river 
  • Palaruvi waterfalls
  • Aluvamkudi temple
  • Temple tours
  • Elephant rides

Ideal for: Backpackers, nature  lovers, hitchhikers, adventure sports enthusiasts Ideal trip duration: 2-3 days Best time to visit: December to February Distance from Trivandrum: 92 km

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21. Charalkunnu – Small But Scenic

Pampa river in Charalkunnu

Charalkunnu is a small scenic town offering splendid views of the neighboring valleys. To move away from the bustle of a city, the town offers plenty of solace. The serene river of Pampa, several nature trails and waterfalls will interest you.

  • Malakkarethu House
  • Park Residency Kozhencherry
  • Swasthi Griha Homestay
  • Kumbhavurutty waterfalls
  • Perunthenaruvi waterfalls
  • Trekking and cycling
  • Enjoy the delicious local food
  • Boating in the river
  • Nature walks

Ideal for : Hikers, friends, families, nature lovers  Ideal trip duration: 2-3 days Best time to visit: September to March Distance from Trivandrum: 116 km

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Trivandrum offers myriad landscape and picturesque beauty. It is enchanting for every traveler to witness the natural beauty of places around Trivandrum. Thus, the next time you get confused about which place to visit for your upcoming Kerala holiday , don’t think of anywhere else. Just book a ticket today and visit a few of the famous hill stations near Trivandrum.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hill Stations Near Trivandrum

Is Kerala safe to travel alone?

Kerala is one of the safest states in India. No matter if you visit this place with your family or you go for a solo trip, you will love the scenic beauty of Kerala.

How many days are needed to Visit the hill stations near Trivandrum?

You will need at least five days to a week to spend some quality time in Trivandrum as well as for visiting the major hill stations near Trivandrum.

What is the best time to visit the hill stations near Trivandrum?

You can visit Kerala at any time of the year. But, the best time to visit Kerala and all the hill stations near Trivandrum is in the months of October to February.

Can you name some of the famous hill stations near Trivandrum?

Some of the famous hill stations in Kerala include Painavu, Idukki, and Munnar

What are some things I can buy in Trivandrum?

There are various handicraft items that you can buy from Trivandrum. Some of the things to buy from Trivandrum include shell showpieces, kasavu mundu, cashews, and coir handicrafts.

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Hill Stations in Kerala

Kerala also known as God’s Own Country is well versed and gifted with enchanting natural beauty.Western Ghats runs in the west of Kerala forms various hilly regions in the Kerala State of India. Hills station of Kerala are gifted with deep gorges, green valleys, misty woods, frothing rivers, azure lakes and flower-filled meadows. There are many attractive hill stations in this state which adds beauty to its name. Hills here have average height of 1600 meters covered with rich flora and fauna and loamy plantations of tea, coffee, rubber and fragrant cardamom.

One of the most sought after hill stations for honeymoon tours in Kerala is Munnar, also called the Kashmir of South due to its abundant natural beauty, fragrant & refreshing cardamom aroma, calm atmosphere and romantic backgrounds. Munnar, Ponmudi, Idukki and Echo Point are other romantic hill stations in the state. Most of the hills still have virgin and captivating beauty.The serene beauty of hill stations of Kerala offers such a rejuvenating sense in the body that it enchanting aroma gets struck in the heart. Kerala is a complete tourist destinations for all the tourists of every kind.

Popular Hill Station of Kerala

Munnar is a major tourist destination which deserves unique mention as it a special hill station of Kerala. Tea, coffee and spices plantations cover a green lush blanket for this destination. Cool ambiance and refreshing healthy climate revoke the real artist in you. Munnar is a perfect holiday destination for both families and newly wedded couples.Moreover, this spot is wonderful for all the adventure as well as nature lovers.

The majority of the tourists looking for hill station like Devikulam in Kerala for the past few years and Devikulam is one of famous tourist destination ranked globally. Devikulam destination is having beautiful greenery, impressive hills, peaceful atmosphere and pretty lake where tourists can explore the Mother Earth. Devikulam offers various adventures activities like mountaineering, trekking and climbing.

Chembra Peak

Chembra Peak has a height of 2100m from the sea level and it’s an amazing hill station providing magnificent views of the gorgeous surroundings. This ideal destination is located in Wayanad District in Kerala. Most tourists visiting this peak are enjoying trekking and adventure activities in surrounding forests and rocky hills.

Idukki Hill Station

Idukki Hill station is located at 2500 ft. above the sea level in Kerala. This mountain station is the perfect spot for the mountain trekking. The trekkers can go there and enjoy trekking in the natural atmosphere. You can get the superb attractions of Idukki Hill Station which are dotted in all the nook and corner of this place. Few of the tourist hot spots which you can discover conveniently are Sahyadri Ayurvedic center, Kuthumkal hills, Idduki Arch dam, Grampi (eagle rock) and lots more.

Ponmudi Hill Station

Ponmudi hill station is located in Trivandrum city of Kerala. This place is around 60 km away from Trivandrum. It is also known as "The Golden Peak". There are 22 hairpin bends on the path to reach there. Some of the prime attractions are Motta peak, Meenmutti fall, Kallar River, tea gardens, rain forests etc. Moreover, this mountain station is an excellent place for hiking and trekking.

Some Other Hill Station of Kerala

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  • Chembra Peaks
  • Chithirapuram
  • Vandiperiyar
  • Chellarkovil
  • Vellarimala
  • Nelliampathi
  • Kottancheri Hills
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  • Pakshipathalam
  • Silent Valley

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Manali is the most popular mountain getaway, located among the majestic Himalayas. Manali provides pleasant weather, snow-capped peaks, and lush green valleys.

Darjeeling is a scenic hill station in West Bengal noted for its tea plantations and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Shimla, the state capital, is a traditional mountain retreat. It is a famous tourist destination due to its colonial-era buildings, beautiful forests, and warm weather. 

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