Kerala Hill Stations


Kerala has a long chain of lush, mid-clad hill stations that are home to exotic wildlife. All the hill resorts in Kerela offer the most enchanting experience of nature in all its virgin beauty. When the heat is on the plains, and the time to get away from the crowd, came for a rendezvous with nature. Inhale the bracing mountain air, relax in peace, stroll down winding paths, marvel at the beautiful views, enjoy the profusion of flowers in bloom. Kerala's exotic appeal is centered in the highland area of the Western Ghats. Rising to an average height of 1520 m , it houses rich flora and fauna. 

Devikulam:
Perched on the Western Ghats, Devikulam lies at a height of 1,800 meters above the sea level at a distance of 149 kilometers from Cochin and 6 kilometers from Munnar in Kerala, South India. Picnic on the serene banks of the glassy Devikulam Lake that adorns a depression in the midst of lush hills; listen to dry twigs crackling underfoot as you trek along hill hamlets on the lush Devikulam hills and entrust your body into the hands of an experienced ayurveda masseur. Regale the aroma of fresh hill herbs, neatly clipped tea shrubs and rows of spice plantations as you enjoy spectacular nature vistas on your Devikulam tours. Tranquil Devikulam gets its name from the legend that Sita, the consort of Lord Rama had stayed in this area for a while.


Idukki:
See untamed wilderness, deep gorges, gurgling hill streams and acres of step farms interspersed with spice plantations and tea gardens on your Idukki tours. A tranquil Kerala hill retreat, landlocked Idukki lies at a height of 2,500 meters above the sea level. Well connected yet secluded, Idukki is an ideal hill retreat that is easily accessible. The closest railway station is located at a distance of 132 kilometers at Kottayam and the nearest airport lies at a distance of 132 kilometers at Kochi, Kerala, South India. Famous for the massive Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary that lies over a sprawling 77 square kilometers, Idukki is just the place to delight in thrilling jungle treks, enchanting bird watching tours and electrifying wild life safaris. Picnic near the sprawling greens close to the Idukki Arch Dam that has been constructed across River Periyar and be mesmerized with the natural music created by Kuthumkal waterfalls on your Idukki hill station tours in Kerala, South India.


Munnar:
Pastoral greens ribboned with winding hill roads, flanked by tall hill trees take you to Munnar, an enchanting hill station in serene Kerala, South India. This spectacular world of hill greens happens to be one of the most important tea producers in Kerala, South India. Agreeable Munnar lies at the conflux of three hill rivers Nallathanni, Kundala and Muththirapusha. More than 30 tea gardens lie in the midst of wild forests steeped in fragrant aromas of pepper and cardamom plantations in Munnar, Kerala, South India. Famous for the Neelkurinji blossom that carpets dense greens in shades of blue once in 12 years, Munnar is definitely an exotic hill station. In fact Munnar was a popular summer holiday resort during British colonial rule in India. Well connected by buses and taxis divine Munnar is easily accessible from Madurai, Coimbatore and Kochi that also happens to be the nearest airport and railway junction. See traces of British colonial past in the red roofed colonial bungalows that adorn dark green hills and be enchanted with local traditions that seem to go on as they were in the ancient times. There are several places of tour interest located close to Munnar that definitely warrant a visit. Tour the Eravikulam National Park, Muttupetty, Chithirapuram and the Kundale Tea Plantation.

Ponmudi:
Listen to the music of hornbills, thrushes, flycatchers and rare birds while you follow narrow jungle treks inside dense Ponmudi woods. See acres and acres of spice plantations interposed with modern buildings and colonial mansions while you tour the local attractions of Ponmudi, Kerala, South India. A 54-kilometer drive from Thiruvananthapuram brings you to tranquil Ponmudi that lies at a height of 1,000 meters above sea level. Scenic and attractive, pleasant Ponmudi is a fairly developed Kerala hill station. Picnic near natural fresh water streams and tour the spectacular Golden Valley on your Ponmudi tours to Kerala, South India with India Travel Portal. Enjoy excursions to the serene Varkala beach and revel in the spirit of joy in case you happen to be in Ponmudi during the Aranmula water carnival that place near picture perfect Ponmudi, Kerala, South India. Enjoy an exhilarating wildlife safari to the fascinating Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary located close to lovely Ponmudi and relax in the lap of dense wilds as you rejuvenate with hill herbs and crisp hill air.

Vagamon:
Gentle greens, burbling hill streams and acres of tea estates greet you the moment you enter surreal Vagamon that is a well known Kerala hill station. Located at a height of 1,100 meters above sea level, picturesque Vagamon lies over three hills, Kurisumala, Murugan and Thangal. Vagamon wilds are home to wild animals such as elephants, deer and wild buffaloes. Idle your holiday hours on the banks of glassy hill lakes and enjoy trekking on popular hill routes that make Vagamon a well known trekking destination. Tour the Kurisumala Ashram, the local church and tea estates while you enjoy hill tours to lovely Vagamon in Kerala, South India. Vagamon also serves as an ideal base from where you can enjoy tours to Muruganmala, Kulamavu and Thangalpara in Kerala, South India. The nearest railway station is located at Kottayam at a distance of 60 kilometers and the nearest airport lies at a distance 100 kilometers in Cochin, Kerala, South India. Located on the Idukki-Kottayam border, Vagamon offers an ideal base for para gliding, trekking, rock climbing and other engrossing adventure sports. The cool Vagamon air offers you ample opportunity to meditate in peace and rejuvenate with nature.

Vythiri:
Enchanting velvety hills, dense forests, orchids, wild vegetation, pepper, cardamom and rubber plantations steeped in foggy white mists ensconce you on your tours to tranquil Vythiri that is a serene holiday destination. Located at a height of 1,300 meters above the sea level, luxuriant Vythiri is a storehouse of natural attractions. Tour the Edakkal caves and Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve apart from several other attractions that adorn the lovely Vythiri hills. Stay in dreamlike tree houses that offer you breathtaking views of dense tropical rainforests. Walk on rope bridges hung over gurgling hill streams and picnic at nature spots located under natural sunshades. See sunrays that filter past thick canopied forests, etch net like patterns on dry leaves as you spot chirping birds and wild animals that inhabit the luxuriant Vythiri wilds. An eco-friendly hill station, Vythiri in Kerala, South India is the perfect place to relax and meditate. Practice yoga and pamper yourself with local ayurveda therapies. Vythiri gained the status of an enchanting holiday retreat during the British colonial rule in India.

Wayanad:
See the Banasura Dam and tour the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, visit the Chembra Peak, Thirunelli Temple, Pookat Lake, Kuruva Island and Sentinel waterfalls on your Wayanad hill station. Set out on nature walks to coffee and rubber plantations, spot pretty birds and learn a thing or two about stunning mountain locales and quaint wood spots. See acres of step farms and freshen up in the pleasant hill weather that treats you to massive doses of oxy rich air. Wayanad wears a glistening wet green look with dense forests sparkling under warm sunshine during the monsoon season. Sip a cup of coffee and perch yourself on a tree house and listen to sounds of raindrops plopping on Wayanad hills and streams. Tour tribal settlements of Kurumas, Ooralis, Paniyas and Adiyars and enjoy fascinating green vistas of Wayanad on your hill station toursl. Take a holy dip in the Papanasini River and enjoy wildlife safaris to the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. Let splendid Wayanad enchant you with its hill charms while you decide what to do with your leisure hours. Enjoy adventure sports like para gliding, trekking, mountaineering and other interesting hill activities that give you an opportunity to be a part of a serene green world aglitter with lively birds and wild animals that inhabit the fascinating Kerala greens.