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Best Of The Hill Stations in Kerala

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Recently, I was watching a movie’s teaser and they were referring Kerala as ‘God’s Own Country’. Well, true that and why not, the place has everything from landscapes to beautiful tea and coffee plantations, endless spice gardens and hill station in Kerala. Usually, when it is about Kerala we all often make an image of its famous backwaters and beaches, you can watch those virtual images in our Instagram account Routeprints. This time, let’s explore the other side of this appealing state and check out some of the best hill stations in Kerala. Whether you’re planning a family trip or romantic date or maybe some me time, the hill station in Kerala have something for all of you. Trust me you won’t regret your decision.

Kerala Hill Station
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Hill Station In Kerala

1. Wayanad

If anyone of you is looking for something that is perfect for the weekend getaway, nothing can be better than visiting Wayanad. Thanks to those beautiful mist-clad mountains and epic rivers. The ideal time to be the guest of Wayanad is from October to May. Not just you’re going to experience the thick rainforest, spice plantations, remarkable waterfalls, and splendid beauty but you can also indulge yourself in lots of adventure sports.

Make sure when visiting the hill station you don’t miss visiting Chembra peak, Soochippara waterfalls, Kuruva Island, Pakshipathalam, and Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. Also, you can book your stay at the amazing Vythiri Village Resort or Banasura Hill Resort. Everyone wants to know more about south India’s hill stations and we are here to five you some travel tips

Nearest Railway Station: Kerala hill stations list

Nearest Airport: Karipur International Airport

Wayanad

2. Munnar

Here comes the most famous and most visited hill station in the state that lies in the Western Ghats. Well, the hill station is just perfect for all the honeymooners out there as it has the best spice plantations, wonderful climate, and mesmerizing viewpoints. Also, if you do the planning in the right way, you can get a chance to see the valley turn blue at the time of the bloom of Neelakurinji. The unique part of visiting the valley is that it flowers only once in 12 years. Sounds like a perfect Valentine celebration, right?

The ideal time to visit this superb hill station is October to November and January to May and don’t forget to visit some of the other amazing spots like Eravikulam National Park, TATA Tea Museum, and Mattupetty Dam and Lake. Also, you can plan to stay at KTDC Tea County or Windermere Estate.

Nearest Railway Station: Ernakulam Junction

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport

Munnar

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3. Vagamon

D you know why I have added this hill station in my list? The specialty of the hill station is that it is not like any other commercialized hill station that means the place is far away from the urban culture. You get to know what the real nature means. The hill station is all covered by thee hills, forests, a combination of meadows, and with a lot of natural beauty that you’ll not get bored of praising.

Summer is the best time to visit Vagamon from March to May and when actually in Vagamon don’t miss visiting Kurisumala Dairy Farm, Thangal Para, and Mundakayam Ghat. Also, if possible try to stay at any of these two relaxing places: Vagamon Hide Out and Ayurveda Spa or Spice Garden Farm Resort.

Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport

Vagamon Hill Station
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4. Ponmudi

Trekkers pay attention, this beautiful small hill station near Trivandrum is just perfect for those who love trekking and will also let you click pictures of some picturesque views when you walk through the narrow winding pathways. Hold the hand of your loved one because you’re also going to experience a lovely array of mountain flowers, small rivulets, rich tea estates, and exotic butterflies.

The best part about the hill station is that the climate remains pleasant throughout the year and the best time to visit Ponmudi is January to March. Make sure you also visit the Golden Valley, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, and Meenmutty waterfalls.

Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport

Ponmudi
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Ashutosh Bhatt

Hey! A wayfarer this side who is absolutely obsessed with exploring new places, making new friends, have seen many cultures and colors of the world. I have covered 18 countries, 50+ states and still counting. Initially, I started out with my friends during my graduation days, in order to make a box full of memories, but didn’t know that traveling will someday become my thing and make me a total sucker for those heritage destinations, mighty mountains, and turquoise beaches.

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