Kumar Paral is a writer, a culture enthusiast, and a bibliophile.
Kerala, one of the the southern state of India, is well known for fascinating nature in all its manifestations. The pristine beauty of hill stations of Kerala is one of the major attractions for visitors. The flora and fauna, the serene atmosphere, cool climate, as well as facilities for trekking, mountaineering, and sight seeing make Kerala one of the wonders of the world. The most famous Hill stations of Kerala are reviewed in this article.
It was a summer resort of the British during the days of colonialism as it offered serene and cool climate even at the peak of summer. It is 1600 ms above sea level and is 60 km away from Idukki.The vast and wide tea and coffee plantations, enthralling town, and home stays are the major attractions of Munnar.
It is a hill station of sublime natural beauty with calm and thrilling atmosphere. The soul - chilling climate and the cool mountain breeze attract every one to this land of joy. There are facilities for trekking, mountaineering, and fishing in the Devikulam lake. It is located 7 km from Munnar.
The pleasant, hill station is famous for tea, Cardamom, rubber and coffee plantations. Vagamon is a most suitable place for mountaineering. The Kurisumala and a hermitage are two places of attraction here. It is at the height of 1100 metrs above the sea level. Vagamon is 60km away from Kottayam city. There are facilities for trekking, mountaineering, and sight seeing.
It is one of the most fascinating hill stations of India. Mountaineering, trekking, sight seeing and meditation in communion with serene atmosphere are the best choices of visitors here. It is located more than 900 ms above sea level. The flora of Ponmudi is varied and appealing. It is about 60 km from Thiruvananthapuram city.
This land of orange estates and plantations is located 39 km away from Palakkad. This enthralling hill station can be reached by traveling 23 hairpin curves. The two important view points in the Nelliampathy are Kesevan Para and Seethargundu. The wild beauty of dense forest and a variety of wild animals are the other attractions of this well known hill station.
Vythiri Hill Station
This place is a well known green tourist spot where facilities for trekking, mountaineering, and sight seeing are available. The nearby rain forest offers the glimpses of wild in its all manifestations.
It is one of the most fascinating hill stations of India. It is 1300 ms above sea level and has tea, Cardamom, rubber and coffee plantations. The serene nature, grass - covered hills, velvet lawns and the cool mountain air make the hill station much sought after in summer season. It is located in 60 km from Kozhikode city.
Lakkidi Hill Station
It is a place with breath taking scenic beauty and awe inspiring wild forest. The lofty hills, and the calm atmosphere and cool climate are the attractions of this hill station. There are facilities for trekking, mountaineering, and sight seeing.
The captivating hill station is famous for tea, Cardamom ,rubber and coffee plantations. The nature is at its best here. There are facilities for trekking, mountaineering, and sight seeing. Peerumedu got its name from a Sufi saint named Peer Mohammed who had stayed there. It is located about 36 km from Thekkady.
This charming and alluring hill station is very famous for the variety of flora and fauna. It is located 4500 ft above sea level. There are facilities for trekking, mountaineering, and sight seeing.
Ranipuram Hill Station
It is a soul stirring hill station which is situated 750m above sea level. There are facilities for trekking, mountaineering, and sight seeing. The variety of flora and fauna and the climate which is very similar to that of Ootty are the major features of this famous hill station. It is located 90 km from Kasargod.
It is a place with a number of hills and a delightful waterfall. Facilities for trekking, mountaineering, and sight seeing are available in Dhoni. It is 15 km from Palakkad town.