As you know that Kerala is called God’s own country because of her artistic natural beauty. Many tourists from around the world are attracted towards her hilltops, hence there is a great demand for hilltop tourism in Kerala. So, we will be discussing the five famous and mesmerizing hill stations in the God’s own country. If you have any plans on checking these places out just visit Kerala Tour Packages, this can make your trip more enjoyable without getting further stressed with all the planning and stuff.
Munnar is situated in the Idukki district of Kerala and has a magical beauty in her which could make you want more and more of it. Reaching the top is quite tricky, as you need to go through narrow curvy roads. It seems a bit tough, but where’s the fun if there is no adventure added to it. This place is located at an astounding height of 1,600m above the sea level. The Munnar hilltop is an amazing place to be with your family and friends. Even newlyweds are choosing Munnar as their honeymoon destination because of her excellent climatic conditions, furthermore her lush green natural surroundings.
In the early 19th century, Munnar was taken as the resort for the British. When you visit Munnar you can find endless tea plantations which add to her greenish beauty. Other major attractions in Munnar include:
Anamudi Peak, which is situated at an amazing height of 2,695m above the sea level and serves as a home for the endangered mountain goat Nilgiri Tahr. Such amazing creatures they are, as I was wonderstruck when I saw them. They were jumping, running and climbing steep hills like nothing, really smoothly without getting any scratch on their body
Eravikulam National Park is the first ever National Park to be established in Kerala. This was done to protect the endangered species of wild goat, the Nilgiri Tahr. this opens every day at 7:30 in the morning and closes at 4 o’clock in the evening.
Wayanad is a beautiful district in Kerala situated at an astounding height ranging from 700m-2100m above the sea level. It is well known for its foggy, misty climatic conditions. It gets kind of magical when actually seeing those foggy mornings and evenings in Wayanad.
While you are visiting Wayanad you can witness many pieces of evidence of the new Stone Age civilization. Edakkal Caves in Wayanad are famous for its 6000-year-old engravings which are believed to be of the Neolithic age. Chembra peak is the highest mountain in Wayanad and if you are into adventure and trekking, this will be an amazing place for you. The main attraction here on this hilltop is the heart-shaped lake. As this is a hilltop, you should start off in the morning as early as possible. Other major tourist spots include Soochippara waterfalls, Kanthanpara waterfalls, Kuruva Island (aka Kuruva Dweep).
A town that is filled with green meadows, tea plantations and is very famous for its climatic conditions. Vagamon is a place situated among the Kottayam and Idukki districts of Kerala. When I think of Vagamon, it is a place where greenery meets hilltops. This place has mainly three famous hills – Thangal, Murugan, Kurisumala hills.
Most of the hills are like green meadows and are locally called Muttakunnu (hills in the shape of eggs).
Major attractions in Vagamon include trekking, mountaineering, paragliding… The National Geographic Traveler included Vagamon on their list of most attractive places to visit in India. As a whole, Vagamon is a pleasant place for hanging out or being on an adventure with your family or friends.
Thekkady is located in the Idukki district of Kerala and the Periyar National Park is situated here which is a major tourist attraction. Moreover, Thekkady is home to the largest Tiger reserve in India. It is a place with dense green forests and abodes many species of flora and fauna. Kerala Tour Packages could arrange a boat trip through the national park which can relieve you from a great deal of a headache because boat ride is only provided to limited visitors a day. Moreover, the Tiger Trail is also a major attraction in which you will be trekking through the forest and camping there for a whole day without any intervention from other humans.
I can assure that a trip to Thekkady can make you close to nature at least for the days you are spending over there. You won’t forget any of that experiences in your life.
Ponmudi meaning ‘The Golden Peak’, is located in the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. It’s about a 35-mile drive from the city. This place is an emerging tourist destination and many resorts and cottages can be seen along the way. The temperature here is almost the same throughout the year.
Golden Valley is a place along the road to Ponmudi hills, famous for its lush green valley, golden sand and crystal clear water. This beautiful valley is situated on the Kallar river. Meenmutty waterfall is located 3 km away from the Kallar-Ponmudi road and one has to take a long trek in order to reach the waterfall.
So, these are the five main and most visited hill stations in the God’s own country. If you are visiting Kerala and want to experience the beauty of Kerala on a hill station just checkout Kerala Tour Packages and enjoy your holidays to the maximum.