Serene Hill Stations in Kerala for a Refreshing Summer!
The beautiful land of Kerala offers myriad landscapes and experiences to enchant its visitors. These include the charming hill stations filled with expansive tea and coffee plantations, unending spice gardens and a panoramic view of the mist clad hills. Whether on a family outing or a romantic escapade, Kerala provides ample opportunities for an exciting and unforgettable trip.
So if you plan to visit the state, do take a break from the famed backwaters and beaches for a trip to one of these hill stations for the fresh mountain air and scenic views. You will not be disappointed.
1. Invigorating Wayanad
With its mist clad mountains and mountainous rivers, Wayanad is an idyllic destination for a weekend getaway. The majestic beauty, thick rainforest, dazzling waterfalls and spice plantations provide not just a lot to see but also loads of adventure sports to indulge in. The best time to visit is October to May. Some of the places you can cover while you are here are listed below.
• Chembra Peak
• Soochippara Waterfalls
• Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
2. Picturesque Munnar
The famed hill station of Munnar is as popular for its romantic locale as for its thriving tea gardens. And if you plan well, you can see the valley turn blue during the bloom of Neelakurinji, which flowers only once in twelve years. While you are here you can go have a look at these must see spots.
• Eravikulam National Park
• TATA Tea Museum
• Mattupetty Dam and lake
3. Mesmerising Vagamon
Encircled by a string of thee hills, Vagamon is a place of inexplicable beauty. With a combinations of meadows, forests and hills there is a lot of natural beauty to appreciate in this paradisiacal hill station. Go for a nature trails with your loved one to see untamed buffaloes and elephants bathing in the small water-bodies for a romantic afternoon. You just can’t miss the following spots when you are here!
• Kurisumala Dairy Farm
• Thangal Para
• Mundakayam Ghat
4. Romance in Ponmudi
Ponmudi is an enchanting hill resort with narrow winding pathways which offers picturesque views to those who travel by road. With a beautiful array of mountain flowers, exotic butterflies and small rivulets, it is sight best enjoyed sitting next to your loved one. Places of interest:
• Golden Valley
• Meenmutty waterfalls
• Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
5. The Silent Valley
For an out of the ordinary holiday experience that you will remember for years, visit the Silent Valley. Unlike many of the commercial hill stations, much of the natural charm here is still well preserved today and it is also home to a number of rare species and the Kurumbar Tribes.
Silent Valley National Park is one of the most ecologically diverse areas on the planet with some flora and fauna which are found nowhere else in the world. Visit to get an opportunity to see over 34 species of mammals amongst which are the rare lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, Malabar giant squirrel and hairy-winged bat. Entry into the valley is allowed only from 8 am to 2 pm. Special permission is required to enter which can be obtained on the spot at the Forest Department office at Mukkali.
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