Top 10 Hill Stations in South India
South India is very beautiful,scenic and alluring with its beauty .Mountain ranges,waterfalls ,ghat roads,tea estates,coffee plantations are famous attractions. Here are top 10 Hill Stations to explore the beauty of South India.
1.Ooty-Queen of Nilgiris :
Ooty ,a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills is just 80km from Coimbatore . Local Residents call it Queen of Hills. Weather here in Octamund is cold and chill throughout the year. A popular attraction for tourists with Hill Trains, Tea Gardens, Dodabetta………
Coonoor is another a hill station in Nilgiris. Also Ooty- Coonoor are twin cities in Nilgiris with beautiful nature.
2. Kodaikanal -Crown of Palani Hills:
Kodaikanal is a beautiful and splendid scenic hill station in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu just 150km from Coimbatore. Also known as Crown of Palani Hills. Kodaikanal has abundant natural beauty of sloping hills covered with fog, waterfalls, lakes and parks. Kodaikanal is a hill station specially famous for honeymooners.
3. Yercaud-Crown of Shevaroy Hills:
A small hill station in Salem district in Shevaroys Hills 100km from Coimbatore, Yercaud is the short weekend destination from Bangalore , Coimbatore. Yercaud is the most alluring and picturesque place with natural Lake, Temples, Gardens.
4. Coorg -Scotland of India:
Coorg also known as Scotland of India, with beautiful coffee plantations,waterfalls,scenic nature.
Coorg is the origin for Kodavas with rich in culture.Abbe falls,Iruggi Falls,Talacavuery,Pushpagri,Bhramagiri are the major attractions especially for Honeymooners
5.Munnar- Kashmir of South India:
Munnar, is alluring hill station in of Kerala just 150 km from Coimbatore. Munnar is 5200 ft above the sea level. Tea plantation, exotic flora and fauna,spices gardens, scenic beauty of nature covered with dense forests, cold climate are the major attractions of Munnar.
Lush green mountain slopes, misty valleys, tea estates, streaming waterfalls ,scented spices aroma makes Munnar is a beautiful holiday destination for every traveler, specially nature lovers and honeymooners would love to visit this place due to its quiet and calm nature.
6. Wayanad -Gateway to Kerala:
A verdant hill station in Kerala just 80Km from Kozikode. Wildlife, Spice gardens, Flora and fauna are the attractions here. Homestays gives the perfect experience to explore Wayanad in its special way. Walking through nature makes very refreshing. Wayanad is the best weekend gateway from Bangalore. Banasura Dam, Meenumuty Dam Eddakal Caves ,Chembra Peak are some of the attractions here.
7. Papikondalu Hills-Essene of Godavari:
Papi hills is the most popular attraction in Andhra Pradesh just 70 km Rajamundry .The river Godavari flows between the hills which gives thrilling and beautiful experience of calm nature.A day without mobile and network in the nature’s lap is really a superb idea. Kolluru(bamboo hut ) ,sunset and sunrise in an alluring experience.You can reach here by cruise and enjoy the nature.
8. Chickmanglur-Gateway to Western Ghats:
A perfect destination 240km from Bangalore Karnataka yet most visited place by Bangalore techies. Chickmanglur lies in Baba Budangiri ranges of Western ghats .Mullayangiri peak, Coffee plantations, Kudremukhe National Park, Baba Budangiri are some of the major attractions here.
9.Araku-Best offbeat destination from Vizag:
A popular hill station just 90 km from Vizag (Vishakapattnam) in Andhra Pradesh State. Araku has picturesque mountains, lush greenery and train ride to Vizag is alluring .A calm and quiet destination with less crowd is perfect for nature lovers. You will love exploring Borra caves, Chaparai Falls, Garden, Tribal Museum.
Araku is famous for Coffee and Tribal Museum.
10.Ananthgiri Hills- Best Offbeat destination from Hyderabad:
Offbeat unexplored destination just 70km from Hyderabad is the best place to explore as short trip from the hustle & bustle of the city.You can enjoy drive from Hyderabad to Ananthgiri.
Walking through nature,kakaying ,waterfalls gives wonderful experience and return back in the city with refreshed mind and soul.