If you think a vacation in the hills only means going to North India, then you won’t have the same opinion after checking out this list. Here is the catalog
Alluring Hill Stations in South India
Once the resort for the British Raj elite, Munnar is a beautiful town nestled in the Western Ghats mountain range in Kerala. The hill station is dotted with tea plantations, which add to the beauty of this place. Here is a list of things to do in Munnar for a delightful vacation – stay in tree house, enjoy tea at Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, camping & trekking till Echo Point, spot rare species in Eravikulam National Park, try mountain biking in Suryanelli, visit Lakkam Waterfalls, rock climbing & rappelling, enjoy shikara ride in Kundala Lake or go for elephant safari at Carmelagiri Elephant Park.
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Devikulam is a quaint hill station located about 5km from Munnar, Kerala, India. The name ‘Devikulam’ is comprised of two words – Devi (from the goddess Devi) and Kulam (meaning pond). Here is a list of things to do in Devikulam for a peaceful vacation – visit the Sita Devi Lake or enjoy picnicking near the picturesque Pallivasal Falls or Thoovanam Falls.
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Ananthagiri Hills is situated in the Vikarabad district of Telangana, India. The hills are the main source of water for Osmansagar & Himayathsagar. Ananthagiri Hills are also considered one of the earliest human habitats in Southern India. A trip to this place during the monsoons is simply an unforgettable experience. Here is a list of things to do in Ananthagiri Hills – enjoy camping & trekking or go sightseeing (The Borra Hills & Caves, Musi River, Araku Tribal Museum, temples, etc.)
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Ponmudi is a picturesque hill station located in the Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala, India. Situated at an altitude of 1100 m, Ponmudi peak is a part of the Western Ghats mountain range, which runs parallel to the Arabian Sea. Here is a list of things to do in Ponmudi – visit the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary or enjoy trekking.
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Yercaud is an alluring hill station town situated in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. It lies in the Shevaroy Hills, which is known for orange groves, coffee, fruit & spice plantations. Here is a list of things to do in Yercaud – Boating in the Yercaud Lake, enjoy a drive along the 32 km Loop Road, embrace captivating views from Pagoda Point, visit bears cave and Kiliyur waterfall.
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Kuduremukha is a mountain range & the name of a peak nestled in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, India. Here is a list of things to do in Kudremukh – Trekking and chilling.
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Kotagiri is the third largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The place is perfect for a quiet and peaceful vacation. Best suited for people traveling here on a short trip, say one day. One can traverse through the tea estates to reach Catherine falls or visit the Kodanad viewpoint.
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Araku Valley hill station is situated in the south-eastern state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The hill station is surrounded by the thick forests of the Eastern Ghats mountain range. Here is a list of things to do in Araku – Visit the Chaparai Waterfalls, Padmapuram Botanical Garden, explore the Araku Tribal Museum and do try the bongulo chicken.
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Male Mahadeshwara Betta
Male Mahadeshwara Betta is a pilgrim town nestled in the Hanur taluk of Chamarajanagara district, in south Karnataka. This place is best for a vacation with family, especially parents or if you are a religious soul you too will enjoy coming here.
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Ooty is one of the most well-known hill stations in the state of Tamil Nadu, in southern India. It is also known as Udhagamandalam. Ooty is thronged by thousands of visitors everywhere, owing to its exceptional beauty. Here is a list of things to do in Ooty – Joy ride in the Nilgiri mountain toy train, visit the Botanical Gardens, drive up to Dolphin’s Nose point, relish amazing tea at the Tea Museum or visit the St. Stephens Church.
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Located at 2000 m above sea level, Kodaikanal is a hill town in Tamil Nadu, India. It is based in an area of forested valleys, lakes, granite cliffs, waterfalls and grassy hills. Here is a list of things to do in Kodaikanal – Visit the Kodai Lake, enjoy a Coaker’s Walk (a narrow wayfarer’s path), embrace valley view at Echo Point, indulge in photography at Berijam Lake and stay at the Cinnabar Farm.
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Also known as the Biligirirangana Hills, BR hills are situated in south-eastern Karnataka, in South India. Here is a list of places to visit in BR Hills – Visit the BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, feel religious at the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple or visit K.Gudi Wilderness Camp.
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Nestled at a high altitude, Agumbe is a village in Karnataka, India. Agumbe is surrounded by the Western Ghats Mountains and lush rainforest. Things to do in Agumbe are – Visit the waterfalls, such as Onake Abbi, Bakarna or Jogi Gundi falls, reach the Sunset View Point or drive to the Sri Venugopala Krishna Swamy.
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Yelagiri is a hill station in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Here is a list of places to visit in Yelagiri – Punganoor Lake Park, Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Nature Park, Telescope Observatory, Jalagandeeswarar Temple or Swamimalai Hills.
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Idukki is a mountainous region in the Kerala, India. Here is a list of places to visit and things to do in Idukki – Enter into the wild at Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, witness the Idukki Arch Dam, enjoy panoramic views at Calvary Mount, trekking in Ilaveezha Poonchira and visit the Thommankuthu Waterfalls.
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Coonoor is another popular hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Here are things to do in Coonoor – visit Sim’s Park (the botanical garden), enjoy beautiful vistas at Dolphin’s Nose and Lamb’s Rock (view points) or visit the tea factory.
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Coorg is also known as Kodagu, is located in southwest Indian state of Karnataka. Here is a list of things to do in Coorg – Enjoy the walk around Chikli Hole, stay in homestays, enjoy south Indian coffee, and have fun driving through Mandalpatti, visit the secret Cheladara waterfall, swim in Iruppu Falls and grab an opportunity to bathe elephants.
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Chikmagalur is a bewitching hill station in Karnataka, India. Here are things to do in Chikmagalur – Trek to Mullayanagiri, Kudremukh, enjoy off-road jeep ride in Kyathanamakki, try camping in Chikmagalur, enjoy tea plantation walk or try Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Jeep Safari.
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