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Best of 2016: 10 Top Hill Stations in South India this Winter

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Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 11:30 [IST]
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Hill Stations are the most enjoyable spots at any given time. Be it summer, winter or monsoon these hill stations allure us. In monsoon, it is a visual delight to see the drenched hills and the carpet of greenery. In summer, they provide us the cooler place which we crave for and in winter they are chilly yet awesome for travel. So, most of them are year-round destinations.

South India is dotted by various hill stations and most of them get tourists throughout the year. Majorly it is the charm of the Western Ghats and some are part of Eastern Ghats that have prominent hill stations. The destinations like Coorg, Chembra Peak, Munnar, Kodaikanal are part of the Western Ghats whereas the Horsley Hills, Nallamala Hills are part of the Eastern Ghats.

So, let us make a tour around the top hill stations in South India this winter 2016. Yes, the year is coming to an end while these destinations are waiting to be explored during the Christmas holidays. Shall we take a photo-tour of the top hill stations in South India this Winter 2016?


Kundadri is one of the serene destinations in Shimoga. It is one known for an ancient Jain Temple located on the summit. Though it is not well-known, it is nothing less than a popular destination.

Pc : Manjeshpv



Sprawling tea estates and amazing landscapes at Vagamon is most relaxing to explore. In fact, Vagamon is listed as "one of 50 most attractive places to visit in India" by National Geographic Traveler. Vagamon is one of the beautiful hill stations in Kerala.

PC: Bibin C.Alex



Coorg is one of the best hill stations in Karnataka. There is none who can forget the beauty of Coorg.

PC : Jyotirmoy



Ponmudi is one among the jewels in the Western Ghats of Kerala. It is located in Thiruvananthapuram and it is known for trekking expeditions.

PC: Arunelectra


Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills or Horsley Hills is one of the best hill stations in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the destinations in the Eastern Ghats.





Yercaud has been nick-named as the "the Jewel of the South". This enchanting hill station in Shervaroys range of hills is one of the beautiful destinations in Tamil Nadu.

PC : Riju K



The enticing Kodachadri is one of the highest peaks located in Shimoga. It is also one of the top trekking destinations in Karnataka.

PC: Chetan Annaji Gowda



Offbeat and unexplored yet mesmerirising Nelliyampathy is worthwhile. It is one among the beautiful hill stations in Palakkad of Kerala. The serene vistas of Nelliyampathy is a must visit place.

PC: Kjrajesh


Araku Valley

Araku Valley is a famous tourist place in Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of the Eastern Ghats and is known for coffee plantations.

PC : Adityamadhav83



Munnar is one of the first places that occur while thinking about Kerala tourism. In fact, it gets tourists from foreign countries as well. Therefore, we can never forget Munnar in the best of hill station list.

PC : Kerala Tourism


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