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South India Tourism – Picturesques Hill Stations

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There are quite a few hill stations in South India. Agumbe, Yercaud, Munnar, Kolli Hills are some of the many hill stations here.

All these hill-stations are have a captivating environment. Also on the bright side is that travelling to these hill-stations are not too expensive.

So lets go ahead and know more about these hill-stations in South India.

Coonoor

Coonoor

Coonoor is a mystifying hill-station in South India which is bound to leave a lasting impression upon the travellers. You are awe struck by the beauty of nature you get to see here. Tourists who come here make it a point to travel to this place by train as it covers some of the most scenic locales of the region. It is the ideal place to sit back and rejuvenate yourself.

Photo Courtesy: Thangaraj Kumaravel

Devikulam

Devikulam

Another mystifying hill-station in South India is Devikulam which is located in Kerala. The gurgling waterfalls cutting across the sharp sides of rocks and hillocks covered with a lush carpet of velvety meadows makes this a picturesque place. Nature lovers come here to admire and study divergent flora and fauna. It is a trekker's delight and an excursion through the plantations and red gum trees would truly vouch for an enchanting experience.

Photo Courtesy: Kerala Tourism

Kemmannugundi

Kemmannugundi

Nestled amidst the green landscapes of Chikmagalur is Kemmanagundi, a mystifying hill-station in South India that is famous for its natural beauty and serenity. With its fresh atmosphere, picturesque waterfalls and hilly terrains, it proves to be a great weekend getaway for those staying nearby.

Photo Courtesy: Vijay Sawant

Kudremukh

Kudremukh

Kudremukh is a beautiful hill-station which is a part of the Western Ghats. Its lush green grasslands and dense forests makes this place a major bio-divesity hotspot in Karnataka. Tourists coming here can entertain themselves to a wide variety of attraction this place has. It is also an ideal place to head out for a picnic with your family if you are staying nearby.

Photo Courtesy: Karunakar Rayker

Munnar

Munnar

Munnar is a peaceful destination with diverse flora and founa, waterfalls, tea plantations and trek paths. Popular tourist attractions include Eravikulam National Park, Attukal Waterfalls, Elephant Lake and so on. A weekend getaway for the people in Kerala, it is a place for one to unwind and feel free.

Photo Courtesy: Amrita Bhattacharyya

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills

Another beautiful hill-station in South India are the Nandi Hills. Tourists come here to visit Tipu's Drop which is famous. It has many beautiful temples here and also is a hub for sports junkies who are into paragliding and cycling. Tourists came here to be amidst nature and enjoy the serenity of this place.

Photo Courtesy: Ritesh Niranjan

Ponmudi

Ponmudi

Ponmudi when translated means the Golden Peak and is a popular hill station located in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. Situated at an altitude of 1100 mt above sea level, it is constituent of the Western Ghats mountain ranges. Pleasant weather and scenic surroundings make this place an ideal holidaying spot. The sightseeing options in this hilly terrain are numerous including valleys, lakes and plantations.

Photo Courtesy: Girish...

Thenmala

Thenmala

Thenmala is one of the best hill-stations in South India which is known as an ecotourism hotspot. Literally translated as the ‘Hill of Honey', this place is famed for its honey which is believed to contain many medicinal properties. The dam built across the Kallada River is one of chief attractions of Thenmala region.The Palaruvi Waterfalls makes Thenmala a hotspot for picnicking and honeymooning. The deer park, another must-see attraction, is habitat to many species of wild deer.

Photo Courtesy: Akhil S Unnithan

Vagamon

Vagamon

Vagamon is a hill station that lies in the border of Kottayam and Idukki district of Kerala. It is a tourist hotspot due to the lush green plains, blue hills, meandering rivers, gushing waterfalls, fresh and breezy air and the deep pine forest. You can go for rock climbing, trekking, mountaineering and paragliding here. Also if you are not adventurous, you can sit back and admire the breathtaking surroundings and marvel at the variety of flowers that are found here.

Photo Courtesy: Madhu Kannan

Yercaud

Yercaud

Yercaud, located on the Shevaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu, is a hill station in the Eastern Ghats. Located at the height of 1515 meters, its scenic beauty and pleasant weather brings in many tourists. Yercaud is known for its plantations of coffee, orange, jack fruit, guava, cardamom and black pepper. From wild animals like bison, deer, foxes, mongooses, snakes, squirrels to birds like bulbuls, kites, sparrows and swallows can be found in these forests. It is a nature lovers paradise.

Photo Courtesy: Thangaraj Kumaravel

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