Kollam is one of the most visited and explored districts in Kerala due to its unpolluted surroundings and beautiful setting. However, there are still several places in the Kollam district which remain uncrowded even during the peak season, despite showcasing the miraculous beauty of nature.
If you are planning to spend your next weekend amid the hush of nature and not get far away from Kerala, then you must visit these commendable hill stations in the Kollam district of Kerala, which are known amongst local tourists for their unblemished environment and delightful atmosphere. Read on to know in detail about these gorgeous hill stations and what all to visit there.
Ambanad Hills is one of the most secluded areas in the Kollam district and is known for its tea plantations. Located at a distance of about 80 km from the main city of Kollam, Ambanad Hills offers its tourists with a wide variety of places of interest, ranging from tea plantations to beautiful hills and waterbodies to camping spots.
As the region is hilly, it also offers its visitors with the good opportunities of trekking and hiking. You will not get a better place than Ambanad Hills if you are looking to chill out with nature in seclusion. From the top of its hills, you can also savour the panoramic beauty of its surroundings.
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One of the most beautiful hamlets in the The Kollam district, Aryankavu is nestled wonderfully amid the luxuriant slopes of the Western Ghats and hence, there are a lot of spots to explore, ranging from waterfalls to rubber plantations and temples to sandal forests.
The major places to visit here include Palaruvi Waterfall, Kadamanpara Sandal Forest, Aryankavu Sastha Temple and Nedumpara. It is located at a distance of about 75 km from the centre of the Kollam district. Being surrounded by towering hills and dense forests, a sight of Aryankavu is a treat to savour. So, why refrain from visiting this captivating hill station?
Thenmala is located at a distance of about 65 km from the Kollam centre and is a must-visit destination. Your journey to Kollam is certainly incomplete without exploring this beauteous hill station. Thenmala boasts of being the first planned ecotourism destination in India and hence, it hosts some of the most beautiful spots, ranging from ecotourism walkways to tree houses.
The major places to visit in and around here include Parappar Dam, Anchal, Punalur and Kamukumchery. Being an ecotourism destination, it is visited by several local tourists over the weekends and is a perfect place to spend your summers with family and friends.
Located at a distance of about 60 km from the main city of Kollam, Kulathupuzha is popular amongst tourists for its ancient Kulathupuzha Sastha Temple, which is visited by hundreds of Hindu devotees every year. The spectacular view of the temple surrounded by beautiful green hills with the blue backdrop of the sky is certainly a scene to remember.
It is also home to Kulathupuzha Reserve Forest, where you can find several beautiful species of plants. You must visit Kulathupuzha if you are looking for a place which is a perfect amalgamation of nature and spirituality.