Kerala Hill stations are the gift of great Western Ghats lying parallel to the Arabian Sea in the west border of Kerala. It’s the natural treasure home to various varieties of flora and fauna. Hill stations are still the prime holiday attractions for honeymoon couples, family as well as the leisure travelers like the all times. Kerala has some of the best hill stations in kerala with moderate cool climate and lush green natural surroundings. Kerala Travel Exotica offering best hill station based holiday packages in Kerala especially at Munnar hills, the lush green paradise of travelers in south India. Munnar is the most popular and most visited tourist spot in Kerala as its only 130 kilometers away from Kochi, the gate way city of Kerala.
Munnar hill station is located at an altitude of 1,600 meters, as one of the most beautiful hill stations of Kerala. Munnar has the highest peak in south India, Anamundi, which rises to a height of 2695 meters. Munnar was the most favored summer destination of European settlers for centuries in Kerala and south India & they found the road route to this hill. Munnar actually means the 'Three Rivers' and derives its name from the three-mountain stream, Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. The confluence of these rivers is at the heart of the town and they fulfill all the water requirements of the town and nearby villages. Today it’s ready to cater the needs of all kind of travelers with well known resorts and hotels with international facilities. Pallivasal, Devikulam, Chinnakkanal, Pothamedu, Rajamala etc are the favorite points.
Thekkady is as popular as Munnar, a journey from Munnar to Thekkady offers the most greenish travel experience in Kerala through the tea plantations, hundreds of years old trunks, cardamom, pepper, Vanilla plantations, dense forest etc. Thekkady is famous for its wild life experience, as here a traveler often get the opportunity to see the wild animals like wild elephant, deer, bison etc closely. Various trekking activities, spice plantation visist, elephant safari, Bamboo rafting, night trekking etc are available for the tourist visiting Periyar. The fascinating boat cruise in the Periyar Tiger Reserve is the prime activity in the area.
Vagamon hill stations are most familiar spot for the Indian movie makers and the travelers who love to go for holiday hide out. Vagamon is famous for its “Mottakkunnu” mean the moderate thin grassed well shaped hills, which are not steep and difficult to climb. It hosted as prime location for the many famous movies to capture the song scenes. The presence fog, mild wind, sometimes the drizzles and this place favorite picnic spot for the travelers. Its only 3hours travel to reach Vagamon from Cochin and the journey will offer amazing valley view to the thick forests of Western Ghats. Vagamon also has a pine forest, Kurshumala, Dam etc to spend the time. Some good resorts are there to cater the tourist.
Wayanad is the youngest Hill station tourism spot in Kerala but it is becoming the brand ambassador of Malabar Tourism and travelers suggesting as the best adventurous as well as honeymoon spot in northern kerala. Wayanad is basically an agrarian district with various spice and crop production and export. Majority of the place is covered with ever green forest and agricultural farms. Wayanad has a lot to enjoy the travellers and its follow the eco tourism concept in every destination so that the travelers can enjoy the song of nature, feel the right touch of eco friendly living experience. Major attractions in Wayanad includes stone age caves of Edakkal, Chembra peak and Love Lake, Kuruva Islands, Lakkidi Hill station, Pookot Lake, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Soojippara Waterfalls, Jain Temples, Banasura Dam, Thamarassery Gap, Thirunelli Temple, Muthanaga & Tholpetty wild Life sanctuaries etc.
Ponmudi is situated around 60 kilometers away from Trivandrum and it’s a favorites picnic spot of Southern Kerala. Apart from along stay travelers coming here for a day trip to enjoy the view from the hill top, cool climate and the wind. Ponmudi is located at an altitude of more than 1000 meters from sea level and its has a very green and picturesque surroundings with tea estate and rubber plantations.
Nelliyampathy ranges of Palakkad district consist of a chain of ridges cut off from one another by valleys. The forest contains teak woods of extraordinary height and girth is the speciality of this forest. Estates of tea, coffee, orange and cardamom dot the ranges everywhere. Nelliyampathy is located at a distance of 52 kms from Palakkad town, the cool hills station is nestling atop the Western Ghats, offer a breathtaking view of the misty mountains and enchanting valleys interspersed with sprawling tea, coffee, cardamom and orange plantations. The height of the hills ranges from 467 metres to the tallest peak Padagiri looming at 1572 meters. Nelliyampathy has immense trekking potential. The community hall at Kaikatty provides a good camping ground for the trekkers.
Ranipuram is the unexplored hill northern Kerala hill station situated around 85 kilometers south east of Kasaragod Town. Ranipuram hills are surrounded with forest ranges of Kerala as well as the Karnataka. A massive rock on the top of the hill station is attracting the trekkers and travelers to this hill station. The trekking route to this hill top is very adventurous through the grasses and scrubs have grown above 6 feet, smell of elephants and the narrow path leads to the hill. Its one of the proposed wil life sanctuary of northern Malabar. The flora belongs to shoals forest and it goes up to Coorg in Karnataka.
Malambuzha Dam & Garden are at a convenient distance of 10 km from Palakkad town on the lower hills of the Western Ghats. It is the most frequented picnic spot complete in beauty with a dam, manicured gardens, fountains, pools and pathways. Frequent bus services available between Palakkad and Malambuzha Garden. The Rose Garden has more than a hundred varieties of roses making a very vibrant scenario. There is an aerial ropeway across the garden. The dams and gardens are illuminated on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays. The reservoir features the facilities like boating and fishing. You can complete tour picnic outing with the ride in the pedal boats, rowboats, water scooters and motorboats or by taking a plunge into the well-kept swimming pool. A fresh water aquarium, a snake park and a children's park are the added feature of the Malambuzha Garden.