(Last Updated on : 29/04/2017)
are centered in the highland area of the Western Ghats
. They are endowed with a variety of species of animals
and are bordered with tropical forests. These hill stations experiences an influx of tourists especially during the summers. The hill stations of Kerala contain a wealth of natural resources
including minerals, greenery and wildlife
. Some of the hilly destinations are Munnar, Thekkady, Vagamon, Ponmudi, Lakkidi
, Vythiri, Idukki, Peermedu, Malampuzha
, Ayyampuzha, Gavi, Athirapally, Charalkunnu, Malayattur, Kalpetta
, Thiruvambadi, Malakkappara, Vithura and Ranipuram
. These hill stations are accessible from Kerala, Tamil Nadu
, Idukki District
Devikulam is a tiny hill station in Kerala located almost 16 km to the south western part of Munnar. The best time to visit Devikulam is during the months of September to May.
Idukki, Idukki District
Idukki is also known for its wildlife sanctuaries
. It is one of the vital parts of the tourism industry of the state and forms one of the most visited tourist destination in Kerala. It receives water from three rivers
that includes Thalayar, Periyar
and Thodupuzhayar as well as their tributaries. The name of this hill station is believed to have derived from 'Idukku' which means a narrow gorge in the Malayalam language
. Idukki is a veritable heaven of flora and fauna and is known for its spice
Munnar, Idukki District
Munnar has the forest, which is rich is exotic flora. One of the famous flowers
found here is the Neelakurinji - a flower which blooms every 12 years and bathes the hills in a blue hue. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi
which towers over 2695 m and is an ideal spot for the enthusiastic mountaineer.
Ponmudi Hills is well known for the splendid scenic beauty. The Ponmudi hills are also popularly known for trekking
and hiking which attract a large number of tourists.
Vagamon, Kottayam-Idukki district
Vagamon is rested high amongst green tea
plantations and babbling watercourses. Vagamon also houses a wide variety of animals and birds. While taking a stroll one can come across elephants
, which are seen busy fun and frolicking in water pools.
, Waynad District
Vythiri in Wayanad is known for its forested green landscape as well as rich flora and fauna. Vythiri mesmerises its tourists with its enchanting spectacles and scenic view of the hills. Vythiri is located more than 1300 feet above the sea. The Hill station is rich in tea, coffee
plantations. A variety of plants and wild animals can also be seen here. The charm of the hill station, the fresh air and the scenic beauty attracts tourist from all over the world.