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5 Exotic Hill Stations to Visit In South India

India is replete with hill stations on each of its sides serving both as for its frontiers as well as majestic holiday destinations attracting tourists who come across from all parts of the world.If visiting a hill station is on your tour itinerary but have no clue about which one to go for Don’t get worried, we are here to help you choose the right hill station on your holiday plan.

Scroll down to know about the top 5 hill stations in SouthIndia which are worth visiting with your friends and family members.

1)Coorg

If you are planning to step out from your home on your weekend and spend a day or two in the lap of nature away from the city noise and pollution,“Coorg” could be the perfect choice for you.It is one of the most visited hill stations in India and attracts a large number of tourists every year from all parts of the world and the majority of the visitors comprise the younger crowd.The hill station which is also called by the name “Kashmir of the south” is located at a height of 900 meters In Kodagu district in the state of Karnataka. now a question might have popped up in your mind as to What will the best time to visit Coorg, but no worries it will be thrown open to visitors all around the year, However, if you are interested in adventure activities like trekking you should plan to visit the place in Between October to march.Whereas March and April are the most favored months to enjoy the pleasant climate in and around the hill station and one can experience the beauty of the valley shrouded in white flowers during these Months, coffee plantations, golden temple, Abbay falls,dubare elephant camp are a few must watch places you should not miss out on your journey to Coorg.

 Kashmir of the south

2)Kodaikanal

We all must have heard about Kodaikanal as a honeymoon destination as it is frequented mostly by newly married honeymoon couples, however, there is so much to explore and learnt about Kodaikanal.Kodaikanal is the second most famous hill station in Tamilnadu located above2000 meters above the sea level, It unabashedly flaunts its beauty to the tourists who come here every year to seek respite from scorching summer heat. When it comes to famous places to visit in Kodaikanal, Kodaikanal Lake stands in the first position.“Kodaikanal lake” is a manmade lake which is a major attraction of Kodaikanal city in Tamilnadu.One can take a bike ride or horse ride to experience the beauty of the lake in its true sense.It is ideal to visit this place during rainy or winter season, one must forget the fresh carrots sold here.Kurinji adavar temple in Kodaikanal is a famous temple which is named after a rare flower “Kurunji” which blooms once in every 12 years.Pine forest is another must watch place for tourists in Kodaikanal.

  rare flower “Kurunji”

3)Ooty

If you want to skip out for a short while from the scorching heat of the sun during the summer you must head out to “Ooty” The hill station which is perched on the Nilgiri mountain range in Tamilnadu used to serve as the Summer capital of Madras during the reign of the British era in India. It is also called by other name called “ootacamund”. ooty though famous for picnic spots attract a large chunk of its tourists for its mile-long tea gardens till today, you must not miss getting on to nilgiri toy train ride which will take you along the picturesque topography of Nilgiri hills.

           nilgiri toy train ride

4)Munnar

“Munnar” is the most visited hill station in Kerala located at a height of 1600 metres above the sea level perched upon the western ghats in the Idukki district.its is known for wide varieties of tree plantations sprawled across few thousand acres offering livelihood for locals inhabiting.In the nearest suburban areas.the hill station got its name as it is located at the confluence of three rivers. It is also well connected by airways, railways as well as through roadways.

 confluence of three rivers.

5)Araku valley

Planning for a tour to any hill station on a shoestring budget, then araku valley will come in a Price you’re willing to pay for , it is a renowned tourist spot visited by tourists all round the year.It is a hill station located near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.Araku is said to be an ideal getaway for both adventure enthusiasts as well as the family Vacationers and is also a  famous location which is most often seen in Telugu films.The salubrious weather, breathtaking landscapes is something which appeals to everyone who visit this place.It is located at an altitude of 1300 metres and sprawled over an area of 36 km providing its visitors with an extensive area to stroll, lay down and enjoy the nature surrounding it.

    salubrious weather