Kerala Hill Stations


The Western Ghats run along the length of Kerala, India and there are a number of beautiful hill stations on these beautiful ranges, which provide an alternative to the beaches and backwaters of Kerala. Tourists can combine visits to all these regions to see a complete picture of Kerala tourism.

Some of the best hill stations in Kerala are:

Munnar:
Located in the hill ranges of Kerala 1600 m above the sea, where three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala - come together, Munnar is a vision in green. Some of the highest tea estates in Kerala can be seen in Munnar, as the hills surrounding this scenic town are carpeted with tea bushes, spice plantations and greenery. There are also opportunities for nature walks, trekking and bird watching tours in Munnar.

Ponmudi:
This hillstation in the Western Ghats, located around 65 km from Thiruvananthapuram, is a picturesque getaway in Kerala. The green hills, with winding roads, pretty cottages, and an abundance of birds and butterflies flying through the spice plantations and tea estates, make it an idyllic Kerala tourism destination.
 

Rajamala:
Located 15 km from Munnar, Rajamala is known for sightings of the rare Nilgiri Tahr, an antelope-like creature, which is also related to mountain goats and can be seen on the hills in this region.

Peermede:
Located 915 m above sea level, at a distance of around 40 km from Kumily in Idukki district of central Kerala, this beautiful hill station in the Western Ghats is known for its green landscape.

Thrissanku and Peeru hills:
Located 4 km from Peermede, these adjacent hills are known for their gentle hills, which provide opportunities for nature treks and walks along the winding hill roads.

Echo Point:
Located 13 km from Munnar, Echo Point is a popular adventure tourism destination. Trekking and nature walks are popular activities in this scenic destination with beautiful views of the green hills.

Ramakalmedu:
Located at a distace of 16 km from Nedumkandam on the Thekkady-Munnar Road, Ramakalmedu is a beautiful hill station, which offers fresh mountain air and pleasant views of gentle hills all around.

These are only some of the best-known hill stations in Kerala. There are many more scenic destinations that you can see in the Western Ghats on tours of the hill stations in Kerala. Other hill stations in Kerala are:

Devikulam
Idukki
Munnar
Ponmudi
Vagamon
Vythiri
Wayanad

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