Top 7 Most Popular Hill Stations of Kerala

Kerala is home to numerous natural hill stations at an elevation of about 1600m and above, Munnar among the most popular hill station of the state and a famous weekend getaways from Kochi. Some of the most popular hill stations in Kerala are Munnar, Wayanad, Vagamon, Elapeedika, Paithalmala, Nelliyampathi,Ponmudi, Peermade and Thekkady. Most of the hill stations in Kerala are situated in the Western Ghats ranges and offers picturesque surroundings,exquisitely beautiful mountains, beautiful landscapes and breathtaking view.

Munnar – King of Hill Stations

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Munnar is the most famous Hill Station of Kerala in Idukki district, situated at 1,600 metres above mean sea level. The gorgeous hill station is the most romantic and one of the best honeymoon destination in India, situated at the confluence of three mountain and streams.

Wayanad – Crown of Kerala

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Wayanad district is the most popular tourist destinations of Kerala and the favorite tourist places in Wayanad include Vythiri,Kalpetta and Sultan Bathery. The district also houses largest population of Asian elephants in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

Vagamon – Jewel of Western Ghats

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Vagamon hill station is located in Kottayam and Idukki district and listed as one of the 50 most attractive places to visit in India by National Geographic Traveler. Places of interest around Vagamon include Kurisumala Ashram, Tea estates,Mooppanpara,Murugan Hill and rolling green meadows of Vagamon.

Paithalmala – Mountain Pride

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Paithalmala hill station in the Kannur district is located at a height of 1371.6 m and is the highest geographic peak in Kannur. Paithalmala is one of the most favourite spot for trekkers, photographers and one of the very few places in Kerala where the nature is not affected by human.

Peermade – Peak and Hills

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Peermade hill station is located nearby city of Kanjirappally,on the way to Thekkady. The area is extremely fertile and surrounded by lush plantations of coffee and tea, The landscape of Peermade also includes lands and pine forests and spectacular waterfalls.

Nelliyampathi – Queen Hills

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Nelliyampathi or Nelliampathi hill station is located near Palakkad city and surrounded by tea and coffee plantations region. Nelliampathi is one of the most popular hill stations in Kerala and a must visit place in Kerala state.

Ponmudi – Scenic Views

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Ponmudi hill station is located at an altitude of 1100 m in the Western Ghats mountain range near Trivandrum City. The landscape of Ponmudi include Golden Peak Valley,hairpin turns,scenic road views, Peppara wildlife sanctuary and various trekking spots.