15 Spectacular Hill Stations to Visit in South India

South India is blessed with rich nature along with amazing flora and fauna, The mountains and hill ranges of south India includes Eastern Ghats, Western Ghats, Nilgiri hills,Palakkad Gap,Anaimalai Hills and Anamudi. Rolling hills of south India offers list of most beautiful hill stations of India with deep valleys, mesmerizing effects and wildlife.

Araku Valley -Andhra Pradesh

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Araku Valley Hill station is located in the valley of Eastern Ghat range in Vishakhapatnam. Valley of Araku is one of the least polluted and less commercialized tourist destinations in South India, popular for its famous coffee plantations and Borra Caves.

Horsley Hills -Andhra Pradesh

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Horsley Hill station is a mesmerizing hill station for tourists in India, Located in the beautiful hills of Andhra Pradesh. The picturesque destination is surrounded with dense growths of eucalyptus, jacaranda, allamanda and gulmohar trees. Image Source: maachittoor

Ananthagiri -Telangana

Ananthagiri Hill Station is known for its scenic beauty and idyllic atmosphere, Ananthagiri Hills is one of the dense forests and one of the most popular hill stations in the state along with Horsley Hills.

Ooty -Tamil Nadu


Ooty or Udhagamandalam is India’s most popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu. Natural beauty of Ooty attract tourists from all over the globe and known as Queen of Hill Stations of India.

Yercaud -Tamil Nadu

Yercaud hill station is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats and called as Jewel of the South and a popular tourist destination in south India. Yercaud is a enchanting and picturesque hill stations on the Western ghats and one of the most pleasurable place for trekking experiences.

Kodaikanal -Tamil Nadu


Kodaikanal is known as Princess of Hill stations and popular tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. The charming hill station amidst sylvan beauty on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills and surrounded by lush green hills and lake.

Coonoor -Tamil Nadu

Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu after Ooty and an ideal base ground for trekking to the Nilgiris mountain range.
The world famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway connects Coimbatore to Udhagamandalam passes through Coonoor hill station.

Kotagiri -Tamil Nadu


The picturesque hill station is the Place Where Blue Mountains Turn Green surrounded by knolls and valleys and offers a spectacular view of the gentle sloping hills and blue hills.

Kudremukh -Karnataka

Kudremukh is a small hill station and also a mountain range and name of a peak famous for picturesque view of mountain that resembles a horse’s face. Kuduremukh is Karnataka’s 3rd highest peak after Mullayangiri and Bababudangiri

Coorg -Karnataka


Coorg or Kodagu is popularly known as Scotland of India,a tourist attraction and known for its coffee and its ethnic warrior people. Rich with wildlife and has three wildlife sanctuaries Kodagu is rated as one of the top hill station destinations in India and considered rich with wildlife and has three wildlife sanctuaries.

Munnar -Kerala


Munnar hill station is situated in the Western Ghats range of mountains, situated at the confluence of three mountain streams. Munnar is a perfect blend of nature and wildlife,South India’s largest tea-growing region,rolling hills are carpeted with green tea plants.

Ponmudi -Kerala


Ponmudi hill station is a part of the Western Ghats mountain range,blessed with scenic splendor and natural beauty and has a green carpet of thick tropical forest that rolls down to the foot of the hill range.

Devikulam -Kerala

Devikulam is a small but quite fascinating hill station, located about 8 km from Munnar  and one of the most visited Hill Stations in Kerala. The beautiful Devikulam has picturesque surroundings,lush green hills,green tea plantations and blue and yellow gum trees.

Nelliampathi -Kerala


Nelliampathi hill station is located near to famous Palakkad gap in Kerala and surrounded by tea and coffee plantations. Nelliyampathy is a beautiful hill station located in Kerala renowned for its scenic mountainscapes and salubrious climate.

Vagamon -Kerala

Vagamon hill station is located in Kottayam-Idukki border of Kottayam district and ideal place for tea plantations. National Geographic Traveler has listed Vagamon as one of the 50 most attractive places to visit in India.