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Hill stations to visit in South India

India is a country where you can find all the adventure in many different places while you are touring. With many tourist destinations known to be quite serene and some known to be quite busy, you can find them all here in a nation which is home to over a billion people.  India as a whole is a huge country to visit on your first visit and if you plan to visit it once then it will be tiring and the body will be drained out of energy.  You can cover parts of North, South, East or West of India while your visit, be it adventure or be it spiritual, all parts of India will have some or other activity to provide for it visitors.

Saying this, we recommend you to visit some of the best hill stations in South India for your visit to cosy locations here and can explore the wilderness, cool climate, nice scenery and peacefulness while you can hear birds chirping in your backyard etc.

  • Coorg

Known as Scotland of India, Coorg is situated in the state of Karnataka and is a must-visit location while you wish to explore the state. Coorg is popular with coffee enthusiasts as Coorg is a popular coffee growing hill station in South India. Known for its beautiful hills, streams, hospitable culture of people and the locale clan called Kodavas who are particularly known to be very hospitable people.  Coorg also has many nature-oriented resorts and homestays option which is perfect for any person who wants to explore either nature with 5-star experience or be with localities and explore the culture.

  • Munnar

Munnar is a town and hill station located in Iuka District of Kerala. Known for its serene hills, Munnar is called Kashmir of South India. Located around 1600m above sea level, you can experience cool climate all year round.  On your visit, you can notice there are 4 major directions in Munnar namely Mattupatty Direction, Thekkedy Direction, Adimaly Direction and Coimbatore Direction. All of these directions have several places of attraction such as Rose Garden, Mattupatty Dam, Carmelagiri Elephant Park, Idly Hill View Point, Pothamedu View Point, and Anamudi Peak etc. You can visit either of these places depending on your interest. Munnar is well connected by road and it lies around 150km from Ernakulum.

  • Ooty

Known as Queen of the Nilgiris, Ooty lies in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Ooty is one place that everybody in South India would have heard due to its popularity of being one of the cool places to visit for every mountain lover. Ooty was previously known as Udagamandalam and was once a Summer Headquarters of East India Company which is quite sure how it is regarded as one.  Due to its proximity to Karnataka, many people can reach Ooty within a day and then explore the place and its cool climate.  Nestled in Niligiri Hills, Ooty lies at an altitude of 2240 meters above sea level which provides cool climate all year round.  On your visit to Ooty, you should not miss Niligiri Mountain Railway where you pass through various tunnels and enjoy scenic views.

  • Idukki

Idukki is one of the best places in Kerala which is perfect for treks, nature walks, bird watching. Best visited by nature travellers, enthusiast and for photographers, Idukki is visited for its natural attractions that are mostly untouched. On your visit to Idukki, you can visit Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Thommankuthu Falls, Ramakkal, Kalvari Mount, Idukki Arch Dam and Cheeyappara Waterfalls. Best visited during the months of August to January, the nearest airport is Kochi International Airport.

  • Araku Valley

Close to Vizag, Araku is one of popular tourist destination in the southern state of Andra Pradesh.  Located in Anatagiri hills at the height of 3100 feet, Araku is known for its tribal people and their handmade crafts. With its beautiful weather, natural streams, waterfalls Araku valley is must visit while on your vacation to Andra Pradesh. Araku valley is also home to many coffee plantations and tribal society, the tribal museum is must visit to know how the lifestyle of tribal are here.  If you are lucky, then you can watch Dhimsa dance performance which is local dance performance and you should never miss this.

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