Top 10 Hill Stations in Kerala – Best Time To Visit & Spot

When it comes to choosing the best and most beautiful hill stations in Kerala then several tourist spot came in our mind. Find the best time to visit, how to reach & landmark. Whether you wanted to visit during summer or winter season, the Kerala’s own Hill station has everything for everyone to share. Here is the list of such beautiful places that you can’t miss.

Wayanad (Kalpetta)
Wayanad Chembra peak

Wayanad is a beautiful hill station placed in the Nilgiri. This place is filled with hills, plantations and green forests with a rich tribal culture. ‘Wayanad’ means ‘The Land of Paddy Fields’. This place is bordered by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. People can buy spices, tribal handicrafts and honey. The resorts here attract many tourists including nature lovers, adventure seekers and photographers. Enjoy clay-pot cooked mutton stew here.

Landmark Place:
Chembra Peak – the tallest summit; Soochipara Falls.
How to Reach?
Wayanad is 145 kms away from Kerala central. You can get direct train, private bus service or taxi to get over here.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Wayanad is throughout the year.

 Munnar

Munnar Anamudi peak

Munnar is set between the beautiful valleys and mountains of the Western Ghats. It is famous for its tea and spice plantations. Thekkady is another beautiful place close to Munnar that has a great lake. Wildlife parks and forests cover the maximum part of these twin-towns ‘Munnar-Thekkady’ making it a photographer’s paradise. You can get home stays, tents, bungalows, camps, hotels and resorts to stay here. Seafood is excellent at this place.

Landmark Place:
Anamudi – the highest peak in South India.
How to Reach?
Munnar is 201 kms away from Kerala central. Local trains, private bus and taxi services are all available to reach over there.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit this place is throughout the entire year because of its pleasant climate.

Vagamon

 Vagamon

Vagamon is counted among the top beautiful hill station located in Kottayam-Idukki border of Kerala. Green meadows, waterfalls, tall pine trees, surrounding hills with tea plantations and cloudy weather with soothing cool breeze make this place attractive to the travellers. National Geographic Channel has listed Vagamon in top ‘50 best places to see in India’.

Landmark Place:
Thangal Para, Mundakayam Ghat, Kurisumala Dairy Farm.
How to Reach?
Vagamon is just adjacent to Kerala central. You can get taxis to reach over here.

Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Vagamon is during summer, from March to May to enjoy cool breeze.

 Ponmudi
Vagamon Thangal para

Ponmudi is a romantic hill station situated in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. You can see Western Ghat mountain range running parallel to Arabean sea. Ponmudi has thick green forests at the foot of hills. Waterfalls and small rivers are visible here that add to its beauty. Elephants, leopards, sambars are spotted in the sanctuaries.

Landmark Place:
Golden Valley, Kallar and Meenmutty Falls, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, The Napier Museum, Priyadarshini Planetarium.

How to Reach?
Ponmudi is 170 kms away from Kerala central. You can avail private bus or taxi services to reach over here.

Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Ponmudi is from October to March.

Idukki

Idukki dam

Idukki is one of the largest districts in Kerala that has Western Ghat mountain range. This place has many interesting things to offer to the visitors like – spice plantations, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, elephant rides, mountain treks etc. The Arch Dam situated here has the unique architecture in India.
Landmark Place:
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalliyanathandu, Idukki Arch Dam.
How to Reach?
Idukki is 187 kms away from Kerala central. Lots of private bus and taxi services are available to reach over there.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit this place is from October to May.

Painavu

Painavu Cheruthoni Dam

Painavu is a small but popular hill station situated inside Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary. Adventure lovers can enjoy visiting this place to see several dams and to enjoy cruises between Cheruthoni and Kulamavu. If you are lucky, you can spot elephants and leopards in winter and rainy seasons. Trekking lovers can also enjoy trekking at this spot.

Landmark Place:
Idukki Dam, Cheruthoni Dam, Idukki Hydro Electric Project.
How to Reach?
Painavu is 197 kms away from Kerala central. Private bus and taxi services are all available to reach over there.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Painavu is from September to May.

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Lakkidi

Lakkidi View point

Lakkidi is a small but beautiful hill station which is popularly called ‘Gateway of Wayanad’. Rainfall lovers can enjoy visiting this place because it is one of the places with the highest rainfalls in India. Greenery lovers and photographers can take delight in capturing rainy photographs here. Many zigzag curvy roads are visible here on the way to Thamarassery ghat pass.

Landmark Place:
Hairpin curve at Adivaram, Chain Tree, Pookote Lake.
How to Reach?
Lakkidi is just 26 kms away from Kerala central. Public bus and taxi services are all available to reach over there.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Lakkidi is throughout the year because of its soothingly pleasant weather all through.

Sultan Bathery

Sulthan Bathery Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

This place is a popular hill station which was originally named as Sultan’s Battery. It is a town situated in Wayanad district of Kerala. History says, Tipu Sultan of Mysore who captured Jain Temple here, used this place as his battery in eighteenth century. Temples, caves, sanctuaries, waterfalls, museums are the attractions for the visitors.

Landmark Place:
Jain Temple, Ganapati Temple, Edakkal Caves, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Ambalavayal Heritage Museum, Chethalayam Waterfalls.
How to Reach?
Sultan Bathery is just adjacent to Kerala central. You can get public bus or taxis to get over here.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Sultan Bathery is from March to .

Vythiri

Vythiri hill station

Vythiri is a small hill station located in Wayanad district of Kerala. You can see and learn coffee, rubber, tea, cardamom, pepper step-by-step plantations here. Bird watchers and photographers can enjoy this place because migratory birds can be spotted here time to time.

Landmark Place:
Chembara Peak, Soochipara Falls, Meenmutty Falls, Banasura Sagar Dam, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to Reach?
Vythiri is 123 kms away from Kerala central. You can get private bus, taxi and car services to get over here.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Vythiri is from October to March.

Devikulam

Devikulam

 

Devikulam is a small but popular hill station situated in Munnar district of Kerala. This place has derived its name from Sita Devi (goddess) and Kulam Lake (pond). This place is a famous spot for hiking and mountaineering. Tea plantation tour is also organized here. Fishing lovers can enjoy trout fishing here in the lake.

Landmark Place:
Power House Waterfall, Lock Heart Gap, Anayirankal Dam, Kanan Devan Hill Tea Plantations.
How to Reach?
Devikulam is 208 kms away from Kerala central. You can get private bus, taci and car services to get over here.
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Devikulam is from May to September

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