If you are on your voyage of change, South India is the treasure of exotic hill stations. The highlands of Western Ghats in South India are home to some of the most beautiful hill resorts. With shimmering lakes, verdant green forests, the aroma of sprawling tea and coffee plantations along with fragrant pepper and cardamom plantations, the peaks of Nilgiris and profusion of flowers surrounding its delightful treks to more adventurous ones, hill resorts of South India have everything to offer.
The picturesque and serene hill stations of Kerala offer peaceful panoramic surroundings, thick, deep and dense tropical forests at an altitude of 1520 m above sea level. While Ponmudi offers narrow, winding pathways, a deer park and excellent trekking trails, Idukki meaning ‘narrow gorge’ is home to a number of tribes with their distinctive customs and beliefs.
On the way to Coonoor, the marvelous hill station, you will explore the tribes of the Badagas and the Todas in the tiny village of Ketti. The Pali Hills of Kodaikanal are splendid while Yercaud is known as the ‘Ooty of the Poor’ with its aromatic coffee plantations and orange groves and more economical prices. Ketti has the highest railway station in the country at an altitude of 7,000 ft above the sea level while world-famous tea farms of Ooty are simply lovable. Kotagiri, the oldest hill station of the Nilgiris was once a British hill resort and features Elk Falls, Kodanad Viewpoint, Catherine Falls, and a wonderful golf course.
Hill stations of South India are undoubtedly offering a quality time in the leaps of nature.