Kerala the green small land is popular for its sun kissed beaches, serene backwaters, dense green vegetation, a wide variety of wildlife etc. But far from these in the heights of western ghats Kerala has many exotic hill stations which are not explored completely. The hill stations are a perfect choice to get away from the noise, stress,crowd and pollution of city life. This unending chains of lush green hill stations are home to a wide variety of wildlife. There are so many wonderful resorts in these hill stations. These beautiful hill stations are the main source of spices.The spice plantations in the hill stations give spices like pepper, cardamom, cinnamon etc. To enjoy the virgin beauty of nature hill stations are the perfect place. The major hill stations in Kerala are :
Munnar, located at an altitude of about 1700m from the sea level is one of the most beautiful and most visited hill stations in Kerala. Munnar is at the confluence of three rivers. In the olden days Munnar was the summer resort of British Government in South India. The unending chains of hills, spice scented plantations, wide and rare variety of wildlife, waterfalls, lakes, dams etc are the main attraction in Munnar. The wild life sanctuary in Munnar is another popular major attraction. The highest peak in South India Anamudi is situated in here. Munnar is also a favorite destination of adventure lovers with so many spots for trekking and hiking. Munnar is a major honeymoon destination with its romantic ambiance and serenity. Attukal, Chithirapuram, Pallivasal, Pothamedu and Devikulam are some of the scenic spots near Munnar. The Neelakurinji flowers which blooms once in twelve years is another attraction found in Munnar.
Ponmudi, the beautiful hill station situated at a distance of 61 km from Thiruvananthapuram and at an altitude of about 1000m from the sea level is the perfect place to relax without any worries. The golden valleys, tea estates, and cottages in these serene hill station will be an unforgettable experience. The hill station offers you a wonderful opportunity for trekking and long walks.
Vagamon hills, one of the beautiful hill station in Kerala is engulfed by three hills. Vagamon hills offers you the wonderful sight of meadows, beautiful flowers, bluish brown hills, cotton mist and many more. The cool mountain air is a soothing experience. Apart from the mesmerising scenic beauty Vagamon hills also offers you the fun and excitement of Trekking , paragliding and rock climbing.
The green paradise in Kerala is a quiet and beautiful hill station. The unspoilt natural beauty and rich tribal heritage in Wayanad will definitely be a great experience for all. For reaching this historically important hill station one has to travel through thick forests with hair pin bends for about seventeen kilometers. The journey itself is an amazing experience. Edakkal caves, Kuruva island, Banasura Sagar Dam, Lakkidi are some of the important locations here.
Idukki, the land of massive mountains, green valleys and splendid streams located in the southern portion of Kerala offers the wonderful sight of exotic hills, spice plantations, wildlife sanctuaries and the virgin beauty of nature. Idukki is an ideal place for mountain trekking also. Very near to Idukki there is another hill station called Peermade.
Apart from these there are so many beautiful hill stations in Kerala which worth a visit. Some of them are Agasthyakoodam, Maniyamkunnu, Charalkunnu, Nilambur, Nelliyampathi, Pattumala, Rajamala, Ranipuram, Neelimala, Kundala, Vilangankunnu etc.