Top Hill Stations in Kerala

If the backwaters and beaches aren't your thing, Kerala has a little something for your travel woes. The hill stations of Kerala display the finest beauty of the Western Ghats, be it the tea plantations of Munnar, the rich biodiversity of Wayanad, or the lush greenery of Idukki.


Here is the list of 14 Top Hill Stations in Kerala

1. Munnar


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Known For : Atukkad Waterfalls | Pothamedu View Point | Tata Tea or KDHP Museum

The idyllic hill station Munnar - famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks, is located in the Western Ghats, in the state of Kerala. It serves as the commercial centre for some of the world’s largest tea estates. In addition, Munnar has many protected areas which are home to endemic and highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

Best Time : September to May

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2. Wayanad


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Known For : Banasura Dam | Chembra Peak | Pookot Lake

Replete with enchanting waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and home stays, this popular town is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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3. Vagamon


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Known For : Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary | Vagamon meadows | Pine Hill

1100 meters above sea, far way from the loud city culture, lush greenery and serenity to gift every visitor, Vagamon could be your quiet offbeat hill station in Kerala away from maddening tourist crowds.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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4. Idukki


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Known For : Hill View Park | Gavi | Idukki Arch Dam

With remains of Chera dynasty, Vembolinad Kingdom, and European plantations in the later years, this rugged hill resort is best known for its wildlife sanctuaries, beautiful bungalows, tea factories, rubber plantations and forests.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 23 Idukki Attractions

5. Vythiri


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Known For : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary | Chembara peak | Soochipara Falls

62 kms off Kozhikode is Vythiri, a popular resort town famous for its old world charm of cottages, log huts & tree house accommodations cosily nestled in the forests of Wayanad. Situated at an altitude of 700 metres, Vythiri in Wayanad comprises of 18 villages.

Best Time : October to Apr

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6. Nilambur


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Known For : The Elembalai Hill | Adyanpara Waterfalls | Teak Museum

Nestled at the bank of Chaliyar River in the proximity to Nilgiri Range, Nilambur is a small town, popularly known as ?Land of Teak Plantations?.

Best Time : October to March

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7. Thenmala


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Known For : Butterfly Safari | Adventure zone | Trekking

Snuggled in between dense woods of Western Ghats, Thenmala is an ecotourism destination located in Kollam district of Kerala. A fetching fusion of pristine nature and fabricated design, it offers quietude unlike any place else. Dotted with winding roads and rubber and tea plantations, Thenmala boasts of being the first planned ecotourism site in India. Spread over acres of dense timber trees, the name 'Thenmala' translates to Honey Hill suggesting the supply of high-quality honey from the region. This honey has medicinal properties because of the surrounding floral varieties and is exported in large amounts.

Best Time : December to February

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8. Ponmudi


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Known For : Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary | Golden Valley | Mini Zoo

Nestled in the laps of rolling hills of the Western Ghats, filled with tea-plantations, lush green hills and valleys, waterfalls and streams, this quaint little town draws connoisseurs of mountain life.

Best Time : November to May

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9. Nelliyampathy


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Known For : Nelliyampathy Hills | Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary | Nenmara | Shopping in Nelliyampathy

If you see the mist floating in the air and a pleasant aroma of coffee teasing your nostrils, a chain of majestic mountains peaking from all around and a wonderful weather relaxing your nerves, then you are not dreaming, you are in a small beautiful hill station of Kerala known as Nelliyampathy.

Best Time : October to March

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10. Gavi


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Gavi is situated some 14 km away from the famed Periyar Tiger Reserve and is heaven on Earth, quite literally

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11. Devikulam


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Known For : Devi Lake | Pallivasal Falls | Thoovanam Falls

A lake with a legend of its own, greenest sceneries, waterfalls and tea plantations are what offer its charm to Devikulam, a hill station in Kerala.

Best Time : November to May

Read More 4 Devikulam Attractions

12. Peermede


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Known For : Grampi | Thrissanku Hills | Peeru Hills

Blessed with lots of green cover, beautiful rolling hills, wandering streams and gurgling waterfalls; Peermede is a small bewitching hill station of Kerala, pure and pristine. Perched at an altitude of 915 m above the sea level, the town has many hidden treasure troves waiting to be uncovered.

Best Time : April to June, September to November

Read More 8 Peermede Attractions

13. Pathanamthitta


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Known For : Perunthenaruvi Waterfall | Thriveni Sangamam | Konni Forest Reserve

Pathanamthitta, in southern Kerala, is a town immersed in spirituality and mysticism. Blessed with several ancient temples, it is renowned as headquarters of pilgrimage in Kerala as Sabarimala is situated in the Pathanamthitta district. It is a land of untouched beauty awash with pristine rivers, lofty mountain ranges and sprawling coconut groves.

Best Time : September to February

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14. Kalpetta


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Known For : Karapuzha Dam | Kanthanpara Waterfalls | Shopping in Kalpetta

Kalpetta is a quaint town with a backdrop of majestic hills lurking in the shadows, lush green surroundings, fresh air and picturesque beauty. Housed in the Wayanad District of Kerala, at a height of 780 m above the sea level, Kalpetta is a perfect place for nature lovers as well as honeymooners.

Best Time : October to March

Read More 20 Kalpetta Attractions

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