Top Hill Stations in South India

Showing 28 Top Hill Stations in South India

1. Coorg, Karnataka


Known For : Abbey Falls | Talacauvery | Nagarhole National Park

Located amidst imposing mountains with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers, an affluent hill station in Karnataka.

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2. Ooty, Tamil Nadu


Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway | Ooty Lake | Ooty Botanical Gardens

Ooty, the queen of hill stations and the capital of Nilgiris district, is one of the most popular tourist destination, especially as a honeymoon destination.

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3. Munnar, Kerala


Known For : Rose Garden | Echo Point | Elephant Arrival Spot

Situated on the banks of three rivers- Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, Munnar is an idyllic hill station, famous for its tea estates, exotic scenery, abundance of flora and fauna and craggy peaks.

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4. Wayanad, Kerala


Known For : Banasura Dam | Pookot Lake | Chembra Peak

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

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5. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu


Known For : Kodai Lake | Green Valley View (Suicide Point) | Pillar Rocks

Kodaikanal is the most sought after honeymoon destination in South India because of its scenic beauty and it has the attribute to leave any nature lover mesmerized by its charisma.

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6. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu


Known For : Sim's Park | Lamb's Rock | Dolphin's Nose

One of the most beautiful and serene hill stations you will come across in the country, Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the wonderful Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats.

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7. Vythiri, Kerala


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

62 kms off Kozhikode is Vythiri, popular resort town famous for its old world charm of cottages, log huts & tree house accommodations cozily nestled in the forests of Wayanad.

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8. Vagamon, Kerala


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

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

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9. Idukki, Kerala


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.

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10. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu


Known For : Emerald Lake | Killiyur Falls | Pagoda Point

Nestled in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is a hill station called poor man's Ooty with abundant forests, vast coffee plantations and some unique species of flora and fauna resulting in gorgeous views.

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11. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu


Known For : Yelagiri Adventure Camp | Jalagamparai Falls | Nature park

Yelagiri is small hill station, in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. If your looking for a hill station out of the ordinary, then you need to make your way to Tamil Nadu!

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12. Chikmagalur, Karnataka


Known For : Kudremukh National Park | Rafting in Bhadra River | Mullayanagiri

The coffee land of Karnataka, Chikmagalur is famous for its beautiful hills and views, along with its aromatic coffee.

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13. Thenmala, Kerala


Known For : Butterfly Safari | Adventure zone | Trekking

India's first planned eco tourism destination, Thenmala is located in the Kollam district of Kerala. A place with waterfalls, rivers, dams, deer park, adventure zones, beautiful railway routes, hillocks in the background and lush greenery everywhere, Thenmala is a great destination to spend time wit

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14. Devikulam, Kerala


Known For : Devi Lake | Pallivasal Falls | Thoovanam Falls

This quaint little hill-station located at an altitude 1800 m above sea level is best known for its mythical Sita Devi Lake, rolling hills, waterfalls and its innumerable tea and spice plantations.

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15. Kemmanagundi, Karnataka


Known For : Hebbe Falls | Z Point | Shiva Temple

This hill station is a perfect summer retreat for those looking for a spectacular time amongst the beauty of nature.

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16. Savandurga, Karnataka


Known For : Trekking | Corporate Excursion | Rock-climbing

Situated 60 kms to the west of Bangalore, Savandurga, considered to be one of the largest single rock formation in the whole of Asia.

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17. BR Hills, Karnataka


Known For : BRT Wildlife Sanctuary | Activities | Dodda Sampige Mara

The Biligiriranga hills, or the BR Hill as they are better known, provide for a picturesque tourist spot with a wonderful floral diversity and a vast variety of fauna as well.

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18. Bellikkal, Tamil Nadu


Bellikkal is one of those places where you can completely relax, without having to worry about a 'to-do' list for your vacations and yet experience mountains that will steal your breath away.

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19. Kodachadri Hills, Shimoga

Kodachadri Hills serve as a stunning backdrop of evergreen forests to the town of Maravanthe. Located in the Western Ghats at a height of 4411 feet above the sea level, they also proves to be one of the good trekking trails, beginning at the South Kanara Forest.

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20. Kotagiri, Karnataka


Known For : Elk Falls | Longwood Shola | Catherine Falls

Kotagiri is a smallest and oldest hill station, nestled in the lap of Nilgiri Hills bounded by surroundings that exhibits peace and tranquility.

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21. Papi Kondalu, Andhra Pradesh


Known For : Papi Kondalu Hills | Gandi Pochamma Temple | Perantapalli Village

Papi Kondalu or Papi hills, are located 124 kms from Khammam district and form part of the Medak, East Godavari and West Godavari districts.

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22. Araku Valley, Vizag

A hill station located close to Vizag is the Araku Valley. Naturally been bestowed upon with beautiful streams, enchanting waterfalls and a lovely weather, Araku valley is placed at a height of 3100 feet in the effluent hills of Anatagiri.

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23. Nelliyampathy, Kerala


Known For : Nelliyampathy Hills | Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary | Nenmara

Nelliyampathy is located near the Kerala and Tamil Nadu border offering bounty of nature and lush green surroundings of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations.

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24. Anthargange, Karnataka


Known For : Cave Exploration | Trekking

Anthargange at an altitude of 1712 meters from sea level with its rocky boulders, small caves and dense plantation forest are one of the best getaways for trekking, rock climbing and cave exploration enthusiasts.

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25. Peermede, Kerala


Known For : Grampi | Thrissanku Hills | Peeru Hills

Blessed with a vast expanse of green cover, beautiful rolling hills, wandering streams and gurgling waterfalls; Peermede is a small bewitching hill station of Kerala.

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26. Ponmudi, Kerala


Known For : Golden Valley | Trekking | Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

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27. Kudremukh, Karnataka


Known For : Kudremukh Peak Trek | Kudremukh National Park | Trekking

With the promise of a picturesque view of a mountain in the shape of a horse face, Kudremukh is famous for its biodiversity and scenic beauty.

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28. Ananthagiri, Andhra Pradesh


Known For : Katiki Waterfalls | The Borra Hills and Caves | Araku Tribal Museum

A retreat from scorching heat of summers, Ananthagiri located in Andhra Pradesh is an ideal place for nature lovers who admire its raw beauty.

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