Top Hill Stations in South India

Showing 30 Top Hill Stations in South India

1. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

3.2

Known For : Marudhamalai Hill Temple | Kovai Kondattam | Vydehi Falls

Often termed as ?Manchester of South India?, the city is photographically situated on the banks of River Noyyal and has an array of natural attractions.

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2. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

3.4

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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3. Devikulam, Kerala

2.7

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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4. Thenmala, Kerala

3.0

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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5. Vythiri, Kerala

3.2

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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6. Madikeri, Karnataka

3.7

Known For : Trekking | Chingara Falls | Namdroling Monastery

Generally covered as a part of trips to Coorg, Madikeri is a quaint hill town in Karnataka with vast coffee plantations, lush forests and misty hills, all culminating into a breathtaking view.

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7. Munnar, Kerala

4.1

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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8. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

3.9

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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9. Papi Kondalu, Andhra Pradesh

3.4

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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10. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

3.4

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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11. Vagamon, Kerala

3.4

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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12. Kemmanagundi, Karnataka

3.4

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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13. Chikballapur, Karnataka

2.9

Known For : Vivekanand Falls | The Ranganatha Swamy temple | Kaivara

Located about 57km from Bangalore, Chikballapur is a place close to Nandi Hills, Vivekanand falls and many other small small attractions making it a good one day getaway from Bangalore.

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14. Nelliyampathy, Kerala

2.5

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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15. Anthargange, Karnataka

3.8

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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16. Peermede, Kerala

2.4

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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17. Coorg, Karnataka

4.0

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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18. Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu

3.4

Known For : Hogenakkal Falls | Melagiri Hills | Pennagram Village

Hogenakkal is the small village that is known because of Kaveri river that splits into multiple streams of waterfalls over here, making it arguably the most heavenly place in the state.

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19. Nandi Hills, Karnataka

3.7

Known For : Paragliding | Tipu's Drop | Cycling/Biking

Small mounds near Bengaluru, Nandi hills serve as a great trekking destination and a weekend getaway for people in the metro.

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20. Ponmudi, Kerala

3.2

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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21. Samalkot, Andhra Pradesh

2.3

Known For : Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swamy Temple | Thalupulamma Thalli | Kakinada

Situated in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, Samalkot is regarded as holy by the devotees of Lord Shiva.

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22. Kudremukh, Karnataka

3.7

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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23. Wayanad, Kerala

3.6

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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24. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu

3.8

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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25. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu

3.5

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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26. Idukki, Kerala

3.3

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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27. Ananthagiri, Andhra Pradesh

2.9

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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28. Bellikkal, Tamil Nadu

3.4

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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29. Nilambur, Kerala

2.7

Known For : Adyanpara Waterfalls | The Elembalai Hill | Nedumkayam

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?.

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30. Honnemaradu, Karnataka

3.3

Known For : The Honnemardu Reservoir | Dabbe Falls | Rafting

Honnemardu is a small cozy village, by the Honnemardu Reservoir. The deserted village is like a live amusement park, just without any boundaries.

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