Showing 28 Top Hill Stations in South India
With the scenic Western Ghats dominating the landscape, the hill stations of South India showcase lush greenery that is the birth of some rich biodiversity, housing various exotic flora and fauna. When the summers hit this tropical region, hill stations like Coorg, Wayanad, and Yercaud come to the rescue of those frying in the heat of the coast and the cities.
Here is the list of 28 Top Hill Stations in South India
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.