Hill Stations Near Mysore For An Extended Holiday

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Hill stations near Mysore are abundant due to its proximity to coffee and tea plantation towns and the high elevation areas in South India. Since Mysore is a favoured tourist destination for travelle (Read More)rs, it is optimal to add a few more fun places to your trip for an extended long vacation.

Here is the list of 15 Hill Stations Near Mysore For An Extended Holiday

1. Coorg

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Known For : Abbey Falls Raja's Seat Coffee Plantations in Coorg

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers.  This popular coffee producing hill station near Mysore is known for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as a popular destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specialising in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality.

Distance from Mysore: 117 km

Best Time: October to March

35 Coorg Attractions

2. Ooty

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Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Emerald Lake, Ooty

The Blue Mountains have always been shrouded in mysticism, and Ooty is no exception to that. For every mountain lover, the very idea of travelling to the city known as the Queen of the Hills holds an allure like no other. Once regarded as the summer headquarters of the East India Company (and for a very good reason), Ooty, also known as Udagamandalam, is a hill station near Mysore which serves as a very popular tourist destination for anyone looking for a picturesque place to relax and unwind. Ooty is nestled amidst the Nilgiri hills at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level and enjoys a favourable climate all year round.

Distance from Mysore: 125 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

43 Ooty Attractions

3. Chikmagalur

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Known For : Baba Budangiri Mullayanagiri Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

If you love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the mornings, you are going to love Chikmagalur, which has a perpetual fragrance of coffee lingering in the air. Very famously known as the ‘Coffee Land of Karnataka’, Chikmagalur is situated in the foothills of the Mullayangiri Range in Karnataka and stands at an altitude of 3400 feet. Famous for its tall mountains, lush green forests and its tranquil environment (apart from its coffee production), Chikmagalur is a very popular tourist destination and is a quaint getaway from the busy life of the city.

Distance from Mysore: 171 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Chikmagalur Attractions

4. Sakleshpur

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There are a plethora of hill stations near Mysore which are perfect for a getaway. Among this is a place named Sakleshpur which is Karnataka’s best-kept secret. This quaint hill station is not to be missed out while planning a weekend getaway. This foggy and misty hill station elevated at 950 meters, peacefully lies nestled in the Western Ghats. The hill station is cocooned with the aroma of coffee, tea, cardamom and cinnamon. Affectionately known as “Poor man’s Ooty”, this hill station is surrounded by hills covered with lush green trees and is filled with serenity.

Distance from Mysore: 148 km

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5. Wayanad

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Known For : Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembra Peak

Replete with enchanting waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and homestays, this popular town is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife. Walking through the sprawling spice plantations, taking that trek into the pre-historic caves and experiencing a resort holiday is one of the many things you can do to get a taste of Wayanad. A great place to spot wild elephants, cool breeze, beautiful scenery, Wayanad is guaranteed to please your travel senses. Overall, a perfect weekend idea for a hill station near Mysore.

Distance from Mysore: 121 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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6. BR Hills

BR Hills
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Known For : BRT Wildlife Sanctuary Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Adventure Activities

The Biligiriranga hills, or the BR Hill as they are better known, are a bit of heaven between the Western and the Eastern Ghats, with a wonderful floral diversity and a vast variety of fauna as well. Its rich natural beauty is home to a number of exotic animals and birds, and one can spend the most enjoyable times here spotting these. The terrain at this hill station near Mysore will also let you indulge in activities such as trekking, river rafting and fishing.

Distance from Mysore: 84 km

Best Time: April to October

5 BR Hills Attractions

7. Kodaikanal

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Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodaikanal Lake Bear Shola Falls

Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is one of the most famous hill stations near Mysore. When you think of Kodaikanal, you think of a wonderful climate, cliffs covered in mist, cloud-capped mountains and beautiful lakes and valleys, and once you visit this hill station, you will find that every bit of what you have imagined it to be is true. Nestled amidst the rolling slopes of the Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round. Kodaikanal means the gift of the forests.

Distance from Mysore: 336 km

Best Time: September to May

35 Kodaikanal Attractions

8. Coonoor

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Known For : Sim's Park Dolphin's Nose Ketti Valley

One of the most beautiful and serene hill stations near Mysore you will come across in the country, Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the wonderful Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats. It is situated at an altitude of 1930 meters and just 19 km from Ooty.

Distance from Mysore: 144 km

Best Time: October to March

17 Coonoor Attractions

9. Yercaud

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Known For : Emerald Lake, Yercaud Pagoda Point Botanical Garden, Yercaud

Nestled in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is a hill station near Mysore called poor man's Ooty with abundant forests, vast coffee plantations and some unique species of flora and fauna resulting in gorgeous views. Head to Yercaud for a quaint and quiet weekend getaway.

Distance from Mysore: 263 km

Best Time: October to June

20 Yercaud Attractions

10. Madikeri

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Known For : Abbey Falls Talacauvery Namdroling Monastery

Generally covered as a part of trips to Coorg, Madikeri is a quaint hill station near Mysore with vast coffee plantations, lush forests and misty hills, all culminating into a breathtaking view. The entire district of Madikeri including Coorg is replete with rolling coffee and tea plantations across vast hilly landscapes.

Distance from Mysore: 117 km

Best Time: February to September

19 Madikeri Attractions

11. Yelagiri

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Known For : Punganur Lake Nature Park Jalagamparai Falls

A quaint little hill station near Mysore, Yelagiri is just three hours away from Bangalore, making it the perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway. Spread a little over 30 square kilometres, and at a height of over 1100 metres above sea level, Yelagiri offers its tourists some beautiful places like the Jalagamparai falls, sweeping orchards and rose garden, among others. The ideal destination for nature lovers, Yelagiri is a town that is completely off the beaten tourist trail, lending it a quieter and much more peaceful vibe compared to other more famous hill stations near Mysore.

Distance from Mysore: 296 km

Best Time: November to February

13 Yelagiri Attractions

12. Agumbe

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A one of a kind experience in perhaps one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, the Sita Nadi river rafting is an unparalleled experience. The rafting experience on the wild Sita River gives you a thrill that you will not forget for a lifetime.

Distance from Mysore: 275 km

13. Munnar

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Known For : Tata Tea Museum (KDHP Museum) Echo Point, Munnar Eravikulam National Park

The idyllic hill station near Mysore, Munnar is famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks. It is located in the Western Ghats section of 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.

Distance from Mysore: 327 km

Best Time: September to May

49 Munnar Attractions

14. Kemmanagundi

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Known For : Hebbe Falls Kalahatti Falls Z Point

A hill station near Mysore of widespread views and scents of beautiful gardens, Kemmanagundi or KR hills, homes the tallest peak of Karnataka, Mullayanagiri.

Distance from Mysore: 204 km

Best Time: September to May

9 Kemmanagundi Attractions

15. Kotagiri

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Known For : Elk Falls Longwood Shola Trekking

Kotagiri is a smallest and oldest hill station near Mysore, nestled in the lap of Nilgiri Hills bounded by surroundings that exhibit peace and tranquillity. A hill town that was first noticed by the British as their summer home away from the heat of plains, today, it is again gaining popularity among tourists.

Distance from Mysore: 154 km

Best Time: December to May

7 Kotagiri Attractions

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