When one thinks of Kerala, the images that come to mind almost spontaneously are of lush, verdant backwaters, spices, Kathakali and languid houseboat rides. What’s lesser known however, is that Kerala encompasses a wide variety of terrain from plains to hills. Here, we’re taking a look at our pick of top five hill stations in Kerala that are perfect to plan your summer getaway:
About 260 kms away from Trivandrum, Thekkady is the perfect hill station for those who want to explore nature and wildlife in its full glory. It’s in-fact the location for Periyar National Park is known for the wild elephant, deer, and bison that come down to the lake to drink water. It’s also famous for its evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, and for the Savannah Grasslands. The place is best explored by Boat Cruise and Elephant Rides. The Top five attractions are the Periyar National Park, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Lake, Periyar Tiger Reserve, and Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali show.
Located only about 55 kms north-east of Trivandrum, Ponmudi has a pleasant climate all through the year making it another perfect summer getaway. It’s also a romantic getaway for its Golden Valley, mountain flowers, and colorful butterflies. The place is also thronged by trekking and hiking enthusiasts, especially for Agasthyarkoodam – the highest peak of the Western Ghats.The Top attractions are Golden Valley, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Echo Point, Meenmutty Falls, and Agasthyarkoodam.
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