Visiting hill stations is the best way to beat scorching heat of summers. South India is blessed with many beautiful hill stations and landscapes. A trip to hill stations will make you feel fresh and awesome. Check out some of the most visited hill stations in South India that offers breathtaking views.
1. Horsley hills, Andhra Pradesh:
Situated in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, Horsley hills is a small picturesque hill station that mesmerize visitors with its lush greenery and charming sceneries. It also offers memorable adventure experiences to adventure enthusiasts such as zorbing, rappelling, hiking and trekking.
2. Munnar, Kerala:
Pleasant weather, aromatic tea gardens, amazing waterfalls and lakes make Munnar one of the most popular hill stations in South India. Here, you will also get a chance to see Neelakurinji (purplish-blue) flowers, which bloom once in twelve years. Munnar is also known for its trekking trails, thus a must-visit place not only for nature lovers but also for trekkers.
3. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu:
Located in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal has captivating backdrops and scenic views. The cool breeze and spellbind surroundings will relax your mind and soul. Cheap accommodation options and cascading waterfalls also attracts many tourists. You can explore its natural beauty through boating as well as trekking.
4. Kudremukh, Karnataka:
You can find this little hill station in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka. Grassy slopes and rich biodiversity are the highlights of the place. There is also a view point from where you can have a glimpse of the Arabian sea. Kudremukh is often visited by the people of Manipal and Mangalore for enjoying trekking and camping.
5. Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh:
With Blossoming orchards, fabulous coffee plantations and vast landscapes, it rests in Vishakapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. The serene atmosphere of the place will rejuvenate your senses. There is also a Tyda park nearby that allows you to explore wildlife and enjoy camping.
6. Coorg, Karnataka:
Coorg is one of the best places to visit during summers. It has many things to offer like misty landscapes, dazzling waterfalls, tea-blanketed valleys, trekking trails and wildlife sanctuaries, thus an ideal destination for all types of tourists. You can even take elephant rides and do whit water rafting here.
7. Ooty, Tamil Nadu:
Rolling green hills, lovely climate, thick forest, lofty mountains, deep valleys and emerald lakes are the highlights of Ooty, also known as ‘Queen of Hills’. Don’t forget to taste the fresh coffee and train ride taking you to the close by hills. Summer festival occurred in May is a center of attraction for many tourists, so must become a part of it.