Visiting Kerala leads you to enjoy many natural wonders like serene backwaters, sparkling palm-fringed beaches, green-carpeted rolling hills, exotic wild life sanctuaries, white sands with turquoise blue water, tall palm groves, Lush green plants, sprawling plantations, Ayurvedic massages, panoramic view of tiny mesmerizing villages and more. Apart from all these attractions you can monuments, parks, resorts, zoos, spas and other tourist centers in Kerala. Looking for things to do around Kerala? Let’s read this review to know more.
Hill Stations in Kerala is a home to an exotic vegetation and rich wildlife and especially famous for international spices, like cardamoms and cinnamons and pepper and cashews and more, In Kerala you can find four famous hill stations such as Idukki, Munnar, Devikulam and Ponmudi. Let’s know what to explore from all these hill stations.
Idukki Hill Station:
Idukki hill station is a landlocked district, enriched with high ranges and wooded valleys and it is girded by three main rivers Periyar, Thalayar and Thodupuzhayar. Immerse your natural exploration mind by visiting Hill View Park, which is located in adjacent of both Idukki Arch Dam and Cheruthony Dam, which offers a panoramic view of natural water body with the outskirt of mountains, scenic view of Wild elephants in their natural habitat. If you want to make your Idukki trip memorable you must visit this park. Next visit obviously Idukki Arch Dam, which got the fame as world’s second and Asia’s first arch dam, which is a better spot to capture a scenic views. Don’t miss to visit Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Kulamavu, Thommankuthu waterfall, Painavu trekking point and so on.(image by Arun Kumar Sinha)
Munnar is a green surrounded spectacular hills located in the Idukki district of Kerala, 1600 meter above the sea level. Picturesque hill station serves as a stunning landmark in Idukki and also draws many tourist people across the country, whether you are looking for a honeymoon or just want a holiday with your family Munnar hill station is the right choice for you. In Munnar you can visit the rarest flower Neelakurinji among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands of this hill station, which bathes the hills in blue every twelve years. Munnar’s crown (highest peak) is Anamudi, which has height over 2695 m; it is an ideal spot for trekking. Munnar’s another gift is Sprawling tea plantations, which is situated at the confluence of three mountains such as Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.
In Trivandrum district you can find a beautiful hill station in the name of Ponmudi, which is a scenic and tranquil spot and must visit destination too, which is located at a height of 600 meters above sea level, if you want to peak break from the hustle – bustle of the city life you must prefer this and relax yourself without any disturbance. Whatever adventure sites available this world, the Ponmudi is also a better spot for those who looks adventure, it offers many adventure sports like trekking, rock climbing, mountaineering, etc.(image by Arun Kumar Sinha)
So enjoy the long leisurely walks and enjoy the scenic view, natural springs of lush green valley, really the hill stations in Kerala is stunning and gorgeous among all.
Featured image courtesy by Raman Singh