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9 Popular Hill Stations in Kerala

Updated on October 1, 2017

Kerala is a state in South India. Known as God's own country, Kerala is located between the Lakshadweep Sea and the Western Ghats.

Western Ghats have converted around half of Kerala into highlands. The state has more than 40 peaks above 1,500 meters above mean sea level.

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Hill Stations in Kerala

Many hill stations in Kerala attract tourists from all parts of the world. Here are some of them.

Munnar

This hill station is located in Idukki district. It is well-known for its tea plantations, forests, flora, fauna, valleys and mountains. It is around 1,600 meters above sea level. Anamudi, the highest peak in South India (2,695 meters), is in Munnar.

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Munnar, Kerala 685612, India
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Thekkady

Thekkady is well-known for its unending chains of hills, dense evergreen forests, spice-scented plantations, savanna grasslands, and elephants. It is a town in Idukki district. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located here.

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Thekkady, Kumily, Kerala, India
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Thekkady Forest Treck

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Vythiri

Located in Wayanad district, this hill station trekkers and nature lovers from all parts of the world. It is around 700 meters above sea level.

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Vythiri, Kerala 673576, India
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Vagamon

Located in Idukki district, this hill station is well-known for its hillocks, valleys and cascading waterfalls. It is around 1,100 metres above sea level. It has three hills: Thangal hill, Murugan hill and Kurismala.

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Vagamon, Kerala, India
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Vaithalmala

Located in Kannur district, this hill station is around 1372 meters above sea level. A trek of around six kilometers will take you to the peak. Calicut International Airport is the nearest airport to Vaithalmala.

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Near Paithalmala Pathenpara P.O Kannur- 670571, Alakkode - Pathenpara Rd, Vellad, Kerala 670571, Ind
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Peerumedu

Peerumedu is around 915 meters above sea level. It is well-known for its beautiful trekking trails. Here you will find tea gardens, streams, green forests, beautiful hillsides and much more.

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Peermade, Kerala, India
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Nelliyampathi

Cloud-caressed peaks of Nelliyampathy hill ranges attract visitors from all parts of the world. It is located in around 60 kilometers from Palakkad. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is in between Nelliyampathy ranges and Annamalai Hills.

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Nelliyampathy, Kerala 678508, India
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Ponmudi

Ponmudi is in Thiruvananthapuram district. It is 1,100 meters above sea level. Cool, green environs of this hill station rejuvenates you. If you like trekking, this place is just right for you.

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Ponmudi, Kerala, India
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Malampuzha

This hill station is around 7 kilometers from Palakkad. It is famous for its spiritual retreat, the Malampuzha Retreat Center. If you are interested in things like God realization, meditation, Self Realization, etc, this place is just right for you.

Malampuzha Retreat Center offers you many opportunities to refine yourself, to rejuvenate, to evolve spiritually. Here you can learn techniques to completely relax your mind and body.

You can learn meditation, which helps you to release yourself from the hold of the past and to connect with the Source (of bliss, peace, joy, health, prosperity, etc) in your heart.

I admire the scientific and practical approach these people have for things like spirituality and meditation. There are no boring lectures. They teach you simple and immensely effective techniques and allow you to experience their benefits.

Malampuzha Dam, suspension bridge, cable car ride, Fantasy Park, Japanese garden, Yakshi statue of Kanayi Kunhiraman, Shabri Ashram, Christin Brethen Church and Madurai Veeran Temple are other places of interest in the region.

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SMSF Spiritual Retreat Centre, Chembana, Kava,, Malampuzha, Palakkad,, Kerala 678 501, Tel: +91-491-
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A retreat was for always the few, who needed to retreat from everyday life, and retire in seclusion to introspect, meditate, brood over one's inner condition etc. The purpose was to re-enter normal everyday life refreshed spiritually to face life with a renewed sense of purpose, to restore balance to one's life.

— Chariji

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      Srikanth R 4 months ago

      Most welcome.

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      Louise Powles 4 months ago from Norfolk, England

      It looks beautiful. I really want to visit India now!