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Popular Hill Stations in Kerala

Updated on July 18, 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.


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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Things to Pack for Your Hill Station Trip

Leg warmers
Walking shoes
Snow boots (if needed)
Lip balm
Polarized glasses


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      Srikanth R 6 weeks ago

      Most welcome.

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      Louise Powles 6 weeks ago from Norfolk, England

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