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The mountains are calling!

Are you a mountain person? Is the scorching heat making you miserable? Then pack your bags and head to one of these 5 hill stations in South India. When the summer sun is shining so bright and the temperatures are soaring high, you should plan a trip and escape the humdrum of life. It is time you leave your cubicle in office and rush to get some solace in life. Beat the heat this year by escaping to a beautiful hill station.

Kodaikanal

Where: Tamil Nadu

Places to visit: Berijam Lake, Coakers Walk, Kodaikanal Lake and Dolphin’s Nose

How to Reach:

By Air: Madurai airport (120 km) is the nearest airport to Kodaikanal.
By Rail: To reach Kodaikanal by rail Palani Railway Station (64 km) and Kodai Road Station (80 km) are the nearest.
By Road: Kodaikanal is well connected with all the major cities in South India.

Home to gurgling waterfalls, tranquil forests, soothing weather and enchanting air, Kodaikanal is where you should plan your next trip to. A perfect destination for a summer retreat, it is also known as “The Princess of Hill Stations”. You can even opt for activities like pony riding, angling, cycling and many more.

Ooty

Where: Tamil Nadu

Places to visit: Rose Garden, Botanical Garden, Emerald Lake and Doddabetta Peak

How to Reach:

By Air: The airport of Coimbatore(105 km) is nearest to Ooty.
By Rail: The nearest railway station for Ooty is Mettupalayam (47km).
By Road: There are several taxis, state and luxury buses which are connected to Ooty

Popularly known as “the Queen of Hills” or “the blue mountains”, Ooty or Udhagamandalam is a wonderful destination in South India that you can visit this Summer. This hill station is endowed with pleasant weather which is similar to the English summer where the climate remains constant. Do explore the stunning panoramic view of Ooty from the gorgeous Doddabetta Peak. Also, don’t forget to shop. It is indeed a heaven for shopaholics. From homemade collection of delicious chocolates to aromatic essential oils ranging from camphor, citronella and eucalyptus, you will get everything here. Want to experience this and much more thing? get ready for a perfect vacation. For accomodation, there are various options for cheap Ooty hotels.

Kudremukh

Where: Karnataka

Places to visit: Kudremukh National Park, Kalasa, Hanuman Gundi Falls and Gangamoola

How to Reach:

By Air: Mangalore (91 km) is the nearest airport to reach Kudremukh.
By Rail: To reach Kudremukh by rail, the nearest railway station is also in Mangalore.
By Road: There are several taxis, state and luxury buses which operates from various cities to reach Kudremukh.

If you love trekking then Kudremukh located in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka will surely delight you. It is a very quaint place where you will be surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Trek your way up the hills and explore the unexplored tracks of this mesmerising hill station this summer. Now with cheap flight to Chennai, You can plan a trip to this beautiful hill station anytime of the year. If you looking for Chennai hotels, there are various options available in this city.  

Munnar

Where: Kerala

Places to visit: Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, Atukkad Waterfalls and Lakkom Waterfalls

How to Reach:

By Air: Cochin International Airport (110 km) is the nearest airport to reach Munnar.
By Rail:
Railway stations which are at Aluva (110 km), Ernakulam (130kms) and Madurai (135 kms) are options for you to reach Munnar by rail.
By Road: Several state and private buses ply from many neighbouring towns to reach Munnar.

One of the most popular hill stations in Kerala, Munnar is a beautiful destination of South India. It is situated on the confluence of three main rivers namely, Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. If your are lucky enough, you can get a chance to experience the hot air balloon festival. Also, the vast tea and cardamom plantations makes Munnar a gorgeous location for you this summer.

Coonoor

Where:Tamil Nadu

Places to visit: Sim’s Park, Dolphin’s Nose, Ketty and Laws Falls

How to Reach:

By Air: The nearest airport to reach Coonoor is in Coimbatore (110 km).
By Rail: To reach Coonoor by rail, you can travel till Coimbatore.
By Road: Some state and private buses are connected to Coonoor.

Coonoor is a small but a beautiful tea garden town which is set amidst the lap of the gorgeous Nilgiris. It boasts in amazing weather, natural beauty and charming environment. One can enjoy long trekking trails, toy train rides or solitary walks through the stunning landscapes.

We hope you are convinced enough to leave your cubicle in office and plan a trip to one of these 5 hill stations in South India. Happy travels!

 

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