The state of Tamil Nadu is a sight for sore eyes for travellers and visitors here. It is purely an amalgamation of beauty, colour, nature and culture and all of their best aspects. It is a destination which covers almost all types of travel needs one can think of. With fabulous beaches, scenic hill stations, lip smacking cuisines and cultural heritage sites, there isn’t a joy you can hope not to find here. The best type of place that serves as an escape from the crude heat of the summer season is of course way up in the hills. A cool and relaxing atmosphere with green and serene backgrounds are the best that one can hope for and the hills stations of Tamil Nadu offers just that.
Here are 7 Best Hill Stations in Tamil Nadu
- Velliangiri Hills
Referred to as the ‘Queen of Hills’, Ooty is one of the most popular hill stations that South India has to offer. Though, many parts of this town might have seen the onslaughts of commercialization, yet there is so much of nature in the hills for you to explore. The thick blankets of fog covering the dwellings during the spring is a sight to behold. Enjoy an unadulterated experience in the hidden paths of Nilgiri Tahr during your visit.
Serving as a pleasant break from the summer, Yercaud is a hill station situated Shevaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu. The greenery which you will experience comprises of both natural beauty and vast plantations of coffee, oranges and pears. Nothing more like a ‘fruitful’ vacation in the hills. You will also get to see a plethora of wondrous viewpoints and waterfalls during your visit.
Secluded from the commercial tourist travel destinations, Yelagiri is considered to be one of the most popular hill stations to visit in Tamil Nadu. Due to its seclusion you can experience the life and culture of various tribal family which is a once in a lifetime opportunity. On the other hand, the drive to Yelagiri is the true highlights of this destination as you would be a climbing a 14 hairpin bend to Yelagiri.
Another superb and amongst the most popular tourist, hill stations in Tamil Nadu is of course, Kodaikanal. Known as the ‘Princess of Hill Stations’ Kodaikanal is surrounded by lush and natural greenery for all travellers to behold. Situated in the upper Palani Hills, this destination is surrounded by thick forests and 10- year-old valleys on both sides. This is one of the most highly recommended trekking spots for all travellers offering tons of fun activities for you to put your adventure shoes on.
Found just a few kilometres away from Ooty, at an altitude of 1850 meters, the long windy roads and tea gardens of Coonoor awaits your arrival. The various colonial bunglows found at Coonoor which now hosts several tea plantations contribute to the beauty of this destination. The fact that it is less crowdie as compared to Ooty is what makes it even more attractive to travellers.
Found at the Nilgiris of Tamil Nadu is the next most popular hill station, Kotagiri. Blanketed by lush green hills, this destination serves as a highly popular trekking site. If you plan on travelling to Kotagiri then it is best recommended to take a drive here which gives you the best opportunity to take in all of its beauty. Kotagiri is also surrounded by other popular attractions such as the Catherine Falls, Rangaswami Pillar etc
7. Velliangiri Hills
Situated close to Coimbatore, you will find the Velliangiri Hills. Popularly known as the ‘Kailasha of the South’, Velliangiri has much to offer in terms of scenery, culture and heritage. The magnificent Shiva temple here might even mesmerize you because of its legend of how Shiva performed his Tandav here. Velliangiri is also a spectacular trekking spot for adventure enthusiasts.
You now have 7 popular and amazing hill stations in Tamil Nadu for you to escape to whenever the going gets too hot. The chill of the hilly breeze is meant to refresh your senses and serves as a retreat for all tourists and travellers coming visiting Tamil Nadu.
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