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9 April 2021 | 5 min read

Best Hill Station In South India

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These beautiful hill stations in South India are perfect for a getaway with friends, family or loved ones this year. Explore valleys, waterfalls, and more. Many people don’t think of South India and hill-stations, as the South is usually associated with beaches. But we are here to change your perception. Take a trip down to these fantastic hill-stations with your loved ones and make yourself one with nature.

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1. Coorg

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Situated in Karnataka, Coorg is one of the most beautiful hill stations in South India. It is immaculate and has lush greenery. It is also known as Bangalore hill station, as one can visit Coorg from Bangalore. It has picturesque views and locations. It has several tea and coffee plantations too. One can indulge in several physical activities such as rock-climbing, trekking, etc., in Coorg. The best time to visit Coorg is from October to April, as this region receives a lot of rainfall. That’s we believe that Coorg hill station is a must-visit with your loved ones. Many newly-married couples visit Coorg  for their honeymoon. Before travelling or booking places (which we know are full), don’t forget to use your credit card to avail some discount offers.

2. Munnar

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Talking about hill stations, who can forget Munnar? Munnar is situated right in God’s Own Country, the beautiful state of Kerala. This place is nothing short of paradise on earth and makes to the list of one of the best hill stations in India. It is pristine and simply immaculate. Munnar has a lot of plantations, lakes, waterfalls that one can visit with their families. Also, we hear that the food in Munnar is also a great reason to visit this destination. Try out some of the local eateries and delicacies which you can get in Munnar.

3. Ooty

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Also known as the’ Queen Of The Hills’ and Udagamandalam is situated in the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu. A favourite with the filmmakers, many movies have been shot in this hill station in South India. The best part about Ooty  is that it can be visited at any time of the year and is open all year round. For many of us who are familiar with the eucalyptus oil, it is made here in Ooty in the Nilgiri Forest as are some other herbs and concoctions. Don’t forget to shop using your credit card for some rare and unique herbal products made here.

4. Yercaud

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It is not possible to talk of hill stations in South India and not mention Yercaud hill station. Situated in Kerala and at a height of 1500 meters about sea-level, Yercaud hill station is a heaven for those seeking a break from their jobs and daily routines. It has a mesmerising beauty and is one of the most alluring hill stations. It has a very relaxing climate and is an excellent place for people who are planning to take a weekend or a budget trip.

5. Kodaikanal

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Located in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal Hill Station is not just loved by Indians but also by foreigners. Kodaikanal is one of the most visited hill stations in India. It is a favourite with a lot of students as there are several activities one can indulge in Kodaikanal. It has lovely forests, waterfalls, lakes etc., which are mesmerising and a visit once in your lifetime. One can visit Kodaikanal from the period of September to October.

6. Yelagiri

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One more hill station from Tamil Nadu makes it to the top hill stations in South India. Yelagiri hill station is not just easy on the travel but also the pockets. It is one of the most affordable and accessible hill stations in South India. It is pretty close to Bangalore as well. It is one of the best places for affordable and straightforward living as well.

7. Chikmaglur

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Chikmaglur hill station in Karnataka is one of the hidden gems of South India. Not a very mainstream tourist destination, Chikmaglur is full of serene beauty, greenery, mountains, and forests. It also has some excellent tea and coffee plantations. So when you travel to Chikmaglur don’t forget to buy tea and coffee and pile up your stock.

8. Wayanad

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In the past few years, Wayanad, situated in Kerala , has come up as an attractive tourist and travel destination. Wayanad hill station has everything that a tourist could wish for in their itinerary. It has the most picturesque waterfalls that are worth a visit in this lifetime. It is also famous for indulging in adventure sports. The best time to visit Wayanad is all year round and is easily accessible despite being a hill station.

9. Nandi Hills

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Nandi Hills is one place that is a home away from home. It will make you feel as comfortable as you would be in your home. Nandi Hills is also located in Karnataka and can be accessed from Bangalore. It is said that the hill-station is in shape of a bull and hence the name ‘Nandi Hills’. This is also a hill-station that can be accessed all year round.

10. Araku Valley

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The only hill station in this list is from the state of Andhra Pradesh. Araku Valley is perfect for people who love going on trails and nature walks. It is full of lush greenery and looks beautiful, especially in the rains. It is also accessible all year-round and is 112 km away from Vishakhapatnam.  It is one destination that makes you feel very close to nature. All these places that we selected in this list are accessible easily; however, please follow the states’ instructions and guidelines and the local governments due to the pandemic. We advise you to stay safe and travel safely and keep an eye out for exciting offers on travels that are soon to hit the markets now that we are in the summers. So, don’t forget to use your DBS debit card  to get some good discounts on hotels and flights.

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