5 Lesser known hill stations that’ll attract any offbeat travelers attention
Lavish pristine greeneries, shining sky blue waters, shimmering sandy shorelines and grand forests of palms and coconuts make Thiruvananthapuram a most loved destination for all peace seekers and also an adventure spot for thrill seekers. With the best of nature in all its full glory, Thiruvananthapuram a standout amongst the most pleasant destinations in Kerala. Lying in the enchanting Western Ghats, there are some fascinating hill stations in close proximity to Munnar. Let’s take a look at them.
The vast majority of the hill stations in the state of Kerala is an open invitation for the thrill seekers and the offbeat travelers to have a fun-filled time. Most of these hill stations lie in close proximities to the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Let’s take a look at some of the lesser known ones.
Munnar – With the fragrance of the tea leaves and abundance of the wild animals and plentitude of greenery, Munnar is one of the top hill stations in India. A well known destination known broadly for its wonderful landscapes not only in the country but also in other parts of the world. In fact, if you’re planning to explore the valleys of Munnar, do take an entire week off as a couple of days will be insufficient to explore the tourist attractions. You can also opt for Munnar tour packages for a more comprehensive approach.
Ponmudi – The hill station lies in close proximity to the city of Thiruvananthapuram and is famous as a pictorial hill station. The green valleys of Ponmudi brings you right into the lap of nature along the green stretches of the Western Ghats. Offering stunning view of the rich tropical vegetation, the spinning paths and cloud-loaded peaks add an irregular appeal to the whole setting. The spouting waterfalls in the region adorn the lush greeneries that wrap up the inclining slopes and make Ponmudi a highly enjoyed holiday destination among the nature enthusiasts.
Vagamon – Packed with the green views fit to send you into trance, beautiful valleys and lavish assortments of varied vegetation, Vagamon standouts amongst the most entrancing hill stations. Located close to the city of Thiruvananthapuram and settled in the midst of the delightful rising slopes of Kurisumala, Thangal and Murugan, Vagamon is a most loved among the tourists looking for adventure activities such as rock climbing, mountaineering, paragliding and trekking.
Idukki – Home to the celebrated dams of Idukki and Cheruthoni, the fascinating setting of Idukki is speaks volume about its magnificent beauty. In case you’re done exploring through the wonders in Munnar tourism do take out some time to explore this amazing hill station situated close to Thiruvananthapuram. Idukki is a small town situated close to the city of Thiruvananthapuram and is frequented by off beat travelers.
Nelliampathy – Encircled by far reaching coffee and tea estates, Nelliyampathy is home to a broad number of scenic vantage points such as Seethargundu, Keshavam Para and Pothundy Dam. These intriguing attractions also offers a few types of exciting activities. With untamed wildlife and vast estates of tea and few trekking excursions Nelliyampathy is a fantastic places to explore in the state of Kerala.