Charming Hill Stations In South India For Summer 2022

We’re back and all set to sweep you away onto your next summer vacation. Successfully we have braved the wrath of India’s heat wave. Before school’s reopen and monsoons take over, let’s squeeze in a quick getaway to South India.

Similar to the North, South India has stunning hill stations and plantations rooted in every state with a charm and legacy of its own. Lush green landscapes, tranquil backwaters, gorgeous sceneries and the evergreen climate make these hilltops extremely attractive to those who love nature and yearn to get away from the madding urban crowd once in a while or forever.

Let’s visit soul soothing destinations which will blow your heart away and play cupid to the best end-of-summer family holiday!

7 Must-Visit Hills Of South India

Tamil Nadu


The second largest hill station of the magnificent Nilgiri Hills, Coonoor is a cascade of valleys, velvet tea lawns, exotic fauna, picturesque weather and heritage hotels. It is also a bird watcher’s paradise as it houses a large variety of species like Pipits, Skylark, and Nilgiri Verditer. Also, trekking and hiking in the Western Ghats is an adventurer’s favorite pastime. 


The coldest and the most enchanting hill station of South India is Kodaikanal. Peppered with mesmerizing backdrops, meandering rivers, granite cliffs, dense forests and glorious waterfalls, it is truly the ‘Princess of Hills’. Nature at its best, Kodaikanal is the epitome of beauty. Come sun or rain, the region glitters with sugar, spice, culture and recreation.



The ‘Misty Hills’ of the South, Munnar is a quaint town known for its lush expanse of tea estates and endangered animals like the Nilgiri Tahr and  Neelakurinji. Trekking and camping are popular activities apart from staying in a treehouse or visiting the tea plantations. A safari tour of Eravikulam National Park and Shikara ride in Kundala lake are must-do’s when in Munnar. Another attractive view point is the three rivers that flow through this area, namely Mattupetti, Periavaru, and Nallathanni.


A tiny plantation township with an overtone of never-ending lush green hills, breathtaking ravines and meandering rivulets, Vagamon is a natural rejuvenation center. This hill station has 3 beautiful hills called Thangal hill, Murugan hill and Kurismala that give an enchanting vibe to the place. Trekking, paragliding, mountaineering and rock climbing are go-to activities. The Kurisumala monks have a beautiful dairy farm nearby that is an absolute delight to visit.



The ‘Coffee Land’ Of Karnataka, Chikmagalur has a perpetual fragrance of coffee lingering in the air with its lush coffee plantations. Seated in the foothills of the Mullayanagiri Peak, this hill station is perfect for trekkers, nature enthusiasts, thrill-seekers, and explorers. The pious land is home to numerous temples, including the Sharadamba, Vidyashankara, Kodanda Ramaswamy, and Amruteshwar Temple. It’s also known for its famous waterfalls, namely, Jhari, Hanuman Gundi, Shankar, and Kadambi. The coffee (flower) blossoms are a sight for sore eyes. 


The most affluent hill station in Karnataka, Coorg is sprinkled with aromatic coffee, spice plantations, misty landscapes and cascading homestays. This beautiful place is popularly called the ‘Scotland of India’ and also ‘Kashmir of South’ due to its paradisiacal surroundings. Coorg is a renowned cultural hub and home to Bylakuppe, India’s second-largest Tibetan settlement.

Andhra Pradesh

Araku Valley

Seated in the heart of Andhra Pradesh, Araku Valley is an unexplored hill station of the Eatern Ghats. Home to a handful of tribal caves and the Museum of Tribal Arts, this destination is quite famous for its exquisite coffee plantations, vista points, adventure sports, numerous waterfalls and wonderful weather. Surrounded by tall mountains and foggy clouds, this tourist destination attracts nature lovers, family trippers, and adventure enthusiasts from all over the country.

So, if you are all set to explore charming hill stations in South India for a memorable getaway or a much-needed vacation with your friends, family and loved ones, let the above list guide you to a wonderful yet thrilling experience.

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