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Top 10 Best Hill Stations to Visit in TamilNadu This Dec 2019

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The state TamilNadu is famous for its beautiful culture, traditional arts, flavoured cuisines and more. It is located in the Southern end of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats with pleasing beaches, delightful hill stations, agricultural fields and temple towns. So it has become a great travel destination for every kind of travel requirements. The hill-stations of the state will be a great destination for a cool and relaxing holiday. Gratifying weather along with the boundary of natural beauty and wildlife is the great crowd – puller. Many travel guides online post only the top crowded hill stations of TamilNadu. But Tamilnadu has even more beautiful places for the travellers which will provide a unique experience. Here we have listed some of the famous and unique hill stations in TamilNadu.

Top 10 Hill Stations in Tamilnadu
Top 10 Hill Stations in Tamilnadu

10. Manjolai Hills

Manjolai Hills is located in Thirunelveli district of Tamilnadu and this place is located above 1,020–1,500 metres from the sea level. You can see this hill above the Manimuthar Dam and the Manimuthar waterfalls and it is 70 km away from Thirunelveli. This hill station is famous for lovely weather and comprising tea plantations and small settlements. Moreover, the Upper Kodaiyar Dam and a windy viewpoint of Manjolai is called Kuthiravetti.

Top 10 Hill Stations in Tamilnadu
Manjolai Hills

9. Javadi Hills

Javadi Hills (Ooty of Vellore) is an extension of the Eastern Ghats which separates Vellore and Tiruvannamalai district. The peak of these hills are located at an altitude of 3,8004,000ft above the sea level. The Beemanmadavu Waterfalls and the Kavalur Observatory are the best places to visit in Javadi hills. Here Malayali tribes grow a variety of plants like tamarind, jackfruit, gooseberry, guava, pomegranate, mango, lemon, coconut and more. The tranquil and calm atmosphere of this location attracts the tourists.

Top 10 Hill Stations in Tamilnadu
Javadi Hills

8. Kalrayan Hills

Kalrayan Hills is located in the Eastern Ghats of South Tamilnadu Villupuram district at an altitude of 2000 to 3000ft above the sea level. The Kalrayan hill has divided into two sections, the northern part is called as Chinna (“little”) Kalrayans and the southern part is called as Periya (“big”) Kalrayans. The place is surrounded by dense forest, waterfalls and valley. The Gomukhi dam, Megam Falls and Periyar fall in the foothills attracts the tourists. It is a good place for adventure Lovers and Trekkers.

Top 10 Hill Stations in Tamilnadu
Kalrayan Hills

7. Kolli Hills

Kolli Hills is a small mountain range situated in the district of Namakkal, TamilNadu and it lies at an elevation of 1000 to 1300ft from the sea level. The mountain is named Kolli Hills after the Goddess Ettukkai Amman (Kolli Paavai) and this place has featured in several works of classical Tamil literature. It is also known as the home of an evergreen forest with plantations like tea, coffee, pineapple, black pepper, spices and more. In this place, you can also see some rare wildlife like sloth bears, Muntjacs, Indian Pangolin, Jacals, Palm Civets, Mongoose, Python Molorus, mammals and more.

Top 10 Hill Stations in Tamilnadu
Kolli Hills

6. Meghamalai

Meghamalai is widely called as Highway Mountains, which is located in the Western Ghats in Theni district, Tamil Nadu at 1,500ft above sea level. This place is rich in flora and fauna, so you can see various birds, animals, plants, flowers and more in this locality. Tou can see Tea Plantation in the areas like Cloudlands, Highways, Venniar and Manalar estates. Tea estates, dams and vellimalai are the most attractive places of tourists in Meghamalai.

Top 10 Hill Stations in Tamilnadu
Meghamalai

5. Valparai

Valparai is a charming hill station located in Coimbatore that lies 3500ft high from the sea level. This place is surrounded by thick forests and adorned with plenty of tea and coffee estates. It is one of the great places for the bird watching, spotting the Nilgiri Tahr and Wild Ungulates. This place is well known for plentiful flora and it also called as a house of many Leopards.

Top 10 Hill Stations in Tamilnadu
Valparai

4. Yelagiri

Yelagiri located between the Vaniyambadi-Tirupattur road of Vellore district at an altitude of 1,110.6ft above sea- level. It is also known as Poor Mans Ooty. The place is covered with orchards, rose-gardens, and green valleys. The quaint and unscathed charm of this place will mesmerize anyone who visits this place. While comparing with other places in the state, it is not yet commercialized. You can also visit the important places of Yelagiri like Punganoor Lake Park, Nature Park, Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Telescope Observatory and more.

Top 10 Hill Stations in Tamilnadu
Yelagiri

3. Yercaud

Yercaud is stationed in the district of Salem and has got the Shevaroys Hills of Eastern Ghats. The highest point of this location is Shevaroy temple at 5,326ft above the sea level. Yercaud is famous for its rich flora, scenic views, Sandalwood, teak & silver oak forest. In this hill-town greenery is a part of nature covered with plantation. Here they grow Oranges, coffee, pears and other hill plantations. The popular attractions in Yercaud are Pagoda Point, Heaven’s Ledge, Lady’s seat, Gens Seat, Botanical Garden, Silk Farm, Childrens Seat, and more. Along with these places you have to these beautiful spots of Yercaud like Shevaroy Temple, Sacred Heart Church, Kiliyur Falls, Yercaud Lake, Holy Trinity Church and more.

Top 10 Hill Stations in Tamilnadu
Yercaud

2. Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is situated in the district of Dindigul, TamilNadu at an altitude of about 7000ft height. It often referred to as the ‘Princess of Hill Stations’. This beautiful place gets surrounded by numerous waterfalls, caves, viewpoints and has a lake in the centre. Kodai is one of the most popular places to visit in summer as part of the honeymoon trip. The valley of this hill town is covered with flourishing eucalyptus and shola trees of hundred years old. Apart from the natural beauty, you should also visit some places in Kodai like Berijam Lake, Chettiar Park, Kodai Lake, Echo Point, Kurinjiandavar Temple & more.

Top 10 Hill Stations in Tamilnadu
Kodaikanal

1.Ooty

Ooty popularly known as Udhagamandalam is the most popular tourist place of Tamilnadu which gets situated in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve at an altitude of 7440ft above sea level. It is often referred to as “The Queen of Hills“. The lush green valleys, panoramic views, beautiful lakes, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Tea estates, Homemade Chocolates and historic sites attract the tourists from all over the world. It has become a favourite summer retreat and weekend getaway for most of the people. It is a well-known and most visited hill station of Tamilnadu. There are numerous places to visit in Ooty like Ooty Lake, Botanical Gardens, Deer Park, Doddabetta Peak, Emerald lake, Catherine Waterfall, Honey and bee museum and more.

Top 10 Hill Stations in Tamilnadu
Ooty

These are beautiful top 10 summer holiday spots located in Tamil Nadu. In these places, some of them are often visited by most but few are rarely visited. So try to explore these places on your vacation to make the holiday even more special.

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