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We all know that summer is around the corner when a lot of students stop playing cricket and start studying for the exams, besides the heat of the Sun. It would also mean that in another few weeks a lot of school children will get to enjoy their summer vacation, and it gives a great excuse for the parents to take a break from their strenuous work schedules.

When we talk about summer vacations, especially in Tamil Nadu, we are generally referring to the summer hotspots like Ooty and Kodaikanal. There is more to summer than these two places that have been made famous by a lot of movies. There are a lot of places that are still untouched by the commercial elements and offer a very peaceful and serene vacation.

Masinagudi:

Perched somewhere at the end of the Nilgiris, Masinagudi is literally eclipsed by Ooty! People who would like to break away from their strenuous schedules and enjoy a vacation that is in Commune with nature opt for Masinagudi as one of the primary choices. What makes Masinagudi even more awesome is that it is a great place for you to set up a cab on the flat hilltops over a few things that give you a Direct Access to the star-studded Sky, the chiller climate and the Grand display of nature garnished with the symphony of the birds that sing in the morning.

Masinagudi

If you have got a vehicle of your own, then Masinagudi should figure out in the list of places that you would like to visit for a summer vacation.

Valparai:

Deep within the Anamalai mountains, this little town of Valparai provides a perfect escapade for someone who is on the Lookout for a perfect summer vacation in Tamil Nadu. With lush greenery, Pristine waterfalls, winding roads, vast expanses of tea Gardens, and only a few options for a stay, including the government Cottage, Valparai presents itself as one of the most ideal locations for someone who does not want to stay away only from the heat, but also from the crowd.

Valparai

Valparai is quite accessible from Pollachi, which again is quite accessible from Coimbatore, by air and rail as well.

Megamalai:

Just a little off the fabled town of Theni, which is quite famous for its grape plantations and lush Green Fields, lies this quaint town of Megamalai. This place, although has not many sightseeing options to offer comma is a great place for a group of friends who would love to chill out for the summer or a couple who are on the Lookout for a romantic vacation where they get to spend time with themselves than in visiting locations.

Meghamalai

Megamalai has only one Government guest house and is quite accessible by bus and train from Theni and by air from Madurai.

A quiet walk in the crude footpaths between the tea plantation in the Twilight is definitely and experience worth treasuring.

Let us not keep ourselves confined to the classics, for travel is not about exploring the famous places, but is more about making the places famous, because our explorations matter as well.

Best Waterfalls around Tamil Nadu

Waterfalls are one of the best of nature’s creation. When a river falls into a plunge pool followed by a vertical drop it creates a huge waterfall. The spectacular view of waterfall leaves everyone astonished and symbolizes the diversity of nature. There are so many incredible most famous waterfalls in Tamilnadu, India especially in the South region. Here are the lists of most popular waterfalls in the state of Tamilnadu to visit this monsoon.

Hogenakkal Falls:

Distance(from Dharmapuri): 46Km

Best Time to Visit:  October and March

On Kaveri River Hogenakkal Waterfall is one of the spectacular waterfalls in Tamilnadu, India. This waterfall is located on Dharmapuri District in Tamil Nadu. This place is 46 km from Dharmapuri and 180 km from Bangalore. In this waterfall, Carbonatite rocks are found which are considered to be the oldest in the world. A huge number of tourists gather here to view the splendid beauty of nature. This falls is splendid and popular, which is commonly called as the Niagra Falls of India.

Hogenakkal-Falls

The Govt. of Tamil Nadu has decided to undertake a project named Hogenakkal Integrated Drinking Water Project to convert the waterfall into a source of drinking water for the urban and rural people to get safe drinking water.

The word ‘Hogenakkal’ came from two Kannada words ‘hoge’ and ‘kal’ which means smoke and rock respectively. When the water falls on the rock, it looks like smoke is emanating from the top of the rocks. Thus the name Hogenakkal stands here. This waterfall is considered as a famous tourist destination not only for the magnificent waterfall, but tourists gather here for medicinal baths.

Best time to visit this place is just after the monsoon, but few prefer off seasons to skip the crowd. You can plan a trip between the months of October and March. The weather will be pleasant and enjoyable. It takes about 5 hours to reach Hogenakkal from Chennai.

The distance between Chennai and Hogenakkal is 285 km. If you are planning to go by bus, there is a direct bus from Chennai. Some people consider taking flight. In such case, you need to reach Bangalore by taking Indigo and then hire taxi to reach Hogenakkal from Bangalore. Hogenakkal is close from Bangalore.

Monkey Falls:

Distance(from Coimbatore): 65Km

Best Time to Visit:  October and March

The location of the monkey waterfall falls on the connecting Uphill Ghat road from Pollachi to Valparai. This natural and wonderful waterfalls is located about 6 km from Azhymer Dam. This excellent waterfall is located 65 km from Coimbatore. This place is one of the major tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu. Monkey fall is the ideal place for the children and adult to take a safe bath.

Monkey-falls

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To get to the fall an interesting trek route is available there, which is guided by local guides during the approachable seasons. If you want to visit monkey falls you need to take permission from the Tamil Nadu Forest Department before a fortnight.

While visiting Monkey falls beware of the monkeys as it would take and snatch things from hand, and also be very careful at your steps so that you don’t get slipped off the slippery rocks near the fall. The ticket fee is just Rs. 20 to enter this wonderful waterfall in Tamil Nadu.

It is best to visit Monkey waterfalls between October and March. We recommend you to avoid visiting during weekend because the place remains highly crowded. It is each to reach Monkey waterfalls from Pollachi through bus or taxi.

Catherine Falls:

Distance(from Coonoor): 20Km

Best Time to Visit:  October and March

Located at Kotagiri, The Nilgiri District in Tamil Nadu, Catherine waterfall is a double-cascaded waterfall. This fall has been named after the wife of Montague Dundas Cockburn a coffee planter and also a district collector of Salem in Tamil Nadu. This waterfall is considered to be the highest waterfall of Nilgiri Mountain.

kotagiri-falls

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Geddhehaada Halla is the native name of this waterfall which means ‘Foothills Dale River’. The whole Catherine waterfall can be clearly seen from the top of another spot called Dolphins view. The Catherine Falls is the second largest waterfalls in the Nilgiris. The height of this waterfall is about 250 feet. It is best to reach by trekking. There are numerous trekking spots available. As it is located close by Ooty, you can visit Catherine Falls from Ooty, situated 30kms from Ooty. You need to trek for about 2-3 kms to reach the peak of the falls.

Suruli falls:

Distance(from Theni): 56Km

Best Time to Visit:  June to October

Located in Theni district of Tamil Nadu, Suruli waterfall is 10 km from Cumbum and is 56 km from Theni main town. This spectacular waterfall has been originated from Meghamalai mountain range. The total height of this cascade waterfall is about 190 feet having two consecutive drops. The first drop is about 150 feet and falls into the plunge pool, then flows for a short distance and again plunges down for 40 feet. The water of this waterfall is said to be medicinal as it has been using for curing diseases and for the similar purposes.

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This waterfall is one of the wonderful tourist locations as near Suruli waterfall there are 5 ancient caves which represent the architecture of Indian rock-cut from the earlier 11th century. There is a frequent bus service available for the tourists to reach to Suruli falls from Cumbum on the way to Peyier National park.

Best time to visit this waterfall during the monsoon period from June to October. This tourist friendly waterfall allows a safe shower to the children and adult both. A summer festival takes place every year in the Suruli falls by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department.

Thalaiyar Falls:

Distance(from Kodaikanal): 58Km

Best Time to Visit:  June to October

Situated at the Palani Hills of Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu Thalaiyar Falls is a 975 feet waterfall and is considered the highest waterfall of Tamil Nadu, the 6th highest waterfall in India and is the 26th highest waterfall in the world. This excellent waterfall is also known as Rat Tail falls and can be clearly viewed from the famous Dumdum Rock View Point located on the Batalugundu-Kodaikanal Ghat Road.

rat-tail-falls

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The waterfall looks like a long thin stripe that has appeared across the valley. The top edges of the waterfall structuring a low concrete wall on both the sides make it look like s tail of a rat. If one wishes to reach the center of the waterfall need to walk along the edges. There is no sound of the waterfall at Thalaiyar fall, mostly silent. Only a smooth sound of water pushing the stone walls rises up.

The river from which this waterfall has been originated completes a journey of 9 km through Perumal Malai village. This downstream water flow is seemingly polluted thus the tourists are advised to not to drink the water.

Thalaiyar Falls is not a spot for general tourists as there is no simple road or way to reach the waterfall. The top of the waterfall is a challenging trekking destination but trekkers must be cautious as in 2006 two western hikers were dead as they fell down from the top of the waterfall.

Kumbakkarai Falls:

Distance(from Kodaikanal): 75Km

Best Time to Visit:  June to October

Located at the foothills of Kodaikanal Hills in Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu, Kumbakkarai Falls is lesser known falls to the tourists located nest to suruli falls. This waterfall has been originated from Pambar River having two stages. At the first stage, the water collects in a number of rock recesses which are called after the name of wild animals such as elephant, snake, tiger and so on. Then the river flows about 5km and then comes the 2nd stage and after the second stage, the water falls as the main waterfall.

Kumbakkarai-Falls

Originated from the Kodaikanal hill the water flows along the rocks and finally reaches its destination foothills. This place is called Kumbakkarai here tourists gather to take the fun of bathing in the clear water of the falls. A continuous water flow is seen in Kumbakkarai waterfall but in the rainy season, the water level rises a little though bathing is possible.

To reach here tourists can avail bus services from Periyakulam with a ticket price Rs 5. If you are accompanied by women, children elderly person, you need to be very careful. You can stay or block rooms in Madurai, Periyakulam or Theni. If you prefer to stay in 5-star hotel, you can book hotels in Madurai. There is no accommodation in Kumbakkarai.

Ayyanar Falls:

Distance(from Rajapalayam): 10Km

Best Time to Visit:  February And December

Stationed at the west of Rajapalayam city in Virudhunagar district in Tamil Nadu Ayyanar falls is one of the major tourist attraction of all time. This waterfall is 10 Km from Rajapalayam city located on the Western Ghat. This immensely spectacular waterfall gains its water source from the North East monsoon rain.

Ayyanar-Falls

The water of this fall is mainly used for drinking purpose for the native people in Rajapalayam. Tourists not only from the east part of Virudhunagar come here but travelers across the India come here to explore this magnificent waterfall. There is dam stationed on the way to Ayyanar falls that serves water to the whole city.

Ayyanar waterfall is highly popular among the wildlife photographers who are seeking for capturing the breathtaking frames of biodiversity of the Western Ghats. This places also gives a wonderful opportunity to experience the Woodland Mountain Climbing. This splendid waterfall also provides water and food to the wilds animals such as deer, elephants, monkeys, and Buffalo.

There is significant story behind the name Ayyanar as there is a small forest temple named Neer Katha Ayyanar Temple beside the waterfall. This waterfall has been named after that forest temple. This temple is more than 500 years old. Devotees from different locations come to Ayyanar temple they perform Abhishek and look for the solutions of various problems in their family and in their working place. Few devotees feed the poor and donate money to the temple.

Coutrallam Falls:

Distance(from Tirunelveli): 80Km

Best Time to Visit:  July to December

Situated on the Coutrallam in Tirunelveli district Tamil Nadu, Coutrallam Falls is considered as ‘medical Spa’ because of the medical smell on the water. According to Hindu mythology, sage Agasthya has got the grace of Lord Shiva and set this place as his home and create this medicinal falls to cure his headache.  This splendid waterfall is located on the Western Ghat on the Chittar river.

Courtallam-Falls

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Coutrallam waterfall is one of the most prominent waterfalls all over India as this place always remains a bit crowded by the devotees of Papasanathar temple and Sabarimala. During the monsoon season from July to September the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) organizes boats to be operated during the heavy monsoon season. This wonderful waterfall in Tamil Nadu is highly famous among the travelers as well as among the devotees.

Agaya Gangai:

Distance(from Namakkal): 54Km

Best Time to Visit:  November to January

Agaya-Gangai

This waterfall is stationed on the Kolli Hills of the Eastern Ghat in Namakkal District. It is a 300 feet waterfall cascading down as Agaya Gangai. This waterfall has been originated from a  jungle stream named Panchanathi which is later known as Agaya Gangai. The main water source of this waterfall is mainly from the Aiyaru River located near Arapaleeswarar temple. There are caves of Korakka Siddhar and Kalaanginatha Siddhar stationed near the Agaya Gangai waterfall inside the forest region.

Tirparappu Waterfall:

Distance(from Kanyakumari): 55Km

Best Time to Visit:  Winters Season

Situated at the Kanyakumari District, Tirparappu Waterfall is one of the spectacular waterfalls in Tamil Nadu. This very place is 13km from Pechiparai Dam. Tirparappu waterfall is near about 50 feet in height and the rocky river bed is 300 feet in length. There is a continuous water flow for 7 months a year in this river bed which is a complete rocky mass having an extension of 250 meters.

Thirparappu-Waterfall

A Tirparappu weir has been constructed on the river bed for supplying necessary water to crop fields. In between the weir and the waterfall on the left bank of the river, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is believed to be very sacred temple from the ancient time.

Law’s waterfall:

Distance(from Coonoor): 10Km

Best Time to Visit:  October and March

Located at 10 km from Coonoor and near about 27 km from Ooty Law’s Waterfall falls on the way to Mettupalayam. This magnificent waterfall is situated inside the Coonoor forest range surrounding by the diversity of nature. This place is one of the most demanding places among tourists decorated by unspoiled and undisturbed nature.

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The tourists who are the worshiper of nature would surely fall in love with the beauty and with the surroundings of this waterfall. The name Law’s waterfall remains significant as this is named after Col. Law who had constructed the Coonoor Ghat. Though the waterfall is small in respective of size and water flow it attracts a number of tourists across India.

Bear Shola Waterfalls:

Distance(from Kodaikanal): 3Km

Best Time to Visit: March to October

Stationed at a distance of 2 km from Kodaikanal Lake, Bear Shola Waterfalls is another waterfall highly appreciated by the tourists. In the earlier days, wild bears used to come to this waterfall to drink water, owing to this fact waterfall are known as Bear Shola waterfall.

Bear-Shola-Waterfalls

Bear Shola waterfall is a purely seasonal waterfall. It gets a healthy flow of water during the rainy seasons. This peaceful place is a complete heaven to those who are a nature lover by heart. This waterfall can be accessed very easily as this place is just 3 km from Kodaikanal bus stop. A visit to this place would bring the tourists close to so much various and rare species of wild plants and animals. Tourists and nature lovers are advised not to miss the heavenly beauty of this waterfall with a dense forest having a picturesque backdrop.

Hope, you have gained sufficient knowledge about the Waterfalls in Tamil Nadu. If you are residing or touring around the South region, ensure to visit some of the above waterfalls.

 

Munnar is one of the best places that’s perfect in all kind of perfections and blends luxury with nature’s extraordinary way. Travellers will extra comfort and top notch amenities. There are many luxury hotels in Munnar.

Parakkat Nature Hotels and Resorts

Parakkat Nature Hotels and Resorts

Parakkat Nature is one of the best hotels of all 5 star luxury hotels in Munnar. It’s with perfect leisure travels; hotel is located at the heart of Munnar.

Address: 2nd Mile, Pallivasal Road, Munnar
Price/Night: Rs 6,000 to Rs 15,000 (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4.8/5
Best way to Reach: Hotel can be reached from nearest Cochin International Airport its located only 109 kilometers away.
Things to Do nearby to the Hotel: You can go shopping at nearby jewellery shop and sightsee at the waterfalls
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The Panoramic Getaway Munnar

The Panoramic Getaway Munnar

It’s located on the hilltop and said to be one of the best luxury resorts in Munnar. Panoramic Getaway has an effective luxury amenities and one must take a ride in helicopter to or from hotel for an effective experience.

Address: Munnar Bypass, Chithirapuram, Munnar
Price/Night: Rs 10,000 & above (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4.7/5
Best way to Reach:If you start from Cochin, hotel is located 10 kilometres before the town of Munnar. Take down to NH 49 and you can find the hotel on the right side post 2.5 kilometers further on Munnar-Adimaly road.

Things to do nearby to the Hotel: Have a romantic sunset from terrace garden and enjoy your warm bonfire and relax yourself at Tattvam’s ayurvedic wellness spa

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SpiceTree Munnar

SpiceTree Munnar

SpiceTree is one of the finest five star resorts at Munnar. Its mighty ranges of Kanan Devan Mountains and valley of Bison Hills; Spice Tree is the best place where you can chill with eminent hills peacefully.

Address: Muttukad-Periakanal Road, Nadukkurissu, Idukki, Munnar
Price/Night: INR 11,600 & above (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4.7/5
Best way to Reach: The hotel is located 24 kilometers away from the Munnar Bus Station. The Alwaye railway station is 140 kilometers away and the Cochin international airport is 150 kilometers away.

Things To Do Around The Hotel: Sip on a coffee made with love at 300 BC A Karma Coffee Shop, spend some quality time with your favorite novels at the Book Bar, take part in ethnic cooking classes, go for tea tasting or enjoy floating in the swimming pool by the day
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Fog Munnar Resort and Spa

Fog Munnar Resort and Spa

Stay Munnar is one of the best experiences. Located away from bustle and hustle of city rush and its inedeed is said to be the best luxurious place to on date with hills and cuddle with clouds.

Address: Eatty City Road, Chithirapuram, Munnar
Price/Night: INR 12,000 & above (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4.6/5
Best way to Reach: This hotel can be reached from Munnar bus stop that’s about 14 kilometers away. Get down at Ernakulum railway station that’s nearest to 95 kilometres from hotel

Things to do around the Hotel: Hotel is with indoor sports such as billiards, chess and foosball, cook a signature dish yourself at the cooking classes and enjoy night by campfire

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Chandy’s Windy Woods Munnar

Chandy’s Windy Woods Munnar

Everywhere tea clad mountains and dense forest area and staying at one of white rectangular blocks with facades greystone of Chandy’s Windy Woods is one among the best thing in this place. They always offer the best services. Munnar luxury hotel is one among the best epitome of luxury.

Address: Pallivasal, 2nd Mile, Munnar
Price/Night: Rs 9,000 & above (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4.6/5
Best way to Reach: Hotel is located at 70 kilometers away from Thekkady and can be reached from Munnar bus stop that’s located at a distance of about 15 kilometers.
Things to do around the Hotel: Interact with nature on your forest trip, go for trekking and enjoy bird watching and mountain biking all around Munnar and enjoy a jeep safari.

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 Aranyaka Resorts

Aranyaka Resorts

This is one among the eminent place for travellers but not for tourists. Aranyaka Resorts offers all sorts of comfort, luxury and privacy to create your memories without planning for it. It creates much needed space to unleash you.

Address: Attukad Waterfalls Road, Pullivasal Estate, Munnar
Price/Night: INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4.4/5
Best way to Reach: Hotel is about 5 minutes away from NH49 that leads to Attukad waterfalls.People can also hire taxi from airport and railway station at affordable price

Things to do around the Hotel: Go for sightseeing, rent up a bike and move on to go on a bicycle tour by experience the best trekking at Munnar.

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Fragrant Nature Munnar

Fog Munnar Resort and Spa

It’s covered up with mist and you can able to get the fragrance of nature in chills of air at Fragrant Nature. We offer luxury hospitality at Fragrant Nature Munnar.

Address: Bison Valley Road, Pothamedu, Munnar
Price/Night: Rs 11,000 and above (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4.4/5
Best way to reach: Best way to reach Fragrant Nature resort from the nearest airport of Cochin international airport that’s only 75 kilometers away.
Things To Do Around The Hotel: Just walk through the tea gardens and then visit the tea factory, take up a day trip to Eravikulam National Park or enjoy bird watching and trekking
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Tea Valley Resort

Tea Valley Resort

Tea Valley Resort is situated at the middle of about 6.5 acre tea-estates which was believed by staffs in resort. Tea Valley resort at Munnar is one of the best places to fit people who want to taste up their green life. Valley has 29 semi-detached cottages with private deck offer and perfect recipe to revive yourself with fresh air

Address: Bison Valley Road, Pothamedu, Pallivasal, Munnar
Price/Night: Rs 6,000 to Rs 8,500 (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4.4/5
Best way to reach: Located at a distance of 3 kilometres from Blossom Hydel Park.
Things To Do Around The Hotel: Rock climbing, rappelling, free hand climbing and mock river crossing are few in house activities for you to take part
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Blackberry Hills Retreat and Spa

Blackberry Hills Retreat and Spa

Blackberry Hills Retreat and Spa is with 16 cottages, blackberry resorts in naming them after clouds of Nimbus, Altos and Cirrus that are set high on the Sahya mountain ranges

Address: Bison Valley Road, Pothamedu View Point, Munnar
Price/Night: Rs 8,500 to Rs 15,500 (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4.3/5
Best way to reach:Hotel is about 2.5 hours away from Cochin Airport via self-drive.It take approximately about 3.5 hours by road to reach hotel from Coimbatore and Madurai

Things to do around the Hotel: Mountain biking, jeep safaris, tea tasting, walk through the lush flora and fauna and get you closer to organic farming

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SilverTips Munnar

SilverTips Munnar

Indian movie lovers will be happier to stay at SilverTips, a dedicated hotel of cinema industry. From lobby to rooms, cafes and even the website is said to be colourful, vibrant and dramatic as Bollywood movie that one can fall in love with it.

Address: Aluva-Munnar Road, Idukki District, Munnar
Price/Night: INR 7,000 to INR 14,000 (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4.2/5
Best way to reach: Hotel can be best to be reached from Devikulam which is about 7kms away
Things to do around the Hotel: You can watch movie

Watch a movie of course, sightsee around Munnar, explore up tea gardens and much more
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 Club Mahindra Munnar

Club Mahindra Munnar

It’s inspired by Indo-British architecture; Club Mahindra resort at Munnar offers a total of about 112 apartments, suites and cottages that are mix of luxury and class.

Address: Chinnakanal Village, Suryanelli, Idukki District, Munnar
Price/Night: Rs 6,500 and above (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4.2/5
Best way to reach: Resort is about 4 hours’ drive from Cochin international airport.
Things to go around the Hotel: In tea garden you can go for trekking, play game of giant chess and putt putt golf, indulge yourself in Ayurvedic massage at Svaastha spa and enjoy jeep safari ride.

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Orchid Highlands

Orchid Highlands

Orchid Highlands adds up magic that Munnar creates for its travellers. Onlook on the valley of Chithirapuram where one can witness on the romance between clouds abd nature only at Orchid Highlands.

Address: South Power House Road, Chithirapuram, Munnar
Price/Night: INR 5,000 to INR 22,400 (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4.1/5
Best way to reach:

  • Cochin International airport is about 98 kilometres away from Hotel.
  • Best way to get in Orchid highlands is from KSRTC bus stop that’s 12 kilometers away.

Things to Do around the Hotel:

Visit at hightest Anamudi Peak, explore at picnic spot at Pallivasal and then see the Neelakurinji flower bloom at the Top station and many more.

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Plum Judy at the Leisure Hotel

Plum Judy at the Leisure Hotel

Plum Judy hotel offers the best modern amenities moulded in combined and luxury breathtaking at bird’s eye view of Munnar. Stay in Plum Judy will make you feel heart belongs only to Munnar.

Address: KSEB Tunnel Road, Pallivasal, Munnar
Price/Night: Rs 12,000 to Rs 17,000 (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4.1/5
Best way to reach:

Hotel can be reached about 2 hours by driving to the nearby Cochin International Airport.
Things to Do around the Hotel: Relish Chef’s special at the in house restaurant, relax in a jacuzzi, treat yourself to luxury spa massages and go on a Munnar sightseeing tour
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Golden Ridge Mountain Resort

Golden Ridge Mountain Resort

Golden Ridge Mountain Resort is one of the best contemporary styles which is best in simplicity and high on cliff in Periakanal. It’s one of the best luxury hotels at Munnar that reflects the elegance.

Address: Periyakanal-Muttukadu Road, Munnar
Price/Night: Rs 8,500 to Rs 25,000 (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 4/5
Best way to reach:

  • Cochin International Airport is situtaed 130 kilometers away from the hotel.
  • The nearest railway station is Kottayam is 142 kilometers away.

Things to do around the Hotel: Go and visit nearby cardamom plantation, move on with jeep safaris and trekking, relish it with authentic kerala cusines from separate veg and non-veg kitchens and more

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Elysium Garden Hill Resorts

Elysium Garden Hill Resorts

Elysium resorts are one of the best nature’s real self in Munnar. It’s best between the charming hills that choose to stay at Elysium Garden Hill Resorts if you want to get tucked in cozy retreat away from city crowd.

Address: Top Station Road, Munnar
Price/Night: INR 5,000 to INR 10,000 (double sharing basis)
Ratings: 3.9/5
How To Reach:

  • Property is situated at a distance of 1kms from city center and Munnar bus stop.
  • Hotel can be easily reached from Kundala Lake as well.

Things To Do Around The Hotel: Visit at the Elephant park and go on a sightseeing tour of Echo Point, Mattupetty dam and Top Station
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If you wish to escape from your hectic schedule, you need to plan a short weekend trip to nearby hill stations. Hyderabad is a cool, exciting city. It always keeps its residents busy with several cultural attractions and activities to do and visit. You may feel boring to stay in the same city throughout the week, month or year. Why not pack your bags and explore a nearby hill station? Here suggesting 5 hill stations you should visit during your holidays or weekend.

Wayanad:

wayanad tour

The valleys, rocks and hills give you a real different experience. Wayanad is best for exceptional adventure trips. Forests and mountains intermingle to create numerous trekking routes, outback trails and chances for various adventurous sports. It has vast areas yet unexplored. It is truly an adventurous spot waiting to be explored.

Things to do in Wayanad:
• Hiking, sightseeing and trekking
• Some of the best places for sightseeing are Kuruvadweep, Banasura Sagar Dam and Edakkal Caves.
• Meenmutty waterfalls are the largest and popular three-tier waterfalls in Wayanad.
• Chembara peak is the highest peak in Kerala. If you are passionate trekker, you can start to trek and enjoy an exhilarating experience.

Chikmagalur:

Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur is a favorite destination for coffee lovers. Though your weakness is not coffee, still the lush green city will be your favorite destination. It is the best spot when you want to relax or take a break from your busy life. The fresh oxygen filled air is a haven for everyone. It is just 700 kilometers from Hyderabad.

Things to do in Chikmagalur:
• Baba Budangiri is the highest peak in Karnataka and Chikmagalur houses this peak.
• You can find numerous nature gems like Kalathgiri Falls, Z Point, Baba Budangiri and Hebbe Falls. Baba Budangiri is a religious place for both Muslims and Hindus.
• Kemmanagundi trekking
• Narasimha Parvatha trek
• Kundremukh trek
• Bhadra wildlife sanctuary, Kundremukh, Sringeri and Kemmanagundi are some popular local attractions.

Ooty:

Ooty tour

Ooty is situated at a height of 2240 metros. It is in the Western Ghats. The headquarters of Nilgiri District is Ooty. It is the spot where two mountains range encounter. Tourist called Udhagamandalam as Ooty. It is said to be the queen of mountain ranges.

Things to do in Ooty:
• Ensure to visit government botanical gardens.
• Some popular places near Ooty are Kandal Cross Shine (close to railway station), Kalhatty Falls and Doddabetta.
• Nagarjuna Sagar
• Visit popular Kal banaga’s stone house.

Dandeli:

Dandeli raft

Dandeli is famous for river rafting. It is the best place to enjoy adventurous activities like bird watching, trekking and others. It is the popular tourist spot as it is located close to Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Things to do in Dandeli:
• Visit the Syntheri rocks, Ulvi temple and Kavala caves.
• You can visit Dandeli wildlife sanctuary so that you can watch crocodiles, wild dogs, deer, elephants, tigers, Malabar giant squirrels and black panthers in their natural environment.
• Trekking, water sports and white water rafting

Nallamala Hills:

Nallamala Hills dam

It is situated in the Eastern Ghats. It looks awe stirring with dense forest and rocky terrain that cover the hills. It is simple to reach Nallamala Hills via trains, night buses and road.
Things to do in Nallamala Hills:
• One of the major attractions of this region is the Srisailam Dam
• Mahanandi Temple, Ahobilam Navanarasimha Temple and Sri Sailam Lord Shiva Temple are most visited pilgrim spots in Nallamala Hills.
• Mallela Tirtham Waterfalls and Nemaligundam are considered to be sacred pool of Nallamala Hills. The oldest man-made lake is Lake of Cumbum. It is said to be established in the 15th century.
• Several parts of this hill remain unexplored. You can see tribal settlements in the interiors of hilly region.

Hope, you have got an idea about some of Hyderabad’s nearby hill stations. Share your comments if you have visited any other weekend destinations.

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There is always charm and excitement when you think about hills. The cool breeze and snowy hills make your eyes glow and cheeks turn red. It is an amazing feel to enjoy the mornings by viewing snow-capped mountains, white ground and hot coffee. India is a dynamic and beautiful country blessed with several pretty hill stations and spots around. You have lot to explore and unravel at various spots.

 

Darjeeling:

darjeeling
It is one of the prettiest hill stations in India. It is located on the slopes of Kanchenjunga. It is a hill station that boasts sufficient amusing green tea plantations. It is spread like carpet on the orchids, pines and hills. The toy train trots around the hills in joyful way. You can see combination of modernity and old world colonial atmosphere in Darjeeling. Darjeeling generously displays the rich colonial period with crunchy aroma of tea brewing throughout.

Must see attractions in Darjeeling:
Darjeeling Toy Train
Ghoom Monastery
Mahakal Temple
Happy Valley Tea Estate
Passenger Ropeway
Chowrasta
Tiger Hills
Peace Pagoda
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Kanchenjunga Mountain

Best Time to Stopover in Darjeeling:
It is cool, dry and completely pleasant during the summer season. It is recommended to visit Darjeeling between April and June. When you visit in the summer, you can lavishly explore the sightseeing places. The cool breeze and picturesque settings compliments as a golden glow to your tea. Couples and tourists enjoy visiting this place even in winter that is between October and December. It remains chill with rare snowfall.

 

Dehradun:

Dehradun
Dehradun remains as a doorway to Kedar Nath. It is located at the Shivaliks. It is an oldest city in India. Dehradun is a silent serene town. There is not much buzz. The entire city is covered with lush green boulevards and smiling faces. The weather is pleasant and relaxes people over here. It is an exquisite primeval distant hill embellished with the greens.

Must See Attractions in Dehradun:
Jwalaji Temple
Ram Tal Horticultural Garden
The Kalinga War Memorial
Mahasu Devta Temple
Doon Valley
Bharat Mata Mandir
Landour Bazaar
Sahastradhara Heights
Tapkeshwar Temple
Robber’s Cave
Forest Research Institute
Tibetan Buddhist Temple

Best Time to Stopover in Dehradun:
It looks and remains best between July and September. It is cool throughout after getting washed in mild rains. It is the best time where you can explore and discover lots about the place.

 

Ooty:

Ooty
It is a famous hill station in South India. It remains overwhelmingly energizing. The tall pines of this small town make the place to look similar to English country lanes. The miniature train will make your journey more scenic and romantic. Located in Western Ghats, Ooty is scattered with coffee and tea plantations. The British have worked a lot to make this a beautiful hill station.

Must See Attractions in Ooty:
Wax World Museum
Annamalai Temple
Ooty Lake
Shooting Point
Avalanche Lake
Doddabetta Point
Pykara Falls and Pykara Lake
Nilgiri Library
Rose Garden
St. Stephen’s Church
Thread Garden
Tribal Research Centre

Best Time to Stopover in Ooty:
Ooty is enjoyable all throughout the year. The weather is mostly pleasant in the summers. You can go for strolling and tourist sightseeing. During winter season, chilly and cool winds blow and make you feel fresh. It is perfect for exploration and long walks.

As summer is approaching around, it is the best time to plan a trip to hill station. India has beautiful seasons with amazing hill stations. There are more exquisite locations to be travelled in India. Plan a trip to any of the above locations and enjoy your summer holidays.