South India is well known for its rich cultural and natural beauty. Tamil Nadu, one of the southern state describes those properties in the best way. It is at prime location with both the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats surroundings. This state has a diverse culture, traditions, and art. The hills, with rich flora-fauna, green fields, and milky waterfalls is the wealth Tamil Nadu have. Visit Tamil Nadu to experience all these features in a classical-cultural way. Here is the list of must visit hills stations.
Top 5 Hill Stations of Tamil Nadu
The Queen of the hill station, located in the Western Ghats, 2240 meters high, Ooty is the largest hill station in Nilgiri region. It has an emerald beauty of forests, valleys, and the clouds. Tourist crowd can always be seen here. It is a perfect getaway for relaxation during the weekend. You can inhale the fragrance of pines and eucalyptus in the fresh air. Get a lovely feeling with the cool breezes. Visit amazing viewpoints. Other places to visit are Ooty Lake, St. Stephen’s Church, Toda Huts, Stone House, Ooty Mountain Railway and Botanical and the Government Rose Gardens. Enjoy nature’s beauty to the fullest.
About 50 km away from Ooty, it is the second largest hill in the Nilgiri region. This hill station is famous for its Nilgiri Tea. The lush green tea plantation on the slopes of Nilgiri makes this place look more majestic. You can visit the tea factories to see its processing. For witnessing the landscape beauty you can visit some popular viewpoints. Lamb’s Rock, Dolphin’s nose, and Lady Cunning’s seat are the places that offer amazing view of hills. Apart from these St. George’s Church, Hidden Valley, Raila’s Dam and Sim’s Park are other interesting places to visit.
The magnificent hill station in the Western Ghats, Kodaikanal is ‘the Gift of Forest’. With Spellbound beauty here you will get a lake in center, caves, many scenic viewpoints, and numerous waterfalls. It is a popular holiday destination, especially for nature’s lover. Places like Coaker’s Walk, La Saleth Church, Green Valley View, Pamber Falls, The Bear Shola Falls, Solar Observatory, Pillar Rocks, Guna Caves and the Kodaikanal Lake, are the places in Kodaikanal attraction bucket. With all this enjoy the pleasant weather.
Located between four mountains, the Yelagiri Hill Station is not much popular among tourists. But it has its own, unmatched beauty. To relax in a peaceful environment, Yelagiri is a weekend gateway. Here you can visit Punganoor Lake Park, Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Nature Park, Nivaloor Lake, Swamimalai Hills, Jagalandeeswrar Temple and Vainu Bappu Observatory. If it interests you, visit various silk and herbal farms, maintained by the government.
Located in the hills of Shevaroy of Eastern Ghats, it is at a height of 4970 ft above sea level. In the local language, Yercaud means the Lake of Forest. The forest has dense sandalwood, teak and silver oak trees. It is famous for coffee plantation, guava, black pepper, cardamom and citrus fruits like oranges. To feel the beauty of this place visit The Emerald Lake, Arthur’s seat, The Lady’s Seat, Gent’s Seat and Children’s Seat, Orchidarium, Horticulture Farms, Silk Farms and Rose Gardens and The Pagoda Point or the Pyramid Point. In religious spot visit the Shevarayan Temple.
Spending holiday in nature’s lap can be a wonderful and refreshing vacation for anyone.