Kerala's exotic appeal is centered in the highland area of the Western Ghats. When the heat is on the plains, and the time to get away from the crowd, came for a rendezvous with nature
Kerela has a long chain of lush, mid-clad hillstations that are home to exotic wildlife. All the hill resorts in Kerela offer the most enchanting experience of nature in all its virgin beauty
This hill station a mere 61 km from Trivandrum is a tourist's paradise. One gets enchanted by the sheer abundance of nature; the shimmering green waters of the winding streams and verdant woods do not spare anybody. It is at an altitude of 100 ft perched on the Western Ghats.
It is a range of hills separated by valleys of dense lush green woods and orange plantations. The tallest peak here is Padagiri which is at a height of 1572 m while the shortest one is 467 m. The two and a half hour journey from Palghat to Nelliyampathy is a very thrilling one because there are nearly 12 hairpin curves on the ghat road. Also, dense jungles come on the way. Pothundi reservoir is a lovely place which is worth a stopover.
Wagamon is engulfed by green tea gardens and deep puzzling valleys. All the trekking enthusiasts will enjoy climbing this 1100 tall hill. Situated at 64 km from Kottayam, this place also has to offer Thangal Para, the Indo-Swiss project and Kurisumala Ashram.
Lakkadi registers the second highest degree of rainfall in the world. The place is is just green green green. It is one of the highest locations in Wayanad enriched with streams.
It is situated in the north eastern tip of Kerala with Panamaram, Mananthavady and Kabini rivers enriching the land. Abundance of coffee, tea, cardamoms, Pepper and rubber plantations captivates one and all.
Thirteen km. away from Munnar lies Mattupetty, at an altitude of 1700 m. above the sea level. The Indo-Swiss Dairy Project with the green meadows and the exotic cattle and the rose garden also attracts tourists.
Situated at 16 km southwest of Munnar, this picturesque location, offers a unique feature-clusters of slender red and blue gum trees.
Devikulam, meaning the lake of the goddess, has a lovely little lake hidden within the rolling hills. According to legend, Sita Devi, the holy consort of Lord Rama, came down to frolic in the lake and the place came to be known as the present name ever since.
Malampuzha is in the site of a large irrigation dam built across the longest river in Kerala, the Bharathapuzha. It is set at the base of the hills of the Western Ghats.
Beautiful gardens, amusement parks and facilities for boat cruises make this an ideal picnic spot.
Other attractions are the rock garden, the fish-shaped aquarium, the snake park, the ropeway which takes the tourist on an aerial tour of the park, and the famous work Yakshi (an enchantress) sculpted by Kanai Kunjiraman.
The most interesting feature of the rock garden is that the whole place is made of unwanted and broken pieces of bangles, tiles, used plastic cans, tins and other waste materials.
The garden is a master work of sculptor Padmasree Nek Chand Saini. His rock garden in Chandigarh is world famous and attracts thousands of tourists every year
The nature-lover’s paradise. Snuggling in the green and serene Kannan Devan Hills, lies the quite and restful resort of Munnar, at an altitude of 1524 m and 136 km off Cochin.
Panoramic views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys make it a pretty little heaven with a cool bracing climate. It was opened up out of virgin forests a century ago by pioneering planters.
The Kundale Tea Plantation - An area surrounding a lovely lake that offers some of the most stunning views of the region. It offers the best opportunity you are ever likely to have to see the tea plantations, to watch tea being picked, to learn how tea is processed, to smell the sweet scent of tea wafting through the air and to buy the tea directly from the gardens.