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Hill Stations

Much of Kerela's exotic appeal is centered in the highland area of teh Western Ghats.Rising to an average height of 1520 m, teh tropical forests of the ghats house rich flora and fauna. Not to speak of expansive, loamy plantations of tea, coffee, rubber and fragrant cardamom.

Munnar(160m above sea level), is a nature lover's paradise and was the summer resort of the British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns,winding lanes and holidays facilties make this is a popular hill station. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This fower which bathes the hills in the blue once every twelve years,will bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest peak in the south India- Anamudi,which towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is an ideaal spot for trekking.



Situated 915m above sea level, Peermede is on the way to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This pleasant hill station was once the summer retreat of the Maharajas of Travancore. Here you will find sprawling tea, coffee, cardamom, rubber and eucalyptus plantations side with natural grasslands and pine forests.



Tucked away at the north eatern tip of Kerela, this quaint little hill station about 1300 m above sea level is renowned for its coffee, tea, cardomom, pepper and rubber plantations. Mist capped mountains and breathtaking scener dominate other tourist attractions.




An idyllic hill resort with narrow, winding pathways and cool and green, wooded environs , Ponmudi is located 915 m above sea level .Well known for its beautiful mountain flowers , exotic butterfies, small rivulets and springs,this hill station also has excellent trekking trails.





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