The beautiful hill stations
Posted by Hylton74 at 11/13/2007
While planning Kerala Tourism it becomes necessary to plan it well and see to it that not important places are missed as Kerala has so much to offer for everyone's taste. Hill stations in Kerala is like a chocolate topping on your favorite desert and is a must see and experience destinations. There are various hill stations in Kerala which will nearly amuse all the visitors and take them by surprise with various galls running in small and varied places.
Munnar is one such hill station which is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni, Kundala. 1600 m. above sea level, this hill station was the summer resort of the British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, and holiday facilities make this a popular hill station.
Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue once every twelve years will bloom next in 2006 AD. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi - which towers over 2695 m. Anamudi is an ideal spot for trekking.
In Palakkad you will find these hill stations.
This fascinating hill station is at a height of 467 to 1572 m above sea level. At least 10 hair pin bends have to be negotiated on the ghat road that passes through the breathtaking evergreen forests of the Sahya Ranges. Seethakundu at Nelliyampathy offers a panoramic view of about one third of Palakkad.
A beautiful synthesis of mountains, rivers and forests, Attappady is of great interest to anthropologists. This is the habitat of many tribes like the Irulars and Mudugas. The Malleeswaran peak is worshipped as a gigantic Sivalinga by the Adivasis who also celebrate the Sivarathri festival with great fervor. A PWD Rest House, a VIP Guest House and a few private hotels offers accommodation at Agali.
It takes a three hour trek from the base of the Dhoni hills, to reach this reserve forest area with its small, beautiful waterfall. This hill country is the delight of trekkers. The community hall at Kalikatty is used as a camping base for trekkers.