Keralas most charming hill destinations
1 SIGHTSEEING, MUNNAR
2 WEEKEND GETAWAY, KERALA Wayanad
Located between the Kannur and Kozhikode districts in Kerala, Wayanad is a sparkling green emerald sprawled across the slopes of the Western Ghats. The monsoons persevere here—the rainy season starts in June and lasts all the way till mid November—during which the already lush landscape takes on an even more vibrant shade of green, and everything is washed squeaky clean. The most enjoyable way to experience it is by checking into a jungle resort—even better if it has a treehouse. During the occasional dry spells in between, venture out and enjoy everything else the region has to offer. Wayanad ploughs tourists with some interesting prehistoric archaeological sites, tea plantations and thick forests, and is home to some of the oldest (and most insulated) tribes in India.
3 WILDLIFE, KERALA Thekkady
Periyar National Park is a protected area in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala, south India. Famous as an elephant and tiger reserve, the Park is often called the Periyar WildlifeSanctuary or Thekkady. Set high in the Western Ghats, the Park surrounds a picturesque lake and is home to several speices including the Gaur, wild pig, Sambar, barking deer, mouse deer, Dole or Indian wild dog and the ocassional tiger. The bird life here comprises of darters, cormorants, kingfisher, the great Malabar hornbill and racket-tailed drongo.Keralas most charming hill destinations
4 SIGHTSEEING, KERALA Vagamon
5 SIGHTSEEING, KERALA Ponmudi
Surrounded by thick coverlets of tropical forests, Ponmudi is another addition to stunning hill stations in Kerala. Connected to Trivandrum by a narrow winding road, Ponmudi is one of the lesser-explored hill destinations of the state and an idyllic escape from the trappings of city life. Admire its gushing water streams, verdant hill slopes and picturesque hilltop spots, as youexplore the hill town on foot. If you’re an adventure-lover, then head to Agasthyarkoodam—the highest peak of the district—for a strenuous hike. Located in the outskirts of Ponmudi, PepparaWildlife Sanctuary, is home to Asian elephants, sambar, leopards, lion-tailed macaques, Malabargrey hornbills, and makes for a good day trip from Ponmudi.
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