1. Javadi Hills
The Javadi Hills divide the districts of Vellore and Tiruvannamalai in Tamilnadu. The region, which is a tourist hotspot, provides a wide range of fauna, flora, and activities. Throughout history, it has been appreciated for its scenic splendor, particularly during colonial times. The achievement of the Vainu Bappu Observatory, which takes advantage of the clear skies in this region, shows the serenity predicted.
Beeman Maduvu Waterfall, Kavalur Observatory, and trekking in the Amrita Forest are some of the top attractions here. This hill station is also known as Beeman Maduvu waterfall, and it is located 12 kilometers from Jamanamarathur in the center of dense forest.
Best Month to Visit: October to March
Valparai is known for its coffee and tea plantations, which are surrounded by dense forests. It is a less explored hill station of natural beauty where humans and animals live in perfect peace with nature, with evergreen woods, towering dams, spectacular waterfalls, rolling meadows, picturesque mountain peaks, lush green valleys, and boundless stretches of tea plantations. Sholayar Dam, Aliyar Dam, Nallamudi Viewpoint, Loam’s View Point, Balaji Temple, Monkey Falls, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnakallar Waterfalls, Birla Falls, Koolangal River, Grass Hills, Nirar Dam, and other popular places to visit in Valparai also has Sholayar Dam, Aliyar Dam, Nallamudi Viewpoint, Loam’s View Point, Balaji Temple, Monkey Falls, In addition, Valparai is notable for trekking, plantation walks, and hiking.
Best Month to Visit: May to September
Kodaikanal is one of India’s most well-known honeymoon destinations and a lakeside resort town in Tamil Nadu, has a lovely temperature, mist-covered manicured cliffs, and a waterfall all combine to make the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday. The name Kodaikanal means “gift of the forests.” Kodaikanal stands at a height of 7200 feet above sea level, nestled within the Palani Hills’ rolling slopes, and if you visit this hill station, you’ll see that it’s everything you’ve imagined it to be. Kodaikanal is a great spot to get away from the stresses of city life, and this hill station allows you to relax and reconnect with nature by going on biking or hiking trails or taking a stroll through the town’s wide forests.
Best Month to Visit: October to June
4. Kolli Hills
The Kolli Hills, also known as the Kolli Malai, is a mountain range in Tamil Nadu’s Namakkal district. Because of the Arappaleeswarar Temple, which is devoted to Lord Shiva, the mountains are known not just for their natural beauty but also for their religious significance. The peak is also reachable by car, although the road going up to it is winding and full of twists and turns. Trekking is a common activity in the Kolli Hills and Trekking to the Agaya Gangai Waterfalls is a fantastic adventure.
Seekuparai and Selur Nadu are the two viewpoints, At Seeku Parai Viewpoint, the Tamil Nadu government maintains a pineapple research plantation. The region’s three main reserved forests are Kundur Nadu, Puliancholai, and Ariyur Solai and the most popular attractions include Arapaleeswarar Temple, Siddhar Caves, Agaya Gangai Waterfalls, Botanical Garden, Masila Falls, and Selur View Point.
Evergreen forests cover the Kolli Hills, which contain tea, coffee, pineapple, black pepper, jackfruit, and a variety of other plant spices. In the Kolli Hills, you can see Sloth bears, barking deer, Indian pangolins, jackals, mongooses, palm civets, and a variety of reptiles and snakes, as well as the endangered Python molurus and many birds.
Best Month to Visit: March-June; August-December
Yelagiri is one of those typical, quiet places that appear ordinary from the outside but become increasingly surprising as you discover more about it. It has everything a great hill station should have, such as sunset points, lakes, and parks. The beauty of Yelagiri, however, consists in everything it has to offer. Because it is one of Tamil Nadu’s lesser-known hill stations, it is rarely overcrowded. The surroundings are stunning, and the forests are home to some rare flora and fauna. Local honey is considered to be one of the purest and tastiest varieties available.
The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development conducts the Yelagiri Summer Festival, which takes place at the end of May. Every year, there are stalls from many departments like flower shows, cultural activities, and a Dog Show featuring a variety of dog breeds. This annual festival attracts visitors from all across the state as well as other parts of the country.
Best Month to Visit: August – February
Coonoor is the Western Ghats’ second largest hill station. It is located at a height of 1930 meters and is only 19 kilometers from Ooty. This region is a fantastic summer hideaway, with its slopes of tea plantations, filled with many attractions, and graced with cool weather all year.
Coonoor is a lovely place to visit if you want to see the Nilgiri Hills and Catherine Falls from afar. It’s a lovely place with its lush foliage, well-kept hills, Colonial culture, and breathtaking scenery. It also boasts some heritage homes and guesthouses that overlook the hills, making it ideal for a trip or leisure.
Best Month to Visit: October to March