Top 10 Most Beautiful Hill Stations in Tamil Nadu

The boredom by seeing the snowy mountains of northern India can be eradicated instantly if hill stations in Tamil Nadu are selected. The offbeat hill destinations will offer outstanding travel pleasure by opting for Tamil Nadu travel trip.

This southernmost state of India is blessed with numerous stunning tourist spots which are not so much traveled over. Embellish with sky-high hills, green valleys, gushing waterfalls and pristine lakes, these summer retreats are superb for a peaceful and lonely holiday trip in Tamil Nadu.

It is needless to say that maximum hill stations of this state are laid close in the foggy knolls of Nilgiri and holds wide extent of orange orchards and coffee plantations. The top 10 hill stations in Tamil Nadu that garland the state are described below. Check it out.


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Ooty hill station is one of best and famous holiday destination in South Indian state Tamil Nadu. This mesmerizing hill resort is termed as the “Queen of Hill Station” due to its scenic beauty of majestic mountains, lush greeneries, limply grasslands and vast stretches of tea gardens.

Myriads of tourist attractions enrich this hill station and these include panoramic Rose Garden, the stupendous beauty of Dodabetta Peak, charming Ooty Lake, Government Museum, Deer Park-the abode of Chital and Sambar, thrilling Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and many more.


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Shevaroy Hill is the abode of Yercaud hill station situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. Instead of being dry surroundings Yercaud is a complete package of the satisfying breather.

The verdant vistas and appealing weather of this hill station beckon millions of travelers to spend their vacation. The half part of the green foliage of Yercaud area is the blessing of nature and another half is manmade i.e due to plantations.

Variety kinds of Plantation Crops like tea, coffee, oranges, pears are found abundantly in the region of Yercaud hill station. Several waterfalls are another attraction of Yercaud Hill in Tamil Nadu.


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Kodaikanal is located in the further-up of Palani Hills in the state of Tamil Nadu. As the zigzag winding roads take the travelers up to the picturesque hilly destination of Kodaikanal, they are immediately stroked by the invigorating fragrance of pine trees.

There are loads of reasons about the name “Gift of the Forest” for Kodaikanal. Immersed by foggy mountains and apparently unlimited forest extension and orchids, Kodaikanal emits affable repose.

It also offers myriads of points which are to be witnessed. It includes the serene Kodaikanal Lake, the well-maintained Chettiar Park, unique Coaker’s Walk, the must-visit Bryant Park, mysterious Guna Caves, colossal Pillar Rocks, Sheep Farm, the scenic Dolphin’s Nose, idyllic Bejiram Lake, cascading waterfalls and the old Kukkal Cave.



Coonoor is considered as one of the alluring hill resorts in the state of Tamil Nadu which is just 17km to 19km off from another attractive hill station Ooty. Raised at a redoubtable height this hill point beckons millions of travelers and trekkers throughout the year.

The long curvy roads and myriads of tea estates are the chief attractions of Coonoor. The colonial bungalows of a bygone era in tea estates mix extra magnetism in Coonoor. Compared to the “Queen of Hill Station” Ooty, Coonoor is still very tranquil and peaceful from the perspective of tour crowd and it is needless to say that this feature makes Coonoor more romantic and enjoyable to the honeymooners and nature lovers.

Travelers may witness Catherine Falls, Hidden Valley, Dolphin’s Nose, Droog Fort, Wellington’s Golf Course, Ketty, Sim’s Park, St. George’s Church and many more.


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Have you heard about “Elephant Hills?” Yes, Anaimalai Hills are called in this term which belongs to the district of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. There is a massive break of 30km between Nilgiri Hills and Anamalai Hills and in the bordering area, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are situated and made communication through rails and highways.

Among the tourist attractions in Anaimalai offers Monkey Waterfalls, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Aliyar Reservoir, Attakarai, Crocodile Breeding Center, Kulipatti, Manjampatty, Manompally, Varagaliar, Chinnar and many more.

Aliyar and Upper are two rivers of Anaimalai which garland the hill station with salubrious is also termed as Topslip and the prominent hilly resort of Western Ghats. Due to the elephant training camp, this spot becomes very popular.


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Among various hill stations in Tamil Nadu, Yelagiri is such a travel destination situated at Vellore district in Tamil Nadu that is still not polluted and congested. It is needless to say that the modern commercialism can’t touch this place and indirectly helping to remain a peaceful tourist destination.

Tourist may get in touch with numerous tribal communities after reaching Yelagiri by climbing 14 hairpin bends. Above all the scenic beauty of this hill station is just awe-inspiring. The artificial Punganoor Lake, the Solar Observatory in Kavalur, the mighty Swamimalai Range, the tumbling Jalagamparai Falls, the holy Velavan Murugan Temple, Herbal farm, Nature Park and any more.


At Nilgiri Range, Kotagiri is a famous hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu. This 1793mt height hill destination is garlanded by verdant hillocks which are quite alluring for the adventurous tourists and trekkers. Every nook and corner of this hill station has the mind-blowing scenic beauty which is possible to enjoy while making the on-road journey.

The name Kotagiri comes from the tribal community Kotas living here. Encircled by charming verdant vistas, tea estates, Kotagiri provides plentiful chances of trekking and rock climbing. Some tourist points in Kotagiri are Rangaswami Peak, Catherine Falls, Kodanad Viewpoint, Elk Falls, Longwood Shola and many more.



Kolli Hills is located at very nearer to the important industrial town Salem in the state of Tamil Nadu. The distance from Salem to Kolli Hills is only 52km. The beauty of this hill station is revealing gradually to the travel enthusiasts and nature lovers day by day.

A holiday resort that is famous too for its near highway which goes across 72 meanderings, the spot is lovely and invigorating. Delightful weather condition and marginal explored traveling in this hill station offer abundance activities to do in the open air. Staying on the lap of nature besides Agaya Gangai Waterfalls is an extra pleasure to arrive at Kolli Hills.


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A glamorous tourist spot that is mostly unidentified is the queen of Eastern Ghat Range the Javadi Hills. Wrapped in rich verdant, mainly after the rainy season, the hill resort is the heaven of nature enthusiasts. Abode of tribal community makes every tourist eager to get in touch of simplicity.



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