There might be picturesque locations all over India that you’ve visited at least once because of their popularity; but if you haven’t been to the undiscovered, unseen and unfelt places, you’ve seen nothing yet. Hill stations are an important part of the country’s attractiveness; they’re like the pretty cover page of a notebook you want to buy at once. But when it comes to untouched hill stations, they’re sort of like those rustic pages of your old diary where you’ve written one of your poems, which are short and sweet but also have so much depth. They come from your heart: just like these undiscovered hill stations of the south India— the land of immense natural beauty, which you should surely check out on your next visit.
You’ve heard of Kerala, you’ve heard of its beauty and serenity; you might even have been to the pretty state once, but have you taken a look at this quaint hill station known as Idukki? This small district of Kerala houses a sleepy hill station with the stream of Periyar flowing through its valleys. With beautiful and quiet holiday resorts perched upon and around the lush, rich green hills, Idukki is one of the most picturesque locations of Kerala. So if you’re looking for some cool air amid the looming mountains on the sides of River Periyar, Idukki is your best friend!
Close to Munnar, and in the Idukki district of Kerala, lies this jolly little hill station, which is named so after the Lake Devikulam that flows across its trenches. Legend has it that Goddess Sita bathed in this lake, the name of which has now been changed to Sita Devi Lake. Amongst the surrounding hills, and tall, swaying trees, this lake is known for its clear, calming water that will soothe your senses even if you’re just sitting at the banks of it. Waterfalls and pretty flowers, twittering birds and rich trees make this hill station one of the most alluring locations of Kerala.
The Kudremukh National Park is one of the popular destinations for tourists in Karnataka, but the hill station is an unseen one by most. Surrounded by a mountain range of the same name, this hill station is equipped with pretty cottages and tents made available for tourists visiting the National Park as well as the third highest peak of Karnataka. You can embark on a trek upon this peak, and enjoy the luscious Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls, which can be seen from atop the hill.
- Araku Valley
Located in the Vizag region of Andhra Pradesh, the Araku Valley hill station is close to the border of the state of Orissa. The well-known coffee plantations are what Araku is popular for, and the scenic beauty of this hill station has also attracted filmmakers to shoot songs in this region. Also the sprawling area covered by range of mountains and hill slopes with waterfalls dancing around here and there, Araku Valley is sure to leave you entranced with its scenic beauty. Looking for the smell of fresh coffee? Araku Valley is the place to go. Also, if you’re hunting for a quaint location to spend some time with your loved one, this hill station is quite a romantic one.
Think scenic beauty, think Kerala. Vythiri is situated in the luscious Wayanad region of Kerala, with its picturesque surrounding being the cherry on top of the cake of spices in this region. Interesting, no? Tribal communities: check. Pretty forest area: check. Spice plantations: check. Lakeside beauty: check. If all of the above attractions are in one place, why wouldn’t you want to visit this quiet little hill station for some lazy resting under those large, lofty trees amid tall shrubs and cool grass? Fall in love with the smell of fresh spices and the cocoon of greenery, and you’ll never forget your trip to Vythiri.
You might have heard of some of these hill stations, but doesn’t all of this description make you want to visit them more than you already want to? There’s no end to the beauty of India, and everywhere you go, it will leave you mesmerized, the aforementioned untouched hill stations included.
Author Bio: Rohit is a traveler of the popular and famous tourist destinations of India, but he also loves to visit the undiscovered and heart-warming places, which he shares on TransIndiaTravels.com so your soul can find a home.