hill station

Much of kerala's appeal is centered in the highland area of the western ghats. There are a number of beautiful hill stations along the ranges of Western Ghats that run along the length of Kerala. They are a long chain of lush, mist-clad Hill stations that are home to exotic wildlife. The hill stations in Kerala offers some of the best spectacular views of nature and gives you an opportunity to spend your vacations amidst clean and fresh air of the hills. The hill stations offers visitors the opportunities for trekking, rock climbing and other adventures. These beautiful hill stations of Kerala are also the source of the famous spices of Kerala. Spices such as pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and the cashew nut are grown in the plantations on the hill stations in Kerala. The Dutch and English colonial rulers of Kerala introduced cash crops plantations such as rubber and tea in the 18th and 19th centuries. Rising to an average height of 1520 m, the tropical forests of the ghats are a rich source of flora and fauna. The hills of western ghats are punctuated with expansive and loamy plantations of tea, coffee, rubber and fragrant cardamom. All the hill resorts in Kerala offer the most enchanting experience of nature in all its virgin beauty. The major Hill resorts of Kerala are Munnar, Ponmudi, Peerumade, Neliyampathy, Peruvannamuzhi, Tusharagiri, Wayanad, Pythal Mala, Ezhimala, Devikulam, Wagamon etc.