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What every tourist needs to know about the hill stations of South India

BY: Deena David | Category: Travel | Post Date: 2009-09-27

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India is a country that is the seventh largest in the world. It is a country that has natural beauty in the form of various beaches and hill stations. In a tropical country like India, these spots where the wonderful and cool climate that is present attracts many domestic and international tourists. Most of these places that are high up in the hills have been developed for the sake of tourists.

The numbers of mountains that are present in India including the Himalayas, Western and Eastern Ghats have been the reason for the numerous hill stations that dot the country. The most important and famous hill stations are Kodaikanal and Udhagamandalam in the South. There are other hill stations like Munnar that are becoming more famous by the day with increased number of tourists visiting the place.


This place is present in the state of Tamil Nadu.
The nearest railway station is Kodai Road. Many trains pass through this place. The nerest airport is at Madurai. There are various beautiful and scenic spots that are famous. Many parks have been developed in the town to attract more domestic tourists. Hotels, resorts and restaurants are present that cater to the needs of the tourists as far as food and boarding are concerned.

Kodaikanal also has a large lake that is surrounded by a beautiful road. People can either walk or cycle around the serene lake. Horse riding around the lake is also possible. Tourists can also go on a small boating trip in the lake.

Udhagamandalam (Ooty)

Udhagamandalam or Ooty as it was previously known is very similar to Kodaikanal.
There are various spots around Ooty that one can visit. One of the most important aspects of the trip to Ooty can be the train ride in the Nilgiris Mountain Railway (NMR). The trip on the train can be breath taking.

Ooty can be reached by road from the nearest railway station and airport that are present in Coimbatore. This city is only about two hours drive from Ooty. The best method of reaching Ooty is to reach Coimbatore by either road, rail or by air and then driving from Coimbatore to the starting point of the NMR train. Then the tourist can take the train depending on availability.


Munnar is a place that is not as easily accessible like Kodaikanal and Udhagamandalam.
This may be the reason for it not being as well known as the other two major South Indian hill stations. In site of this, in the recent past, there has been a sudden interest in Munnar and many resorts have mushroomed in this place. Munnar is accessible by road from various places in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This is because Munnar is in the border between Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Munnar is very famous as a hill retreat during the summer months. The temperature in Munnar is very less compared to the plains all through the year. There are not many places of interest around Munnar, but the forested area with tea plantations gives the place a unique identity.

These are some of the important hill stations of South India.

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About Author / Additional Info: I have completed my Masters Degree in Paediatric Nursing. I am a writer with a passion for writing. I have been writing for some blogs and other sites. Comments are welcome at the following e mail address: deenaanddavid@gmail.com

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