5 Hidden Hill Stations in Tamil Nadu

Known for its colorful culture, exotic arts, great temples, stunning hill stations and authentic cuisine, the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu is a great travel destination that suits every kind of traveler. Travelling around the state is indeed a wonderful experience, especially spending some time with your loved ones amid the natural surroundings in the pristine hill stations. Ooty, Coonoor, Kodaikanal, and Yercaud are the main crowd pullers during summer. Besides, there are also some hidden and secluded hill stations in Tamil Nadu which one must visit at least once as part of South India Tour Packages. Take a look at our list of 5 unexplored hill stations in Tamil Nadu here.

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At an altitude of about 3500 feet, Valparai is a soothing hill station in the Annamalai Hills of Tamilnadu. This beautiful hill station is known for its tea and coffee plantations, dense forests, gushing waterfalls and meandering streams. This unexplored hill station in Tamilnadu is heaven for nature-loving souls and trekking enthusiasts as it is less crowded and pollution-free. Sholayar Dam, Nirar Dam, Aliyar Dam, Monkey Falls, Loam’s Viewpoint, Grass Hills and Balaji temple are the popular places to visit in Valparai. Also, Valparai is home to incredible wildlife like the Nilgiri Tahr, spotted deer, gaur, leopards and many species of birds. Don’t forget to take a morning stroll through the tea plantations in Valparai that will help you unwind your soul in the lap of nature.

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If you are looking for a calm and tranquil weekend getaway from Madurai then Meghamalai in Tamilnadu is the perfect place. Situated at an altitude of about 1500 m in the Western Ghats, Meghamalai, popularly called as High Wavy Mountains, is renowned for gorgeous views of lush green mountains, deep valleys, dense forests, tea estates, cardamom plantations, lakes, etc. Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Meghamalai Falls, Suruli Falls, Thoovanam Dam, and Vellimalai are the top places to explore in Meghamalai as part of Madurai Tour Packages. Its long winding roads through the thick plantations are ideal for nature walks.  It is a great place for wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers as the Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary located here offers a variety of fauna and flora.


Would you like to enjoy heavenly nature with a peaceful environment, then Yelagiri would be the perfect destination for a short weekend gateway. Located at an elevation of 1,111m from the sea level, Yelagiri is a cluster of 14 hamlets surrounded by orchards, rose gardens and green valleys and is one of the popular places to visit near Bangalore. This quaint hill station is not polluted like the commercial tourist destinations and is rather secluded amidst four mountains. Punganoor Lake Park, Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Nature Park, Telescope Observatory, Jalagandeeswarar Temple, Government Herbal Farm, etc are some of the popular places to visit here as part of Yelagiri Tour Packages. Tourists can also enjoy a trek in Swami Malai, the highest point in Yelagiri which stands tall at 4,338 ft with spectacular views.

Kolli Hills

You might not have heard about this little hill station of Tamil Nadu, but Kolli Hills is all about untouched beauty of nature. It is hidden from the radar of most tourists, and this is what makes it more tempting. Lies at an altitude of 1300 m, Kolli Hills or Kolli Malai is a range of hills located in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu, and is one of the most scenic places to visit near Chennai. Travelling to Kolli Hills is also an adventure itself as the route has about 75 narrow hairpin bends makes the journey extremely thrilling. The pleasant climate and lesser-explored trails in Kolli Hills offer plenty to do in the outdoors. The hill station also has other attractions such as Arapaleeswarar temple,  Agaya Gangai waterfalls, Siddhar Caves, Botanical Garden, Masila Falls and Selur View Point which tourists can enjoy as part of Tamilnadu Tour Packages.


Hectic life in the bustling cities makes you realize the need to be close to nature. Located on the Kerala–Tamil Nadu border in Malappuram, Devala is an ideal destination for the purpose. Devala is famous for its undulating hills, thick forest, and vast tea plantations. Devala is synonymous with the Wild Planet Jungle Resort, an eco-friendly premium plantation resort located in the middle of tea plantations nestled amidst the dense Nilgiris rainforests. Set in 100 acres of land, the resort offers activities such as open jeep safari in Nilgiri Rainforest, angling, zip-line, monkey crawling, kayaking, archery, and mud ride. Visitors interested in a longer trek can head to the hill named Churulimala nearby. A trained safety squad supervises all the activities. If you are lucky you can even sight elephant herds wandering in the hills.

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