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Top 4 Unexplored Hill Stations in South India
Which are the places that come to your mind when we talk about Hill Stations in South India? We always have this problem of plenty when we have to choose one. Should you choose from the ready-to-remember names such as Ooty, Kodaikanal, and Munnar or are there are still a lot more to be explored?
Well, the good news is that hill stations in the Western Ghats are aplenty. Here’s our pick of the top four unexplored Hill stations in South India.
1. Lakkidi in Wayanad, Kerala
This place is gateway to the Wayanad, as it is located in the crest of the serpentine of the Thamaraserry Ghat Pass, you will have to negotiate nine hairpin curves to reach the top the Lakkidi, during the course of the journey you can witness lush greenery of the hills, gorges and streams on both the side of the passage. Once you reach the top which is around 2296 metres above the sea level, you should stop by the Lakkidi View Point as the vantage point offers you dazzling views of the surrounding cliffs and valleys.
Things you must not miss: The Chain Tree, the tree has a legend and will surely send shiver down your spine. According to folklore, the ghost of Karinthanda, a tribal is chained to this tree.
2. Lambasingi in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Lovingly called the Kashmir of Andhra, this place is a small hidden village just 27kms away from the majestic Kothapally Waterfalls.
The temperature stay below 10 degree Celsius throughout the year, the other mysterious fact of this town is the surrounding towns which is just 2kms away from Lambasingi has the same temperature that a typical South Indian city would have. Is there any wonder, this town of Lambasingi, tops our list of unexplored hill stations in India?
Things you must not miss: Trekking and Camping on remote Hills
3. Kotagiri in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu
Tucked between two states, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, tucked between two spectacular and famous hill stations Coonoor and Ooty, Kotagiri is speckled with tea plantations and picturesque misty mountains, an ideal trekking destination for adventure junkies for the various trekking routes this place has to offer. The Kodanad point offers stunning panoramic view of the Western Ghats which is an ideal spot for photography enthusiasts.
Things you must not miss: Catharine Falls, Elk Falls and Rangaswami Pillar
4. Kemmanugudi in Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka
Once the summer retreat of King Krishnaraja Wadiyar, of the royal Mysore kingdom, this place is heaven for trekkers as there are a lot of treks on offer there. Mullayanagiri, the tallest peak of Karnataka state is also situated here. Bababudanagiri, another mountain which is revered as an auspicious place as there is a temple at the summit here.
Things not to miss: The twin Kallathi and Kalahasthi waterfalls.
It is big time we explored places down South and as there are a lot more places untouched in our vast country. Also, if you have a list of your favorite picks for summer travel, then share your story on Towno, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get featured and win goodies.