Tired of the 9-6 routine of your life? Want to run away from the peak Chennai traffic? Or want to get away from the summer heat? Hill stations should be the only solution for it as from glowing snow-capped peaks to scenic mysteries, India is caked with beauty. It’s March now which is usually referred to as the start of spring and in this weather, climbing the foothills can be breath-taking. Here are some of the top hill stations that will let you bang the heat and relax:
When it’s hill stations, it has to be Ooty. Also known as Udhagamandalam, it is the capital of Nilgiris district. Ooty is known for a lot more things; tea estates where you can get the best varieties of tea, a huge lake that resides in the heart of the city, museums, botanical garden, amusement parks and much more that is all fitted onto a small circle. Here’s where Kurinji flower can be seen, a blue flower that blossoms once in 12 years. A true wonder of nature isn’t it. Ooty is well connected by all the three means of transport; you can reach this place by road, if you choose railways the closest station is Mettupalayam and by airways, it’s going to Coimbatore.
Another beautiful hill station for an ideal weekend getaway, yes, it is Kodaikanal which means “The Gift of Forest”. Its locality is such that it’s amidst granite cliffs, waterfalls, grassy hills and forested valleys. Situated 2000meters above the sea level, the cool weather, and the scenic beauty will surely be a mesmerizing point for one. From Devil’s Kitchen and waterfalls to Kodai Lake and Coaker’s Walk, every place is worth sight-seeing. Kodaikanal is easily accessible via roadways crossing Dindigul district.
- Nandi Hills
This is a popular hill station that is situated on the brink of Bangalore, approximately 60km from the city. During the Chola period, it was called as Ananda Giri, meaning “The Hill of Happiness”. For night lovers, this place will be the best avenue for your night outs. This city has a lot more to show; Amruth Sarovar- a beautiful lake, a fort that is sprawled across 90 acres, the origination of Palar river, Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple, and Gavi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple. You can reach this place from Bangalore or Chikkaballapur.
Thus, experience the escapades in visiting these hill stations which in turn would leave an enduring effect on you.