India is a country that almost lays on the Equator of the Earth with parts of it falling in the Northern hemisphere, thus while for the most parts India is considered to be a hot country, the ratio is proportionate with the coldness of its Northern states like the Himalayas and the surrounding regions. But, while going by the geography we have stick to the impression that North is the only direction we must head to in summer holidays when you are trying to run away from the scorching heat that covers most parts of the country.
Well, we are here to break you out of that impression and give you a little change from that repetitive summer plans, which yeah are beautiful but a little change will surely be appreciated.
The Nelliyampathy Hill range that extends over the Palakkad area of Kerala is a jewel of the Western Ghats that you can visit the town of Nenmara. The hills of Nelliyampathy go as high as 5,000ft, and the best places to view its spreads are the Pothundy Dam and any of the few viewpoints on the Ghat Road. You can go boating at the lake framed by the Pothundy Dam or advance toward the tremendous tea homes and orange manors that Palakkad is well known for. Only 8km from Nelliyampathy is Seetharkundu, where you can trek to a 100m high waterfall of a similar name.
Home to the compelling Thamarassery Ghat Pass, Lakkidi is viewed as the entryway to Wayanad and one of the most noteworthy spots in the Western Ghats. Other than going to the closest town of Vythiri, which is only 5km from Lakkidi, you can likewise look at Pookot Lake, a freshwater lake spread crosswise over 15 sections of land. Lakkidi is likewise famous for its nearness to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can spot imperilled and uncommon creature species, for example, lion-followed macaque and Indian shag. There is a well-known legend of the chain-bound ficus tree, which is said to hold the soul of a tribal youth named Karinthandan, who was executed by a British officer after he uncovered the shrouded trails of Western Ghats to him.
Lambasingni is a little-concealed town in Visakhapatnam, which is affectionately called the ‘Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh’, as in winter it can go as low as 0° Celsius here. In view of the elevation and the thick green forests around Lambasingni, the town never gets excessively hot and is consequently a living space for a few uncommon plants and bloom species. Other than being the coldest place in Andhra Pradesh, Lambasingni is eminent for its coffee around the nation! Certainly, visit the coffee ranches on the off chance that you are here. Only 27km from the town are the glorious Kothapally Waterfalls, which you should climb to reach.
Situated along the Kottayam-Idukki fringe of Kerala, Vagamon is a little ranch town in Travancore, which is as yet avoided boundless standard consideration. Other than having breathtaking ravines and rivulets spread crosswise over undulating green hills, Vagamon is additionally a great paragliding destination. The meadows of Vagamon give a perfect area to paragliding and Kerala Tourism even sorted out an International Paragliding Festival here, which invited lightweight flyer pilots from all around the globe in 2016. In the event that gliding is not your thing, at that point trek to any of the three slopes in the range: Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill and Kurisumala Hill.
Settled between the mountains of Galikonda and Chitamogondi, the Araku Valley is a shrouded hill station in Visakhapatnam. The zone is home to tribal farmers who were the primary harvesters of coffee in India, you discover more about the tribal history of Araku at the Araku Tribal Museum. Araku Valley is likewise encompassed by the staggering waterfalls of the Eastern Ghats. Only 30km far from the primary town, you can visit the Chaaparai Waterfalls in Paderu, and in the event that you have additional time at that point likewise, make a beeline for the Talimada or Anantagiri Waterfalls that are close to the Anantagiri town.
Tucked amongst Ooty and Coonoor is a tranquil hill station of Tamil Nadu, Kotagiri. Speckled with tea plantations and pleasant foggy mountains, Kotagiri is essentially gone by individuals for the different trekking courses it offers. Probably the most adored trails in Kotagiri are Catherine Falls, towards Kodanad and Longwood Shola. The Kodanad Point offers an incredible spot for shooting all-encompassing viewpoints of the Western Ghats. Other well-known attractions in the region are Elk Falls, Doddabetta Range and the Rangaswami Pillar.
Arranged in the Western Ghats of Kerala, Ponmudi is a well known yet calm hill station in the Thiruvananthapuram region. The course from Trivandrum to Ponmudi has around 22 hairpin bends, making it simply the ideal goal for an energising road trip. Other than being a perfect road trip destination, Ponmudi is additionally known for its trekking and hiking spots. Agasthyarkoodam, one of the most noteworthy crests in the Western Ghats, is additionally found in this area. You can likewise visit the Meenmutty Falls (3km from Kallar Main Road) and the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.