Hill stations are always captivating to travelers with it’s climate and scenic beauty. Mountains will always call us into that misty valleys and curvy roads which is undoubtedly a temptation for nomads.
The best part of hill stations are , we won’t feel the repetition of visiting the same destination again and again. Every time it will be a different experience all together, different people, different time, different situations etc.
How it will be, If I can suggest you some least exposed hill stations in Kerala ?
Here are some of the recently explored hill stations in Kerala, which are not commercialized that much.
Phantom Kettu, Munnar
Phantom head peak is one among the new hill stations in Kerala, situated almost 7000 feet from sea level. From the Anaerangal Camp one has to travel almost 6kms through the off road route to reach the peak point. The road is narrow enough where hardly a jeep can manage in one direction
The left turn from the Pappathi Chola (A water stream’s name) route will lead us to the phantom’s head road. Unfortunately the road to Kolukkumali through Pappathi Chola has been completely blocked for vehicles.
It is much recommended to reach the peak point which will give you the real feast for your eyes. The splendid sunrise of phantom’s head is beyond my skills of writing. The golden rays will fall on the clouds and mist which will make your surroundings like a paradise.
A little more isolated from the external world and as being less known outside, Kattoothimedu holds its pristine beauty still with it. Situated at a height of 4000 feet above the sea level, this beautiful area is the part of Senapathy Gramapanchayath of the Idukki district.
Another speciality of Kattoothimedu is the fact that it is surrounded by rivers in its three sides.A Lotus pond and the beautiful nature surrounding it are the other main attractions to name. As other places in Idukki district of Kerala, Kattoothimedu has its own unique and exquisite beauty.
Travelers visiting Vagamon can definitely consider this beautiful destination in their travel bucket. Uluppuni is around 16kms from vagamon towards pulikanam route.
The major attraction of Uluppuni is the picturesque meadows. whoever visited Vagamon might have seen the real beauty of meadows there. One can see the even better version of the meadows at Uluppuni.
Uluppuni journey will be a very good trekking experience and worth putting some efforts to see the majestic scenery. The route is completely in an off-road condition which can offer you certain level of adventure also.
Almost 7 kms needs to be traveled in this off-road for the view points. You can see the Kulamavu Dam reservoir from the view point which is exceptionally beautiful from the hill top.
Travelers who are usually visiting Thrissur will mostly cover the well known travel destinations like Athirappilly Waterfalls, Vazhachaal and Marottichal Waterfalls.
Chokkana is a village in Kodakkara, Thrissur. The very green lush meadows there will be definitely a feast for your eyes.One can feel the cool breeze touching on your cheeks smoothly.
If you are a travel nomad, Chokkana won’t dissatisfies you for sure. Kindly don’t expect any big hotels and restaurants there like other known travel destinations.Chokkana is the least exposed among the new hill stations in Kerala.
Kalvari Mount, Idukki
Kalvari mount was not known to many until recently. This hill station offers a pretty beautiful view of Idukki dam reservoir.Kalvari mount serves both as a refreshing picnic spot and as a Christian pilgrim centre called Kurisumala.
Kalvary mount is situated just 5 KM from Idukki town and in the Idukki Kattappana route. The Forest Department of the Government of Kerala has set up cottages which can be rented for day or day/night basis.
This hill station is definitely a great place for nature lovers, trekkers, photographers and bikers. Chruthoni Dam, Meesapulimala, Idukki Dam are the nearest point of attractions