5 Coldest Summer Destinations in South India
The mercury is soaring high and temperature is rising day by day. It is also the holiday season which gives you an opportunity to get away from the blazing sun and the urban hustle bustle. We bring to you a list of 5 ideal summer destinations in South India that provide you the much needed peace, tranquility and plummeting temperature. Boarding has also been made easy at these hill towns with vacation rentals, and homestays.
Picturesque waterfalls, lush green hills, fresh aroma of coffee plantations, rich flora and fauna, and of course, the beautiful weather makes Coorg one of the top coldest places in South India. A perfect blend of beauty and serenity, Often referred to as the Scotland of India, Coorg is one of the most sought after destination for its gentle breeze, cool mornings, misty hills that make the place ever-enchanting. The best time to visit Coorg is between October and May. There a few popular tourist attractions like Raja’s Seat, Cheluvara Falls, Talacauvery, 1,740m tall Tadiyandamol Hills, Abbi Falls amongst others that one has to include in their to-do list. Many of the tourist spots are close by to a few homestays in Coorg that could be booked through HeyHolidays coorg
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Known as the “Princess of Hill Stations” in India, this charming hill station in Tamil Nadu is famous for its breathtaking landscapes and cascading waterfalls that can mesmerize any traveler. The majestic Kodai Lake filled with water lilies, makes the place picture perfect. Places like Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Silver
Cascade Waterfalls, Kodaikanal Observatory, and Berijam Lake are a must-visit. The ideal time to visit Kodaikanal would be during April-June or November-February.
Located at 1700 meters above sea level, this idyllic hill station in “God’s Own Country” Kerala, is well known for Hanuman Gundi Falls, its vast tea plantations, serene lakes, pristine hills and a pleasant country side. The placid trails laid throughout this retreat are the best strolling paths ever taken. Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, the 2,695m tall Anamudi Peak and the Attukal Waterfalls are some of the places to visit that should be on your list. March to May or June to September are the perfect time to visit this hill station.
Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
The mesmerizing serene valley in the Eastern Ghats comprises of many hills, undulating meadows, pompous orchards, which adds to the pleasant weather that prevails all year round. The famous limestone Borra caves provide a new side of nature. Buying old silver from tribal surely promises a reminiscent memory. Chaparai, a picnic spot in the valley complete with waterfalls, the Tribal Museum, Galikondalu View Point are some of the main tourist attractions here. October to March is the best time to visit the valley.
The horse shaped peak located in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka makes for a perfect summer getaway with its lush green hills in the Western Ghat range. Located at an altitude of 1,894m above sea level, this place is a paradise for trekkers and naturists alike. The hill station is laden with ores and rich bio diversity. Kudremukh National Park, Kudremukh Peak and Hanuman Gundi Falls are a must-visit for travelers. Best time to visit this sublime hill station is October-March.
The warm weather is ideal for a quiet getaway to these hill towns. If you are an adventure junkie who loves treks, hiking or long walks along plantation estates, then we suggest you pack your bags soon. There are several accommodation options that can be booked through HeyHolidays where you can find the perfect vacation house rentals and homestays.