Best Hill Stations To Visit In Tamil Nadu During Summer

The incredible hill stations are a unique charm of Tamil Nadu. With the summer around the corner and the temperature soaring high, these enchanting hill stations with pleasant weather, lush greenery, pure and fresh mountain air, and plentiful natural beauty make the perfect choice for a refreshing summer getaway away from the sweltering heat. You’ll find a plethora of charming hill stations in Tamil Nadu to unwind and relax as well as to spend a memorable vacation in the warmth of Mother Nature.

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To ease your travel plans we’ve shared the list of the best hill stations to visit in Tamil Nadu during Summer. So check out and plan your trip:


Tamil Nadu’s most tranquil and spectacular hill station, Valparai delights visitors with its lovely tea and coffee estates surrounded by tropical evergreen forests, relaxing cool climate, unpolluted air and an endless choice of treks and wild trails. A place of abundant natural beauty where humans and animals live in perfect harmony with nature. So, if you are seeking a peaceful summer vacation amidst nature and wildlife, Valparai is the best pick for you.

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-Things To Do:

Trekking, Nature Walk, Bird Watching, Wildlife Spotting, Elephant Safari, Jeep Safari, Photography.

-Places To Visit:

Sholayar Dam, Aliyar Dam, Chinnakallar Waterfalls, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Birla Falls, Monkey Falls, Manampalli Forest, Loam’s View Point, Grass Hills, Balaji Temple, Karamalai Annai Velankanni Church, Nallamudi Poonjolai.

Kolli Hills

The beautiful Kolli Hills with its spellbinding natural beauty is an unexplored, unblemished, and unpolluted hill station that hasn’t yet been overrun by tourists. Much famed as the Kolli Malai amidst the locals, Kolli Hills in Namakkal district of Tamilnadu literally translates to the Mountain of Death” and is such a scenic and cool place with a pleasant climate, perfect for a summer getaway. The road trip to the Kolli Hills through the 70 jaw-dropping bends and curves is one of the most exhilarating experiences you’ll ever enjoy in your lifetime.

Aerial view of Kolli Hill's dangerous hairpin bend roads.

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-Things To Do:

Trekking, Boating, Explore the Siddhar Caves, Shopping at local fruits and spices markets

-Places To Visit:

Arapaleeswarar Temple, Botanical Garden, Puliancholai, Tampcol Medicinal Farm, Ettukai Amman Temple, Agasagangai waterfalls, Siddha Caves, Rock Pillar Viewpoint, Vasalurpatty Boat House.


Kodaikanal is an awesome place for complete rejuvenation and a must-visit hill station to beat the heat during summer. This beautiful hill station is embellished with an alluring carpet of green slopes, a picturesque landscape full of misty mountain tops, mystic valleys, and rolling pastures. Kodaikanal offers some breathtaking treks to bring out the adventurer in you as well as ample solitude to relax amidst nature.

A spectacular view of tourists enjoying pedal boat riding in the lake of Kodaikanal.

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-Things To Do:

Trekking, Hiking, Boating, Cycling, Horse Riding, Strolling, Yoga, Biking, Bird Watching, Exploring the cave, Night Safari, Tent Camping with the campfire, etc. 

-Places To Visit:

Kodai LakePillar Rocks, Bear Shola Falls, Thalaiyar FallsGreen Valley View, Devil’s Kitchen, Coaker’s WalkBerijam Lake, Dolphin’s Nose, Bryant ParkSilver Cascade Falls, Silent Valley View, Kurinji Temple, Shenbaganur Museum, Subramanya Temple, Pine Forest, Vattakanal Falls.

Top slip:

Top Slip at Pollachi in the Coimbatore district of Tamilnadu is yet another gorgeous hill station in Tamil Nadu that offers a charming combination of enchanting scenic beauty to admire and peaceful surroundings to relax. The place is so wealthy with nature’s bounty in the form of boundless expanses of lush green rainforests teeming with amazing wildlife, murmuring river streams winding through the hills, and picturesque valleys. The calmness, cool climate and endless thrilling activities of the place offer great enjoyment during summer.


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-Things To Do:

Trekking, Elephant Safari, Tree House Stay.

-Places To Visit:

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Kolikamuthi Elephant Camp, Varagalliar Elephant Camp, Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Monkey Falls, Loam’s View Point, Mudumalai National Park, Catherine Waterfalls, Pykara Waterfalls.


Ooty in Nilgiris is one of the mind-blowing hill stations in Tamil Nadu, which is soothing to the eyes, refreshing for the mind and inspiring for the soul. A wondrous land of verdant valleys, lofty hills, beautiful tea gardens, panoramic landscapes and picturesque spots, Ooty is sheer bliss, especially during the summers. It is one of the purest and most pristine hill stations where you can enjoy the unadulterated beauty of nature.

A fascinating view of UNESCO world heritage Nigiris mountain train

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-Things To Do:

 Toy Train Ride, Boating, Trekking, Bird Watching, Camping, Cycling, Shopping, Sightseeing, Strolling.

 -Places To Visit:

Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, Pykara Lake, Doddabetta Peak, Shooting Point, Tea Museum, Wax World Museum, Avalanche Lake, Deer Park, Mudumalai National Park, Emerald Lake, Mini Car Museum, Ooty Boat House, Thread Garden, Government Museum.


Ringed by an arc of green lofty hills, Kotagiri is a scenic hill station in Tamil Nadu. It has one of the most soothing and comfortable climates to enjoy a relaxing summer vacation amidst lush green gardens and rolling tea estates. This quaint hill station not only will charm you with its picturesque setting but also with its unmatched tranquility, offering the much-needed seclusion.

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-Things To Do:

 Trekking, Hiking, Photography, Sightseeing.

 -Places To Visit:

Elk Falls, Longwood Shola, Catherine Falls, Rangasamy Peak and Pillar, Kodanad View Point, John Sullivan Memorial.


The nature lover’s paradise, Yercaud is a serene hill station that offers a soothing climate to enjoy a cool summer holiday in Tamil Nadu. The place is dominated by acres and acres of green coffee plantations, lovely orchards, sprawling pear and orange plantations as well as oak and sandalwood forests that are teeming with wildlife. Yercaud also offers scenic trekking trails.

Tourist enjoying boating in the Yercaud lake.

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-Things To Do:

 Boating, Trekking, Hiking, Nature Walk, Paragliding, Sightseeing.

-Places To Visit:

Killiyur Falls, Lady’s Seat, Emerald Lake, Bear’s Cave, Pagoda Point, Shevaroy Hills, Botanical Garden, Tippery Viewpoint, Annamalaiyar Temple viewpoint, Anna Park, Karadiyur Viewpoint, Shevaroy Temple, Kottachedu Teak Forest, Deer Park.


Secluded amidst four mountains, Yelagiri is a quaint little hill station untouched by any modern means. The gorgeous hills surrounded by orchards rose gardens and green valleys offer a visual treat and the indescribable coolness and the unknown peace of Yelagiri make it an awesome place to visit during the summer. Yelagiri is a trekker’s haven which offers an endless number of trekking trails through thick reserved forests.

Paragliding at Yelagiri hills in the state of Tamil Nadu

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-Things To Do:

Trekking, Boating, Explore the Forest, Paragliding and other adventure activities.

-Places To Visit:

Punganur Lake, Jalagamparai Falls, Swami Malai Hills, Nature Park, Velavan Temple, Nilavoor Lake, Amirthi Zoological Waterfalls, Government Herbal Park, Yelagiri Adventure Camp, 


With the panoramic view of the Nilgiri Mountains, great valleys, picturesque spots, deep mystical forests, long tea and coffee plantations and fresh lush greenery all over, Coonoor is a place of ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. The subtle charm and pleasant cool climate of Coonoor allure tourists to enjoy a blissful summer vacation here. The long winding roads with beautiful sceneries make the journey to Coonoor hill station thoroughly enjoyable.

A scenic view of Niligiri mountaintoy train at Coonoor railway station in the state of Tamil Nadu.

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-Things To Do:

UNESCO Heritage Toy Train Ride, Trekking, Sightseeing, Wildlife Spotting, Strolling, Shopping.

-Places To Visit:

Sim’s Park, Dolphin’s Nose, Lamb’s Rock, Wellington, Ketty Valley, Hidden Valley, Droog Fort, Highfield Tea Estate, Catherine Falls, Law’s Falls, Rallia Dam, Lady Canning’s Seat.

Javadi Hills:

Verdant with lush greenery, Javadi Hills is an unexplored hill station that makes for an enchanting setting to celebrate your summer holidays. Javadi Hills is home to some spectacular waterfalls and spellbinding trekking trails. Blessed with a peaceful environment this hidden charming hills boasts of rich flora and fauna where one can enjoy the best of nature’s bounties.

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-Things To Do:

Trekking, Sightseeing, Boating, Exploring the forest, Wildlife Spotting.

-Places To Visit:

Beemanmadavu Waterfall, Amrithi Forest, Kavalur Observatory, Komutteri Lake, Yelagiri.


A lesser-known hill station in Tamil NaduMegamalai in Theni district of Tamilnadu is a much sought-after summer destination, blessed with picturesque surroundings, verdant green tea and cardamom plantations and a lot of unexplored forests covers abundant with wildlife. The unmatched and untouched beauty of nature makes it a pristine heaven and the cool breeze will make you relax. This beautiful hill station has everything to cater to the interest of nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, bird watchers, adventure seekers as well as photographers.

A gorgeous view of lush green tea plantations of Megamalai Hill Station in Tamilnadu

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-Things To Do:

Trekking, Boating, Sightseeing, Wildlife Spotting, bird watching.

-Places To Visit:

Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Meghamalai Falls, Vellamalai, Maharajamettu View Point, Thoovanam Dam, Thekkady Dam, Manalar Dam, Iravangalar Dam, Vanniar Dam.


Manjolai hill station in the Tirunelveli district of Tamilnadu is one of the breathtaking hill stations to visit in Tamil Nadu during summerThe pleasant and cool climate that prevails throughout the region is what draws tourists to Manjolai during the summer season. The visually captivating landscapes, winding paths, lush hills covered with thick forests and amazing panoramic views are the other attractions of Manjolai.

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-Things To Do:

Trekking, Exploring the Forest, Wildlife Spotting.

-Places To Visit:

Upper Kodaiyar Dam, Kuthiravetti viewpoint, Dasan Pool, Kuttiyar Dam, Kakkachi Lake, Manimuthar Tea Estate, Kuthiravetti, Nalumukku, Manjolai Tea Estate, Banatheertham Falls, Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve.

Ditch the scorching summer heat with a relaxing vacation to the cool and gorgeous hill stations in Tamil Nadu that will surely soothe your mind, body and soul!

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