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Wind Your Way Through These 6 Hills in the South For An Unforgettable Fam Jam

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HolidayIQ reviewers consider these 6 destinations to be some of the best in South India if you would like to visit the hills for a family vacation that involves plenty of fun activities.

1. Wayanad

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhishek Anand says, “You start the trek from a plain land with tea plantations on either side and then the actual climb begins, with steep steps, slippery rocks, a naturally made pathway because of the stream coming down from the hilltop. A 2.5 km trek will take you a minimum of 1.5 hr to reach and a lot of energy and stamina. You'll probably be tired to the core and would want to give up midway, but DON'T, because the moment you reach up it is gonna be worth every effort you had put in. The view is so serene that you don't feel like getting up from there, a cool and really strong breeze which can take you off your feet if you are standing at the edge and do not have enough weight.” Read Full Review

2. Coorg

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Mahuya Paul says, “We ought to thank the designer who thought of the gallery from where we can sit and watch the setting sun against the chain of high and low-rise-mountains. Raja's Seat is best known for the sunset view. I was lucky to experience it on my first visit. And even though it was very crowded, we spent almost 2 hours there, until` 7 pm, when it was almost dark. On my second visit, however, the sky was overcast, and with no chance of a sunset, there was nothing else to do except watch the 300 odd people trying selfies. There is a toy train for the kids outside the main gate. There's also some street food.”  Read Full Review

3. Munnar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Jish Mith adds, “Munnar possesses a unique tea museum – the Tata Tea Gallery. This distinctive museum hosts collections of weird little bits. Though if it’s an experience you’re searching for after that Munnar has lots of alternatives in regards to hiking. trek around the stunning mountains of Munnar as well as absorb the breathtaking appeal of this majestic hillside station along the way. Talking about flora and fauna, Munnar is home to a variety of plants and fauna such as the Nilgiri Tahar, the Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon, Elephant, Gaur, Nilgiri Langur and Sambar Deer. I wish to know more and feel Munnar, clustered around the confluence of three mountain streams.” Read Full Review

4. Ooty

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Subra Manian says, “Ooty is a beautiful place and the best time to visit Ooty is during the summer. You can experience a blend of warm and chill in summer. You can see a number of families, students, couples in Ooty. There are no fans or A/C because the temperature is very low. You can travel to Ooty by bus, car or toy train, but if you are traveling for the first time toy train journey will be a wonderful experience for you. You can hire a local taxi for site seeing. The hotels are expensive but hotels are neat and comfortable. Sweaters, shawls, scarfs are available at cheap rates. A trip to Ooty is very exciting.” Read Full Review

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5. Kodaikanal

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Lubna Sadaf shares, “Dolphin nose is a hidden gem in the otherwise crowded town of Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal isn't called the Queen of Hill Stations for nothing. The views from the pillar rock and Coaker’s walk are spectacular. We started our trek at 9 in the morning and it took us two hours to do the whole trek. During the whole trek, you will hear the birds chirping and it is definitely a treat for bird watchers. The whole pathway is steep and covered with little stalls on the sides by the locals who live there, so finding some snacks and water on your way up and down will not be an issue. You can easily find a photographer there who will give you instant pictures charging rupees 50 each.” Read Full Review

6. Yelagiri Hills

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rishi Narayanan shares, “Swamimalai is the highest point in Yelagiri. It is a 3 km long trek, tedious but a must-do one. The trek starts from Mangalam Village up to where one can go by any means of transport, after which the real trekking begins. In some areas, steps are made whereas in some areas it's not. You may find ladies sitting with buttermilk, fruits etc and it's a good way to keep ourselves fresh. On the top, there is a temple and a viewpoint from where we can enjoy a bird's eye view of Yelagiri. We can carry food, water etc in our backpack but one should take care not to litter the temple premises.” Read Full Review

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