Stations of Kerala :
Much of kerala's exotic appeal is centred in the highland area of the
western ghats. Rising to an average height of 1520 m, the tropical forests
of the ghats house rich flora and fauna. Not to speak of expansive, loamy
plantations of tea, coffee, rubber and fragrant cardamom.
Chembra Peak :
14 km west of kalpeta, at 2100 m above mean sea level, chembra is the
highest Peak in wayanad and is an ideal area for trekking.
10 kms from munnar, with its sleepy little cottages bungalows, old
playgrounds and courts, chithirapuram still exudes an old world charm. Home
of the pallyvasal hydel power project, this hill town is also famous for its
picturesque tea plantation.
7 kms from munnar, this idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic
flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The sita
devi lake with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good
picnic spot. The lake is also ideal for trout fishing.
A landlocked district, idukki is one of the most nature rich areas of
kerala . The high ranges and wooded valleys are girded by three main rivers-
periyar, thalayar and thodupuzhayar- and their tributaries. The river pamba
also has its origin here. As a tourist destination, idukki offers diverse
attractions like wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantation
tours, mountain treks, elephant rides etc. Idukki has a large population of
tribals who have unique customs and beliefs and maintain an ethos which is
distinctly different from that of the mainstream culture.
55 km east of kozhikode / 5 km south of vythiri, lakkidi the gateway to
wayanad, is situated 700 m above mean sea level. At the crest of the
thamarasseri ghat pass. Lofty peaks, gurgling streams and luzuriant forests
add magic to the journey up the winding roads to this hill station.