Hill Stations near Chennai

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Hill stations near Chennai - Details, Route Map and Budget Accommodation

Yelagiri

Yelagiri Hills

Yelagiri
200 Kms

Nearest hill station to Chennai, popular for paragliding and Kavalur Observatory (open to public on Saturdays between 2 PM and 5 PM). Other attractions include Punganoor lake and Velavan temple

Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills
250 Kms

Quaint hill station ideal for long nature walks. APTDC offers various adventure sports like horizontal ladder, Burma bridge, Bungee Runs etc

Yercaud

Yercaud

Yercaud
350 Kms

Small hill station near Salem in the Shevaroy hills. Key attractions at Yercaud include Lake, Anna Park, Servaroyan temple and an enjoyable trek to a bear cave located in a private estate

Kolli Hills

Kolli Hills

Kolli Hills
380 Kms

An up-coming hill station near Namakkal. Since it is not very popular, you will have the whole hill station to yourself. During Monsoons, the Agaya Gangai waterfalls looks impressive.

  • Accommodation Details : Hotel Nallathambi +919443209842; Wild Orchid Camp (+919739700059)
  • Route Map : Chennai to Kolli Hills. The hair pin turns towards Kolli hills is part of the fun.

Athoor, Dindigul

Athoor, Dindigul

Athoor
450 Kms

Athoor, more commonly known as Kamarajar Valley,has a rustic charm that is a pleasant change for urbanites. It is situated at the foot hills of Palani hills and 25 Kms from Dindigul.

Palani Hills

Palani Hills

Palani Hills
550 Kms

Resorts set in the wilderness of Palani hills makes an ideal weekend getaway. At Palani, the famous Murugan temple remains the key attraction.

Kodai

Kodai

Kodaikanal
550 Kms

Popular Hill station with plenty of offbeat attractions. If you are into treks and nature walks, contact District Forest Office (Phone: 91- 04542 –240287) for information on some amazing forest trails.

Coonoor

Coonoor

Coonoor
550 Kms

Much quieter than the neighbouring Ooty. Coonoor also has its share of typical hill station attractions. However, what sets Coonoor apart are some of the most interesting farm stays.

Ooty

Ooty

Ooty
590 Kms

Charming hill station with the title of being the Queen of all southern hill stations. Ooty is extremely Popular and gets crowded during summer.

Coorg

Coorg

Coorg
640 Kms

Coorg is India is called "Scotland of India". Coorg has plenty of attractions ranging from scenic spots, wild life sanctuaries and of course the coffee estates.

Munnar

Munnar

Munnar
640 Kms

Extremely popular hill station of Kerala. Often billed as the most romantic of all Indian hill stations.

Araku valley

Araku Valley

Araku Valley
940 Kms

Near Vizag, Araku Valley is scenic hill station. The train journey from Vizag to Araku Valley is an experience in itself. The train passes through 58 tunnels!

  • Accommodation Details : Araku Valley Resorts
  • Route Map : Reach Vishakapatnam and board train to Araku Valley.