Top 5 Coldest Places in South India

Are you tired experience scorching heat and sweating weather? Plan a vacation to one of the best coldest places in South India. Most people living in North India visit common coldest places like Nainital, Manali, and Shimla. Why not discover the South region this vacation? We have briefed top 5 coldest places in South India that has breath-taking views and spectacular backdrops.

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu:

Kodaikanal popularly termed as ‘Princess of Hill Stations’ is a must visit place in South India. Located in the state Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal has breath-taking background views, spectacular natural attractions, cascading waterfalls, pleasant weather and glimmering lake. It is the place that can be visited any time of the year. Its unspoiled natural beauty and cold weather make your trip to Kodaikanal worth in every sense.

Places to visit in Kodaikanal: Berijam Lake, Kodaikanal Observatory, Silver Cascade Waterfalls, Coaker’s Walk, Bryant Park and Kodai Lake.

How to reach Kodaikanal? Madurai airport is the nearest airport. It is 120 kilometers from Kodaikanal. You can either take a bus or taxi to reach Kodaikanal from the airport. If you are traveling by train, Kodai railway station and Coimbatore railway station are the best options. You have transportation facilities like autorickshaw and taxi to travel to and fro and within the cities.

Best time to visit Kodaikanal: It is best to visit from November to February and April to June.

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Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh:

Only a few people knew that Andhra Pradesh also boasts some coldest places in South India. Yes! Araku Valley is a spectacular hill station in a wonderful location. The enthralling serene valley consists of several pompous orchards, undulating meadows and misty hills that enhances the pleasant weather all throughout the year. If you are thinking to propose your love or enjoy a splendid honeymoon vacation, Araku Valley is truly a special place perfect for vacation.

Places to visit in Araku Valley: Borra Caves, Ananthagiri, Chaaparai, Tribal Museum, Padmapuram Gardens, Katika Waterfalls, Duduma Waterfalls, Mastyagundam, Anantagiri Waterfalls, Tyda Nature Camp, and Araku Waterfalls.

How to reach Araku Valley? Araku Valley is 3 hours (116 kilometers) from Vishakhapatnam Railway Station. You can either take a cab or bus from the railway station to reach Araku Valley.

Best time to visit Araku Valley: It is best to visit from December to January.

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Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh:

Horsley Hills is a charming hill station in Andhra Pradesh considered as the best summer destination in South India. It is located close to Tirupati that is just 144 kilometers. It is a small hamlet having cool weather, unspoiled beauty and gentle wind throughout the year. Horsley Hills is getting popular day by day for its exotic location. It is exciting to drive towards Horsley Hills as the vegetation and flora and fauna around impresses you in the first look. The vegetation is rich in Eucalyptus, Jacaranda, Allamanda, Gulmohar, Amla and Sandalwood trees. Some of the wild animals that can be easily seen here are Bears, Wild Dogs, Fowls, Sambars, and Panthers. Rappelling and trekking are the best activities to indulge in Horsley Hills.
Places to visit in Horsley Hills: Gali Bandalu, View Point, Mallamma Temple, Horsley Hills Zoo, Dumukurallu Waterfalls/Kaigal Falls, Gangotri Lake, Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary and Chennakesava Temple.

How to reach Horsley Hills? Bengaluru International Airport is the nearest airport. Madanapalle Road Railway station is the nearest train station. You need to take a cab or bus to reach Horsley Hills from the airport or railway station. There is also a bus station in Horsley Hills.

Best time to visit Horsley Hills: It can be visited any time of the year.

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Lakkidi, Kerala:

Lakkidi is one of the unique and cherished places in Kerala. There is no chance for disappointment in terms of wonders and pleasures Lakkidi provides. It has the fabulous beaches, unseen picturesque hill stations, and colorful flora and fauna. Kerala is the state with all the best beauties within its boundaries. Being a green hill station, it offers artistic and lovely sights which you would even miss to blink. Treat yourself and your loved ones by taking them on a vacation to God’s Own Country- Kerala and refresh at Lakkidi.

Places to visit in Lakkidi: Pookat Lake, Chain Tree, Chembra Peak, Vennimala Sree Rama Lakshmana Perumal Temple, and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to reach Lakkidi? The distance between Kozhikode and Lakkidi is 39 kilometers. You can reach Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode and then take a bus or cab to reach Lakkidi. You can even travel by bus from Bangalore to Kozhikode and rent a cab or taxi to reach Lakkidi.

Best time to visit Lakkidi: It is best to visit October to January.

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Ananthagiri Hills, Andhra Pradesh:

Beat the scorching heat by visiting Ananthagiri. It is a beautiful hill resort that impresses every tourist at first sight. Its splendid natural beauty attracts nature lovers, pilgrims, and tourists. While traveling to Ananthagiri from Vishakhapatnam, you can enjoy several unforgettable sights varying from dazzling sunrise and sunset to dense thick forests. It is the perfect destination to head especially during the summer months. You can have the best accommodation and food options in Ananthagiri Hills. It is popular among people who love privacy and honeymoon couples. The calm surroundings and salubrious weather adds more charm to the beauty of this hills.

Places to visit in Ananthagiri Hills: Katiki Waterfalls, Borra Hills and Caves, Padmapuram Gardens, Araku Tribal Museum and Musi River.

How to reach Ananthagiri Hills? There are buses that connect Hyderabad and Ananthagiri Hills. Srikakulam Railway Station is the nearest railway station. It is just 3 kilometers from Ananthagiri.

Best time to visit Ananthagiri Hills: It is best to visit all throughout the year.

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Other coldest places in South India are Ooty, Munnar, Idukki, Coorg, Coonoor, Devikulam, Yercaud, Kotagiri, Kudremukh, Nandhi Hills, Panchgani, and Ponmudi. All these places boast cold climate and serve best to spend your honeymoon or vacation any time of the year. Plan a trip with your special person to one of the coldest places in South India and appreciate a memorable experience.

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