Kuttikanam – Enjoy a tranquil hill station holiday
One of the most beautiful yet least explored hill stations of Kerala, Kuttikanam is one of the best choices for a relaxing holiday .Perched over 3500 ft above sea level, Kuttikanam hill station is well known for its pleasant weather and tranquil milieu that draws tourists from far and wide. No matter whether you wish to have ample outdoor fun in the form of nature trails, plantation tours or adventure trips or pace down a bit in the lap of nature, Kuttikanam would be the best choice. The green capped hills, the fresh mountain air and the mist around would set the perfect backdrop for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Kuttikanam is well cut for a romantic holiday, a family day out or for business meetings alike.
The erstwhile summer camping site of the Travancore kings of Kerala, it is bestowed with a salubrious climate all round the year. Some of the attractions in Kuttikanam Tours would include the Valajanganam falls, the summer palace and the tomb of the Sufi saint Peer Muhammed among others. Panchalimedu, a beautiful grassy hillock makes an excellent view point of the surrounding views. According to the legend, the 'Pandavas' of Mahabaratha stayed here during their exile.
Some of the other tourist attractions in Kuttikanam include the kuttikanam thrishanku hills, which is a walker’s delight. The lovely landscape and the breezy weather conditions would make it a perfect pick for a leisurely stroll and the amazing views of the sunrise and the sunset would indeed be a life time experience for you. Parunthumpara, also known as Grampi or Eagle Rock is another tourist attraction in Kuttikanam. It is a beautiful hilly area presided over by a huge boulder that stands toll amidst the green grasslands.
Kuttikanam Hills in Idukki remains largely unexplored and unspoilt and is free from the footfalls of mass tourism trails even now. The rolling grass lands hemmed with pine forests and the gurgling streams would make it a dream vacation spot for all reasons and seasons. Live your passion and fill your heart with warmth in this beautiful destination that is fondly called the Kerala’s Own Ooty for its nippy weather and mist.
Kuttikanam has many adventure activities and trekking trails. So in case you are in desperate need of an adrenalin shot, pack your backpacks and set out on an interesting journey to this pretty plantation town. Breathe in the fragrance of fresh cardamom and the wild lilies as you make your way to the forests that is home to an exceptional flora and fauna. The dormant poet in you would be stroked awake by the stunning spectacles around. The white clouds wafting past the slopes and the fun loving locals hurrying home after their daily grinds- in fact nothing has been changed in this hill station for the last many years and the one thing that would sweep your off your feet right away will be the enviable slow pace of life in the hills.
August to January is the best time to visit this place. Monsoon season is best avoided.