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25 Mountain Peaks to explore in Kerala

Kerala

Kerala, known by the tagline “God’s Own Country” is a coastal state in the south western region of India. The state is bordered by a number of beaches in the west, covered by hills of Western Ghats on the east, and filled with backwaters. #GodsOwnCountry

Agasthyakoodam
AgasthyakoodamAgasthyamalai, Vazhichal, Tamil Nadu 627425

The most difficult trek in Kerala, taking you to the top of Agasthyakoodam through forests and valleys and waterfalls.

Chathamangalam Hills (Theruvumala Kannur)

Chathamangalam Hills, also known as Theruvumala is a hill station is a trekking spot in the Kannur district of Kerala, India. The hilltop consists of a large plain of grasslands and lies near the border of Coorg in Karnataka.

Chembra Peak
Chembra PeakChembra, Kerala 673586

Chembra Peak is the highest peak in the Wayanad district of Kerala State in Southern India. Situated at 2,100 meters above sea level, the peak is a part of the Wayanad hill ranges in the Western Ghats and it adjoins Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu and Vellarimala Hills in Kozhikode district.

Cheruthoni Dam
Cheruthoni DamUnnamed Road,, Idukki Twp, Kerala 685602, India

Third highest concrete gravity dam in India which is 138 metre tall and is constructed as a part of Idukki hydroelectric project along with the two other dams at Idukki and Kulamavu. One of the main Picnic spot and viewpoint in Idukki

Chokramudi Peak
Chokramudi PeakIdukki, Kerala 685565, India

Three hours of a hard hike through tricky rock faces, breathtaking views, windy narrow paths. A viewpoint for an incredible sunrise.

Christ the Redeemer statue Thabore (Lord Jesus in Thabore hill top)
Christ the Redeemer statue Thabore (Lord Jesus in Thabore hill top)Thabore - Kottathalachi Road, top, Tabore, Kerala 670511, India

A large sculpture of Christ the Redeemer on top of a hill, overlooking valleys and mountain ranges below. About 2 kilometers of hiking(one side) is required to reach the place. Especially popular for sunset views.

Eravikulam National Park
Eravikulam National ParkEravikulam National Park, The Wildlife Warden Munnar PO, Idukki, Kerala, 685612, India

See endangered Nilgiri tahrs at close quarters, immerse in the amazing nature.

Idukki Dam
Idukki DamCheruthony, Idukki Twp, Kerala 685602, India

One of the highest arch dams in Asia.This double curvature arch dam is constructed between two hills locally known as Kuravan and Kurathy.

Ilaveezhapoonchira
IlaveezhapoonchiraIlaveezhapoonchira, Kerala, India

Ilaveezhapoonchira, sandwiched in the border of Kottayam and Idukki Districts of Kerala State in Southern India is a hill station surrounded by three hillocks - Mankunnu, Kudayathoor Vindhyan and Thonippara. This mesmerising hill station offers panoramic views spreading five districts of the state- Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, and Thrissur.

Illikkal Kallu
Illikkal KalluKottayam, Kerala 686652, India

Illikkal Kallu (Illikkal Rock) is a large rock located 900 meters above the sea level on Illikkal Mala (Illikkal Mountain) in the Western Ghats. The rock is peculiar for its view, with half of it fallen down years ago and the remaining half still standing tall intimidating and fascinating its visitors. The beauty of the landscape is comparable to that of the popular Pillar Rocks at Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu.

Kattikkayam Waterfalls
Kattikkayam WaterfallsPazhukkakanam Rd, Poonjar Vadakkekara, Kerala 686652, India

A short hike, a flight of steps, and then swim under the well-hidden Kattikkayam waterfall.

Kodikuthimala
KodikuthimalaPerinthalmanna, Kerala 679322, India

Kodukuthimala is a hill station in Malappuram district of Kerala state in Southern India. It is one of the coolest hill stations in the Malappuram district surrounded by streams, grasslands, and forest, with an incredible sunset view.

Kottathalachi Mala (Mount Kottathalachi)
Kottathalachi Mala (Mount Kottathalachi)Kannur, Kerala 670511, India

Located 900 meters above sea level, Mount Kottathalachi is accessible either by a 3 km hike or by off road vehicles. The peak is filled with tall green grasses which dances with the cool breeze, and amazing 360 degree views of thousands of Western Ghat Mountain peaks. This is also a local Christian pilgrim site.

Meenuliyan Para
Meenuliyan ParaMeenuliyan Para, Kerala 685607, India

A huge rock rising over 4,000 feet with an evergreen forest on top of it. The peaks are covered in mist in rainy days but otherwise, you will be able to see the Periyar river flowing below as a silver stream, and parts of the city of Cochin far away.

Meesapulimala
MeesapulimalaMeesapulimala, Kannan Devan Hills, Tamil Nadu 685616

Hike through cloud cladded peaks and rhododendron valleys, experience the most beautiful sights of the Western Ghat Mountains.

Paithalmala
PaithalmalaKannur, Paithalmala, Kerala 670582, India

Paithalmala is a mountain peak in the Kannur District of Kerala State in Southern India. Located at Pottenplave Village, this is the highest peak in Kannur, at a height of 1,372 meters above sea level. The peak lies on the Kerala- Karnataka border, adjacent to the Coorg Hills as an extension to the forests of the Kodagu Hills of the Western Ghat Mountains.

Pakshipathalam
PakshipathalamPakshipathalam, Thirunelli Pakshipathalam Trek, Kurchi, Karnataka 571250, India

Pakshipathalam, a natural rock cave deep inside the forest in the Wayanad district of Kerala State in Southern India lies at a height of 1,740 meters in the Brahmagiri hill ranges. The trekking trail here is famous for its richness of bird life and it takes you through moist deciduous forests, rolling hillocks, open grasslands, slippery trails, and narrow rocky caves.

Palkulam Medu
Palkulam MeduKanjikuzhy, Kerala 685602, India

Pristine green hills, verdant valleys and a small infinity pool on top overlooking the valleys and mountains of the Western Ghats.

Ponmudi Hill Station
Ponmudi Hill StationPonmudi Hill Station, Ponmudi, Kerala 695563

The golden peaks of Ponmudi with its year-round cool climate and amazing scenery.

Ranipuram Peak
Ranipuram PeakRanipuram Peak, Kerala 671532

Ranipuram peak, located 750 meters above sea level in the Western Ghat mountains situates in the Kasaragod district of Kerala State in Southern India. It is one of the popular trekking destinations in the district. The hill is covered in evergreen stunted tropical montane forest, tropical forest, and grasslands.

Map of Mountain Peaks to explore in Kerala