The top travel destinations in south India differ from its counterpart in the north due to its different and unique landscape, different climate etc. The South Indian travel destinations also had a different past, which makes it home to some of the varied heritage monuments and remains.
The South Indian travel destinations have almost everything to offer for the tourists such as beaches, hill stations, low lands, forts, temples and other monuments. The best time to visit South India is between October to March and we can see a boom in the tourism industry during this time. The South Indian travel destination exhibit different languages and culture which makes the travel more interesting and challenging. Let us have a look at the main travel destination states of South India.
Karnataka is one of the beautiful travel destinations in South India which is popular for some of the amazing travel spots. Karnataka is the 8th largest state in India and was home to some of the powerful empires in the medieval and ancient India. The coastal regions, the hilly areas and the plains of Deccan plateau make Karnataka a favourite travel destination in South India. Major attractions in Karnataka include hill stations, ancient temples, monuments and adventure destinations. Major places of interest include Ooty, Mysore, Bangalore, Udipi, Murdeshwar, Ankola, Kalinadi reservoir etc.
Tamil Nadu is known for its vast and varied range of ancient temples and its unique architecture. The temples in Tamil Nadu are a sight to behold as it depicts a unique architectural style that is not seen in other parts of India. Apart from temples Tamil Nadu is also home to ancient monuments, beaches, hill stations, wild life parks etc. Some of the major travel places in Tamil Nadu include Chennai, Chidambaram, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram, Kanyakumari, Kodaikanal, Madurai, Mamallapuram, Nilgiri, Ramanathapuram, Rameshwaram, Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli etc.
Kerala, which is known as “God’s Own Country” is one of the most exotique travel destination in South India, which is well known for its unique landscape and natural beauty. Kerala is a small, greenish state in the southern end of India which has a prominent role in the Indian tourism industry. Kerala also houses tourist attractions such as beaches, hill stations, backwaters, wildlife parks, adventure destinations, ancient Temples, Churches etc, which makes it one of the must to visit travel destination in south India. Major travel spots in Kerala comprises of places such as Kovalam, Munnar, Alleppey, Cochin, Idukki, Wayanad, Calicut, Thiruvananthapuram etc.
Andhra Pradesh is the fourth largest state in India and is situated on the south eastern coast of India. Andhra Pradesh has also caught the imagination of travellers due to its varied range of attractions such as beaches, temples, mosques, ancient monuments, wildlife parks etc. Some of the major places in Andhra Pradesh are Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Tirupathi, Secunderabad, Srisailam, Puttaparthi, Warangal etc.
Lakshadweep is a group of islands and forms the smallest union territory of India. Beaches, natural beauty, golden sand, virgin coral reefs etc are some of the major attractions of this beautiful island in South India. Lakshadweep offers some of the best venues for adventure activities such as scuba diving, deep sea water fishing, boat trip with lagoons etc. Popular desitnations in Lakshadweep are Agathi,Kadamat, Amini, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Minicoy and Androth.
Puducherry / Pondicherry
Puchucherry (formerly Pondicherry) was formerly a French Colony and is a Union Territory of India. Puducherry is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in south India, Museums, temples etc. It is also home to some of the finest educational institutions in India which attracts a large number of students from across India. Some of the major spots in Puducherry include places such as Auroville, Arikamedu, Mahe etc.