If you have already discovered the beauty of the northern, western and eastern parts of India; then it is time to explore the magnificence of the Southern parts of the country. South India comprises of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and each of these states has something unique to offer to the tourists.

Entire South India has many things to offer starting from temples, hills, beaches, flora, and fauna to the exotic delicacies. Mentioned below are some of the reasons for which you should think of visiting South India:

Temples: South India is well-known for the magnificent Hindu Temples and most of them display the Dravidian architecture and culture. Many temples in the South are UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Brihadisvara in Tamil Nadu which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Besides this, some of the popular temples that one should visit in South India include Virupaksha Temple in Karnataka, Meenakshi Temple in Tamil Nadu and Venkateswara Temple in Andhra Pradesh etc.

National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries: The states of South India host a number of national parks & wildlife sanctuaries such as Wayanad wildlife sanctuary (Kerala), Gudavi Bird Sanctuary (Karnataka), Nagarjunsagar Wildlife Sanctuary (Andhra Pradesh), Point Calimere Wildlife sanctuary (Tamil Nadu) etc.   

Hill Stations: South India has a number of awe-inspiring hilly regions that provide a serene environment. One of the most popular hill stations in South India includes Munnar in Kerala which consists of tea gardens, waterfalls, lakes and beautiful countryside. Apart from this, there is Ooty in Karnataka that is a well-known destination for honeymoon goers, Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu known for its breathtaking backdrops and Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh famous for its pleasant weather all through the year.

Beaches: South India has been blessed with a rich and magnanimous coastline because the states here are surrounded by the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal from all sides. Some of the popular sea beaches that you cannot afford to miss when exploring South India include Marina Beach (Chennai), Mahe Beach, Pondicherry, Varkala Beach, Kerala, Ramakrishna Beach, Andhra Pradesh and Gokarna beach in Karnataka.

Historical Places: South India is known for its rich history and thus you can find here a number of historical places such as Hampi in Karnataka which showcases the ruins of Vijayanagara. Hampi is also known for Vithala Temple Complex, Lotus Mahal, and Virupaksha Temple. Besides this, there is Thanjavur in Tamilnadu that can be visited to witness the Chola reigns. Apart from this, Mysore Palace in Karnataka, Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, and Faluknuma Palace, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Hussain Sagar Lake and Golconda Fort in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh deserves special mention.

These are some of the reasons to visit South India. Make sure that your South India tour package includes all these above-mentioned tourist spots. However, a visit to South India will remain incomplete unless you gorge on the South Indian delicacies. South Indian food has earned much fame across the globe, particularly because they are healthy and at the same time very delicious. The culinary delights vary greatly from Tamil Nadu to Kerala and Karnataka to Andhra Pradesh so you will have to taste their respective dishes to understand their specific flavor and taste.

The next time you plan to visit South India, make sure that you contact a reputed travel company. A well-known travel company will provide you with the best South India tour packages in India so that you can make the most of your vacation without spending a fortune on it. Moreover, these travel companies offer customized packages so that customers can choose the itineraries as per their requirement and preference.

 

Published by Zachary McGavin