Welcome to the Southern part of India. The land that is abundant in ancient temples and natural beauties; the land of beliefs and mythology; land of tremendous ancient cultural history and welcoming present for every visitor. South India is a place that has surprises for all travellers, whether they are wildlife enthusiasts or seekers of historical stories. This part of India will let you experience a different type of culture; a completely different aura in comparison to the India that is widely known. The lifestyle of people here are different from those residing in the other part of the great land. Also, one can witness the diversity in languages in the region.
Southern India is the area encompassing the Indian States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerela, Tamil Nadu and Telangana as well as the Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshwadeep and Puducherry. This part of India is bounded by the Bay of Bengal in the East, the Arabian Sea in the West and the Indian Ocean in the South. South India has been a witness to many rulers and dynasties in the past which certainly shapes the current culture and ethics the place owns.
The region has a tropical climate and experiences hot summers and dry winters. The diverse cultures of the land is among the major factors that attracts such large number of tourists and make it a lovable place. Here is a list of some places to visit in Southern India.
1) Coorg – Bliss for nature lovers this place is a hill station in Western Ghats known for its alluring green hills and coffee production. Best time to visit is right after the Monsoon.
2) Mysore – Known for its glorious monuments the place is known for its traditional heritage. Best time to visit the place is between October and February.
3) Gokarna – A small Hindu pilgrim town in Karnataka, this place is famous for its beaches and temples. Best time to visit the place is during winters in India.
4) Alappuzha – It is a city in Kerela where you can wander using using small boats and adore the silent beauty that resides here. This place is famous for its backwaters and winters are considered to be the best time to visit here.
5) Munnar – If you are looking forward to find yourself enjoying the green scenaries and hills, this place is a bliss for you. Munnar gives you total relaxation from the hectic schedule. Cycling amidst the tea gardens are enjoyed thoroughly by visitors and the best time to visit is during the monsoons.
6) Kochi – A traditional place that has a very rich history, this place is spread over a series of islands. The months between October and March are ideal time to visit this lovely place.
7) Wayanad – A part of Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve, this place is famous for its historical caves and wildlife. There are several factors that add to the fame of the place. Sightseeing and trekking is best experienced between October and March.
8) Kanyakumari – This place is surrounded by mountains and sea shores. Art, culture and it’s bonding with religion has made the place popular among tourists. Beautiful sceneries are experienced by visitors on their visit to this place. Months between October and March are the best time to visit.
9) Tirupati – It is one of the largest pilgrimage destinations in the world. Lavished with a large number of temples, this place is also a home to many heritage sites and educational institutions. Rich culture of the place is main attraction for tourists. Best time to visit can be any throughout the year.
10) Hyderabad – Known as the city of Nizams, this land shows you different cultures and ideologies. It holds account of many historical monuments that invite you to adore the historical architecture. A sense of oneness among people is what acts as a magnet for visitors.
11) Lakshwadeep – It is a small but calm island to spend your holidays in. An ideal place to enjoy the coast away from city lights and noises. Time between October and May is ideal for your visit to this lovely place.
Southern India is a place that is rich in diversity, art, culture and harmony. A place so fascinating that it requires you to explore it for yourself. Come See Explore.