A South India Tourist Places and tour includes trips to the backwaters, beaches, temples along with Ayurveda treatment and varied wildlife. The rich culture, history and tradition adds to the mystery and magic of South India. A trip to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, or Andaman& Nicobar Islands provides you with fond memories. Nature lovers, adventure lover and wanderlust would surely like to visit South India because of its diversity.
Temples in South India
Dotted with temples, South India attracts people with religious interest. A couple of towns and cities in South India are referred to as temple towns as well such as Madurai, Rameshwaram and Mahabalipuram. The high quality of architectural work showcased in the walls and ceilings of the temples are contribution of Cholas, Pandyas and Pallava dynasties. The most attractive temples to visit in South India are Badami Cave Temples, Guruvayoor Temple, Lepakshi Temple, Lingaraja Temple, Meenakshi Temple, Tirupati Tirumala Balaji, Sabarimala Temple and Jagannath Temple.
Backwaters of South India
The main reason for international and Indian tourists to visit South India is the backwaters of Kerala that are created by the interlocking of lakes and water bodies. To enjoy life in water and to stay in the houseboats, the locations that you must visit are Kollam, Alappuzha, Kumarakom, Trivandrum and Kochi. The houseboats move from time to time, showing you the diverse scenic views of Kerala. All amenities will be provided in the houseboats to make your stay a memorable one. Here you can also try several water sports like jet skiing, kayaking, paragliding, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and water skiing. Enjoy local delicacies like dosa, idli, thoran, pachadi, chips (banana/ tapioca/jackfruit) and rasam.
Beaches in South India
The deep blue ocean, the palm fringes, and the fresh coconut water along the beaches in South India will give you the experience of a unique holiday. The top beaches to visit in South India are Kovalam beach, Varkala beach, Kappad beach and Marari beach, Karwar Beach, Maple Beach, Marina Beach, Rameshwaram Beach, and Mahe Beach.
Sanctuaries in South India
The southern part of India has many sanctuaries, which are home to different animals like, Indian Pangolins, langurs, tigers, chitals, Grizzled Indian Squirrels, dholes, sloth bears, leopard cats, Stripe-necked Mongooses, gaurs and Lion-tailed Macaques. The sanctuaries in the South India, which are regularly visited by tourists, are:
- Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary
- Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
- Mundanthurai Sanctuary
- Srivilliputhur Giant Squirrel Sanctuary
- Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
- Nagarahole National Park
- Indira Gandhi Sanctuary
Fairs and festivals of South India
Ritualistic lifestyle, tradition, culture are the prime influences in the life of South Indian people. There are several fairs and festivals here, which are full of color, vibrancy, dance, music and excitement. The New Year celebration is known as Ugadi and it is a very auspicious day. The festival that infuses new life is the Hampi Festival. The festivals in South India which attracts people from all over the world are Pongal, Natyangali dance festival, Karthighai Deepam and Jallikatu bull fight.