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Best places to visit in South India

The mystical South India in itself provides exemplary relics of the lost away civilization which inhabited splendid land for more than two millennia, magnificent rock-cut architecture by Hindus, Budhists and Jains at Ajanta and Ellora, kaleidoscopic Palaces, forts, tombs, magnificent natural beauty, Divine mosques of Muslim dynasties along with the zillions of quixotic destinations found. List of places to visit in South India are as follows:

 1. Mysore

Mysore is located in the state of Karnataka and is considered as the royal heritage and very popular for fine silk sarees in South. With the onset of rejuvenating winters, Mysore is a perfect escapade from hasty life. The best places to visit in Mysore are Mysore Palace, Folk Lore Museum, Jaganmohan Palace, Chamundeshwari Temple, Railway Museum, Balmuri Falls, Brindavan Gardens, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and many more attractions.

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mysore palace

2. Kollam

Kollam is located in the state of Kerala and enjoys the status of the Famous port city, which is also popular for centre of trade from the time of Romans. The best places to go in Kollam are Paravur Lake, Thirumullavaram Beach, Thevally Palace, Kollam Beach. The adventurous Kollam also welcomes tourists with the Boating in Adventure Park, exploring Tangasseri Lighthouse, taking cruise from the Asthamudi Lake and many more.


3. Lepakshi

Lepakshi is an amazing village which is located in the Anantapur district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is a cluster of many archaeological sites and ancient times and a must visit destination for history buffs. The places to visit in Lepakshi on holiday are Veerabhadra Temple, Lepakshi temple, Nandi Bull structure and many more. The things which you can do while travelling the historical city is explore the beauty in Lepakshi paintings, shop handicrafts items made by the locals, Explore heritage sites.


4. Andaman and Nicobar Island

Andaman Island is an archipelago in Bay of Bengal in India. The turquoise water of Andaman and Nicobar Island gives couple goals to the love birds that choose to go Andaman Island as a paradise for honeymoon destination. The major attractions of the island are Radhanagar Beach, Neil Island, Ross Island, Havelock Island, Bharatpur Beach and many more.

Andaman and Nicobar Island

5. Gokarna

Gokarna is a beautiful temple town in South the state of Karnataka. It is originally popular as a pilgrimage site. However, its exotic beaches and enthralling scenery provides solace in the heart of tourists and therefore becoming more popular among travelistas. The major sightseeing which the best places offers is Mahabaleshwar Temple, Half moon Beach, Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Paradise Beach and many more.

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6. Kumarakom

The holiday destination is located in the city of Kottayam in the state of Kerala in South India. The place encompasses mangroves, coffee plantations, rice paddies and coconut fields. The major attractions of the place are Vembanad Lake, St. John the Baptist Church, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Pathiramanal Island and many more. Backwater cruising in houseboat and bird sanctuary at Kumarakom bird sanctuary is a delight to watch when you visit the quaint place.


7. Pondicherry

Pondicherry is a union territory of India and is located in the South India. Pondicherry is very popular among the tourists for the serene seas, attractive villas and refreshing green trees. The city reflects the relics of the French colonial architecture. The major attractions of the place are Bharathi Park, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry Museum, Sri Aurobindo Ashram and many more.



8. Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Alleppey which is also known as the “Venice of the East” is located in the state of Kerala. Alleppey with floating houseboats becomes one of the most beautiful destination in the south India. The major sightseeing and things to do in the place is Alappuzha beach, Kumarakom bird sanctuary, Vembanad Lake, Exploring Nehru trophy snake boat race on second Saturday of every August and many more things to do.


9. Hampi

The destination is a UNESCO World heritage and encompasses temples, archaeological ruins and ancient forts. The city in South enjoys the status of second largest city in 1500 A.D. the best places in Hampi are Hazara Rama Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Kings Balance , Lotus Mahal Hampi, Zanana Enclosure and many more. The things which you can do in holiday in hampi are backpacking through Matanga Hill, shopping at Hampi Bazaar, explore the Elephant Stables, rock climbing and many more.


10. Halebidu

Halebidu is located in India the state of Karnataka and is an ideal place to spend vacation in summer in India. The city once served as an inhabitant of Hoysala Empire in 12th Century. Halebidu is renowned for its exemplary architecture. The major attractions of the best places to go are Kedareshwara Temple, Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu Archaeological Site , ASI Halebeedu Museum and many more.

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Hoysaleswara Temple

11. Coorg

Coorg which is also named as “Scotland of South” serves the purpose for the best places to visit for honeymoon destination. The place is famed as Kodagu. The major attractions of the place are Nisargadhama Island, Omkareshwara Temple, Madikeri Fort, Irupu Falls Abbey Falls and many more. Coorg is also famous amongst adventure enthusiast for Jungle safari at Nagarhole National Park, waterfall rapelling, trek to Mandalpatti, backpack through Tadiandamol, trek to Pushpagiri peak and many more.

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Kodaikanal is located in South India in Didingul district in the state of Tamil Nadu. With the abundance of natural beauty, waterfalls, Lake, lush greenery on Palani hills and many more magnificent locations, it is considered as the best places to go in south India for nature lovers. The major sightseeing is Kodai lake, Green valley view, Pillar rocks, Bear Shola falls and many more.



 13. Thekkady

Thekkady is located in the state of Kerala in Idukki district. For spending vacation in winter, Thekkady is the best places to visit. You can experience Bamboo rafting, hiking, night trek in Periyar, early morning ride in the sanctuary, exploring Periyar Lake. However, the main point to be notes is that it remains open only during the Chitra pournami festival.



The list of the destinations to explore South India is on your desk now. Figure out the best places to visit in South India according to your preference, Book your tickets, Pack your bags and enjoy the memorable vacation.


Have happy travelling!


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