India being a peninsular country is surrounded by water bodies on three sides and south part of the country lies along the sea coast that provides a beautiful tourist destination for the sea lovers. Apart from the beauty of the sea, there are wildlife sanctuaries, valleys, hills, heritage spots and many more wonderful tour objectives to explore. The states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are at the extreme south with wide varieties of travelling spots like to name a few comes Coorg, Pondicherry, Allepey, Wayanad, Mahabalipuram etc. Among the wildlife sanctuaries are the Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary and Periyar National Park. So now stop wondering where to go and have a look at the best tourist places in South India which is worth your time and money.
Also known as the Scotland o the south, Coorg is famous for amazing hill stations. It is a nearby location to Bangalore that offers lots of activities to do for the adventure lovers. The grey colour of the clouds and the green vegetation of the hills seem to create a good contrast. This is the perfect place for them who want to try water rappelling as it is an awesome adventurous activity where you are to climb uphill against the hard flowing water.
In ancient times, this place was a part of Vijaynagar, a kingdom of South India. This place has been added to the list of UNESCO world heritage site due to its religious and historical centres. Visiting this place would take you many years back. The famous Virupaksha temple is located at this place and visitors from all over India are seen to come here. Historical ruins have made the place enchanting and are ideal places for photo shooting.
This place is famous for virgin beaches untouched from the crowd and situated at the coastal region of Karnataka. It is nice place to have a relax moment and enjoy your holiday. If you are planning to spend your weekend on the sunny beaches, lay on the sands then this is going to give you all of these. This beach brings you a toned version of famous Goa beach likewise where you can walk along the shoreline, play volleyball in the water. So just take a break from your daily hectic schedule and enjoy.
Allepey is known for the backwaters of Kerala and is also known as the Venice of the East. It is one of the most beautiful places among the tourist places in South India where you can experience the floating houseboats on the water. The place looks awesome at the dawn when you can view a breathtaking sight. A perfect holiday gateway, this place comes alive with gentle waters, hammocks, coconut trees and a chance to stay in houseboats.
This is another peaceful city which will take you to a different atmosphere featured with colourful painted house like that of France. This place is a remarkable spot in the south and is visited by peaceful travellers with relaxed attitude. Famous beaches, churches and temples are found in the region. The places of interest are Promenede beach, Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple. Sri Aurobindo Ashrama is an ideal place for travellers for a peaceful stay.
The Shimoga falls located in Karnataka at Shimoga district is also known as the jog falls. This is the second highest waterfalls in the country and is a favourite of the travellers. You can indulge in a wide range of activities in this place. During rainy season, the falls becomes more active and alive and the surrounding greeneries add up to the magnificence of the waterfalls. You can get a sight of rainbows too in the monsoon.
One of the best south Indian charms is Ooty that would never bore you even if you come hundred times. This is complete package for delighting your senses, best suitable for the romantic couples who want to spend time of their own lost in the nature. Toy train, Nilgiri hills, tea gardens, breathe taking Dobabetta peak is what you can enjoy. Trekking and angling is the major activities done by the adventures tourists.
Sikkim is a small town in the mountainous suburbs of Nepal, Bhutan and China nestled away. The cool air of the Himalayas, lush landscapes and the majestic mountain range, especially Kanchenjunga, Sikkim create are looking for a refuge for tired travellers to escape the crowds and congestion of the city.
Apart from one of the lesser known tourist places in India, it is also the least populated. Strings of Buddhist monasteries give colour to the mountains. The people here are very warm and friendly.
The tarkali beach located south of Maharashtra. Here, the sea is crystal clear and you can see up to 15 feet in the water. This makes it an ideal place for water sports like diving and snorkelling. Other attractions include Sindhudurg Fort and Devbag Beach. You must taste the delicious Malwani cuisine, where the fresh fish is cooked in a coconut-based sauce.
Dandeli is in the state of Karnataka and is popular for along the Kali river rafting. Together with unpredictable rapids against a beautiful backdrop, it brings the perfect destination for your adventurous side.
Canoe trips and day rafting packages are also available here. If a trip to India is planning to be some of these tantalizing destinations should not be covered by the usual tourist route to visit!