7 Breathtaking Places to Visit in South India

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Top 7 Breathtaking Places to Visit in South India

South India wraps with an affluent diversified topological and climatic pattern or includes the whole Indian Peninsula which creates South India a well-known tourist destination of India.

In South India landing in Kerala state gives you the real sense of allure, charm and excellent hospitality, while moving to Andhra Pradesh state will witness you some historical beauties of India.

It starts from the south of the Satpura and the Vindyan ranges surrounding the Deccan Plateau and ends with the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats.

When you step into the dynamic state of Karnataka, you will be overjoyed to see the pleasant hospitality whereas the land of Tamil Nadu has some of the finest architectural temples that speak volumes about its adored past.

It offers an amazingly or remarkably unmatched scenic beauty and mesmerize you to visit here. Let’s explore, Some of South India’s most gripping holiday destinations:

Kodagu (also known as Coorg), Karnataka

Coorg Waterfall, Karnataka

Recognized for being the “Scotland of the South“, Coorg is an enchanting hill station located not so far from Bangalore.

Over the sound of the waterfall. There is no better place for this than Coorg, which easily makes it to the list of best places to visit in South India.

Nestled within the lush greenery of the Western Ghats in Coorg is the spectacular Abbey Falls, with water cascading down from a height of 70 feet. Talacauvery the place of origin of the Cauvery river from the Brahmagiri Hills also extremely sacred.

Golden work is done on every painting at Namdroling Monastery and the unparalleled view from Raja’s seat.

What is the Best time to visit Coorg?: Summer days are pleasant with cool and fresh air, while the night time gets a bit chilly.

The maximum temperature Coorg experiences are 34 degrees Celsius. From October to May is perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

A large number of tourists come to the spot in order to escape the summer heat of the plains.

Attractions: Abbey Falls, Nalknad Palace, Barapole River, Brahmagiri Peak, Iruppu Falls, Namdroling Monastery, Nagarhole National Park, Microlight flight at Chelavara, ziplining, and angling in River Kaveri.

Kerala

Periyar National Park, Thekkady

Kerala’s favourite elephants greet you into this forest, thickly populated by tropical flora and fauna.

Many types of plants and animals can be found over here. Some of the rarest animal species include the great pied hornbill, Nilgiri Tahr, and the Lion-tailed Macaque.

A little unknown and offbeat, Gavi offers a wide range of activities like trekking, camping, boating, safaris, etc.

There’s no end to exploring! Kovalam, Kumarakom, Wayanad, and Thekkady are also among the best tourist places in Kerala.

One can also visit the spice gardens and factories nearby. It’s slowly emerging as a popular destination in South India for Ecotourism, owing to the untouched natural surroundings of this place.

What is the best time to visit in Kerala?: Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a family holiday, winter is the best season to visit Kerala. Daytime temperatures in Kerala from October through March remain ideal for local sightseeing. To visit the backwaters, beaches, and coffee plantations, November is the best time for an excursion here.

Attractions:

  • Alappuzha Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Kumarakom bird sanctuary, Marari Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake, Pathiramanal, and Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha
  • TATA Tea Museum, Meesapulimala, Blossom Park, Pothamedu ViewPoint, Attukal Waterfalls, Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Kundala Lake, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, and Eravikulam National Park
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Backwaters, Aruvikkuzhi waterfall, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Beach, and Pathiramanal Island
  • Meenmutty Waterfalls, Chembra Peak, 9 Hairpin Curves, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Ekkadal Caves, Bathery Jain Temple, Neelimala View Point, and Pookot Lake
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Mangla Devi Temple, Abraham’s Spice Garden, Murikkady, Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, Chellarkovil, Kumily, and Deepa World Spice & Ayurvedic Garden
  • Lighthouse Beach, Samudra Beach, Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, Halcyon Castle, Akkulam Lake, Jama Masjid, Vellayani Lake, Karamana River, and Rock Cut Caves
  • Bekal Fort, Ananthapura Temple, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Bekal Beach, Mallikarjuna Temple, Chandragiri Fort, Kappil Beach, Nileswaram, Bekal Hole Aqua Park, and Pallikere Beach
  • Mananchira, Conolly Canal, Hilite Mall, Kallayi, Tali Temple, Kappad Beach, Kozhikode Beach, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Sargaalaya, Payyoli Beach, Kozhippara Falls, and Matri Dei Cathedral
  • Varkala Beach, Janardhan Temple, Sivagiri Muth, Kappil Lake, Papanasam Beach, Janardan Swami Temple, Vishnu Temple, Anjengo Fort, Sarkara Devi Temple, Varkala Tunnel, and Kaduvayil Thangal Dargah

Mysore, Karnataka

Mysore Palace

Mysore has risen from the status of a royal city (which it still is) to be a hardcore IT hub.
The former residence of the royal family of Mysore, the Mysore Palace is an extremely breath-taking example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.

The village is named after Somnath, the commander of the Hoysala army who founded this place. It has a perfect natural setting for a family picnic.

Brindavan spread over 60 acres of land and were modeled after the Shalimar gardens of Kashmir. The beauty of these gardens multiplies in the evenings when the fountains light up in various colors.

And one of the best zoological gardens in India, it was established in the year 1892 by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar.

What is the best time to visit Mysore?: Throughout the year. However, October to March is the most pleasant to explore the city of Mysore. Because the weather is cool with the temperature dipping to a minimum of 10°C. December is considered to be the coldest month with the temperature dipping in the evenings. This is also a popular season for couples, especially honeymooners.

Attractions: Mysore Palace, Somnathpur, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Chamundeshwari Temple, Karanji Lake, St. Philomena’s Church, and GRS Fantasy Park.

Mahabalipuram, Kancheepuram