South India is studded with awe-inspiring natural beauty, which makes it one of the most sought-after destinations across the globe. The culturally rich land is home to ancient temple towns, exotic wildlife, splendid hill stations, majestic monuments, stunning beaches, and a lot more. For tourists, South India is an enticing destination refreshing their senses with its extreme natural beauty. There are various colourful fairs and festivals as well providing a deep insight into the rich cultural heritage of the region. A tour to incredible South India guarantees once-in-a-lifetime travel experience leaving a lasting imprint in a wanderers heart.
South India is a beautiful potpourri of states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. A journey to South India will surely be an interesting one, offering tourists an opportunity to explore all different facets of this unique region.
Fondly called the 'Rice Bowl of India', Andhra Pradesh is replete with magnificent temples, grand old cities and striking monuments. All these attractions offer a glimpse into the golden history of the state. Places like Anantagiri Hills, Araku Valley, Kailasa Giri, Visakha Museum, Bheemunipatnam Beach, Tyda Park, Katiki Falls, etc. are extremely famous among tourists. The holy shrines of Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple, Srisailam and Shiva temple; and Buddhist sites in Nagarjunakonda, Amaravati, Ghantasala, Bhattiprolu and Dhulikatta are frequented by devotees and pilgrims in large number.
Featuring scenic beauty along with rich flora and fauna, Karnataka bewitches travellers with its tranquil backwaters, gorgeous parks, impressive hill ranges, verdant forests and golden beaches. Grand forts, palaces and ancient sculptured temples too abound in the state, making it a prominent historical site and a must explore place among history lovers. Out of 3,600 protected monuments in India, Karnataka alone houses about 507 historic structures. The main attractions here are Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Temple, Bannerghatta, Mysore Palace, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Gol Gumbaz and world heritage sites of Hampi and Pattadakal.
Renowned as 'God's Own Country', Kerala is a paradise with myriad tourist attractions. The state is endowed with ethereal beauty, which can win the heart of anyone. Nature buffs love visiting its hill stations while fun seekers head to its exotic beaches. For wildlife enthusiasts, Kerala is a real treat, whereas its classical temples and historical monuments are of utmost interest for history lovers. Also, Kerala's tranquil backwaters are a true delight beckoning travellers to come and experience a lovely ride on luxurious houseboats. The world-famous Kerala Ayurveda and lush green spice and tea gardens also deserve a special mention. A favourite destination among domestic as well as foreign tourists, Kerala is a heavenly place with popular tourist spots like Munnar Hill Station, Kovalam Beach, Varkala Beach, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Cherai Beach, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattancherry, Jew Street, etc.
Like the above three states, Tamil Nadu too houses grand Hindu temples, mesmerising hill stations, many natural resources, multi-religious pilgrimage sites and dazzling beach resorts. Tamil Nadu, also known as the 'Temple State of India', exhibits its cultural legacy through its several marvellous temples built in Dravidian architecture. Hindu pilgrims flock to the temple towns of Madurai, Trichy, Rameshwaram, Kanchipuram, Tanjore, Palani, Tiruvallur and Mahabalipuram. Other famous tourist places are Chennai, Kanyakumari, the hill stations of Ooty and Kodaikanal, and Marina Beach, Elliot's Beach and Kanyakumari Beach.
Carved out of Andhra Pradesh in June 2014, Telangana is the 29th state of India, attracting people with its outstanding places. It is famous for being home to historically significant sites like Char Minar, Chowmahalla Palace and Golkonda Fort. Bhadrachalam temple and Salar Jung Museum are other distinguished places here. Tourists will be amazed to see nature at its best in this state. Some of the major cities in Telangana are Hyderabad, Warangal, Nizamabad, Khammam and Karimnagar.