In recent past India has been attracting a flock of tourists from all corners of world. Divided into five regions, this country is an exclusive example of unity in diversity. Every part has something extraordinary to offer. This article brings to limelight the important features of its southern region.
South India offers a breathtaking experience to its visitors. With soothing beaches, rich wildlife, excellent monuments, serene landscapes, spirituality and a lot of adventurous activities the excitement of this journey will definitely be pumped up leaving a smile on your face.
Popular destinations of southern region are Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Chennai, Cochin, Alleppey, Madurai, Munnar, Thekkady and many more. Each place gives an opportunity to explore beautiful lakes, green valleys and golden beaches worth universal approbation. The melange of spirituality, ravishing landscapes, hustle-bustle of development, philosophy, multiple faiths, a vast array of gourmets, all with utmost fervor are really exciting.
Bangalore With a soothing climate, IT city Bangalore welcomes travelers with open arms. Here, past can be seen embracing the future. Its gardens, malls, lakes and ancient bazaars hold the sense of cosmopolitanism. Famous highlights of city are Cubbon Park, Wonder La Amusement Park, Innovative Film City (IFC), ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Sri RajaRajeshwari Temple and Lal Bagh.
Queen of Hill stations – Ooty During colonial days, Ooty used to be a favorite getaway for the British. Besides its beautiful mountains and rich vegetation Ooty will take breath away with its grasslands and tea estates. Journey on mountain train is an added attraction for tourists on their golden tour.
Mysore – City of Palaces Mysore is one of the most highlighted tourist destinations in South India. It is culturally rich and has numerous royal buildings. Sandalwood products of this city are famous all across the world. It truly represents rich culture of Indian state Karnataka at an international level.
Alleppey- Venice of the East Because of its large network of inland canals, Alleppey is known as Venice of the east. Alleppey enjoys status of most popular tourist attractions of south India. In past, it was one of the most engaged trade centers. Alleppey much famous for backwater tourism also attracts tourists towards its snake boat race competition held every year on second Saturday of August. Over years Alleppey has remained unchanged in terms of simple yet culturally rich lifestyle and this makes Alleppey special in every terms.
Cochin- Gateway to Kerala Situated in south-west coast of Indian headland, Cochin (Kochi) is a part of the most beautiful south Indian state Kerala. It’s outstanding port and international airport links it to major cities across the world. Adjoined by Western Ghats and Arabian Sea in east and west respectively, this gorgeous sea side city is one of the popular tourists’ sites. Here one can enjoy boat riding and performances by great Kathakali dancers as well.
Top tourist spots in Cochin are: -Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi -Fort Kochi beach -St. Francis Church, Fort Kochi -Vasco House, Fort Kochi -Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Kochi -Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town, Mattancherry -Dutch Palace, Mattancherry -Hill Palace, Tripunithura
Marine Drive One should come with enough time to enjoy versatility of South India. No two parts of a nation can be as opposite to each other as south and north of India yet co-exist peacefully. With this tour get ready to attain this state and witness the union of sky, earth and water.
Author Info Varun Thomas is a freelance writer whose major area of focus is travel. His articles on different travel topics like South India tours and golden triangle tours guide are published on various online platforms.
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