5 Places in SOUTH INDIA that are worth a visit
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5 Places in SOUTH INDIA that are worth a visit

South India has a distinct culture that sets
it apart from the rest of the country. Not only that, each state has managed to retain
its own distinct identity. Intricate temple architecture, historical
ruins, palm-fringed canals, spirituality, and beach will provide you with a varied and
interesting trip. Before we begin, hit that subscribe button
and also press the bell icon to be a part of our notification squad. Earlier, we explored 5 Places in NORTH INDIA
to plan your visit. Today, continuing with the series, we are
looking at 5 Places in SOUTH INDIA that are worth a visit. 5 Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu Kodaikanal also referred to as Kodai is a
beautiful hill station in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the best hill stations not to
miss in a South India tour and among the top places to experience the Tamil Nadu Tourism. The cool breeze of Kodaikanal is a welcome
respite from the humidity typically associated with southern India. Nestled amidst the misty clouds, this hill
station is rightly called the Princess of Hill Stations. There are rambling paths for trekkers, lakes
to spend an afternoon by, waterfalls to bathe in and plenty more. Even the trees and plants here are unique. If you time your visit right, you may be able
to see the Kurunji shrubs in bloom. At night, a trip to the observatory takes
you to a whole new world. Apart from the pleasant weather, Kodaikanal
has several tourist attractions like Kodai Lake, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Bear Shola
Falls, Silver Cascade, Pillar Rocks, etc. The hills offer beautiful views all around,
especially from the Coaker’s Walk. The best time to visit Kodaikanal is from
April to June during the summer. Monsoon from September to October also offers
a different experience. 4 Wayanad, Kerala Wayanad is one of the most visited hill districts
in Kerala formed in 1980 by carving out areas from Kozhikode and Kannur districts. Wayanad beckons trekking enthusiasts and nature
lovers. The name Wayanad is derived from Vayal Nadu
which means the land of paddy fields. Wayanad has a rich history and the hills of
Wayanad have several shreds of evidence of the New Stone Age civilization. There are pictures and pictorial writings
on the walls of both the caves of Ampukuthimala, which lie between Sultan Bathery and Ambalavayal,
that provide crucial information about the past era and civilization. Wayanad is also famous for Tea and Coffee
plantations. Its rolling hills and lush green forests are
home to several animals and birds. After the monsoons, the waterfalls too come
alive with a renewed spirit. The dams and lakes in Wayanad are ideal for
an afternoon picnic. And then there are the temples and caves waiting
to be explored. Key Attractions of the place include Banasura
Dam, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkal Caves, Chembra Peak, Soochipara Waterfalls, among
others. The best time to visit Wayanad is from September
to May while the peak season is from October to March. 3 Pondicherry, Puducherry Pondicherry or Puducherry is a city and capital
of the Union Territory of Pondicherry and is one of the most popular tourist destinations
you must include in your bucket list. Pondicherry is located along the Coromandel
Coast of Bay of Bengal. Pondicherry is one of the few places in India
that reflects the contribution French culture made to our heritage. On one hand, Pondicherry boasts of villas
with teak columned courtyards and vibrant yellow walls and on the other is the peaceful
aura of Auroville. The city is separated into two quarters known
as the French Quarter and the Indian quarter. The French quarter is characterized by the
building of typical colonial architecture and the latter boasts of ancient Tamil styles
and designs. Its respectful and safe culture and bohemian
vibe have made this city one of the top tourist places for solo travelers in South India. There are also several beaches here where
you can easily watch the day go by. Hotel de Vile, French War Memorial, Puducherry
Museum, Aayi Mandapam, Auroville Ashram, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Promenade, Chunnambar Resort,
Old Lighthouse, Romaine Rolland Library are some of the major places to visit in Pondicherry. If you are planning to visit Pondicherry,
October to March are the perfect months. 2 Hampi, Karnataka Hampi is an ancient village situated on the
banks of the Tungabhadra River in northern Karnataka and is one of the top places to
visit in South India. Hampi is a renowned UNESCO World Heritage
Site it takes visitors back in time to the 15th and 16th century with its magnificent
ruins. It was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire
and was an extremely important part of the Empire from 1343 to 1565. The ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire in and
around the village of Hampi are spread over an area of more than 26 Sq.km. The place is a significant religious center
of the Vijayanagara Empire due to the presence of the historic Virupaksha Temple along with
many other monuments of the old city. It makes everyone’s imagination come alive
with remnants of temples, monuments, and Havelis. Hampi Festival, held for 3 days in November
is the most important festival celebrated here. It is organized by the Government of Karnataka
with dance, music, drama, and processions. The key attractions of the place include Virupaksha
Temple, Matanga Hill, Lotus Mahal, Stone Chariot, etc. October to February are the perfect months
to enjoy the beauty of the place. 1 Coorg, Karnataka Surrounded by imposing mountains and covered
by mist, Coorg is a nature lover’s paradise. At an altitude of 1525 meters on the Western
Ghats, it is also known as the Scotland of India. This small town in Karnataka is best known
for its diverse flora and fauna and aromatic spices and coffee plantations. Coorg is the largest producer of Coffee in
India. Also, it is one of the places with the highest
rainfall in India. From waterfalls and trekking routes to forts
and temples, there’s plenty to explore in Coorg. It is also home to one of the few Tibetan
settlements in Southern India. Apart from sightseeing, there’s plenty of
cultures, retail therapy, and delicious food to be indulged in. Misty hills, lush forest, tea and coffee plantation,
orange groves, undulating streets, and breathtaking views have made Coorg an unforgettable holiday
destination. The key attractions include Abbey Falls, Iruppu
Falls, Raja’s Seat, Nagarhole National Park, Barapole River, etc. The best time to visit Coorg is from October
to March. Did you like our picks? Tell us your favorite destinations in South
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