South India tourism is quite fascinating for travelers due to its splendid landscape views and cultural experience, making it enchanting and mysterious at the same time. South India tour is a complete package of mesmerizing hill stations, architectural marvels, untouched beaches, and quaint religious destinations. In order to help you plan your South India tour, we’ve outlined the top 10 South India tourist places to make your decision seamless.
1. Hampi (Karanataka)
It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a prehistoric village overflowing with thousands of monuments, temples, and unique architecture. This place is a treasure for travelers who seek glory in the ruins. Being the last capital of the famous Hindu Emperor, Hampi is a delightful and captivating ruin of 14th Century stretched over thousands of kilometers on the bank of river Tungabhadra.
2. Kerala Backwaters
Kerala backwaters are the most distinguishing South India tourist place. Travelers can soak the purest forms of nature while riding on a houseboat from Kumarakaon to Allepey and then halting on Alappuzha beach, giving you mesmerizing and a lifetime experience. The lazy waters overfilled with palm trees are laced with lagoons and canals running towards the Arabian Sea.
3. Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
This city is primarily recognized for its educational and cultural influence over the state. And today it is also considered as the important industrial towns in the South. Besides innumerable historic monuments, Madurai also attracts pilgrims from all over the world. The two popular temples in Madurai are Tirumalai Nayak and Meenakshi Amman Temple providing glimpse Dravidian architecture with absolute intricate designs.
4. Pondicherry (Tamil Nadu)
This city is the union territory of India situated in Tamil Nadu, which is popularly recognized as “The French Riviera of the East”. Pondicherry was under French colonial establishment until 1954, which will make you feel that you are in France. The architecture of this city seems mesmerizing with brightly painted houses, large boulevards, and a lot more.
5. Ooty (Tamil Nadu)
If you’re planning to explore hill stations, then Ooty should hit your list. The mesmerizing Blue Mountains of Nilgiris, fascinating tea gardens, amazing waterfalls, and an immense lake stretching over 65acres is a paradise for travelers.
6. Gokarna (Karnataka)
Beaches are always top of the list for every traveler, but many beaches of Goa are often overcrowded. No need to worry! Karnataka has some untouched beaches to offer that are clean overflowing with turquoise water and Gokarna is one such place. This place is perfect for relaxing in peace and soaking the sun and the delightful environment.