There are many destinations and location on this planet which are world-famous. Every location has its own importance and history behind it. However, today we are going to discuss some tourist places to visit in South India. The Southern part of India is generally very greenish, in comparison to North India. North India has low temperature and covered with mountainous area whereas South India has great open landscapes and moderate temperature.

Visitors from all over the world like to visit tourist places in South India during summer because of greenery and beautiful landscape. There are ample amount of destinations which you can visit with your friends, family or can consider a solo trip. These natural places bring peace and harmony in your life, therefore, summer is the perfect season to experience it. So take out your travel bags and get ready to explore some great destinations in South India.


The Coorg lies in the district of Karnataka. Currently, the official name of Coorg is now Kodagu. This beautiful landscape is spread over an area of 4,102 sq km. Coorg is also a famous hill station destination amongst the tourist. The beautiful landscape with the blend of nature, greenery, waterfalls and several other amusing destinations makes the place a clear choice for tourist to visit here.


Tourist exploring the Hampi place.
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Hampi is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the most interesting places to start your trip. The town is ancient and consists of several landmarks which are known as the best structures of all time. The town is spread over an area of 29 sq km and most of the structures are built in open space. Some of the famous sites are the Stone Chariot, Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, Gopuram – Vijaya Vitthala Temple, Hampi, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Hemakuta Hill Temple, Queens Bath. If you like to dig into the remains of history then do visit Hampi.

Kerala Backwaters|Kerala

A houseboat on the backwaters at Kerala.
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South India is famous for its green environment. You will see an ample amount of clean water and blissful environment all over Kerala. And all this can be experienced through Kerala Backwaters. The backwaters are the grid of freshwater which are separated from the main water system and flows through the valley. On these water system, boats and houseboats are present. People serve food from these houseboats and attract tourism. For the tourist, it is a good place to visit in South India.


Tourist videographing at the Badami Cave.
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Badami is an ancient Indian heritage structure that was founded around the 6th century. Badami is the amalgamation of temples, caves, lake and other various stone-cave complexes. The primary Badami Cave Temple is divided into four parts. Cave one has idols of Hindu Gods, the second cave is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and other Hindu Gods. The third cave is also dedicated to Lord Vishnu and it is also observed and examined that this cave is the largest in terms of size. Whereas the fourth cave is dedicated to Jainism. All these caves contain idols and images of Hindu and Jain Gods. Some other popular attractions from Badami are Lake Agastya, Bhutanatha temple complex, Yellamma temple at Badami, etc.

Madurai|Tamil Nadu

Madurai is a city present in the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is popular for the gathering of its Tamil citizen which is known as Tamil Sangam. Madurai is also famous for its ancient monuments and temples. There are several ancient temples which are dedicated to Lord Vishnu from Hindu mythology. One of the most famous and historic temples is the Meenakshi Temple. The structure and intricate architecture of the Meenakshi temple are just mesmerizing to see. Thousands of tourists and devotees across India and from globe visit this city and experience the culture of it.

Gandikota|Andhra Pradesh

Huge Grand Canyon of India the Gandikota.
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Gandikota is a very famous place in South India. However, only those tourist likes to visit here who are into adventure sports. This is because the Gandikota is also called the Grand Canyon of India. This small town sits near to river Peena and the entire landscape looks entirely stunning and beautiful. The perfect season to visit Gandikota is after summers, the environment gets little cold and natural which is suitable to enjoy its scenic beauty. Exploring nearby places is also a great option. Some of the nearby places which you can consider visiting is the Belum Caves, Gandikota Fort, Madhavaraya and the Raghunatha Swamy Temples.


An island of Lakshadweep
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Without islands and beaches, the tour of South India is incomplete. Therefore, Lakshadweep is the Union Territory District which is comprised of 39 islands, 3 reefs and some other small islands. Visiting Lakshadweep is total fun in itself, you can experience the marine life, scuba diving, water adventure and view different species of flora and fauna. Transportation is managed through Agatti Island, it is the only island which has an airport. Even the passenger ship is also available for the transportation of passengers.

Rameshwaram and Dhanushkondi|Tamil Nadu

Rameshwaram and Dhanushkondi share an important place in the epic of Ramayana, the story of Lord Rama. Dhanushkondi is the place which is at the bottom line of Pamban Island and the bridge or series of the island which links directly to Sri Lanka. Lord Rama built the bridge called “Ram Setu” or “Adam’s Bridge” Well, in the year 1964, the town of Dhanushkondi was destroyed due to the cyclone which left the town abandoned till now. But now the place is open for all. Whereas Rameshwaram is a town in Tamil Nadu, the distance between Rameshwaram and Dhanushkondi is only 16 km. Rameshwaram is also a Hindu pilgrimage site, the Ramanathaswamy temple is quite a famous one. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it was built somewhere near 12th century. One should definitely visit the site as it is one of the best places to visit in South India.


The Kudremukh is the perfect place to visit in South India in May. It is a mountain range which is present in the state of Karnataka. If you like to do trekking, bike-ridding and explore the mountain region then this might be the perfect place for you. The structure of mountains presents here looks like a horse face and the word Kudremukha translate into “horse-face”. Take a day off from the hectic schedule of work and enjoy the beauty of nature. Visitors across the globe visit this place to attain peace and calmness. The National Park named Kudermukh National Park is also a good choice to visit and explore.

Araku Valley|Andhra Pradesh

Top view of the araku valley.
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One of the best hill station in India is the Araku Valley. The entire place is a valley region which is covered with dense forest and beautiful mountain ranges. Araku Valley is also famous for its coffee plantation. The local farmers grew the coffee plant in these valleys for income and simultaneously it also increases the tourism aspect of the valley. This valley also consists of two reserved forest Anantagiri and the Sunkarimetta. Book any resort and explore this vast place. To visit Araku Valley the perfect season is of summers. In summers the temperature rises and reaches its peak in major cities, so it might be good to move yourself to a place which is a bit cool and green in nature.

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So these were some of the best tourist places in South India. In future, if you are planning to visit any of the cities in South India do consider visiting these bunch of places also. You may explore and gain valuable knowledge about some of the amazing destinations. Just select your place, book your ticket and enjoy the trip. For more travel-related updates do visit trip limited.

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