South India Places to visit

In India, if we talk about culture, customs, traditions, rituals, cuisines, dressing sense, climatic condition, cuisines, and several other aspects one can find huge diversity between southern and northern regions of the country. The most of the states of the southern region of India are on Deccan Plateau and from east and west cover by the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats, which makes the states special places where one can find a number of reasons and destinations to spend any exotic vacation. However, if we talk about geographical location one can find regions falling in the Western Ghats offering awesome climate and rich natural beauty for which millions of tourists look for whenever they plan for spending their vacations.

Southern regions of India are also further famous for their ethnic and most unique cuisines and the way the different dishes are served to guests still in the traditional manner. Further, people of southern states of India are much soft spoken and known for offering great hospitality to their guest irrespective of their origin, religion, caste, creed, race, and anything else. In addition, in this part of India one can find great religious tolerance among people and to justify this best example will be the religious places of different religions established in the different cities of south Indian states can be seen.

Due to all these reasons, even the Western Ghat regions of southern India states are falling in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thus, in short, we can say most of the destinations of southern India have been recognized globally for spending perfect and unmatched destination for spending vacations. Let’s talk about few of the major tourists’ destinations where tourists frequently visit or must be planning to visit when they will plan for spending their vacations.

Coorg the Scotland of India

(Places to stay in Coorg)


If you really want to spend your vacations in Scotland in the budget then you can never find destination like Coorg anywhere in the world as the place is also referred “Scotland of India”. The place has amazing natural beauty, cool climate, beautiful landscapes, hills, waterfalls, low density of population unlike any other cosmopolitan city of India. In the local language, Coorg is also referred as Kodagu and the place is one of the most visited tourists’ destinations of Karnataka one of the states of Indian Territory. Further, in Coorg, you can spend spectacular time at Abbey Falls where you can spend hours alone or may be with your beloved ones and it will really amazing experience to find that how time will go away at this place you will never know. In this holiday destination you can also do lots of adventurous activities also like boating, hiking, and so on; thus, even if you are an adventure loving person you will find Coorg best holiday destination do the different kinds of adventurous activities you like. In addition, Bhagandeshwara Temple is the place in Coorg where you will like to visit along with that you are watching rarest and varieties of birds species in the hill station of Karnataka.

Madikeri the globally recognized hill station 

(Places to stay in Madikeri)

madikeri coorg karnataka

Madikeri is also most famous hill station, which falls under Western Ghats regions in the State of Karnataka of southern India. Although one can find many hill stations in India the thing that distinguishes Madikeri from other station is its unusual cuisines, culture, tradition, culture, and above everything the high-end hospitality offer by the natives of the hill station. Since Madikeri is world’s renowned hill station; thus, you will never find it uneasy to reach this place as it is well connected with airways, railways, and buses. In tradition, it is also hassling free to hire luxury class tourist buses, taxis, and cabs to reach the hill station. The famous places where thousands of tourists visit every day in the hill station are Abbey Falls, Bhagamandala Temple, Dubbare Elephant camp, Kushal Nagar, Madikeri Fort, Nisargadhama, Omkareshwara Temple, Raja’s Seat, and Talakaveri. Further, at Madikeri fun and adventure loving tourists can go for Toy Train for Children, watching valleys, and hills. In addition, there also best trekking points are there in Madikeri like Brahmagiri, Igguthappa Kundu, KoteBetta, Nishanimotte, Pushpagiri, and Thadiyandamole.

Kushalnagar an awesome tourists’ destination 

(Places to stay in Kushalnagar)

Kushalnagar Temple

Kushal Nagar is another most favored tourists’ destination for people planning to spend holidays across the world. If you are desperately looking for a holiday destination where you can get almost everything under one roof then you must know a bit about Kushal Nagar. I the place you and your companions can hang around some of the amazing destinations where you and your group must feel special like CSI Maddock Church, Harangi Dam gardens, Nasargadham Bamboo Gardens, Valnoor Fishing camp, Chikihole Dam, Dubare Elephant Camp, Tibetan Monastery, Ramalingeshwara Temple, Kudige Temple, Ayyappa Swamy Temple, Tavare Kere Lake, Ronde Kere Lake, Tapovana Monastery, and Udhbhav Subramanya Temple. Further, if you are an adventure loving tourist then you can participate in Honnamana Kere, which is a spiritual spot of Kushal Nagar. In addition, you and your beloved companions can go for boating, enjoy in rivers, rafting in rivers, and horse & elephant riding.

Mysuru (Mysore) the classy city 

(Places to stay in Mysore)


Mysore is one of the globally recognized tourists’ destinations but the natives of the city and most of the people in Karnataka spell the name of the city as Mysuru. The city is the second largest city in the state, referred as cultural capital, holds the fifth rank in cleanest cities of India, and also among the best-planned cities in India. Tourists visit the city can find many exciting places here like Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi Hills, Datta Peetham, Jaganmohan Palace and Art Gallery, Karanji Kere, Lalit Mahal Palace, Mysore Palace, Osho Ashram, Rabindranath Nath Tagore Layout, National Museum of Natural History where they can view the rich cultural heritage, view amazing beauty of the city, and great architecture made by artists of ancient rulers of city. In addition, tourists can also enjoy the irresistible taste of Bisibele Baath, Idli Sambar, Masala Poori, Raagi and Akki Rotis, and Raagi Mudde.

Ooty the most searched hill station 

(Places to stay in Ooty)


Whenever tourists across the world listen about Ooty they must try to arrange their trip to India especially for spending vacations in Ooty. The place is one of the most search hill stations of India across the world as it is located in Nilgiri Mountain range, which is approximately 2,240 meters above sea level. The hill station is located in the western region in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Although the hill station is very famous in India and across the world and remains crowded all round the year still you can find it cool, calm, undiscovered, peaceful, and enriched with lush greenery even if you visit here several times. Along with heavenly sightseeing in Ooty, one can also view Annamalai Temple, Doddabetta Peak, Dolphin’s Nose, Echo Rock, Pykara Waterfalls, Fern Hills Palace, Hidden Valley, Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty Rose gardens, Pine forest, Sims Park, Wax World, and so on.

Munnar the summer resort 

(Places to stay in Munnar)


Munnar is the rarest, silent, and most beautiful hill station located in the southernmost state Kerala in India. It is the hill station, which is prominently famous for its beautiful tea gardens. Further, as we have discussed Munnar is silent hill station and still not as famous like other hill stations of India; therefore, people who are planning for honeymoon, want to do some creative work, need stress relief from busy and noisy metropolitan cities, and want to be at least crowded hill station can find the hill station the most destination for spending their auspicious moment of life. In Munnar tourist can go for sightseeing at Atukkad Waterfalls, Blossom Park, Chithirapuram, Pothamedu View Point, Floriculture Centre, Kundala Lake, Mattupetti Dam, Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm, Munnar Echo Point, Top Station, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Eravikulam (Rajamalai) National Park, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, and several other places.

Goa the land of amazing beaches 

(Places to stay in Goa)


Although Goa is not part of southern regions of India still it is very close to it. Goa is one of the smallest states of India earlier ruled by Portuguese due to this reason In the state tourists can find the amazing blend of Indian and Portuguese culture. The unique culture of Goa makes it the most special destination for tourists visiting India from different corners of the world. The state is famous for parties, beaches, resorts, and many other places, which make it one of the hottest tourists’ destinations of the world. In Goa, one can enjoy at Anjuna beach, Baga beach, Benaulim, Calangute beach, Mandrem beach, Palolem beach, Patnem beach, Vagator beach, and other beaches, which makes it the land of amazing beaches where you can always find a huge crowd of tourist. In addition, in Goa you can also get thrilled at Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Butterfly Conservatory of Goa, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, and Dudh Sagar Waterfall.

Wayanad the forest district of Kerala 

(Places to stay in Wayanad)


Wayanad is the most virgin land of Kerala surrounded by forest, least population density, agricultural land, and the important thing that makes it perfect holiday destination is that it is in the hills of Western Ghats. At any point in time you will not find the place crowded with tourists and for people who really love to spend their holidays in privacy and peace, the place will prove to be paradise for them. In Wayanad, you can spend peaceful time at Banasura Sagar Dam, Chembra Hills, Karappuzha Dam, Meenmutty Fall, Pookode Lake, Bandipur National Park, Mudumalai National Park, Kuruva Islands, Pazhashi Museum, Kutta Forest, Nagarhole National Park, and several other undiscovered places. Further, in Wayanad, you can opt for hiking the hills, amazing view of tea estates, have loads of fun at rivers and lakes, discover rarest wildlife species, and get wonderful of living in the village.

Kottayam the most intellectual city of Kerala 

(Places to stay in Kottayam)


Kottayam is one of the busiest cities of Kerala and the city is ranked as the first 100% literate city of India. The city is also termed as the Letter Capital of Kerala because in the city there is headquarters of several publication houses are there and many newspapers are also published from the city. If we look at the city from tourists point of view one can find several places like Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, Elaveezha Poonchira, Erumely, Ettumanoor, Kumarakom, Manarcaud, Pathiramanal Island, Poonjar Palace, St.Mary’s Forane Church, Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Vembanad Lake, Wagamon, and many other places where tourists will definitely love to hang out. Further, in this amazing city, you can be part of Annual Food Festival, Boat Races, St. George Orthodox Church, which will add thrill experience to your vacations.

Kochi the cosmopolitan tourists’ destination 

(Places to stay in Kochi)


Kochi is one of the busiest cosmopolitan cities of southern India located in the state of Kerala. The city is also one of the busiest ports in India offering perfect atmosphere to trade and commerce and due to this reason, many people have been migrated to the city from different corners of India as well as overseas. Further, if we talk about tourism of Kochi we cannot avoid saying that although it is a cosmopolitan city yet perfect holiday destination for tourists looking to spending most memorable holidays. In the city tourists can easily reach Bastion Bungalow, Chendamangalam Palace Fort, Durbar Hall Ground, Dutch Palace, Hill Palace Museum, Holy Koonan Cross Church, Jew Street and Paradesi Synagogue, Princess Street, Santa Cruz Basilica, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Pareekshith Thampuran Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Sree Lalithakala Art Gallery, and several other places where one can spend good times.

Bottom Line

All the preceding places that we have talked about are the hottest and most searched tourists’ destinations of southern regions of India. Every day thousands or even more tourists visit these holiday destinations to spend exotic, romantic, peaceful, relaxing, and to discover the amazing natural beauty of the southern states of India. If you are wondering whether you should go for spending your vacation then you must visit the preceding tourists’ attraction and be sure you will definitely love to visit these places whenever you get time.

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