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South India which consists five major states: Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu along with two island groups Lakshadweep in Arabian Sea and Andaman and Nicobar Islands in Bay of Bengal has no doubt offers a huge range of attractions like rich green backwaters, quiet beaches, mesmerizing forts, beautiful temples, frosty hill stations, natural beauty and lots more to insightful traveller.
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In comparison to the European-affected culture of the north of India, the main culture in south is “Dravidian”. With many different religious beliefs also; South Indian people are calm, grounded, joyful and mostly welcoming towards tourists.
In South India, four main languages are spoken: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam but being an area with high literacy rates, it is easy for one to travel with English. For more, this colourful and even a little magical land is known for a variety of Indian Classical dance, Carnatic Music and beautiful traditional attires,silk and cotton sarees especially (kanchipuram sarees)for women anda sarong (white dhoti or a colourful lungi) type of garment for men throughout the world.
One of the pleasures of a tour to southern India is “food”, its Dosa, Idli, Rice, delicious Pickles, spicy aromatic Curries; delectable Sea Food, south Indian Coffee, Pongal, Sāmbhar, Vadai and Hyderabadi biryani are just some of the cuisines which definitely excite tourist’s taste buds. A delightful experience of South India’s cuisine in itself isdishes are often served on banana leaves.
Temples, sculptures and architectural wonders: South India which is home to various archaeological, architectural and some of the most exotic and beautiful temples/wonders of the country belonging to different faiths, including Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Jains, Jews and Buddhists no doubt offers the fascinating experience of a rich or dynamic culture. So don't forget to explore the art at Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Hampi, Kochi and Madurai along with the mural paintings of Travancore and rekindle faith in famous South Indian Temple: Tirupati Balaji Temple, Meenakshi Temple and Lepakshi temples which are the true essence of south India’s beautiful culture and religious belief.
Natural Wonders: South India which is noted for dense tropical forests, huge range of fauna and flora and natural beauty has the largest populations of elephants and tigers in India. So must visit Bandipur, Mudumalai and Periyar National Parks for wildlife spotting and for natural beauty, tour to Kovalam, Mangalore and Gokarna which offer some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Houseboats in Alleppey, Kerala: A day on a houseboat on the backwaters of Alleppey in Kerala with your loved one is really take your heart and calms your soul.Staying in the middle of dense greenery, serenity surround with the most personalized service is exactly the kind of break that you need from the stressed routines of today.
Wildlife safari at Mudumalai and Bandipur National Parks: A trip to South India is incomplete without visiting these two national parks. Open only for particular hours of the day,walk along narrow, winding roads, you might just spot tigers, elephants, monkeys, deer’s and if lucky, a wild caton the way is really an unforgettable experience of your life. Also, get scared by the plenty snake holes around.
Spiritual weekend at Pondicherry: If you’ve never visit France and want to go, so don't worry; you can get a glimpse of French culture in Pondicherry, now Puducherry. Pondicherry was once a French colony still features French architecture in its famous French Quarter. A day with your loved one at broad streets, seafront promenade, breath-taking beaches, bustling bazaars, seaside views, gardens and popular ashrams are special and mesmerizing. While if you are here then don’t forget a relaxing, spiritual visit to Auroville.
Winter Season (December to February):
The best time to visit South India is December to February as this time the climate is slightest humid, and temperatures recorded between 22-30 degrees Celsius which no doubt make tour and sightseeing relaxed and satisfying.
In South India, Ayurveda has played an important role in boosting tourism and it’s considered that Ayurveda & Spa is most active in monsoons, which extends from May to October. So no wonder, who are the real enthusiasts for Ayurveda, nature or rain then this time is ideal for them.
Apart from all these, In October/November, most South Indian states also celebrate grand Dussehra and Diwali festival.
Reach by: You can reach by Air, Train and Bus.
Air: With more international airports than rest of India, the southern states are well connected to every corner of the country, and the world. Chennai is considered to be the main gateway to South India. Other major international airports are located at Hyderabad, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kochi, Kozhikode, Tiruchirapalli and Thiruvananthapuram. Besides these airports, domestic operations are handled in almost every city in South India.
Bus: Southern states are well connected by state and national highways and Government-owned bus operators or other private operators to all the cities of the state and the country. So by keeping some changes in travelling you can easily reach from one city to another.
Train: As South India has Southern Railways, South -Western Railways and Konkan Railways which no doubt connect southern states with the rest of India. Its fully air-conditioned Rajdhani trains cover several hundred kilometres within hours. Shatabdi trains run inter-city connect state capitals. Apart from these, some states have even local trains for shorter routes.
Southern states provide various options to visitors: buses, cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws, taxis, cabs and definitely boats.
For a journey of the backwaters or to cross rivers, many locals offer transport via boats(that ranges from wooden canoes to big ferries), larger boats also carry motorcycles, bicycles and even cars for a nominal fee.
Trekking shoes, sunglasses, cap or hat and sunscream.
Cotton clothes if you’re visiting in the summer, beach wear if you’re travelling to any of the beaches and umbrellas or raincoats if you’re visiting in the monsoon.
One set of ethnic clothes, assome temples in South India don’t let you enter unless you’re dressed in traditional wear.