South India has been always referred to as the Deccan and with an ancient term called ‘Dakshinapatha’.
It lies in the peninsular region of India that is bounded by the Arab sea of the west and the Bay of Bengal in the east including the Vindhya and Satpura range in the north.
So considering its geographical location it is one of the best places you can visit and enjoy.
It is a land engraved with great history, significance, and beautiful places to visit, so if you are planning to visit best travel destinations in South India I suggest you pack your bag right away!
Here we have mentioned a few of the best places to visit in South India that will leave you in awe.
Top 10 Destinations in South India
Here, is the list of best vacation places in South India,
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If you are thinking of visiting any hill stations, this place is perfect for you, in Munnar you will experience a greeny vibe all around you because the slopes are covered with Greenland.
This place is famous for the tree plantation and for its spices which are grown on the slopes, here You can visit the plantation and experience the farmerly vibes.
We have the Pothmendu viewpoint from where you can have a magnificent view of the surrounding landscape along with that we have the Muniyara dolmens which is one of the popular spots to visit.
You can also go and have a fun walk enjoying nature through the trails of the Munnar.
Ooty was built by the British on the hills and has some religious places that you can visit adorned by a cooler climate.
It is famous for the flower show that embraces the city with bright colors making your visit worthwhile. This show is held between October to February.
Also, you can take a ride on the Nilgiri mountains on the toy train, sightseeing the trails around Ooty which is great for trekking too.
If you visit the place during winters you will be able to experience the sightseeing of migratory birds.
This place is worth visit around the year as it is filled with events happening throughout.
If you are a lover of trekking through dense forests with beautiful riverbeds making an adrenaline rush running through your body.
Here you can enjoy seeing some of the rare orchids and feel the fresh air bringing you closer to nature.
Building a camp alongside the trail and enjoy some quality time under the clear starry sky.
Other attractions of this place are the Kudremukh national park having a huge diversity of flora and fauna.
We also have the Hanumana Gundi Waterfalls along with Lakya Dam giving you a calming nature scenic beauty.
You can also visit this place in February to enjoy the Karavali festival and the Navrathri festival.
4. Nandi Hills
Though being a hill station this tourist spot is warmly famous for its ease and homely environment.
If you are into nature photography and love being amongst nature this place is heaven for you.
Here the nature is always at its best and the apt time to visit these hills are during the sunrise and the sunset.
This place is also ideal for trekking and hiking and the trail starts near Sultanpet village.
Along with this, you can also visit the Tipu sultan’s fort, tipu’s drop, and the Bhoga Ndeeshwar temple.
Also known as the Kashmir of Kerala this place is famous for its mist-covered hills.
The main attraction of this place is the pleasant environment which remains the same throughout the year.
This place offers beautiful forest flowers, exotic butterflies, spring, and rivulets, offering a scenic view for photography.
The cool climate of this place makes it the perfect place for bike riding with many viewpoints to enjoy the view.
The Meenmutty waterfall also acts as a famous tourist attraction throughout the year.
This place is notoriously famous for its beaches fetching tourists attractions throughout the year.
Many festivals act as tourist attractions like the Alleppey beach festival and sand art festival.
The houseboats offer the best view of the town along with enjoying the best quality of seafood and south Indian cuisines.
You can visit the old lighthouse and roam about in-house boats and also enjoy the Nehru trophy boat race that takes place in August.
Another attraction of this place is the Kumarakom bird sanctuary, where you can enjoy seeing the various endangered species of birds.
Coonoor is known as the second-largest station in the Nilgiri hills, famous for its lush environment and the variety of wildflowers and birds.
It is the perfect place for trekking and hiking along with Sim’s park acting as the main attraction of this place.
Along with trekking through the tea gardens, you can also enjoy the toy train which connects this place to Mettupalayam and Ooty.
You can also visit this place for its festivals, one which is held in may showcasing fruits and vegetables and in winters for tea and tourism festival.
8. Araku Valley
Araku valley offering a getaway from all those religious trips is best for some splendid views of eastern ghats.
The best time to visit this place is in winter as it looks overwhelmingly breathtaking in the freezing temperature.
Famous for its number of adventurous sports including swimming, trekking, and caving, Araku valley offers exquisite views of biodiversity and tea plantation during the stay.
One of the most interesting places on this land is the Araku tribal museum showcasing tribal arts and inscripts, also the Sangda waterfalls, borra caves, and many more.
Devikulum is the hill station in the Keezharkuthu falls acting as the best picnic spot out there in the south.
This place’s beautiful lawns are embraced by the large range of flora and fauna and the Sita Devi lake is famous for its pristine waters and picturesque surroundings.
Want to go fishing? This is your place. Trekking and camping? The flora and fauna of this place offer the best scene for this.
Though this place has not much to offer compared to others the homely scenic beauty of this place offers the best enjoyment for nature lovers.
Despite its temperature fluctuations, Yelagiri is one of the most popular hill stations of the south.
This place is perfect for a long walk amidst the beauty of nature, with picaresque locations.
The best time to visit this place is in between August and September as the temperature changes are mild and you the scenic beauty of this place.
There are places like the Punganoor lake, nature park, Jalagamparai waterfalls, telescope observatory, and many more that you can visit and have some quality time with your family and friends.
The food of this place is delicious with pretty cafes and restaurants, and the locals are friendly with the prices of this place being fairly affordable.
These were the few of many beautiful places you can visit during your tour in south India.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question1: Which is the best month to visit South India?
Answer: If you are planning to visit South India, then you should visit this state in the month of December, January, and February. Because the weather of this state is very good for these three months, you can roam around comfortably. But from March to August it is very hot here.