Famous Tourist Places in South India, Monuments Attractions in South
South India has lots to
offer its visitors. Tamil Nadu and Kerala are two major states in this
region which are known for having some of the best of incredible India
tourism attractions. The region is full of cultural values and copious
natural beauty. Verdant hill stations, historical & religious places,
magnificent monuments, beautiful temples, palm-fringed beautiful
beaches, rich flora & fauna, colorful fairs & festivals, etc all are
to make South India very popular among tourists.
Mahabalipuram Group of Monuments, Kanchipuram Temples, Tanjore forts &
temples, Chennai temples & monuments, Rameshwaram temple, Kanyakumari
temple and Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple in Tamil Nadu; Guruvayoor
Temple, Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry
Dutch Palace, etc in Kerala are attractions for cultural heritage
tourism in South India.
Apart from cultural attractions South India also offer other tourism
options such as wildlife tourism, beach tourism and backwater tourism.
Beaches and backwaters of Kerala are very popular among tourists
coming from different parts of the world. Bannerghatta National Park,
Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai Wildlife
Sanctuary are some of the most popular destinations for wildlife tours
in South India. South India is also popular among honeymooning couples
since there are many romantic destinations in this region like Ooty,
Kodaikanal, Alleppey, Kovalam, Kochi, Munnar, Wayanad, etc.
as Bombay or Mumbai is an amalgamation of seven islands Colaba,
Mumbai, Mazagaon, Old Womans island, Wadala, Mahim, Parel, and Matunga
Sion. The Portuguese called the islands "Bombay" meaning "Good Bay".
arrival of the Portuguese on the Goan shores, Old Goa was the regal
capital of Sultan Adil Shah of Bijapur. After defeating the armies of
the Sultan, the Portuguese led by Alfonso de Albuquerque started
building their empire around Old Goa.
commercial capital of Kerala, served by an international airport, fine
communication facilities, excellent accommodation, modern amenities
and a lot of attractive tourist places gives a breathtaking experience
for its visitors and settlers.
nestled in the undulating mountain ranges of the southern Western
Ghats and is unrivalled among the tourist destinations of Kerala. Its
inescapable natural beauty lures scores of tourists each and every
year from not only India but also from abroad.
The village of
Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is
part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary here, which is spread
across 14 acres is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and an
Washed by the
silvery waves of the Arabian Sea, Alleppey, the Venice of the East
welcomes you to the backwaters of kerala. The Palm fringed canals and
shores bustling with glimpses from the day to day life in the country
side, the mirror still lagoons, picture book lakesides.
Kovalam area provides an excellent wide range with local Kovalam
seaside to match all amazing wishes and events. However, the kovalam
beach history is very different in its terms. In addition, three bend
formed seashores, alienated by stony outcroppings.
formerly known as Madras is the capital city of Tamil Nadu state and
is the fourth largest metro city in India. The city grew up around the
English settlement of Fort Saint George and gradually absorbed the
surrounding towns and villages.
that was formerly known as Mamallapuram is one of the most frequented
tourism destinations in Tamilnadu, a province in India. The place is
just 55 Kilometers off Chennai, the capital city of Tamilnadu and
forms a major excursion destination around it.
a town tucked away on the Eastern seaboard of India. Among its diverse
attractions are a coastline of 32 kms, palm-fringed beaches,
backwaters, fishing villages, beach resorts, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram,
the international city of Auroville, the French boulevard town with
its French heritage, and so on.
the ancient capital of the Chola Kings whose origins, like those of
the Pallavas, Pandyas and Cheras with whom they shared the tips of the
Indian Peninsula, go back to the beginning of the Christian era. Power
struggles between these groups were a constant feature of their early
now called Trichy is situated on the banks of the Cauvery river.
Trichy, the fourth largest city in the state was a citadel of the
early Cholas which later fell to the Pallavas. But the Pallavas never
really managed to retain control of this strategic city and lost it to
the Pandyas several times.
Madurai is one
of the oldest cities of India, with a history dating all the way back
to the Sangam period of the pre Christian era. The glory of Madurai
returned in a diminished form in the earlier part of this millennium;
it later on came under the rule of the Vijayanagar kingdom.
major pilgrimage centre is referred as the Varanasi of South India.
Rameshwaram is an island situated in the Gulf of Mannar at the tip of
the Indian peninsula in Tamil Nadu. The sacred island of Rameshwaram
is about 173 km. from Madurai and only 80 kms.
remains one of the most popular tourist destinations of south India.
Located in the southernmost point of the Indian mainland, it is a
magnificent place of natural beauty where you can see the deep blue
waters of the ocean meeting the horizon.