What is the South India famous for?
The South India is famous for the beautiful natural scenery, old temples and ruins as well as the various food that quite differs from the North. The pyramid-shaped Dravidian architecture with intricate stone statues is exclusive in the South India, while the foods here focus on rice and seafoods. Taking a houseboat cruise in Alappuzha, the Venice of the East, is also a lifetime experience that you can’t miss in your South India tour.
What are the best places to visit in south India?
South India tours and travels cover a wide range of recreations. Here we list the must-go cities which are popular in our South India tour packages:
Bangalore - a capital famous for its rich monuments. The Tippu Sultan’s Fort exhibits a combination of Hinduism and Islamic culture, the 19th-century Bangalore Palace shows you the architectural marvel and the Nandi Hills call for the nature lovers.
Chennai - the capital of Tamil Nadu. You can enjoy a relaxing holiday with beach activities at the Marina beach, the second biggest beach in the world, or watch migration birds at the Huddleston Garden of Theisophical Society and the Pulicat Lake.
Kochi - a vibrant port city. The historic Fort Kochi, Dutch Palace, Hill palace, Bolgatty Palace give you a cultural tour, while the Marine drive, Kochi beach, and Willingdon Islands are good places for relaxation.
Madurai - one of the oldest city of India. Its rich history endowed the tourists with lots of ancient temples like Sree Meenakshi Amman Temple, Koodal Azhagar Temple and Thirupparankundram temple.
Mysore - the city of palaces. Besides the Mysore palace, the most popular attraction of South India, you will also see various palaces like Brindavan garden and St. Philomena Church.
Pondicherry - a small union territory full of French style. The French-style structures like Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville greet you in an entirely different atmosphere.
Alappuzha (Alleppey) - Venice of the East. A leisurely cruise by floating houseboat on the backwaters, or a nap in hammocks near the Kerala Water, will take your mind away from the bustling of busy cities.
Munnar - a romantic hill station and a tea plantation. Soaking in the aroma of tea, you can dive deep into the unspoiled forests and enjoy the serene green.
Goa - famous for abundant beaches. With lots of wonderful churches and forts, Goa is also the best place for the outdoor enthusiasts, as its rich terrains allow many choices of adventures like biking expeditions.
When is the best time to visit south India?
Most of the South India tours and travels are arranged in the winter with a better climate. Although the South India is in tropical monsoon climate, the weather differs among different areas. If you want to enjoy the cruise in Kerala, it is advisable to plan your South India tour package itinerary from December to February, when the climate is less humid and ranges from 22 to 30℃ (72 to 86 ℉). If your South India tour leads you to the beaches, December to February will be the best time.