10 Best Places to visit in South India

The soothing beauty of South India is close to God’s World, when we think of South India, we recalling the wet humid atmosphere and greenery landscapes which enlighten our vocational trips.

The place is also well known for its backwaters, forests, hills stations and long tropical beaches.

An easy way to plan a trip to South India, would be visiting most of the places that are neighbouring and perfect for the season. South India tourist places are diversified as per the months for travelling holidays.

Major states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu have more attractions rather than others, but still are worthy to visit for their famous existences like Pondicherry and Lakshadweep Islands.

List of  famous South India Tour Destination that you must visit which leave out the well known places like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Tirupati and so on, and retrieved a list especially for the explorers and activity enthusiasts.

List of Best Places to Visit in South India

1. Alleppey (Alappuzha)

The serene Backwaters of the Laccadive Sea, is you must go place for couples especially the retreat of honeymoon couples for the life on the floating boat and beauty of the palm trees on the banks is a close to paradise.

Alleppey Tourist Place

There are lots of houseboats even luxurious boats check it out here Best time to visit would be December to Feb where winters aren’t too cold. Check the Luxury Houseboats in Alleppey, Indigo Cruises have top class houseboats.

2. Kovalam

A town of the golden sand beach, which is a beach of 3 adjacent curves of Kerala, the lighthouse beach is breathtaking and the hawa beach is where you can enjoy your food and sunbathing.

It is located in Thiruvananthapuram, and one of the most visited beach town by Europeans for its wonderful scenery of rock bays.

Kovalam Beach in Kerala tour

Due to its sea coast line, it gets too hot and humid in summers, and therefore Sept – March is the best time to visit where temperatures are around 20-25 degrees.

3. Coonoor ( Toy Train Journey )

It’s a very pretty place in Nilgiri Hills just 19km away from Ooty. It stays very cool and wonderful Nilgiri plantations and coffee plantations. It has lots of waterfalls, the most bird species like Pipits, skylarks, etc.

cornoor, toy train

Bird watching is the favorite thing in to do in Coonoor and don’t miss the toy train journey, which is simply a bliss or wonders, scenic view on the voyage of trees, fields, peaks, lush greenery and more as an epic experience it is.

4. Munnar Hills Station

Western Ghats of South India, where you get to see the mountain ranges and tea plantations. It’s home to the Nilgiri tahr goats which are in the endangered species of the world.

munnar tour

The place has wonderful valleys and the waterfall to see and good place for couples to enjoy activities like trekking, climbing, rappelling in winters that are November to Feb, it can get cold at nights. Yet it’s also a place to enjoy during summer, sightseeing and tea plantations during March – May.

5. Ooty

An all time favourite hill station of Tamil Nadu which receives the most foreign tourists. Ooty is known since the British rule and has only got better and best for tourism and planning a good escape.


Ooty lake, botanical gardens and more attractions to keep you cool during summers. A good time to spend a couple holiday in Ooty honeymoon destination.

6.  Kodaikanal (South India )

Is a hilly vacation escape in Tamil Nadu and best time to visit is in April to June, when the the climate is hot and you need a chilling break.

kodai kanal tour

The place is filled with greenery and lake and has many waterfalls which are a must see like the Silver cascade falls, vattakanal falls and take short walks with the foggy atmosphere.

7. Visit Horsely hills ( Chittoor )

It is a hill station at Chittoor, which is 4100ft at altitude, the range of the Horsleykonda Mountains can be fun to experience.


It stays quite cold, all year round and anytime of the year perfect to visit. Enjoy activities like rock climbing, trekking, zorbing and much more.

8. Coorg – Popular Hill Station of Karnataka

Is also a popular hills station in Karnataka state, which also border Kerala with mountain ranges, valleys and a foggy weather during winters, October to Feb is the best time you can visit this place which has best resorts to stay at coorg.

Coorg ressort

It can also be a wonderful place in summers; you get to see the flowers in the valley during March and April. Do visit Madikeri on your journey, it holds scenic landscapes the Abbi Falls and Madikeri fort are major attractions.

9. Mysore

A city of the Emperor Rule, known to be the biggest city of Karnataka now. It is heritage places of the South, from the large Amba Vilas Palace to Zoological and botanical gardens.

Mysore tour

Enjoy the treats of experiencing the royal family heritage places. Thonnur lake also known as Moti Talab is a natural water of clear waters.

10. Madurai – Meenakshi Amman Temple

A place which enriches the culture of Indian God, and the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple, architecture with carving of Gods in colorful visions. The city is said to be the oldest of South India which was a capital city before Chennai was, it has so many temples in the city itself each path will lead to one.

madurai tour

Its popular for Jasmine flowers, blessed with these all over with different kinds of (Mogras). Visit in April for the Festival Chithirai, procession held to celebrate Lord Shiva and Meenakshi togetherness.

Some of the rare visited places of South India are also the Bangaram Island and Agatti Island, of Lakshadweep, which is also slowly becoming the popular honeymoon destination of India. Most of the islands here are still inhabited and accessible but joys of coral reefs and beautiful clear sea are all you need to focus on. See How to travel to Lakshadweep.

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