Top 5 Must-See Sites in Southern India

September 13, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
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Guide to the top tourist sites in Southern India:

India has been grabbing the attention of a large number of tourists for many years. Every part of India has something to explore in its own way.  To explore the rich and distinctive culture no other word hits our mind like the south, which has so much to offer in a blissful way.

In southern India you’ll find many attractive destinations like beaches, landscapes, adventurous activities, holy places, monuments and many more that will eventually put a smile on your face. If you don’t want to miss the best places of South India, then have a look below.

Hampi.
Hampi
Hampi is located in the southern state of Karnataka, which is 350 km from Bangalore.  Ruins of this land are among the most famous destinations of south India. The monuments and statues of this place define the talent of the people.  This place is famous for holy temples like Vittala Temple, Hazara Rama Temple and many other attractions including queen‘s bath, Lakshmi Narasimha , Sasivekalu and Kadaleku Ganesha.  Many of the ruins can be toured free of charge.  You can enjoy the rich festivals in Hampi mixed with dance, drama, puppet shows and various ritual celebrations.

Kerala Backwaters
Kerala
Backwaters are usually spoken of by the people in or around Kerala for fishing and transport. Backwaters in Kerala will introduce you to the beautiful beaches, greenery and vibrant backwaters of southern India. You can explore the backwaters by boarding one of the houseboats which are also used for boat races during annual festivals. Booking one of these boats in advance or you can reach the place and negotiate with the operator of the houseboats.

Varkala
Varkala
Varkala is flanked by Allepay and Kolam in the south Indian state of Kerala. It has attracted the attention of tourists because of its mesmerizing beaches and temples. There is a famous beach which is known as Papanasan beach where people come from all around the globe to wash their sins away. This journey will give you a breathtaking experience of a lifetime that you’ll cherish for a long time.

Ooty
Ooty
Ooty is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India. It is blessed with natural beauty and appealing places .People flock to this place for its peace, equanimity and calmness. There are many adventurous activities you can do during your stay like rappelling, camping, boating and much more. You can enjoy the Ooty climate throughout the year. Few of the attractions include botanical gardens, Annamalai temple, hidden valley and many more. Ooti can be reached by air, train and rail.

Madurai
Madurai
Madurai is popular for holy temples. This place is more than 4000 years old and was ruled by the Pandya kings. It is mostly visited by Hindu devotees who  visit to enjoy the rich culture and festival that is held between April and May. This place will take you back into history and introduce to the various amusement activities. You can make your stay calm and composed by staying in one of the best hotels in Madurai.

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About The Author: 
Richa is a content writer who actively takes participation in Travel and Tourism related writings. She has written various posts related to travel and in above mentioned post, she provides information about top south India tourist destinations.
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