South India Tour & Travel Guide
South India a leader in the Indian Tourism industry consists of 5 states Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala & Andhra Pradesh, along with it the two island groups Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea and Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. The four major rivers flow from South India Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra and Kaveri.
Official languages are Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Tulu. English language is also spoken here. The classical dances of India like “Bharatnattyam” and Kathakali are originated here. The cuisine in the South India has a unique flavour - Idli, dosa, fish, rice and curries. This region constitutes of enormous beaches, waterfalls, forests, lakes, Backwaters, Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.
The popular cities in this region are Hyderabad, Mysore, Bangalore, Kochi, Trivandrum, Chennai, Kanyakumari, etc. Some famous hill stations are Kodaikanal, Ooty, Munnar, etc.
36°C to 45°C
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30°C to 45°C
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(Oct to Feb)
An Insight into South India Tourism
Temples, Cultural Monuments, Ayurveda Treatments, Handicrafts, Spicy Food & more...
Placed on the Peninsular Deccan Plateau, South India is fringed by palm & coconut trees and the mighty Arabian Sea & Bay of Bengal. States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Pudducherry for the south India. The Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is also the part of it. South India is a rich cincture of Hindu traditions and natural beauty. The western & eastern ghats lend an amicable ground for wildlife here. This steamy heartland of India has beautiful beaches, waterfalls, lakes, backwaters, forests; Wildlife Sanctuaries, Temples, Heritage, etc. to fascinate tourists.
Dotted with magnificent relics of different splendid civilizations and religious places of the past, south India will definitely be a tour to remember for any history & heritage lover. The amazing ancient Buddhist site of Nagarjunakonda, the palaces, tombs, forts and mosques of Muslim dynasties; the Pallava sculptures, the magical ruins at Hampi, the creative history of Meenakshi Temple at Madurai, Brahadeswara Temple at Thanjavur, the towering Chola temples and a lot more have amused travels for ages.
Long stretch of coastline, rolling mountains and fertile plains frame South India and the zone is glisteningly green owing to the double-barrelled monsoon. The tropical forests, spice gardens, tea plantations, backwater lagoons, and cool hill-station are a treat to travellers. Preserved wild forests are a home to elephants, tigers, monkeys, sloth bears and more.
Bandipur National Park, Periyar National Park, Mudumalai National Park, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarhole National Park, Bannerghatta National Park are some of the rich national parks and wildlife sanctuaries for a memorable wildlife tourism in India.
Tour to South India can never be complete without Kerala and Andaman & Nicobar Islands - a perfect arrangement of green forests, paddy fields, coconut palms and beach by nature. Kerala, righted termed as “God’s Own Country”, is a picturesque world of backwaters, coconut trees and houseboats that sets a honeymoon destination. It is also known for its Ayurveda massages, wildlife sanctuaries and its local cuisine. Whereas Andaman Nicobar Islands is a getaway from the hustle-bustle of fast paced city life. On the contrary, Bengaluru - the IT hub of India, is known for modernity & tradition at a place. From software and sarees, to bookshops and bars, tradition and modernity go hand in hand beautifully merging everything in between. Not to miss, the tip end of India, Kanyakumari and a sun set there is worth.
South India is also a place to relish a mélange of cuisines for hungry travellers. Many of India's famous staples like dosas and idlis hail from here. Mouth-watering cuisines from this zone can be fiery fusion at its best. Festivals, here are traditionally observed with great attention to rituals. The stylish elegance of southern dance forms, be it Bharatanatyam, Kathakali or Kalaripayattu, have won hearts for ages.
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Tour Packages of South India
South India Travel Information
Best time to go
The most pleasant climatic conditions in South India are from December till February and thus, it is the best time for travellers to visit this region. During October and November, you are going to witness the highly scenic views from the lush green environment.
For commuting to places in South India you can use buses, cycle- rickshaws, taxis, boats, urban trains & auto rickshaws. You can also use the services of taxi apps such as Ola and Uber. Also, shared jeeps’ services are also prominent which have similar fares as the buses.
The hottest weather in Southern India exists during April and May with temperature going up to 40 degrees and above. The wintertime here starts from November till February with the minimum temperature recorded as 20 degrees. The monsoon time is during October to December.
Indian Rupee (Rs)
Know before you go:
English is one of the official languages in South India. Thus, there won’t be any major communication barriers in South India. If you are not a ‘spice lover’ then you would have to choose your cuisines properly since South Indian cuisines contain high amount of spices.
English is the most commonly spoken language when it comes to communicating with the tourists here. Apart from that, the regional languages here are Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam etc.
The standard voltage in North India is 230V whereas the Frequency is known to be 50Hz. The kind of plug sockets used in the Northern regions are type C, M and D.
Hill Stations in South India