India is an amazing country which contains 29 states and 7 union territories. Out of these 29 states, 5 states belong to South India. These 5 states are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana. And some union territories in the south are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry and Lakshadweep. Some part of Goa is also considered in South India.
There are several places to visit in South India especially in Goa, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. There are a lot of temples in South India to visit. Also, the South Indian food like Dosa, Idli, Uttapam, Vada and other is tourist’s main attraction in South India.
Here are the top 5 places to visit in South India:
Madurai, Tamil Nadu:
Madurai is a major city in Tamil Nadu. Madurai is an energetic and ancient city on the Vaigai River. The main things which attract the tourists are Temples. Temples like Meenakshi Amman Temple, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple, Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal Temple are main attractions of tourists in Madurai. In addition to this you can book hotel at this place with reasonable prices using Mobikwik Coupons.
The Meenakshi Amman Temple is the Hindu complex with vast gate towers. It’s ancient, walled, a Hindu place of worship with sacred water tank and colorful, sculpted gate towers. The Koodal Azhagar Temple is a sacred temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, featuring a tower covered with colorful idols.
The Alagar Koyli is a Large, historic Hindu temple with elaborate carvings and sculptures. The Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple is 6th-century Hindu temple with rock-cut deities.
Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu:
Rameswaram is a town on Pamban Island, in Tamil Nadu. Rameswaram is dotted with Hindu places of worship, including Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple, with its 5 faced statues of the monkey god Hanuman.
The Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Shiva. This temple and site of pilgrimage are one of the holiest in the Hindu religion with several shrines.
The Kothandaramaswamy temple is a shrine dedicated to the Hindu deity Rama. Its 13 kilometers from Rameswaram. The Rameswaram TV Tower which is a free-standing tower of height 323 meters also attracts visitors. It is the tallest structure in India.
The Classic Hindu temple Rama Teertham is a historic Hindu temple with ornate architecture and a large pool performing rituals.
Goa is a state in Western India. But some part of Goa is considered in South India. Goa is the vacation place for many tourists around the world. Goa is mainly known for its beaches.
The Fort Aguada is 17th-century fortress & lighthouse. Basilica of Bom Jesus is a UNESCO listed Baroque Catholic church which was made in 1605 attracts many visitors. This church contains the tomb of Saint Francis Xavier. The Chapora Fort is an ancient Portuguese fort with sea views attracts many people.
In Goa, the main beaches are Anjuna Beach, Siquerim Beach, Baga Beach, and Calangute Beach. Tourists enjoy beach view, Jet Ski, water sports such as boating, water skiing & parasailing.
One of the most famous places in Goa is the church ‘Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church’ which you see in many movies is 16th-century church attracts many tourists around the world.
Mysore is a city in Karnataka. In the center of Mysore, the opulent Mysore palace is there. The palace consists of Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. The palace was made in 1912 and has a grand durbar hall and weekly illuminations. Mysore palace is the most famous place in Mysore. Many people visit Mysore for this palace.
The Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens is an expansive place over 157 acres of land. It features numerous animals, including exotic species attracts many tourists. Another beautiful garden named as Brindavan Garden is a colorful garden with a fountain shows & has views of the adjacent dam.
The Sri Chamundeshwari Temple is a landmark Hindu temple set on top of a hill. This historic Hindu temple is open to the public & offers panoramic vistas.
Some other places to visit in Mysore are St. Philomena’s Cathedral, Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery and Auditorium, Karanji Lake, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Devaraja Market, Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, Daria Daulat Bagh, Sri Nandi Temple, Melody world was museum and Ranganathaswamy Temple.
Kodagu (Coorg), Karnataka:
Kodagu, also known as Coorg, is a rural district in Karnataka. There are quite some places to visit in Kodagu which attracts a lot of tourists around India. These places are Abbey Falls Madkeri, Iruppu Waterfall, Raja’s Seat, Nisargadhama, Brahmagiri, Madikeri Fort, Mallalli Waterfalls, Mandalpatti, and Dubare Elephant Camp.
The Abbey Falls Madkeri is a well-known waterfall. It is in the midst of coffee plantations. There is the viewing bridge for seeing the waterfall and taking group selfies in front of the waterfall. The Iruppu Waterfall is in a lush landscape. It is in a scenic area featuring a waterfall with a natural pool and a walking path in a jungle like a locale..
The Raja’s Seat is the Park, which is popular for sunset watching with valley views, a train & musical fountain shows. The Nisargadhama is a place where there are elephant rides, a playground, bamboo trees and more things that attract tourists around India.