5 Best Vacation Spots In South India


Southern portions of India really offer a cluster of adventures, to feel the delicacy of natures. So, to break the monotony of your daily life, flee to South India. South India occupies a significant space as a place for spending vacations. This is considered as one of the most beloved summer and winter traveling spots for sightseers.

South India is a consolidation of wonderful ancient temples, historical spots, mountains, lakes of backwater, etc. captivating things to see in South India. Some illustrations of beautiful traveling spots of South India are – Coorg of Karnataka, Kumarakom of Kerala, Wayanad of Kerala, Gokarna of Karnataka and Hampi of Vijayanagara.

1. Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg is one of the extraordinary, marvelous places of South India for its stunning natural beauty, known as Kodagu, also renowned as “Scotland of the South”. The natural beauty is overflowing here by the amazing waterfalls, mountain ranges, hills, etc. Abbey falls, Irappu falls, Chelavara falls, Burude falls, Mallalli falls and Devarakoli falls are famous waterfalls of Coorg which have enough scenic beauty to attract nature lovers.

The delicious coffee of Coorg adds extra grandeur. The high altitude hills in Coorg like Tadiandamol hill, Pushpagiri hill, Brahmagiri hill etc are suitable for trekking. This is also a remarkable place for religious people, because Omkareshwara Temple, Bagmandala Temple, Sri Shringeri Shankar Math, etc. are situated here. Integrating these all enhances Coorg’s natural decoration.


2. Kumarakom, Kerala

Backwater is one of the natural graces of South India. Kumarakom is a beautiful, mostly visited place of Kerala, situated on Vembanad Lake. One of the captivating things here is riding in houseboats. Percepting the natural beauty of palm trees, coconut trees and wonderful mangroves with smashing breeze of backwaters is an unforgettable moment of Kumarakom.

This small village is known for vegetations, as well as ecotourism places. Though the best time to come in Kumarakom is October, but most of the bird lovers come here in summer to see cuckoo, egret, moorhen, cormorant, Siberian Storks, etc. unique birds here. Pathrimanal is the mostly visited place by birdwatchers.


3. Wayanad, Kerala

Wayanad is one of the magnificent, greeny lands of South India. It was one of the frequently visited places in the summer of South India. Its pure natural appearance with picturesque mountains astounds the travelers. The place is dwelling with wonderful waterfalls, spice vegetation of a huge area, mysterious caves, adventurous wildlife, etc. This beautiful greeny land consists of Western Ghats.

Some of the important visiting places of Wayanad are – Nagarhole National Park, Ambukuthi Hills, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuaries, etc. Apart from these visiting places, travelers have so many exciting things to do, like – mysterious visit in Edakkal Cave, rafting, enjoying the enchanting Soochipara waterfalls, etc.


4. Gokarna, Karnataka

Gokarna is a small town standing upon the Arabian Sea in Karnataka State. Mainly, Gokarna is famous as a Hindu religious place. Yet, nature itself also reveals its beauty here. Gokarna is well-known for the Mahabaleshwar Temple, which was made by Chanda Rao More dynasty in the 16th century, to dedicate it to Lord Shiva.

In addition to that temple, Gokarna has so many temples and religious places and among them, Maha Ganapati Temple of Lord Ganesha near Mahabaleshwar Temple and Bhadrakali Temple of goddess Uma are the most visited places among the pilgrims. There is a sanctified pool, named as Koti Tirtha, used in every sacred ritual. There are so many beaches like OM Beach, Half Moon Beach, Gokarna Beach, Kudle Beach, Paradise Beach which provide pleasant views and atmosphere to the visitors.


5. Hampi, Vijayanagara

Apart from picturesque, breath-taking sightseeing of nature, South India has another beauty in ancient temples, historical places. The mesmerizing heritage of South India is Hampi of Vijayanagar, made at the time of king Vijayanagar. This is an entity of Indian’s great sculpture and culture. Amazing temples, admirable architecture, historical forts, etc. are the attraction points of Hampi. October is the best time to visit Hampi, due to the favorable climate.


Sophia G
written by: Sophia G
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