Top Tourist Spots to Visit in South India

By Ryan_RayIn | Sep 13, 2019
Asia > India

South India lets you explore the unexpected facet of the country. You cannot see the true India if you haven’t visited its southern part. It is a land showered with bountiful natural beauty amidst which tucked are the architectural marvels. When it comes to food and culture, South India tourism amazes every tourist. Pristine beaches, grand ancient temples, spiritual escapades, and unbeatable tranquility are some top reasons for travelers to visit this part.


If you want to feast your eyes on stunning scenic beauty, Coorg is the next destination you should plan a trip to. Nestled amidst the gorgeous hills and mountains, the place has earned much popularity among South India tours and travels for coffee production. Coorg offers panoramic scenes of the Western Ghats with beautiful green hills and streams. If you ever happen to visit Coorg, don’t miss the Golden Temple, and watching sunrise and sunset at the Raja's Seat.




Peacefully tucked in the hills of Western Ghats, Wayanad attracts travelers majorly for its Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. However, the place offers more than this and no wonder why it is often considered the prettiest attractions in Kerala. The quaint town is famous for its spice plantation, historical caves, cascading waterfalls, comfy resorts, homestays, and exotic wildlife. If you are looking for a peaceful vacation, explore the beauty of this place.


Located on the coast of Kanwar, Gokarna has earned much fame in the past few years. As well all know, the place is famous chiefly for two things - pristine beaches and temples. Interestingly, Gokarna makes an ideal tourist destination for people of all age groups. Be it sanctity, or a quiet place for a relaxed holiday, Gokarna offers you to spend a beach vacation amidst clean sand, palm tree, and gentle ocean.


Imagine yourself riding on a houseboat and passing through famous backwaters of Kerala. Fulfill this dream by visiting Alappuzha or Alleppey - a beautiful coastal city that is renowned for backwaters and traditional houseboats. Other places of interests you can explore here are – beaches, temples, traditional boat races, and pristine villages. When you are here, don’t forget to experience Ayurveda massage.


The UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most visited pilgrimage destinations of India. The place boasts of magnificent ancient temple complexes and ruins of Vijayanagara Empire. Hampi is home to ‘Group of Monuments’ including Krishna Temple complex, Vitthala temple complex, Lotus Mahal complex and more.


The beach town is perfect for rejuvenating and soaking yourself in a positive vibe. Pondicherry or Puducherry has multiple places of attraction to please visitors. Be it French architecture to treat your eyes or colonial era building to stroll through, the destination promises a relaxed beach holiday you may have been longing for. Pondicherry welcomes mainstream as well as offbeat travelers alike and takes you to a completely different world. Don’t forget to explore the city on a bicycle tour.


Varkala – a coastal town is a preferred destination among foreign tourists. Known for its pristine beaches, hills, forts, and lighthouse, the place allows you to enjoy a laid-back vacation. The coastal area is also famous for its seafood. What can be a better alternative than treating yourself with fresh seafoods with the sight of the ocean? Pack your bags and head to this hidden treasure of Kerala.


Considered the second fastest growing metropolis in India, Bangalore never fails to impress travelers. Blessed with an enjoyable climate all around the year, the city is a hub to dine in swanky restaurants and eateries, taste authentic south Indian food, and go on a shopping spree. The major tourist attractions of the place are – Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore Fort, Lal Bagh Botanical Garden.


Though Rameshwaram is considered a holy place in India, it is visited by local and foreign tourists alike. According to Hindu mythology, Rameshwaram is the place where Lord Rama created the bridge to cross the sea to reach Sri Lanka. Even if we keep the mythological importance aside, the place is magnificent for its massive sculptured pillars and is an ideal escapade to spirituality.

The list is long, and with a sea of options, you might be baffled from where to start!

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