Southern India has a richer historical and geographical significance than any other region in India. If you haven’t got the chance of exploring this wondrous land, it is probably that golden time of the year when you should pack up your bags and get ready to explore the mesmerizing natural beauty at its best. Here are the top 5 tourists’ places to explore in South India these winters:
Kovalam and Kumarakom in Kerala
The Kovalam Beach in Kerala is amongst the best surfing destinations in India. The crescent shaped beaches, pristine waters and epic scenic views is a heavenly retreat that one could ever experience. Stay here for the relaxing Ayurvedic care, beach hopping, kayaking, body massages and more.
On the other hand, the backwater cruises of Kumarakom is of international fame that is much known for relaxing boat houses, bird watching, boat racing and more all with a backdrop of the magnificent Vembanad Lake.
Gokarna and Coorg in Karnataka
Quite an underrated hotspot from the tourists’ perception, Gokarna is an amazing beach town that is a short drive away from the Bangalore City. However, it still finds its place because of the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple that preaches Lord Shiva within an unparalleled architectural complex. Gokarna is quite of a resemblance to Goa, except for its crazy night life!
Coorg on the other hand is a famous hill station in South India, which is also a honeymooner’s paradise. Some of the best attractions of Coorg are Abbe Falls, Talacauvery, Brahmagiri Hills, Nagarhole National Park, Burude Falls and more.
Kodaikanal and Madurai in Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal or the Princess of Hill Stations has a gifted picturesque landscape and breath-taking views which has the power of healing your soul from within. While on one hand you can perform boating, angling, cycling and other adventure activities at the Kodai Lake, on the other hand, you can walk through the mystical woods of the Green Valley View along with your partner to learn what romance is all about.
Located just 120 km away from Kodaikanal, Madurai possesses some impressive pieces of historical magnificence. The glory of Madurai dates back to the times of Chandragupta Maurya in the 3rd Century. The Meenakshi Temple located at a hillock that is about 8km away from the main city area, is worth exploring. Other places to explore in Madurai are: Gandhi Museum, Vaigai Dam, and Meenakshi Amman Temple, Alagar Koil, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal and others.