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.

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                                                                                                                                            Kovalam

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.

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                                                                                                                                    Kumarakom

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!

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                                                                                                                                       Gokarna

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.

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                                                                                                                                               Coorg

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.

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                                                                                                                                 Kodaikanal

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.

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                                                                                                                                 Madurai

India is the place for best culture & tourism. The bliss of nature is extensive in India. The beautiful greenery with rugged mountains at higher altitudes, wonderful sea coast expanded with luscious pristine beaches, rivers that pass through land masses making it fertile to make thick vegetation all over, the running water canals to serve the necessities of irrigation and other house hold needs, the dense forests that shelter wild life, migrated beautiful birds and manmade ancient mansions that hold historic significance like Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Golconda Fort etc.

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The Araku valley is a hill station located in Andhra Pradesh at Visakhapatnam. The journey to the Araku valley is most enjoyable. By train we will experience nice tunnel view and also the deep green landscape.

The means of travel to Araku valley is through road and rail ways. Start from Araku at Visakhapatnam early in the morning and return at night. They are about 100-58 tunnels and 84 bridges, the stations is located in hills at about 997 m above sea level, and it was the first highest broad-gauge station. Bike travel lovers will love the route of the Araku because either side of the road is completely coverd with thick forest and having 64 hairpin curves. Best time to visit Araku is November and February, the temperatures drop to four degrees during winter season.

In Araku valley coffee plantation is high and export of wood nestled in the Eastern Ghats, the valley has nice waterfalls and caves. Borra Caves is located deep in the earth at a height of 800-1300m from sea level. The nature carved Borra Caves stand for its beauty and there is a sun temple inside the caves. Galikondalu viewpoint at a height of 3,800 ft from sea level is the highest point with a beautiful view. A Botanical Garden, Tree houses and the Tribal Museum, Triblas perform their traditional Dhimsa dance in the evening.

In order to stay for a day or two there are many resorts available which serves good food.

2. MUMBAI

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Mumbai is the entertainment capital and India’s financial powerhouse, Mumbai is capital of Maharashtra and is the metropolis city of the state. Thane and Navi Mumbai is most heavily populated regions of India. Because of the seashore Mumbai became an important port for the British during their time of trade so, they constructed natural harbour. Mumbai city seems to have something for everyone. The colonial buildings in south Mumbai is the sight for everyone visiting the city the beauty of the building will be experienced in between Church gate and Colaba Mumbai having many places like Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Gateway of India, High Court and the Taj Mahal hotel that makes south Mumbai a quintessential area. The most beautiful place is the Marine Drive, a 3 km long path is very popular among walkers and couples at night from Marine Drive the city will be awesome with lights. Another great attraction is Haji Ali very famous to see Dargah about hundreds of thousands of visitors across all religions every week. There are many cotton mills around; therefore the cloth is available at best cheap price.

The trip will be incomplete unless you travel by the local trains and the taxi (yellow and black) only available as a local transportation and also new metro train is available. Food in Mumbai represents the city multi-culture from fancy restaurants to local food at all places in the Mumbai. When we move to local streets Pav bhaji, Malai gola, Kulfi, and Ice cream makes Mumbai most memorable place. We will also find the Mughlai food located right behind Taj Mahal Hotel. The Gate Way of India is a monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area and overlooks the Arabian Sea. The Gate Way of India Arch is of 26m high and lies at the end of Chatrapati Shivaji Marg. In the earlier times it is the first structure that vistors arrive by boat. It is beside the Taj Mahal Hotel and is the best tourism spot. The Gate in New Delhi is similar to Gate Way of India in Mumbai

3. KANYAKUMARI

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Kanyakumari is in Tamil Nadu state. It is the southernmost tip of peninsular India. The nearest town is Nagercoil the administrative headquarters of kanyaKumari District. It is the most visited place in the southernmost tip of India. Thiruvananthapuram is about a 86 km south east, it is the unique geographical phenomenon that witnesses the sunrise and sunset at the same beach. The town gets the name by hindu goddess KanyaKumari, Who having a temple to her. The Kanya Devi is called as the virgin goddess. For this only the KanyaKumari is holy place to hindus.

The small town houses Churches, Temples and Beaches. The most famous land mark is the Thiruvalluvar statue with 133ft tall. It is famous for the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, who decided to carry his message of peace all over the world. Many cultures are there in the major part of the city. In this town seafood is famous at the beach road. Best time to visit is October to March at that time temperatures are between 15C – 26C.

4. GOA

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Goa is a dream to most of the students who celebrate bachelors party. Goa is well known for the plenty of beaches, churches, coconut orchards, shopping and water rides (sports). It is tiny state situated on the west coast of India, between borders of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Many places of worship in Goa draws tourists from all over the world. The place is full of churches every church tells the architectural spectacle of the construction and Sen Cathedral is one of the largest in Asia. The climate of Goa in May is the hottest and January, February coldest. Goa is the ultimate tourist destination in India and it is an union territory and having a wonderful beach line and wildlife. With roars and cheers all around the Goa life is a great festival for the people here. Most of the tourists believe in spending some time here rejuvenating and healing your inner self. To enjoy the sunset best place is Goa, the best time to visit Goa is monsoon season between mid July to September or November to mid February.

Goa is India’s one of the tourist placeand famous holiday destination. Some beaches are more famous in Goa Bogmalo,Velsao, Clova, Morbar, Cavelossim Beach. These are the most attractive beaches because of golden sands. Paradise for couples and evening strollers. To visit Goa we have rail, road and air ways, mostly Russian’s visit Goa compared to the other countries. In Goa travelling is very simple because you can rent a bike and roam around the city cost of petrol is less compare to other states. Accommodation is available from mid- high class; In Goa the cost of the Indian food is so high. The beaches with water rides are fun and the cost is low. Arambol beach is the most famous beach in Goa because most of the foreigners do different dances and singing etc.

5. HIMACHAL PRADESH

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Himachal pradesh is located in the northern region of india. The state is surrounded by Jammu and Kashmir it is fastest growing state in India. In january 2016, this state boats high level of village electrification about 17,484 of 17,495 villages. The offical language of state is Hindi It increased investments in the IT and Engineering Industries. This state is having wide range of policy and fiscal incentives for business. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh deals with the pilgrimage tourism and these houses exotic valleys, glorious green hill slopes, snow capped mountains and gushing streams. In summer, the fragrance of fresh flowers and coolness of the melting snow tampers the heat. The season to visit Himachal Pradesh is monsoon brings a lush greenery and beautiful water fall, the official language of state is hindi. It is the pilgrimage tourism spot around 6000 temples spread all over the state. Most of the people are hindus but buddhism also having a lot of influence in the state. Among the various temples Bijli Mahadeva is very famous temple and stupendous 65ft flagstaff is reputed to attract lightning every time the flagstaff is struck by lightning the shiva linga inside the temple is shattered. Nahan-Dehradun road is an important pilgrimage center for the sikhs. The Gurudwara on the bank of the Yamuna River is visited in the month of March.

Himachal Pradesh is famous for its nature tourism; is surrounded by
plenty of temples. Narkanda is at a height of about 8850 ft and 64 Km from Shimla on the Hindustan-Tibet road is famous for the apple orchards. Tourists drop at the hot springs of ManiKaram. This place is 45km away from the kullu town the Road from Kulu to Manali is flanked by lofty mountains and spreading forests this road is famous for the fruit orchards. The beautiful Dal Lake Triund and the kareri Lakes which is nearly 3000 m above sea level. For checking wildlife there is chail, Bird-watchers and wildlife find the forest around the chail. This state is world famous for its handicrafts and amazing pieces of art sold by the villagers. It is the place where beauty drops her image on almost everything and everywhere, before visiting the Himachal Pradesh travellers should collect some basic necessary information about the place to experience more. The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh is April to June.

Though most of us have heard that the capital of India is famous for its monuments and historical places like India Gate, Rashtapati Bhawan, Raj Ghat and others, a true picture of the city is way beyond that. If you want a thrilling Delhi experience, you must not miss these opportunities:

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1. A gist of Old Delhi

The old Delhi was once a pride of the royals, but now the area is much loved by the ‘desi shopaholics’ and for the famous eateries of the ‘Paranthe wali gali’! The Chandni Chowk market is a rage for bridal and Indian wears and while you are here, the staple kulfi faluda and paranthes couldn’t be missed away. Besides the local fun, you must also visit the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid at Old Delhi.

2. Shopper’s Paradise

If you want to buy the most elegant Indian clothes at the cheapest prices, then the Lajpat Nagar Market and the Sarojini Market should be your pick. On the other hand, the riches and the brand conscious people usually shop at the Khan Market and Saket.

3. The Artistic View

The Crafts Museum at the Pragati Maidan exhibits more than twenty thousand Indian handicrafts that are dug out from different cultures of India. On the other hand, at the Delhi Dance Academy, you can witness the various traditional dance forms of India and even learn a move or two. Besides, you can also take a tour of the National Museum or Rail Museum to see the different facets of the Indian heritage. The Delhi Haat at INA and Pitampura is a beautifully decorated and an initiative by the government where local artisans from all over India display and sell their traditional customs and handicrafts.

4. The One stop relishing destination

The Hauz Khas Village and the nearby Garden of Five Senses are the best sites in Delhi where you can chill and plan out the rest of the journey. It is one of those few places in the city where you can enjoy the greens and taste all types of Indian and world cuisines, all under one roof! One can have a great time at the Kunzum Travel Café, where all the likeminded travellers meet and exchange travel stories and ideas.

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For most of the people traveling is a tedious task to fulfill but some really enjoy every inch of it with all fun and frolic attempts. Travel wise and enjoy every bit of it is what I would suggest my dear readers. I strongly believe in the saying “No job is tedious until you enjoy its functioning” So as traveling.

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Plan well in advance: The day you travel need to be planned well in advance, let us say you need 30 minutes to reach your travel port either air port, railway station or a bus station, start 20 minutes before to avoid the traffic chaos which is very frequent in cities. This not only relieves your tension of hazards in between but also boosts up your confidence of traveling at the first instant.

Escape Briefly: The hustle and bustle in our daily routine need to be abandoned for a while to re boost up your energy levels. Most cities have botanic gardens, and there are always nature trails to enjoy the local scenery.

Avoid unnecessary Technology: Leave all your tech devices like laptop’s, tabs and computers home so that you forget about home and enjoy every second and allow yourself to sense of freedom from everyday life. This way you have sense of relaxation from daily routines.

Limit your plan daily: Do not rush up your day with 3 to 4 sightseeing limit it to 1 or 2 so that you do not get strained and feel tired. Enjoy lunch or coffee in the nearby places instead of running too far.

Equip with Snacks: Have a bag of non-perishable snacks on hand try protein bars, dried fruit and nuts, juice or cookies etc so that unexpected delays on a long journey will be more stressful if you are hungry.

Stretch yourself: once in a while do nothing lie down and just unwind. Lift your knees and stretch your calves for 30 seconds. This reduces the risk of blood clots that can result from sitting too long in one position during plane or train travel.

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Like all other things, planning is an important part of a happy travelling experience. The journey of a travel trip doesn’t start when you leave home, but it starts with the successful planning. Here are some tips that will help you greatly in planning your vacations wisely. Various travel guides list many destinations depending upon your taste and purpose. While adventurous youngsters would like to go for hiking, jungle trips and river drafting, couples would select romantic natural spots. It is important to keep your travel purpose in mind so that you can have the greatest fun on the trip.

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