South India (comprising of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu) is actually a different culture which separates it from the rest of the country. Not only that, each state has managed to maintain its identity. Complex temple architecture, historic ruins, canals with palm floor, spirituality and the beach will provide you a diverse and interesting journey.This article exposes top tourist sites to come to South India. There are so many great places that there is hard to choose only a few!

Hampi, Karnataka– One of India’s top historical sites, the village of Hampi was once the last capital of Vijayanagar, which was the largest Hindu empire in India’s history. There are some extremely fascinating ruins in this area that meet the geologically large stones, which are behind all the landscapes.The ruins, which come back in the 14th century, include stretches for only 25 kilometers (10 miles) and more than 500 monuments. An incredible energy can be felt at this ancient place, Hampi is commonly known from Goa, because there are many transportation options.Hampi, Karnataka

Kerala Backwaters- Cruising along the palm-fringed canal canals, which are known as backwaters, is a typical experience, which actually stands still during that time. Indian food is cooked by a chef and the cold beer which runs on the boat makes it even more enjoyable. You can spend the night on the boat, in the middle of the water, surrounded by peace. Bliss! And when you are in this area, why not stay at night or two in a resort or homestead at the seat gate? According to traditional dishes, you will be able to feast on freshly caught and prepared seafood.

Kerala Backwaters

Fort Kochi, Kerala– Known as “Gateway to Kerala”, Kochi is an attractive city with a generous impact. All Arab, British, Dutch, Chinese and Portuguese have left their mark on the city. Most people recognize the Kochi from pictures of the famous Chinese fishing net, which are situated on the shores of the coast. Fort Kochi is full of architecture and historical sites, and is a wonderful place to roam around and discover the foot. You can also get Kathakali dance performance and get an Ayurvedic treatment.

Fort Kochi, Kerala

Badami, Karnataka- The heritage sites of Badami (formerly Hataipi), Ayhole and Pattadkal are a meaningful journey from Hampi. They are rich in temples, temples and ruins from the Chalukya empire, which ruled between the 4th and 8th centuries. The famous Chalukya style architecture was started in Aihole and the village was full of about 125 stone temples, which unfortunately they were not worthy of attention.Badami is one of the top places to see the caves in India, which has four sets of magnificent ancient rock-cut cave temples. Pattadkal is small, with an impressive temple complex.


Badami, Karnataka

Varkala, Kerala– It is enough to establish the fairy tale of Varkala beach, to remove your breath, with the idea of ​​a long winding stretch of rock and expansion of the Arabian Sea. A paved sidewalk runs along the length of the rock, border by coconut palms, quaint shops, beach shacks, hotels, and guest houses. A magnificent beach situated in the lower part of the rock, which steps towards the top of the rocks.It is not surprising that Varkala is one of India’s best beaches. If you are in the early stages of March / April, then try and hold a temple festival.

Varkala, Kerala

Pondicherry– Pondicherry was a former French colony of the 18th century and remains a separate Union Territory at the former cost of Tamil Nadu. It retains a distinctive French flavor and offers a delightful break. Eat a peaceful atmosphere, dine in a tasty restaurant, and browse the boutique, with strolling around the atmospheric French Quarter and with publicity.


Mysore, Karnataka– Mysore has an impressive royal legacy, where the main tourist attraction of the city is to increase Mysore Palace. There are many interesting buildings, palaces and temples to see. Its zoo is one of the best in India. Mysore is also an excellent place for sandalwood, and studying Ashtanga Yoga.

Coorg, Karnataka– For the beautiful beauty of the South Indian coffee, freshly fragrant and shocking for Kodagu region of Karnataka (often called Coorg, the English version of its name). This beautiful and charming hill region in southern Karnataka is not far from Bangalore and Mysore, it is famous for its abundant coffee estate. And, you can live on one! One of the top Buddhist monasteries in India, the magnificent temple of the Golden Temple will not even be remembered.

Coorg, Karnataka

Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Tamil Nadu– The Nilgiri Mountain Railway Toy Train makes its way to the famous hill station of Ooty in Tamil Nadu. 45 years after the first train was constructed, the historic railway line was completed in 1899. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. 46 kilometers (28.5 miles) journey is a picturesque one. It passes through rocky terrain, ravings, forested hills, tea gardens, 16 tunnels and more than 250 bridges (including 32 major people). Ooty is a great place to escape from heat and nearby Kunur is world famous for its tea. It is one of the top destinations for tea tourism in India.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Tamil Nadu