Bounded by water on three sides-Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean, South India is one of the most fascinating regions of the country. Along with shores the South has hill stations, backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries. The region comprise of the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and the island archipelagos in India. Be it history, natural beauty ancient culture, adventures, experiences or things to do, this part of India is among the must-visit places in India. The best of all, South India has one or another destination that can be visited all through the year. The weather is mostly, warm and humid yet pleasant without extremes in temperature. Also, a holiday in South India is amazing for all. From families, honeymoon couples, adventure lovers, to enthusiast of history, culture and traditions, in the South options are abundant and each amazing!
South India is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country including the two heavenly archipelagos- Andaman & Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep Islands. The coast stretches from Gujarat to Kerala in the West and Orissa to Tamil Nadu in the east. The soft sand shores are absolutely a beauty. In addition, it is home to many adventure pursuits including water sports- scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, etc.
Running parallel to each of the coast are another of nature’s marvel the Ghats. The region is blessed by two mountain ranges- the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats which is dotted with scenic hill stations, tea gardens, spice plantations, wildlife sanctuaries, etc. the beautiful hill stations in South India are bliss beyond words. Waterfalls, misty mountains, lakes, scenic lookout, lush greenery and the pleasurable weather and more give enough reasons to visit this treasure of South India tour.
A unique treasure of the South is the backwaters-the network of waters of rivers, lakes, sea, etc. that is easily navigable by houseboats. In fact, the backwaters of Kerala tour package have been attracting visitors from all over the globe. From couples on honeymoon to families, each visitor should explore the land which is known as ‘God’s Own Country’.
The history of the Southern India dates back around 5000 years back. Over the centuries the region has witnessed a number of ruling dynasties and kingdoms. Besides the native history, the glorious era of Tamil Sangam, the powerful dynasties of the Cholas, Pallavas, Chalukyas, etc. to the first of the foreigners landing on our shores, the South has been witness to it all. The remains of the former magnificent empires are seen till date. From the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hampi, the group of monuments at Mahabalipuram, ruins of Pattadakal, the Great Living Chola Temples to the fascinating architecture of Hoysala temple, there is so much to explore. The colonials- Portugues, Dutch, British, even the French who stayed back in the land also contributed towards the legacy creating a multi-ethnic mix.
South India’s culture is a major lure to pay a visit to the land. Tracing back to thousand years the region has many legends and stories to narrate. Ayurveda, the holistic natural science of health and wellness is said to have originated in Kerala. The science provides treatments for health ailments as well as rejuvenates and inspires new life in the weary body, mind and souls.
The food is simple heavenly. South Indian dishes have their own unique flavours each tempting your taste buds. Dance forms of the South are some of the most spectacular classical dance forms in India. Kathakali, Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi are some of the most popular names while there are also many which are forgotten. Kalariyapattu is a form of martial arts that one must witness to observe the skills of the artisans. Festivals in the South India are equally amazing to be a part. A part of way of life, these grand occasions bring out the vibrant colors of life and is an event of celebration and merry-making.
Whatever calls you to the South India, your visit will be an unforgettable experience.
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