Showing 67 Top Tourist Places to Visit in South India
Known For : Rose Garden | Echo Point | Elephant Arrival Spot
Situated on the banks of three rivers- Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, Munnar is an idyllic hill station, famous for its tea estates, exotic scenery, abundance of flora and fauna and craggy peaks.
Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway | Ooty Lake | Ooty Botanical Gardens
Ooty, the queen of hill stations and the capital of Nilgiris district, is one of the most popular tourist destination, especially as a honeymoon destination.
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Known For : Abbey Falls | Talacauvery | Nagarhole National Park
Located amidst imposing mountains with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers, an affluent hill station in Karnataka.
Known For : Vivekananda Rock Memorial | Thirparappu Falls | Thiruvalluvar Statue
Located at the southernmost part of India, Kanyakumari with its beautiful beaches, Vivekananda Memorial and the perfect sunset is one of the most exotic places to go in India.
Known For : Sri Venkateswara Temple | Swami Pushkarini Lake | Akasaganga Teertham
The holy town of Tirupati is one amongst the 8 most scared places of Lord Mahavishnu and is highly revered, glorified and worshiped.
Known For : Kodai Lake | Green Valley View (Suicide Point) | Pillar Rocks
Kodaikanal is the most sought after honeymoon destination in South India because of its scenic beauty and it has the attribute to leave any nature lover mesmerized by its charisma.
Known For : Havelock Island | Scuba Diving In Andaman | Cellular Jail
A group of about 600 islands in the Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands are known for their scenic beaches, dense forests and adventurous water sports.
Known For : Meenakshi Amman Temple | Alagar Koil | Vaigai Dam
Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India and was ruled by Pandya kings over most of its history. The city is constructed in the form of a lotus and is known as lotus city too.
Known For : Willingdon Island | Chinese Fishing Nets | Fort Kochi
Situated on beach-side, Kochi is a bustling commercial port with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years, and is till today the financial capital of Kerala.
Known For : Water Sports in Kovalam | Lighthouse Beach | Hawah Beach
An idyllic village along the coastlines of the Arabian Sea, Kovalam is most famous for its three pristine beaches with shallow waters and low tidal waves where one can go surfing, wooden and motor boat riding.
Known For : Brahadeshwara Temple | Vijayanagar Fort | Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Also known as Tanjore or the city of temples, Thanjavur has a lot of cultural value and is known for its famous Tanjore paintings, antiques and handicrafts, its Carnatic music and musical instruments and of course the temples.
Known For : Mahabalipuram Beach | Shore Temple | Five Rathas
Famous for its intricately carved temples and rock-cut caves, Mahabalipuram also offers beautiful white sand beaches and an exotic shopping experience to the tourists.
Known For : Charminar | Ramoji Film city | Chowmahalla Palace
A densely populated metropolitan city with people bustling in and out of cafes, offices, temples and even nowhere, Hyderabad is fast turning into the new York city of South India.
Known For : Water Sports in Varkala | Varkala Beach | Edava Beach
Famous for its natural fisheries and springs, Varkala is a coastal town with scenic beaches, lakes, forts, lighthouse and for the samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru.
Known For : Kamakshi Amman Temple | Varadaraja Temple | Kailasanathar Temple
Widely known for its 'Kanchipuram sarees' and also referred to as the 'golden city of thousand temples', Kanchipuram has various temples of religious and cultural importance spread all over the city.
Known For : Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary | Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple | The Kanakakunnu Palace
The capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram with a tradition that officially dates back to 1000 BC, and located on seven low-hills near the southern tip of India is famous for its pristine beaches, temples and greenery.
Known For : Marina Beach | Breezy Beach | Marundeeswarar Temple
The fourth largest city of India, Chennai is convoluted with temples, churches and beaches. The roads are always bustling with activity and the nightlife is as every youth dreams of.
Known For : Bangalore Palace | Cubbon Park | Lal Bagh
Having evolved gradually from being the Garden city to the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru is India's third largest city, being the most livable city in India.
Known For : Papi Kondalu Hills | Gandi Pochamma Temple | Perantapalli Village
Papi Kondalu or Papi hills, are located 124 kms from Khammam district and form part of the Medak, East Godavari and West Godavari districts.
Known For : Athirapally Falls | Vadakummnathan temple | Charpa Falls
Officially known as the cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur is famous for fostering classical Keralan performing arts, religious sites and the renowned Onam festival, Thrissur Pooram festival and Vadakkumnathan Temple.
Known For : Emerald Lake | Killiyur Falls | Pagoda Point
Nestled in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is a hill station called poor man's Ooty with abundant forests, vast coffee plantations and some unique species of flora and fauna resulting in gorgeous views.
Known For : Trekking | Chingara Falls | Namdroling Monastery
Generally covered as a part of trips to Coorg, Madikeri is a quaint hill town in Karnataka with vast coffee plantations, lush forests and misty hills, all culminating into a breathtaking view.
Known For : Sim's Park | Lamb's Rock | Dolphin's Nose
One of the most beautiful and serene hill stations you will come across in the country, Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the wonderful Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats.
Known For : River Rafting in Dandeli | Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary | Kulgi Nature Camp
Bestowed with the lush green forests and laying on the banks of the Kali river, Dandeli is truly a fascinating mix of wildlife, scenic beauty and adventure sports.
Known For : Activities near Shivanasamundram Waterfall | Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls | City Shopping
Situated on the banks of river Kaveri, Shivanasamundram is essentially a hydropower project location but is more commonly known for its waterfalls.
Known For : Kailasagiri | Araku valley | Borra caves
Known for its pristine beaches, natural beauty and scenic landscape along with a rich cultural and historical heritage, Visakhapatnam, better known as Vizag is a port city and a gem of South India.
Known For : Patala Ganga | Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple | Srisailam Tiger Reserve
Srisailam is a celebrated hill town set on a lofty natural setting on the banks of the River Krishna, identified with its many ancient temples including a Jyotirlinga, a wildlife sanctuary and a dam.
Known For : Nagarhole National Park | Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary | Kutta
Green is one word to describe Nagarhole, which is host to Nagarhole national park, celebrated as one of the best wildlife parks and Bandipur bird sanctuary.
Known For : Hogenakkal Falls | Melagiri Hills | Pennagram Village
Hogenakkal is the small village that is known because of Kaveri river that splits into multiple streams of waterfalls over here, making it arguably the most heavenly place in the state.
Known For : Kudremukh Peak Trek | Kudremukh National Park | Trekking
With the promise of a picturesque view of a mountain in the shape of a horse face, Kudremukh is famous for its biodiversity and scenic beauty.
Known For : Pakhal Lake | Thousand Pillar Temple | Ramappa Temple
Warangal takes you back to the era of kings and queens with its beautiful historical sites and an impressive natural beauty with Parkhal Lake being worth checking out.
Known For : Cave Exploration | Trekking
Anthargange at an altitude of 1712 meters from sea level with its rocky boulders, small caves and dense plantation forest are one of the best getaways for trekking, rock climbing and cave exploration enthusiasts.
Known For : Parambikulam Tiger Reserve | Ottapalam | Palakkad Fort
Located near a wide low pass in the Western Ghats mountain ranges, Pallakad is the land of Palmyras and Paddy Fields and is famous as the chief granary of Kerala.
Known For : Ayyappa Temple | Makaravilakku | Malikkappuram Devi Temple
More than 30 million pilgrims visit the temple in Sabarimala annually, making it the largest in India and second largest in the world, after Haji Pilgrimage of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Known For : Netrani Island | Murudeshwar Temple | Murudeshwar Beach
With its major attraction as the huge Shiva temple, Murudeshwar is a religious site which also serves as the connecting point for popular scuba diving destination Netrani.
Known For : Marudhamalai Hill Temple | Kovai Kondattam | Vydehi Falls
Often termed as ?Manchester of South India?, the city is photographically situated on the banks of River Noyyal and has an array of natural attractions.
Known For : Virupaksha Temple | Kashiviswanatha Temple | Jain Temple
Famous for its temples and other world heritage sites depicting a fusion architectural style, Pattadakkal is a town close to Aihole and Badami.
Known For : Punalur | Palaruvi Waterfalls | Karunagappally
Steeped in rich past, entangled with unique culture and attributed with nature divine, Kolam lies on the southwest coast of India and has many more hidden treasures troves to be explored.
Known For : Matrimandir | Auroville Beach | Cinema Paradiso
Situated in the union territory of Pondicherry, this township is wholly and solely based on the principles of peace, harmony, sustainable living and 'divine consciousness' which was the brainchild of the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Society, Mirra Alfassa.
Known For : St. Mary's Island | Kaup Beach | Krishna Temple
Most famous for its South Indian restaurants all over the country, Udupi is a coastal town with carefully carved temples, architecturally splendid buildings, laidback beaches and unexplored forests.
The captivating beauty of Kerala not only offers you long beaches and palm trees but the state is also famous for its vast culture, festivals and local handicrafts. The land of simple and literate citizens, Kerala amuses you with its spectacular dance forms, music and handicraft. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world, Kerala is known for long palm tree beaches, beautiful rivers, pious inland waterbodies and a calm, green atmosphere.
A land of cultural and religious heritage, Tamil Nadu offers every chance to the tourist or pilgrims to be enchanted with the vast plethora of history and beauty that it has. It is a blend of modern and ancient, that makes Tamil Nadu a beautiful destination to explore our past cultural heritage with all the amenities of the present.