Travel Across South India – A Whole new perspective
South India is generally referred to the four South Indian states, Kerala, TamilNadu, Karnataka and Goa. These four states make up for some of the best places to visit in India, these four states have almost all these travel themes possible, like the Beaches along the long coastline, Temples of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the Western Ghats which run along the western Coastline, the wildlife parks and sanctuaries, the palaces at Mysore and Thakalay and finally the plantations and backwaters of Kerala.
Travel around south India is about witnessing diverse cultures, languages, people, cuisines, monuments and a lot of nature. Most itineraries offered by South Indian tour operators start from Chennai and end in Cochin or Bangalore, or it could be wise versa, it takes so much of time to cover up the whole of South India, hence most travelers opt to visit South India multiple times.
Immerse yourself into History, Art, Culture and Nature
Travel across Tamil Nadu
The temples of Tamil Nadu built by the Chola kings thousand years back are an example of architectural marvel,this would be the second temple marvel after the Angkot Wat. The French quarter at Pondicherry is where you could find a fusion in the culture, most travelers around South India do not miss this place, the food available at some restaurants here are amazing. Tamil Nadu is culturally a very important state; the classical language of Tamil was found two thousand years back and is mother to other South Indian languages. The hill stations of Ooty and Conoor is home to the Nilgiri mountain railway which still operates for the local commuters.
The Western Ghats is another interesting phenomenon, a long Ghats from South Kerala till the State of Maharashtra covering the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, influencing the weather of South India in a very large way. The Western Ghats is home to some of the most extinct wild beings, and large diverse forms of flora and fauna. The interesting hill stations of Munnar, Thekkady, Coorg, Kabini, Ooty, Conoor, Masinagudi, all of them fall within the Western Ghats of South India.
The long coastal stretch give way to some of the most interesting beaches in South India, the Western Coast has many beaches in Kerala, some of them are Kovalam, Mararikulam, beaches of Kannur, Gokarna, and a lot of small and large beaches in Goa, like Vagator, Baga, Anjuna, Colva, Cancona, the list is unending. The backwaters mostly found in Kerala are popular among large number of travellers, the backwaters of Alleppey are considered to be the Venice of the east. There are a hundreds of lagoons, canals and small waterways spread across the area. There is a large population living on the bank so these canals and lagoon, they have a different culture and lifestyle, their life is very much based of water and boats. There are some infinite numbers of houseboats cruising through these backwater canals giving travelers an opportunity to see around the backwater in a different perspective.
The Mysore Palace in Karnataka is the second most visited monument in India after the Taj Mahal, built by the Woodeyar kings of Mysore. The palace of Mysore is a marvelous architectural extravaganza. Spread across acres of land, the palace is home to the Wooderyar king of Mysore. The palace houses some of the most interesting idols, monuments, crafts, and jewellery of the Kings. There is so much to see there inside the palace. No far from Mysore is Belur and Halebidu where the two interesting temples built by the Hoysala kings are located. There has some of the most intricate carvings on stone and is visited by many around the world. The Nagarhole wildlife sanctuaries offer safaris into the forest where you get to spot a lot of wild cats, Indian Guar and this is place is home to the largest number of Asiatic Elephants in the world.
So rich is the land and there is so much for the traveller who plans to visit south India. We at Tripdayz, as a South India tour operator offer a wide variety of travel packages to these three unique states of South India. Please do have a look at the South India tour packages on offer; all these packages are customizable by days, places and by budget. So if you at a planning stage to visit South India, you are at the right place, Enquire with us right away!