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9 Best Places To Visit In South India That Will Make You Go Gaga...

Updated: May 16, 2023

South India by A-WAY

Apart from beautiful valleys, spice plantations and being home to some famous hill stations, South India is a gentle mix of cultures, cuisines, traditions, and languages.

Let us dive into the 9 best places in South India that will make you go GAGA…

1. Coorg, Karnataka

Surrounded by beautiful mountains and covered in fog, Coorg is a nature lover’s dream place.

Coorg, South India by A-WAY

Coorg is best known for its diverse flora and fauna, aromatic spices and its's exceptional coffee.

Coorg is home to waterfalls, trekking routes, forts and temples.

Coorg features the largest Tibetan settlement and Golden Temple which is a Tibetan Monastery located in Kushalanagara.

Golden Temple, Coorg - South India by A-WAY

Apart from sightseeing, there are plenty of cultures, retail therapy, and delicious food to be indulged in.

Rice dishes are famous around these parts because of their availability.

One famous sweet dish of Coorg that you cannot miss is Kuleputtu which is made from the pulp of banana leaves and is something worth trying. It is one of the best places in South India.

2. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Once you have experienced the Princess of Hill Stations, now it's time to get to the Queen of Hill Stations, Ooty.

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Ooty balances the hustle and bustle of city life with expansive tea gardens.

The British-Raj-era bungalows add a romantic flavour to Ooty, making it one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in South India.

Its famous miniature toy train which runs on a steam engine is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It gives an unforgettable 46 km journey covering 16 tunnels, 250 bridges and 208 curves.

Toy Train, Ooty, South India by A-WAY

Other key attractions include Government Botanical Garden, Government Rose Garden, The Tea Factory and Tea Museum, St. Stephen’s Church, Thread Garden, Nilgiri Mountain Railway Line, Ooty Lake and Kamaraj Sagar Dam.

It's one of a kind...

3. Kovalam, Kerala

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Kovalam is famous for its beaches, including three adjacent pristine beaches i.e., Lighthouse Beach, Samudra Beach and Hawah Beach.

Kovalam has a lot of options to offer like surfing, motorboat riding, swimming, herbal body toning massage and sunbathing.

Hotels here have a good ambience and are not lagging behind Goa in any sense - the best in South India.

Kovalam, South India by A-WAY

Kovalam also includes a string of convention facilities, shopping zones, and yoga and ayurvedic massage centres.

4. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Kodaikanal, a hill town in Tamil Nadu, is set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and hills.

Nestled amidst the misty clouds, this hill station is rightly called the Princess of Hill Stations.

Kodaikanal, South India by A-WAY

There are challenging paths for trekkers, waterfalls to bathe in and lakes to spend a beautiful evening and plenty more.

Kurinji is a famous shrub that you might encounter on your trip if your visiting time is just perfect. It’s a flower that you cannot forget.

5. Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its ancient temples and forts.

Hampi takes visitors back to the time to 15th and 16th century with its magnificent ruins.

Hampi, South India by A-WAY

It makes everyone’s imagination come alive with remnants of temples, monuments, and Havelis. If there’s a secret historian within you, Hampi is all yours.

Famous locations here include Shree Virupaksha Temple, Shree Vijaya Vitthala Temple, Lotus Mahal, Elephant Stables, Hazara Rama Temple, Hemakutha Hill Temple, Kadalekalu Ganesha and the list goes on.

Hampi, South India by A-WAY

6. Munnar, Kerala

With mesmerizing clouds and rolling green hills, Munnar has often been named one of the most picturesque hill stations in South India.

Munnar, South India by A-WAY

It almost seems as though the place is covered with tea plantations. It’s a place where tea lovers would go mad.

Munnar was a former resort for the British-Raj elite – no doubt.

Key attractions here include Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi, Tea Museum, Pothamedu View Point, Attukal Waterfall, and Nayamakad Waterfall.

7. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

Coonoor is a delightful location where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Nilgiri Hills and Catherine Falls.

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Coonoor is famous for its Tea plantations and nearby hills.

Coonoor is believed to be a magical place for poets and writers as they get the “perfect” thing here because of its hills, rich greenery and culture.

Visiting Coonoor will make you forget about nature and its beauty.

Coonoor, South India by A-WAY

Other famous tourist attractions include Dolphin’s Nose, Droog Fort, Hidden Valley and Ketty.

8. Wayanad, Kerala

Wayanad, one of the most visited places in Kerala, is famous for its wildlife and spice plantations.

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Its rolling hills and lush green forests are home to several animals and birds.

It’s a rural district where Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is located which is home to Asiatic elephants, tigers, leopards and egrets.

Wayanad Sanctuary, South India by A-WAY

The caves of Edakkal are waiting for you to be explored! It also has key attractions like Shree Thirunelli Mahavishnu Kshetram, Soochipara waterfalls, Lakkidi view point and Kuruvadweep.

9. Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

Rameswaram is one of the best-known religious places in South India.

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Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga Temple which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas is located here.

According to mythology, this is where Lord Rama prayed before leaving for Ravana’s kingdom to save Goddess Sita.

Apart from its religious significance, Rameswaram is known for its scenic beauty and beaches to enjoy water sports.

Rameshwaram Beach, South India by A-WAY

Agni Tirtham, Sri Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir & Floating Stones, Rameswaram TV Tower, Adam’s Bridge, and Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial are some of the famous places to visit.


Beauty cannot be described, it has to be experienced, so why not make a dream trip to South India?

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