What are the best tourist places in South India?

South India is basically the southern part of India comprising the states Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamilnadu, the Union Territory Pondicherry(Puducherry) and Lakshadweep Island in the Arabian Sea.

There are many beautiful tourist places in South India.


  • This is one of the most popular hill stations in the southern part of India and is best known for its serenity and cold weather.

  • The hill stations also consist of a few wildlife sanctuaries and a national park as well that offers adventurous sports like trekking.

  • Some of the main tourist attractions in the place are the Nagarhole National Park, Iruppu Falls, Abbey falls and the Tibetan Buddhist Golden Temple.


  • Ooty is a very well-known holiday destination that is famous for its botanical gardens and tea plantations.

  • The best time to visit this place is between October and June. Some of the main tourist attractions in this place are the tiger hill and the Ooty lake.

  • The weather is pleasant most of the times except for in the winters when the temperatures can drastically drop.


  • This is a hill station that is located in Kerala. The place is very famous for its huge tea plantations and most of them have been started by the British.

  • The wildlife in Munnar is a huge plus point to its tourism as they contain many rare species of butterflies and birds. It is also a great place for trekking and taking boat rides.

  • The temperature in this region generally ranges from about 15-20 degrees and is pleasant at most times. This place also consists of one of the highest peaks in south India that are known as the Anamudi peak which seemingly touches the clouds.

Ananthagiri hill

  • This is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is frequently visited by people living in cities nearby.

  • Some of the main attractions of this place are the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple which is also another name for the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu and the Ananthgiri forest which is considered be to be very dense forest.

Araku Valley

  • This is situated in the Vizag district and is known to be a very scarcely populated place and is one the non-commercial tourism side.

  • Its known for its coffee plantations and also the Tribal museum that is situated in the Araku valley. Another attraction in this place is the Borra caves that have been there for many centuries.

  • Generally, the temperature is humid but during the summers the temperatures can soar up to as much as 42 degrees which are really hot even for an Indian state.


  • This is the second largest district that is present in Kerala and contains a number of beautiful mountains.

  • The main tourist spots over here are the bird sanctuary and certain other wildlife sanctuaries that preserve very rare species.

  • They contain the Neelakurinji that is very rare and It has a flowering cycle of almost 12 years. Aruku is not accessible by rail or air, it can only be visited by road link.

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019


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