Top 10 Best Places to Visit in South India


Beauty is what you first admire about the place and India is on top of them. A land of colours and cultures, it is one of the most sorted out places in the world in terms of unique holidaying destinations. The places and the cities here give a complete mesmerizing look leaving many tourists to want to visit again. From historical places to honeymoon destinations and places to chill out, India as a country has one of the best and sought after places in the world. With the north and south India division there are many places that most of us being part of India, have not visited. So putting that in mind I have made a list of Top 10 Best places to visit in South India.

South India is good for its historical places and their beauty. So hope you guys change your mind and try visiting these places in your free times. South India is compromised of Kerela, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and they have a distinct culture that makes it completely different from the rest of the country. South India is mainly famous for their intricate temple architecture, historical places, beaches and canals will make your trip quite memorable.


Top 10 Best places to visit in South India

#10 Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg Hill station

This is one of the most famous places for its scenic view and the aromatic south Indian coffee. It is the head of Kodagu region which is in Karnataka mostly referred to as Coorg. A complete hill station with beautiful mountain areas and waterfalls. Some famous places here are Irupu waterfalls, Abey Waterfalls, Madikeri, Talakaveri and the Golden Temple.

It is very near to Mysore and Bangalore and it is mostly visited by working employees, students or families. The cottages here are very reasonable and is another attraction which adds to the beauty of Coorg. A must visit place if you want to spend your summer in a cool hill station.

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#9 Mahabalipuram- Tamil Nadu


This is a complete beach town with a nice surfing scene, which is situated an hour away from Chennai is one of the most popular places to visit in IndiaIt is mainly known for its stone sculpture industry, and also a good place for cheap shopping. Other places to visit in Mahabalipuram are Shore Temple, Five Rathas and Arjuna’s penance.

Every year there is a dance festival that happens every year from December to January. The Golden beach is considered to be as one of the cleanest beaches in South India.


#8 Munnar, Kerela

Munnar, Kerela

Another amazing hill station and the most watched out place in India. Mainly known for its hillside view and cool weather this place has many fun activities like river rafting, Adventure sport etc. Also known for its greenery and calmness this hill station is completely away from city life.

A perfect place to spend some quality time with nature. Some famous places here are Mattupeti Dam, Anamudi, Pothamedu Viewpoint and many more.


#7 Rameshwaram and Danushkodi

Dhanushkodi Beach, Rameswaram

A very peaceful pilgrim town in southern Tamil Nadu, where people come to bathe in its holy water to purify their sins and then visit Ramanathaswamy Temple. The town is tied to the Hindu Epic Ramayana. This is the famous place where Lord Ram had told Lord Hanuman to build a bridge across the ocean to rescue Seetha from Ravan who had abducted her.

This place almost connects India with Sri Lanka, only about 30km away. Not far away from this area is the town of Dhanushkodi a town that was destroyed by a cyclone in 1964. A very historic place and one should really visit this to experience the past.


#6 Hampi

Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi is another name for paradise with really great temples and antique monuments. It is popularly known for being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated near the Tungabhadra river in the Bellary district, this place is the best for trekking. Here tourists all around the world come and trek.

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You get all sorts of people who are ready to guide you throughout the trip. So plan a trip and get ready for some adventurous journey with your friends and loved ones, because you would not be disappointed. Some of the famous places here are Elephant Stable, Matanga hill, Vijaya vittala Temple and many more.


#5 Ooty


It is amongst the greenest places in India and is also known as the Queen of Nilgiris. One of the most sought out places to travel especially in the summer. The cool breeze and foggy weather is a perfect setup for a complete trip to Ooty.

This place has an amazing climate and is surrounded by the green nature where you feel that you are completely in another world. Ooty used to be one of the holiday destinations for most of the married couples. The famous places here are Avalanche lake, Nilgiri Mountain, Emerald Lake, Katy Valley lake and many more.


#4 Gokarna


One of the most sorted out places in South India is Gokarna. This place is also known for its beaches and the lovely climate where people come and relax. This place is one of the best places to visit in South India in terms of clean beaches. Most of the people that come here are the young crowd.

One of the best tourist places in India which are visited all round the year. You can head to any beach possible because all the beaches there are lovely and amazing. Some of the famous places here are Paradise beach, Om beach, Mahabaleshwar Beach etc and some many more.


#3 Mysore, Karnataka

Mysore, Karnataka

Termed as one of the cleanest cities in India in the year 2015, this town has a lot to offer mainly starting from historical places to backwaters. Mysore is just 200 km away from the main city Bangalore and people travel from different places to visit Mysore.

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The Mysore palace is considered to be as one of the top places to visit in South IndiaWith a very lively crowd and a lot of places to go in and around Mysore, you also have Srirangapatna which is 40 km away where you find many historical places. Some famous places here are Kaveri backwaters, Mysore Palace, Chamundeshwari Hills and Mysore Zoo.


#2 Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Rated as one of the Top 10 best places to visit in Indiahere we have many hills and waterfalls to keep you engaged for a perfect holiday trip. The perfect getaway’s for anyone. Another hill station with multiple places to visit famous for its cold and foggy climate.

This place is supposed to get out the best of a person. There is a lot of fun factor involved when you visit Chikmagalur. Also known for its adventure sports this place is also famous for Hogennekal Waterfalls, Mulayengiri Hills, Kalathigiri falls etc and many more.


#1 Pondicherry


A former 18th-century French colony which is a separate union territory on the east coast of Tamil Nadu. It is surrounded by French flavours and the scenic view is quite unique and built in the French way.

With a peaceful atmosphere and some happening beaches, this place completely fills up the stack of delicious restaurants as well. Auroville is considered to be as one of the famous beaches in Pondicherry. Some of the other famous places are Basilica of the sacred heart, rock beach, Pondicherry Museum, Auroville beach and many more.