South Indian Tourist Places
There are many amazing scenic spots in South India. Occasional tourists visit only certain places. Tourists coming from abroad and other places do not have comprehensive information on the tourist places here. That is why many places in South India that are of tourist importance are missed. Hill stations, rivers, waterfalls, caves, beaches, heritage sites, etc. Many tourist attractions in the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are especially attractive to tourists. Let us now learn about the interesting tourist places in South India that share unforgettable sweet experiences for the tourists.
Gandikota is one of the important places to visit in South India. It is a small village located on the banks of the River Pennar in the Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh. It is also known as the Grand Canyon. Reaching this place where there is no transportation means that it is an adventure in a way. It is no exaggeration to say that this place offers all the pleasures that tourists have to offer except transportation. Tourists flock here for their natural beauty and architecture. Trekking through the valley that leads to the river bank is great. Gandikota is one of the fascinadoras destinations in the map of the south of India.
Those who love coffee will know the importance of Araku Valley. The place is famous for its coffee plantations. Organic coffee produced by tribals was introduced in 2007 in Araku Valley for the first time in the country. Named Araku Emerald, the coffee is world-renowned. Araku Valley is a hill station located in the Visakhapatnam district. It’s a great destination to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The place is located between the Galikonda, Ratnakonda, Sunkarimetta and Chintamogondi mountains. It can be reached by rail and road from the city. Situated at an elevation of 996 m above sea level, this hill station is regularly visited by tourists.
Skandagiri is also known as the Fort of Disturbances. This place is located at a distance of 70 km from Bangalore. Although not much is written about the place, its beautiful photographs make it a unique weekend destination for people living in Bangalore. This breathtaking place can be found on Bellary Road (National Highway 7 Hyderabad – Bangalore Highway) towards Nandi Hills, Maddanahalli. At an elevation of 1350 m, this place is one of the best places to visit in South India in December.
Known as the ‘city of demons’ or the ‘lost city’, Dhanushkodi has an indelible identity. Dhanushkodi, also known as ‘Bow End’, is located on the island of Pamban in the state of Tamil Nadu. This place is just 29 km away from Thalaimannar in Sri Lanka. According to various sources, the railway line from Pamban to Dhanushkodi was destroyed in a devastating cyclone in 1964. Unfortunately during this storm 100 people were killed when the storm hit a passenger going to Dhanushkodi. This region, which borders India and Sri Lanka, is the smallest in the world. Its area is 45 meters. Dhanuskodi has gained prominence as a tourist destination after the 1964 disaster.
Hogenakkal Falls is located on the Kaveri River in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. These waterfalls are located at a distance of 180 km from Bangalore and 46 km from the town of Dharmapuri. This water is said to have medicinal values. Tourists are encouraged to go for a swim as well as boating here. Tourists say that the fresh fish curries served by the village women on the banks of the river during boating are very tasty. The tourist onslaught here is a bit less as there is not much information available to tourists about this place.