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4 places to visit in South India

  • March 3, 2016
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The Southern half of India is doused in a riot of colours and has a distinctive essence. With a well preserved cultural heritage, each state in the south has a plethora of tourist attractions to offer. The elaborate and intricate temple designs, sculptures, heritage sites, palm lined canals, sandy beaches, misty hills and wildlife sanctuaries make the Southern half of India truly a tourist’s paradise.

South India comprises Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, along with the Lakshadweep islands in the Arabian Sea and Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. The Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra and Kaveri rivers add to the serenity of this diverse region.

If you want to experience tranquility and culture with an added dose of adventure, it time to head southwards. With TravelJango, you can be assured of the quality of hotels, airlines & services provided. We will help make your holiday a memorable and hassle free one.

Here are 4 places to visit in South India

Thekkady

Thekkady is situated near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border in Idukki District. This idyllic town houses the picturesque Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is spread over 777 square kilometres and is home to a large tiger population.

You can delve in the beauty of this scenic reserve with a boat ride across the Periyar Lake. If you want to taste authentic home cooked food you can head to Kumily, a small village town nestled between Cardamom Hills and enveloped by tea and spice plantations. Walk the spice trails in Anakkara and take in the aroma that lends its taste to authentic Malayali cuisine.

Munnar

Munnar, the sister town of Thekkady is also situated in Idukki district. It is popularly known as the Kashmir of the South. It is snuggled between misty mountain ranges and evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, with varying altitudes of 5250 ft and 5900 ft above sea level. It is situated at the foothills of the Anamudi, the highest peak of the Western Ghats. Munnar is located at the convergence of three rivers Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. This quaint and scenic town houses vast tea, coffee and spice plantations. Munnar, with its rolling hills, grasslands, dense forests, numerous waterfalls and walking trails is the perfect getaway for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. Enjoy the many sights and sounds of this idyllic evergreen town. Witness the grace of the endangered NilgiriTahr in the Eravikulam National Park, and apprciate the beauty of the Attukal Waterfalls and Elephant Lake.

Havelock Island

If you like to feel the sand between your toes, but looking for something more than lazing around on the beach, then head to Havelock Island in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This beautiful island is blessed with snow-white beaches, teal shallows, and the perfect stretch of blue water for scuba diving and kayaking.

A trip to Radhanagar or Elephant Beach would be an exciting one for those who love adventure. Radhanagar is a stunning curve of white sand and perfectly spiralled waves, surrounded by lush forests and palm trees. Cruise along the waters of Elephant Beach and watch the marine life in action from the comfort of your glass bottomed boat. Revel in island festivities, soak up the sun, feel the coolness of the water and let the pristine and clean air rejuvenate your senses.

Coorg

The mist covered hills, lush teakwood and sandalwood trees and acres of tea and coffee plantations make Coorg or Kodagu (Karnataka) an enchanting destination. Coorg has been offered the name ‘The Scotland of India.’ It is picture perfect region dotted with village and hamlets, which are a perfect personification of old-world charm.

It is a great destination for outdoor activities such as trekking, angling and whitewater rafting. You can also indulge in the festivities of KeilPoldhu (worship of weapons), Cauvery Sankramana (return of the river goddess) and the Huttari (harvest) festival. The best time to visit Coorg is between September to March. However, Coorg has pleasant weather throughout the year. You can unleash your adventurous side at BrahmagiriPeak,Dubare Elephant Camp or Nagarhole National Park. If you want to relax and absorb the sights and sounds of Coorg, then head to Chettalli in Madikeri or Raja’s Seat to witness the breath-taking view of cloud covered mountains.

TravelJango is the travel and tourism arm of the Muthoot Group, and it carries forward the openness and detail–oriented process of the Group. TravelJango has over 4300+ branches as their service can be availed from any Muthoot Finance Ltd branch. The sheer size of the operation and large number of branches, offer several advantages to its customers such as better price, best services, attractive discounts and offers that are renewed from time to time.

So, it’s time to visit your closest Muthoot branchand plan your next holiday.

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