South India Tourism

Versatility Comes Naturally to It

South India TourismIndia is simply incredible and so are its southern destinations. Millions of tourists from across the globe head for South India every year to spend some quality time with mother nature. If you like versatility, then no other tourist destination can be the best bet but South India.

South India is a part of India consisting of several exciting destinations such as Tamilnadu, Mahabalipuram, Kumbakonam, Kanchipuram, Cholamandalam, Kerala, Pondicherry and Karnataka. These destinations have different things to offer to the travelers but one thing common among all of them is the warm hospitality with which they welcome the travelers. Here you can experience nature at its best.

Tamilnadu is dotted with innumerable exquisitely carved temples instilling the sense of peace and spirituality in the hearts of the visitors; Kerala embraces the tourists in her natural beauty, Karnataka leave you enchanted with its architectural marvels and the serene Pondicherry gives you a real taste of simplicity. Pamper yourself with refreshing Ayurvedic massage done by using aroma oils with amazing smell. You will surely love it.

Covering the entire Indian Peninsula, South India has the river Narmada and Mahanadi on its northern side and Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay Of Bengal surrounding its western, southern and eastern sides. The people of South India are called South Indians. The womenfolk here wear saree and the men sport white dhoti or bright colored lungi festooned with batik patterns.

South India had witnessed the rule of a series of dynasties such as the Cholas, Pandyas, Cheras, Hoysalas and Vijayanagar. Several forts, palaces and temples were constructed during the reign of these dynasties. South India is famous for its sun kissed beaches, picture-perfect backwaters, beautiful hill stations and highly revered pilgrimage centers. Not only rich in culture and heritage, South India is also a hot spot when it comes to IT Industry. Here tradition blends amazingly with modernity.

South India is steeped in art and architecture which vividly manifests in its temples, forts and palaces. Impressive carvings and sculptures on these structures are a testimony to the rich heritage of South India left behind by the rulers of the bygone era. Dravida and the Vesala style of rock architecture are noteworthy and can be seen in many temples.

The famous South Indian food includes sambhar dosa, idli, uttapam, fish, coconut, pickles and spicy curries. South Indians are very passionate about dance and music. In almost every house children are encouraged to learn dance and music. Several dance forms such as Bharatnatayam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Theyyam, Ottamthullal, Oppama, Kerala Natanam and Mohiniaatam belong to South India. The people here are full of zest and celebrate their fairs and festivals with utmost passion. Some of the famous festivals of South India are Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Ugadi(the new year festival) in Karnataka, Hampi festival and Kerala boat festival in Kerala and Tea and Tourism festival in Ooty.

South India is easily accessible through air, rail and road. You will never find it difficult to reach any South India destination. Domestic as well as International flights to South India are available. Many trains connect South India with other major cities of India.

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