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South India Tourism

Minhaj Alam
 


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Introduction

South Indian tourists destinations leave the tourists mesmerized with their timeless attractions. Basking in its glory of rich heritage and culture, South India has a lot to offer to its tourists. Backwater tour in Kerala is bound to fill your holidays with joy and thrill. Backwaters surrounded by green carpet of paddy fields and palm trees are a sight to behold. Houseboat cruise on the backwaters is a pleasurable experience. Kollam, Alappuzha and Kottayam are the famous backwater destinations of South India.

Beaches of South India

The natural beauty of South India clearly reflects in its captivating beaches. Pleasant climate throughout the year makes these beaches the first choice of the tourists planning to come to South India. The Kovalam beach, Marina beach, Varkala beach, Karwar beach, Kanyakumari beach and Maravanthe beach are hit with tourists. Some of the South Indian cities such as Munnar and Cochin are dotted with plantations of tea, coffee and spices. Plan a stay in the cottages near these plantations and every morning enjoy the taste of real tea/coffee.

Culture and festivals of South India

Colorful festivals are intricately woven into the culture of South India. The fairs and festivals of South India reflect the secular nature of the place. Pongal, Onam, Thrissur Pooram are the widely celebrated festivals of South India. Onam is a ten day festival offering unlimited entertainment to the participants. Snake boat races is the main attraction of this festival.

Temples of South India

Temples enveloped in ageless beauty are the trademarks of South India . They are renowned the world over for their architectural beauty. Each temple has some kind of mythological story attached to it. They are quite interesting. Travellers from across the globe flock to these temples. The temples are simply the manifestations of the religious nature of South Indian people. The Meenakshi temple, the Five Rathas, the Cave temple, and Kanyakumari Amman temple are the marvellous establishments of South India.

Wildlife Sanctuaries of South India

South India boasts of several wildlife sanctuaries where both flora and fauna are found in abundance. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, then head for Idukki Wild life Sanctuary, Bandhipur National Park, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and the Botanical Garden.

Ayurveda Holidays of South India

South Indians are greatly devoted to Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity. The land is dotted with numerous Ayurvedic and Meditation centres. For a rejuvenating experience, you can try the blissful Ayurvedic massage here.

Cuisine of South India

Healthy and delicious, such is the cuisine of South India. The famous dishes of South India are idli, dosa, sambhar, uttapam, vada, bonda, rasam, and coconut chutney. Each state has its own style of preparation. Lentils, dried red chillies, fresh green chillies, fruits, curry leaves, snake gourd, ginger, garlic and tamarind are important ingredients of South Indian cuisine.

Dr. Minhaj Alam has completed his Ph. D from Centre For Nehru Studies, Department of Political Science, Aligarh Muslim University and has done extensive research works on Jawaharlal Nehru. He is Editor in the IT Department of Culture Holidays . For comment mail to Editor: minhaj.alam@cultureholidays.com

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