India travel guide



India Travel Guide


The south region of India maybe is the most pleasant and natural beauty place of the country, but also has beautiful temples, palaces and monuments; the region is comprised by Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Thiruvananthapuram the capital of Kerala State is the best option to use as the base to visit the south region, but also Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad are places that you can use as base for your visit of the south region.

Kerala is an attractive place for the sightseeing, the natural beauty of its emerald backwaters, where you can have a amazing trip on a traditional kettuvallom or houseboat, in these calm waters covered by dense tropical greenery; other attraction of the Kerala are its lovely palm-fringed beaches such as Kovalam and Varkala. Other attraction of the State is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, or also called Thekkady, this wildlife reserve located the Western Ghats is a home of tigers, elephants, and the rare Nilgiri Tahr. Silent Valley National Park is a biosphere reserve with similar features. The tea plantation is other attraction on the hill station, where mountains are covered by plantations of this exquisite spice. Kerala also is known by its Ayurveda treatments, which are very popular, and is a system of medicine stressed on the prevention of body ailments in addition to curing them.

Chennai is the capital of the Tamil Nadu, is one of the largest cities of India, the State also includes the historic towns of Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Madurai and Tanjore, which are a famous for their temples and textile tradition. Tamil Nadu has beautiful beaches as Covelong Beach, Elliots Beach, Kanyakumari Beach, Mahabalipuram Beach and Marina Beach. Forts and monuments are present in the state as Arjunas Penance, Bharathiyar Illam, Gingee Fort, Padmanabhampuram Palace, Rock Fort Temple, and Vellore Fort. Also the state has Sanctuaries and National Parks where the wildlife is preserved.

The splendid cities of Bangalore and Mysore reflect the royal heritage of Karnataka, but the State is known by its natural attractions as National Parks, Sanctuaries, waterfalls and caves. Some of the National Parks are Bandipur National Park, Bannerghatta National Park, Nagarhole National Park; and Sanctuaries such as Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary, Brahmagiri and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuaries. The most famous falls in Karnataka are Jog falls, Magod falls, Lalgulli falls, Sathod falls, etc. and the caves as Yana Vaves, Kavala caves, Syntheri rocks and Sugriva’s cave. But the state has temples, forts and palaces, such as Aihole, Badami, Pattadakal, Halebedu, Belur and Somanathpur are famous for architectural splendor and excellent example of Hoysala art. And several forts and hill forts cover Karnataka almost in each city of the State.

Andhra Pradesh is other state with several attractions in the south region of India; it has monuments, green hill tops, wildlife jungles, forts and pristine beaches. One of the most important tourist places is Charminar in Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, is a magnificent square shaped by minarets edifice of 48.7 meters high built of granite, flanked by four grand arches. Golconda Fort is other attraction of the state, and there also are other monuments as Qutb Shahi Tombs, Tirupati Temple, Srisailam Temple, Chandragiri Fort, and Falaknuma Palace. The natural attractions of Andhra Pradesh include caves of one million of years, valleys, Horsley hill resort, waterfalls, rich bio-diversity, and silver virgin beaches.


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