South India or Deccan India offers a whole plethora of the most beautiful colonial hill stations, port towns, religious centers, historic cities and attractive beach cities with a vast potential to seduce the tourists forever. However, all of them share the same aura and ambience of relaxed, peaceful and religious lifestyle, immense natural beauty and panoramic surroundings, spicy balanced cuisines and tranquility and serenity that are rarely to be seen in such modern and cosmopolitan cities that are always in par with the world's latest achievements elsewhere. The capital of Karnataka, Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India and the Garden City of India because of its achievement in It industry and a number of well-laid out parks and gardens respectively.
Belur, Halebid and Hassan are known for the architectural and
sculptural splendor of their temples while Mangalore has some of the
finest and cleanest beaches in India. Hyderabad, the 400-year-old city
is the capital of Andhra Pradesh and has developed itself as the second
Silicon Valley of India after Bangalore. Vijayawada serves the triple
purpose of being a major commercial, pilgrim and tourist destination of
Andhra Pradesh while Warangal boasts of beautiful lakes, temples and
wildlife and especially the thousand-pillar temple. The splendid beaches
of the beach city, Vishakapatnam, a major shipbuilding centre are a
major attraction of South India. Tirupati Tirumala Balaji dedicated to
Lord Venkateshwara is the world's richest temple and the backbone of
Andhra Pradesh tourism industry.
Alappuzha in Kerala is the popular base of the delightful backwaters in
Kerala. Idukki and Munnar offer beautiful hill resorts with a number of
opportunities for adventure enthusiasts such as trekking.
Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala while Trichur
is the cultural capital of the state. Guruvayoor and Sabarimala are the
most famous pilgrim centres of Kerala. Thekkady features famous Periyar
Wildlife Sanctuary with Indian Elephants, Tigers, Gaurs and Bisons, a
delightful artificial lake with a dam and boating facilities and the
Cardamom Hills of Western Ghats offering some of the most fragrant
treks. Ponmudi hill resort has a pleasant healthy climate and rich
mineral water springs. Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu, the fourth
largest city of India and is known as 'The Gateway to the South India'.
Coimbatore is the Textile Capital of South India while Poompuhar is an
archaeologist's delight. Trichy is famous for artificial diamonds and
cigars. Unravel the glories of South Indian cities and explore for some
of the most amazing and interesting tourist destinations amongst the
cities of South India.