south india tour package

The states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, plus two union territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry are known as South India tour packages. Rich with cultural heritage, old temples and monuments, wildlife, spices, coffee and tea plantation make this area very attractive for all sorts of tourists. It is also home to several known dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Kerala Natanam, Chennai tours and travels etc. South India as a whole has long been the home of distinctive cultural traditions within India. 

Though each state and union territory has lot to offer to tourist, but it is Kerala, Tamil Nadu and the state of Karnataka, and Pondicherry which are more popular with the tourist.

Tamil Nadu: It is in the South East corner of India, to its East and South is Bay of Bengal and India Ocean and to its North and West are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala.  Protected by the rainshadow effect of the mountains, Tamil Nadu is much drier than Kerala. Although there is much evidence of stone and Iron Age settlements, Tamil Nadu’s cultural identity has been shaped by the Dravidians, who had inhabited the area since the 4th millennium BC. Tamil is one of the oldest languages. The major cities of tourist attraction are Chennai (earlier known as Madras), Mahabalipuram, Chidambaram, Thanjavour, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Ooty, Kanyakumari, Coimbatore and the union territory of Pondichery.  Tamil Nadu is also home of Madhumalai National Park and Anaimalai Wildlife Sanctuary besides many more wildlife areas.

Kerala:  The name Kerala is recorded in Ashok’s edicts before he start of the Christian era, over a thousand years before the Malayalam language of contemporary Kerala took shape. High levels of education and health care have given Kerala an enviable reputation elsewhere in India, and its unique balance of Hindu, Muslim and Christian sets it apart even from next door neighbours. Kerala is the state in India to obtain 100 % literacy. Woman enjoy a high social status, perhaps partly a reflection of the matrilineal system common in pre-modern times. Kerala Ayurveda SPA(science of life/health) is the ancient Hindu system of medicine – a naturalistic system depending on diagnosis of the body’s “humours” (Wind, mucus, gall and sometimes, blood) to achieve a balance.  Ayurvedic massage using aromatic and medicinal oils to tone up the nervous system, has been practised in Kerala for centuries and there are now many such holidays are available. The major areas and cities of tourist interest are Cochin (also known as Kochi), Kumaramum, Periyar, Trivandrum, Kovalam, Munnar, Iddiki, Kottayam, Calicut,  Alleppey and of course the back waters of Kerala.

Karnataka: Karnataka has lush coast line, 320 km long. The Western Ghats, called the Malanad or Hill country, have beautiful forests with waterfalls, including the Jog Falls being one of the highest in the world, and wildlife parks. The influence of the Muslim Sultans and Mughals can been seen in the form of old Palaces, Forts and other monuments. The major cities of tourist attraction are; Bangalore, Mysore, Somnathpur, Shravanabelagola, Coorg, Madikeri, Mangalore, Hassan, Belur, Halebid, Hampi, Hospet, Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole.

Andhra Pradesh: Andhra stretches over 1,200 km along the eastern seaboard of India from Berhampur (just in Orissa)to almost to Chennai. It is hot throughout the year and almost all regions have most of their rain between June and October. Andhra food stands out as distinct because of its northern influence and larger number of non-vegetarieans.  The Hyderabadi Biryani is world famous. Most of the people are Dravidians an over 86% population speak Telugu. Besides food, the state is very popular for Jewellery, textiles and Kalamkari paintings, and Diamonds. The world famous Koh-i-Noor diamond was also produced here. The places of tourist interest are; Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijaywada, Tirupati.

 

 

10 days tamilnadu temple tour

Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days

Destination : Chennai – Tirupati –Pondicherry – Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai – Rameshwaram – Trivandrum

10 days tamilnadu temple tour

Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days

Destination : Chennai – Tirupati –Pondicherry – Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai – Rameshwaram – Trivandrum