Southern India cities are famous for temples, historical monuments and emerged as the top Tier-II city in India due to growth of IT, textiles, auto manufacturing and tourism. South India is bounded by the Bay of Bengal,Arabian Sea, diverse with two mountain ranges and home to a wide diversity of plants and wild animals.
Visakhapatnam or simply Vizag is one of the port city of south India and is the best tourism destination in Andhra Pradesh. Vizag is the largest city of the state, located on the coast of Bay of Bengal. Vishakapatnam is the tenth-largest among Indian cities and principal commercial hub in terms of cargo and home to the oldest shipyard in India.
Kochi is part of the district of Ernakulam, It is the largest largest urban agglomeration in the state and classified as Tier-II city by the Government of India. Cochin is also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea and ranks first in the total number of international and domestic tourist arrivals in Kerala.
Mysore is rated as the cleanest city of India in 2016 and noted for its palaces, including the beautiful Mysore Palace,Dasara festival and Mysore style of painting. Mysuru is a major tourist destination in Karnataka, attracted about 3.15 million tourists every year during the Dasara festival and the palace of Mysore is most visited monuments in India.
Vijayawada is known as The Business Capital of Andhra Pradesh, located on the banks of the Krishna river and recognised as a Global City of the Future. The city is home to one of the largest and busiest railway junctions in India and its suburbs has been developed as the state capital called Amaravati.
Madurai is cultural headquarter of Tamil Nadu and second largest city by area in the state, Located on the banks of River Vaigai. The city is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and home to number of historical monuments such as Meenakshi Amman Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace and Koodal Azhagar Temple.
Mangalore is also known as the chief port city in Karnataka, lies between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges. The port city of Karnataka has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city.
Kozhikode or Calicut is also known as city of spices and city of sculptures, because of the various sculptures and a major trading point of eastern spices. Calicut city ranked as the second best city in India to reside in and places of attraction includes Kozhikode Beach,Tali Shiva Temple, Thusharagiri Falls and Beypore sea bridge.
Hubli is the second largest city in Karnataka and one of the fastest growing agglomerating city in the state,located at Maharashtra-Karnataka border. The twin cities of Hubli and Dharwad has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as smart cities.
Warangal is among the 100 proposed smart cities of India and also included in the proposed HRIDAY for Telangana state. Tourist attractions in Warangal includes Glorious Kakatiya Temples and Gateways,Thousand Pillar Temple,Warangal Fort,Bhadrakali Temple and Ramappa Temple.
Coimbatore is the second largest city in the state and one of the fastest growing tier-II cities in India. Coimbatore city is surrounded by the Western Ghats and has a pleasant climate due to reserve forests of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and Palghat gap.