15 Destinations in South India to Beat The Heat

Summer season is one of the most favorite time for Indian to travel around the corner of the country. Most of the travel and tour takes place during summer season because of the holiday season for children. Here is the list of fantastic summer getaways in south India to beat the heat of Summer this year.

Thekkady – Kerala

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Thekkady is an important tourist location in the Periyar National Park of Kerala state and a dream destination for any tourist visiting India. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen forest and home to herds of Elephants, Sambar and Gaur.

Varkala – Kerala

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Varkala is a coastal town and the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. Varkala is also famous for important Vaishnavaite shrine,Sivagiri Mutt,Varkala Beach and ayurvedic massage.

Munnar – Kerala

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Munnar hill station is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams in the Idukki district. The region several protected areas and home to threatened and endemic species including Nilgiri Thar and grizzled giant squirrel.

Alappuzha – Kerala

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Alappuzha also known as Alleppey is an important tourist destination in India and Backwaters of Alappuzha are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. Houseboats in the scenic backwaters of the city is the major attraction here along with beaches,lake and snake boat race.

Karwar – Karnataka

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Karwar is a port town lies on the west coast of Southern India, around 100 Km from Goa at the mouth of the Kali river. Being a port town,Karwar is one of the most beautiful tourism destination in Karnataka with small mangrove covered islands,banks of the Kali river,Arabian sea beaches and the Western Ghats.

Coorg – Karnataka

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Kodagu also known as Coorg rich in natural resources and scenic natural attractions such as waterfall, Kaveri riverbanks and wildlife. Coorg has three wildlife sanctuaries and one national park and flora of the jungle includes Asian Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Dhole, Gaur and Black Panther.

Gokarna – Karnataka

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Gokarna is a tourist spot because of its beautiful beaches and temple, located at the western coast of India. The famous temple town is also a popular holiday destination with its scenic Arabian Sea beaches,rocky mountains of Western Ghats and famous Mahabaleshwar Temple.

Chikmagalur – Karnataka

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Chikmagalur is famous for its green and clean environment,lush green forests,tall mountains and known as coffee land of Karnataka. The town is located in the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range on the National Highway 173 and one of the largest producers of coffee in India.

Kodaikanal – Tamil Nadu

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Kodaikanal is a charming hill station lies on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal also referred to as the Princess of Hill stations and a popular tourist destination with several scenic natural attractions.

Ooty – Tamil Nadu

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Udhagamandalam abbreviated as Ooty is the capital of the Nilgiris district and most popular hill station, located in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu. Ooty has natural beauty to attracts tourists and a popular summer destination, well connected by the Nilgiri ghat roads and Nilgiri Mountain Railway.

Yelagiri – Tamil Nadu

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Yelagiri hill station is nestled in the foothills of the eastern ghats in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. This small hill station is located at an altitude of 1,110.6 metres and getting famous as tourist destination by promoting adventure sports such as paragliding,rock climbing and popular destination for trekkers.

Valparai – Tamil Nadu

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Valparai is the most famous hill station in Coimbatore district, located 3,500 feet on the Anaimalai Hills range of the Western Ghats. This mid-elevation hill station is surrounded by evergreen forest and habitat to an endemic wild goat called Nilgiri tahr along with Elephants, boars and lion-tailed macaques.

Papi Hills – Andhra Pradesh

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Papi Hills is a scenic gorge located in the border confluence of the Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh. Papikondalu is surrounded by hills cover forest area and one of the must visit place in the state.

Araku Valley – Andhra Pradesh

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Araku Valley is a famous Hill station in Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh, known for its different tribes and coffee plantations. The valley is located at an altitude of 996 meters and one of the most visited tourist destinations in Andhra Pradesh.

Horsley Hills – Andhra Pradesh

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Horsley Hills is one of the top summer tourist destinations in Andhra Pradesh. It is an enthralling, charming litte hill station with numbe of tourist attraction in and around such as Eucalyptus Tree,Wind Rocks and View Points.

  • tom cruse

    Thanks for sharing informative and useful 15 destinations in South India. I really like these destinations. I never visit there but I am planning a trip with my parents. https://goo.gl/RcP7ab