Located in the Peninsular Deccan Plateau, surrounded by the Arabian Sea, South India covers the mountainous ranges of the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats. Spread at an expanse of over 635,780 sq. km, South India comprises the states of Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana and Pondicherry (Puducherry). It also covers the union territory of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands. Tamilnadu is the oldest state in South India, and its capital city of Chennai is the oldest corporation in the world after London. Tamilnadu, as a state, fares well in the areas of Healthcare, Education and Job opportunities. Karnataka is a melting pot of globalisation with the age-old traditional values of the region. From the IT powerhouse of Bengaluru to the Mysuru Palace of the erstwhile Maharajas, Karnataka, with its many mysteries, can simply leave you stumped!
The state of Kerala was named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveller. Kerala is popular worldwide for its lovely backwaters, rural tourism and ecotourism. Andhra Pradesh is bejewelled with abundant natural beauty, a unique cultural heritage, wildlife and of course spicy foods. Its twin state, Telengana, though a newly formed state, houses Hyderabad, a trendy destination among tourists, being the IT hub of India. Secunderabad, located not far from Hyderabad has one of the best city infrastructures.
Pondicherry, a quaint touring destination built for preserving the remnants of the onetime French heritage, is known all over for its gorgeous beaches, historical forts and temples to churches. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a secret, unperturbed and relaxed holiday getaway, perfect for ardent beach and nature lovers. Lakshadweep, a cluster of Islands in the Arabian sea, has world-famous beaches featuring crystal clear blue waters and coral reefs.
Though there are many reasons to travel down to South India, the region’s fascinating cultures, lovely land and vibrant colours make it a magnificent touring region any time. From the lush green plantations and mist-hidden hill station towns of Ooty, Coorg Hills, Kodaikanal, Munnar to the calm backwaters of Kerala, majestic temples of Hampi & the Meenakshi Amman, Mahabalipuram to the golden coastlines of Pondicherry, safari rides of Mudumalai Sanctuary and bustling markets of Charminar, T Nagar, South India is still a hidden gem waiting to be explored.
View the ravishing beauty of the sunset in Kanyakumari, the spectacular scenes of the fisher throwing out his net in Kochi or enjoying the composite shades of pink and blue of the Lake Vemband waters. South India is home to several endangered species which you are certain to find at the Periyar National Part at Thekkady, Bandipur Reserve, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary or other wildlife sanctuaries. Not to mention the Ooty Botanical Garden and Tamilnadu Agricultural University that make perfect educational touring destinations. Do you love architecture? South India is full of architecture marvels, and most of its temples and shrines, especially in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, some several thousands of years old, are still in sublime condition.
When it comes to satisfying your taste buds, South India is second to none. Every part of the region surprises you with its distinct regional flavours including indigenous masalas and spicy curries, whether you’re a carnivore, vegetarian or vegan. Finally, South Indians are among the most genial and hospitable people in the world. A trip to South India is going to leave indelible memories etched deeply in your mind
There are over 40+ honeymoon touring destinations in South India including Kovalam, Varkala, Bekal, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Rishikonda, Puducherry, Kanyakumari, Gokarna, Kottakuppam, Lakshadweep, Kabini, Thekkady, Wayanad, Idukki, Coorg, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Coonoor among others. A honeymoon trip to South India is no less exciting than one to North or Western India as it will leave honeymooners stumped wanting for more travel experiences. Looking to book honeymoon packages to South India, look no more than Starline Travels.
South India is a land of spirituality where some of the oldest religions in the world coexist in complete harmony with each other. Top pilgrimage destinations in South India such as Guruvayur, Tirumala, Sabarimala, Madurai, Thanjavur, Hampi, Samalkot, Kanchipuram, Rameswaram, Bhadrachalam, Velankanni, Nagore and more resonate with the religious beliefs of millions of devotees and tourists traveling from all over to pay obeisance to deities and spiritual masters. Turbo charge your spiritual growth with our pilgrimage tour packages to South India.
If you think South India is no place for adventure tourism, think again, as it offers a range of adventure and sporting activities that can pump up your adrenaline. Popular adventure tour destinations include Hampi, Bangalore, Coorg, Udupi, Lakshadweep, Ramanagara, Gokarna, Bheemeshwari, Kochi, Murudeshwar, Varkala, Dandeli, Mahabalipuram, Thekkady, Kanakpura, to name a few. If you’re still searching for the super fun place to bring out the adventurer in you, South India is where you must be with our adventure tour packages.
South India has always topped the charts as an education and learning hub. Kerala is the only state in India with a record 100% illiteracy rate. South India boasts of a number of education travel destinations including Hampi, Mahabalipuram, Meenakshi Temple, Bannerghatta Biological Park, Tipu’s Gumbaz, Bekal Fort, Kalady, Paradesi Synagogue, Mysuru Zoo, Kanyakumari, Silent Valley, Lepakshi, Edakkal Caves, St. Thomas Mount and more. Give a headstart to your practical and experiential learning by touring South India with Starline’s education tour packages to South India.
Because South India has something for everyone in the family, it is a perfect place to explore with your friends, family or solo. Spend your time in leisure with your family touring Coorg, Wayanad, Kodaikanal, Pondicherry, Munnar, Tirupati, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kochi, Kanyakumari, Thekkady, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Warangal, Araku Valley, etc. We have tailored a range of Leisure & Family Tour packages to South India for you to make the most of.
South India, as a region, offers every little thing a traveller may aspire for. It is also the safest region in India to travel around with a great sense of security and peace of mind. The recommended time to visit South India is during the winter season, with the peak months of travel being December to February when the weather is at its best. So, what are you waiting for when we can help you prepare the right South India Tour itinerary and plan with our budget travel packages and prices.