South India is a unique experience with a distinctly different culture, lifestyle, cuisine, history, and is home to some of the superb classical dance and music forms of India. The southern part of India forms a great heritage but along with this it’s beaches, mountains (Yes mountains!), National parks offer a diversity which is unmatched. But for a snapshot of some of the best experience that this region has to offer a south India tour covering the Golden Triangle of Bangalore, Ooty and Mysore as well as Kerala is a must.
The capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore, combines the best of natural beauty, wonderful climate and a modern thriving city. In fact Bangalore has been dubbed the Silicon Valley of India.
Kempe Gowda, an official of the Vijayanagar Empire, was the founder of the city.
The places one must visit on a trip to Bangalore would include The Bull Temple, Tipu’s Palace Bangalore Palace, and the Bannerghatta National Park.
Bangalore also has a thriving nightlife with innumerable pubs and restaurants strewn across the city. The City is home to numerous IT and MNC companies and this gives it a distinct cosmopolitan Yuppie culture.
Ooty it is also known as the Queen of Hill Stations in the South. Lush greenery , pleasant climate, beautiful gardens, and quaint cottages give it a charm of its own. The summer palaces of the former Maharajas are now converted into hotels and are a big draw with tourists. The Nilgiri library has a picture gallery which will take you down memory lane. Udhagamandalam the botanical Gardens is a favourite with tourists.
Mysore is also known as the ‘City Of Palace’ and was the capital of the Wodeyar kings.The Mysore Palace has often been compared with the Buckingham Palace in England. Mysore casts a spell on the tourist with its heritage architecture and imposing palaces, superb gardens, and beautiful temples with their festivals and celebrations.
The must see places in and around Mysore are the Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills,Vrindavan Gardens, Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National and the B. R. Hills
No south India Tour would be complete without a visit to ‘Gods own country -Kerala’. The exotic houseboat hotels which travel leisurely down the backwaters, the lush greenery, and the laid back life style will cast spell on you! If you fancy the cooler climes go off to the picturesque Munnar . Add to this the superb and world famous beaches of Kerala and your dream destination is here!
The South has so much to offer that it is really very hard to pick a few places for the ideal South India Tour. We have zeroed in on just a few of the treasures of south India but you will have to keep coming back to explore all the corners of this marvellous region and of course the spicy Rasams and the fluffy Appams will no doubt add to the attraction!