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Best Tourist Places to Visit in Summer in South India

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Visiting South India during summers?! It sure sounds like a hot and humid affair, except, it isn’t. Dotted with some amazing tourist spots that are far from heat and humidity, there are certain destinations in South India tour packages that are bound to offer an incredible holiday experience and make your summer vacation one to remember. Let us take a glance at some of the best places to visit in summers in South India: –

1. Ooty

Nestled in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, Ooty is a resort town which is one of the best summer destinations in South India. Misty winds and eye-soothing greenery drenched in dewdrops are bound to make your vacation blissful and heavenly. Get on the train of Nilgiri Mountain Railway to behold the panoramic views that pass on by before your eyes. When on an Ooty tour package, explore nature’s beauty by paying a visit to Ooty Lake, Tiger Hills, coffee plantations, Ooty Rose Garden, and Doddabetta Peak among several others.

2. Kodaikanal

If you are fond of scenic vistas, a Kodaikanal tour package is highly recommended. The literal translation of the scenic hill town in Tamil Nadu is the ‘gift of the forests’ as it is blessed with exquisite greenery. Away from the chaotic city life, enjoy your summer vacations amidst nature’s marvels. Let the cold breeze touch your face, ruffle your hair, and give you a sense of tranquillity and contentment. Being one of the best tourist places to visit in summers in South India, Kodaikanal has some great attractions for every tourist that include Silver Cascade Waterfalls, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Coaker’s Walk, Pillar Rocks, Bear Shola Falls, Berijam Lake, and Thalaiyar Falls among others. Besides all these, the place is also known to be a paradise for adventure seekers.

3. Coonoor

Settled amid the lush greenery of the Nilgiris, Coonoor is an ideal spot for a summer vacation in South India. The pictorial hill station is a true bliss for both serenity seekers and adventure lovers. Get soaked in the stunning beauty of the surroundings. Evenings at Coonoor are a one-of-a-kind experience. Do not miss the alpenglow during the sunset as the cool breeze caresses your body and soul with sensation and excitement. Coonoor tour packages provide you with many wonderful attractions that include Sim’s Park, Dolphin’s Nose (the trekking spot), Highfield Tea Factory, St. Georges Church, and Ketty and Hidden Valley among several others.

4. Munnar 

Being a major highlight of most South India tour packages, Munnar in ‘God’s Own Country,’ Kerala is bound to give you an amazing experience with its spellbinding beauty. With beautiful tea plantations, verdant hills and misty pathways in between, Munnar offers plenty of mesmerising views to behold. Some of the key attractions of Munnar include Tea Garden Photo Point, Echo Point, Eravikulam National Park, Carmelagiri Elephant Park, and Mattupetty Dam. Further, even if you want to satiate your appetite for adventure, a Munnar tour package is sure to have it all.

5. Periyar

Explore the untouched and pristine flora of Periyar in Kerala. Known for its national park with the same name, Periyar is counted among the best tourist places in south India during summers. Surrounded with rich greenery, Periyar has an abundance of natural beauty that compels you to praise and admire Mother Nature and the way it equally bestows its love upon all creatures that it inhabits in its lap. Encompassing the massive area of 925 sq. km., Periyar National Park has over 35 species of mammals and about 266 species of birds. Spot royal Bengal tigers, herds of benevolent elephants, and other animals on your jungle safari. Besides, you can go for bamboo rafting, photography walks, camping in the wild, and ayurvedic massages in Thekkady during a Periyar tour package.

6. Alleppey

Also known as the “Venice of the East,” Alleppey in Kerala is an ideal place for a summer vacation in South India. The place lets you behold the mesmerising and scenic views of Kerala backwaters dotted with coconut trees, and the pleasant weather here never disappoints you and makes your stay unforgettable. When in Alleppey, experience the joy of spending your leisure time cruising on a houseboat, indulging in ayurvedic spas, and savouring lip-smacking cuisines. Find solace in serenity, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Some of the top tourist attractions of Alleppey tour packages include Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake, Kumarakom bird sanctuary, and Alappuzha Beach.

7. Coorg

Also known as the “Scotland of India,” Coorg is one of the magnificent summer holiday destinations in South India. Settled in the Western Ghats, Coorg is a great spot for nature and adventure enthusiasts. Being an enthralling hill station, the place presents you with many gorgeous views to behold. Pathways around mystic mountains with grey clouds hovering over them can make you fall in love with the place. Blessed with pleasant weather, Coorg offers a peaceful and soothing retreat for tourists. Get drenched in the water of the great waterfalls and let all your worries wash away. In addition to the attractions like Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Nagarhole National Park, and Brahmagiri Peak, among several others, you can also go for activities like camping, boating, rafting, and trekking when you take a Coorg tour package.

8. Mysore

Of the several tourist places in south India during summers, Mysore is a prime attraction of top South India tour packages. Bestowed with delightful weather, Mysore tour packages are full of spectacles as they cover key attractions like Mysore Palace, Folklore Museum, Jaganmohan Palace, Karanji Lake, St. Philomena’s Cathedral, Shivanasamudra Falls, Balmuri Waterfalls, and Bandipur National Park to name a few. In addition to these, the city is a shopper’s paradise. Explore the local market to fulfill your shopping desires. In case you are an adventure lover, Mysore has everything, be it trekking or camping amidst rich flora.

So, the next time you think of planning your summer vacation, think South India! Encompassing the Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh, you will find a number of holiday destinations in South India that are bound to give you an unforgettable experience.

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