Fantastic List of Places to Visit in South India

South India has many fantastic places which are Unexplored. If you are looking for a weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life on a short budget and limited time these are the places you should visit. This article is just going to make you plan for the coming weekend.

Take a look at these stunning places are you would be awe wanting to visit each of the places every weekend from now on. These places are a special treat for backpackers. You name it and it goes without saying. Rolling mountains, azure seas, sandy beaches, swaying fields, high cascading waterfalls, chic hotels, uber cool lounges.


Look at this List next time before deciding your destination. You might end up to a Better place.

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#1 Varkala

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Amazing sea line and a Must visit place in Kerela. Located in the Thiruvananthapuram district, people say this place as mini Goa. The best part is that the cliff is found adjacent to the Sea which makes it even more attractive location to visit. 

Papanasam beach has high historical value along with being one of the most beautiful places for sightseeing. This beach has a lot of history attached to this place. There are plenty of restaurants on the cliff and seashore to enjoy the cool breeze and enchanting view of the ocean.

#2 Ponmudi Hills

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Hill station located in the Trivandrum district of Kerala. You would enjoy lush green surrounding, crystal clear water along with average climate. This is located 62Kms from Trivandrum which be approximately a run of 1.5 hours. This is an extension of Western Ghats and parallels to the Sea. 

Tea gardens are a very good experience to travel to.

#3 Hogenakkal Falls

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Hogenakkal Falls is a waterfall in South India on the Kaveri river in the Dharmapuri district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 180 km from Bangalore and 46 km from Dharmapuri.

The rocks arrangement is so amazing that one can spend an entire day. The rocks have an amazing smoky feeling. This place is located 750feet above the sea level. Hogenakkal in local language means "Smoky Rocks".

Hogenakkal falls is popular for is round shaped unique boat called Coracles. It is definitely an amazing experience to visit this place just to enjoy the falls. A boat ride is one of the most thrilling experience one should not give a miss. This place is often referred to as Niagara of India.

#4 Rameswaram

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Rameswaram is a town on Pamban Island, in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This is one of the holiest places in India. You would find many popular temples in this city. 

A train trip which you should not miss is Pamban Bridge which is a railway bridge which connects the town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India. Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu is a major Hindu pilgrimage famous for its history and temple. The Five-faced Hanuman Temple also catches tourists’ eyes as this place holds the floating stone which is said to be used to build the bridge between India and Sri Lanka.

#5 Yelagiri

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Yelagiri is a hill station in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Built in 1964, the hilltop Velavan Temple is a colorful Murugan temple with views of the valley below.

This place you should visit if you want to get out of hustle and bustle of the city life. It is a very cool calm and composed place to go with your family and enjoy the weekend. It is here that you get to revel in lofty hills, pristine lake, cascading waterfall and ancient temples.

#6 Gandikota

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Gandikota is a village on the right bank of the river Pennar, 15 km from Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India.

This is also known as Grand Canyon of India. A gorge is any valley formed by a source of water flowing between tall slabs of steep rocks. Gorges are formed as a result of erosion of rocks over a long period of time. 

A small village situated in the Erramalai hills. The word 'Gandi' which means gorge in Telugu. A view of the 300ft deep gorge formed between Gandikota hills and the river Pennar.

#7 Araku Valley

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Araku Valley is a hill station and valley region in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It's surrounded by the thick forests of the Eastern Ghats mountain range. The Tribal Museum is dedicated to the area's numerous indigenous tribes, known for their traditional Dhimsa dance, and showcases traditional handicrafts. A miniature train runs through Padmapuram Gardens, with its sculptures and tree-top huts.

Araku Valley and is also among the top hill station in Andhra Pradesh. There more than 40 tunnels and number of bridges are on the way. 

#8 Skandagiri Hills

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Nandi Hills, or Nandidurg, is a hill fortress in the south Indian state of Karnataka. Is a lesser known a place of Nandi Hills The peak is at an altitude of about 1450 meters. Much adored for the view of a beautiful sunrise and beds of clouds, the picturesqueSkandagiri Hills.

Skandagiri hill lies north of Bangalore

#9 Athirappilly Falls

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Athirappilly Falls, is situated in Athirappilly Panchayat, Chalakudy Taluk, Thrissur District of Kerala. The beautiful Athirapilly waterfalls is located on the way from Valparai to Chalakkudi, Kerala. Located 60 km from the Thrissur district of Kerala.

Athirapally Falls is a marvelous cascade of frothy waters that makes its way from the Anamudi mountains of the Western Ghats. This 80 ft high and 330 ft wide marvel is situated at the entrance of the Sholayar ranges and is often referred to as the "Niagara Falls of India".

#10 Maravanthe Beach

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Maravanthe is a village and a beach near Kundapura, Karnataka, India. This is one of the Most Beautiful Places in India. Maravanthe Beach is located 12 km from Kundapur, which is 50 km north of Udupi and 105 km north of Mangalore.

A beautiful beach town with white sand spread miles and miles along the coast fetches the beach a nickname of Virgin Beach. The beach is surrounded by two beautiful seas namely Arabian Sea on the Western side and Saurpanika River on the eastern side.

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