Travel to Lesser-Known Places in South India for a More Enjoyable Vacation
Travel to South India. Not everyone likes the hustle bustle of large tourist destinations when they are on a vacation.
The hordes of tourists and the filth they leave behind sometimes mars the perfect holiday destinations
however bewitching and popular they may be. When it comes to travel to South India holidays there are plenty of many popular holiday destinations out there like Kovalam, Kanyakumari, Kerala backwaters, etc.
But if you are looking for tranquil places for your trip to travel to South India, there is also a bevy of jewel-like
un-trodden gems of places that can satiate your need for a peaceful holiday.
If the ‘path less trodden’ and being ‘far from the maddening crowd’ interests you
Gandikota often referred to as the ‘Grand Canyon of India’ is a tiny village that’s
right on the bank of Pennar River. There is a gorgeous downhill trek that goes
through the canyon leading up to the riverbed. Visit the historic Gandikota Fort and
the Madhavaraya Swamy temple and soak up the magnificent views from Gandikota
Pennar River view.
The closest place from where you can take a bus ride to Gandikota is the old bus
stand in Jammalamadagu; a nearby town. Therefore, to reach Gandikota, you need to
reach Jammalamadagu first
A coffee lover will fully appreciate the importance of the Araku Valley….it’s the first tribal grower’s
organic coffee brand to have reached the international market. Araku Emerald is one of the finest
Indian organic coffee brands and the plantation is open and friendly about demonstrating its coffee
making processes to visitors. Unlike other offbeat destinations, Araku is not difficult to reach…
it can be reached from Vishakhapatnam. So, it’s easy to make Araku the star destination in your trip
to South India. Mountains like Chitamogondi, Gaiikonda, Rakta Konda surround the lush green valley
that’s relatively untouched and serene.
To get to Araku valley take a car ride from the nearest stations i.e. the Kothavalasa-Kirandul railway line.
Or you can get down at the Shimilguda railway station that’s at an altitude of 996 m above sea level.
The second largest town in Tamil Nadu is green enough to take your breath away
and quiet enough to let your holiday in peace. This is the state’s largest jiggery
manufacturer and boasts of some amazing temples like the Arulmigu Masani Amman
Temple, Arulmigu Subramanyar Thirukoil temple. Spend some time in the company of
nature at Annamalai wildlife sanctuary and watch the big cats at Top Slip Tiger forest.
The lovely breezes that blow in here year round from the Palghat gaps are an added bonus.
Pollachi is located in vicinity to Coimbatore and umpteen trains run to Coimbatore from every part
of the country ….it’s one of the easiest destinations to reach when you are Traveling to South India
The place of singing waves….this sun filled beach town is a truly unusual holiday destination.
It was a Danish colony from 1620 to 1845 and there are lots of magnificent examples of Danish
architecture and heritage here along with restaurants that serve delectable Danish cuisine.
The jewel in its crown is the proud Dansborg fort but there are otter lovely attractions like the governor’s palace,
an old cemetery and of course the sun-kissed beaches. What’s more, Tanjore is nearby and Pondicherry is not far too. So this can become a week-long holiday plan. Tranquebar is amongst the top Monsoon
destinations travel to South India…the place simply blooms up as the rain kisses its foliage.