About the Region

The land of spices, beaches, and plantations has much more to offer than you would think. South India covers the southern part of the peninsular Deccan plateau, bounded scenically by the Bay of Bengal in the East, the Arabian Sea in the West, and the Indian Ocean in the South. The region comprises the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, along with the coastal delight of Pondicherry and the island territories of Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar.  


Each state of South India is distinct from the other when it comes to people, their traditions, culture, and practices. The warm and hospitable South Indians go down in history as one of the earliest settlers of the subcontinent, marked by their love for nature and food. 


South India is characterized by its long history of colossal deities, warrior kings, and skilled tribes. To this day, religion and culture play a significant role in peninsular India, as does the love for nature, arts and crafts, and traditional cuisines handed down several generations. When in South India, expect to see people clad in traditional dhotis and sarees more often, with the religious Chandan tilak as a mark of auspiciousness. 

Top Things to do in North India

South India is a land of unlimited treasures. The natural beauty of Kerala’s backwaters is a scene to behold, while the stately Portuguese mansions strike a chord with the architecture-lover. When in South India, walk a lot to absorb its natural and architectural beauty, try out their diverse native cuisines, have fun in the green valleys and the azure beaches and experience everything from a bustling tech hub to ancient temple ruins, elephant herds, swaying coconut palms, and more!

Feast on some mouth-watering delicacies

If you think idlis and dosas are the only South Indian treats worth trying, you have no idea what surprises await you in the peninsular territory. Try the Hyderabadi Biryani or the appetizing Rasam if you are in for the spices. Feast on the delicious Payasam and the Mysore Pak for your sweet tooth, and the rich varieties of vadas, porichathu, idiyappam, punugulu, and bhajjes for the street-food lover within. 

Visit these Places of Religious & Cultural Value

South India is known for its historical Hindu temple towns along with dedicated Jain and Christian shrines visited by tourists from across the world. You cannot miss a trip to Madurai, Tirupati, or Kanchipuram if you seek to witness the grandness of Hindu religious fervor. Or plan a trip to Hampi, Mahabalipuram, or Auroville for a unique taste of India’s rich cultural legacy. 

Visit these Places for Adventure and Fun

Blessed with majestic peaks, adrenaline-driving terrains, and scenic landscapes, South India is the perfect choice for the adventure lover seeking thrill and diversity. Some of our top picks? The exciting bamboo rafting trip of Thekkady, waterfall rappelling in Coorg, coracle rides in Hampi, jungle patrol nights in Periyar, paragliding in Munnar, sea karts in Andaman, and rock climbing in Badami!  

Visit these Places for A Romantic Getaway

South India’s lush greenery and azure waters, not to mention top-notch infrastructure and hospitality make it an ideal choice for romantic escapades with your loved one! Try Kovalam or Kumarakom for a relaxed romantic retreat, or Araku and Kottakuppam for lesser-known discoveries. Kanyakumari’s alluring sunsets, Havelock’s golden beaches, and Lakshadweep’s magnificent greenery, along with Allepey’s gorgeous backwaters and Kodaikanal’s breathtaking hills are just some on the never-ending list!

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