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South India is one of the most visited states by the tourists and most photogenic place in India. There are lots to enjoy including the beautiful waterfalls, sunrise and sunset views from the sea-side, boat rides in lakes and many beautiful places to enjoy. We have discussed here some of the famous locations in South India to plan your coming vacations with your loved ones and friends.

best places to visit in south India

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1. Marottichal, Kerala

Maruttichal is a village in Kerala. Marottichal is also known as Chess Village. In the sixth century, chess was called Chaturanga in Sanskrit, which means four divisions. Chess is believed to have first started in India. There are 6 thousand people here and 4 thousand of these people play chess almost daily. Here people also play chess on the smartphone. This village has such popularity that people from Germany and America are also learning the nuances of chess.

2. Mattur, Karnataka

There is a village named Mattur in the Shimoga district of Karnataka where every resident of India speaks in Sanskrit. An unique village of Karnataka, where children speak Sanskrit. About 300 families live in Mattur village. You will have a different experience as soon as you enter this village. Seeing the costumes of the villagers, you will feel that people from times of Chanakya are residing. Whether children, old people or young men, all speak fluent Sanskrit.

3. Kodinhi, Kerala

The most mysterious village in the world, where only twins are born. Most of the children born in Kodinhi village in Malappuram district of Kerala are twins. 4 twins are born in every 1000 children born all over the world, but 45 twins babies are born in every 1000 children in this mysterious village. It is the second village in the world and the first in Asia on average.

4. Bidar

Located on the edge of the Bidar plateau, Bidar Fort is an important historical monument in Karnataka. In the heart of Bidar is Chaubara, an ancient clock tower. Located in Bidar, Narasimha Jhira Cave Temple is one of the main tourist attractions of Karnataka.

The temple is in a tunnel 300 meters below the range of the Manichoola hill. It is believed that the Sanctuary in the cave temple of Narasimha Jharni is a swayambu or self manifests sculpture. A perennial stream of water is said to flow continuously for hundreds of years in this place making it a significant places to visit in Karnataka.

5. Chikmagalur

Hill stations around Chikmagalur are famous summer retreats as they remain cool even during summers. An ideal retreat of solitude and natural beauty, located in Baba Budan range, Kemmangundi has a invigorating climate that makes it an ideal hill station near Bangalore in summer. Its a quiet green mountainside and the two waterfalls - Kalahasti and Hebbe are ideal picnic areas.

The Hanuman Gundi falls look as beautiful as pearls that fall down to a hundred feet. Do not forget to bring home bags of fresh coffee powder, tea leaves and authentic spices from here! Go trekking in some of the high peaks or visit the Lakya dam. You can also visit the Radha Krishna Temple and Jamalabad Fort.

6. Nersa

Scenic romantic getaway closer to Goa, Nersa is unconventional ideal for a long trip with your loved ones. Enjoy bird watching and hiking through the thick foliage. Nersa is located in the Mahadayi valley and seems to be a delight for travel enthusiasts and wildlife birds. In addition, locals say that around 40 bat species have been seen in Nersa.

From rocky escarpments to the undulating countryside, adventure lovers can find here a good variety of excursions such as Kongla Bhimgad, Abnali, Jamgoan and Dongargoan. Cool wind folds the cheeks. Leafy trees dancing in rhythm of the breeze.

7. Yellapur

Yellapur offers a completely different experience. Pure pure, natural fun. Yellapur is a perfect romantic image escape for the avid photographer and a devout worshiper of nature. An ultimate romantic destination, Yellapur is perfect for those seeking serenity at an altitude of 1774 feet!

Weekends in Yellapur tend to be less crowded, so if you are looking for privacy it is a perfect place to be. Take a visit to the waterfalls in the area such as Sathodi Falls and Magod Falls and Jenukallu Gudda.

8. Hampi

Hampi is a small town north of Karnataka, on the banks of the Tungabhadra river, and it is one of those places where you feel at ease as soon as you arrive. Hampi is located about 300 km from Bangalore. Hampi is often called the city of ruins, and some of them are listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Hampi has thousands of large rock formations, polished stones that seem to lie with their perfect forms, all distributed between kilometers and kilometers of palm trees and rice terraces.

All of Hampi's visitable ruins are scattered about 36 square kilometers, so it is essential to have some kind of vehicle to visit it completely. Located on the south bank of the Tungabhadra River and in a spectacular enclave, stands the oldest (and main) temple of Hampi is the Sri Virupaksha adorned with sculptures that represent gods and other divine and celestial beings, in addition to a lot of erotic figures, related to fertility rites.

In front of the Virupaksha temple is a street with old pavilions on both sides of it. It is Hampi Bazaar. To the north of Sri Virupaksha is a hill with steps called Hemakuta Hill, an excellent place to glimpse all the ruins that are in this area and, if you can, see the sunrise or sunset. The largest temples, Sasivekalu Ganesha and Kadalekalu, are found on the side of the hill.

Mahanavami Dibba is a ceremonial enclosure built by King Krishnadevaraya to commemorate the victory over Udaigiri. Vittala Temple is the symbol of Hampi. When you get to this area you have to walk about 2 km to reach the temples. If you do not want to walk there are some carts.

9. Gulbarga

Gulbarga small city in Karnataka was founded by sultans as their capital in the 14th century. This place is well known as it is believed that it was home to ancient kingdoms of south with buildings and monuments. The local cuisine of this place is amazing and we should at least once try them all out.

10. Pondicherry

The best time to enjoy in Pondicherry is from September to February. You can enjoy the beautiful red sunrise on the beaches, and go for scuba diving in Serenity Beach, yachting or sailing, kayaking and canoeing on beaches on eastern coasts. You can spend some beautiful time in Chunnambar Boat houses, and go for evening walks near the sea.

11. Thekkady

Thekkady is also one of the most visited tourist places in South India. It is famous for the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary where you can enjoy bamboo rafting. You can can spend some time near the banks of Periyar river and enjoy the greenery around you. You can visit the Mangla Devi temple and the Abraham's Spice Garden to enjoy the pleasant smell and see a large variety of organic farming.

You can visit Murikkady for the greenery to enjoy and gardens of Kumily to spend beautiful evenings. There are elephants, waterfalls and wildlife. Beautiful destination and excellent small town. You must carry your camera to click some beautiful pictures.

So you will love this trip to South India for sure and capture beautiful moments there.
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