Travel | Destination | South India | 22nd November 2021 | Virtual Wire
Are you a travelholic? Were you sulking in your house throughout the lockdown and now that the pandemic has subsided, are you planning on packing your bag and resuming the one thing that brings you happiness; travelling? Got you!
Here are 7 travel destinations in South India, that you may want to visit post-pandemic if you haven’t already (with proper precautions):
Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
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In addition to being popular for providing an ethereal view of sunrise and sunset, Kanyakumari is also a noted Hindu pilgrimage site; in other words, a breath of fresh air for all of us, the pandemic survivors.
Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Famous for its tea plantation, this beautiful resort town, in the Western Ghats mountains, in Tamil Nadu will do justice to your time, money and energy. If you are an admirer of cold places, you better grab your bag and fly to Ooty!
Kerala is best known for its backwaters and one such major tourist attraction, which provides houseboat cruises in Kerala is Alappuzha. Enjoy the boat races, beaches and the breath-taking beauty of Kuttanad while you are at it.
Known as the cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur or the land of poorams, is famous for its sacred sites, vibrant cultural festivals and magnificent beaches. Attending the renowned “Thrissur Pooram”, is a must, when you visit this beautiful city.
Hampi, located in east-central Karnataka, also referred to as the Group of Monuments at Hampi, is a UNESCO world heritage site. This last great Hindu kingdom in South India, though ruined by sultanate armies in 1565, still continues to be an important religious site, magnificent as ever.
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam, nicknamed “City of Destiny” and the “Jewel of the East Coast”, was a part of the Kalinga kingdom, in the 6th century BCE. Known for its scenic beauty, beaches and Buddhist sites, this city is one of the major tourist destinations in India.
Known for its pristine white-sand beaches and blue lagoons, Kavaratti– the capital of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep is literal heaven on Earth, with its tropical savanna climate and the peace and serenity it offers. Often overlooked, the Union Territory of Lakshadweep is one of the most beautiful places in India, that you may want to visit.
Some additional tourist destinations, exclusive to South India are Rameshwaram, Chennai and Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, Munnar, Kannur and Kovalam in Kerala, Bengaluru, Mysore and Coorg in Karnataka, Tirupati, Amaravathi and Belum caves in Andhra Pradesh and Minicoy Island in Lakshadweep.