Wednesday, April 9, 2014

With the advent of the summer season, people look out for a tourist destination to relax and unwind, to get rid of their hectic daily life for a few days. It is a time when you might see special discounts on summer tour packages listed by holiday tour operators. If you are looking forward to summer holidays, plan a vacation to South India to have electrifying experience full of excitement and relaxation. 

The southern part of India is home to some scenic hill stations. Every year, millions of tourists plan a trip to South India to feel the beauty and serenity of these hill stations. If you are looking out for tourism in South India, here are some of the most exotic destinations that you must choose: 

Tour to Munnar
Located in the South Indian state of Kerala, Munnar offers an exciting mix of buoyancy and tranquility, making it an ideal place to visit in summers. The reason behind the serenity and salubrious climate of Kerala is the prevalence of Eco tourism. The town is set at the confluence of the three rivers- Kundaly, Nallathanni and Madhurapuzha. Munnar is an amalgamation of picturesque green hills, pristine lakes, vibrant & energetic waterfalls and the lush green plantation. There is the famous CSI church, which is a major religious place and is known for its beautiful stone carved architecture. Other attractions in Munnar include Devikulam, Munnar Bird Sanctuary and so on. If you are planning to take Kerala holiday packages, ensure to make Munnar a part of your tour. 

Tour to Ooty
A popular town in the Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu, Ooty is fondly dubbed as the “Queen of Hill Stations” in India. The name ‘Ooty’ is the shorter version of Ootacamund and attracts scores of tourists every year.  It houses breathtakingly beautiful hill stations, cascading waterfalls and impressive streams. The place is just too perfect for spending summer vacations with fun & frolic. Other places to visit in Ooty include Mudumalai National Park, Botanical Gardens and other wonderful local markets. 

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Tour to Coorg
Situated in the state of Karnataka, Coorg attracts a large chunk of nature lovers every year. Furnished with thick awnings and low hills, the Coorg district is located on the Western Ghats of the Sahyadri Mountains. The hill town is home to massive coffee estates and rainforests that allow you to freshen up. Some popular spots for sightseeing include Omkareshwar Temple, Raja’s Seat and Madikeri Fort. Also, there is a little bit of volume amidst this calm atmosphere with the chirping of birds and garrulous waterfalls. 

hill stations in idukki , Kerala
One of the most renowned places to visit in South India, Idukki is a renowned summer holiday destination that you must explore at least once. Situated at an altitude of 2,500 feet above the sea level, this is one of the most beautiful destinations in Kerala. With its exquisite flora and fauna species and organic beauty adorned with hills, forests, peaks, small streams and villages, Idukki is bound to catch the eye of nature lovers. Flanked by Western Ghats in the East, Idukki is a small tourist destination that has many narrow steep-sided valleys. It will not be an overstatement to say that touring this place is going to be delight for all those who love wildlife tours. 

Nandi Hills 
Tour to Nandi Hills in South
Situated just 60 kilometers away from Bangalore, Nandi is a favorite hill station for the holidaymakers. Earlier, this picnic spot was frequently visited by British, who have constructed several bungalows and laid down beautiful gardens. This was the place where Tipu Sultan used to spend his summer vacations. The dense forest is a habitat for exotic flora and fauna species.

Araku Valley 
Beautifull valley of Araku
One of the most soothing and famous sightseeing places of South India, Araku Valley is wrapped in pastoral beauty, deep valleys, lush greenery and shimmering gushing water enchants the mind and soul of visitors. It stands amidst rolling hills and is encompassed by a lovely landscape of rivulets, waterfalls and lush greenery. The Dolphin’s Nose is a steep rocky formation shaped like a Dolphin’s Nose from where outstanding views can be seen of the surrounding areas. 

hill stations in Yercaud
Located 35 kilometers away from Salem, Yercaud is a classic hill station in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Also known as Shevaroy hills, the territory of Yercaud hill is set amidst the commanding height of 1515 meters. It is one of the most visited tourist spots of the region and also known as the ‘Jewel of the South’. The name ‘Yercaud’ is derived from a lake, situated at the center of the place. This summer resort is ideal for holidaymakers who wish to enjoy solitude amidst the tempting beauty of nature. Some popular tourist spots include Yercaud Lake, Lady’s Seat, Bear’s Cave, The Grange and The Servarayan Temple etc. 

Ananthagiri Hills 
Ananthagiri Hill Station
Located between Andhra Pradesh and Orissa in the eastern part, in Vishakhapatnam district, Ananthagiri Hills is a place for pilgrims, vacationers as well as honeymooners. The breathtaking sight of Ananthagiri Hills is hidden behind mists & clouds and becomes clear as you ascent up to this hill town. Some of the popular attractions in Ananthagiri Hills include Ananthagiri Temple, Padmapuram Gardens, Musi River, Tyda Park, Bhavanasi Lake and Dolphin’s Nose. 

Before buying a tourist package, make it a point to check all the required information about your summer holiday destination on your trip to South India. A good holiday package must cover all the required hotel information and flight booking details among others. 

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