Plan A Trip to the South This Summer Holidays
South of India may seem to be an unlikely place to plan a summer vacation. But believe it or not, the best time to explore the southern states is in the summer. Within a few weeks, the coastlines will be hit by the monsoons that will pave the way for enigmatic rain thus covering the terrains of the south with lush greenery and fresh vibe.
Therefore, this summer holiday, instead of treading to the mountain, plan a trip to the tropics for a one of a kind holiday. But which cities in South of India should your travel itinerary include? Below is arecommended list of places for your trip.
If you want to enjoy pleasant weather throughout the day and night, book any of the hotels in majestic Bangalore today. The city is known for having a mild and cool temperature. Thanks to the weather, you can explore the historical and symbolic landmarks in the city very comfortably. The city is also known to have a very happening nightlife and is home to various gardens, national parks and museums. In short, the city is the best place to plan a family vacation.
Finding hotels in Bangalore is also not very difficult. To get the best deals, log on to travel and websites like Yatra or Makemytrip.com. With the summer months beckoning, you can procure good deals on hotel and travel booking. Another advantage of vacationing in Bangalore is that while you are in the city you can also plan a visit to a nearby tourist destination. Mysore (place of historical significance), Hogenakkal & Shivanasamudra (home to beautiful waterfalls), Yelagiri Hills (hill station) and much more are popular tourist destination located under 200 kms from the city. So if you want to break free from the city life, plan a visit to these places.
One town in India that witnesses eternal spring is “Ooty”, Tamil Naidu. Located in the Nilgiri Hills, in the yesteryears the city served as a summer residence to the British colonial officers and the rich and affluent of the time. The city still boasts of structures and buildings built during that ear. In fact, if you want to fly back in time you can book your stay at a vintage cottage with wooden flooring, fireplace and old style décor.
A visit to Ooty will be a welcome break from your otherwise hectic and routine life. The city is also surrounded by several tourist’s attractions like Pykara Lake, Botanical Garden, Avalanche Lake, Doddabetta Peak and of course the ride on Nilgiri mountain railway. So, if you are craving for a pristine environment, mild weather condition and laid back time, a trip to Ooty in the south should be on the top of your travel list.
Home to grand tea estates and lush, green meadows, Munnar is a town located in the Western Ghat mountain range of Kerela. Eravikulam National Park, Hydel Park, Munnar Tea Museum, Mattupetty Dam are some of the local attractions that might ignite your interest. Kerala is particularly known for backwaters, houseboats and beaches. In Munnar you shall experience a totally different side of the State. The mountain range in the area is covered by with low bed of clouds that is mesmerizing and beautiful. For a close encounter with nature, plan a visit to Munnar this summer holidays.
Affectionately known as Pondy, Pondicherry is the yet another coastal city located Southwest of Chennai. As a former French colony, the city still carries the legacy and is evident even today. A small section of the population still speaks French and the architecture which today is classified as Franco-Tamil has a strong reminiscence.
Blessed with two cultures, Pondicherry has a unique character and unlike most cities in India. The city is well-connected by rail and road and is a hot spot for tourism. The city is also known for several tourist attractions that include monumental structures, parks, botanical garden, museums and places of worship for different faiths.
Besides these four cities, there are also many places in the South that should be explored. However, if you haven’t been to the South before, we suggest that you start the southern expedition with these places.