South India Tourism
Southern Part of India has witnessed many Dynasties and thus represents different Cultures. It is still untouched, green and pure. The delightful south; almost untouched by invasions throughout its history, the Indian heritage is more intact here than in other regions of the country.
The devout Dravidian people of the south live and breathe their ancient religion. Nothing, however, can really prepare a visitor for the temples, where images of the quiet bustle of the vast halls, the huge gopurams completely covered by coloured sculptures of gods and goddesses, the sight of bare feet walking across cool slabs, the heady smell of incense and the chime of the temple bell rung by priests and the faithful leave entrancing impressions. Rustic carts drawn by oxen with their brightly coloured painted horns, smiling villagers harvesting the hay at the side of the road – these will be some of the memorable features of the short journey from Madras to the famous temple town of Mahabalipuram.
A swim off the glorious beach will refresh you after absorbing the wonders of the romantic shore temples and of Arjuna’s Penance, the huge rock carvings of animals and gods.
There are so many impressive temple towns in South India – nearby Kanchipuram with its spectacular gopurams visible from miles away, or other magical sounding places – Chidambaram, Tanjore, Tiruchirapalli, and, most of all, the pilgrim centre of Madurai – one of the oldest cities in Southern India – with its dramatic and lively Meenakshi temple, dedicated to the fish-eyed goddess.
Alternatively, for a different style of relaxation, visit the attractive French-style coastal town of Pondicherry, south of Madras. In the neighbouring state of Karnataka lie the stone-carved temples of Belur and Halebid. Relive the exciting era of the Hoysalas, who flourished around the 12th century, by examining the endless stories which the sculptural detail portrays the war, the hunt, the animals, the dancing girls and, of course the gods.
What can be more daydream worthy than the images of enchanting beaches with shimmering sand, swaying palms, dramatic sea waves and smiling sun. And the way to transform this dream into reality is to plan a South India Tour.South India Tourism offers incredible attractions, which attract tourists from across the globe.
South India encompasses several enchanting destinations such as Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Pondicherry and Andhra Pradesh. And each destination has its own share of wonderful attractions to adorn your holidays with golden memories.
From honeymoon tour to Ayurveda tour, beach tour, backwater tour, adventure tour, pilgrimage tour, wildlife tour and cruise tour, South India has a variety of options in its sleeves. For accommodation South India offers a variety of options such as luxurious cottages, ayurvedic resorts, hotels, houseboats and much more to make your stay comfortable and delightful.
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This is a land of temples, a land of the devout where new wonders await - the profusion of orange flowers, the shade of the banyan tree, and the soft beat of distant drums as yet another festival starts... A Myriad of Temples.
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