Most Popular Cities of South India

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Published: 22nd February 2011
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South India is an enchanting place in India where tourist attractions galore. Its rich cultural heritage and fascinating natural attractions make it a famous tourist destination of India where tourists come from across the globe. It is a must-visit destination boasting of attractions like beaches, backwaters, wildlife, hill stations, tea, coffee and spice gardens, ancient temples and monuments, stunning palaces, beautiful gardens, delicious cuisine and rejuvenating Ayurveda.

Some of the most famous cities of South India are:


It is popularly known as the garden city of South India. It is the fastest developing city of the world.


It is the capital city of Tamil Nadu known for ancient monuments, national parks, beautifully carved temples, silk saris, fabulous beaches and much more.


It is the capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is a land of traditional hospitality, cultural heritage and software revolution. Its Charminar is its most famous attraction.


This staggeringly beautiful city is famous for its beach and the views of sunset. It is hemmed in by majestic hills offering perfect views of mountains and colorful sea-shores. Temples and Churches are the other attractions here.


World famous for its Meenakshi temple, Madurai is culturally rich city of Tamil Nadu. Its history is 2500 year old. The legends associated with this city are interesting.


This historic city has a lot to offer such as palaces, temples, parks, coffee, traditional carvings on fragrant sandalwood, ivory and rosewood, silk, delicious Mysore Pak (sweet) and a variety of handicrafts.


It is a breathtaking hill station of South India located at an altitude of 7,349 feet above sea level. It is popularly known as the ‘Queen of the Southern hill stations’. It also boasts of tea gardens, cool climate and gorgeous greenery.


This famous pilgrimage center of the Hindus is a small island located in Tamil Nadu. It is believed that the pilgrimage to Kashi (the holiest city of India) is incomplete without a visit to Rameshwaram. The legend goes that Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva at this place.


This sacred city is a famous pilgrimage center of India located in Andhra Pradesh. This city is famous for the world famous Venkateswara Swamy Temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. It is the richest temple in the world and attracts millions of pilgrims. It is a picturesque city.


It is an ancient city known for its architectural heritage. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting of 500 monuments. The ancient and beautiful monuments here are its major draws.

South India Travel Guide offers amazing attractions like beaches, wildlife, backwaters, temples, monuments, hill stations and pilgrimage centers. Some of the most popular Cities Of South India are Bangalore, Chennai, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Tirupati and Rameshwaram.

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