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Top Places to Visit in South India in October

By Akshatha

October is a festive season in India; people get time for travelling in this beautiful month. Even in South India, October is the month for tours. Travellers love to search about the top destinations of the season.

There are a number of places to visit in South India; these tourist spots have an awesome climate during this time of the year. The hill stations, beaches, religious places in these popular places is sure to give you a good time.

Let's take a look at October holiday destinations in South India.



Coorg, the 'Land of Cauvery', is the heart of Karnataka tourism. It is one of the most prominent hill stations in Karnataka.Tourists are never less enthusiastic to revisit this enchanting place.

Coorg is part of the Western Ghats and is also known as Madikeri. Itis famous for its climate and people just love the weather here.

In October, the climate will be at its best in this hill station. However, people visit throughout the year by making it a top destination in Karnataka.

Photo Courtesy: Barkha dhamechai



Lepakshi can be considered as an offbeat October destination in South India. It is best known for archaeological sites, belonging to the time of Vijayanagara Empire.

Lepakshi is a village in Anantapur, which has many temples built by Vijayanagara Kings. Veerabhadra temple, Shiva temple, etc. are some of the popular temples here.

The monolithic sculpture of Nandi (bull) is one of the largest Nandi in India. October is one of the best time to visit Lepakshi in Andhra Pradesh.

Photo Courtesy: Narasimha Prakash



Wayanad in the Western Ghats of Kerala, is a popular tourist place. Located in the Southern tip of the Deccan Plateau, Wayanad has dry and moist deciduous forests.

A favourite among travellers, it is one of the crowded hill stations in Kerala. Picturesque landscapes, rivers, coffee plantations are the attractions here.

In October, Wayanad has a pretty good climate and most suitable for tourism. Hence, it is one of the top places to visit in South India in October.

Photo Courtesy: KalidasPavithran



Gokarna is a coastal town in North Karnataka; considered a Hindu pilgimage site. The Mahabaleshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a popular temple.

Gokarna's main attractions are its beaches; Om Beach, Half Moon Beach, Nirvana Beach, Indian Beach, etc.

October is the best time to visit Gokarna in Karnataka.

Photo Courtesy: Nechyporuk Iuliia



Kodaikanal is known as the 'Princess of Hill Stations' in Tamil Nadu. The serene view of the mountain ranges of Western Ghats, makes it one of the popular destinations in South India.

Tourists can visit Kodaikanal in almost all seasons; October being one of the best.

Kodaikanal lake, Bear Shola Falls, Pine Forests, Pillar Rocks, Berijam Lake are some of the main tourist attractions here.

Photo Courtesy: Parthan



Kollam on the coast of Laccadive sea, is a sea port and a city in Kerala. The famous Ashtamudi Lake (back waters) is a major tourist attraction in Kollam.

Portuguese Cemetry, Kollam Beach, Thirumallavaram Beach are some of the popular tourist attractions in Kollam.

Houseboats are a speciality in Kerala; a houseboat ride in Ashtamudi lake is something you should never miss.

Kollam is definitely a place to visit in October.

Photo Courtesy: Arunvrparavur

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills is 62 km from Bangalore, Karnataka. It is a famous weekend getaway from Bangalore.

Tourists often go there to enjoy the scenery. It is also called as Anandagiri, 'the Hill of Happiness'.

Nandi hills gets visitors throughout the year and they just love to spend time in the serene environment.

Photo Courtesy: Shyamal



Kanyakumari is a pilgrim as well as a tourist place in Tamil Nadu. Situated at the Southernmost tip of India, it is a picturesque place.

It is here that 3 Indian seas meet: the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal.

Kanyakumari is one of the places to visit in South India in October.

Photo Courtesy: Nikhil B

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