After the scorching summer, the climate starts to cool off a bit with the onset of monsoons in South India. South India has its fair share of places to travel to where one can relax and enjoy during the monsoons. One can head to Coorg or Dandeli in Karnataka for some adventure or see the beauty that Palakkad and Ponnani have to show you. You can also plan a trip to the hill stations here like Yelagiri, Yercaud and more. Here are the few places that you can escape to in the month of June. So pack your bags and set out to explore the tourist destinations of South India in June.
Byndoor is located in Kundapura, Udupi district in Karnataka and is famous for its beautiful beaches and the glorious sunset. The little village is home to the Sri Someshwara temple,which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and its presence on the seashore gives it a truly unique setting. The stunning sculptures as well as the lingam at the temple are a sight to see.
Coorg or Kodagu is a tourist destination in Karnataka situated in the South Western part of the Malnad area of Western Ghats. Coorg, is known as the Scotland of India and the Kashmir of Karnataka. It is famous for its evergreen forests, lush green valleys, misty hills, sprawling coffee plantations, tea estates, orange groves, lofty peaks and fast flowing streams. Coorg also offers an old world charm which is reflected in its sleepy towns.
Dandeli is a small town located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is surrounded by the dense deciduous forests of the Western Ghats and is a renowned adventure sports destination in South India. It is also a prominent tourist destination as it is considered to be one of the top white-water rafting destinations in India.
The sight of this magnificent sheet of water cascading straight down a height of 830 feet leaves one mesmerized. The beauty of this view is enhanced by the natural beauty of its lush green surroundings. The Jog Falls is one of the most stunning example of nature's majesty. The falls originate from the Sharavathi River and consist of four distinct segments and these are Raja, Rani, Rover and Rocket.
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Covelong, a fishing village on the Tamil Nadu coastline, serves as a true delight for beach lovers. It is close to Chennai and is the perfect weekend getaway.The Dutch Castle here has been converted into a resort and attracts a lot of tourists every year. Known by the name Taj Fisherman's Cove, it is the perfect place to stretch your legs and have a good time. Other attractions at Covelong are the temples built by the Pallava dynasty that belong to the 5th to 8th century.
Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station located in the Palani hills in the Western Ghats. The town has been christened as the Princess of hill stations due to its scenic beauty and popularity. Situated in the Dindagul district of Tamil Nadu, the town is atop a plateau at the height of 2133 m above sea level.
Kolli Hills, a mountain range, is situated in the Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu. A part of the Eastern Ghats, the Kolli Hills range, is comparitively untouched by human activity and commercial exploitation, thereby retaining much of its natural splendor. The mountains are regarded as a pilgrim destination, due to the Arapaleeswarar Temple that is supposed to contain a secret pathway to the Lord Shiva temple located in Rasipuram. The temple is a popular attraction for tourists the year round.
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Kotagiri is a major hill station in the Nilgiri district and can be ranked along with Coonoor and Ooty. It is the smallest of the three in many respects, but it does not come last in terms of ambience. The hill station is situated at a towering elevation of 1793 metres above sea level and is famous for being a good spot to carry out trekking expeditions.
Located on the Coromandel Coast, Pulicat is a tiny yet picturesque seashore town in Tamil Nadu. Pulicat is best known for two things: Pulicat Lake and Pulicat Bird Sanctuary. Pulicat Lake is considered as the second biggest brackish water body in India and attracts millions of tourists every year.
Tranquebar, or Tharangambadi as it was formerly known, is a town in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district. Tharangambadi literally translates to "land of the singing waves". One should visit Tranquebar to see some fine examples of Danish architecture. Fort Dansborg (Danish Fort) is one of the highlights of Tranquebar, a perfect example of Danish architecture that is hard to find elsewhere in India.
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Yelagiri, also spelt as Elagiri, is a small hill station in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu and is a back packer's paradise. Located at a height of 1048 meters above sea level, Yelagiri hill station is a cluster of 14 hamlets inhabited by the tribal folk. The Yelagiri hills are popular among adventure sports lover.
Yercaud, located on the Shevaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu, is a hill station in the Eastern Ghats. Located at the height of 1515 meters, its scenic beauty and pleasant weather brings in many tourists. Yercaud is known for its plantations of coffee, orange, jackfruit, guava, cardamom and black pepper. The forests of Yercaud have an abundance of sandalwood, teak and silver oaks. From wild animals like bison, deer, foxes, mongooses, snakes, squirrels to birds like bulbuls, kites, sparrows and swallows can be found in these forests.It is a nature lovers paradise.
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Palakkad, otherwise known as Palghat, is a district in Kerala that lies along the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats. Endless stretch of palm trees, green carpeted landscapes, dense tropical forests and undulating hilly terrains make Palakkad a visual treat to tourists. By contributing massively to the rice production of Kerala, Palakkad has rightfully grabbed two titles: ‘The Rice Bowl of Kerala' and ‘The Granary of Kerala'.
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Located to the East of Kottayam, Peermede is one of the hill stations of Kerala. This hilly territory beckons its visitors with it's adventurous trekking trials, picture perfect landscapes and cool romantic weather. The town got its name from Peer Mohammad who was a Sufi saint.One would see wide areas of tea, cardamom, rubber and coffee plantations spread across the hills. Other attractions of this place include Periyar Tiger Reserve and waterfalls.
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Ponnani is a small yet picturesque town located inMalappuram district of Kerala. Covered by the Arabian Sea on the West, this town is a major fishing center and chief coastal belt in Malabar. It is famed for long stretches of beaches and numerous mosques. It also houses one of the oldest ports in South India.
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