Deciding where to travel to during your holidays? Here are a few places in South India where you can relax and enjoy this November. Head to the scenic state of Karnataka which has many a place that will leave you mesmerised, or travel to Tamil Nadu and admire its many temples. You can also head to the backwaters of Kerala where you can rejuvenate yourself and enjoy the tranquility of nature.
All these places offer you some of the best getaways in the month of November. With their varied culture, history and traditions, it is absolutely amazing to travel here and enjoy the many attractions that they have to offer. Also, there are many places where you can re-energise yourself, while being cut off from the rest of the world. Here is a look at the places that should be there in your travel itinery for South India this November.
Great Nicobar is the largest island of the Nicobar Island group. Situated south of all the other islands and home to Indira point, India's southernmost point, Great Nicobar is famous for its diverse flora and fauna, marine life and many varieties of birds and flowers. Nature is what attracts tourists and honeymooners to this outdoor paradise. Campbell Bay National Park is one of Great Nicobar's most frequently visited place by tourists after Indira point. The various birds native to the Andaman and Nicobar islands like the Nicobar Scrubfowl or the Nicobar Megapod often strike a lot of interest among tourists and nature lovers. The national park is also a photographer's haven.
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Araku Valley is a famous hill station that lies in the Vishakhapatnam district in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The town is situated amidst beautiful locales of Eastern Ghats and has a rich cultural and traditional past. The place is perhaps the most beautiful hill station in the south because it still remains unspoiled by commercialism of tourism. The valley has some real interesting places to visit which includes the Tribal Museum, Borra Caves, Sangda Falls and Padmapuram Botanical Gardens. Besides these, the coffee plantations are a must-visit for those who want to indulge themselves in the flavours of nature.
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BR Hills or Biligiri Rangana Hills is a hill range on the eastern border of the Western Ghats. It lies at a spot where the Eastern and Western Ghats meet and create a diverse eco-system. lt derives its name from one of its major tourist attractions; the Rangaswamy Temple, that is located on top of a white cliff. The hills are located in the Chamarajanagar district, and lie at the south eastern border of Karnataka touching Tamil Nadu. The BR Hills provides ample scope for adventure sports like trekking and rafting too. The Cauvery and Kapila Rivers that flow through these hills offer opportunities for angling, fishing and coracle boat riding.
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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 this town a visual treat to the tourists. By contributing massively to the rice production of Kerala, Palakkad has rightfully grabbed the titles; ‘The Rice Bowl of Kerala' and ‘The Granary of Kerala'.
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Payyoli is a small village in the district of Kozhikode (Calicut) in South Kerala. Situated on the North Malabar Coast, it is a quiet destination with golden stretches of sand and shallow waters. It is popularly known for its beach that attracts tourists from far and wide. Other attractions of this town include the Kunjali Marrrakar Museum, Velliyamkallu and Trikkottur Perumalpuram Temple. Travellers coming here can enjoy the beauty of nature and relax in the serenity here.
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Karaikal, an ancient temple town famous for its Lord Saneeswara temple, makes for a complete tourist destination for tourists and pilgrims alike. Its sandy beach, the city's rich French cultural heritage, the beautiful temples and the port are sure to interest one and all. The major attraction in the region are the Saneeswara Temple,Sri Kailasanath Temple, the Navagraha Temples and the Ammaiyar Temple. Besides temple hopping, tourists can also relax on the beach or go boating in the backwaters of the Bay of Bengal.
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The town of Mahe is located in the Union Territory ofPondicherry. A unique feature about this town is that it is covered on three sides by the Kannur district and on one side by Kozhikode. Therefore tourists visiting this place will be surprilsed to see a major influence of Kerala here. The major attractions of this town includes the Mahe Palli and the Mahe Boat House. You can also indulge in various water sports such as speedboating, kayaking and paddle boating. Tourists can be seen all through the year enjoying the serene landscape of this picturesque town.
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Erode is a small district inTamil Nadu and is located at the heart of South Indian Peninsula. It is famous for its powerloom textile products, handloom products and readymade clothes and is therefore also known as 'Texvalley of India' or 'Loom City of India'. The city is also popular for the cultivation of turmeric. There are many attractions in the city that includes many temples, churches, dams, museums and more. Tourists coming here can explore the entire city and also learn more about the culture and traditions of this place.
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The picturesque city of Hyderabad stands on the banks of River Musi and emotes till date the grandeur of the Nizam's who once ruled over the region. It is believed that the city was born in the year 1591 when Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah of the famous Qutb Shahi dynasty made this place his capital. It was previously known as Bhaganagar but later got the name Hyderabad. The 'City of Pearls' has to its credit many monuments and structures such as the Birla Mandir, Charminar, Golconda Fort, Ramoji Film City, Sliparamam, Chowmohalla Palace, Hayath Bakshi Mosque and many more.
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Nizamabad, also known as Indhooru and Indhrapuri, is located in the south Indian state of Telangana. The city enjoys an important place with regards to tourism because it is one of the most visited towns in Telangana. It boasts of many temples including the Hanuman Temple, the Neela Kanteshwara temple, the Khilla Ramalayam temple, the Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple and the Saraswathi temple. Besides these temples, there are other places of interest as well such as theArchaelogical and Heritage Museum, the Domakonda Fort, the Nizamabad Fort and the Kentu Masjid to name a few. Tourists coming here can explore this town and also enjoy the greenery that covers the region.
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