South India is really a fascinating place in terms of travel and tourism. A number of people avoid traveling to far off places during the monsoon season and the rains make it difficult to move around too much or go sight-seeing. However, if you are a rain lover, here are the top 9 places to visit in Monsoon 2020, for the much-needed break from the Pandemic.
Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, it is famous for its boat races, backwater holidays, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Alappuzha Beach is a popular picnic spot. The pier, which extends out to the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attraction of the beach. There is also an old lighthouse nearby which greatly intrigues all visitors.
Another delightful experience while in Alappuzha is the houseboat cruise. The houseboats you find in the backwaters of Alappuzha are in fact a reworked version of the Kettuvallams of olden times.
Munnar is considered one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Greeted by virgin forests, savannahs, rolling hills, scenic valleys, numerous streams, gushing waterfalls, sprawling tea plantations and winding walkways, Munnar is one of the most picturesque locations in the world.
This hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. One of the most sought after honeymoon destinations in Kerala, Munnar is replete with resorts and logding facilities that fit a wide rage of budgets.
One of the very attractive and exquisite places resplendent with amazing natural beauty in the state of Tamil Nadu, Meghamalai incredible city to spend the leisure time and to absorb the panoramic views of the surroundings.
Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary is most popular attraction of this region and is a nature lover's paradise which is spread in an area of 600 sq Kms. It is home to some of the rarest species of flora and fauna.
This Wildlife Sanctuary is highly distinguished for its intensively dense forested lands, green vegetation and memorable experience for all wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and bird lovers.
It is situated in the Western Ghats in Theni district of Tamilnadu state at an altitude 1,500 metres above sea level. It is about 500 kilometers from Bangalore as well as Chennai and 130 kms from Madurai.
When you think of Kodaikanal, you think of a wonderful climate, cliffs covered in mist, cloud-capped mountains and beautiful lakes and valleys, and once you visit this hill station, you will find that every bit of what you have imagined it to be is true.
Literally translating into the "Gift of the Forest", the Kodaikanal Lake is the most popular attraction which is a manmade lake built in the shape of a star.
Bora Caves, Araku valley
Araku has been blessed with nature's beauty in abundance. Bora Caves,Reserved Forest and coffee plantations are the major tourist attraction of Araku Valley and the valley is surrounded by mountains like Galikonda, Raktakonda, Sunkarimetta and Chitamogondi.
Ananthagiri considered as one of the dense forests in Telangana region. Ananthagiri has a famous temple located in this forested region, which is also the birthplace of Musi River. It is situated at a distance of about 90 km from Hyderabad City and a popular destination for trekking and for those who love adventure. It is also considered one of the earliest human habitat areas in South India. Ancient caves, medieval fort like structures and ancient temple shows the history of the area.
It is a much sought after place, which is covered, by red soil and ideal for some adventure sports. Visitors rate it as one of most beautiful places for a weekend get away from Hyderabad.
Thanjavur called the 'Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu' is a vital centre for art, architecture and culture. Many of the Living Chola Temples that are UNESCO heritage sites are in and around Thanjavur. It is also popular for the Tanjore style of painting. Visit Thanjavur and let the scintillating greenery, temple architecture and murmuring streams render you breathless!
One of the highest waterfalls in India Jog Falls is one of the major attractions in Karnataka. In the midst of scenic beauty jogfalls attracts the tourist much. The best time to visit these falls is shortly after the monsoon in July and August. The river Sharavathi takes a spectacular leap at a height of 292 meters falls in four distinct waterfalls - Raja, Rani, Rocket and Roarer- to form the fifth highest waterfall in Asia.
Opt for a home stay experience in one of the remote estates,Chikmagalur is a must-see tourist place in South India.Packed with pepper estates, coffee estates and thick forests, Chikmangalur is a nature lover's haven! Located in Karnataka, it is referred to as the 'Coffee Land'. Popular as a hill station among tourists there are many options for stay.