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Things to Do - South India

No matter how long you explore South India, there will still be lures that you will miss in a single tour of the region. The reason for this is pretty simple. South India is not only rich with natural vistas and exotic flora & fauna, but there are numerous magnificent temples, forts, palaces and backwater destinations with which the entire landscape of the region is dotted.

Ayurveda massages, visit to South India hill stations, Kerala houseboats rides, Kerala backwaters tour sail and visit to South India temples and South India beaches are among the must “Things To Do” for any traveler to South India. Your South India, or Tamil Nadu tour for that matter would be incomplete if you do not surrender yourself into the lap of Mother Nature or experience the spiritual attainments of the region for which it is known all over the world.

  • Kerala Backwaters
  • Houseboat
  • Ayurveda
  • South India Temples
  • Hill Stations
  • South India Beaches
Kerala Backwaters tour Kerala Backwaters Tour

World famous Kerala backwaters tour run through several riverside towns like Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kochi, Kollam, Kozhikode and Trivandrum. Kerala backwaters tour provides you an awe inspiring view of the narrow canals & estuaries, green meadows, vast expanses of paddy fields, exotic marine and aquatic life and other natural panoramas of the region.

Best way to explore Kerala backwaters tour would be to enjoy a houseboat sail in the backdrop of romantic settings. Highly popular among honeymooners and romance seekersx, Kerala backwaters attract travelers of all hues.

Pristine Kerala backwaters are the largest draw for tourists and you can enjoy Ayurvedic massages or stay in beach side resorts during your Kerala backwaters tour where you will be served exotic dishes to make your travel ever memorable.

Facts of Some Backwaters Place in Kerala

Backwater Place Name : Kuttanad

Location : Kuttanad, Alleppey, Kerala

Language : Malayalam/English

How to Reach : Kuttanad lies in the middle of Alleppey and Kottayam. Any of the buses covering this route will take you to Kuttanad.

Distance : 100 kms from Alleppey and 250 kms from Kottayam. Can be reached by road.

Price for Houseboats : Not Disclosed

Best Time to Go : Indian Winters - September to February end

Near By Attractions

  • Punnamada Lake
  • Revi Karunakaran Museum
  • Mattancherry Palace
  • Vasco da Gama Square
  • Church of Saint Francis

Activities to do

  • Houseboat Cruise
  • Fishing
  • Photo Capturing

Facts of Other Backwaters Place in Kerala

Backwater Place Name : Thiruvallam backwater

Location : Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala India

Dressing restrictions : No

Things not Allowed : No Restrictions

Tip : Being an inquisitive bird watcher, Make sure to carry their binoculars at all times

Other Attractions

  • Temples
  • Adulam Lake
  • Veli Village

How to reach Thiruvallam ?

By Air : Owing to its close proximity to Trivandrum Airport, you can conveniently reach this place by employing a car.

By Train : Trivandrum railway station is just 8 km from Thiruvallam.

By Bus : Trivandrum Bus stands easy to connect

Best Time to Visit : September to February

Flora and Fauna :

  • Dense Green Foliage
  • Natural Vegetation
  • Exotic water birds
  • Colored Flowers
Kerala Houseboats tour Kerala Houseboats Tour

Kerala Houseboats tour provide you a great experience to be in harmony with the pristine waters of backwaters, lakes, lagoons and rivers. Houseboats sails are most popular in Kerala backwaters and Dal Lake of Kashmir.

Kerala houseboats tours could stretch from an hour long joy ride to two week long exploration tours. The houseboats provide you an awe inspiring view of the nature’s bounty and rich flora & fauna that are typically found only in close proximity to water bodies.

You can find all modern luxuries in these houseboats like TV, telephone, private dining room and fishing deck. Enjoy a houseboat cruise for a refreshing change and rejuvenate your mind and body, for after all vacations are much more than just the sun and sand.

Some Facts about Kerala Houseboats Tour

Kerala Houseboat - Kerala houseboat is the boat that is made of a wooden vessel and through you can cruise around the waters of Kerala.

Traditionally Known As - Kettuvallom, a kind of boat

Built of: Echo friendly Materials

Found at - Backwaters of Kerala, India

Popular for - Natural Sightseeing and Backwater Tourism

Accommodations and Houseboat Facilities

Double rooms – apartment houseboat

Sitting room and small Sundeck

Attached bathroom with European Toilets

Common living area and many others

Popular for - Natural Sightseeing and Backwater Tourism

Fleet of Houseboat Contains - One bedded accommodation, two bedded accommodation and large boats for families

Best Cuisines - Local fishes such as blackspot, tiger prawns and scampi as well as curried dishes, daal and rice


By air: There are three airports are available in Kerala Trivandrum, Fort Kochi and Kozhikode and you can reach Kerala houseboat by these well-managed airports of Kerala.

By train: Trivandrum and Fort Kochi are the well-connected railway stations to reach Kerala houseboat.

By roadways: You can reach Kerala by different roadways services of South India and Kerala is well-connected by road networks. The important national highways of Kerala are NH 17, NH 47 and NH 49.

Kerala Ayurveda tour Kerala Ayurveda Tour

Ayurveda is a composite word which is derived from the composition of two words i.e. Ayush (life) and Veda (knowledge). So, Ayurveda means “knowledge of long life”. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of health care which is native to Indian subcontinent. There are eight branches (Ashtnganga) of Ayurveda viz.

Health & Longevity, Spiritual healing, Internal medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, ENT, Purification of general organs and Toxicology. “Panchkarma” is a highly effective Ayurvedic procedure in which toxic built ups are removed from the body with the help of five cleansing procedures.

Ayurvedic therapy centers are dotted all over India but some of the oldest ones that employ age old traditional methodologies and use rare herbs for treatment are centered at beaches and hill stations in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and other South Indian states.

Facts of Some best South India Ayurveda Centers

Name : VaidyagrAma Ayurveda Centre

Location : Thirumalayampalayam, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

Specialties :

  • Eye Diseases
  • Joint Diseases
  • Mental illness
  • Women Health

Treatments :

  • Panchakarma
  • Classical Kerala Ayurveda Treatments
  • Classical Ayurveda medicines
  • Ayurveda daily routine
  • Ayurveda diet-food
  • Natural & healthy lifestyle

Doctors : Dr. Ramadas - Ayurveda Physician with around 16 years experience in treating patients from all over the world.

Healing Team

  • Dr. A. R Ramadas
  • Director of Punarnava Ayurveda, Dr. K. K. Harikrishnan
  • 4 more Physicians and ten male & female therapists

Contact Details :

Name : VaidyagrAma Ayurveda Centre, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

Address : Vaidyagrama, A-21, Parsn Galaxy, Nanjundapuram Road, Coimbatore – 641036 South India

Phone : +91 93603 15495, +91 422 4308081

Facts of VaidyagrAma Ayurveda Centre

Name : Thaikat Mooss SNA

Location : Kerala, India

Treatments :

  • Arthritis “(Painful Joints)"
  • Constipation
  • Psoriasis
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress Management
  • Lifestyle disease management
  • Spine and joint care
  • Weight reduction

Doctors : Ashtavaidyan Alathiyoor Narayanan Nambi (Chief Physician)

Consultation Hours : 09:30 am – 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Except on Sundays)

Ashtavaidyan P T N Vasudevan Mooss (Deputy Chief Physician)

Dr.Devi Narayanan (Medical superintendent)

Consultation Hours: 09:30 am – 01:30 pm (Except on Sundays)

Dr.Shanti Varma (Senior Medical Officer)

Consultation Hours: 09:00am – 01:00 pm (Except on Saturdays and Sundays)

Dr. Bosco Paul (Medical Officer)

Consultation Hours: 09:00am – 01:00 pm (Except on Saturdays and Sundays)

Contact Details :

Name : SNA Ayurveda Nursing Home (p) Ltd.

Address : TC/24/242, Kottappuram Road, Poothole, Post : Thrissur, Kerala, India-680 004

Phone : +91- 487 – 6554120, 2387284

South India Temples South India Temples

Some of the most revered temples of South India are Tirupati Tirumala Balaji, Meenakshi Temple, Jagannath Temple, ISKCON Temple, Mukteswara Temple, Sabarimala Temple, Kanyakumari Temple, Guruvayoor Temple, Sabarimala Temple, Kailash Temple, Lingaraja Temple, Lepakshi Temple, Badami Cave Temples, Rameshwaram Temple and Thousand Pillar Temple.

South India Temples are highly revered by devotees and are thronged by faithful all year round, especially during festivals when the attendance goes to millions. Some of these temples are richest shrines of the world and are declared World Heritage Site.

The colorful festivities of these temples will have an enchanting effect on you. Pay visit to South India Temples to become familiar with the spiritual attainments and culture of India and its people.

Facts of Some South India Temples

Badami Cave Temple - Badami is the small town that is located in Karnataka and this place is famous for Badami Cave Temple.

Location - Badami

State – Karnataka

Architectures - Four cave temples that are carved out of sand stone on the cliff of a hill. There is a varanda with columns and brackets that are leading to a main hall. The pillared maha mandapa which turns to the small sanctum.

Important Festivals - Annual festival is held at Banashankari in the month of January to February, Virupaksha Temple Car festival and Mallikarjuna Temple festival is held in Pattadakal during March-April.

Nearby Attractions of the Temple - The Archeological Museum, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Agastya Lake / Agastyamuni Lake, Jambulinga Temple, Bhootnath Temple etc.

Trivia - The interesting facts about this cave temple is temple that the carving in the cave temple 2 has total 16 spokes that are made thousands of years ago. There are four swastikas inside the cave temple and this swastika is drawn in this way without using pen.

Timing - Badami Cave Temple is open from 8 am to 6 pm

Best Time to Visit - October to February


By air: Nearest airport is Belgaum

By train: Hubli – Sholapur rail route on Badami

By road: Badami is well-connected with the roadways networks with Hubli, Bijapur and Bangalore.

Guruvayur Temple - This is the most sacred Hindu temple in Kerala that is dedicated to Lord Krishna.

State - Kerala

District - Thrissur

Location – Guruvayur

Main Deity - Krishna (the idol at the temple is that of for armed Vishnu)

Important Festivals – Janmashtami, Kumbham, Utsavam and Ekadasi

Architecture - Traditional Kerala style

Date Built - Records indicate the temple to be at least 1000 years old

Governing Body - Guruvayur Devaswom

Significance - It is one of the greatest Lord Krishna shrines in India

Nearby Attractions - Elephant Camp, Devaswom Museum, Lord Parthasarathi Temple, Chamundeswari Temple etc.

Dress Code - Men wear mundu around their waist without covering any cloth their chest. Boys can wear shorts but wearing shirts are not allowed. Girls and women are not allowed wearing trousers, short skirts, jeans and tops. They are only allowed to wear long skirts and blouses.

Time Pooja
3.00am to 3.20am     Nirmalyam
3.20am to 3.30am     Thailabhishekam, Vakacharthu, Sankhabhishekam
3.30am to 4.15am     Malar Nivedyam, Alankaram
4.15am to 4.30am     Usha Nivedyam
4.30am to 6.15am     Ethirettu pooja followed by Usha pooja
7.15am to 9.00am    Seeveli,Palabhishekam,Navakabhishekam, Pantheeradi Nivedyam, and Pooja
11.30am to 12.30pm    Ucha pooja (The Noon Pooja)
4.30pm to 5.00pm    Seeveli
6.00pm to 6.45pm     Deeparadhana
7.30pm to 7.45pm     Athazha pooja Nivedyam
7.45pm to 8.15pm     Athazha pooja
8.45pm to 9.00pm    Athazha seeveli
9.00pm to 9.15pm     Thrippuka, Olavayana
            9.15pm     On the day of Special Illuminations called "Vilakku" the Thripuka that is performed
   is performed after that. The Sreekovil is closed after Thripuka. Then the
   Krishnanattam that is a colorful traditional dance-drama which is based on Lord
   Krishna's life is performed inside the Temple on specified days.

Best Time to Visit - December to February


By air: Nearest airports are Kochi international airport (Nedumbassery) and Calicut airport

By train: Guruvayur has its own railway station that is just few kilometers away from the temple and there is another Thrissur railway station also available.

By roadways: Guruvayur is widely connected with the all major towns and cities of Kerala to reach Guruvayur temple.

South India Hill Stations South India Hill Stations

South India has several hill stations that attract tourists from all over the world due to their cool surroundings, great ambience, lush green meadows and exotic flora & fauna. Some of the most popular South India hill stations are located at Ooty, Munnar, Kodaikanal, Coonnor, Idukki, Nilgiri Hills, Coorg and Devikulam, Anantgiri, Yercaud and Wayanad.

There are an equal number of popular hill stations in North India, some of the most popular ones being at Kufri, Mussoorie, Kullu, Ladakh, Nainital, Shimla, Darjeeling, Manali, Bhimtal, Dalhousie, Gangtok etc.

You can enjoy joy rides in Mountain Trains at some of these hill stations. Other sports that you can enjoy here are trekking, skiing, snow sports, heli-skiing, golfing, gliding etc. Enjoy some lifelong memorable moments in the lap of nature by visiting South India hill stations.

South India Beaches South India Beaches

South India Beaches are largely centered in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Some of the most popular beaches of the region are Kovalam Beach, Kanyakumari Beach, Marina Beach, Alleppey Beach, Andaman Beach, Lakshadweep Beach, Malpe Beach, Kappad Beach, Mahabalipuram Beach etc.

Kissed by the passionate sea, embraced by the virgin land and fringed by swaying coconut and palm trees, these miles of sparkling golden sands of South India Beaches are certainly the place where you would love to spend the time of your life.

Stroll carefree, bask in the sun, sip coconut water, laze on the silvery sands, watch the endless horizons of azure seas and let the time flee silently while you surrender yourself to the bounties of nature. Enjoy your stay at South India Beaches!

Facts About Some Best beaches of South India

Facts For Alappuzha Beach

Location: Near Alappuzha in the Alappuzha district of South Kerala, India

Nearest Airport : Kochi International Airport, about 90km away

Nearest Railway Station : Ernakulam south Railway Station, just 60km away

Major Nearest Railway station : Alappuzha railway station, on 1km of distance

Nearest Bus Stand : Alappuzha KSRTC Bus Stand, 4.5km away

Nearest Place to Visit

  • Bishop's House
  • Sea view park - Boat ride
  • Vijay Park
  • Picnic spot

Major Attraction

Venice of the East

Activities to do

  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Beach volleyball
  • Riding water-scooters
  • Boat Races
  • Fishing

Famous As : 140 Years Old Pier

Best Time to Visit : August to March

Weather : Summer 20 to 36°, Winter 16 to 34°C

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