South India is a glorious picture of entire India. It has witnessed many conquests ever since Aryans invaded India. The ancient history of South India owes a lot to large empires like the Hoysalas, Chalukyas, Gangas, Kadambas, Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyas and Cheras, all hailing from similar roots. Nevertheless, what is the point of mentioning the history when it comes to tourism? Well, when you visit a place, you must know where did the culture and tradition of place come from? So, when it comes to south, be it Keala, be it Karnatka, be it Goa or other coastal regions, one thing is quite prominent- the Portugal architecture and Churches. Besides, the with the advent of all the empires that invaded India, most of the coastal regions became major trading ports in India eventually becoming the major import and export ports.
So, now you know why the culture and traditions of South India are so different from its counterpart- North India. Well, the lands of South India are spread along thousand kilometers of coastline that frame fertile plains and rolling hills. The double-barrelled monsoon in South India keeps the landscape glistening green. The palm-fringed strands and inland waterways of the west give way to spice gardens, tea plantations, tropical forests and cool hill-station retreats in the Western Ghats.
The pulsating cities of South India are fast forwarding the time and take you to the actual 21st century times. From Mumbai (Bombay) and increasingly sophisticated Chennai (Madras) to historic Hyderabad, IT capital Bengaluru (Bangalore) and quaint, colonial-era Kochi (Cochin) and Puducherry (Pondicherry), South Indian cities are far ahead of rest of the India giving tremendous opportunities for its youth. Fancy Cafes and coffee houses, imaginative gourmet restaurants and a blitz of fancy microbreweries and cocktail bars certainly allure tourists to spend good time and vibes with friends and family.
There is nothing that South India lack- from deep sea oceans, to cool hill stations, to vibrant cities, to ancient cities to naval ports, there is nothing you can miss out here. So, this time of the year, if you plan a vacation- South India must north of your list.