South India comprises of Tamil Nadu, Telanmgana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. Each state of the region has its own distinct culture and identity (yes, they are not all madrasi). The beautiful beaches, historical ruins and natural beauty of this region will give reason to explore each state of South India. From backwaters in Kerala to intricate temple architecture in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the trip will leave you with memories and a yearning to return to this place someday. The south Indian states have some of the best destinations for a family vacation.We are giving you few of the best vacation destinations in South India that you can visit with you family this summer. Also Read - Amid #VirushkaDivorce Trend, Anushka Sharma Shares a Sun-Kissed Picture, Virat Kohli is All Hearts | SEE POST

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1. Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg

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You cannot miss the aroma of coffee in the air when you enter Coorg, as it is famous for its several coffee plantations. Let you kids discover the natural beauty of this picturesque region in Karnataka, while you sip your freshly brewed coffee. Also, take your kids to the Buddist Monastery located In Bylakuppe, near Coorg. Also Read - AIIMS PG Entrance Exams 2020: Admit Cards Issued, Download From aiimsexams.org



2. Mysore, Karnataka

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Mysore is good place to introduce your children to India’s rich history. Apart from Mysore Palace, you can visit the zoo, which is one of the best in the country. The city famous for the celebration of Dasara festival. While you are there, do shop of sandalwood.

3. Backwaters, Kerala

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You Kerala visit is incomplete without the lazy cruise along the state’s famous backwaters. You can stay in a houseboat and spend time listening to soft waves crashing against the boat. Let your kids learn fishing from the experts. Do try local sea food delicacies.

4. Athirappilly Falls, Kerala

Athirappilly

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The 80 ft high waterfall, Athirapilly is located in the Thrissur district of Kerala, is quite famous among the local tourists. Not just the waterfall, the way leading up to the destination is also quite amazing. Your kids will be delighted to see the small villages, narrow road and greenery. Thrissur District Tourism organizes daily jungle safari to Malakkappara from Chalakudy. Kids will enjoy watching the wildlife of the Western Ghats’ Sholayar ranges.

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5. Ponmudi Hills, Kerala

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Ponmudi is a hill station that has to be among the list of must-visit places. Situated at an altitude of 1100 meters, Ponmudi is a scenic place to spend the summer vacation with your family. The entire hill is covered in thick vegetation. You can also visit other attractions like Koyikkal Palace and Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

6. Hogenakkal Falls, Tamil Nadu

Hogenakkal Fall

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Located on Kaveri River, the Hogenakkal waterfall is a breath taking sight. Take your young ‘uns for boat ride and explore the region. The best part about the boat ride is the freshly fried fish sold on the shore by the village women.

7. Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu

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Thiruvannamalai is India’s one of the most spiritual places. The mountain is famous for its ability to calm your mind. Make sure you take your kids to this place for some peaceful time. Another attraction of this place is The Dreaming Tree organic restaurant, which is packed on full moon nights.

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8. Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

Mahabalipuram

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Although it will be hot in Tamil Nadu during the vacation period, a visit to Mahabalipuram is something you cannot miss. The beach town is popular for its stone sculpture industry. So, keep some cash ready, as you might want to buy a lot of souvenirs. Shore temple and Arjuna’s Penance, which is rock carving depicting the Mahabharata scene, are other attractions. Your kids can learn how to surf and the town has a thriving surfing scene.

9. Gandikota, Andhra Pradesh

Gandikota

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Nicknamed as the ‘Grand Canyon of India’, Gandikota, is situated on the bank of Pennar River. This is an adventure trip for you and your family as reaching there is a challenge. You can trek downhill to reach the riverbed.

10. Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh

Araku valley

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Araku valley is another hill station famous for its coffee plantation. ‘Araku Emerald’, the first tribal farmer’s organic coffee brand of India, is sold across the globe. This dreamy hill station is surrounded by equally beautiful mountains like Chitamogondi, Raktakonda and Galikonda. Enjoy the fresh coffee and the amazing landscape away from the heat and pollution of the city.

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