South India is a treasure trove of history, religion, nature and adventure. It is blessed with some fine tourist spots which attract visitors all year round. During summer, it is the hill stations of south India that provide a welcome respite from the scorching heat in the plains. Kids have their summer vacations during the months of April-May which makes it the ideal time for a family vacation. This is when you can take a trip to some of these amazing destinations that are as beautiful as they are rejuvenating. If you are looking for a good vacation with your loved ones, here are the best tourist places in south India during summer. ALSO SEE Most famous temples in south India Also Read - Jiah Khan Death Anniversary: Timeline of Events Surrounding The Mysterious Death of Nishabd Actor


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The Queen of hill stations, Ooty is perhaps south India’s most popular tourist spot. Its rolling green hills and pleasant weather make it an ideal choice for summer holidays. Located in the Nilgiri range in Tamil Nadu, Ooty’s emerald lakes and breathtaking landscapes make you feel closer to nature and provide a rejuvenating getaway from the crazy urban hustle bustle. Also Read - Bangladesh ODI Captain Tamim Iqbal Was 'Ashamed Of Himself' After Seeing Virat Kohli's Fitness Levels

Araku Valley

Araku Valley

Araku Valley is one of Andhra Pradesh’s most scenic holiday spots. The road to the valley is as spectacular as the valley itself. Inhabited by various tribes, the Araku Valley is located in the eastern ghats and has splendid weather all year round. During summer, it serves as a great weekend getaways for nature lovers.



Munnar tea plantations are renowned all across the globe. The hill station in Kerala is a popular attraction for a number of foreign tourists visiting God’s Own Country for its alluring natural beauty. The weather in Munnar is pleasant during summer and good for sight-seeing and walks in the tea gardens.



Coorg is a hill station located in the mesmerizing Western Ghats. Its lush green tea and coffee plantations and pleasant weather make it a good weekend getaway during summers. Its beautiful valleys and deep teak wood forests make for great trekking trails. Nearby attractions like the Madikeri Fort, Abbi Falls and Little Tibet (Tibetan refugee’s colony) are worth checking out.



Ponmudi is a hill station in Kerala which is not as famous as Munnar but every bit as beautiful. It is located in the Western Ghats and runs parallel to the Arabian Sea which means it provides some stunning views of lush green mountains and the deep blue sea. The weather here is pleasant during summer making it perfect for a drive or a weekend getaway. The misty landscape and enchanting views make you feel calm and relaxed like you should on a vacation.



Coonoor is as green and beautiful as it gets in Tamil Nadu. The allure of the Nilgiris surrounding Coonoor keeps you involved in a romantic relationship with this wonderful holiday spot which serves as a great getaway from the summer heat and daily urban routine. The weather is pleasant and the views are unparalleled. The tea plantations make for the best evening walks ever.

Nandi Hills


Nandi Hills in Karnataka is a trekker’s delight. The Nandi betta is an ancient hill fortress in the Chikkaballapur district and offers great views of the forest underneath. It is a popular picnic spot on account of its pleasant weather and peaceful ambiance. CHECK OUT 5 places around Bangalore to head for summer retreat!



Located at an altitude of 4,626 ft in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, Yelagiri is a beautiful hill station that attracts visitors all year round. It is surrounded by green forests and wonderful mountain slopes. It is a big hit with nature lovers and trekkers due its abundance in adventurous trekking trails. NOW SEE Have you visited these 5 hill stations in Tamil Nadu?

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