5 UNIQUE EXPERIENCES IN SOUTH INDIA

Posted by Vue India on December 13th, 2019

Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama had landed on the shores of Calicut, a small town by the coast of Kerala in 1498 and became the first modern European to set foot on the Indian plains. He was so enchanted by the natural and cultural riches of South India that he never went back.

And just like Mr. Vasco, many travelers come to South India and fall in love with its grand festivals, its warm and friendly people and the hidden gems of culture and heritage that you chance upon at almost every corner.

With its majestic hills, luscious forests, and breathtaking beaches, our South India tour package includes these unique experiences to make your trip unforgettable.

  1. WATER SPORTS & AYURVEDA IN KERALA

The spectacular beaches in Kerala are famous for their adventure water sports

The Marari beach in Mararikulam is just 11 kilometers from the famous Alleppey backwaters. This beach is famous for its water sports options, including water skiing, sea surfing, parasailing, and deep-sea fishing.

You can also find the same experience at Varkala beach in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with the added bonus of its world famous Ayurveda resorts and massage centers.

  1. ELEPHANT SAFARI IN TROPICAL RAINFORESTS

Dense tropical rainforests make the flora and fauna of South India diverse and rich. The forest cover in South India is spread mostly across the Western and Eastern Ghats mountain ranges.

Known to be home to one of the largest number of tigers and elephants, the Periyar National Park boasts of being home to many endangered species.

Set on the banks of rivers Periyar and Pamba, this national park offers the lifetime experience of elephant safari where visitors ride elephants to spot specimens of the 300 mammal species, 40 reptile species, 160 insect species, 250 bird species, and 40 fish species found in the tiger reserve.

  1. DRAW A ‘POKKALAM’ AT THE ONAM FESTIVAL

Alongwith its majestic landscapes and mythology, South India also offers a unique yet diverse cultural pot-boiler. The festivals in South India are vibrant and opulent.

Most of these festivals are dedicated to the arrival of new crops during the harvest season in the monsoons months of August and September. Onam, which marks the advent of the harvest season, is the most celebrated festival in the state of Kerala.People wear traditional dresses and paint colourful decorations called pokkalams in front of their houses.

  1. COUNT SCULPTURES AT ANCIENT TEMPLES

India is a land of devout worshippers. The idea of God is perceived as a friend, a mentor, a source of immeasurable joy and strength by many Indians. South India is especially remembered for its grand architectures devoted to the Hindu deities.

India is famous for its divine abodes and what makes the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Tiruchirappalli, dedicated to the reclining form of Lord Vishnu, so special is the fact that it’s the largest temple in the country. It is said that the temple hosts more than 33,000 sculptures of Hindu deities. See if you can count them all!

  1. WITNESS ANCIENT INDIAN MARTIAL ARTS

You may have seen Karate and Kung Fu or heard of Judo. But, did you know that India has also got its very own ancient form of martial arts that’s way older than its Chinese counterparts? Dating back over 2,000 years, Kalaripayattuoriginated from Kerala.

This technically challenging form of martial arts is practiced everyday at the Kadathanadan Kalari Center in Thekkady, Kerala.

Traverse through the majestic lands of South India with pleasant and luxurious tour packages. Feel free to reach out to us and discover a world of wonders for an exclusive South India tour package designed to satisfy your taste.

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