Planning a holiday this summer?
With its exotic culture, amazing weather, super-delicious food and friendly people, the South of India makes for one of the best vacation spots in the world. Here are 5 reasons to include South India in your itinerary:
The amazing architecture
Southern India is home to some of the oldest architectures in Asia. There are temples, gardens, dams and libraries that predate the 1st Century AD. You’ll find many UNESCO World Heritage Sites here.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll love our private guided tours of Bengaluru & Mysuru, where you’ll see the oldest temples in the city, visit the exotic spice & flower markets and have an authentic Karnataka meal.
The endemic wildlife
What do the Bandipur National Park, Bannerghatta National Park, Annamalai Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary have in common? They’re some of India’s best wildlife sanctuaries and they’re all in the South. They’re home to hundreds of flora and fauna; including the Bengal Tiger and the Asian Elephant. You can also these sanctuaries running night-time wildlife safaris.
The mouth-watering (and super-healthy) food
Melt-in-your-mouth idli, crunchy vada, lip-smacking dosa and heady filter coffee are all South Indian delicacies. They’re delicious, use very little oil and are extremely healthy. Not just this, but South India is also the birthplace of a staggering number of delicious sweet and savoury snacks, made purely from immensely-healthy millets.
One of the best things about the South is how tradition and modernity happily co-exist. Bengaluru, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in India, is called the “Pub Capital of India”. There are many stand-up comedy clubs and theatres, which host troupes/performers from all over the world.
The yoga culture
India is the birthplace of yoga and there is no better place in the world to learn yoga, than in Mysuru. If you’ve already completed the Varanasi circuit, head over to Mysuru for the world-renowned ashtanga yoga and pranayama.
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