10 Amazing Things To Do In South India Beyond Goa


If you’re planning a trip to southern part of India and thinking that there aren’t many interesting things to do, take a look at this list to get inspired to pack your bags right away:

White River Rafting at Dandeli

1This is a popular weekend destination amongst the young travellers. The dense forest and beautiful dandeli river makes it an ideal place for some adventure activities like rafting and trekking.

Safari at Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary

2A place which is less known and crowded, close to coorg in Karnataka is rich in wildlife and water bodies. You might spot some rarest of species like chital spotted deer, four horned antelope, sloth bear, hyena, civet and otter!

Trekking at Siddara Betta Caves, Karnataka

3Known for trekking, this place is a perfect for a fun outing with friends. A lot of saints also said to have travelled here to meditate for long number of hours. Enjoy the serenity and also indulge in some bird watching from the peak.

Eco Tourism at Gavi, Kerala

gaviiThe elephants at gavi greets you at this offbeat and less known destination in kerala. Some of the popular activities are camping, safari and boating around the forest thickly populated with flora and fauna.

Tea Garden Hiking at Munnar

5Munnar is known as the most romantic hill station in south india. The place consists of small hillocks that are hike friendly amidst huge tea gardens.

Some History Lessons at Hampi

6Once part of the famous vijayanagar empire in south, this place is a must visit. Plan a trip of at least 2-3 days to enjoy the historical beauty of the place.  Very limited modern establishments are allowed in the main area, which gives an authentic feel to the ruins.

Waterfall Rappelling at Coorg

7Known as the Scotland of south, this place offers some great adventure activities apart from being known for its scenic beauty. Rappelling is also known as abseiling. It is the act of climbing down a rock surface with the help of ropes. You will be held by thick tight ropes as you are suspended from above and you make your way down the rocks

Go Fishing at Bheemeshwari

8Nestled in the woody landscape on the banks of river cauvery, this place offers some great fishing and nature camping opportunities. Dip your feet in the pristine waters and you can actually feel the travails of city life fading away.

  Annual Thrissur Pooram in Kerala

9Thrissur pooram which is held in the month of April every year is a competition between the two temples in the city situated opposite to each other. The most popular one is hand gear changing on elephant competition. Thrissur is also a popular cultural hub of kerala.

Do Nothing at Gokarna

10This place is known for its untouched beaches and is ideal for everyone looking for retreat. Laze around the beach, sun bathe and just do nothing to have a relaxing holiday. Don’t forget to carry those sunscreens and hats!

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