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Popular Destinations for Cultural Tours in South India

By Deep Singh Subscribe to RSS | March 1st 2012 | Views:
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South India enthralls tourists with its rich culture, tradition and history. There are many interesting tourist places in this region which are renowned internationally for cultural and heritage tourism. When you will explore South India you will see many historical places, religious places, cultural objects and enjoy enticing cultural programs. Here is a list of some of the most popular destinations which are renowned for cultural and heritage attractions.

Chennai: Chennai is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is prominent tourist destination with lots of attractions. It is a major center for music, art and culture in India. Chennai offers lots to its visitors. You will see many historical places, religious places, cultural objects, churches, temples, etc in and around the city. Marina Beach, Government Museum Complex, Fort St George (White Town), Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Temple, Santhome Basilica, St George’s Cathedral, Thousand Lights Mosque, Victoria Public Hall, Guindy National Park, MGM Dizzee World, Chettinad Palace, etc are some of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. During Chennai tour in South India you will also enjoy Tamil and Indian cultural and tradition at several art galleries and cultural centers. Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram are two nearby towns which are also popular among cultural enthusiasts. Both are renowned internationally for their architecturally beautiful temples and monuments.

Madurai: Madurai is the third largest city in Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also called as City of Junction, City of Jasmine, City of Temples and City that never sleeps. It has long glorious and well recorded history. It is internationally famous for Meenakshi Sundareswar Temple also called Meenakshi Amman Temple or simply Meenakshi Temple. The temple is visited by a number of tourists through out the year. It attracts about 15000 visitors a day and about 25000 visitors on Fridays. It contains about 33000 beautiful sculptures. It is renowned for magnificent towering gopurams. It also has been nominated as One of New Seven Wonders of the World. Kazimar Big Mosque, Kazimar Maqbara, Goripalayam Dargah, Vandiyur Mariyamman Temple, Koodal Azhagar Koil (Vishnu Temple) and St Mary’s Cathedral Church are some other attractions to see in this city.

Kanyakumari: Kanyakumari is a holy and beach town in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula. It has been a popular tourist spot and pilgrimage centre. It is renowned for offering spectacular views of sunrise and sunset. Kanyakumari, Vivekanand Rock Memorial, Beaches, Gandhi Memorial, etc are attractions for tourism in this town.

Trivandrum – the capital city of Kerala, Hyderabad – the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, Bangalore – the capital city of Karnataka, Kochi, Mysore, Rameswaram, etc are some other popular destinations on South India Cultural Tour.

Well! If you are a cultural enthusiast then explore South India and treasure an unforgettable experience.

Deep Singh - About Author:
Deep Singh is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored many books on tour guide for Holiday Package South India and South India Tour.


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