The South part of India is also known as the soul of heart. One should start their journey with Chennai which is marked as the capital of the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu. Also, the gateway of South India. Chennai is also called as Madras and it is one of the largest cities in India. It is also the center of the Tamil movie industry. Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire’s composer A.R Rahman, calls this city as his home.
Chennai is well-known for its convergence of cultures and is one of the few places on earth with national celebrations for almost all major religious holidays. While celebrating a lovely tour in Chennai, one should visit Mahabalipuram. It is situated a rocky outcrop between a shimmering lagoon and a silver, sandy beach. It has most beautiful rock temples overseeing the excellent Bay of Bengal and graceful casuarinas trees swaying in the tropical breeze, this open-air museum is truly a sight to behold.
After visit to Mahabalipuram, we can move towards Kanchipuram. It is marked as the capital of the Pallava Dynasty from the fourth to ninth century. During this time interval many temples were made. Some of the famous ancient rock-cut temples are Kailashnath and Ekambareswarar which is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
One the third day of the journey we can travel towards Pondicherry. This place is designed in French style Parisian-inspired city plans. Also, it has been marked as an educational center for South India and has 35 colleges and universities, from law schools to technical institutions. Later in the evening take a rickshaw ride to the French Quarter. One will be mesmerized to see the beautiful beaches and the houses that are made. Evenings should be free for leisure activities.
Next day everyone should get ready for Madurai. It is marked as the second largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is also the city of temples that draw watercourses of congregations making puja (prayer ceremonies) every day. This ethnic center dates back more than 2,500 years, making it one of the oldest regularly inhabited cities in the entire subcontinent—and one of the most culturally diverse. After visit to Madurai mover towards Sri Meenakshi Temple. It is in the pyramid shaped structure and function as gateways to the temple complex. Evening should be kept free for leisure activities.
Early in the morning leave for Periyar. It is set high in the Rocky Mountains in the state of Kerala. Kerala is marked as another enduring region thought to have been inhabited since Neolithic times. Reach your hotel and later visit a native spice plantation to determine pepper plants and cocoa beans. Also, we know that South India is marked as a home to extraordinary variety of flora and fauna. So, we can visit Kerala’s most popular wildlife sanctuary which is set high in the Cardamom Hills. Take a jungle walk here keeping your eyes open to see exoctic animal species of elephants, wild boars, leopards, wild dogs and monkeys.
Later in the day we can visit the rubber plantation and see how it is produced and how materials are made from rubber.
So, this was a small journey to South where people generally miss to explore