South India

South India is different. Those who only know North India will feel like they are in a different country. The food is different, the language is no longer Hindi, the main languages spoken are Dravidian. There are also more Christians here than anywhere else in India.

South India is the home of Ayurveda and Katakali dance. Many of the most beautiful hotels in India can be found here in the south – beautifully landscaped resorts, mostly within spa areas. If you want to treat your body with a very special holiday, you can do so in one of the beneficial Ayurveda resorts.

You can not only relax and enjoy luxury here, no, you can also hike in South India, discover the country from the water on the backwaters in Kerala or experience the wild side in one of the many national parks.

Kerala

Area: 38,863 km2
Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
Population: 33 Mio.
Religious affiliation: Hinduism (55%), Islam (25%), Christianity (19%), others (1%)
Languages: Malayalam & Englisch
Best time to travel: November-April

Climate:Kerala has about 150 rainy days per year – mainly in summer during the monsoon – and thus a humid, maritime-tropical climate. Average daily temperatures range from 19-36°C, with the eastern Highlands being cooler than the western coastal regions.

Tamil Nadu

Area: 38,863 km2
Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
Population: 33 Mio
Religious affiliation: Hinduism (55%), Islam (25%), Christianity (19%), others (1%)
Languages: Malayalam & English
Best time to travel: November-April

Climate: Kerala has about 150 rainy days per year – mainly in summer during the monsoon – and thus a humid, maritime-tropical climate. Average daily temperatures range from 19-36°C, with the eastern Highlands being cooler than the western coastal regions.

Karnataka

Area: 191,791 km2
Capital: Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Population: 61 Mio
Religious affiliation: Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism and others
Languages: Kannada & English
Best time to travel: November-March/April

Climate:Karnataka has a tropical climate. The summer monsoon lasts from June to September, with rainfall varying from region to region. It is hot all year round – an annual average of 27 degrees Celsius – with little temperature fluctuations over the course of the year. Spread over the year, depending on the location, it falls up to 3500 mm. The Westghats rising behind the narrow coastal plain are among the rainiest areas in India. There are some places with annual rainfall of more than 5000 mm.

Goa

Area: 191,791 km2
Capital: Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Population: 61 Mio
Religious affiliation: Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism and others
Languages: Kannada & English
Best timt to travel: November-March/April

Climate:Karnataka has a tropical climate. The summer monsoon lasts from June to September, with rainfall varying from region to region. It is hot all year round – an annual average of 27 degrees Celsius – with little temperature fluctuations over the course of the year. Spread over the year, depending on the location, it falls up to 3500 mm. The Westghats rising behind the narrow coastal plain are among the rainiest areas in India. There are some places with annual rainfall of more than 5000 mm.

Sights and Activities

Since South India comprises a huge region, it is of course equally diverse and just as diverse are the sights and activities you can do in the southern states. It starts in the classic way with cultural trips to explore the cultural highlights of the countries (countless world-famous Hindu temples such as the temples and historical sites of Madurai), to wellness and health holidays with a focus on Ayurveda and beach holidays on the coasts of all four regions (with Goa as a bathing destination for all of us). others), up to active holidays with trekking in the Western Ghats and wildlife tours, as the region is also home to several national parks and therefore rare and exciting animal species. Cycling, motorcycle tours, mountaineering (there are also higher peaks such as Doddabetta in the Nilgiris with 2,637m), homestays, yoga classes, boat trips on the backwaters and and and … the possibilities are diverse. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information>> Contact

Links & further Information

The highly professional, official Kerala tourism site with countless photos, videos, maps and information >> https://www.keralatourism.org/

Videos about Kerala >> https://www.youtube.com/user/keralatourism

The official homepage of Tamil Nadu Tourism Department >> http://www.tamilnadutourism.org/

Article in Der Spiegel about Tamil Nadu (German) >> http://www.spiegel.de/reise/fernweh/tamil-nadu-in-indien-segen-vom-heiligen-elefant-a-741441.html

Official Website of Karnataka Tourism >> http://www.karnatakatourism.org/

Official Homepage of the Tourism Department of the State Goa >> http://www.goatourism.gov.in/

Photos of South India >> http://www.shunya.net/Pictures/South%20India/SouthIndia.htm

News, Photos & Videos of the Times of India about South India >> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/South-India

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