Weekend Destinations in South India
1. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
This is a hill station that breathes the fresh monsoon moist air perfectly with the decorated dark clouds hovering over it, and the green spreads sprawling around it. It is situated at the Palani Hills of the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu, offering breath-taking views of the Ghats and the hills around it, enchanting waterfalls, lakes and lush greenery. The closest railhead is at Palani station 64 km away, airports are located at Madurai 135 km, and Coimbatore 170 km, also at Trichy at 200 km away. By road, one can also drive from Bangalore which is a 9 hour drive i.e. 450 km.
2. Coorg, Karnataka
There is something beautiful about the hills, its vast spread of greenery and sprawling valleys that just makes monsoon month’s all the more spectacular. Coorg is best known for its forests, and is also one of the most revered biodiversity hotspots in Karnataka exhibiting flora and fauna. Waterfalls, lakes, sprawling coffee plantations coupled with nice folks and great eateries make up for the perfect monsoon destination in south India.
3. Munnar, Kerala
Kerala aptly named as God’s own country is home to the amazing hill station Munnar. The town is gifted with vast tea gardens, sprawling greenery pleasant weather, a silvery mist of romanticism always hovering over it that makes it the perfect weekend getaway near the south. This is one of the crowd favorites when it comes to monsoon holidays.
The city of smiles, of lights, of a thousand faces, endearingly called the Pearl City, Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience. To the traveller, Hyderabad offers a fascinating panorama of the past, with a richly mixed cultural and historical tradition spanning 400 colorful years.