South India has always been associated with temples, spicy cuisines, traditions and yes, beaches too. On your South India tour, make time to visit our top family destination picks. Believe us, you won’t regret it!
The most beautiful beach in Kerala is frequented by many tourists and locals. If all you want is some time to yourself while the kids play beach volleyball, then pick your spot in the warm sands by early afternoon. There are plenty of shacks which dish up fresh, spicy seafood that’s simply mouth-watering. Kovalam also has many highly rated resorts and hotels to pamper your every need and a few days here will rejuvenate you inside out.
On your Kerala tour, don’t forget to visit the ‘Venice of the East’. Alleppey will mesmerize you with its charming handicraft centers, coir factories, pristine backwaters and local cuisine. In fact, every year this little town teems with excitement because of the Annual snake boat race that is held here without fail. Take a backwater cruise in a houseboat and admire the swaying coconut palms while relishing some local dishes.
A Kerala tour would be incomplete without a stop at Kumarakom. Home to many 5 star resorts, Kumarakom offers the ultimate experience in rest & relaxation for tourists. Besides offering boat rides at sunset, these resorts also have fantastic Ayurveda treatments which are known to cure ailments and restore the body’s natural harmony. Your family is certain to enjoy a day at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which is spread over 14 acres of land and is home to many species of colorful birds.
Kanyakumari Beach, Tamil Nadu
The Kanyakumari Beach is a must visit on your South India tour as it is a major tourist attraction of Tamil Nadu. This unusual beach with multi-colored sand and rocky shores isn’t like other beaches found in India mainly because the tidal waves are strong and quite frequent which makes swimming here rather dangerous. Although water babies may be disappointed, the beach is still a good place to relax and have fun. Besides buying pretty trinkets made from shells, tourists can also visit the lighthouse here.
Pondicherry with its strong French influences is a quaint little place that is home to some lovely places of interest like the French War Memorial, a 19th century lighthouse and the Aayimandapam. However, Pondicherry is best known for its Sri Aurobindo Ashram which has a strong following even today. This place is also a shopper’s paradise and is renowned for its scented candles, fine fabrics, aromatherapy products and handicrafts. The presence of many well-known hotels here makes Pondicherry a hot tourist destination.