The summer is here and it goes without saying that nature is at it’s finest! Our India is no stranger to dream destinations and in the summer it looks no less than paradise on earth! All you need is a travel bag with your essentials, a vehicle to make it to there and a great company of course (Because no trip is as fun as it is without friends!)
That being said, let’s bring you the map to the top locations that have the greens going great this season. In fact, you need no reason to go there, just impulse should do! Looking for a plan? Look no further! Here’s a selected pick of the finest places in South India that can take your breath away. There are definitely a lot more interesting landmarks, but these have made it to our list and here’s why.
- Ooty, Tamil Nadu
If you are a from the South and haven’t visited this beautiful hill then you’ve probably lived under a rock! Known as the queen of hills for reasons more than one. Just enter into its premise and you can feel your soul fall at ease with the breathtaking weather and wonderful geography! If you’re looking to have some fun with a little adventure, Ooty is the perfect spot. Indulge in the excitement that the place has to offer so much so that it puts any travel junkie on a come-back!
Places to visit here: Botanical Gardens, coffee plantations, Ooty Lake, tea plantations, various waterfalls, Doddabetta peak, Tiger Hill, etc.
- Nandi hills, Karnataka
If you are headed towards Karnataka and need a great place to get away then Nandi Hills should do! With your head in the clouds (literally!) and your feet on green grassy meadows and an awesome view around you, it couldn’t get any perfect! With every angle a great view, you can enjoy the exotic extravaganza right from where you are! These hills host the famous statue of mythological bull “Nandi”, which stands as a guardian for the Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple.
Places to visit here: Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, Tipu’s Drop, Amrita Sarovar, Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Gandhi house, Nehru Nilaya, Muddenahalli
- Munnar, Kerala
Kerala is blessed with a bunch of beautiful places and Munnar is certainly on that list. With its great flora and fascinating viewpoints, this place is a wonderland on its own. If you are looking to escape into a tropical dreamland with many enchanting places, then Munnar should be on your mind. Situated in the Western Ghats, the hill faces the lavish tea estates and is enveloped in the misty mountains. Not only does it do a great job in soothing your senses, it also kicks the adrenaline in you if you’re up for some adventure sport. This place allows for trekking, camping, and many such fun activities.
Places to visit here: Tea Garden photo point, Carmelagiri Elephant Park, Tata Tea Museum, Mattupetty Dam, Anamudi Peak, Eravikulam National Park, Echo Point etc.
- Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
Perched perfectly amidst the Nilgiri hills and with mind-blowing Picturesque views, this hill station is widely preferred for the summers and a great location to travel to. Its scenic beauty can have you spellbound and feel surreal at the same time. If you’re not much of a nature lover and require a little extra adventure, then feel free to go hiking, trekking or camping over these lands! You’d be surprised to find the number of things you can do here!
Places to visit here: Dolphin’s Nose, St. George’s Church, Sim’s Park, Highfield Tea Factory, Droog Fort, Hidden Valley and Ketty.
- Alleppey, Kerala
Looking to venture into a tropical paradise, then Alleppey should surely stir your soul. Its mesmerizing beautiful landscapes are worth the visit and each landmark look as pretty as a picture. It goes without saying that this place is a must-visit in the summers as the beaches bring so much life to the eyes. You can also spend time in pampering ayurvedic therapies and treatments. And for all you adventure lovers, the endless options are spread over a wide palette. You can either go cruising in the deep or bird-watching in the wild. Treat your spirits to the blissful environments of Alleppey.
Places to visit here: Alappuzha Beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Kumarakom bird sanctuary, Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Pathiramanal, Marari Beach and Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha.
- Coorg, Karnataka
Settled on the western ghats and in a beautiful hill town of Karnataka, Coorg is nested on the great mountain peaks amidst floating clouds and a great bounty of nature. The waterfalls over here sing to your soul and create so much peace within you. Climb all the way up to the peaks and find the trails that lead to breathtaking roads around the place. In Coorg, you can never run out of options on what to do.
Places to visit here: Brahmagiri peak, Nagarhole National Park, Dubare Elephant Camp, Iruppu Falls and Abbey Falls.
- Yercaud, Tamil Nadu
Yercaud is a lesser known hill station in Tamilnadu with so much to offer for a summer tripping somebody who enters its lands. Known as one of the best summer destinations in South India, It comes with an array of greenery that nourishes the mind. Though it’s comparatively unexplored, The serenity around this hill station cannot be compromised. The land thrives on its secrets in the field of sericulture and has a mysterious underbelly of hills to visit without fail.
Places to visit here: Botanical Garden, Lady’s seat, Shevaroy Temple, Pagoda Point, Anna Farm, Kiliyur Falls, Silk Farm, Bear’s Cave and the Yercaud lake.
- Wayanad, Kerala
Wayanad is Kerala’s renowned summer destinations for reasons than one. Blessed with majestic waterfalls, great lookouts, and awesome sceneries, this location has everything you need for a peace of mind. What more? There’s a treehouse for everyone who has that on their checklist. Trekking and hiking is a much-enjoyed activity there along with a chance to nurture your love for tribal heritage. All this and more makes Wayanad what it is!
Places to visit here: Chembra peak, Pookode Lake, Wayanad wildlife sanctuary, Banasura Sagar Dam, Lakkidi viewpoint, Edakkal Cave, Meenmutty waterfalls, etc.
- Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
Forget the city for a while and walk into the calm that comes from visiting a lovely land from Andhra Pradesh. Beautiful yet unexplored, this destination is surely one of the best places to be in the summer. If you drool over coffee then this is your place to be! Not only is this place perfect for those who wish to walk in peaceful meadows and surround themselves with a great environment, this location is also ideal for everyone who wishes to take on their trekking skills in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Places to visit here: Araku Tribal Museum, Chaparai Waterfalls, Talimada Waterfalls, Botanical Gardens etc.
- Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal is one of the most preferred destinations for tourists who visit Tamil Nadu. Not only is it aesthetically amazing, but the weather there is out of this world! Maybe that’s why it’s called “the gift of the forests”. With lush greens and a great view all over, this place should definitely make it to your summer-travel checklist. Get lost in the tranquility of the lands and spend quality time boating and discovering breathtaking trails. Experience the magic that comes from its many locations.
Places to visit here: Coaker’s Walk, Silver Cascade Waterfalls, Kodai Lake, Dolmen Circle, Pillar Rocks, Berijam Lake, Sacred Heart Science Museum.
These summer destinations are great places to escape the heat and hassle in the city. Take your travel kit and a cool bunch of people to keep you company for a holiday that you can never forget. Wondering about the vehicle to fit your large list of friends and family? Here’s where Proximove comes to the rescue! We are a trusted online bus hire platform, with a large fleet of tempo travelers and tourist buses to make sure your trips is fulfilling and complete. We are also present in Coimbatore, Chennai, and Tirupur. We make sure your trip is no less than perfect and can’t wait to partner with you in ticking another destination off your bucket list!