The delightful south; almost untouched by invasions throughout its history, the Indian heritage is more intact here than in other regions of the country. This is a land of temples, a land of the devout where new wonders await - the profusion of orange flowers, the shade of the banyan tree, and the soft beat of distant drums as yet another festival starts...

Andhra Pradesh

Made famous by the Nizams, and before them by Kakatiya rulers, Andhra Pradesh is a fascinating destination symbolizing the essence of Incredible India. All that there is to see, do and experience in India can be found in Andhra Pradesh - heritage sites, forts, monuments, beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, Pilgrimage sites for Hindus, Muslims and Christians, handicrafts, textiles, exquisite cuisines and a modern and international city embodied in the state's capital Hyderabad

Places to see

Hyderabad - where you can find the magnificent 16th century Golconda Fort, Charminar and Qutub Shahi Tombs. A natural and sophisticated blend of old and new, an old Nawabi culture with hi-tech modern marvels including the best Airport and Convention Centre in the country.

Tirupati, Vijaywada, Srisailam, Bhadrachalam - known for its famous temples; Puttaparthi - Bhagwan Satya Sai Baba and his popularity transformed a small village into an International Centre for Spirituality. Visakhapatnam - the land of golden beaches and verdant hills & valleys, all within a few hours journey; and many more like Nagarjuna Sagar, Horsley Hills, Cruise on the Godavari River (Papikondalu), backwaters at Dindi.

KARNATAKA

Karnataka is an enchanting land that abounds in scenic beauty. Nowhere else in India can you find such a profusion of monuments as in Karnataka. Known as the "Cradle of Stone Architecture" the state has pomp and pageantry of glorious traditions and marvels of modern engineering.

Places to see

Bengaluru, Bijapur, Badami, Hampi - a site of ruins of the Vjayanagar Empire, Halebid, Hassan, Shimoga, Mysore -where you can discover a technicolour Devraja market and the pompous Maharaja's Palace, Madikeri (Coorg) - Jog -India's tallest waterfall, Udupi and beautiful beaches like Bhatkal and Malpe.

Kerala

Kerala, "God's Own Country" with the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats rising 500-2700 m in the east and networked by forty-four rivers. Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Asia. It has an equable climate, a long shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of backwaters, lush hill stations, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historic and cultural monuments and a unique cuisine. Kerala is also known for its rejuvenating ayurveda spas. All this offers you a unique experience. And what's more, every one of these charming destinations is within few hours drive from each other.

Places to see

Beaches: Alappuzha - Bekal - Cherai - Chowara - Kappad - Kappil - Kanwatheertha - Kizhunna Ezhara - Kovalam -Kozhikode - Meenkunnu - Muzhappilangad - Nattika -Payyambalam - Poovar - Sankhumugham - Varkala -Thirumullavaram. Hill Stations: Anamudi - Agasthyakoodam - Chembra Peak - Devikulam - Nelliyampathy - Peermede - Ponmudi -Munnar - Pythal Mala - Ranipuram - Vagamon - Vythiri.

Tamil Nadu

Here, culture and tradition blend seamlessly to give a distinct identity. Its magnificent inspiring temples and artistic monuments have a religious and cultural story to tell. Blessed with a spectacular 1000 kms long coastline of golden sands and dotted with coconut palms and casuarina groves, it provides an ideal getaway for the tourists.

Places to see

Chennai, Mamallapuram, Kanchipuram, Chidambaram, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Rameswaram, Kanyakumari and Hill stations of Nilgiris (connected by Heritage Train up to Udhagamandalam), Kodaikanal, Yercaud and the fine beaches of Covelong and Mamallapuram.

Andhra Pradesh
Summer: March to June
Monsoon: July to September
Winter: October to February


Karnataka
Summer: March to May
Monsoon: July to September
Winter: January to February


Kerala
Summer: March to mid-May
Monsoon: June to August
Winter: December to February


Tamil Nadu
Summer: March to June
Monsoon: October to December
Winter: November to February




Andhra Pradesh

VLIEGEN
De internationale luchthaven bevindt zich in Hyderabad. Ook zijn er binnenlandse luchthavens in steden als Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Rajahmundry en Puttaparthy

TREIN
Er is hier bijna 5.085 kilometer spoorweg.

RIJDEN
Er gaat een wegen netwerk van ongeveer 4.104 km door Andhra Pradesh.

Karnataka

VLIEGEN
De belangrijkste luchthaven van de staat bevindt zich in Bengaluru. Bijna alle luchtvaartmaatschappijen verbinden de stad met grote steden in India.

TREIN
In de hoofdstad van de deelstaat Bengaluru ligt het belangrijkste treinstation. Deze wordt regelmatig aangedaan door belangrijke treinen. De toeristische hoogtepunten van Zuid-India zijn toegankelijk met de trein vanuit Bengaluru en andere treinstations in Karnataka.

RIJDEN
De staat beschikt over een uitstekend wegennet met de rest van het land. Grote steden en toeristische bestemmingen in Zuid-India zijn over weg op een aardig goede afstand te bereiken van Karnataka.

Kerala

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