Located in the Peninsular Deccan Plateau, bordered by the Arabian Sea, South India includes the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats. Shimmering with bright colors, bubbling with an incredible culture, standing high with an amazing legacy and noted for its amazing locations, temples and sites, South India is the custodian of an astonishing fragment of the country, which was once called the most fertile region on Earth. Bustling with activity, the peninsular people have been the connoisseurs of some of the most incredible art, architecture, literature, customs, food and festivals. Deccan, as South India is famously called in local dialect has always been different and unique as a cultural hotspot of the country. South India encompasses several enchanting destinations such as Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. And each destination has its own share of wonderful attractions to adorn your holidays with golden memories. The palm-fringed canals, spirituality, and pristine beaches are some of the reasons that make the discerning travelers a chance to wander to the unfailing and unbeatable tranquility of the gorgeous places in South India. Karnataka is a coastal belt rich with Hindu traditions and natural beauty. It is home to forests like Bandipur and Nagarhole. The most famous hill station in the state is Coorg where aromatic spices and coffee plantations charm tourists immensely. Just below Karnataka lies Tamil Nadu – that boasts many mesmerising sculptures and temple architecture of Chola Tanjore at Chidambaram. The most magnificent city in Tamil Nadu that would charm you with its Carnatic music and age-old traditions is Chennai. Southern India has one of India’s most visited pilgrimage spots. The prominent one being the Balaji Temple at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. Also, the ancient Buddhist site of Nagarjunakonda, and the wonderful Islamic buildings of the Qutub Shahi and Asaf Jahi dynasties at Golconda Fort and Hyderabad reside here. Being a symphony of evergreen forests, paddy fields, coconut palms and plantations, Kerala is a lovely world of backwaters that make for a perfect honeymoon destination. Here, Ayurvedic massages, houseboat cruises, wildlife sanctuaries, heritage zones and its local cuisine overwhelm you. South India has managed to blend the cuisine and culture of its diverse ethnic groups well. The variations of its dosa, sambhar, idlis and vadas have reached the far stretches of North and West regions. Known for its fresh seafood and coconut oil, it dishes out amazing chutneys and meat curries as well. Not to miss, the popular dance forms of Bharat Natyam, Kuchipudi, and Kathakali that found their origin in this artistically rich and prospering region.