Enough of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, now let’s head to south India which is equally beautiful. Unexplored and untouched destinations of south India can give travelers an option for vacation or small getaway. There is much more than South India has to offer. Take a look at these best places to visit in south India that are still fairly unexplored.
1. Vattakanal: Up in the hills of south India, lies a small hamlet which is still not unexplored. Vattakanal, or Vatta is a hill station surrounded by breathtaking cliffs and dense forests. Situated in Tamil Nadu, the place is just seven-kilometer drive from Kodaikanal. The nearest airport is Madurai, followed by Trichy and Coimbatore. From there, it’s a four to five-hour drive to Vattakanal.
2. Athirappilly Falls: Situated in Athirappilly panchayath of Thrissur district in Kerala, this waterfall is quite a hotspot for the people living nearby. Also known as ‘Niagra Falls of India’, Athirappilly is the largest waterfall of Kerala. Daily jungle safari trips are organised by Thrissur District Tourism from Chalakudy to Malakkappara. The nearest railway is Chalakudi railway station. Kochi is the nearest airport. Athirappilly is easily reachable from Chalakudy by taxi or by bus.
3. Araku Valley: Near to Odisha State Border, Araku Valley is a hidden gem for the nature lovers. In the lap of mountains of Galikonda, Raktakonda, and Chitamogondi, the valley has a pristine view. It is well-connected by road and railway which makes it a perfect destination for your next vacation.
4. Pollachi: The beautiful place is located near to Coimbatore. A picturesque small town is a traveler’s haven as it has perfect adventure activities. Pollachi has a great climate all the year where you can enjoy a refreshing breeze from the Palghat gaps whenever you visit. Take a train from Chennai and get down at Coimbatore. Traveling on a bus is one of the ways to reach Pollachi from Coimbatore.
5. Hogenakkal Falls: It is located on river Kaveri in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. About 180 km from Bangalore and 46 km from Dharmapuri town, Hogenakkal is famous for medicinal baths and hide boat rides. The Carbonatite rocks which have surrounded the waterfall are one of the oldest in the world. Hoge means ‘Smoke’ and ‘Kal’ means ‘Rocks’ give meaning to the word Hogenakkal as Smoky Rocks. The nearest airport is Bangalore International Airport. Dharmapuri is the nearest railway station. It is connected by rail with all major cities.
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