A Memorable Christmas Gift - Trip to South India

By: Ruchi Khurana

Christmas Holidays is a wonderful time to plan a getaway with family and loved ones. When it's biting cold in North India, people take recluse in the pleasant weather of the exotic south. If you too are planning to make this Christmas memorable for your dear ones then gift them a tour to the picturesque locales of South. Mentioned here are some of the popular and romantic destinations for your Christmas .

Bangalore - Better known as the Garden City and the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is currently the most happening destination of India. Apart from grand malls for shopping and hanging out, the city has beautiful places to visit like Bull temple, Kempe Gowda Fort, Bangalore Palace, Tipu's Summer Palace, ISKCON temple, Cubbon Park, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Vidhana Soudha and more. Christmas is celebrated with gusto in the city of Bangalore. All around the city, you'll see Christmas decorations and people indulging in Christmas revelry.

Mysore - The city of fragrances, Mysore was earlier the capital of Vodeyars and still retains its oriental charm. Places of tourist interest include Maharaja Palace, Brindavan Garden, Chamundi Hills, St. Phelomena's Church, Mysore Zoo, the rail museum etc. The second largest city of Karnataka, Mysore is fast emerging as the IT hub of India.

Ooty - A very popular hill station of South India, Ooty is known as the 'Queen of Hill Stations' in Tamil Nadu. Ooty's major tourist attraction is its rolling hills covered in pine and eucalyptus forests and its coffee and tea plantation. One can also experience serenity in the picturesque Botanical Gardens, Lamb's rock and Dodabetta Peak. Ooty also offers opportunities for outdoor activities like boating, fishing, horse riding etc.

Kodaikanal - One of the most romantic hill stations in South India, Kodaikanal is located on the southern tip of the upper Palani Hills. Major attraction of this "Princess of Hill stations" is its star shaped lake which spreads over 24 acres. Other places of tourist interest includes the Shenbaganur Museum famous for exotic orchids, the Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, the Bryant Park, the Kurunjo Andavar temple, Kukkal Cave, Perumal Peak, Patani Temple, the pillar rocks, the Coaker's walk etc

Munnar - Located in the southern Western Ghats in Kerala, the exotic Munnar attracts large number of visitors during . Major attraction of this tourist city is Eravikulam National Park, that lies on the slopes of Anaimudi. Most fascinating feature of the park is Nilgiri Tahr - one of the rarest mountain goats in the world. Also visit Mattupatty Dam and lake, Kurinjimala Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Manjampatti Valley in Amaravati reserve forest of Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary to the north east

Other cities of Tourist interest - The blessed region of South India has many more fascination for discerning travelers and the spiritually inclined. Other popular cities of South India include Trivandrum, Kovalam, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Coorg etc. So get set, plan your Christmas getaway today. Book your ticket and hotel and gift the most exotic to your dear ones

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