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5 gorgeous unexplored places in South India you must visit once in your life

  • Mrinalini Singh
  • October 10, 2017
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If you haven’t been able to figure out a trip down south, thinking there isn’t a lot to do, this article is just the wakeup call you need. Because no, Goa doesn’t count as a trip to the South. There’s SO much more that South India has to offer. Take a look at these stunning places that are still fairly unexplored.

  1. Skandagiri Hills: Also known as Kalavara Durga, Skandagiri is a mountain fortress located just 70 km’s from the city of Bangalore. Although much hasn’t been written about the place, the gorgeous photographs suggest that it’s a perfect weekend trip for people living in Karnataka. Off Bellary Road (National Highway 7 Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway), and overlooking Nandi Hills and Muddenahalli, this place guarantees a breathtaking view at an altitude of about 1350 mts.

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  1. Athirappilly Falls: One look at this place, and you’ll be in love. Situated in Athirappily panchayath, Chalakudy Taluk of Thrissur district, Kerala, this 80-ft-high waterfall is quite a hotspot for the people living nearby. Nicknamed the ‘Niagra Falls of India’, Anthriappily is the largest waterfall of Kerala. Narrow winding roads, small villages and greenery make for a delightful sight as you make your way up there.

  1. Maravanthe Beach: The quest for peace and tranquillity is making people explore beaches apart from the usual ones in Goa. So if that’s what you’re looking for, Maravanthe fits the bill. Located on one of the best stretches of road, you’ll find the beach on one side, and a river on the other as you drive on from Mangalore towards Karwar, Goa, or Mumbai. One of the cleanest beaches in the country, it can also get pretty dangerous during high tide, so it’s better to be cautious, and avoid the area during the monsoons.

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  1. Gandikota: A small village located right on the bank of the river Pennar in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, Gandikota is also known as the Grand Canyon of India. Getting there might be a bit of an adventure, but once you’re inside the place, there are no means of transportation. Thank god for that. One really needs to spend time enjoying what Gandikota has to offer. There is a great downhill trek through the canyon leading to the riverbed.

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  1. Mary’s Islands: This one’s truly a one-of-a-kind type of place to visit. St. Mary’s Islands, also known as Coconut Island and Thonsepar, are a set of four small islands in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Malpe in Udupi, Karnataka. They are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava. On research, it came up that the basalt of the St. Mary’s Islands was formed by sub-aerial sub-volcanic activity around 88 million years ago when Madagascar was attached to India. Since there are no roads connecting the island, the only way of getting to the islands is by boat.

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                                             Pack your bags and explore the heaven on earth!

 

If you haven't been able to figure out a trip down south, thinking there isn't a lot to do, this article is just the wakeup call you need. Because no, Goa doesn't count as a trip to the South. There's SO much more that South India has to offer. Take a look at these stunning places that are still fairly unexplored. Skandagiri Hills: Also known as Kalavara Durga, Skandagiri is a mountain fortress located just 70 km's from the city of Bangalore. Although much hasn't been written about the place, the gorgeous photographs suggest that it's a perfect weekend trip for people living in Karnataka. Off Bellary Road (National Highway 7 Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway), and overlooking Nandi Hills and Muddenahalli, this place guarantees a breathtaking view at an altitude of about 1350 mts. Athirappilly Falls: One look at this place, and you’ll be in love. Situated in Athirappily panchayath, Chalakudy Taluk of Thrissur district, Kerala, this 80-ft-high waterfall is quite a hotspot for the people living nearby. Nicknamed the ‘Niagra Falls of India’, Anthriappily is the largest waterfall of Kerala. Narrow winding roads, small villages and greenery make for a delightful sight as you make your way up there. Maravanthe Beach: The quest for peace and tranquillity is making people explore beaches apart from the usual ones in Goa. So if that's what you're looking for, Maravanthe fits the bill. Located on one of the best stretches of road, you'll find the beach on one side, and a river on the other as you drive on from Mangalore towards Karwar, Goa, or Mumbai. One of the cleanest beaches in the country, it can also get pretty dangerous during high tide, so it's better to be cautious, and avoid the area during the monsoons. Gandikota: A small village located right on the bank of the river Pennar in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, Gandikota is also known as the Grand Canyon of India. Getting there might be a bit of an adventure, but once you're inside the place, there are no means of transportation. Thank god for that. One really needs to spend time enjoying what Gandikota has to offer. There is a great downhill trek through the canyon leading to the riverbed. Mary’s Islands: This one's truly a one-of-a-kind type of place to visit. St. Mary's Islands, also known as Coconut Island and Thonsepar, are a set of four small islands in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Malpe in Udupi, Karnataka. They are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava. On research, it came up that the basalt of the St. Mary's Islands was formed by sub-aerial sub-volcanic activity around 88 million years ago when Madagascar was attached to India. Since there are no roads connecting the island, the only way of getting to the islands is by boat.                                              Pack your bags and explore the heaven on earth!  

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