Best Places To Visit In South India This Summer

Shreya Cheema


Known to be the summer resort of the British, Ooty's pleasant weather tugs at many hearts during the scorching months. Here, you can enjoy a laidback holiday strolling around the botanical gardens and the verdant tea estates, unwinding by the Ooty and Emerald Lakes, or having wildlife encounters at the Mudumalai National Park.

Ooty |


Come summer and Kodaikanal's tranquil beauty beckons visitors from far and wide. During your summer break here, enjoy a picnic by the star-shaped Kodaikanal Lake, stroll along the Coaker's Walk pathway, hike to the Pillar Rock viewpoint, and take in breathtaking views from the Dolphin's Nose.

Kodaikanal |


Make this summer an adventurous one at this lush hill station in Karnataka, which is abundant with thrilling hiking trails. Take on the Kudremukh Peak Trek or the Kalasa trek, visit the Hanuman Gundi Falls, and enjoy a day at the Kundremukh National Park.

Kudremukh |

Ponmuddi Hills

If you are in the mood for a quiet getaway, this offbeat destination in Kerala promises you that. Brimming with spice and tea plantations, this lesser-known gem boasts unforgettable views. In addition, you can also spend time visiting the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Golden Valley and go trekking along the many secret trails.

Ponmuddi Hills | Wikimedia Commons


Yellagiri in Tamil Nadu is a delightful affair, given the diverse experiences you can have. Relax by the Punganur Lake, trek to the Jalagamparai Falls, learn about the celestial world at the Telescope Observatory, and go paragliding at the Yelagiri Adventure Camp.

Yelagiri |


There's no better time than summer to explore the ancient ruins of Hampi sans the crowd. Apart from discovering the many temples, visit the Ajaneya Hill, go rock climbing, enjoy a coracle ride, climb the Matanga Hill, and jump into the Tungabhadra River from a cliff.

Hampi |

Ananthagiri Hills

This hill station in Telangana is often off the radar, making it a must-visit if you want to little to no crowd and a truly unique getaway. While here, go kayaking on the Kotipally Reservoir, walk along the Musi River, and explore the million-year-old Borra Hills and Caves.

Borra Hills and Caves |


Lambasingi in Andhra Pradesh is a fantastic getaway for the summers, thanks to its cool weather and stunning landscape. Visit the Kothapalli and Yerravaram Waterfalls, walk through the Susan Garden, and enjoy sweeping views from Lambasingi Viewpoint.

Lambasingi |

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