Exploring Top 10 Unexplored Places in South India

    Today we will talk about some of the best kept secrets of South India. India is known for its diverse culture, vibrant people, and fantastic natural beauty scenes. Some of the best tourist places in India are Varanasi, Shimla, Jaipur Rishikesh, and many more. But various South Indian destinations are present that you don’t even know existed until now. South India is famous for its Balaji Temple at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, Nagarjunakonda, and many more. But apart from these few favourite sites, there are many more to South India that you will want to witness at least once in your life.  Here is the list of unexplored places in South India in summer, enabling you to enjoy the best combination of history and nature.  

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    Places to explore

    If you are looking forward to make a trip to South India to visit its off-beat places, then you should definitely visit these places described below.

    • Araku Valley

    Along with being one of the unexplored places in South India, another of the best kept secrets of this place is the coffee plantations. Araku Valley is the first Indian organic coffee grower, which started in 2007.

    araku valley

    • Gandikota

    Gandikota is acknowledged as the Grand Canyon of India, and it is one of the best places in South India for the downhill trek. If you want to take a break from the busy daily life rush and urban life, then Gandikota is the place from where you can experience the beauty of serenity from nature. 


    • Belum Caves 

    In the Indian subcontinent, it is the second-largest cave. Immersed in mystery, Belum Cave has 16 different pathways and the main entrance. The caves are made of black limestone that enhances the beauty.

    Belum Caves

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    • Athirappilly Falls

    This place is the Niagara Falls of India. Once you look at the sight, you will not take your eyes off the view. It is just magical. One of the treasures of South India.

    Athirappilly Falls

    • Skandagiri Hills

    If you want to experience the peace of heaven, go for Skandagiri Hills, and you will be able to witness the mystical realm of clouds. Skandagiri Hills is a perfect place to experience a breath-taking view and capture mesmerizing photographs.


    • Varkala 

    It is a must-visit place in South India. You will be able to experience a beautiful sight of the Arabian Sea. Legend has it; Lord Brahma instructed a Pandyan King to build a temple in Varkala. Janardanaswamy Temple, Varkala Beach, and Papanasam Beach are the key attractions of the place.


    • Halebidu

    It is also known as Dwarasamudra or Dorasamudra. Halebidu is known for its unique architecture and beautiful Kedareswara temples. The temple of Halebidu is now being projected as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


    • Maravanthe Beach

    One of the best and cleanest beach tourist spots in South India is Maravanthe Beach. It is truly one of the secret places of South India as Maravanthe Beach has not been fully explored yet. Best place for some refreshment and peace.

    Maravanthe Beach

    • Dhanushkodi

    Dhanushkodi is also known as the ‘Lost Land’ or ‘Ghost Town’ with an unorthodox charm. This place flourished as one of the peaceful tourist places and pilgrimage towns after the cyclone disaster in 1964.


    • Papi Hills or Papi kondalu

    Another one of the best kept secrets of South India. A series of mountains, situated in Rajahmundry in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh known as Papi kondalu or Papi Hills. It is another gorgeous place to visit in South India.

    Papi kondalu

    If you like to explore different places, then you have all the reasons to pack your bags and visit such places. You will have an ethereal experience.

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    Daniyel Chatterjee
    Daniyel Chatterjee is a Young Researcher in the field of Data Science & Analytics having research experience of more than 8 years. He has a Masters in Computer Engineering and currently serves as an Editorial Assistant in IGI Global, United States of America. Daniyel also holds honorary positions in the Associate Member of Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, International Association of Engineers, Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications.

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