Tourism

Sethu Travel and Tourism offers the best tourism experience all over India.

Beaches

  • Kovalam Beach
  • Alappuzha Beach
  • Kanyakumari Beach
  • Malpi Beach
  • Marina Beach

Temples

  • Guryvayoor Temple
  • Sri Meenakshi Temple
  • Sri Venkateshwara Temple
  • Ramanathaswamy Temple
  • Sabarimala Temple
  • Mahabalipuram Temple

Hill Stations

  • Kodaikanal
  • Munnar
  • Ooty
  • Mudumalai
  • Yelagiri
  • Wayanad

Palace

  • Mysore Palace
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace
  • Chettinad Palace
  • Bangalore Palace

Backwaters

  • Kuttanad
  • Vembanad Lake
  • Veli Aakulam
  • Kayamkulam
  • Kerala Backwaters

Waterfalls

  • Thirparappu Water Falls
  • Courtallam
  • Hogenakkal
  • Aruvikkuzhi
  • Athirappilly

Rameswaram

  • Pamban Road Bridge
  • Pamban Island
  • Ramanathaswamy Temple
  • Dhanushkodi Beach
  • Ram Setu (Adam's Bridge)

Kanyakumari

  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial
  • Bhagavathy Amman Temple
  • Thiruvalluvar Statue
  • Kanyakumari Beach
  • Our Lady of Ransom Church
  • Gandhi Memorial

Beaches


A former fishing village, Kovalam Beach, Kerala, South India is known for its sand beaches sautéed in the sunlight that infuses life into the place.

A popular holiday destination since the 30s, Kovalam beach is a stretch of three beaches, shaded by thick coconut groves and a perennially pleasant climate.

Revel in the serenity afford by nature at the Kovalam beach on your travel to South India beaches.


Though Alappuzha, South India, is famous for Kerala backwaters, the beach at Alappuzha is one of the most popular spots in South India, especially for picnics and beach parties.

The setting of Alappuzha beach is straight out from an eighteen-century romance novel. Waves crash onto the pier that extends into the inviting sea; a beach park called Vijaya adds to the beach's charms.

The lighthouse, one of its kind in India, is a source of fascination for the young and the old alike.

Indulge in all the water related activities you like on your tour to South India beaches and if you still want some more, the backwaters of Kerala, South India are always behind you.


Set on the tip of the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula, Kanyakumari beach in Tamil Nadu has secured a chapter in mythological books for the confluence of three water bodies - Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.

Relax on the beach and enjoy the spectacular sunsets and moonrises or take a dip in the holy waters to absolve your sins.

Anyways, your travel to Kanyakumari beach on your tour of South India beaches is worth the while.


Midway between Bangalore and Mangalore, Malpi is a quaint beach away from the hustle bustle of the metropolitan cities of Karnataka, India.

The popular tourist attractions include natural sheltered harbors and clear inviting water.

Udupi and St Mary's Isles nearby the beach make for additional attractions on your tour of the South India beaches.


The second longest beach in the world, Marina beach in Tamil Nadu, India, is one of the most popular beaches in India.

The famous Marina Drive road runs parallel to the Marina Beach, South India, which stretches from Fort St. George in Chennai to Mahabalipuram.

The towering trees along the entire drive, largely palms, make for a great place to walk.

Temples


The most famous Hindu Temple in Kerala, South India, Guryvayoor Temple in South India (popularly known as the Sri Krishna Temple) is devoted to Lord Krishna, The temple dates back to the 16th century and owes its creation and name to Guru (the preceptor of gods) and Vayu (the god of winds).

Also known as 'Dwaraka of the South', the rectangular shrine with exquisite and detailed murals on the walls is host to a number of Hindu marriages and important family ceremonies.

Travel to the temple during Pooram Festival, the famous elephant march, is particularly rewarding.


The Sri Meenakshi Temple, with its unique 1000-pillared hall, is one of the most popular temples in Madurai, South India.

Significant for the Dravidian architecture, it was designed by Vishwanatha Nayak in 1560.

Set on six hectares of historical land, the Sri Meenakshi Temple is home to some of the most spectacular and unseen images of a plethora of Hindu deities.

A travel to this temple of South India during Pongal, Navratri, Teppam or Avanimoolam is an unforgettable experience.


Popularly known as Lord Balaji in north India and Srinivas in the southern states of India, it is believed that Venkateshwara (another Vishnu avatar) has the powers to grant any wish of yours.

Venkateshwara is the lord of the seven hills that form the Tirumala Range.

At Sri Venkateshwara temple of South India, shaving of heads is considered auspicious for the pilgrims while visiting the temple. Brahotsavam Festival is a good time to visit Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Tirupati.


Renowned world over for its stunning Dravidian architecture, the tanks (theerthams) at Rameshwaram temple South India are a must visit for a bath in the curative powers of the tank water.

The number of tanks at the Rameshwaram Temple in South India is supposed to correspond to the number of arrows in Ram's quiver.

Ram, according to Ramayan, used the arrows to generate water on the island.


Named after Sabari, the temple is devoted to the reverence of Lord Ayyappa, a deity worshipped by the Kerala Hindus.

Sabarimala Temple in South India hosts many festivals and religious ceremonies including Sabarimala Temple Festival, Mandal Puja and Makar Sankranti Puja.

On the three day long journey, through the rugged and thickly forested hill slopes, the devotees have to dress down in a modest dhoti and carry a small basket of offerings ('Iru Mudi') on their heads.


Home to the only surviving shore temple in India, Mahablipuram is a small fishing village on the coast of Tamil Nadu, where the waves from Bay of Bengal offer their prayers to the Gods.

At Mahabalipuram Temple in South India, you can admire the Rathas typical of Dravidian architecture. Also visit the Arjuna's Penance, Krishna Mandapa and sixteen man-made caves on your travel to the temples of South India.

Hill Stations


A hill station that was developed by the Americans as against the other popular European hill stations in India, Kodaikanal is popular with vacationers and newlyweds alike.

On your tour to Kodaikanal hill station in South India you can visit the star shaped lake, walk through thick forests, take a boat ride or go for a horse ride through the countryside.

Kodaikanal is also famous for its Neel Kurinji flowers that bloom once every 12 years and give the hill slopes a purple sheen.


Munnar, Kerala, is known for its sprawling tea and spice plantations with waterfalls and Neel Kurinji flowers.

Set on the confluence of three mountains streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala, Munnar is South India's answer to the British summer resort of Shimla in north India. Munnar's picture postcard sceneries make for an ideal vacation away from the busy life at home.

The tourist attractions at Munnar, South India include the mountain streams, Anamudi (trekkers' paradise), Kannan Devan Hills and Tata Tea plantations. Munnar, South India also has the best of hotels and resorts to offer for your comfortable and relaxing stay or you can stay at one of the many white colonial era bungalows on your tour of South India Hill Stations.


Set in a picturesque backdrop of blue mountains, tea gardens and descending clouds, Ooty is a popular summer retreat in Tamil Nadu.

Whether you call Ooty as Scotland of East, queen of hill stations or by its official name i.e. Udhagamandalam, you are bound to be spellbound by the beauty hidden in every crevice and at the end of the winding road through a tea garden. Popular tourist attractions include Botanical Garden, Ooty Lake, Doddabetta (highest point), Wenlock Downs, Ninth Mile and Sandy Nallah.

You can stay in the best hotels and resorts on your travel to South India Hill Stations.


Set on the miniature train line from Mettupalayam, it is the first in the series of the three hill stations on the Nilgiri Hills.

The places most frequented by travelers are Dolphin's nose and Lamb's rock. Other tourist attractions include Sim's Park, Droog Fort and The Pasteur Institute.

You can enjoy the scenic beauty of Coonoor on a walk or a ride on the toy train/fairy train that connects Mettupalayam to Ooty on your tour of South India Hill Stations


A hill station that leaves you breathless. Wide expanses of evergreen mountains in the distance, the air flavoured with aroma of coffee beans, spices and herbs, exotic flowers unheard of before drape the roadsides.

Its perennially cool weather, an interesting past of struggle for autonomy, the colourful Huthri festival and seamless trekking opportunities are worth any day under the sun.

Enjoy the sunshine and walk with the clouds at Coorg on your tour of South India Hill Stations.

Palace


The Palace of Mysore is a palace situated in the city of Mysore, southern India. It was the official residence of the former royal family of Mysore, and also housed the durbar (royal offices).

Mysore Palace or the Maharajah's Palace located in the heart of the city at Mirza Road, is the most attractive monument in Mysore.

One of the largest palaces in the country, also known as Amba Vilas, was the residence of the Wodeyar Mahararaja's of Mysore is the cultural capital of karnataka.

The palaces which were built for the kings and their families were not only for pleasure but they are glowing with artistic beauty, hence they attract people from all the parts of the world.


Padamanabhapuram Palace complex is located in a small village Padmanabhapuram, around 65 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, en route to Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu.

The palace complex is inside an old granite fortress around four kilometer. This palace is the traditional home of the Travancore royal family of Kerala.

The palace is one of India's best specimens of secular building and of the distinctive wooden architecture of the west coast. Kerala is a state with lush green paddy fields.

Padmanabhapuram palace is the original home of the kings of Travancore who ruled central and south Kerala.

Though this palace complex is located in Tamil Nadu, it is the epitome of traditional Kerala architecture.


Chettinad is a region of the Sivaganga district of southern Tamil Nadu state, India. Karaikudi is known as the capital of Chettinad, which includes Karaikudi and 74 (traditionally its said as 96) other villages Chettinad is the homeland of the Nattukottai Chettiars (Nagarathar), a prosperous banking and business community, many of whose members migrated to South and Southeast Asia, particularly Ceylon and Burma, in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The people of Chettinad speak Tamil. Today there is a diaspora of Chettinad people, who live in the USA, Singapore, Malaysia, among other places.

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