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    Trying to decide on a South India itinerary...

    Hello all,



    My wife and I are traveling to Salem, Tamil Nadu for a friend's wedding (from Singapore). Currently exploring many ideas and possible itineraries but having trouble deciding between them. We have to leave right after the wedding on Feb 26 morning. Open to a schedule of anywhere between 3-10 days pre-Salem (arriving India earliest Feb 15th).



    We both love photography, particularly of:

    - Festivals

    - Historical architecture (there are too many temples to choose from!)

    - Traditional dance (it would be great to get up close to the dancers)

    - Back streets and markets



    Other interests:

    - Shopping / bargaining

    - Culture/history

    - Moderate hiking/trekking



    Dislikes:

    - My wife thinks she might get tired of too many temples, lol

    - Overly commercialized experiences

    - Look-and-go experiences similar to Kinkakuji in Kyoto or James Bond Island in Phuket

    - Day tours



    We have been exploring itineraries for many of the surrounding areas, including:

    - Kochi -> Allapuzha -> Munnar -> [Madurai?] -> Salem

    - Trichy area / temples -> [Madurai?] -> [Kodaikanal?] -> Salem

    - Bangalore -> Mysore -> Salem



    Budget:

    - Moderate, but willing to pay extra for some cool experiences



    Would be great to get some opinions, thanks!
  • #3500
    South India from the rest of the country and hence making South India an important tourist attraction. Here are just a few places in South India that you cannot give a miss.

    1. Kovalam- Beaches! Beaches! Beaches! this is what Kovalam has to offer you. If you are a beach person then this place is your haven. Kovalam is a coastal town on the shores of the Arabian sea which offers Kerala's most developed beach resorts.

    2. Alleppey- Alleppey is precisely known for its houseboats that float calmly in the backwaters. Due to its large network of waterways and houseboats, it is also known as the "Venice of the East".

    3. Thekkady- Thekkady will welcome you with a lot of surprises that are hard to find in any other part of the country. Apart from being exceptionally beautiful in its sceneries, the rich wildlife of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary distinguishes this place from the rest of the destinations in Kerala.

    4. Munnar- Munnar will give you answers as to why Kerala is known as God's own country and why it is one of the best places to visit in South India.

    5. Kodaikanal- Kodaikanal is rightfully known as the "gift of forests", the sole reason would be the exquisite vegetation, vibrant flowers, lush mountains smoked up with the mist of clouds.

    6. Kanyakumari- We all know Kanyakumari as the southernmost tip of India. But, what lies hidden about this beauty of South is the tranquility of beaches that will take you away from the buzz of the cities. "Inner Peace" that you find missing in most parts of the country, can be experienced in Kanyakumari.


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