Top 10 tourist attractions in India ( Southern Part )
- Mysore Palace
- Brihadeeswara Temple
- Lalbagh Botanical garden
- Marina Beach
- Meenakshi Amman Temple
- Edakkal Caves
- Ajanta and Ellora Caves
- Golconda fort
- Bannerghatta National Park
1. Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace is located in Mysore, Karnataka, India. It was built in 1897 by Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and natives generally used to call Mysuru Palace. The palace is 44 meters tall ( 145 feet ) and was built using the Indo-Saracenic architectural style. Mysore palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India after the Taj Mahal with more than six million visitors annually.
There is an admission fee to enter the Palace. You will be charged INR 70 for adults and INR 30 for children aged 7-12 years old. Free for the children aged below 7 years old. You will not be permitted to enter inside the Palace. 3 to 4 hours are enough to explore the palace and you can able to see top luxury hotels to stay in and restaurants to eat delicious food.
2. Brihadeeswara Temple
Brihadeeswara Temple is located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. It was built in 1010 CE by Raja Raja Chola. The Temple is 66 meters tall and was built using Dravidian Architectural style. Brihadeeswara Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple does not cast a shadow at noon, an amazing mystery and it was built with granites with clear-cut geometry. There are secret passages in the temple which are connected to the king’s places and many of the passages are sealed. It is one of the largest temples in India making it one of the top tourist attractions in India with tons of visitors.
There is an admission fee to enter the Temple. It will be cost around INR 50 to enter the Temple for camera INR 30. It opens from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm and remains closed during lunch hours.
3. Lalbagh Botanical garden
Lalbagh Botanical Garden is located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It was founded by Hyder Ali occupying 240 acres of land. Lalbagh houses around 800 genera, 2,100 species of plants, and nearly 8,500 species of trees. The park has some rare species of plants brought from Persia, Afghanistan, and France. You can also find old trees which are older than 100 years and they are preserved carefully by the maintenance team. Enjoy the beauty of nature of plants, trees, and so on.
There is an admission fee to enter the Lalbagh Botanical Garden. It will cost you around INR 10, For Children aged below 12 years of age will be free of cost and also for Physically challenged people and students. If you are interested to see the flower show it will cost you around INR 40 per adult and INR 10 for children below 12 years old.
4. Marina Beach
Marina Beach is located in Chennai, India. It lies on the Bay of Bengal in India and it is considered as Longest beach in India and the second longest beach in the world extending 12 kilometers. You can visit the beach in November to February are the best time to visit the beach. It is one of the best beaches in Chennai, You can enjoy the beach by playing beach Volleyball, having fun in the water with family and friends, Eating snacks at food stalls. Remember one thing it is also one of the deepest benches in the world. Kindly Stay within the limit while swimming on the beach.
There is no entry fee to enter Marina Beach. All you cost is time and enjoy the journey in Marina Beach with your family and friends.
5. Meenakshi Amman Temple
Meenakshi Amman Temple is located in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the famous Hindu pilgrimages and it is dedicated to the goddess Meenakshi, the consort of Lord Shiva. It is famous for its huge sculpture of Nataraja built on a silver alter and it has a pond named Porthamarai Kulam or the golden lotus pond. The temple has a hall of thousand pillars each pillar is carved with various sculptures. Meenakshi Amman Temple is one of the famous tourist attractions in South India with tons of daily visitors.
There is no entry fee to enter the Meenakshi Amman Temple but for VIP entry you will be charged INR 500 ( around $7) for Darshan of both Meenakshi Amman and Lord Shiva.
6. Edakkal Caves
Edakkal caves are located in Nenmeni, Kerala. It is famous for its paintings of humans, animals, Symbols, and letters. In Edakkal Caves, you will be walking around 1 kilometer with approximately 300 steps to reach Edakkal Caves. The caves were discovered by Fred Fawcett and it is believed that the paintings were drawn in 6000 BC from neolithic man. The Stone age carvings of Edakkal are rare and considered as one of the amazing tourist attractions in India among visitors from other countries.
There is an admission fee to enter the Edakkal Caves. You will be charged about INR 20 per person and an additional charged to take pictures and videos. You are allowed to enter the spot only from 10 am to 6 pm.
7. Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves is located in Verul, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the largest rock cuts of Hindu temple cave complexes in the world. Ellora has 31 caves and popularly known as Kailash Temple. The caves were built by Rashtrkuta king, Krishna 1, and believed that it was built around 600 to 730 CE. You can able to find 17 Hindu temples in the center, 12 Buddhist caves in the south, and 5 Jain temples in the north. Ellora became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983 and is also considered as one of the major tourist attractions in India crowded with visitors from other countries but also natives.
There is an admission fee to enter the Ellora caves. For foreigners, it will be charged around INR 600 ( about $8) per person and no entry fee for children below 15 years old. For Indians ( natives ) it will cost around INR 40 per person.
Charminar is located in Hyderabad, Telangana. It is a monument and also a mosque. Charminar is 53 meters tall and was built in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutab Shah using Indo-Islamic architectural style. Charminar is famous for its architecture making it the most recognizable structure in India. Being the symbol of Hyderabad it is popular all over the world and it is one of the major tourist attraction sites in India with dozens of visitors from all over the world.
There is an admission fee to enter Charminar. For foreigners, it will cost around INR 250 per person and for natives, it will cost you around INR 20 per person. Enjoy the beauty of the Charminar with your family and friends.
9. Golconda fort
Golconda Fort is located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is a fort built on the granite hills built in the 13th century by the Kakatiya dynasty and was considered as one of India’s most outstanding citadels. It was the diamond trading center until the end of the 19th century. The Golconda was the primary source of the finest and one of the largest diamonds in the world, named it was Golconda diamond because of the tons and tons of diamonds were found in the spot.
There is an admission fee to enter Golconda Fort. It will cost you around INR 200 for foreigners and INR 130 to take the camera inside the fort and to picturise the attractions, free for children below 15. For Natives, it will cost you around INR 25 per person.
10. Bannerghatta National Park
Bannerghatta National Park is located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It is a large national park that holds rare and endangered species including Bengal Tigers, Lion, Bison, Leopard, and wild boar. Around 2,300 animals are there in the national park belonging to 103 different species which are maintained in their habitat naturally and they also have veterinary care to treat them. Bannerghatta National Park is one of the major tourist attractions in India with tons of monthly visitors from all over the world.
There is an admission fee to enter the National park.
If you are interested to visit the only zoo, the fee for entry is listed below
|Zoo||Fee in monday to friday||Fee in saturday and sunday|
|Adults||INR 100||INR 100|
|Children||INR 50||INR 50|
|Senior Citizens||INR 60||INR 60|
To explore the Safari, Butterfly Park, and carry a camera with you will cost you some charges, the required changes are listed below 🙂
(Zoo, Safari, Butterfly park, Camera)
|Fee (monday to friday)||Fee( saturday and sunday)|
|6 seater AC Xylo||INR 4,500||INR 4,500|
|8 seater non AC Jeep||INR 4,500||INR 4,500|
|7 Seater Innova Car||INR 5,500||INR 5,500|