Wildlife and Pilgrim Tourism in South India

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South India has number of destinations and attractions to invite thousands of tourists every year. The south zone of the country is noted for wildlife tourism and pilgrim tourism. There are numbers of famous national parks and sanctuaries. Expedition in jungle will give you ultimate experiences of wildlife tourism. This part of the country is known to hold some of the sacred and holy temples of India.

Periyar National Park is the most famous wildlife destinations in South India. It is located in Kerala, the God’s Own Country. The main species found in the park are elephant, tigers, leopards, jungle cats, langurs, sambhar, wild dogs, reptiles, etc. one can also spot some of the rarest and endangered species of wildlife. This national park is also famous for birding. It is one of the most sought after wildlife destination in South India. Bannerghatta National Park located in Karnataka is another most visited wildlife park in the coastal India. It is one of the hot spots for wildlife lovers and nature lovers. One can easily spot majestic animals like Bengal tigers, jackals, wild pigs, sloth bear, sambhar, barking deer and numerous species of reptiles and birds. The park is also known for its Zoological Garden and Snake Park. Explore the jungle to have wonderful wildly experience of South India wildlife tour. Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is next other attraction of South India wildlife. It is an international wildlife reserve and is combination of four wildlife parks – Nagarhole National Park, Bandipur National Park, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and Mudumalai National Park. This biosphere reserve is the right place to see the nature closely. Apart from these wildlife destinations, there are numerous other wildernesses in the southern corner of India.

South India is famous for various ancient temples and pilgrimage spots. The beautifully carved temples reflect the rich culture, tradition and history of the land. Large numbers of devotees visit the holy temple to offer prayer. Some of the sacred and popular temples are Kanchipuram Temple, Kailashanathar Temple, Mahabalipuram Temple, Rameshwaram Temple – all in Tamil Nadu, Tirupati Balaji Temple, Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple – in Andhra Pradesh, Sabarimala Temple, Guruvayoor Temple – in Kerala, etc. Other popular temples include Iskcon Temple, Bangalore, Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Brihadeshwara Temple, Thanjaur, etc. People visit these temples during South India Pilgrimage Tour. Various types of pilgrim & wildlife tour packages are available. Seek for a suitable package and embark on holy journey to South India Temple Tour.

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Pramod Kumar is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored many books on tour guide for South India Wildlife Tour and Kerala Travel Package.

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This article was published on 2011/02/22