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Searching for weekend get aways in South? Give it a look

Updated: Aug 25, 2016 18:05 IST      
Searching for weekend get aways in South? Give it a look

New Delhi, Aug. 25 (ANI): Weekends call for trips and when we think about trips, we look for a place, away from the honks of the cities.

So, travel search site Wego.com has up with some weekend getaways in southern India.

"There's such a magnetic appeal to the South Indian region, and it's not surprising that many of these destinations are amongst the most popular with Indian travellers on www.wego.co.in," said Ashwin Jayasankar, general manager of Wego India.

"It's sometimes easier to plan a number of weekend getaways than long vacation periods, and it's a great way to maintain a healthy work/life balance," Jayasankar continued.

"We are finding more people are slipping in weekend escapes than ever before, so we've compiled some highlights of some of the best destinations in the south and the best times to visit, so you can schedule as many weekends away as possible," he added.

Here's the suggested list:

Ooty - This hill station in Tamil Nadu is home to some of the most popular attractions in the country such as Mudumalai National Park and Tiger Reserve, and Doddabetta; the highest peak in the Nilgiris Range. Best time to visit Ooty is between the months of March to June.

Coorg - Often referred to as the 'Scotland of India', Coorg is famed for its natural beauty, and for coffee connoisseurs, this beautiful hill station is known to have the best cup in the south. Visit between October and April.

Hampi - Take a step back in history and immerse yourself in the rich culture of Hampi. As a UNESCO World Heritage listed site, Hampi overflows with classic architecture and beautiful temples. The village is also home to the ancient Virupaksha and Vittala temples. With a pleasant climate all year round you can visit any time.

Kerala Backwaters - National Geographic has listed Kerala's backwaters as one of its '50 destinations of a lifetime' and deservedly so. This bucket list destination continues to mesmerise visitors with quaint houseboat living and calm, soothing waters. Visit between March and May, or June and August.

Mahabalipuram - Another World Heritage listed site, Mahabalipuram is filled with fascinating archeological treasures. Check out the Thirukadalmallai temple or the Descent of the Ganges monument, and stroll back in time. Best time to visit is between December and March.

Tirupati - One of the most famous cities in Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is a popular pilgrimage site with Tirumala Venkateswara Temple its star attraction. Visit between September and March.

Pondicherry - A former French colony 'Pondi' is an excellent beach getaway. The town's vibrant French Quarter is a slice of culinary heaven with delicious French bistros and some very interesting fusion dining experiences. Best time to visit the coastal town is between October and February.

Mysore - The stunning Mysore Palace is a major drawcard for visitors, but the annual ten day Dasara Festival filled with dance and musical performances throughout the city during October is a great reason to visit. Head to Mysore between October and March.

Rameshwaram - Home of the famous Ramanathaswamy Temple Tower, Rameshwaram is one of four holy pilgrimage sites in India. It's a town of both historical and spiritual importance, and borders neighbouring Sri Lanka. Best visited between October and April.

Madurai - Along the banks of the Vaigai River, Madurai was referred to as the 'Athens of the East'. The ancient city was once dominated by the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple which could be seen from anywhere in the city, similarly to the Greek Pantheon in Athens. The atmosphere of the ancients is unique in this historical city, and the best times to explore is between October and March. (ANI)

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