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15 Walks In South India That Will Take Your Breath Away

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1. Nandi Hills, Chikkaballapur district.

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Best enjoyed in the early morning hours when the mist perfectly engulfs the hill tops, and displays a sight that shouldn’t be missed when it clears.

2. Munnar, Kerala.

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The area is full of adventurous things to do while walking through some of the most gorgeous tea plantations you will ever see.

3. Bheemeshwari, Mandya district.

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With a nature and fishing camp right there, Bheemeshwari is the perfect place for nature lovers to experience and soak up the beauty of Mother Earth.

4. Madhugiri, Tumkur district.

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A great place to walk around and explore, with the ruins of a temple at the bottom of a hill, and different secret paths that lead you to the top.

5. Pondicherry.

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Pondicherry is a refreshing change of pace: a quaint coastal town where French architecture meets Tamilian hospitality and a general air of spirituality.

6. Shivanasamudra Falls, Shivanasamudra.

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The trail just above the falls boasts a magnificent view of one of the most beautiful waterfalls India has to offer, as well as a bunch of ancient temples along the way.

7. Coorg, Karnataka.

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A walk through the Coorg district will resonate old-world charm, being the ideal location for long treks, water activities, and exploring.

8. Makalidurga, Karnataka.

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Makalidurga is the perfect blend of forests, small hills, wildlife, and ancient forts. There isn't any clear cut path to follow, so this location works best for those who are comfortable forging their own path.

9. Wayanad district, Kerala.

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Comprising of waterfalls, mountains, caves, and an abundance of wildlife and a variety of birds, Wayanad is a nature lover's paradise.

10. Chikmagalur, Chikmagalur district.

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Full of rivers, holy places, and ancient ruins, Chikmagalur is the perfect place to find your spiritual energy while enjoying the resources of nature.

11. Skandagiri, Karnataka.

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Another spiritual location, which is literally an ancient mountain fortress, with a maze of entrances and various hidden routes.

12. Mysore, Karnataka.

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For the trekker who doesn't like to leave the comforts of home behind, Mysore has it all. Vibrant streets, gorgeous regal architecture, and the hint of nature that will take your mind off urban city life.

13. Ooty, Tamil Nadu.

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With round-the-year pleasant climate, and greenery abundant, Ooty is one of the most popular locations for nature lovers.

14. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu.

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As close as you'll get to the majestic Redwood forests, Kodaikanal is the home of gigantic trees, boulders bigger than life, and creeks and slopes as deep as valleys. Couple that with vast green pastures and beautiful blue skies, and this is an ideal destination for everyone.

15. Kochi, Kerala.

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Not the ideal walk for a nature lover, but definitely for one who loves the aesthetic beauty of a city. Kochi is a great blend of the then and now, with 400-year-old synagogues, ancient mosques, olden style Portuguese houses, new age graffiti, and a local community embracing the best of both worlds.