Mystical & Magical
Region - South India is bounded by the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. The region is diverse, encompassing two mountain ranges, the Western and Eastern Ghats. South India consists of five states, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, as well as the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry.
Overview - This part of India has enormous beaches, waterfalls, forests, lakes, backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries, etc. The famous cities in this region are Hyderabad and its twin city Secunderabad, Mysore, Bangalore (Bengaluru), Kochi (Cochin), Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), Chennai (Madras), Kanyakumari (Nagercoil), Madurai, Mysore, etc. Some of the famous hill stations in this region are Kodaikanal, Ooty (Ootacamund), Coorg (Kodagu), Wayanad and Munnar. It is rich in history, studded with mystical temples, has beautiful beaches, exotic culture and spectacular food. South India is another world. Everything about South India is exotic and enchanting.
Food - The southern states make great use of spices, fishes and coconuts, as most of them have coastal kitchens. In the foods of Tamil Nadu use of tamarind is frequently made in order to impart sourness to the dishes. It simply distinguishes the Tamil Food from other cuisines.
In Kerala, some of the delicious dishes are the lamb stew and Malabar fried prawns, idlis, dosas, fish molie and rice puttu. Another famous item of this region is the sweetened coconut milk. Yet another dish is Puttu, which is glutinous rice powder steamed like a pudding in a bamboo shoot.