South India

South India is a region in the southern part of India. It includes the states Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu. It also houses the Union Territory Pondicherry now known as Puducherry and Lakshadweep Island in the Arabian Sea. The Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra and Kaveri rivers are important non-perennial sources of water. Southern region speak one of the Dravidian languages: Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Tulu. The classical dances of India like "Bharat Natyam" and "Kathakali" have South Indian origin. This part of India has enormous beaches, waterfalls, forests, lakes, backwaters, Wild Life Sanctuaries etc. The famous cities in this region are Hyderabad and its twin city Secunderabad, Mysore, Bangalore (Bengaluru), Kochi (Cochin), Trivandrum (Thiruvananthpuram), Chennai (Madras), Kanyakumari (Nagercoil)etc. Some of the famous hill stations in this region are Kodaikanal, Ooty (Ootacamund), Munnar etc.