Southern region of India consists of the five states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana as well as three union territories of Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Puducherry. South region has a tropical climate and is dependent on the monsoons for rainfall. It has a non-arid climate with minimum mean temperatures of 18 °C. The most humid is the tropical monsoon climate characterized by moderate to high year-round temperatures and seasonal heavy rainfall above 2,000 mm per year. The tropical climate is experienced in a strip of south-western lowlands abutting the Malabar Coast, the Western Ghats and the islands of Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar are also subject to this climate. The southwest monsoon from June to September accounts for most of the rainfall in the region.
The southern region of India corresponds with many historical temples. The architecture of these temples are extraordinary, unique, and incomparable. Virupaksha Temple, Hampi in the Vijayanagara district of Karnataka, is considered as the most spiritual or sacred temple in South India. Another historic town, Madurai in Tamil Nadu, is a land of the extensively remarkable and significant temple in Southern India—the Meenakshi temple. Other historical spots that form the must-visit spiritual places for the tourists are The Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, recognized as the famous Tirupati Temple, Tirupati. The Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of India.
For the Buddhism and the Jainism followers, the temples of Aihole in Karnataka promise to give a wonderful experience exploring these two religions’ monuments. Another prominent monastery is the- Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery in Karnataka, which draws thousands of visitors and the lamas from different parts of the world on the eve of the Tibetan New Year.
The spread of Jainism is evident from the large and magnificent temples in the southern part of the subcontinent. Some of the notable Jain temples in southern India includes the Gomateshwara Temple in Karnataka, Badami Cave Temples in Karnataka, Kulpakji Temple in Telangana and the Dharmanath Temple in Kerala.
One of the essential Gurdwaras of the Sikh community, Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib in Karnataka, draws the attention of thousands of Sikhs to this beautiful state.