1. Mahabalipuram 

This coastal town is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed monuments, including the Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas (Five Rathas), and Arjuna's Penance. 

2. Kanchipuram 

Known as the "City of Thousand Temples," Kanchipuram is renowned for its silk sarees and historic temples like Ekambareswarar Temple and Kailasanathar Temple. 

3. Madurai 

Often called the "Temple City," Madurai is home to the iconic Meenakshi Amman Temple. Don't miss the bustling streets of the old town and the Gandhi Memorial Museum. 

4. Rameswaram 

Located on an island, Rameswaram is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus. The Ramanathaswamy Temple and the Pamban Bridge are must-visit attractions. 

5. Kodaikanal 

This hill station is known for its serene lakes, lush forests, and pleasant climate. Visit Kodai Lake, Bryant Park, and Coaker's Walk for breathtaking views. 

6. Ooty Hill

Another popular hill station, Ooty is famous for its tea plantations, botanical gardens, and Nilgiri Mountain Railway. 

7. Coimbatore 

Known as the "Manchester of South India," Coimbatore is an industrial city with attractions like Marudhamalai Hill Temple, Siruvani Waterfalls, and the Kovai Kondattam amusement park. 

8. Thanjavur  

Visit the Brihadeeswarar Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore the Chola dynasty's art and culture at the Thanjavur Palace and Art Gallery. 

9. Yercaud 

Another hill station, Yercaud is known for its coffee plantations, serene lakes, and hiking trails. The Yercaud Lake, Lady's Seat, and Pagoda Point are popular spots. 

10. Kanyakumari 

The southernmost tip of India offers spectacular views of the confluence of the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue are major attractions.