Festivals of South India make them popular all over the world. The tourists visiting south India do not forget to miss the celebrations of the festivals. During the celebrations the temples, churches, and monuments are decorated so well that it adds to their beauty. People of every age group whether it's children or the elders enjoy the festivities. The festivals of south India have an ethnic taste and color of their own. Beautiful rangolis are made in the front courtyard of the houses. Prayers are sung in chorus, which gives peace of mind and soul. Festivals bring joy and happiness. People meet each other offer and exchange gifts. The festivals in south involve a different cuisine where besides many sweets; other special dishes are made to mark the occasion.
There are many festivals celebrated in south India but some of the known festivals are: