The vacation season is around the corner and you must be looking for great destinations to spend your holidays. In fact, at this time is the busiest period for many popular destinations as many travelers pack their holiday bags and head off for a vacation. You will find a large number of famous places to spend your vacations in India especially, in Southern India. There are several places where you can go to and enjoy the many surprises at every instance. The scenic beauty of nature, its cultural heritage and traditions have enticed travelers from all around the globe. If you wish to escape from the crowded places and enjoy a fun holiday, then read on this article and get to know about the five offbeat destinations in South India where you can go for holidays.
First in the list, Shivagiri is the place for you to connect with nature. Set amidst the Hoggarekangri Hills and dense forests, you can either camp out in the wild or experience the pure natural life. There are many things for you to hear such as gazing at the twinkling stars in the clear sky, trekking, bird watching, fishing and mainly, discovering various temples dating back to over 800 years. Travelers can also visit the small village of Yemmedoddi situated close to ‘Lake Madagadakere’. It is known that this lake was filled with rain water only.
Right from crystal clear waters to white sandy beaches and an opportunity to discover the rich marine life, Kadmat is the very own Shangri-La of India and has the most beautiful beaches you could have seen ever. Kadmat is located in Lakshadweep, a distant yet stunning part of the country. This place has almost everything that you need to make a holiday perfect for a relaxed or fascinating holiday such as unspoiled beaches and stunning sites for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Thenmala is the first planned eco-tourism spot in India. This place is famous for being a cultural center for music and other art forms. You can spend a fun evening at the amphitheatre to witness local cultural performances and later, leave for the Deer Rehabilitation Centre to catch a sight of the spotted deer, sambar and conclude your tour with a visit to the Sculpture Garden. It is a perfect place to enjoy waterfalls, wildlife and nature at their best. Also, don’t miss a visit to the adventure zone here in Thenmala where you can indulge in boating, mountain biking and trekking etc.
If you are seeking tranquility, peace, a stunning landscape and a striking reservoir for a company, then Honnemardu is just a perfect place which you must discover. It is a birdwatcher’s paradise; the charming village is situated on the banks of the stunning Linganamakki reservoir. There is a tiny island in the middle of the reservoir that attracts a few tourists occasionally. Honnemardu is an excellent place to camp overnight that is just 375 KM from Bangalore. But, as a first time visitor, it is advisable to connect with a guide to help you explore the place.