Offbeat destinations are on the rise as people tend to look out for peace and calm during their travel. Also, one thing that people also look out for these as these are the less touristic place where you have a whole area to yourself. Since most of the major touristic spots are filled with seasonal, travellers or locals one finds it easy to search and find the offbeat destination which in turn will give a proper meaning to vacation.
We hence, list out some of the Offbeat destinations in South India
a) Chembra Peak, KeralaLocated in Waynad District, Kerala. Chembra Peak is situated in the Western Ghats which are famous for its diverse flora and fauna. The peak is adventure and nature lovers’ paradise as it offers green views from a distance and before climbing the peak you need to get a pass from the Forest Department in order to get access to enter.
Chembra Peak is near to Waynad and can be accessed via road from Waynad.
b) Gokarna, KarnatakaFamous for its beaches, Gokarna is now a touristic hotspot after Goa. Since Goa became overly touristic, people are now exploring Gokarna as it offers views similar to Goa but with fewer visitors. Gokarna is a temple town which is known for its chilled and laidback attitude offers pristine beaches which are untouched and unspoilt.
You can find beaches such as Om Beach, Paradise Beach etc which are less tourist and Gokarna is well connected by road and railways.
c) Varkala, KeralaVarkala is a place that one can visit to avoid touristic places in the State of Kerala. Known for its pristine beaches and backwaters, Kerala has many such places however touristic places such as Alleppy, Cochin are visited most. If you want to miss these then Varkala is a perfect destination as a beach lover. This pristine place has a good vibe and also adventure activities such as Paragliding and Parasailing are held here. The beaches here are also less touristy where you can swim in peace.
d) Tadoba, MaharastraTadoba in Maharastra is a land unknown to many people and untouched by humans yet, it is blessed with amazing wildlife and nature. Known for its famed destination Tadoba National Park, Tadoba offers many other touristic retreats such as Tadoba-Andheri Tiger Reserve, Tadoba Lake, Erai Dam etc. This place is best for nature and wildlife enthusiasts who can come here and witness wildlife in its prime form rather than getting caged etc. On your visit to Tadoba, you can opt-in for safari or jungle stay.
e) Pollachi, Tamil NaduAnother offbeat destination to the list is Pollachi in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located around 40kms from Coimbatore that has some picturesque landscapes and the locals are warm with everyone who visits this place. The place has a moderate climate all year round as the location is situated near to Palghat Ghats.
Known for its temple and waterfalls, Pollachi also offers other attractions such as Arivu Thirukoil, Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple, Topslip Tiger Forest, Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Anamalai Tiger Reserve and many more