Summer Retreats in South which will put the Others in Shame

summer Mar 19, 2020

Think of Summers, and the one thing that comes in your mind is Vacation. Days are longer, the weather gets warmer, and sometimes it is too warm, you need to go to a space cooler. No need to come North for a refreshing respite, there are already exotic locations in the South. Yes, we have done your homework, and here we are showing you some of the chill and lovely destinations in South India. During these summers, take a chill pill and celebrate your vacations in some oh-so-lovely exotic locations.

Idukki

View of the Idukki Dam 

Not a popular site, but the ecosystem which this small town provides is exemplary. Villages where you can see a rural lifestyle and culture, the largest arch dam which also forms a beautiful lake, and wildlife sanctuaries ideal for safaris- you can see everything in this small town. Stay in old colonial bungalows to get the real vibes, enjoy tea and walk along teh slopy landscape filled with rubber and tea plantations and catching views of birds, butterflies, and even animals, which you might have never seen before.

Suggested duration: 1 day

Things to do: Natural Sightseeing, Wildlife Safari

How to Reach: Nearest Airport is Cochin International Airport; Nearest Railway Station is Ernakulam Railway Station

Wayanad

A Tea Estate with a homestay in Wayanad 

Clean, lush, hypnotising, enchanting, and pristine! This is what Wayanad is all about! A small green paradise in the midst of hills of the Western Ghats, Wayanad has serene lakes, dams filled with azure waters, sanctuaries which encompass exotic and endemic species, hills catering opportunities for trekking, enchanting waterfalls, and few temples which are testimony of a rich culture. Explore a different lifestyle staying on tree houses or mud huts while getting into shoes of the local tribes

Suggested duration: 2-3 days

Things to do: Tree Top stays, Natural Sightseeing, Trekking, Wildlife Safari

How to Reach: Nearest Airport is Kozhikode Airport; Nearest Railway Station is Kozhikode Railway Station; Frequent buses run from Kozhikode

Coorg

Lush Greenery around Coorg

Coorg or the ‘Scotland of India’ is a legit summer getaway for peeps around. Misty mornings which after getting clear, opens up to vistas of hills, which will make your head spin. There is lush greenery with small waterfalls and streams, which makes it a paradise for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Not only them, but cultural tourism is also prevalent as Coorg has a mix of colonial history and traditional art forms, especially the martial arts. The smell of Coffee is everywhere, thanks to the plantations all over the sloping hills, which refreshes your mind. Enjoy homestays in vintage villas in towns of Virajpet and Kushalnagar and get ready for some .

Suggested duration: 2-3 days

Things to do: Homestay in a bungalow, Natural Sightseeing, Trekking, Fishing

How to Reach: Nearest Airport is Mangalore Airport; Nearest Railway Station is Mysore Railway Station

Ooty

Farms, Hills and Lakes in Ooty

Ooty is known for its hills- the azure blue ones. No wonder it is called the ‘Queen of the Mountains,’ Ooty is heaven for mountain people, adventure enthusiasts and people looking for a respite from work. The mountain railways are enchanting. Take a ride in the toy train and see vistas opening up to some breathtaking surprising views. No wonder it’s a UNESCO world heritage site. If this is not enough, then you can enjoy freshly made tea from the tea plantations, which are rampant here.

Suggested duration: 2 days

Things to do: Natural Sightseeing, Road Trip, Trekking

How to Reach: Nearest Airport is Coimbatore Airport

Alleppey

Backwater boat ride in Alleppey

Fulfill your dream of visiting the ‘Venice of the East’ by taking a trip to Alleppey, undoubtedly one of the best holiday destinations in India. It is the perfect place for a scenic boat trip that will take you across backwaters of the brackish lagoon, lined with coconut trees, paddy fields, bushes, and hydrangeas and let you have a refreshing encounter with the peaceful rural community of Alleppey. Enjoy an overnight stay in the houseboat and have delicious Keralite meals made in the boat itself.

Suggested duration: 1-2 days

Things to do: Stay in Houseboat, Natural Sightseeing

How to Reach: Nearest Airport is Cochin International Airport; Nearest Railway Station is Alleppey Railway Station

Enjoy your summers in one of these destinations and get ready to become up close and personal with nature!