All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’, this age-old adage is not only still relevant but is all the more important in today’s time when employees often complain about being overstressed and overworked. Corporate outings not only offer a welcome relief from the daily rigours of corporate life but are also a great form of experiential learning program that helps promote teamwork and communication skills, build skills and boost the confidence of the employees.
Now there are plenty of places one can go to have some nice rejuvenating time with fellow colleagues and teammates away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. India being rich in flora and fauna offers innumerable exciting destinations that would not only rejuvenate the senses but revitalises the body and mind. Here’s a look at some great corporate offsite locations in South India.
Located in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, Masinagudi is a unique corporate offsite destination that offers plenty of diverse attraction to appease every kind of tourists. Blessed with rich locales, this tiny little town is quite popular for its lush green forests, stunning waterfalls, gushing rivers lush landscape and fantastic climate.
Some of the local attractions of Masinagudi include Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park, Theppakadu Elephant Camp, Maravakandy Dam, Moyar River and Pykara lake among others. Being a popular tourist destination this tiny little town offers plenty of lodging options including plush resorts, jungle camps and homestays. Many of the resorts in Masinagudi offer jungle safaris, treks and also help organise varied team building activities in their indoor and outdoor facilities.
Nandi Hills or Nandi Betta located in the state of Karnataka is another great corporate offsite location that makes for a great relaxing experience. Nandi Hills offers a great location to catch the mesmerising sunrise, the chilly air and early morning golden glow makes for a very soothing and calming experience that perfectly relaxes those tense nerves. Some of the other things to do in Nandi Hills include Tipu’s drop – a fascinating cliff face offering a majestic view of the city, Tipu’s summer residence, Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Amrita Sarovar and Brahmashram among others.
Some of the activities one can enjoy at Nandi Hills include paragliding, bicycling and relaxing walks on the walkway along the hills. There are plenty of accommodation options available in Nandi Hills ranging from luxury hotels and resorts to budget stays.
No list of offbeat destinations in South India can ever be complete without the mention of this exciting little village, located amidst the evergreen forests of Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary. Thenmala is a popular ecotourism destination offering the perfect blend serene nature and adrenaline pumping activities. It is a perfect destination for corporate offsite to relax as well as enjoy some time away from the office cubicles.
The list of activities one can indulge in Thenmala is endless with lush green forest park, adventure park, children’s park, butterfly safari, musical dancing fountain, boating, trekking, hiking and night camping among others. Thenmala has plenty of accommodation options to choose from right from the luxury hotels and resorts to Government motel and budget stays. So, plan your next corporate offsite and Thenmala and treat your employees to one of the best ecotourism destinations in the country.
Horsely Hills also referred to as Horseley Konda located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh is a popular hill station, that also serves as a great corporate offsite destination to blow off some steam in the cooler climes of the region. There is plenty to see and do amidst the rich locales of Horsley Hills like zip lining, rope activities, trekking and ATV rides among others to satisfy the adventure streak in you.
Some of the popular tourist attractions of the region include Gali Bandalu/ wind rocks, viewpoint, Kalyani, Horsley Hills Zoo, Chennakesava Temple, Gangotri Lake and Kaigal Falls to name a few. Being a popular tourist destination there is no dearth of good hotels and resorts in Horseley Hills, that are of global standards and equipped with the best indoor and outdoor facilities that serve for great experiential learning.
Besides these destinations there are plenty of other unique destinations spread across the length and breadth of South India offering a variety of experiences. So, explore your convenient South Indian destination and have a fun and relaxing corporate outing.