10 best weekend getaway destinations from Bangalore
Blog By: Divya Thakur
There are things we do for living and there are things we live for. If you are a traveler stuck in your job life in a big city like Bangalore, you must consider yourself lucky because you are surrounded by the most enticing places that prove to be the perfect weekend getaway destinations from Bangalore.
So, if you are fed up with your job life and with this city traffic, take some time off to feel the fresh, cool breeze blowing through face at these amazing destinations.
Here are some best weekend getaway destination to fulfill your wanderlust desire. Pack your bags and go for it.
10 Weekend getaway destinations from Bangalore
Nandi hills, also known as Nandidurg is a very popular hill station in the state of Karnataka. It is an ideal place for short weekend getaway from Bangalore. There is a small trek you can go for and get mesmerized by the scenic beauty and natural charm of the place. Apart from trekking, there are other places having stories like Tipu’s Drop from where prisoner’s have been thrown to death. Paragliding and trekking are the must do things. If you are planning for short weekend getaway from Bangalore then Nandi hills must be in your list.
Distance From Bangalore: 60Km.
Attractions: Tipu’s Drop, Tippu’s Summer Residence, Brahmashram, Nandi Bhoganandishwara Swamy Temple.
Activities: Paragliding, trekking, cycling.
Ramanagara, a beautiful place away from city is one of the popular attraction for film shootings. Rocks of Ramanagara are well known for the Sholay (Bollywood movie) fame. This is a must visit place for both nature lovers and movie buffs. It is one of the budget weekend getaway
Distance From Bangalore: 50Km.
Attractions: Rocks of Ramanagara, Ramadevara Betta, Janapada Loka.
Activities: Bird Watching, Trekking, Sightseeing, Rock Climbing.
Night Trekking In Skandagiri
Night trekking at Skandagiri is very famous among the people who love mid night adventures. The view you get at the mountain top is heavenly. This 10km trek can easily be covered in 4-5 hours. This is tried and tested trek for both beginners and professionals. The wrecked remains of Emperor Tipu Sultan’s fortress and a deserted fort remains at the top of the hill. By the time you’ll be reaching the top you’ll feel as if you are walking over the clouds. Trust me that feeling is something next level. So, make sure that Skandagiri is in your top things to do in Bangalore.
Distance from Bangalore: 70km.
Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing.
Hogenakkal falls is a waterfall on Kaveri river. It is sometime referred as Niagara falls of India. It is known for medicinal bath. The locals believe that if you take bath in this waterfall you can get rid of various diseases. The mist of the waterfall is so thick, it looks like milk is falling down the rocks.
Distance from Bangalore: 135km.
Activities: Coracle boat rides, Medicinal baths, Trekking.
Attraction: Hogenakkal waterfall.
There are many weekend getaways near Bangalore, Shivanasamudra is one of them. Name of this fall indicates “Sea Of lord Shiva”, because of the volume of water in this. This place is blessed with marvelous view, it is one of the best hill stations and waterfall near Bangalore.
Distance from Bangalore: 135km.
Activities: Sightseeing, Rappelling, Trekking, Picnic.
Coorg, also known as Kodagu is a tranquil little town in Southern Karnataka. It’s the perfect place for anyone, who loves to sit in the lap of nature. This town offers you lots of greenery, landscapes, scenic view, and fresh air. Coorg is named as the Scotland of India. Most of the planters in coffee estates during Britishers were Scots, who find numerous similarities between the landscapes of both the places, that is how this serene place in the south get its nickname as ‘Scotland of India’. Coorg is an ideal romantic getaway. For newly wedded couples, Coorg could be a mini honeymoon destination.
Distance from Bangalore: 260km.
Activities: Trekking, Bird Watching, Coffee Plantation tour.
Attractions: Madikeri, Virajpet, Nagarhole National Park, Kushalanagar, Abbey Falls.
Planning for a long weekend from Bangalore and missing out on Ooty is next to impossible. Ooty holds its head high as queen of hills, which is nestled beautifully in the Nilgiri hills. This place is widely famed for its tea plantation and the Nilgiri Mountain Railway Toy Train. The view Ooty offers, are so soothing that it gives you a rejuvenating natural retreat. Once you step in here, don’t forget to visit Ooty botanical garden which is spread over an area of 22 hectares. This famous garden of Ooty is located over a height of 2400 meters above the sea level and has a unique collection of colorful lilies, bonsai trees and shrubs. .
Distance from Bangalore: 273.1km
Activities: Nilgiri Mountain Toy Train, Drive to Dolphin’s Nose, Toda Huts, Speedboat Riding, religious trails, camping, shopping in local marketing, Trekking, honey extracting activities, and many more.
Attractions: Avalanche Lake, Ooty Lake and Emerald Lake, Botanical Garden of Ooty, Deer and Doddabetta Peaks, Kalhatty Waterfalls, and Kamraj Sagar Dam
Yelagiri, formally known as “Vellore Yelagiri” is one of the famous weekend getaways near Bangalore. This place is perfect for trekking and similar adventure activities. It is surrounded by a lot of resorts to offer you with relaxing stays. You can enjoy the tranquility amid the breathtaking sceneries. Yelagiri makes a perfect place for peaceful weekend.
Distance from Bangalore: 158km
Activities: Paragliding, Trekking, Boating, Shopping.
Attractions: Punganoor Artificial Lake-cum-Park, Swami Malai Hills, YMCA Camp Centre, YASA Club (Yelagiri Adventure Sports Association).
Anthargange, also known as “Antara Gange” is a mountain fortress located away from the big city Bangalore. It is one of the perfect trekking spots for the ones who love night trekking and cave exploration. Anthargange is at 70km distance from Bangalore. It is one of the most popular weekend getaways for short weekends. The Anthargange mountain range is covered with hillocks and caves. The mountain is built of volcanic rocks and boulders, and, hence gives great region for hiking and other adventure activities.
Distance from Bangalore: 70km
Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing.
Attraction: Anthargange Hills
Mysore (or Mysuru), a city in India widely recognized as city of palaces is one of the most flamboyant city of the nation. If you want to take a sneak peek of the glorious past of the state, then Mysore is the best place to visit. To take care of your accommodation, there are various royal heritages lined up with top-notch hospitality servicing and catering. Reckoned as the state’s cultural capital, Mysore is considered as the favorite weekend getaway destinations from Bangalore city.
Distance from Bangalore: 144.3km
Activities: Visiting temples and shrines of the city, strolling in Brindavan Gardens, shopping silk sarees, spotting the wildlife, local festivals and celebrations, boating at Karanji Lake, food places, exploring Railway Museum, entertainment at Fantasy Parks.
Attractions: Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi Hills, Lalit Mahal Palace, Ambedkar Park, Mysore Zoo, Datta Peetham, St. Philomena’s Church, Jagmohan Palace, and Art Gallery.
So now that you know what treasure Bangalore possesses for nature lovers and adventure seekers, go out and explore these weekend getaways and let us know about your experiences in the comment below.
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