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Planning a quick weekend getaway from Bangalore with your friends or colleagues? With the innumerable number of destinations, Karnataka provides a lot of options for quick getaways in and around the city of Bangalore, which can offer a fun filled holiday or team outing.
You can choose from a range of weekend getaway destinations offering a number of activities and things to do in and around Bangalore depending on the kind of activity you are planning. For team outings, there are a number of places that offer scope for trekking and other adventure activities.
For family holidays, places such as Coorg and Chikmagalur offer serenity and natural beauty for sightseeing, exploration etc.
Situated at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is a very popular weekend getaway near Bangalore. Nandi Hills have an elevation of 1,479 metres and offer great sightseeing opportunities and a fantastic terrain for trekking.
Conducting a team trekking or a cycling expedition to Nandi Hills will not only refresh and rejuvenate your team members but will also enable them to bond better. The challenging slopes of the Nandi Hills will require the teams to work in coordination with each other to reach the top safely. This is an excellent exercise to boost the team spirit.
For a good dose of fun and excitement, enjoy a day at the Wonderla Amusement Park with friends and family. Located around 28 km from Bangalore, it sprawls across 82 acres of landscaped gardens. The place boasts of about 56 thrill rides and has something for every age category.
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From Kid’s Ride to Water Rides, Dry Rides and High Thrill Rides, there is never a dull moment here. There is also a plush resort that is a perfect combination of leisure and luxury.
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For an experience that is a beautiful amalgamation of history and adventure, opt for the Skandagiri trek. Around 60 km from Bangalore, this place is perfect for a short getaway from the city. It is in this hill that you get to witness ruins that date way back to the 18th century.
The trek is also suitable for novices as it is relatively simple and well marked out. As you make your way on top of the hill, you will be flanked by pleasant greenery. Once on the top, you are rewarded with great sights of the valley below.
Reel in tranquillity and rediscover yourself at the Pyramid Valley. Situated in Kanakpura Taluk in Ramanagar district, it is fringed by little hills and lush landscapes. This is where the largest meditation pyramid in the word is said to reside.
People from all walks of life come to the serene place to seek spiritual wisdom and enlightenment.Especially sought after here is meditating at the King's Chamber that is the midpoint of the towering 102 ft tall pyramid. The ideal time to visit is during mornings and evenings.
The Shivanasamudra waterfalls situated at a distance of 130 kms are formed out of the branching of the River Cauvery. The bifurcation of the river results in two walls, spraying side by side. Blessed with excellent natural beauty, the Shivanasamudram Falls is an excellent place for sightseeing and trekking.
The Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary is a superb location for a quick weekend getaway from Bangalore. Situated at a distance of about 100 kms from Bangalore, Bheemeshwari is a nature lover’s paradise. Surrounded in lush greenery, Bheemeshwari offers a favourable terrain for trekking.
Set amidst this beauty are the jungle lodges of Bheemeshwari. Rustic exteriors and spacious interiors make the jungle lodges of Bheemeshwari a favourable place for a team outing.
Apart from trekking, Thrillophilia organizes team building activities such as jumaring, raft building, obstacle courses etc at Bheemeshwari.
Steep yourself in majestic sights and many other wonders at Mysore. On one hand, you can unravel the architectural marvels that reflect the era of mighty Tipu Sultans and British Raj. On the other hand, you have the option of spending time at the Mysore Zoo which is one of the most popular ones in South India.
The city is especially famous for the grand Mysore Palace and the merriments that happen during the Dasara festivals. When here, do not forget to sink your teeth deep into the delectable food dishes such as kosambri, chiroti, and shavige payasam.
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Reel in the breath of fresh air, pleasant weather and scenic surroundings at Yelagiri Hills in Tamil Nadu. Perched on 1,410 metres from sea level, this is the ideal place to get respite from the heat and hectic city life. The added beauty of this destination is that it is not as commercial as Ooty or Kodaikanal.
This location is also sought after for the adventure avenues it offers especially rappelling and trekking. Famous tourist sightseeing spots include Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Punganoor Artificial Lake-cum-Park,Swami Malai Hills and Telescope observatory.
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Around 180 km from Bangalore the milky Hogenakal Waterfalls is a sight to behold. Located in Tamil Nadu and beautifully flowing on the mighty Kaveri River, it is fringed by a thick cluster of trees that appear to reach out.
Due to the intensity of the cascade, it is heralded as the Niagara of India. Another highlight of this fall is that it is one of the oldest in South East Asia. Especially popular here are the medicinal baths and coracle boat rides. The best time to visit is from December to February.
Nestled among the Shevaroys Range of hills in the Eastern Ghats, this mesmeric place is 35 km away from Salem in Tamil Nadu. The hypnotic sceneries of this place topped with exciting activities make it an idyllic holiday retreat.
Over here, you can amble through the dewy surroundings, take in the picturesque sight of Yercaud Lake and indulge in activities like boating, and trekking. Famous tourist spots include Botanical Garden, Silk Farm, Anna Park, Big Lake and Servarayan Temple.
Wildlife buffs can head to the untamed beauty of Masinagudi in Tamil Nadu. For a unique experience visit the Elephant Camp where around 29 pachyderms are taken care of and trained.Witness how there adorable creatures are given a bath and fed.
The National Park is where a safari can be undertaken to catch a glimpse of bears, deers and boars. Over here, you also have the option of riding on top of an elephant. You can also saunter through the fragrant and lush Nilgiri Tea plantations that are famous for green tea.
The land where nature is untouched and wilderness embraces you, Kabini has many charms to offer. A once popular destination among British Viceroys, it is located around 250 km from Bangalore.
Here you can delight in the coracle ride on the mystic Kabini River, spot a tiger on a boat ride if you are lucky, take an elephant ride early on the morning or a jeep safari to witness exotic wildlife. The riveting list is endless!
Located at the foothills of the beautiful Western Ghats, Wayanad is famous for its scenic splendour. Lush green forest covered slopes which are present in wayanad trekking trails passes through thickets, waterfalls and offers a splendid sight of wildlife in their natural habitat, Wayanad is a favourite among tourists who want to spend some peaceful time in the lap of nature.
Wayanad is 270 kms away from Bangalore. A number of adventure activities are conducted by Thrillophilia in Wayanad such as jumaring, high rope traversing, kayaking, paintball, raft building etc.
The picturesque town of Coorg or Kodagu which is 240 kms from Bangalore offers a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere and due to its proximity with Bangalore, it is an ideal weekend getaway from Bangalore. Blessed with natural beauty, Coorg has a number of beautiful hills carpeted in velvety green.
The region of Coorg presents a very beautiful picture with its lakes, streams and mist covered mountains. An ideal weekend destination, Coorg presents a splendid terrain for trekking. If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can indulge in action packed activities such as dirt biking, paintball and ATV rides, besides trekking, organized by Thrillophilia.
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For a relaxing getaway amidst the beauty of nature sojourn at scenic Chikmagalur that is around 251 km from Bangalore. Known as the coffee land and hill stations, this destination offers the ideal respite from the city life. Step into a fairy tale land with the lush valleys, gushing streams, and aromatic coffee plantations.
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The rugged hills provide a great backdrop for trekking.When here, you can go trekking and camping at the highest peak of Karnataka, Mullayanagiri Mountain. You can also revel in a coracle ride that smoothly glides across the pristine water.
The Savandurga hills are situated 60 kms away from Bangalore. The Billigudda and Karigudda peaks constitute the Savandurga hills are extremely popular among trekking enthusiasts.
Situated at an elevation of 1,200 metres, the Savandurga range offers a serene and sublime atmosphere for trekking and exploration. Savandurga is one the highest monoliths in Asia.
Situated amidst three waterfalls and flanked by the River Cauvery, Bheemeshwari is one of the most popular trekking and adventure sports destination in Bangalore. Located at a distance of 100 kms from Bangalore, it offers ample opportunities for nature walks, trekking, adventure activities and exploration.
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All you will need is a pair of strong hiking shoes and a pair of sturdy hiking poles, and you are ready for your conquest.
Ramanagara, which was portrayed as the famous Ramgarh in Sholay, is about 50 km from Bangalore. Huge rocks and boulders dot the topography of Ramanagara.
These hills which once served as the hideout of Gabbar offer a fantastic terrain for trekking and other adventure activities such as high rope traversing, rappelling, rock climbing etc.
With a peak height of 3,930 feet, Madhugiri stands tall as the second largest monolith in Asia. The hill is extremely popular among trekkers, both amateurs and professionals, as the trekking trail is challenging and adventurous.
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The sheer scale of the hill is intimidating and challenges you to scale its slopes. Madhugiri is situated at a distance of 100 km from Bangalore.
Situated at a distance of 68 km from Bangalore, Anthargange is one of the most popular tourist destinations, expecially among those who are interested in trekking and cave exploration.
The Anthargange range is strewn with hillocks and caves, formed of volcanic rocks and boulders, and, hence, offers a great terrain for hiking and other adventure activities.
The Golden Palms resort is one of the best resorts for a holiday in Bangalore. Designed on the lines of Moorish-Spanish casitas, the resort has tastefully done rooms fitted with all modern amenities and is hence the perfect place to indulge in some luxury.
The hotel has a total of 150 rooms comprising economy and luxury suites to suit the tastes and requirements of its guests. The hotel also has a spa, a lagoon shaped swimming pool, specialized restaurants and bars, fitness and recreational facilities to cater to all your needs.
So if you are looking for a comfortable and cosy stay and ready to splurge, Golden Palms is the ideal place for you.
Confident Amoon resort offers you the best accommodation and luxury. Complete with plush interiors and modern amenities, the Amoon resort is the perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore for a little luxury.
Complete with discotheques, a rejuvenation centre, health clubs, golf course etc, the Confident Amoon is the ideal place for a quick weekend luxury trip.
One of the most popular resorts around Bangalore, the Emerald Isle is nestled amidst luxuriant greenery and picturesque settings.
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With comfortable accommodation fitted with all modern amenities and facilities such as a swimming pool with waterslide, multi cuisine restaurant and bar, banquet garden etc, the Emerald Isle offers the best of luxury hospitality.
Spread over 70 acres, the Clarks Exotica is synonymous with luxury. State of the art facilities and comfortable and stylishly done accommodation welcome you at the Clarks Exotica. A haven for the tired mind and body, the lush greenery surrounding the resort and the fantastic view of the Nandi hills from your room soothes and relaxes your mind.
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Another one of the most popular resorts around Bangalore is the Ramee Guestline, which is a perfect reosrt for team outings or a weekend getaway near Bangalore. The resort has 96 air conditioned rooms fitted with all modern amenities.
The resort has a multi-cuisine restaurant where you can enjoy mouth-watering delicacies. Among other facilities offered by the hotel are sauna, an outdoor pool, a health club etc.
Located close to the Bannerghatta National Park, the confident cascade is family friendly hotel set amidst lush greenery. The hotel has beautifully decorated rooms and offers facilities such as a multi-cuisine restaurant, an outdoor pool, a children’s club and a fitness centre.
Eagleton resort in Bangalore outskirts is a world-class lavish country club. It brings together the ideal combination of relaxation and recreation. Even if you are a non-golfer seeking refreshing intervals from the pressures of daily life, it is the ideal place to be at.
The Clubhouse is the central attraction of the hotel, as it is a stunning complex that is both beautiful and impressive. The resort offers unlimited space and offers a world of activities and facilities. Eagleton is a good place for having corporate team outings with lot of team building.
The Kings Sanctuary is located alongside the Rajiv Gandhi National Park in Nagarhole. It is just an hour away from Mysore and 3 hours from Bangalore. There are more than 60 tigers in the Nagarhole tiger reserve, along with Asian elephants, Indian Gaur and many other species of birds, reptiles and mammals.
Whether you are a leisure traveller or a wildlife aficionado seeking luxury in an untouched natural environment, the Kings Sanctuary offers everything. The jungle lodge is studded beautifully amidst 40 acres of lush fruit-tree orchards, and offers more than two dozen A/C luxury suites and cottages.
Angsana resort is built to cater to the most exquisite business needs which makes as one of the best resorts near Bangalore for team outing. You may enjoy the stocked library, the gymnasium, meditation room, virtual Reality Game room, outdoor jacuzzi, pools, tennis courts and Roman pool.
The venue facilities are of a world standard and this means that you can organize a team outing that has both a teambuilding purpose and a regular business purpose
Both the rooms and suites here are highly spacious. You can take advantage of a restaurant, dry cleaning service, various relaxing team activities, fitness centre, golf course and a guarantee that all will be as planned thanks to the self sufficiency of the location.
It is one of the few resorts that can guarantee you will get all that you pay for, no matter what happens.
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