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33 Most Needed Bangalore Weekend Getaways

​33 Most Needed Bangalore Weekend Getaways

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.

Bangalore weekend getaways within 100 kms:

1. Anthargange

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.

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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.

Distance From Bangalore: 68 Kms

2. Wine Tours in Nandi Hills or Ramanagara

A lazy day at the Grover Zampa vineyards, sprawling over 400 acres is a sure way of chasing away those Mondayblues! At the foothills of the Nandi Hills in the North of Bangalore, this experience is one that you will cherish. You can trace the history of wine making, enjoy seeing grape vines, experience the winery and the art of wine making. You can indulge in a little wine tasting which will leave you in high spirits.

Distance From Bangalore: 45 Kms

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3. Skandagiri Trek

Skandagiri Trek

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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. 

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4. Ramanagara

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.

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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.

Distance From Bangalore: 50 Kms

5. Wonderla Amusement Park

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. 

Distance From Bangalore: 28 Kms

6. Savandurga

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The Savandurga hills are situated 50 kms away from Bangalore. The Billigudda and Karigudda peaks constitute the Savandurga hills are extremely popular among trekking enthusiasts.

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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.

Distance From Bangalore: 50 Kms

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7. Nandi Hills

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.

Distance From Bangalore: 60 Kms

8. Manchanbele 

The Manchanabele dam designed by Sir M Vishweshwarya is surrounded by the beautiful Savandurga hills. Manchanabele is a quick getaway from Bangalore. Apart from being a spot for bird watching and glorious sunsets, Manchanabele is also known for offering some great sports activities like Kayaking, shooting, rappelling, trekking, high rope traversing and raft building. The Savandurga hills are also an attraction for those who wish to lose themselves in nature.

Distance From Bangalore: 50 Kms

Bangalore weekend getaways within 100-200 kms:

9. Bheemeshwari / Jungle Lodges 

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.

Distance From Bangalore: 105km

Popular Activities in Bheemeshwari:

​1. Day Outing at Jungle Lodges, Bheemeshwari

2. Bheemeshwari Team Outings

3. 2 Day Multi Activity Bheemeshwari and Ramanagara Adventure

10. Madhugiri

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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.

Distance From Bangalore: 106 Kms

11. Shivanasamudra Waterfalls

The Shivanasamudra waterfalls situated at a distance of 135 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.

Distance From Bangalore: 135 Kms

12. Hogenakal Waterfall

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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. 

Distance From Bangalore: 150 Kms

13. Yelagiri Hills

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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.

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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. 

Distance From Bangalore: 158 Kms

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14. Mysore

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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.

Distance From Bangalore: 160 Kms

Popular Activities in Mysore:

1. Mysore Food Tour

2. Mysore Old City Walking Tour

3. Cobra Creek Ranch Horse Trip, Mysore

Bangalore weekend getaways more than 200 kms:

15. Nagarhole

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Also known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park, this park is situated between Coorg and Mysore. Declared as a Project Tiger Reserve, it is now one of the UNECO World Heritage Sites. In addition to the vivid and vibrant wildlife range, the Western Ghats and Brahmagiri Hills add to the scenic beauty of the Nagarhole National Park.

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Thrillophilia's Jungle Survival Theme in this fascinating wildlife abode is one of the best ways to encourage team bonding and cooperation among the team members. Besides this, you can also take part in any of our Wildlife Safaris and spot some of the majestic dwellers of this park. In these safaris, you can easily spot tigers, leopards, elephants, sloth bears, several exotic bird species and many different varieties of reptiles and amphibians.

Distance From Bangalore: 221 Kms

16. Sakleshpur

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 Declared as a one of the 24 Hot spots as recognized by UNESCO. Sakleshpur is hidden away from the clutter of the fast life. Misty mountains, crisp air, meadows, sparkingly streams, brooks and silvery waterfalls, lush grasslands, Sakleshpur is an ideal destination is craving for escape into nature. 

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You can trust the Western Ghats to leave you completely spellbound. You cantrek through the gorgeous Ombattu Gudda or enjoy the Murkannu Gudda and Hadlu Waterfalls or walk through abandoned tunnels and tread through history.

Distance From Bangalore: 223 Kms

17. Yercaud

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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.

Distance From Bangalore: 228 Kms

18. Masinagudi

Masinagudi

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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.

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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. 

Distance From Bangalore: 243 Kms

Popular Activities in Masinagudi:

1) Trekking through Masinagudi

2) Masinagudi Camping

19. Kabini

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.

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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!

Distance From Bangalore: 250 Kms

20. Wayanad

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.

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Wayanad is 265 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.

Distance From Bangalore: 265 Kms

Popular Activities in Wayanad:

1) Wayanad Cycling Adventure Tour

2) Ascend To Chembra Peak, Wayanad

3) To the Pakshipatahalam Caves, Wayanad

4) A Day of Cycling in Wayanad

5) A Day at The Bamboo Factory, Uravu

21. Ooty

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 A name feels like fresh breeze on warm sunny day. In the midst of nature, flowers blossoming, mountains coming alive with the sound of wildlife. The expansive greenery will leave awestruck. It is wonderful how Ooty is a weekend getaway, an adventure lover’s hub, a honeymooners dream and family vacation destination and Ooty has something to offer to everyone.

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You could take a cycling adventure or you could take a stroll, simply head to the Mukruthi peak and spot some Nilgiri Tahr or go boating. Ooty is for everyone.

Distance From Bangalore: 266 Kms

22. Coorg

The picturesque town of Coorg or Kodagu which is 276 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.

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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.

Distance From Bangalore: 276 Kms

Popular Activities in Coorg:

1) Camping in Coorg At Civet Creek Camp

2) Kumara Parvatha Trek, Coorg

3) Coorg Homestay in the Lap of Nature

4) Thadiyandamol Peak Trek, Coorg

5) Microlight Flying in Coorg

23. Chikmagalur

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For a relaxing getaway amidst the beauty of nature sojourn at scenic Chikmagalur that is around 280 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. 

Distance From Bangalore: 280 Kms

Popular Activities in Chikmagalur:

1) Kudremukh Trek in Chikmagalur

2) Narasimha Parvatha Trek, Chikmagalur

3) Chikmagalur Camping

4) Kemmanagundi Trekking, Chikmagalur

24. Pondicherry

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Like travelling back in time, Pondicherry is a great weekend escape from Bangalore. Beautiful beachfronts, cathedrals and a walk in the French colony will help visualize what the bygone era must have entailed. You could simply wander though the warm town of fishermen and witness how artisans craft beautiful artifacts.

The lavish heritage buildings adorn Pondicherry are a sight to behold. Seeped in history and Spirituality, Pondicherry offers a generous helping of both. Head to the Aurobindo Ashram or the National Museum.

Distance From Bangalore: 307 Kms

25. Dandeli

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A quiet little town in Uttara Kannda, Dandeli has a treasure of activities for adventure lovers. Not only is Dandeli a thrill seeker’s paradise, Dandeli is a nature lover’s haven as well. Offering thick forestry and varied flora and fauna, Dandeli has occupied a position as an adventure destination.

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The wildlife safari in Dandeli is legendary and come face to face with 300 species of animals and birds. For thrill seekers, you could bike though the glorious terrain or you could get your heart racing with the white water rafting in the Kali, 12kms of hurtling down a rough terrain will be your adrenalin fix that’ll last for a few days!

Distance From Bangalore: 460 Kms

26. Golden Palms Resort

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.

Distance From Bangalore: 25kms

In Golden Palms, Thrillophilia team organises team building activities like Acid Walk, Jumbo Cricket, Angry Birds, Water Bridge and several others. Our theme based activities include Jungle, Sports Olympics and Medieval Themes. Fun activities comprises Paintball, Laser Tag and Zorbing.

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27. Confident Amoon Resort

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.

Distance From Bangalore: 42kms

As a part of the team building activities we organise Caterpillar Race, Acid Walk, Key Punch and Plank Walk. Our adventure activities include Anthargange Trekking, Caving and Rappelling. Jungle Survival and Medieval Themes are amongst our theme based activities to boost up the confidence and morale of the team members.

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Team Outbound at Anthargange Resort

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28. Clarks Exotica Resort

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.

Distance From Bangalore: 30kms

With Thrillophilia, your team can enjoy Ice Walk, Acid Bridge, Angry Birds and Jumbo Cricket in this resort. Our theme based activity in Clarks Exotica include Jungle Tribal Theme, Back to School and Medieval Themes. 

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29. Ramee Guestline Resort

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.

Distance From Bangalore: 30kms

While on a team outing in Ramee Guestline, your team can take part in fun activities like Jumbo Cricket, Blind Fold Tent Pitching, Balloon Relay and Pipeline. Theme based activities like Sports Olympics and Medieval Themes are also a part of our activity list. 

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Corporate Team Outbound at Ramee Resort

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30. Confident Cascade Resort

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.

Distance From Bangalore: 20kms

Among all the fun and team building activities in this resort, Paintball and Laser Tag are two of the most captivating games organised by Thrillophilia. Besides this, we also organise theme based activities like Jungle Survival and Medieval Themes. 

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31. Eagleton Resort

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.

Distance From Bangalore: 30km

Whether fun filled or team building activities, Thrillophilia organises plenitude of activities in this resort. Amongst these, Paintball, Zorbing, Trekking, Bouldering, Rock Climbing, Rappelling and Chimney Climbing are the most intriguing activities. 

Team Building Packages:

1. Team Outbound at the Eagleton Resort

2. 2 Day Team Building Program at Eagleton Resort, Ramanagara 

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32. Angsana Resort

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

Distance From Bangalore: 27kms

As a part of the team building activities in this resort, your team can enjoy Pick the Fruit, Blindfold Tent, Spider Web, Acid Walk and Key Punch. Thrillophilia also organises some of the fun filled activities like Paintball, Zorbing, Burma Bridge and a fascinating trek to Makalidurga.

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33. Club Magnolia Resort

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.

Distance From Bangalore: 7kms

In this resort, Thrillophilia organises team building activities like Drum Circle, Blindfold March, Helium Stick and several other such activities. Ziplining, Zorbing, Dirt Biking, Archery, Trekking and Rappelling are our adventurous activities in Club Mongolia Resort.

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By Abhishek Last updated Jul 25,2014

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