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52 Most Needed Bangalore Weekend Getaways

52 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.

One day weekend getaways from Bangalore:

1. 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

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

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

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.

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

Best Selling Ramanagara Packages:

  • Ramanagara Night Trek with Camping and Bonfire: The rocky escapes of Ramanagara can be exhaustively explored on a night trek. Watching the stunning sunrise from the summit, is an experience that will be fresh in your memories for days to come. Click here to book.
  • Trekking Adventure at Ramanagara with Kayaking and Rappelling: Thrill your adventure thirst with a day full of activities in Ramanagara. Indulge in a variety of fun and adventurous sports or kayaking that will get your heart racing! To know more book now

5. Kanakapura

At a short distance of just 50km away from the city, you can enjoy a peaceful time out peppered with a bit of adventure activities at Kanakapura. At the nature adventure camp, there is no dearth of adventure pursuits to occupy your time. You can indulge in water sports, go canoeing and even engage in a paddle rafting experience. Savor the beauties of nature at the Nature Camp in Kanakapura.

Distance from Bangalore: 62.2 Kms

Offbet Kanakapura Experiences:

  • Adventure Camp In Kanakapura with Watersports:  Explore the best of the countryside of Bangalore on a  nature adventure camp that lands you right in the midst of excitement and activities in lap of beauty! Click here to book a slot now
  • Paintball in Kanakapura: Gather up your mates and let all of the stress away with a session of paintballing Kanakapura! Click here to book.

6. Bheemeshwari

At the edges of the Mutati Forest and on the shores of the Cauvery River, is a retreat that lies smack down in the middle of nature’s bounty. A short drive of 100km will bring you at Bheemeshwari Jungle Lodges. Refresh and energise yourself with various pursuits designed to challenge as well as give you a sense of achievement as you complete them.

Best Selling Bheemeshwari Experience:

  • Day Outing at Jungle Lodges Bheemeshwari: Be a part of the heady medley of nature and adventure over the Cauvery River with a day out at Jungle Lodges, Bheemeshwari.

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

Nandi Hills Cycling Experience:

  • Offbeat Cycling Tour to Nandi Hills: Embark on a one day cycling and camping tours of the hills from Bangalore and see its starry skies on a camping night! 

8. Kunti Betta Trek

Dash off to the jagged thrills of Kunti Betta, located in the quaint town of Pandavapura. The hills are perched at an elevation of 2882m and open several thrills along the way.

Especially popular here is the night trek which treats one with nocturnal charms. Reach your destination by 1.30 am, witness how the landscape appears when the sun has long descended, enjoy campfire and wake up to the mesmerizing sight of sunrise lighting up the entire horizon. 

Distance from Bangalore City: 122.6 km (via Mysore Road)

Offbeat Experiences of Kunti Betta:

  • Day Adventure in Kunti Betta: Embark on and adventurous day out, well-seasoned with water sports, rappelling and kayaking in the waters. Click here to book now
  • Night Trek with watersports: Explore the hilly and green terrains of Kunti Betta on an exciting night trek! The morning brings with it, a stunning sunrise and a range of water sports to choose from. To know more book now 

9. 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.

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

10. 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

11. 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

Two days weekend getaways from Bangalore:

12. Tadiyandamol Trek

The highest peak in dewy and misty Coorg, Tadiyandamol trek is a must for adventure enthusiasts. Towering at 5250 feet, when here, you can wallow in the sights of deep forests and coffee plantations.

Enjoy every step along the way as you trudge through grasslands, ridges, mountains, paddy fields and coffee plantations. Early winters are the ideal time to undertake the activity. Beware of leeches though.

Distance from Bangalore City: 274 km

Best Selling Experiences of Tadiandamol:

  • Trekking In Tadiandamol With Rafting Adventure: Embark on a trek to the highest peak in Coorg, scale the heights of the Tadiandamol Peak and take off the edge with a huge range of water sports activities as well a stay in the natural escapes of wilderness. Click here to book now
  • Trekking in Tadiandamol: Trek to the highest peak in Coorg on a day adventure away from the city. Click here to book

13. 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 for those craving for escape into nature

You can trust the Western Ghats to leave you completely spellbound. You can trek through the gorgeous Ombattu Gudda or enjoy the Murkannu Gudda and Hadlu Waterfalls or walk through abandoned tunnels and tread through history. In addition, one can even find best homestays in Sakleshpur to enjoy with entire family members and friends.

Distance From Bangalore: 223 Kms

Offbeat Sakleshpur Experiences:

  • Nature Stay Experience at Sakleshpur: Revel in the beauties of nature with a fully equipped homestay right in the middle of the coffee and spice plantations. Click here to book a slot
  • Riverside Camping In Sakleshpur with Water and Rope activities: If the warmth of a cozy tent, by the river side in Sakleshpur seems enticing to you then pack your essentials and head off to this amazing Riverside camping in Sakleshpur! To know more book now

14. Masinagudi

Masinagudi

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. 

Distance From Bangalore: 243 Kms

Masinagudi Wildlife Experiences;

  • Masinagudi Wildlife Stay Experience: What better way to enjoy the forest, than stay right in the middle of it? Experience life in this stunning homestay coupled with the best of luxury and wilderness. To know more book now
  • Experience Masinagudi Jeep Safari Tour: Explore the awe-inspiring vegetation and thickets of Masinagudi on an open air jeep ride, swing by on all 4x4 jeeps across different terrains to spot various types of flora and faunaa. Click here to book a slot
     
  • Nature Stay Experience In Masinagudi: There is no better way to enjoy the beauties of Masinagudi than staying in a  heritage house decorated with antiques and beautifully rustic wooden architecture. Experience all this at the nature stay in Masinagudi. Click here to book now this package.

15. 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.

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 and enjoy best homestays.

Distance From Bangalore: 265 Kms

Offbeat Wayanad Experiences:

  • Trekking and Camping in Wayanad Hills: While in Wayanad, take in the beauty of the surroundings whilst camping in the hills at SeagotBanasura! Click here to book a slot
  • Wayanad Tea Plantation Stay: Stay in the fragrant tea plantation estates of Wayanad with a  homestay that is well situated for someone who blooms in the company of nature. To know more book now

16. Coorg

The picturesque town of Coorg or Kodagu a popular weekend getaway 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 and take maximum benift of the available Coorg tour pacakages.

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.

Thus, one can plan, travel and enjoy various famous tourist places to visit in Coorg and enjoy there weekends in a more memorable one.

Distance From Bangalore: 276 Kms

Thrillophilia's Offbeat Experiences in Coorg:

Offbeat Stay Experiences: Fringed with some of the most colourful traditions and cultures, Coorg also makes it to the list of the happiest places in the country. Home to the Kodava people, it is jotted with evergreen tea, coffee and spice plantations; make it to these scenic locales and enjoy an amazing as well as offbeat stay. Most of these stays offers activities like plantation walk, barbeque, bonfire, indoor games and several adventure activities.

Amazing Camping Experiences: The fascinating hills, plains and forests of Coorg not only offers salubrious camping options, but also adds more to your experience. While amidst these appealing vistas, you can also blend your camping experience with trekking, target shooting, nature walk, boating, ziplining, stream walking, jungle gym and several other engrossing activities.

Best Trekking Experiences: While some of the trekking experiences in Coorg takes you to the most sought after peaks, the others will take you to the least known ones! Starting from easy to challenging, this hill station offers treks that entices the extreme trekkers, and also equally entices the beginners. Adding more the thrill and excitement of trekking, these packages also allows you to participate and revel in adventure activities like waterfall visit, river crossing, outdoor sports, ziplining, obstacle courses, rafting, camping, cycling and lot more.

Adventure Experience: While in Coorg, you need not to do anything; just wish for any of the adventure experiences and Coorg has them all! Be it on the land, through the air or into the water, you will surely get spoilt with adventure options Coorg has in its couch! Just to name a few, you can enjoy the thrill of zip line roping, jumaring, hip zibi, loop walk, Burma Bridge, archery, air rifle, shooting, rafting, canoeing, water rappelling and several others.

17. 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.

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

Thrillophilia's Offbeat Experiences in Chikmagalur :

Offbeat Stay Experiences: Chikmagalur, with its warm hospitality, various stay options, pristine and untouched beauty, makes it for an ultimate offbeat experience. Take a plantation tour, trek to some of the captivating peaks and historic fort, indulge in indoor and outdoor games, go for 4x4 jeep safaris, and enjoy bird watching along an array of other enthralling activities.

Best Trekking Experiences: The abode of the astounding peaks like Mullayangiri, Baba Budangiri and Kudremukh, Chikmagalur can outlook most of the adventure destinations in the country! Offering treks ranging from easy to challenging levels, Chikmagalur trekking takes the trekkers through uneven and challenging terrains, the narrow passes, dense forest ranges and lot more.

  • Kudremukh Trek in Chikmagalur: Trek to the summit of Kudremukh and feel the heady rush of adventure and astonishing beauty. Click here to book this package.
  • Trek To Mullayanagiri and Bababudangiri, Chikmagalur: Trek to the elevations of Mullyangiri Peak, which is the highest in Karnataka and explore the Sufi Shrines atop the Baba BudanGiri Ranges! To know more book now

18. Shimoga

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Renamed as Shivmogga, Shimoga has always enjoyed its status of being a place blessed with immense natural aura and beauty. Shimoga is irrigated by the Tunga and Bhadra River. Home to numerous waterfalls, the place truly decks up itself in the months of Monsoon- The tallest waterfalls in India, Jog Falls also cascade down the rocky edges of Shimoga. Be it lush forests, waterfalls, mountains or dams- Shimoga has it all!

Distance from Bangalore: 301.9 Kms

Best Selling Pacakage: 

  • Kodachadri Trek with Adventure Activities: Trek to the summit of this magnificent peak in Karnataka and see the panoramic views of nature come alive right in front of your eyes as you can see sunrise and sunset both, from the same spot. 

19. Bandipur

The sprawling expanses of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is home to an assorted natural life and verdure that has hitherto remained unexplored! In the state of Karnataka, the collective of forests in the Nilgiri Ranges doubles up as breathing space and a biodiversity hotspot of the state.

Sheltering the numerous natural life rests within its span, is the emerald green retreat of Bandipur! Bandipur is bounded by three other lavish havens in particular Mudumalai, Wayanad and Nagarhole! Now, if that doesn't tempt the explorer in you, what will?

Distance from Bangalore: 217.6 Kms

Multi Activity Package for Bandipur:

  • Bandipur Wildlife Safari with Trekking: Embark on a wildlife Safari to the beautiful jungles of Bandipur and witness stunning natural wonders like gorgeous flora and fauna like tigers, elephants and many more. 

20. Udupi

Udupi

Home to some of the most rich heritage and folk cultures, Udupi is a beach side destination that is perfect for those who are seeking time away from the crowds. Its tranquil beaches, coupled with the magnificence of its awe inspiring temples make it a an ideal spot to travel to. Some places that you can enjoy visiting are, Manipal, Karkala, Malpe and of course the Kudlu Falls.

Distance from Bangalore: 402.8 Kms

Best Package for Udupi:

  • Scuba diving at Turtle Bay, Udupi: Explore the hidden beauties of Udupi on a getaway that offers cabanas and rustic sea side cabins that give you a view of the coast like none other.

21. Kumar Parvatha

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At an enticing height of 1,712m, the Kumara Parvatha or the Pushpagiri is the second most highest elevation in Coorg and the 6th in Karnataka. Situated at the edge of Coog and Dakshina Kannada, this towering peak is a piece of the picturesque Pushpagiri ranges of the Western Ghats and is settled away in the midst of rich and verdant wildernesses.

Distance from Bangalore: 259.5 Kms

Best Selling Package:

  • Camp and Trek at Kumara Parvatha: Trek to the fabulous Kumar Parvatha and cross the 24km trail passing through unmatched beauty! 

22. Badami

Cave photography in Badami

Rocky landscapes, ravines and ancient architectures- all of these combine to make Badami a must go destination for all those plagued by the incurable wanderlust! The Agashthya tank is the major centre for all the tourist attractions located in Badami. Mainly the cave temples and the Bhuthanatha temple are what attract most crowds to this impeccable paradise of rocky landscapes

Distance from Bangalore: 454.3 Kms

23. Belur- Halebid

Close to the hilly landscapes of Chickmagalur and at an accessible distance from Karnataka lie the ancient temples of Belur and Halebidu. Located at a separation of 16km from each other, these are major draws for the architecture enthusiasts as well history buffs who throng here to see the majestic Chennakeshava and Hoysaleshwara temples.

Adorned with rich carvings on the inner as well as outer walls, the temples are hotspots for exploration even after 8 centuries of being in existence!

Distance from Bangalore: 221 Kms

24. Yercaud

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

25. BR Hills

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The Biligirirangana Hills or BR Hills as they are popularly known are located at a distance of 180km (Approx.) from Bangalore. Abodes of green and serene natural beauty, they are a beautiful sight to explore and discover around Bangalore on a weekend getaway. As far a as the eyes can see, there is the expanse green hills and mountains that one can explore on a weekend trekking expedition near Bangalore.

Distance from Bangalore: 181 Kms

26. Yelagiri Hills

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Reel in the breath of fresh air, pleasant weather and scenic surroundings at Yelagiri resorts 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 places to visit in Yelagiri include Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Punganoor Artificial Lake-cum-Park,Swami Malai Hills and Telescope observatory. 

Distance From Bangalore: 158 Kms

27. Murudeshwara

How would you like to get away for the weekend, to a destination that offers ‘divine’ beauty? Murudeshwara in the Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka state offers just that!

Famous for having the second tallest Shiva statue in the world, at the Murideshwara Temple, you cannot help but bend your head in benevolence when you see the majestic structure! Located along the Arabian Sea, the temple is an example of immense architectural intricacy.

Distance from Bangalore: 489 Kms

28. 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 amazing tourist destinations includes 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.

Moreover, there are various popular resorts in Mysore to visit with family and friends and enjoy there holidays.

Distance From Bangalore: 160 Kms

29. Kabini

The land where nature is untouched and wilderness embraces you, Kabini has many charms to offer. A once popular destination among British Viceroys and now a perfect weekend getaway, 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! Also, get rejoiced and enjoy stay at Kabini resorts with family and friends.

Distance From Bangalore: 250 Kms

30. 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.

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

31. Mangalore

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A major port city of Karnataka, Mangalore is again one of those places that is under the radar of tourism. Lying blessedly between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. A major bustling centre of economy, it nonetheless has some hidden gems such as the Someshwar beach, Tannibharvi Beach and Surathkal Beach, which has a rustic lighthouse on its boundaries!

Distance from Bangalore: 351.5 Kms

32. Agumbe

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On the southern shores of Karnataka is a rainforest that is beautiful in its serenity and sheer lush covers of green trees that make even sunlight seem a rare commodity. Home to numerous and diverse animal species, Agumbe also plays host to an amazing number of medicinal plants that are unique to this region. The formidable King Cobra has also made this lush woodland its home.

Distance from Bangalore: 355 Kms

33. Bekal

Home to the picturesque Bekal Fort, Bekal is an incredible destination located in Kasargod district in Northern Kerala. Sprawling to almost 40 acres, the fort was built exclusively for defense purposes and ingeniously rises from the sea itself! A stunning location right off the sea coast beautifies this charming place even more!

Distance from Bangalore: 376.7 Kms

34. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

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In the Chickmagalur District of Karnataka, the Bhadra wildlife sanctuary is veritable hotspot for all flora and fauna of various species. Located at about 295km from Bangalore, it is one of those places that will calm you down with its quiet and beautiful serenity! The vast range of wildlife is hard to count but you can see deer, boars, Gaurs as well Panthers and Leopards on this trail.

Distance from Bangalore: 293.5 Kms

35. Jog Falls

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The second highest waterfalls in India, the Jog falls are located in the Shimoga District of Karanataka. Originating from the Shravathi River, the cascades of the falls create an intense rhythm of rock against water. Falling from a height of 830m, they are second only to the Nohkalikai Falls in Meghalaya. Head to these falls for an experience of intense beauty and calmness, in spite of the noise!

Distance from Bangalore: 408.4 Kms

36. Honnemaradu

A small hamlet perched ideally on top of the hills that overlook the Linganamakki Reservoir, Honnemaradu is actually a destination that lives up to its name, which means Golden Lake.

The beautiful village located at a distance of about 392km from Bangalore, is a flawless departure away from the fast paced city life. The great news for adventure lovers is that, the reservoir also has a temple right in the middle of it, which is an ideal place for camping!

37. Pondicherry

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

38. 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 one of the nearest Bangalore weekend getaway, an adventure lover’s hub, a honeymooners dream and family vacation destination and Ooty has something to offer to everyone.

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 and even enjoy stay in popular Ooty resorts. Ooty is for everyone.

Distance From Bangalore: 266 Kms

39. Hampi

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The rocky escapes of Hampi are  desirable for their historic significance and the dregs of ancient kingdoms that ruled the land. Lying on the banks of Tungabhadra River, the beautiful temple towns is full of wondrous escapes and picturesque towns that are beauteous by nature and have been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The Virupaksha Temple in particular attracts visitors, tourists and photographers from all over the world.

Distance From Bangalore: 343.5 Kms

Longer weekend getaways from Bangalore:

40. 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.

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! Also, feel comfort and enjoy stay in resorts near Dandeli.

Distance From Bangalore: 460 Kms

Most Affordable Tour Packages for Dandeli:

  • Camping and Trekking at Dandeli Jungle Camp: On a stay adventure in Dandeli, experience the beauty of this land couples with the the thrill of adventure activities that are a native to the region because of its unique topology. Click here to Book now this package
  • White Water Rafting at Dandeli:The Kali River in Dandeli offers up a range of water adventures like white water rafting which is indeed a  delight to embark on! To know more simply book here
  • Riverside Jungle Adventure In Dandeli: While in Dandeli, take full advantage of the iintense geographical diversity of the region and embark ona host of adventures like white water rafting, jungle safari, bird watching and wildlife spotting. To know more book a slot now

41. Dudhsagar Trek

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Trek to the cascades of the Dudhsagar Falls, which are located on the outskirts of Goa, between Karnataka and the Goa state Border. Traversing the dense forest ranges, steep surfaces, rugged and narrow terrains, a trek of 14km, beginning at Castle Rock will bring you to the beautiful falls, which resemble a jar of milk being poured down the rocky cascades.

Distance from Bangalore : 600 Kms

Thrillophilia's Best Selling Package:

  • Dudhsagar Waterfall Trek with Camping: Unfold the beauties of Dudhsagar Falls while traversing on the path that starts at Castle Rock.   

42. Gokarna

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The beach lovers can revel in the beauty of the coastlines of Karnataka at Gokarna. Essentially a religious destination, Gokarna is known for the temple of Lord Shiva that is the pride and joy of this temple town. Apart from the beach of Gokarna itself, however, the destination has other coasts like Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Nirvana and Paradise Beach that are hotspots from travellers all over the world. For the hippie in you, Gokarna is the place!

Distance from Bangalore: 518 Kms 

Best Selling Package:

  • Beach Experience in Gokarna: One can enjoy and easily avail dolphin spotting, boating, trekking campfire or bonfire and several other activities during their stay in Gokarna. 

43. Munnar

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Right out of a fantasy, the excellent slopes of Munnar in Kerala are the fantasy for everybody who needs to make tracks in an opposite direction from chafing city life. The moving green, spouting waterways and misty valleys gives the ideal scenery to you to simply sit back, unwind and let nature follow all the way through.

Distance from Bangalore: 477.2 Kms

Best Selling Pacakage:

Cycling Tour in Munnar: Explore the greens of Munnar on two wheels and a whole lot of adrenaline! Embark on a cycling tour!

44. Karwar

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A port destination that lives up to its name of being the last city on the edge, Karwar is reputed for its beautiful beaches and quaint villages that are a delight to behold! Being at the mouth of the Kali River, Karwar delights everybody who comes with beautiful scenes and delectable cuisines. The Rabindranath Tagore Beach and Sadashivgad Fort in particular are noteworthy!

Distance from Bangalore: 519.7 Kms

45. Goa

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Whether you are from India or from any part of the world, or even MARS! It’s unlikely that you would never have heard of Goa and its fine beaches. Known for being the land that knows how to live it up, Goa is the place that effortlessly combines the good parts of being a party town as well as a beachy retreat far from any crowds.

 Distance from Bangalore: 560.4 Kms

46. Chennai

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An ancient city almost 400 years old, Chennai not only is the bustling centre of Indian economy, but also home to some of its most picturesque tourist destination. While here, you can get a bite of exotica and history as you cruise in the George town area or marvel at the wide expanses of the Marina Beach!

Distance from Bangalore: 347.1 Kms

47. Mahabalipuram

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Located off the coast of Tamil Nadu, about 60km from Chennai, Mahabalipuram is not just a beach or a shoreline, it is in fact one of the sites of architectural marvels. The Mahabalipuram temple is most famous for its depictions of the chariots of the warriors of the Mahabharata, called Rathas all of which are in a regal form, some rising to as high as two or three storeys.

There is another remarkable sculpture that adorns the temple walls which is called the Descent of the Ganges. Depicting the time when Lord Shiva made the River Ganga descend from the heavens to the earth, it uses the natural relief of the rock to emphasize the river and has carvings of various Gods and Goddesses beholding the wonder with their open eyes!

Distance from Bangalore: 349 Kms

48. Kodaikanal

The hazy valleys of Kodaikanal entice you misty valleys and green slopes that are the perfect respite from the daily hassles of life. Here, life itself will take you on the journey inwards! Called the ‘Gift of the Forest' Kodaikanal satisfies its name with verdant glades and invigorating backwoods that alleviate the psyche!

Distance from Bangalore: 465.1 Kms

49. Alleppey

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Head out of the city to cool it off at Allepey or Alapuzha. A cozy hamlet on the shores of the Kerala Backwaters, it is a destination rich in verdant greens that soothe the mind and enchant the soul.

Distance from Bangalore: 549.8 Kms

50. Kovalam

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The coastline of Kerala is famous for its warm, tropical and pristine beaches. It’s hard to pick favorites amongst such stunning beauties, but Kovalam has an edge over the others! Easily approachable by road, going to the beach itself is s journey into travel love! Shielded by rocky cliffs on either sides, Kovalam is surely a place where you can enjoy playing in the water or just resting on the sandbar!

Distance from Bangalore: 724.8 Kms

51. Kochi

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Picture gorgeous fishing nets being hoisted up against the sunny backdrop of a sunset, yes! That’s Kochi! A major port city off the shores of Kerala, Kochi revels in its reputation of being the place with the most amazing beaches and spice plantations! Being an ancient port city, one can still see some heritage buildings and ruins of the city.

Distance from Bangalore: 549.3 Kms

52. Rameshwaram

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Located in the Ramanathapuram District of Tamil Nadu, Rameshwaram is a beach town that doubles up as a place of religious importance. An Island off the southernmost tip of the country, it is connected to the mainland by the Pamban Bridge.

The Ramanthaswamy Temple, which is the most notable landmark of this destination and is a gem of architecture! Travel to this beautiful temple town for its architectural beauties and beach reliefs!

Distance from Bangalore: 604.3 Kms

By Abhishek Last updated Jun 29,2015