55 Places to Visit near Bangalore - 2020 (Updated with Distance)
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Tourist Places near Bangalore


Nandi Hills - 61 km from Bangalore
Shivanasamudra - 135 km from Bangalore
Mysore - 144.5 km from Bangalore
Kabini - 211 km from Bangalore
Sakleshpur - 221 km from Bangalore
Chikmagalur - 245 km from Bangalore
Ooty - 274 km from Bangalore
Coorg - 276 km from Bangalore
Wayanad - 278 km from Bangalore
Dandeli - 460 km from Bangalore

Blessed with the combination of the Western Ghats and splendid weather, there are several places to visit near Bangalore. Just one visit to these places would surely revitalize your drained out souls from all the frenzy work in the bustling city. You can experience all sorts of natural wonders like beautiful hill stations, gushing waterfalls, natural rock formations, vast lakes, steep mountain ranges.

To satiate the hunger of the traveller in you, there are places like Nandi Hills for a beautiful sunset, Mysore for its epic history and architecture, Coorg for the coffee plantations, Gokarna for its chill hippy vibes, Ramanagara for its intrepid trekking and the list goes on and on. Other than these, there are also resorts build for your relaxation in places like Munnar, Kodaikanal, Chikmagalur, and others that provide you with an adrenaline rush like Kunti Betta trekking, Tadiandamol hiking, cycling at the Big Banyan Tree and a lot more
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Must Visit Places near Bangalore

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Nandi Hills (61 Km from Bangalore)

Nandi Hills (61 Km from Bangalore)

Offering a perfect environment for city dwellers to cool off, Nandi Hills is a hill station in Karnataka that is counted in the list of best places to visit around Bangalore. It's perched at a whopping elevation of 1,478 metres. This hill fortress has an interesting history to boast which it conveys through Tipu Sultan Fort and numerous Hindu temples it encompasses. 


So if you are looking for a relaxed vacation with an opportunity to learn about the history of Mysore, Nandi Hills fits the bill. Besides, owing to its high location, you can brace yourself to witness some unusual sights where you will be overlooking a sweeping blanket of clouds, hiding the hills and valleys beneath it.

Type of destination: Hilly

Distance: 
61 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 1 Hour 45 Minutes

Places to Visit in Nandi Hills
: 
Tipu’s Drop, Tipu Sultan’s Fort, Brahmashram, Muddenahalli, etc.

Things to do in Nandi Hills: 
Enjoy Paragliding among the Nandi Hills, Cycle around the steep roads of Nandi Hills, Take a Relaxing Walk in the Hills

Best Time:
 
Between the months of September to February

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
1 day since its open for 12 hours every day (6 AM to 6 PM)

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts to stay in Nandi Hills

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Nandi Hills is 
Kempegowda International Airport(58 km away).
By Road: There are a number of buses connecting Nandi Hills to various cities. And, one can have a short road trip from Banglore to Nandi Hills.
By Train: The two nearest Railway Station to Nandi Hills is Chikkaballapur and Bangalore from where one can board a taxi or bus easily.

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Coorg (276 Km from Bangalore)

Coorg (276 Km from Bangalore)

This hill station in Karnataka, fondly called ‘The Scotland of India,’ is a treasure trove of happiness and peace. Set at an elevation of 900 metres in the Western Ghats, Coorg is one of the perfect places to visit near Bangalore, especially if you are looking for a refreshing getaway from the urban clutter.

Covered in dense verdure and dotted with exquisite coffee plantations, the landscape of this place will sweep you off your feet. With natural attractions like Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, and Nagarhole National Park, it fascinates every nature lover. While man-made attractions such as Golden Temple and Madikeri Fort are admired by sightseers.

Type of destination:
Hilly

Distance:
 276 Km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 5 hours

Places to Visit in Coorg: 
Abbey Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Golden Temple, Raja’s Seat, Iruppu Falls, Nagarhole National Park, etc.

Things to do in Coorg:
 
Give Bath to Elephants at Dubare Elephant Camping, Visit the Coffee Plantations, Take a Swim at Iruppu Falls, Indulge in Tibetan Culture at the Golden Temple, Enjoy Trekking in the Jungles of Coorg

Best Time:
 Between the months of October to April

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 2 to 3 days

Where to Stay:
 Best & unique resorts to stay in Coorg

How to Reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airports to Coorg are Mangalore(160 km away) and Bangalore(265 km away).
By Road: There are KSRTC Deluxe buses daily running from Mangalore, Bangalore or Mysore. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to Coorg as it takes about four and a half hours.
By Train: The two nearest Railway Station to Coorg is Mysore(95 km away) and Mangalore(131 km away).

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Chikmagalur (245 Km from Bangalore)

Chikmagalur (245 Km from Bangalore)

Chikmagalur is one of the important places to visit around Bangalore, it's a hill station that embraces the picturesque beauty of nature accentuated by the famous coffee plantations, highest peaks, and mesmerizing waterfalls. This vibrant landscape has its own charm and attracts many trekkers, explorers, and nature admirers other than pilgrims, and family tourists. 


Chikmagalur attracts more tourists during September and March, where they delve into every interesting ride and enjoy a memorable respite with their buddies.

Type of destination: Hilly

Distance:
 245 km from Bangalore to Chikmagalur

Travel time: Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes

Places to Visit in 
Chikmagalur: 
Mullayanagiri, Kudremukh, Baba Budangiri, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Jhari Waterfalls, etc.

Things to do in 
Chikmagalur: 
Explore Coffee Plantations, Check out the Mountain Circuit at Mullayanagiri, Visit the Caves of Baba Budangiri, Enjoy at the Hebbe Falls, Have a fun Rafting Experience at the Bhadra River, Visit the Coffee Museum

Best Time: 
Between the months of September to March

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 2 to 3 days

Where to Stay: 
Best resorts & places to stay in Chikmagalur, Our platform has various packages of homestays in Chikmagalur that will make you ditch hotels.

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Chikmagalur is Mangalore(110 km away).
By Road: There are State-run as well as private luxury buses daily running from Mangalore, Bangalore and Hubli. Also, one can always drive to Chikmagalur as it takes about four and a half hours.
By Train: The city of Chikmagalur has its own railway station but it is not well-connected so, one can board a train from the nearest railway station of Kadur(40 km away).

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Ramanagara (49 Km from Bangalore)

Ramanagara (49 Km from Bangalore)

If you are planning a short trip from Bangalore with family and friends, Ramanagara is just a long drive away. It is a small town in Karnataka with a myriad of wonderful opportunities for vacationers to relax their bodies and minds. More importantly, this is the place where the Bollywood classic, Sholay was shot.

Ramanagara is recommended as one of the most rewarding places near Bangalore for adventure as you can fill your holiday with the thrill of trekking and rock climbing here. Besides, the town encompasses a total of seven beautiful hills teeming with untainted nature, making it a visual delight.

Type of destination:
Family getaway

Distance: 
49 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Places to Visit in Ramanagara:
 
Mekedatu, Chunchi Falls, Savandurga, Ramadevara Betta Hills

Things to do 
in Ramanagara: 
Go for Bird Watching in Ramanagara, Spend a day Shopping around the City Markets, Enjoy Trekking at the Ramanagara Hills

Best Time: 
Between the months of March to May

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay:
 
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How to reach: 

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Ramanagara is Bangalore Airport(50 km away).
By Road: There are a number of buses connecting Ramanagara to various cities. And, one can also have a short road trip from Banglore to Ramanagara.
By Train: Ramanagara Railway Station has a well-connected network of trains to all the major cities.

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Kanakpura (69 Km from Bangalore)



One of the lesser explored places near Bangalore, Kanakpura is a city in Karnataka, preferred for an eventful holiday. Challenge yourself to try a variety of unique activities at an adventure camp, indulge in a night trekking expedition, or thrill your senses by participating in some exhilarating water sports – there is no dearth of fun options in Kanakapura.

If you are travelling with family, Chunchi Falls and Mekedatu are serene picnic spots with breathtaking natural scenery. Furthermore, you can also find numerous opportunities here to capture some stunning shots of the surrounding hills and valleys.  

Type of destination: Family getaway

Distance:
 69 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 2 Hours

Places to Visit in Kanakpura:
 
Shivagiri Kshetra Shivaldappana Betta, Kabbaladurga, Bananthimari Betta, etc.

Things to do in Kanakpura
: 
Go for trekking at Kabbaladurga, Visit the Bananthimari Betta

Best Time:
 
Between the months of October to April

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts to Stay in Kanakpura

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Kanakapura is Bangalore Airport(50 km away).
By Road: There are a number of buses connecting Kanakapura to various cities. And, one can also have a short road trip from Banglore to Kanakapura.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Kanakapura is Ramanagara Railway Station.

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Wayanad (278 Km from Bangalore)

Wayanad (278 Km from Bangalore)

Wayanad surrounded by lofty ridges and rugged terrains are nothing but a green paradise for nature enthusiasts. Nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats, it features the enchanting locations having rich heritage and culture.

This hill station in Kerala is one of the best tourist attractions in Southwest India having lots of surprises. Here, thrill-seekers have a plethora of options to get connected with nature. Similarly, travellers who want to visit scenic tourist places near Bangalore; they will come to Wayanad and get an aesthetic pleasure.

Type of destination:
 Hilly

Distance: 
278 km from Bangalore

Travel time: 
Approximately 6 hours

Places to Visit in Wayanad:
 
Edakkal Caves, Meenmutty Waterfalls, Banasura Sagar Dam, Soochipara Waterfalls, Chembra Peak, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Neelimala View Point

Things to do 
in Wayanad: 
Spend a Day in Nature’s Lap at the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Visit the Banasura Sagar Dam, Enjoy Bamboo Rafting at the Kuruva Island, Explore the Edakkal Caves, Enjoy the View from Neelimala View Point, Go Trekking on the Chembra Peak, Enjoy Boating around in the Pookode Lake.

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to May

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
3 to 4 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts in Wayanad

How to reach: 

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Wayanad is 
Calicut International Airport(93 km away) situated in Kozhikode.
By Road: There are KSRTC super fast buses daily running from Mangalore, Bangalore or Trivandrum to Kozhikode and Wayanad too. It is very convenient to reach Bangalore to Wayanad.
By Train: The two nearest Railway Stations to Wayanad is Nilambur(90 km away) and Kozhikode(110 km away).

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Sakleshpur (221 Km from Bangalore)

Sakleshpur (221 Km from Bangalore)

A place with a variety of attractions and experiences, Sakleshpur is easily one of the most recommended places to visit near Bangalore. For sightseers who would like to explore some historical landmarks, the 18th Century Manjarabad Fort and the 11th Century Sakleswara Temple are the best bets in Sakleshpur.

And, if you want to turn your vacation into an adventurous affair, you are recommended to add Bisle View Point and Agni Gudda Peak to your itinerary. Additionally, for some moments of pure solace, the town has sites like Majehalli and Hadlu waterfalls.

Type of destination: Family getaway

Distance: 
221 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 4 Hours

Places to Visit in Sakleshpur:
 
Manjarabad Fort, Bisle Viewpoint, Jenukal Gudda, Betta Byraveshwara, Sakleswara Temple

Things to do in Sakleshpur:
 
Visit the Coffee Plantations, Enjoy the Trek on Jenukal Gudda, Camp at the Pandavar Gudda, Visit the Sakleswara Temple

Best Time:
 
Between the months of October to March

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
2 to 3 days

Where to Stay:
 Best & Unique Places to Stay in Sakleshpur

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Sakleshpur is Mangalore International Airport(138 km away).
By Road: There are KSRTC super fast buses daily running from Mangalore, Bangalore or Mysore. Also, one can rent a car or drive on there own from Bangalore to reach Sakleshpur.
By Train: The nearest railway station to the hill station is Sakleshpur Railway Station. 

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Ooty (274 Km from Bangalore)

Ooty (274 Km from Bangalore)

Ooty popularly called as Udhagamandalam is a one-stop destination for family trippers to escape from the lazy summer. There are many hill station places to visit near Bangalore, but if you want to explore the unexplored sites, you should go to Ooty first. Located at an altitude of 2240 meters in the Western Ghats, Ooty is equally attracted to the Coffee and Tea Plantations.

The diverse landscape is encircled with mountain peaks, thick forests, and gently flowing waterfalls, attracts many photographers and adventurers throughout the year. This “Queen of Hill Stations” was unearthed only during the early 1800s, since then many developments and modernization took place.

Type of destination: Hill Station

Distance: 
274 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 5 hours 50 minutes

Places to Visit in Ooty: 
Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden

Things to do in Ooty
: 
Experience Natural Beauty at the Rose Garden, Go Trekking to the Kotagiri Hill Station, Visit the Ooty Lake

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to June

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
2 to 3 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts to Stay in Ooty

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Ooty is Coimbatore Airport(100 km away).
By Road: There are private buses running daily from Coimbatore and Bangalore to Ooty also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The two nearest railway station from Ooty is Coimbatore and Tiruppur just a few hours away.

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Dandeli (460 Km from Bangalore)

Dandeli (460 Km from Bangalore)

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka is home to an unusual biodiversity and a hub for adventure. If you are in the mood for some action, Dandeli qualifies for one of the finest places near Bangalore for an adventure-filled vacation. For wildlife enthusiasts, to indulge in jungle safari and spot animals like black panthers, deer, and elephants roaming in their natural habitat is a memorable experience.

Or, if the idea of participating in water-based adventures exhilarates you, Dandeli is quite famous for canoeing, kayaking, and water rafting. To give a further boost to your adrenaline, you can also embark on a trekking expedition here.

Type of destination:
Wildlife

Distance: 
460 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 8 Hours 30 Minutes

Places to Visit in Dandeli:
 
River Kali, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Shiroli Peak, Sykes Point, Kavala Caves, Sathodi Falls

Things to do in Dandeli: 
Go Rafting in River Kali, Enjoy Hiking at the Kavala Caves, Spend a day among Animals of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Experience Kayaking in Supa Reservoir

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to February and in Summers between March to May

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
2 to 3 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts to Stay in Dandeli

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Dandeli is Hubli Airport(74 km away).
By Road: There are a number of buses connecting Dandeli to various cities. And, one can have a road trip of about 8 hours from Banglore to Dandeli.
By Train: The two nearest railway station to Dandeli is Dharwad (55 km away) and Alnavar(32 km away).

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Skandagiri (62 Km from Bangalore)

Skandagiri (62 Km from Bangalore)

If you want to try a night trekking trail, plan a trip to Skandagiri that offers an unforgettable trekking experience at night. Once you reach the hilltop, you’re rewarded with the most scenic view that stuns you for a moment. Mostly, tourists who are planning for a weekend travel with their friends will prioritize Skandagiri among other attractive tourist places near Bangalore.

Skandagiri also called as Kalavara Durga by locals has great historical significance since the colonial period. The place has remnants of a fort which roughly dates back to the 18th century. Since it is in dilapidated form, it has lost much of its uniqueness.

Type of destination: 
Hilly

Distance:
 62 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 1 hours 30 minutes

Places to Visit in Skandagiri: 
Nehru Nilaya, Bhimeshwara Temple, Papagni Matt, etc.

Things to do in Skandagiri: 
Enjoy Trekking on the Skandagiri HillsExperience Serenity at Bhimeshwara Temple

Best Time: 
Between the months of November to March

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
- Hotel Mount Palazzo,
 Shathayu Ayurveda Yoga Retreat, Signature Club Resort

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Skandagiri is Bangalore Airport.
By Road: There are KSRTC Deluxe buses daily running from Bangalore to Skandagiri. Also, one can have a short road trip from Bangalore to Skandagiri on there own.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Skandagiri is Bangalore Railway Station.

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Shivanasamudra (135 Km from Bangalore)

Shivanasamudra (135 Km from Bangalore)

An extraordinarily scenic spectacle of nature in Karnataka, Shivanasamudra is one of the perfect places near Bangalore to visit. Several parallel streams of cool water run towards a gorge and plunge into a pool with a roaring noise, creating a misty aura emerging from milky white waters.

The twin drops are called Gaganachukki and Barachukki falls, both have a total height of 300 feet. These falls are located near the banks of Kaveri River, and are surrounded by verdant landscapes. So if you want to make your weekend memorable, visit this  with your family and relish the refreshing scenery.

Type of destination: Family getaway

Distance: 
135 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 3 Hours 16 Minutes

Places to Visit in 
Shivanasamudra Waterfalls: 
Shivanasamudra Waterfalls, Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls, Talakad Temples, etc.

Things to do in 
Shivanasamudra Waterfalls: 
Go Fishing in the waters of Shivanasamudra Waterfalls, Have a fun day at the Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls, Go Shopping at the local market of Shivanasamudra

Best Time:
 
Between the months of September to January

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay:
 Hotel Mayura Bharachukki, 
Vanam Farm

How to reach:

By Air: 
The two nearest airports to Shivanasamudra is Bangalore International Airport and Mysore Airport.
By Road: There are various buses daily running from Bangalore and Mysore to Shivanasamudra. Also, one can have a road trip from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Shivanasamudra is Muddur Railway Station(50 km away).

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Savandurga Hills (48.5 Km from Bangalore)

Savandurga Hills (48.5 Km from Bangalore)

Savandurga Hills is not only one of the perfect weekend getaway places near Bangalore, but it is also one of major tourist attraction of Karnataka. The Savandurga Hills are considered to be amongst the largest single rock formation in Asia. Located near the Amaravati River, the Savandurga Hills has a lot to offer to the travellers. There are several activities which one can do here, the most famous being rock climbing and trekking.

Since the Savandurga Hills has the largest rock in the country, the rock climbing experience which one gets here is unparalleled. Nowhere in India can one enjoy the thrill of rock climbing better than that of Savandurga Hills. One gets a panoramic view of the scenic beauty surrounding the Savandurga Hills from the top of the hill. One will surely be rejuvenated after a trip to the Savandurga Hills.

Type of destination:
Hilly

Distance: 
48.5 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 1 hours

Places to Visit in Savandurga
Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, 
Manchinbele Dam, Narsimha Temple, etc.

Things to do i
n Savandurga: 
Enjoy Rock Climbing around the hills, 
Have a fun Trek on the Savandurga Hill

Best Time: 
Between the months of November to May

Ideal Weekend Duration: 1 day

How to reach:


By Air: The nearest airport to Savandurga is Bangalore International Airport(55 km away).
By Road: There no buses available for Savandurga but still one can hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Savandurga is Magadi Railway Station(12 km away).

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Wine Tour in Ramanagara (55 Km from Bangalore)

Wine Tour in Ramanagara (55 Km from Bangalore)

While you are in Bangalore, this is one of the best places to visit near Bangalore. Wine aficionados can treat themselves to a fun and informational wine tour. The salubrious weather and fertile soil of Bangalore aid the growth of grapes. This, in turn, has led to the mushrooming of wineries around the city. 

On their tour, you can unravel what goes behind the makings of fine wine. Amble through the refreshing vineyards; learn how to see, swirl, sniff, and sip the drink from the experts. And to top it, get to indulge in a wine tasting session too!

Type of Destination:
Wine tour

Distance:
 55 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 1 hours 30 minutes

Best time to visit
:
 October to February is the best time to visit a vineyard in Bangalore.

Ideal Weekend Duration:
One day.

Where to stay:
 Eagleton Resort, Club Magnolia, etc

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Makalidurga (65 Km from Bangalore)

Makalidurga (65 Km from Bangalore)

 If your plan is to add adventure to the break, Makalidurga is counted among the top tourist attractions near Bangalore. It is a quiet village 59 km away from Bangalore with a hill known as Makalidurga Hill. The hill has a famous trekking trail, which attracts adventure junkies from all across the state to come and test their mettle.

Claiming an altitude of more than 4,400 feet, the hilltop offers breathtaking views of green landscape as far as your eyes can see with the silvery lake that spans around the hills. To make the affair all the more thrilling, you are recommended to indulge in Makalidurga trek at night.

Type of destination:
Hilly

Distance:
 65 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 1 Hour 45 Minutes

Places to visit in Makalidurga: 
Ghati Subramanya Temple, Grover Zampa Vineyards, Chikka Madhure Shani Mahatma Temple, etc.

Things to do in Makalidurga:
Trekking, camping, Tour of vineyards, visit temples and peaks, Night trekking, etc.

Best time to visit Makalidurga: 
September to February

Ideal weekend duration:
One day

Where to Stay:
Green Valley resort, Aura foothills, Farmstead, etc.

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Antaragange (67 Km from Bangalore)

Antaragange (67 Km from Bangalore)

Antaragange is situated at a distance of 70 km from Bangalore. Antaragange is an excellent example of nature’s creativity. Strewn with rocks and boulders, Antaragange has some excellent caves that have formed from volcanic rocks.

So if you are fond of cave exploration and trekking, Antaragange is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. With a fairly easy terrain for trekking and cave exploration, Antaragange offers an enjoyable weekend in the lap of nature.

Type of destination: Hilly

Distance: 
67 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 2 hours

Places to Visit in 
Anthargange: 
Anthargange Caves, Lord Someshwara Temple, etc.

Things to do in 
Anthargange
Explore the caves of Anthargange, Go Trekking in the mountains of  Anthargange, Enjoy Anthargange Sunrise Trek.

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to March

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Sai Nandhini AC Lodge, 
Four Points by Sheraton Bengaluru

How to reach: 

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Anthargange is Bangalore International Airport.
By Road: There no buses available for Anthargange but still one can hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Anthargange is Kolar Railway Station(3 km away).

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Bannerghatta National Park (22 Km from Bangalore)

Bannerghatta National Park (22 Km from Bangalore)

Feel like escaping into the woods to forget all worries? Lose yourself in the beauty and serenity of the Bannerghatta National Park. Situated only 22 kms from Bangalore, the Bannerghatta National Park is one of those nearby places to visit which truly allures the nature lovers. Lush green vegetation and rich biodiversity make the national park a favourite among nature lovers.


Spread over 25,000 acres, the Bannerghatta National Park is one of the richest, natural biodiversity reserves. The national park is home to wildlife animals ranging from tigers to butterflies. An ideal location for a quick getaway from the city and relax in the tranquility of the wilderness.

Type of destination:
Wildlife

Distance:
 22 kms from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 1 Hours

Best Time to Visit: 
Winter season.

Where to stay: 
Bannerghatta Nature Camp, Radiant resorts, Deroots Solutions, Prakruti Farms, etc.

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Big Banyan Tree (29 Km from Bangalore)

Big Banyan Tree (29 Km from Bangalore)

The biggest Banyan tree of India is situated in a village called Kethohalli located on the outskirts of Bangalore. This tree is known as Dodda Alada Mara and covers more than 3 acres of land. Among all the places around Bangalore, people specially flock from all over the world to witness this majestic and beautiful tree. Since the roots of the tree suffered some natural disease, this single tree gives the look of a group of trees. 


The breathtaking view of this tree is a memorable experience for all the tourists who take out their time to visit this place.  One can easily take the bus or a car and reach this place under one hour and explore the area. Since this is a banyan tree it's full of monkeys, langurs, etc; so one needs to be careful as these animals are wild and not tamed.

Type of destination: 
Family Getaway

Distance: 
29 kms from Bangalore

Travel Time:
Approximately 30 minutes

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
One day

Where to Stay:
The Country club, Ruppi's Hotel & Resort, Siri Spandana, etc

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Wonderla (35 Km from Bangalore)

Wonderla (35 Km from Bangalore)

Ranked as the best amusement park in India, Wonderla is located on the outskirts of Bangalore, creating an easy getaway for city-dwellers. Spanning across a large area, the park features a collection of more than 60 exhilarating rides.

While some of these rides are nerve-wracking, and are strictly designed for real daredevils, rest can be enjoyed by all. In addition to fun attractions like Recoil, Cornetto, and Wave Pool, the park also has a range of restaurants serving local and international delicacies. So if you cannot decide on a destination for your next family trip, Wonderla should sound like a perfect plan.

Type of destination: Amusement park

Distance: 
35 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 1 Hour 10 Minutes

Things to do in Wonderla:
Enjoy rides, go to theme parks and amusement parks, enjoy in water rides, dip in pool and many more.

Best Time to Visit: 
November to February.

Ideal Weekend Duration: One day

How to Reach:

By Air:
The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport Nedumbassery, approximately 26 km or 16.2 miles from the Park.
By Train: At a distance of 18.8 km from Kochi City Centre Railway Station.
By Road: From Ernakulam south station, board on to Kakkanad bus. From Kakkanad nearly 7 km to Wonderla.

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Places to Visit near Bangalore within 200 Kms

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Bheemeshwari (102.5 Km from Bangalore)

Want to spend some time in a calm and serene environment? Escape into the woods! The Bheemeshwari forest camp offers great scenic beauty and tranquility. If you are a nature lover, you could indulge in nature walks and spend some peaceful time exploring and sightseeing in the forest.

If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can go for trekking or participate in adventure activities. Thrillophilia can arrange for stay in comfortable jungle lodges if you intend to spend a day or two in the peaceful atmosphere at Bheemeshwari.

Type of destination: 
Family getaway

Distance:
102.5 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 3 hours

Places to Visit in Bheemeshwari:
 
Cauvery Fishing Camp, Doddamakkali Nature Camp, Kokrebellur Pelicanry

Things to do in Bheemeshwari:
 
Go for Boating in the waters of Cauvery, Go Trekking in the valleys of Bheemeshwari, Enjoy a day Fishing Galibore Fishing Camp

Best Time: 
Between the months of November to February

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay:
 Best places to stay in Bheemeshwari

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Mysore (144.5 Km from Bangalore)

Mysore (144.5 Km from Bangalore)
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For any history or architecture buff, Mysore, the former capital of the Kingdom of Mysore, is one of the best tourist places near Bangalore. From Mysore Palace standing as a brilliant, opulent illustration of Indo-Saracenic architecture to Somanathapura Temple exhibiting the fineness of Hoysala architecture, the city is replete with marvels from the past to explore.

Besides, Mysore is also popular among shoppers as its traditional markets are known to sell a great variety of silk, sandalwood, and spices. So if you are interested to steep into the vivid cultural shades of the region, plan a trip to Mysore.

Type of destination: Historical

Distance:
 144.5 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 3 Hours 30 Minutes

Places to Visit in Mysore:
 
Mysore Palace, Somanathapura Temple, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, etc.

Things to do in Mysore:
 
Admire the Royalty at the Mysore Palace, Take a walk in the Brindavan Gardens, Visit the Mysore Zoo

Best Time: 
Between the months of July to February

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days 

Where to Stay: 
Best Places to Stay in Mysore

How to reach:

By Air:
 Mysore Airport is well-connected to all the cities of the country.
By Road: There are luxury buses available for Mysore also one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Mysore Railway Station(12 km away).

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Lepakshi (122 Km from Bangalore)

Lepakshi (122 Km from Bangalore)

This small village located in Andhra Pradesh has some significant temples and shrines that are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Veerbhadra and Lord Vishnu. People from all over the world come to Lepakshi to pray in these temples and witness the intricate carvings and architecture present here. The most famous of all the shrines is the large concrete sculpture of the holy bull Nandi. Lepakshi Nandi is a humongous yet beautiful sculpted sculpture that is breathtaking.

Besides these temples, one can also find small temples dedicated to Maa Durga, Raghunatha and so on. The Veerabhadra Temple present here also has a pillar that hangs from the top but does not touch the floor yet is able to support the temple. Everyone thinks that the hanging pillar is nothing but excellent use if art and architecture. This pillar adds a magical aura to this place.

Type of destination:
 Historical place

Distance: 
122 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
 Approximately 2 Hours 15 minutes

Places to visit in
Lepakshi:
Kalyana Mandapa,  Veerabhadra Temple, Lepakshi Nandi, Penukonda Fort, etc

Things to do in Lepakshi:
Visit the famous historical sights, Get blessed at the spiritual temples

Best time:
 November and March

Ideal Weekend duration:
 One - two days

Where to stay:
 Lepakshi Haritha Hotel, JVS paradise, Palla residency, etc.

How to reach: 

By Flight:
The nearest airport to Lepakshi is located at a distance of 43 km, which is the Sri Sathya Sai Airport
By Train: There are no direct trains from Bangalore to Lepakshi
By Road: If you want to enjoy a road trip from Bangalore to Lepakshi, you can either take a car or a bus

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Kunti Betta (123 Km from Bangalore)

Kunti Betta (123 Km from Bangalore)

Situated around 123km from the heart of the city, Kunti Betta is also one amongst the popular places around Bangalore for trekking and a hub for the adventure seekers. Though the vicinity boasts of its unique beauty and appeal, its allurement gets double-fold during the nights making it one of the best places to go around Bangalore.

It is during this period, trekkers from different places throngs Kunti Betta and embarks on a night trek expedition to the peak and satiates their carvings for fun and adventure.

Type of destination:
Hilly

D
istance: 123 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 3 hours 5 minutes

Places to Visit 
in Kunti Betta: 
Kunti Kund, Kunti Temple, Thonnur Lake, etc.

Things to do in Kunti Betta: 
Go for Night Trekking in the hills of Kunti Betta, Spend some time at the Thonnur Lake

Best Time:
 Between the months of September to February

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
1 to 2 days

Where to Stay:
  Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden Palace & Spa, Silent Shores Resort & Spa

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Kunti Betta is Mysore Airport(33 km away).
By Road: There no buses available for Kunti Betta but still one can hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Kunti Betta is Mysore Railway Station(30 km away).

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Srirangapatna (125 Km from Bangalore)

Srirangapatna (125 Km from Bangalore)

Srirangapatna is a city which is located very close to Mysore and is a major pilgrimage site for the people of India. The city is very rich in its culture and religion. The presence of Ranganathaswamy Temple is what makes it a famous religious place. Srirangapatna is not just a religious city, it has played quite a few roles in shaping the history of India. The city also has the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is also a tourist attraction and people from all over the country visit the city just to capture a moment of these birds in camera.

One can also visit the Balmuri Falls present in the city and watch the lovely cascading waterfall. The Daria Daulat Bagh is a teakwood palace which was built in the 18th century. Srirangapatna is one of the perfect places to go around Bangalore as one feel closer to God as well as enjoy the beauty of nature and its beings here.

Type of destination: 
Historical place

Distance:
125 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
 Approximately 3 hours

Places to visit in
Srirangapatna:
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Gumbaz, Balmuri Falls, Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, etc.

Things to do in Srirangapatna:
Visit temples and forts, Take a tour of historical places, Explore wildlife sanctuaries.

Best time: 
October - March. 

Ideal Weekend duration:
 One - two days

Where to stay: 
Mayura River View, Amblee Holiday resort, Mayura River View, etc.

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Shravanabelagola (143 Km from Bangalore)

Shravanabelagola (143 Km from Bangalore)

Shravanabelagola is a religious place and many people from Bangalore come here for a trip. One feels connected to their spiritual self after visiting Shravanabelagola. The city is located at an altitude of 3350 feet above sea level, making the weather conditions quite pleasant here making it one of the best places to go around Bangalore. Shravanabelagola is a major pilgrimage site for the Jains. Thousands of people visit the city as their gurus reside here in Mutts.

The Gomateshwara Temples is the main reason for the vast number tourists the city hosts throughout the year. In order to reach the temple, one has to climb 700 steps. Lord Gomateshwara statue is present here which is the largest monolithic stone statue in the whole world. Since the temple is located on a hilltop, it offers an outstanding view of the surrounding.

Type of destination:
 Religious place

Distance: 
143 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
 Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Places to visit in Shravanabelagola:
Chamundaraya BasadI, Odegal Basadi, Bahubali Gomateshwara Temple, etc.

Things to do in Shravanabelagola:

Best time: 
June to September.

Ideal Weekend duration:
 One - two days

Where to stay:
 Hotel Raghu, S.D.K Residency, Thirumala Lodge, Sri Ganesha Lodge

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Horsley Hills (157 Km from Bangalore)

Horsley Hills (157 Km from Bangalore)

Situated at an altitude of 4100 feet above sea level, one will be mesmerized by the picturesque view of the place. There are many places to visit near Bangalore for one day but Horsley Hills is arguably amongst the prettiest of the lot. There are many activities which one can do here but the trekking is the most sought-after activity here. Trekking is considered to be the best activity if one wants to explore nature and appreciate its beauty.

The best part about trekking at the Horsley Hills is the outstanding panoramic view of the surrounding nature one gets from the top of the hill. One will feel as if they are in a dream because of the presence of lush green lands, beautiful hills and a river flowing between the hills.

Type of destination: 
Hilly

D
istance: 157 km from Bangalore

Travel time: 
Approximately 4 hours

Places to Visit in Horsley Hills:
 
Kaigal Falls, Chennakesava Temple, Horsley Hills Zoo, etc.

Things to do in Horsley Hills:
 
Spend a day at the Horsley Hills Zoo, Visit the Whisper Wind View Point

Best Time: 
Between the months of December to March

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Horsley Hills Holiday Homes, Horsley Hills Haritha Hill Resort

How to reach: 

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Horsley Hills is Bangalore International Airport.
By Road: There are APSRTC Deluxe buses daily running from various cities to Horsley Hills. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to Horsley Hills as it takes about three and a half hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Horsley Hills is Tirupati which is just a few hours away from the destination.

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Yelagiri (161 Km from Bangalore)

Yelagiri (161 Km from Bangalore)

Yelagiri Hill is located at a height of 1410 meters above the sea level, prominent for its salubrious climate and pretty amazing places, ensures a pleasant weekend getaway for backpackers.This intriguing hill station in Tamil Nadu embraces many tribal inhabitants who perform agriculture, horticulture, forestry, etc.

Among other hill station places to visit near Bangalore, Yelagiri hill station stands out unique for its ancient Hindu temples and monuments. Hence, Yelagiri Hills comes under the bucket list of every family tripper and honeymooner to spend time with their dear ones.

Type of destination: 
Hilly

Distance: 
161 km from Bangalore.

Travel time: 
Approximately 3 hours 40 minutes

Places to Visit in Yelagiri Hills: 
Punganoor Lake Park, Nature Park, Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Telescope Observatory, etc.

Things to do in Yelagiri Hills:
 
Experience the Natural Beauty at Jalagamparai Waterfalls, Visit the Telescope Observatory

Best Time:
 Between the months of November to February

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Places to Stay on your Trip to Yelagiri Hills

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Yelagiri Hills is Bangalore Airport(123 km away).
By Road: There are private buses daily running from Bangalore and Vellore to Yelagiri Hills. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to Yelagiri Hills as it takes about four hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Yelagiri Hills is Jolarpettai which is just a few hours away from the destination.

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Biligiri Ranga Hills (179 Km from Bangalore)

Biligiri Ranga Hills (179 Km from Bangalore)

A hill range in Karnataka which also qualifies as one of the best tourist places near Bangalore, Biligiri Ranga Hills is famous for its lush green, undulating hills. More commonly known as BR Hills, the range encompasses BRT Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna.

Thus, a number of nature lovers from across the country visit BR Hills for wildlife exploration. Since it is located between Kaveri and Tungabhadra rivers, you also have the privilege to indulge in thrilling activities like river rafting and kayaking in addition to trekking.

Type of destination:
Hilly

Distance: 
179 km  from Bangalore 

Travel time:
Approximately 4 hours 20 minutes 

Places to Visit in BR Hills: 
BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple, Dodda Sampige Mara, etc.

Things to do in BR Hills
: 
Visit the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple, Go River Rafting in Cauvery River

Best Time: 
Between the months of November to March

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay:
 Resorts to Stay in BR Hills

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to BR Hills is Mysore Airport(97 km away).
By Road: There are KSRTC Deluxe buses daily running from Chamarajnagar, Bangalore or Kanakapura to BR Hills. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to BR Hills as it takes about four hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to BR Hills is Chamarajanagar which is just a few hours away from the destination.

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Hassan (183 Km from Bangalore)

Hassan (183 Km from Bangalore)

Hassan is a district in the state Karnataka which has several places where can go for a trip. Located at an altitude of 935 m above sea level, the whole Hassan district is a hill station. Belur is one of the places in the Hassan district which is a popular tourist place near Bangalore. It was the capital city during the reign of the Hoysala king, who had made the city. The district has some amazingly beautiful spots which are rare to find in India. One is sure to be mesmerized by the enchanting beauty of the places present in Hassan.

The Bisile Ghat is one of the best places to visit in Hassan. It has everything which one looks for in a weekend getaway. The breathtaking picturesque view which one gets to witness in the Bisile Ghat is simply outstanding. The Hasanamba Temple is amongst the many famous temples which the place hosts. Hassan should be visited by everyone as it a really beautiful place to be in.

Type of destination:
Hill station

Distance: 
183 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 3 hours

Places to visit in Hassan:
Belur Sri Chennakeshava Temple, Hoysaleswara Temple, Manjarabad Fort, Shettihalli Rosary Church, etc.

Things to do in Hassan:
Trekking, Camping, bike riding, visit temples and forts, etc.

Best time:
 November-February

Ideal Weekend duration: One - two days

Where to stay: Vaishnavi Lodging, Chiranth Lodge, Suvarna Regency, Hotel Abhiruchi Lodging, etc

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Kabini (211 Km from Bangalore)

Kabini (211 Km from Bangalore)

Kabini, that is located at a short distance away from Bangalore is one hell of a weekend destination from Bangalore, that offers a cool respite away from the suffocating environs of the city! The flows of the Kabini River and the dam built over it are some of the most amazing sites of this beautiful destination.

Not only this, but the land is also famous for its wilderness and wildlife hotspots where you can sight various animals such as elephants, wild boars and even (if you are very lucky) TIGERS! Explore this verdant green escapade around 205km from Bangalore if you are a nature lover, wilderness explorer or even just a traveler who is seeking quietude in the envelope of nature.

Type of destination:
 Family getaway

Distance: 
211 km from Bangalore

Travel time: 
Approximately 4 hours 20 minutes

Places to Visit in Kabini: 
Kabini Dam, Nagarhole National Park, etc.

Things to do in Kabini: 
Go for a fun-filled Jungle Safari, Experience Boating in the Kabini River

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to May

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Places and Resorts to Stay in Kabini

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Kabini is Coimbatore International Airport(127 km away).
By Road: There are private buses available for Kabini also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Mysore Railway Station which is about one and a half-hour ride from Kabini.

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Bandipur (221 Km from Bangalore)

Bandipur (221 Km from Bangalore)

One of the few tiger reserves in the country, Bandipur National Park boasts of rich biodiversity. Covered in dry, deciduous forests, Bandipur is one of the best places to go near bangalore if you are a nature lover.

There are many resorts near Bandipur that offer comfortable and affordable accommodation and also take you on safaris to help you see the wildlife in its full glory.

Type of destination:
Wildlife

Distance: 
221 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 4 hours 15 minutes

Places to Visit in Bandipur: 
Bandipur National Park, Biligirirangan Hills, etc.

Things to do in Bandipur:
 
Explore Animals at Bandipur National Park, Enjoy Trekking at the Biligirirangan Hills

Best Time:
 Between the months of October to March

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts to Stay in Bandipur

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Bandipur is Coimbatore Airport (84 km away).
By Road: There are private buses running to Bandipur on daily basis also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Bandipur is Mysore which are just a few hours away from the destination.

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Nagarhole (222 Km from Bangalore)

Nagarhole (222 Km from Bangalore)

Encompassing forested plains and hills teeming with a wide spectrum of animal and bird species, Nagarhole is a national park, and one of the best tourist places near Bangalore. The gushing river streams cutting across the verdant forests of the park add to its picturesqueness.

To soak up the essence of the wildlife and wilderness, stay at one of the jungle lodges located within the buffer zones. As you take a journey into the deeper parts of the forests, you may get lucky to spot Bengal tigers, leopards, elephants, and sloth bears. Furthermore, with 270 bird species calling Nagarhole their home, this place is one of the best places to see around Bangalore for animal lovers and a paradise for bird watching as well

Type of destination:
 Wildlife

Distance: 
222 km from Bangalore

Travel time: 
Approximately 4 hours 50 minutes

Places to Visit in Nagarhole:
 
Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarhole National Park, Rameshwara Temple, etc.

Things to do in Nagarhole:
 
Have a Trekking experience at Nagarhole National Park, Visit the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to May

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Places to Stay in Nagarhole

How to reach:

By Air: 
The two nearest airports to Nagarhole are Calicut Airport and Bangalore International Airport.
By Road: There are KSRTC Deluxe buses daily running from various cities to Nagarhole. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to Nagarhole as it takes about five hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Nagarhole is Mysore and Mahe which are just a few hours away from the destination.

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Yercaud (229 Km from Bangalore)

Yercaud (229 Km from Bangalore)

Yercaud is amongst the most popular tourist destination in South India. One of the chief places to visit near Bangalore, Yercaud is hill station and it is nothing like the rest of the hill stations in the country. It is renowned all over the country for its orange groves, fruit and spices and coffee. Yercaud is the source of a major portion of the coffee production in the Southern India. The hill station has an amazing lake, Yercaud Lake and many more beautiful tourist places.

People can stay in a boathouse on the Yercaud Lake and enjoy the mesmerizing picturesque view of the terrains and natural habitats the place has to offer. One can also visit the Kiliyur Falls in Yercaud and feel closer to nature. Yercaud is located at an altitude of 1623 m above the sea and is the perfect place to visit if one wants to relax.

Type of destination:
 Hill station

Distance: 
229 km from Bangalore

Travel time: 
Approximately 4 hours 40 minutes

Places to Visit in Yercaud:
 
Yercaud Lake, 32 km Loop Road, Pagoda Point, etc.

Things to do in Yercaud:
 
Visit Yercaud Lake, Enjoy Hiking at the Kiliyur Falls

Best Time:
 Between the months of October to June

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Best and Comfortable Places to Stay in Yercaud

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Yercaud is Coimbatore Airport(152 km away).
By Road: There are private buses running to Yercaud on daily basis also, one can go for a short road trip along the loop road to reach the destination.
By Train: The two nearest railway station to Yercaud is Danishpet and Salem which are just a few hours away from the destination.

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Mudumalai National Park (235 Km from Bangalore)

Mudumalai National Park (235 Km from Bangalore)

To experience pure nature and explore exotic wildlife, look no further than Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu. Set in the lush jungles of Nilgiri District, this reserved forest area is home to more than 500 species of animals, birds, and reptiles in addition to a wide array of flora.

Animals like tigers, elephants, and panthers call Mudumalai home, and have high sighting probability during jungle safari. Furthermore, the sanctuary is absolutely a work of nature’s art with verdant plains, swelling hills, river streams, and lakes adding to its visual appeal. All in all, Mudumalai is certainly one of the best places to visit near Bangalore.

Type of destination: Wildlife

Distance:
 235 km from Bangalore

Travel time: 5 Hours 20 Minutes

Places to Visit in Mudumalai
Mudumalai National Park
Theppakadu Elephant Camp

Things to do in Mudumalai:
 
Mudumalai National Park SafariPet the Elephants at Theppakadu Elephant Camp

Best Time:
 Between the months of December to June

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay:
 Best Places to Stay in Mudumalai

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Mudumalai is Coimbatore Airport(127 km away).
By Road: There are private buses daily running from various cities to Mudumalai. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to Mudumalai as it takes about five hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Mudumalai is Coimbatore which is just a few hours away from the destination.

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Masinagudi (245 Km from Bangalore)

Masinagudi (245 Km from Bangalore)

Masinagudi known for its wildlife and biodiversity offers some of the mesmerizing tourist attractions to all kinds of travellers. From Maravakandy Dam to Theppakadu Elephant Camp, Moyar River to Mudumalai Sanctuary, one can get engaged with numerous places and become a part of the Mother Nature.

As this tourist place is engaged by travellers throughout the year, it offers different types of activities at different seasons. Hence, it makes sure to fulfill everyone’s travel needs. This unparalleled hilly terrain in the Western Ghats gives shelter to exotic wildlife animals and birds. Tourists who come here will take the Jeep Safari at least once.  

Type of destination: W
ildlife and Biodiversity 

Distance:
 245 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 5 hours 30 minutes

Places to Visit in Masinagudi:
 
Masinagudi Jeep Safari, Maravakandy Dam, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.

Things to do in 
Masinagudi
Have an Adventurous Jungle Stay at Masinagudi, Visit the Maravakandy Dam

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to May

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay:
 Best Resorts to Stay in Masinagudi

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Masinagudi is Mysore Airport(90 km away)
By Road: There are private buses running daily from Coimbatore and Bangalore to Masinagudi also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The two nearest railway station from Masinagudi is Ooty and Coonoor which are just a few hours away.

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Tadiandamol (269 Km from Bangalore)

Tadiandamol (269 Km from Bangalore)

Giving adventure junkies the opportunity to scale the highest mountain peak in Coorg, Tadiandamol is an excellent nature getaway for places to see around Bangalore. Tadiandamol Trek is the reason why hundreds of adventurers visit this place every week to experience a top-notch thrill.

Once you have made it to the top, you will be greeted by panoramic vistas of the verdant landscapes that surround the hill. The 14 km trek will not only give you immense peace but will also quench your thirst for thrill. The feeling of camping over the cities and under a starlit sky is surely going to make your venture a rewarding experience.

Type of destination:
Hilly

Distance: 
269 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 6 Hours 30 Minutes

Places to Visit in Tadiandamol: 
Tadiandamol Peak, Virajpet, etc.

Things to do in Tadiandamol:
 
Go Trekking to the Tadiandamol Peak, Visit the Virajpet

Best Time: 
Between the months of December to May

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
2 to 4 days

Where to Stay: 
The Tamara Coorg, Misty Woods Resort

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Tadiandamol is Mangalore International Airport(118 km away).
By Road: There are private buses available for Tadiandamol also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Mysore Railway Station(107 km away).

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Gandikota (282 Km from Bangalore)

Gandikota (282 Km from Bangalore)

Best known for its canyons and gorges, which are often compared with the Grand Canyon of the USA, Gandikota is a village in Andhra Pradesh. Located at a distance of 282 km from Bangalore, it is one of the best tourist places near Bangalore if you want to spend your vacation exploring something different from the rest.

The village is located on the banks of the Penna River, creating a dramatic scenery any photographer would like to document through photographs. Apart from this, history buffs will also have a great time in Gandikota with sites such as Gandikota Fort and Raghunatha Swamy Temple.

Type of destination: Family

Distance:
 282 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 6 Hours

Places to Visit in
Gandikota
Gandikota Fort Mosque, Gandikota Fort Entrance, Ranganatha Swamy Temple, etc

Things to do in 
Gandikota: 
Cave exploration, Visit forts and mosque and temples, etc.

Best Time: 
September to February 

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay:
 
Gandikota Haritha Hotel, Royal County Resorts, etc

How to reach:

By Air:
 
Tirupati Airport at Renigunta and Bengaluru International Airport at Bangalore are the nearest airports to Gandikota. One can take a flight to either of them and cover the rest of the distance to Bangaluru Airport is 345 km (6 hours) from Gandikota while Tirupati Airport is 220 km (4.5 hours) away from the same.
By Road: Gandikota is well connected to major cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Vizag through the NH 7.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Gandikota are at Jammalamadugu (18 km away), Kadapa (77 km away), and Tirupati (219 km away).

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Belum Caves (297 Km away from Bangalore)

Belum Caves (297 Km away from Bangalore)

Belum can be said to be amongst the most famous places of Southern India. The city hosts one of the best caves in the country, the Belum Caves. The Belum caves are amongst longest and the largest cave system which is open to the public in the Indian subcontinent. It is known for its stalactites and stalagmites formations. 

The caving experience one gets here is unparalleled. Belum is a beautiful place to see around Bangalore. One gets to witness a picturesque view nature. The city is the ideal place to go if one wants to feel close to nature and forget about their busy city life.

Type of destination: 
Historical

Distance:
 297 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 5 hours 40 minutes


Best Time: 
November to February

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Hotel Shobha, Hotel Masineni Grand, Hotel Pasupala Grand, etc

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Coonoor (293 Km from Bangalore)

Coonoor (293 Km from Bangalore)

Perched in the lap of Nilgiri Hills, Coonoor is a pretty hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu. The serene feel of Coonoor paired with its mesmerizing misty aura make it one count as one of the top tourist places near Bangalore. Since the place boasts an elevation of 1,930 metres, one can be sure to experience cool temperatures during all the seasons.

The sprawling tea estates here, set on the rolling slopes of Nilgiri Hills, are the major attraction. Besides, the hill station also features well-known waterfalls and vantage points which are frequented by tourists seeking good photograph opportunities.

Type of destination: Hilly

Distance: 
293 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 7 Hours

Places to Visit in Coonoor:
 
Catherine Falls, Sim’s Park, Droog Fort, etc.

Things to do in Coonoor:
 
Enjoy a fun-filled day at the Catherine Falls, Explore the Droog Fort, Go Shopping in the Local markets of Coonoor

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to March

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 2 to 3 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts to Stay in Coonoor

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Coonoor is Coimbatore International Airport(45  km away)
By Road: There are private buses running to Coonoor on daily basis also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Coonoor is Mettupalayam(45 km away) which connects the town to all the cities.

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Shimoga (302 Km from Bangalore)

Shimoga (302 Km from Bangalore)

Located in Karnataka, Shimoga District is known for it's natural beauty and the serene environment that is present there. It has a rich culture and very hospitable locals who greet the tourists with warm hearts.This small village is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway to escape the hustle bustle of the busy city life. One can visit the Jog Falls and enjoy the breathtaking scenery present here. There are some recreational camps present here as well where tourists can do adventurous activities in Shimoga.

Being surrounded by water bodies one can go river rafting or kayaking to feel more adventurous. One can go for sightseeing and explore the rich culture present here. One can also visit the sanctuaries present here to witness some very majestic and beautiful species of wildlife and connect with nature spiritually. One can even go trekking or night camping on the hills to enjoy panoramic views and feel rejuvenated.

Type of destination: 
Village

Distance:
302 km from Bangalore

Travel time: 
Approximately 5 hours 40 minutes

Places to Visit in Shimoga: 
Dabbe Falls, Kodachadri, Jog Falls, etc.

Things to do in Shimoga:
 
Enjoy a day at the Jog Falls, Visit the Kodachadri

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to March

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Homestays to Stay in Shimoga

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Shimoga is Mangalore Airport(195 km away).
By Road: There are private buses daily running from various cities to Shimoga. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to Shimoga as it takes about five hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Shimoga is Bangalore which is just a few hours away from the destination.

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Kudremukh (332 Km from Bangalore)

Kudremukh (332 Km from Bangalore)

Amongst the green and verdant coffee estates of Chikmagalur rises a peak that is also known as ‘The Horse Face Peak’. Trek to Kudremukh is a treat for all those who want to indulge in the beauty of nature this season! Passing through lush forest lands, the trail also lead you through some of the most amazing waterfalls and streams along the way.

Located at a distance of 332km from Bangalore, Kudremukh can be easily reached by road and is one of the offbeat tourist places near Bangalore. Open meadowlands, grassy knolls and embellished with gorgeous views of the surrounding, the trek is suddenly one of the must-dos!

Type of destination: Hill station

Distance: 
221 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 6 hours 30 minutes

Places to Visit in Kudremukh: 
Kudremukh Peak, Kudremukh National Park, Hanuman Gundi Falls, Kalasa

Things to do in Kudremukh: 
Enjoy Trekking at Kudremukh Peak, Visit the Kudremukh National Park, Spend a day at the Hanuman Gundi Falls

Best Time:
 Between the months of October to May

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Places & Resorts to Stay in Kudremukh

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Kudremukh is Mangalore Airport(93 km away).
By Road: There are many KSRTC buses connecting Kudremukh to various cities. Also, one can hire a cab from Bangalore to Kudremukh.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Kudremukh is Mangalore Station(113km away).

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Pondicherry (310 Km from Bangalore)

Pondicherry (310 Km from Bangalore)
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A great escape from the discord of Bangalore is to bless yourself with some beach time in Pondicherry. Once a French Colonial settlement, this coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu is dotted with vibrant buildings that make its cityscape a potpourri of colours.

One of the most sought after places near Bangalore worth visiting with family and friends, this city has beautifully designed churches, bungalows, and Hindu temples. More importantly, to soothe your senses with tranquillity of nature, the city has sites like Auro Beach, Promenade Beach and Serenity Beach, bordering the Arabian Sea.

Type of destination: Beach Getaway

Distance:
 310 km from Bangalore

Travel time: 6 Hours 30 Minutes

Places to Visit in Pondicherry: 
Paradise Beach, Auroville, Rock Beach, Old Lighthouse, Pondy Bazaar, etc.

Things to do in Pondicherry: 
Scuba Diving at Eastern Coast of India, Visit the Auroville, Relax at Old Lighthouse

Best Time:
 Between the months of October to March

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 2 to 3 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts to Stay while Visiting Pondicherry

How to reach:

By Air: 
Mysore Airport is well-connected to all the cities of the country.
By Road: There are private buses daily running from various cities to Pondicherry. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to Pondicherry as it takes about six hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Villupuram Railway Junction.

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Hampi (341 Km from Bangalore)

Hampi (341 Km from Bangalore)
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If one gets excited by the history of India, then Hampi is the ideal place to visit for them. The city, Hampi, is located in the southern part of Karnataka. The city was thriving during the 14th century and had been described as the most prosperous city in India. Several temples and monuments had been built at Hampi but most of them have been destroyed by now. 

The remains of many temples are still present in the city.
UNESCO has categorized the monuments at Hampi as a World Heritage Site and the place a number of tourists throughout the because of it. Hampi is one of the best places to go near Bangalore as one gets to learn a lot about ancient India and also about the culture of the people living in the place.

Type of destination:
Historical place

Distance:
 341 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 6 hours 30 minutes

Places to Visit in Hampi:
 
Archeological Museum, Yantrodharaka Hanuman Temple, Vijaya Vittala Temple, Virupaksha Temple, etc.

Things to do in Hampi

Enjoy Rock Climbing at Hemakuta Hills, Visit the Ruins of Virupaksha Temple

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to March

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 2 to 4 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Places to Stay in Hampi

How to reach:

By Air:
 The two nearest airports to Hampi is Hubli Airport and Bangalore International Airport.
By Road: There are many private buses connecting Hampi to various cities. Also, one can hire a cab from Bangalore to Hampi as it takes about six and a half hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Hampi is Hospet Station(13km away).

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Kolli Hills (348 Km from Bangalore)

Kolli Hills (348 Km from Bangalore)

Famous for its winding road with 70 hairpin bends, Koli Hills is a picturesque hill station in Tamil Nadu, set an elevation of 1,300 metres. 257 km away from Bangalore, this town has a fairly good range of accommodations to offer visitors a peaceful stay experience. 

If you want to spend your vacation breathing in fresh air, witnessing magical sunsets, and bask in the lap of nature, this is one of the best places to visit near Bangalore. In terms of sightseeing attractions, Dravdian style Arapaleeswarar Temple, Tampcol Medicinal Farm and Agaya Gangai Waterfall are some excellent options.

Type of destination: Hilly

Distance:
 348 km from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 5 Hours

Places to Visit in Agumbe
: 
Arapaleeswarar Temple, Tampcol Medicinal Farm, Agaya Gangai Waterfalls, etc

Things to do in Agumbe
: 
Explore the many viewpoints, Trekking, visit many temple and waterfalls, etc.

Best Time: 
February to December.

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
1 to 2 days

Where to Stay:
 Silverline Retreat Hotel, Nallathambi Resort, etc.

How to reach:

By Air:
 Trichy domestic airport is the closest airstrip from the hill station of Kolli Hills. Located at a distance of about 90 kilometers, one can reach Kolli Hills from the nearby cities like that of Chennai, Bangalore, Madurai, and so on, by reaching Trichy airport via regular flights.
By Train: The railway station of Salem is the nearest railhead to Kolli Hills which is located at a distance of just 90 kilometers.
By Road: One can travel via state-run buses from Salem which is well connected with the nearby cities of Chennai, Madurai, and so on. Other than that, one can also choose to hire a taxi from the nearest airport or the nearest railway station which would cost the travelers approximately INR 1000 to INR 1200 on an average.

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Agumbe (348 Km from Bangalore)

Agumbe (348 Km from Bangalore)

A sleepy hillside village in Karnataka, Agumbe is among the lesser known tourist places near Bangalore. If you are tired of dealing with your mundane affairs and want to go someplace scenic and quiet, away from Bangalore, head to Agumbe without a second thought.

The absence of man-made attractions protects the village from the touristy bustle, preserving its pristine nature and quaintness. The landscape of Agumbe is rich with dense foliage of rainforest, which often hides under the covers of mist. Also, there are numerous waterfalls all across the village, namely Barkana Waterfall, Kunchikal Waterfall, and Onake Abbi Falls.

Type of destination: Hill station

Travel time: Approximately 7 Hours

Distance:
 348 km from Bangalore

Places to Visit in Agumbe
: 
Agumbe Ghat, Agumbe Rainforest Research Centre, Koodlu Thertha Falls

Things to do in Agumbe
: 
Enjoy a fun-filled day at the Agumbe Ghat, Visit the Koodlu Thertha Falls

Best Time: 
Between the months of June to October

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
1 to 2 days

Where to Stay:
 The Highlands Homestay, Muduvalli Heritage Homestay

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Agumbe is Mangalore Airport(106 km away).
By Road: There are many KSRTC buses connecting Agumbe to various cities. Also, one can go for a road trip from Bangalore to Agumbe as it takes around eight hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Agumbe is Udupi Station(54 km away).

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Jog Falls (402 Km from Bangalore)

Jog Falls (402 Km from Bangalore)

The Jog Falls is one of the best places to go near Bangalore. It is also called the Gerusoppa Falls. The waterfalls in a single fall from a height of 253 m to the ground in the Jog Falls. The Jog Falls is one of the main tourist attraction of Southern India because it is the second highest waterfall in India. The waterfall of the Jog Falls is a spectacle to watch and there are not many places in India where one can enjoy the beauty of such a magnificent waterfall. 

The Jog Falls is considered to be amongst the best weekend getaway trips from Bangalore as one can just delve into the enchanting aura of the waterfall and get lost in it. One will surely feel relaxed and rejuvenated after their visit to the Jog Falls.

Type of destination:
 Family getaway

Distance:
 402 km from Bangalore

Travel time: 
Approximately 7 hours 30 minutes

Places to Visit in Jog Falls: 
Jog Falls, Sigandur, Thyvare Koppa Lion and Tiger Reserve, etc.

Things to do in Jog Falls: 
Enjoy Water sports in Jog Falls, Spend a Day at the Thyvare Koppa Lion and Tiger Reserve

Best Time:
 Between the months of July to December

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Mattuga Resort, Ibbani Homestay

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Jog Falls is Hubli Airport.
By Road: There are private buses running to Jog Falls on a daily basis also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Jog Falls is Shimoga which is just a few hours away.

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Udupi (403 Km from Bangalore)

Udupi (403 Km from Bangalore)

Udupi is a small city flooded with temples in South India. It has famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna that are visited by thousands of pilgrims each year. Besides the temples, this city is quite pious and rich in culture. One can find and explore the authentic South Indian culture that has been lost with the modernization of world.

One can also enjoy traditional south Indian dishes that are served on a plate made of banana leaf. This is the ultimate destination for all those tourists who want to delve into the history and culture of South India and get in touch with their spiritual self. Then there is the Heritage Bank Museum where the tourists can know more about the banking history in India. One can visit the St Mary's Island that is only a few kilometers away and has a great scenic view.

Type of destination:
Religious place

Distance: 
403 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 8 hours

Places to Visit in Udupi: 
Sri Krishna Matha, St. Mary’s Island, Malpe Beach, etc.

Things to do in Udupi: 
Visit the Sri Krishna Matha, Enjoy a day at the St. Mary’s Island

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to March

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts to Stay in Udupi

How to reach:

By Air:
 The nearest airport to Udupi is Mangalore Airport(45 km away).
By Road: There are private buses running to Udupi on daily basis also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Udupi Junction.

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Malpe (407 Km from Bangalore)

Malpe (407 Km from Bangalore)

Located on the coastline of Karnataka this small village is just 6 km far from the world-famous temple of Udupi. It is mainly famous for fishing activities but is also a great tourist spot. Tourists can easily drive up to Malpe from the nearby towns for a soothing picnic or to spend some time by the pristine beaches present here. The Malpe beach is both clean and beautiful, the gold and reflects the sun rays and makes the whole beach look like paradise.

The calm sea water is perfect for swimming as one does not need to worry about drowning. One can take a ferry ride to visit the nearby islands and explore the entire Malpe region. During high tide, tourists can also enjoy activities like ferry boat ride, jet skiing and so on. Malpe is a small area but has lots to offer to its tourists.\

Type of destination: Pilgrimage place

Distance:
 407 km away from Bangalore

Travel time: Approximately 8 hours

Places to Visit in
Malpe: 
St Mary's Island. Malpe beach, Malpe seawalk, Vadabhandeshwara Balaram Temple

Things to do in 
Malpe: 
Enjoy a fun-filled day at the beaches, Visit churches, etc.

Best Time: 
Between the months of October and December.

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 2 to 3 days

Where to Stay: 
Malpe Sea Front Cottages, Paradise Isle Beach Resort, etc.

How to reach:

By Air:
The nearest airport to the island is the Mangalore Airport, which is 58 km away from Malpe. You can take a taxi or bus till this boarding point and then a board a ferry for St. Mary's Island. By Rail: Situated around 4 km from Malpe is the railway station of Udupi
By Rail: Situated around 4 km from Malpe is the railway station of Udupi. You can easily find an auto rickshaw or a cab for Malpe.
By Road: The coast of Malpe is well connected by road to Mangalore and Udupi as well. There are a lot of public and private buses that ply on this route.

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Kodachadri (412 Km from Bangalore)

Kodachadri (412 Km from Bangalore)

Rising tall in the district of Shimoga, Kodachadri holds the honour of being amongst the tallest peaks in Karnataka. It is here that you can see incredibly beautiful views from the summit. The peak is famous for being the only place in the world from where you can witness views of the sunrise and sunset from the same spot.

Witness the enchanting views of the Arabian Sea in the distance and the sight of numerous waterfalls on the way and climb this peak surrounded by thick woods to get a taste of adventure and excitement!

Type of destination:
 Hilly

Distance: 
412  km from Bangalore

Travel time: 
Approximately 8 hours 20 minutes

Places to Visit in
Kodachadri:
Kodachadri Sunset view point, Hidlumane Waterfalls, Sri Mookambika Temple, etc

Things to do in 
Kodachadri:
Trek to Kodachadri Peak, Explore fauna and fauna, feel the nature, visit temples and peaks, etc.

Best Time:
September to January

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Kodachadri Pathalagere Homestay, Jyothis Residency, etc.

How to reach:

By Air
Nearest Airport is at Managalore, from here buses and taxis are available to Kollur.
By Road: Kodachadri is 115 km from Shimoga, 20 km from Kollur and 500 km away from Bengalaru. Route from Bengalaru. is Bengalaru- Tumkur - Tiptur - Arsikere - Tarikere - Shimoga - Hosanagara - (Kollur) - Kodachadri. KSRTC runs only two Rajahamsa buses till Kollur directly from Bangalore.One bus will start at 7.30 PM and another bus will start at 8.30 pm. From kollur Jeeps are available till the peak.
By Train: Nearest railheads is Kundapura Railway Station (33km) or Mookambika Road (Baindur) in Konkan Rly route. From here hire a taxi to reach Kollur

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Madurai (434 Km from Bangalore)

Madurai (434 Km from Bangalore)

Madurai is one of the rare religious places near Bangalore. Madurai is an energetic place and pilgrims from all around the country come to the city to visit the temples here. It is a famous pilgrimage for Hindus due to the presence of the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The temple is made in the honor of Meenakashi, a form of Parvati. Madurai also hosts the Chithirai festival which celebrates the honor of Lord Vishnu and Meenakshi. 

The procession of the festivals is attended by millions of people and is renowned all over the country. Madurai is the third most populous city of Tamil Nadu and the gateway towers of the Meenakshi Temple covers the majority portion of the skyline of Madurai. Madurai is an ideal place to visit for people who to connect to God and feel closer to their spiritual self.

Type of destination:
 Religious place

Distance: 
434 km from Bangalore

Travel time: 
Approximately 7 hours 30 minutes

Places to Visit in Madurai: 
Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Alagar Koyil, etc.

Things to do in Madurai: 
Cycle rickshaw, Experience pottery tour, Visit temples and mahals, etc.

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to March

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
The SPK hotel, JC Residency, Hotel Aarathy

How to reach:

By Air: 
Madurai airport is just 10 km away from the main city and it is well connected to all major cities of India. Nearest international airport is Chennai. ...
By Train: Direct trains are available from many cities of India.
By Road: The city of Madurai is well connected by all southern parts of India.

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Kodaikanal (465 Km from Bangalore)

Kodaikanal (465 Km from Bangalore)

Set at an altitude of 2,130 metres in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal has to be one of the most picturesque places to visit near Bangalore. A respite from high temperatures and chaotic urban roads, Kodaikanal features cool climate and sights of forested hills enveloped in mist.

If you are into photography, a visit to this place will give you hundreds of breathtaking frames to capture. Enjoy peaceful picnics by the lakes and waterfalls, trek to high vantage points through dense forests, and make lifelong memories with your loved ones – this hill station guarantees a therapeutic holiday.

Type of destination:
Hilly

Distance: 
465 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
8 Hours 50 Minutes

Places to Visit in Kodaikanal:

Kodaikanal Lake, Coakers Walk, Bryant Park

Things to do in Kodaikanal: 
Go for a walk at the Coakers Walk, Visit the Kodaikanal Lake

Best Time:
 Between the months of March to June

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay:
 Best Places to Stay in Kodaikanal

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Kodaikanal is Madurai Airport(120 km away).
By Road: There are TNSTC buses connecting Kodaikanal to various cities. Also, one can hire a cab from Bangalore to Kodaikanal as it takes about eight hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Kodaikanal is Kodai Road(100km away).

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Munnar (467 Km from Bangalore)

Munnar (467 Km from Bangalore)

Munnar is one of the most famous towns in Kerala. It is a major tourist attraction for the people visiting Kerala. Located in the Western Ghats, Munnar is a hill station and the temperature here is quite pleasant throughout the year. The hill station was previously a British resort and it is surrounded by a number of tea plantations.

The quality of tea available here is top notch and is exported to many countries on the planet. Munnar has the Eravikulam National Park, where one can view wild goats and lush green lands, and also houses the Lakkam Waterfalls. Hiking is a very common activity to do in Munnar due to which a number of hiking trails are present in Munnar. The hill station will help one forget all their stress and will energize them.

Type of destination:
 Hilly

Distance:
467 km from Bangalore

Travel time: 
Approximately 9 hours 50 minutes

Places to Visit in Munnar: 
Attukal Waterfalls, Pothamedu View Point, TATA Tea Museum, etc.

Things to do in Munnar: 
Hike to the Anamudi Peak, Visit the Attukal Waterfalls

Best Time:
 Between the months of September to May

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
2 to 3 days

Where to Stay:
 Best Places to Stay on your Visit to Munnar

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Munnar is Kochi Airport(110 km away).
By Road: There are private buses daily running from various cities to Munnar. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to Munnar as it takes about five hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Munnar is Aluva which is just 100 km away from the destination.

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Gokarna (487 Km from Bangalore)

Gokarna (487 Km from Bangalore)

Gokarna is a pilgrimage town located at a coastal region of Northern Karnataka. Its evolution from a mere pilgrim center to a most-visited travel destination showcases its great asset of natural wonders. After Goa, many foreign tourists flock together to Gokarna’s pristine beaches.

It’s less crowd capacity and pollution-free water, delights the mind of tourists, especially beach lovers. Other than Hindu Temples, this place is home for unique water sports including Jet Ski, Beach Trek, Fishing, etc.

Type of destination:
 Pilgrimage Place

Distance:
 487 km from Bangalore

Travel time: 
Approximately 9 hours

Places to Visit in Gokarna:
 
Om Beach, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Kudle Beach, Half moon beach

Things to do in Gokarna:
 
Enjoy Trekking at the Om Beach, Visit the Mahabaleshwar Temple

Best Time:
 Between the months of October to March

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 1 to 2 days

Where to Stay:
 Best Places & Resorts to Stay in Gokarna

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Gokarna is Goa Airport(106 km away).
By Road: There are private buses daily running from various cities to Gokarna. Also, one can drive from Bangalore to Gokarna as it takes about five hours to reach.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Gokarna is Gokarna Road Station which is just a few hours away from the destination.

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Murudeshwar (489 Km from Bangalore)

Murudeshwar (489 Km from Bangalore)

Brimming with spirituality and serenity, Murudeshwar is one of the best places near Bangalore for a family getaway in Karnataka. An overnight journey from Bangalore will take you to the abode of peace that this coastal town is.

Among a fairly wide collection of tourist attractions claimed by Murudeshwar, a highly revered temple of Lord Shiva is the most prominent one. Adding grandeur to the aura of the temple is the world’s second tallest statue of Lord Shiva, surrounded by the sea from three sides. Besides, Murudeshwar Beach, Netrani Island, and Murudeshwar Fort are also sites worth exploring.

Type of destination:
Family Getaway

Distance: 
489 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 9 Hours 30 Minutes

Places to Visit in Murudeshwara:
 
Netrani Island, Murudeshwar Temple, Murudeshwar Fort, etc.

Things to do in Murudeshwara: 
Explore the Beauty of Netrani Island, Spend a Day at the Murudeshwar Temple

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to May

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
1 to 2 days

Where to Stay: 
Mavalli Beach Heritage Hotel, Wild Woods Resort, Yaala’s Beach Inn

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Murudeshwar is Mangalore Airport(134 km away).
By Road: There are private buses running to Murudeshwar on daily basis also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Murudeshwar Junction.

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Dudhsagar Falls (564 Km from Bangalore)

Dudhsagar Falls (564 Km from Bangalore)

The Dudhsagar Falls is one of the most visited waterfalls in Southern India. The water falls from a height of about 1071 feet to the ground in the Dudhsagar Falls. As the name suggests, the water in the Dudhsagar Falls looks a lot like milk. The majestic waterfall is a spectacle to watch and is probably the only waterfall in India which is four-tiered. Located on the border of Goa and Karnataka, the Dudhsagar Falls hosts thousands of tourists every year. 

People love watching the water cascade from such a great height and passing through all the tiers. The scenic beauty of the place is awe inspiring and one will feel very connected to nature after visiting this place. The Dudhsagar Falls helps people forget their busy city life and makes them feel relaxed.

Type of destination:
Family getaway

Distance:
564 km from Bangalore

Travel time:
Approximately 11 hours

Places to Visit in Dudhsagar:
 
Dudhsagar Falls, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.

Things to do in Dudhsagar: 
Enjoy Bird Watching at Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Visit the Dudhsagar Falls

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to May

Ideal Weekend Duration: 
1 to 2 days

Where to Stay:
 Dudhsagar Plantation, Shangri-la Jungle Village Resort

How to reach:

By Air: 
The nearest airport to Dudhsagar is Dabolim Airport(70 km away).
By Road: There are many GTDC buses connecting Dudhsagar to various cities. Also, one can hire a cab from Bangalore to Dudhsagar.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Dudhsagar is Collem Station(6 km away).

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Goa (572 Km from Bangalore)

Goa (572 Km from Bangalore)

Goa is not only the perfect weekend getaway for the people of Bangalore but of India. Goa houses a number of beaches and there are quite a few of those beaches which are considered to be the best in the world. People from all around the globe come to visit Goa and enjoy the lovely beaches here. Laying down on a boat, drinking beer and gazing at the starry sky is one of the few things that people do in Goa.

It is the most toured place in India and every Indian does visit this place at least once in their lifetime. There are lots of water activities also available in Goa. Parasailing, jet skiing, kite surfing, are some of the most common activities done here. If one has not visited Goa, then they are missing out on something which they cannot get anywhere else in India.

Type of destination:
 Beach Getaway

Distance:
 572 km from Bangalore

Travel time: 
Approximately 10 hours 45 minutes

Places to Visit in Goa: 
Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Grand Island, Fort Aguada

Things to do in Goa:
 
Enjoy Moonlight Kayaking at Bambolin Beach, Have an Ocean Trek at Arambol, Scuba Diving in Malvan

Best Time: 
Between the months of October to March

Ideal Weekend Duration:
 3 to 7 days

Where to Stay: 
Best Resorts in Goa to Stay

How to reach:

By Air: 
Goa International Airport is well-connected to all the cities of the country.
By Road: There are several private and state-owned buses running to and from Goa on a daily basis also, one can always hire a cab or a self-driven taxi to reach the destination.
By Train: There are six railway stations in Goa but most used ones are Madgaon or Vasco-da-Gama.

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