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Top 10 Weekend Getaways From Bangalore
|Weekend Getaways From Bangalore||Highlights||Best Time|
|Coorg||Camping, Coffee Plantations, Leisure Stay||October to April|
|Chikmagalur||Camping, Coffee Plantations, Trekking||September to March|
|Dandeli||Camping, Wildlife, Hiking, Experiential Stay||October to May|
|Sakleshpur||Camping, Coffee Plantations, Hiking, Leisure Stay||October to March|
|Wayanad||Wildlife, Sightseeing, Leisure Stay, Camping||October to May|
|Ooty||Sightseeing, Hiking, Relaxing, Leisure stay||October to June|
|Pondicherry||Beach Getaway, Water Sports, Leisure Stay||October to March|
|Mysore||Heritage, Sightseeing, Relaxing, Leisure Stay||July to February|
|Hampi||Historical Presence, Hiking, Bouldering||October to March|
|Kodaikanal||Sightseeing, Camping, Hiking, Leisure stay||March to June|
|Gokarna||Beach Getaway, Hiking, Spiritual, Camping||October to March|
Camping near Dubare Elephant Camp, Coorg Flat 28% off
Camping in Sakleshpur, Chikmagalur - Flat 34% off
Camping with Adventure Activities in Dandeli - Flat 25% off
Luxurious Campsite near Mysore - Flat 20% off
Riverside Camping in Sakleshpur, Chikmagalur - Flat 20% off
Camping in Coorg - Flat 50% off
Adventure Camping in Wayanad - Flat 20% off
Beach Camping in Gokarna !
Kudremukh Trek, Chikmagalur - Flat 15% off
Kumara Parvatha Trek, Coorg | Book @ ₹ 2500 Only!
The Kodachadri Trek | Book @ ₹ 2,000 Only!
Skandagiri Sunrise Trek, Bangalore - Flat 34% off
Gokarna Beach Trek & Camping | Book @ ₹ 2500 Only!
Tadiandamol Trek 2019, Coorg | Book @ ₹ 2,000 Only!
Nishani Motte Trek, Coorg | Book @ ₹3150 Only!
Mullayanagiri Trek, Chikmagalur | Book @ ₹ 2,999 Only!
Camping and Adventure Activities in Ramanagara - Flat 50% off
Nature Adventure Camp in Kanakapura - Flat 35% off
Nandi Hills Drive in Camp, Bangalore - Flat 24% off
Adventure Stay at Ramanagara
Camping with Adventure Activities at Kanakapura
Hilltop Stay in Nandi Hills, Bangalore
Adventure Camping with Activities, Kanakpura
Adventure Camping And Activities At Resort Near Bangalore Flat 30% Off
Homestay Facing Coffee Estate in Coorg Flat 20% off
Homestay in Nagarhole Forest Reserve, Coorg Flat 15% off
Sakleshpur Homestay With Adventure Activities Flat 10% Off
Budget Resort Amidst Coffee Estate in Coorg Flat 20% off
Cottage Amidst Coffee Plantation in Coorg Flat 20% off
Amazing Riverside Homestay in Coorg - Flat 21% off
Homestay In Sakleshpur With Activities Flat 31% Off
Hilltop Resort Stay at Wayanad - Flat 25% Off
At the intersection of MG road and Residency road lies Brigade road which is considered a shopping paradise for the city dwellers.
There is a long stretch of standalone shops, individual retailers, and outlet selling almost everything you need.
This commercial hubs houses myriads of global brand outlets as well and it has been a hub for celebrating New Year in the almost every year. The place has ample parking space and uncountable branded and non-branded outlets.
Location: Brigade Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Best Time to Visit: Evenings.
Price: There is no entry fee for the market.
Timings: The market runs throughout the day, closes at midnight.
Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 7 km
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Bangalore Palace is a true example of sheer architectural beauty which was built in 1873. This old opulent structure sits on a land of 25000 square feet displaying the regal mix of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architectural designs.
Besides being a preserved site, it is also a grand venue that hosts marriage parties, events, and rock concerts. The palace houses paintings of the famous painter of bygone era Raja Ravi Varma along with ancient carvings and granite and ceramic tiles seating on the floor which are still unblemished.
There is magnanimous ground in front of the palace which has hosted a number of international artists in the past like, The Rolling Stones, Backstreet Boys, Elton John, Lamb of God, Don Moen, David Guetta, The Black Eyed Peas, Deep Purple, Metallica, Roger Waters etc.
On the auspicious day of Dussehra every year, a grand fair is organized in the ground against the royal backdrop of the beautifully lit palace.
Location: Palace Road, Near Mount Carmel Institute Of Management, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052
Best Time to Visit: During Dussehra when it is well lit with a grandiose celebration.
Price: INR 230 for Indians and INR 460 for foreigners.
Timings: 10 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 4 hours.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 5 KM
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Bannerghatta National Park is one of the interesting places to visit in Bangalore for the assorted wildlife and natural establishments and the rich vegetation. One can hire jeeps and cars or board a bus for touring around this massive national park sprawled across an area of 104.27 sq. km.
The park encompasses a number of establishments such as a pretty butterfly park swarmed with colorful species of butterflies, an aquarium, Children's park, a zoo, a Crocodile farm, Snake Park, a museum and a Prehistoric Animals' Park which is highly praised by the visitors.
The flora and fauna of the park include eucalyptus, sandalwood, tamarind, neem, bamboo etc in plants and jackal, spotted deer, fox, wild boar, sloth bear, elephants, leopards, porcupine, Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, monitor lizard etc in animals.
Bannerghatta park is not only nature’s retreat but also has ample locations for short trekking expedition, some of the points are Hajjamana Kallu, Mirza Hill, and Uddigebande; all of these are located under a distance of 4 KM. It is a quick getaway for all the shutterbugs and adventure enthusiasts dwelling in Bangalore.
Location: Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bannerghatta road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083fdghjk
Best Time to Visit: Winter season.
Price: INR 80 for adults and INR 40 for children (Indian Nationals), INR 400 and 300 for adult and children (any foreign national).
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Tuesday.
Average time required to visit the place: A day
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 23 KM.
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Take a day out and get charged at this craziest amusement park in Bangalore. Wonderla is one of the largest amusement parks in the entire country with more than 60 exhilarating rides such as Hurricane, Equinox, Insanity Twister, Recoil, Dropzone, Flash Tower, Mixer, Y-scream, Maverick etc.
These high-tech rides will swirl, twist and turn you in around 360 degrees and will pump adrenaline rush to a next level. The water rides like splurgy and frolic with speedy drops and to and fro motion.
Wonderla not only tops Bangalore tourist places list but it is loved by the local population as well. From rain disco to fun pools and wave pools, from roller coasters to boomerang rides; even an entire day at Wonderla is not enough to satiate the thrill junkies in you.
Location: 28th Km, Mysore Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109
Best Time to Visit: November to February.
Price: Ranging from 850 to 2000
Timings: 11 AM to 6 PM from Monday to Friday and 11 AM to 7 PM on every Saturday and Sunday.
Average time required to visit the place: An entire day.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 35 KM
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Vidhana Soudha is situated in the center of the city, painted in white and spread over an area of 60 acres. Vidhan Soudha is the most renowned landmark in Bangalore which houses the state secretariat and state legislature under one roof.
This dome-like structure has two chambers where the first floor (central wing) can accommodate 268 members at a time and the southern wing can accommodate 88 members.
The building is a marvelous amalgamation of Dravidian, British and Indo-Islamic style architecture. One must not miss the lighting up of the building on Sunday evenings and the inscription that reads “Government work is God’s work.”
Please note that it is one of the sightseeing places in Bangalore that needs prior permission or a pass nowadays. The grandeur of Vidhana. Soudha is visible after sunset when the entire building is well lit and it resembles a grand palace
Location: Doctor Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Best Time to Visit: September to February
Price: No entry fee.
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Sunday.
Average time required to visit the place: 1 hour.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 3.5 Km
This is a set of breathtaking hillocks which is a complete nature retreat. From cycling and paragliding into the stunning mount to the Yoganandeeshwara Temple that sits atop the hill with a huge Nandi statue, these small mounds have a lot to offer, even the name of the hills was coined after the temple statue.
Nandi hills are set small hillocks which serves as a great trekking or weekend getaway from Bangalore. It bestows the visitors with the sight of some endemic flora and fauna and magnificent vistas of the surrounding.
Trek through the paved roads, rocky terrain, small streams and grasslands to reach the top of the hills but one must be careful of the steep descent and sharp turns while returning. Hordes of monkeys will accompany you throughout the trek to Nandi Hills, hence do not keep eatables in your hands.
Location: 10 km from Chikkaballapur town, Chikkaballapur 562101, India
Best Time to Visit Nandi Hills: October to March.
Price: Entry to the hills is Rs 5, Parking charges for two wheelers are Rs 15 and Rs 60 for cars and Camping in Nandi Hills starts from Rs 1250
Timings: Entry to the hills are between 6 AM to 10 PM and trekking hours are between 6 AM to 6 PM
Average time required to visit the place: A day.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 62 KM.
Skandagiri locks one of the most mesmerizing views of the sky and earth that meet at sunrise with clouds at an eye-level height urging you not to leave. A night trek in Bangalore, Skandagiri is a must for adventure and nature lovers, who can spend the night with a camp stay in front of an amazing bonfire.
This 10km Skandagiri trek begins two hours before sunrise, where one has to climb up these hills by passing the wilderness until you to reach the absolute top. The view that you will witness thereafter maybe one you would have never thought of before, and thus this is one of the most serene places to visit in Bangalore whenever you need a break from the noise and traffic!
Location: 62 km from Bangalore city, and 3 km from Chikballapur off Bellary Road, Karnataka
Best time to visit: November to January or summer season
Price: Sunrise trek starts from Rs 967.
Timing: 11.30 p.m. to 12.00 p.m. (next day)
Average time required to visit the place: A day
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: 60.5 km
Grab the best beer in town at Toit that is designed to offer to the people of Bangalore with a non-step brewery that keeps the partying crowd crawling in. Claiming to have magical powers in being able to produce varied kinds of breweries for the people of this fun city, this has turned out to be one of those places to visit in Bangalore where people flock to, especially over the weekends. Here’s the most exciting thing about Toit, they allow your furry buddies, your pets, in with you, while you grab a drink or two.
Location: 298, 100 Feet Road, Near KFC Restaurant, Indira Nagar II Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038
Best time to visit: If knowing how beer is brewed and witness the whole process then visit on the first Saturday of every month to attend the Brewery tour.
Price: Drinks starting at Rs. 225
Timing: 12.00 p.m. to 01.00 a.m.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: Around 9.8 km
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This indoor snow theme park garners plenty of visitors who aim to escape in the scorching heat by entering a snow house that spans an area of 12,500 sq. feet. The unparalleled experience of playing, sliding and throwing snow at each other can be achieved in the middle of a tropical town and you do not have to travel to the mighty Himalayas, neither have to wait for the winters. The freezing hall offers a number of crazy slides and rides with skiing and rock climbing activities.
Snow city is the first indoor theme park in Bangalore which is open 365 days maintaining a temperature of minus 5 degree Celsius. The crazy snow box, various virtual snow animals, snow parties and snow slides are some of the features which lure visitors into trying this freezing hangout location.
Location: Jayamahal, Fun World Complex, Opposite TV Tower, J C Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560006
Best Time to Visit: Summer season.
Price: INR 600 per head.
Timings: 10 AM to 8:30 PM on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: one-time entry is for 45 minutes.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 30 KM.
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This opulent marvel is situated off Bangalore -Mysore highway at Bidadi and is loaded with activities such as net cricket, kids boating, Go-karting, bull ride etc.
There are around three refreshing water pools one of which is a wave pool. It is thronged with interesting activities and attractions such as Dino Park, Mirror Maze, Haunted Mansion, Tribal Museum, Kabali Walkthrough, Fossil Museum coupled with Catapult, bow, and arrow etc.
Innovative Film city is one of the attractions in Bangalore which is recommended at least once in your visit to this Silicon village.
Location: 24 & 26, Bidadi Industrial Estate, Bengaluru 562 109, India
Best Time to Visit: During the daytime.
Price: INR 600 per person before 3:00 PM and INR 400 per person after 3:00 PM
Timings: 10 AM to 7 PM on all the days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: 4 to 5 hours.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 40 KM
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This stretch of a lane is a foodie’s paradise which is located close to the famous Lal Bagh at Sajjan Rao circle in Bangalore which is famous as Thindi Beedi, Chaat Road/Street, VV Puram.
From North Indian chaat items to South Indian healthy delicacies, this food streets caters from each corner of India and serve only vegetarian food items.
VV Puran Food street hosts around 15 eateries serving various types of items such as Ragi Roti, Akki Roti, Kodu Bele, Paniyaram or paddus, Idli, Vadas, Pav Bhaji, Dabeli, Uttapams and Dosas (topped with pure ghee), Curd Rice, Lemon Rice, Vermicelli Upma, Rose milk, Parathas, Lassis, fried rice and noodles, the chaat, bread pakora, cutlets, pani puri etc.
If you are a gastronaut and love sampling out the food street then this is one of the places to visit in Bangalore to enjoy the steamy, succulent and relishing taste of Indian street food.
Location: Old Market Road, Sajjan rao Circle, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004
Best Time to Visit: Evening
Price: Street entry is free and food Starts from INR 30 and upwards
Timings: 12:30 PM to 1 AM on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: 4 to 5 hours to half a day
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 4 Km.
This summer residence of Tipu Sultan was built in the year 1791. The ceilings and walls of the palace have a floral touch with Islamic carvings and decorations.
The uniqueness of this two storey building is that it is entirely made of teak wood with wooden pillars supporting the foundation of the palace. It is said that Sultan used the eastern and western balconies to conduct the mass and state affairs.
The intricately carved wooden balcony and the majestic staircases are great examples of architectural marveling and the size of the palace is not magnanimous yet it gives a rustic touch to the state of Karnataka. It is one of the Bangalore tourist places which is included in almost all the itineraries.
Location: Albert Victor Road, Chamrajpet, Near Bengaluru Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560018
Best Time to Visit: November to February.
Price: INR 5 for Indians and INR 100 for foreign nationals.
Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 4 KM.
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If you remember the classic Sholay scenes then you will be amazed to see the rocky mountains of this town that is situated around 50 KM from Bengaluru city and Sholay was originally shot here.
From Silk farming to Mysore-Pak, from leading into the huge Hanuman statue entrance to the Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary; Ramanagara is one of the best attractions in Bangalore within 100 km to enjoy heaps of adventure like camping and trekking, and there is also an abundance of sightseeing option.
The iconic rock elevations where the dacoit Gabbar was filmed in the cult classic Sholay can be visited during the day where you walk and climb some steep elevations of approximately 400 staircases to reach the top where you will find a temple as well.
These rock elevations are of Ramadevara Betta Hill which is a part of Ramadevara betta Vulture Sanctuary.
Location: 50 Km south-west of Bangalore, Mysore Road, Ramanagara, India
Best Time to Visit: Winter season (November to March)
Price: Ramadevara Betta hill can be visited by paying an entry charge of INR 25 with a separate parking charge while camping in Ramanagara starts from INR 1,200
Timings: The gates of the sanctuary open around 9 AM and closes by 4:30 to 5 PM.
Average time required to visit the place: A day
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 55 KM
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Guhantara Underground Cave Resort is a poetic paradise which is very apt for your next picnic with friends or colleagues in Bangalore. Being India’s first one of this kind, it has gained quite a lot of popularity since its launch, and everything that you will experience shall be in an underground cave.
But that doesn’t mean living like in the olden times; this resort has designed a luxury stay for their guests along with the facility of indoor games, outdoor games, horse riding, a cave discotheque, rope walking, etc.
Location: 18, Sy. No. 177 & 177, Off, Kanakapura Rd, Nowkal Palya, Kaggalipura, Karnataka 560082
Best time to visit: Any time of the year
Price: Starting from 1,120 Rs
Timings: Open twenty-four hours
Average time required to visit the place: A day
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: 34.3 km
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Sets amid the lush green terrain 55 kilometres off Bangalore on the southern side of the city along the bank of Akravati river. It is the largest producer of granite and silk and is also gaining popularity as a major hotspot for tourists.
During the rainy season, the terrain is blanketed in green and is dotted with a galore of waterfalls.
There are few temples as well as historical sites and attracts wildlife enthusiasts and water sports lovers from Bangalore and nearby states because of its proximity to Akravati river. It is one of the offbeat places to visit in Bangalore that is away from the city rush and is an hour drive away.
Location: 50 km away from Bangalore in Ramanagar district, Karnataka.
Best Time to Visit: August to February
Average time required to visit the place: Full day.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 55 KM.
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Blessed with the combination of the Western Ghats and splendid weather, there are several places near Bangalore. Here is the list of best places around Bangalore within 600 Km:
1. Nandi Hills - 61 km from Bangalore
2. Sakleshpur - 221 Km from Bangalore
3. Dandeli - 463 Km from Bangalore
4. Kabini - 209 Km from Bangalore
5. Wayanad - 277 Km from Bangalore
6. Chikmagalur - 243 Km from Bangalore
7. Ooty - 271 Km from Bangalore
8. Coorg - 276 km from Bangalore
Bangalore has innumerable weekend getaways near to it, that are sure to lure you out of the city and make your weary soul refreshed again! best places around Bangalore for a one day trip are:
1. Nandi Hills - 60 Km from Bangalore, An ideal destination for one day trip from Bangalore.
2. Ramanagara - 50 km from Bangalore, A wonderful place for a team outing from Bangalore.
3. Kanakpura - 69 Km from Bangalore, Picture-perfect Banantimari State Forest area, surrounded by greenery and flanked by a lake and mountain.
4. Skandagiri - 60 km from Bangalore, One of the astounding places to visit near Bangalore for one day trip.
Bangalore resorts are flourishing into many lives to rejuvenate minds and hearts with the gist of positivity and optimism. Here are some of the best resorts in Bangalore for day outing starting from Rs 720 only:
1. Book Day Out At Jain Farms @ Rs 720 only
2. Book Day Out At Rd Nature Retreat @ Rs 849 only
3. Book Day Out At Shilhaandara Resort @ Rs 999 only
4. Book Day Out At Elim Resorts @ Rs 1011 only
5. Book Day Out At Ramanashree California Resort @ Rs 899 only
Whatever the occasion be, road trips from Bangalore are a perfect opportunity to cherish life and create memories with your friends and family. You have an abundance of options for famous weekend drives from Bangalore some of them are:
1. Coorg (Route Map: Bangalore - Bidadi - Ramanagara - Channaptana - Madduru - Mandya -Srirangapatna - Bilikere - Chilkunda - Siddapura - Coorg)
2. Wayanad (Route Map: Bangalore - Ramanagara - Srirangapatna - Begur - Bandipur - Wayanad)
3. Mysore (Route Map: Bangalore - Kumbalgodu -Bidadi - Ramanagara - Channapatna - Madduru - Mandya - Srirangapatna - Kesare - Mysore)
4. Goa (Route Map: Bangalore-Tumkur-Shimoga-Sagar-Talguppa-Honnavar-Karwar-Panjim)
5. Pondicherry (Route Map: Bangalore - Krishnagiri - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry)
All these places are settled on the most famous western ghats which raise spices, organic vegetables & fruits, coffee, herbs and other important flowers from which we can expect how beautiful and charming these places would be.