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  • Get ready to pick one of the best weekend getaways from Bangalore as this vibrant city offers some of the most idyllic destinations best suited for weekend breaks. Not only you get different varieties of destinations, also, each place provides with completely different experience.


    Weekend Getaways Within 150Km from Bangalore


    Ramanagara: 55Km (Best for trekking and wine tasting), Route Map
    - Nandi Hills: 60Km (Best for sightseeing and historical places), Route Map
    Anthargange: 70Km (Best for trekking and Caving), Route Map
    Bheemeshwari: 101Km (Best for wildlife, trekking, coracle ride and rafting), Route Map

    Weekend Getaways Within 150-300Km from Bangalore


    Mysore: 151.6Km (Best for sightseeing and historical places), Route Map
    Chikmagalur: 242.8Km (Best for trekking and camping), Route Map
    Coorg: 243.4Km (Best for trekking, rafting and camping), Route Map
    - Ooty: 275Km (Best for trekking, cycling and sightseeing), Route Map
    Wayanad: 281.1Km (Best for trekking, cave exploration and wildlife), Route Map

    Weekend Getaways Above 300Km from Bangalore


    Pondicherry: 310.4Km (Best for beaches and historical places), Route Map
    Dandeli: 462Km (Best for trekking, rafting and camping), Route Map
    - Gokarna: 484Km f(Best for beaches, temples and forts), Route Map

    With scores of within-the-reach destinations, Bangalore, promises you with a fun-filled holiday experience. You can choose from a range of weekend getaway destinations offering a number of activities and things to do in and around Bangalore depending on the kind of activity you are planning.
  • Weekend Getaways Within 150 Kms from Bangalore

  • 01Ramanagara

    Ramanagara
    Ramanagara, which was portrayed as the famous Ramgarh in Sholay, is about 55 km from Bangalore. Huge rocks and boulders dot the topography of Ramanagara.

    These hills which once served as the hideout of Gabbar offer a fantastic terrain for trekking and other adventure activities such as high rope traversing, rappelling, rock climbing etc.

    Distance From Bangalore: 55 Kms
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    Day Out and Adventure Activities in Ramanagara

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  • 02Micro light Flying in Bangalore

    Micro light Flying in Bangalore
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    About the Activity with Details:

    The amazing city of Bangalore hosts scores of engaging and entertaining activities and on your next weekend, you need to head for an exciting micro light flying adventure in Bangalore with your friends and family!  With a wide range of activities available here; like micro light flying in Bangalore, this place will certainly not let you get bored even for a minute! Get ready to witness the charming aerial views of ‘Namma Bengaluru’! Micro light flying in Bangalore is a 20 minute aerial ride that provides you with a stunning view of the entire city of Bangalore.

    The flying activity will take place at Yelhanka, situated in the suburbs of Bangalore. Arrive any time during the day at Jakkur Airfield, and after attending a quick briefing session from the flying instructor, get prepared!Once you are comfortably seated in your micro light along with a highly experienced pilot, get ready to witness Bangalore like never before! Throughout this 10 minute ride you will be flying over the city at a height of around 40,000ft and enjoy stunning aerial views of the entire place. Get smitten with wonderful landscapes while micro light flying in Bangalore, feel the warm sunshine touching your face as you fly high in the clear sky! Cherish these wonderful moments till your flying experience comes to an end.

  • 03Kanakapura


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

    Distance from Bangalore: 62.2 Kms

    Adventure Camp in Kanakapura with Watersports
    Explore the best of the countryside of Bangalore on a nature adventure camp that lands you right in the midst of excitement and activities in lap of beauty!
    Nature Adventure Camp in Kanakapura

    Nature Adventure Camp in Kanakapura

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  • 04Wine Tours in Ramanagara

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

    Distance From Bangalore:
    45 Kms
    Wine Tour in Bangalore

    Wine Tour in Bangalore

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  • 05Anthargange



    Situated at a distance of 68 km from Bangalore, Anthargange is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Bangalore, especially among those who are interested in trekking and cave exploration.

    The Anthargange range is strewn with hillocks and caves, formed of volcanic rocks and boulders, and, hence, offers a great terrain for hiking and other adventure activities.

    Distance From Bangalore:
    68 Kms
    Anthargange Night Trek with Cave Exploration

    Anthargange Night Trek with Cave Exploration

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  • 06Kunti Betta Trek



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

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

    Distance from Bangalore City: 122.6 km (via Mysore Road)
    Kunti Betta Night Trek in Bangalore

    Kunti Betta Night Trek in Bangalore

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  • 07Bheemeshwari



    At the edges of the Mutati Forest and on the shores of the Cauvery River, is a retreat that lies smack down in the middle of nature’s bounty. This is another perfect weekend getaways near Bangalore which will make your weekend special. A short drive of 105km will bring you at Bheemeshwari Jungle Lodges. 

    Refresh and energise yourself with various pursuits designed to challenge as well as give you a sense of achievement as you complete them.

    Distance From Bangalore: 105 Kms
    Night Out at Jungle Lodges Bheemeshwari

    Night Out at Jungle Lodges Bheemeshwari

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  • 08Big Banyan Tree Cycling in Bangalore

    Big Banyan Tree Cycling in Bangalore
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    About the Destination:

    The ‘Dodda Alada Mara’ or the Big Banyan Tree has been in existence for over four centuries and is now a major tourist attraction near Bangalore. Spreading over 3acres, this gigantic Banyan Tree is a testimony to the bygone era and is one of the unique sites to visit near the Garden City of India. Also, the fact that is located only 3km from the Manchanbele Dam, it highly makes for a quick weekend destination for the city dwellers.

    About the Activity:

    Assembling at the decided meeting point by around 06:30 in the morning with your bicycles and get ready to embark on a rustic yet enthralling Big Banyan Tree Cycling, Bangalore. Let the fun and excitement grow more and more as you start pedalling towards your destination!

    As you can expect very thin traffic during the tour, the stretch of 32km can be covered up easily and with less chaos. On arrival at the Dodda Alad Mara, get some rest and explore the surroundings at your own pace. Post this, a delicious breakfast will get you reenergised for the return journey. Once breakfast is done, get back onto your cycles and start pedalling back to the starting point of the tour and conclude it on a delightful note!

  • 09Wonderla Amusement Park

    Wonderla Amusement Park
    For a good dose of fun and excitement, enjoy a day at the Wonderla Amusement Park with friends and family. Located around 28 km from Bangalore, it sprawls across 82 acres of landscaped gardens. The place boasts of about 56 thrill rides and has something for every age category.

    From Kid’s Ride to Water Rides, Dry Rides and High Thrill Rides, there is never a dull moment here. There is also a plush resort that is a perfect combination of leisure and luxury.

    Distance From Bangalore: 28 Kms
  • 10Nandi Hills



    Situated at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is a very popular weekend getaway near Bangalore. Nandi Hills have an elevation of 1,479 metres and offer great sightseeing opportunities and a fantastic terrain for trekking.

    Conducting a team trekking or a cycling expedition to Nandi Hills will not only refresh and rejuvenate your team members but will also enable them to bond better. The challenging slopes of the Nandi Hills will require the teams to work in coordination with each other to reach the top safely. This is an excellent exercise to boost the team spirit.
     
    Distance From Bangalore: 60 Kms
  • 11Shivanasamudra Waterfalls

    Shivanasamudra Waterfalls
    The Shivanasamudra waterfalls situated at a distance of 135 kms are formed out of the branching of the River Cauvery. The bifurcation of the river results in two walls, spraying side by side. Blessed with excellent natural beauty, the Shivanasamudram Falls is an excellent place for sightseeing and trekking near Bangalore

    Distance From Bangalore: 135 Kms
  • Weekend Getaways Within 150-300 Kms from Bangalore

  • 12Coorg



    The picturesque town of Coorg or Kodagu a popular weekend getaway which is 276 kms from Bangalore offers a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere and due to its proximity with Bangalore, it is an ideal weekend getaway from Bangalore. Blessed with natural beauty, Coorg has a number of beautiful hills carpeted in velvety green and take maximum benefit of the available Coorg tour packages.

    The region of Coorg presents a very beautiful picture with its lakes, streams and mist covered mountains. An ideal weekend destination, Coorg presents a splendid terrain for trekking. If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can indulge in action packed activities such as dirt biking, paintball and ATV rides, besides trekking, organized by Thrillophilia.

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

    Distance From Bangalore: 276 Kms 

    Offbeat Stay Experiences in Coorg:


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

    1) Hilltop Heritage Bungalow Experience
    2) Stay At The Foothills Of Brahmagiri
    3) Offbeat Estate Stay in Coorg
    4) Cottage Stay Near Dubare Elephant Camp

    Amazing Camping Experiences:

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


    1) Camping in Coorg
    2) Coorg Camping Experience
    3) Camping In Madikeri, Coorg
    4) Coorg Camping In Gonikoppa 

    Adventure Experience:


    Coorg proffers a wide range of adventure activities . Experience an exciting Jeep Drive through the challenging Nishani and Kabbe Hills, witness the mesmerizing sun set as you explore the routes of Mandalpatti or Rejuvenate yourself at the Mallalli waterfalls.

    1) Coorg river rafting experience 
    2) Sunset Jeep Drive at Mandalpatti
    Trekking in Nishani Motte

    Trekking in Nishani Motte

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  • 13Chikmagalur

    Chikmagalur
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    For a relaxing getaway amidst the beauty of nature sojourn at scenic Chikmagalur that is around 280 km from Bangalore. Known as the coffee land and hill stations, this destination offers the ideal respite from the city life. Step into a fairy tale land with the lush valleys, gushing streams, and aromatic coffee plantations.

    The rugged hills provide a great backdrop for trekking. When here, you can go trekking and camping at the highest peak of Karnataka, Mullayanagiri Mountain. You can also revel in a coracle ride that smoothly glides across the pristine water.

    Distance From Bangalore: 280 Kms

    What to See: Must visit sightseeing attractions of Chikmagalur

    Offbeat Stays in Chikmagalur:

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

    1) Stay At Nature Homestay In Chikmagalur, Karnataka

    2) Coffee Plantation Stay In Chikmanglur
    Estate Stay Experience In Chikmagalur

    Estate Stay Experience In Chikmagalur

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  • 14Wayanad

    Wayanad

    An eco tourism location in the state of Kerala is Wayanad, contributing majorly in the advancement of the tourism sector of Kerala very well; it is a perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore as it is located very close to Bangalore. A night drive through the serene locations will take you to Wayanad that will be ready to welcome you with the most beautiful nature as well as resorts, attractions, landmarks, historical sites and of course the tiny villages with friendly people around. 

    Wayanad is a famous forest reserve area as well sharing fame with the national parks in Karnataka border. Silent Valley is the huge protected area which gives Wayanad recognition from all over the world. The green region is filled with hilly ranges and rare wildlife. Tholpetty, Muthanga, Kalpetta, Sultan Bathery, Mananthavadi etc are the famous locations which showcase the limitless plantations and forest ranges, pre historic caves, waterfalls, peaks and many more.

    Activities: Trekking to different peaks, waterfall visit, Edakkal Caves trekking, boating in Pookode Lake, Banasura Dam visit, Kuruva Island visit, forest treks etc are the major activities.

    Attractions: Edakkal Caves, Banasura Dam, Chembra Peak, Pookode Lake, Kuruva Island, Thirunelli Temple, Ambukuthi Mala etc are the famous attractions of Wayanad.

    Best time to visit: June to March.

    Distance from Bangalore: It is located at a distance of about 283 kilometers from Bangalore and if you catch a bus at night from Bangalore, you will reach Wayanad early morning.

    Camping Options in Wayanad:

    1) Bon Fire and Stargazing Experience in Wayanad

    2) Camping in Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura

    3) Night Camping with Campfire in Wayanad

    Night Camping With Campfire in Wayanad

    Night Camping With Campfire in Wayanad

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  • 15Sakleshpur

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

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


    Distance From Bangalore: 223 Kms

    Offbeat Homestays and Camping Options in Sakleshpur:

    1) Stay At Mystique Falls in Sakleshpur
    Homestay in Sakleshpur with Activities

    Homestay in Sakleshpur with Activities

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  • 16Tadiandamol Trek

    Tadiandamol Trek
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    The name Tadiandamol got originated from Kannada language which means large mountain. Apparently, the highest peak in Coorg, Karnataka, it is one of the most joyous treks to do on your weekend break from Bangalore. This enchanting trekking location will lure you. So, spend a day to experience the heights of the fourth largest peak in the Western Ghats.

    Distance from Bangalore:
    Tadiandamol is almost an overnight journey from Bangalore. The distance of 270 kms is to be covered to reach the base town, Kabbake of the peak. A well-rooted network of roads to Kabbake is available. You can get a bus, or travel by air to Mysore to reach Tadiandamol.

    Activities:
    The aroma of coffee fields which spread all through Coorg will make you feel refreshed. Stop at the Nalaknad Palace, a historic place which you will witness at the beginning of the trek. The peak is positioned to witness the greens of Shola Forests through the track.

    You will be covering a distance of 15 kms, reaching a height of 1,748 metres up the trek.

    Attractions:
    You will also come across small waterfalls which will further enhance your journey. Many insects, birds and uncommon colored snails and beautiful butterflies will be encountered in your way. It also has a wildlife sanctuary which includes Lion-tailed Macaque, Jungle Cat, Spotted Deer, Nilgiri Langur, Giant Flying Squirrel amongst others.

    You can also visit Padi Igguthapa Temple, one of the oldest temples, built by Lingarajendra in 1810.

    Best time to visit:
    You will have a delightful experience to trek in every season on this peak; it is advisory to avoid climbing in monsoon as it will be comparatively difficult. However, the best time to visit is in winters, that is from October to February.
    Coorg - Tadiandamol Trek and Adventure Escape

    Coorg - Tadiandamol Trek and Adventure Escape

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  • 17Masinagudi

    Masinagudi

    Wildlife buffs can head to the untamed beauty of Masinagudi in Tamil Nadu. For a unique experience visit the Elephant Camp where around 29 pachyderms are taken care of and trained.Witness how there adorable creatures are given a bath and fed.

    The National Park is where a safari can be undertaken to catch a glimpse of bears, deers and boars. Over here, you also have the option of riding on top of an elephant. You can also saunter through the fragrant and lush Nilgiri Tea plantations that are famous for green tea. 

    Distance From Bangalore: 243 Kms

    Offbeat Stays in Masinagudi:

    1) Adventure in Masinagudi

    2) Nature Stay Experience in Masinagudi

    Homestay With Camping in Masinagudi

    Homestay With Camping in Masinagudi

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  • 18 Bandipur

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    Bandipur is National Reserve in the Karnataka. Wild animals and birds are conserved in this reserve. A few kilometres away from capital city, Bangalore, this reserve is one of the popular tourist places visited as a weekend getaway. The place is surrounded by unruffled atmosphere and is eco friendly. Surrounded by foliage and lush greenery, you can find elephants grazing, and spot other birds and wild animals. This reserve also has animal care centre which takes take of their health and breeding problems. Injured animals are treated at this centre. This reserve has natural waters coming from Moyar, Nugu, and Kabini rivers.

    You can go on bird watching tours and take wildlife safaris at this reserve. You can use guided safaris, which are either on foot, or jeep. You can also take elephant safaris. Since, this reserve is located at the foothills of Nilgiris, you have abundant spots adventure activities like trekking, camping, and mountaineering. You can take a guided camping activity and listen to the camping stories that can give you an adrenalin rush. You can also find a forest of well preserved sandalwood trees in this reserve. August to November is the best time to visit the reserve as the climate is cool. The safaris ride is only for duration of 45 minutes, strictly. There are very few places to see at this reserve.
  • 19Kumar Parvatha

    Kumar Parvatha
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    The second highest peak in Coorg, Karnataka, referred as Pushpagiri, is also the highest peak in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Famous for being the 6th highest peak in Karnataka, this parvatha is situated in the Kodagu district of Dakshin Kannad.

    Distance from Bangalore:
    It requires almost a 5 hour drive to cover the distance of 257 kms from Bangalore. Coorg serves a perfect destination for weekend getaway from Bangalore. This peak is located at the edge of Coorg and Dakshin district and is placed amidst dense jungles. Mangalore is the nearest airport destination.

    Activities:
    You will meander through dense forests to reach 4 stop points as a part of your journey. If you are not an avid climber, you might face some difficulties as the track is taxing. You can stop by four stages from the initial trek point to make your way relaxing; Start at Kukke Temple and stop at Battar Mane, Kallumantap and Shesha Parvatha before finally towering this peak.

    Attractions:
    Be dazzled by the stunning view of the stretched out wilderness. The stunning landscapes will leave you mesmerised. You will see wondrous flora and fauna on your way up the peak. Camp atop the range. Relax, take pictures and unravel the natural heaven.

    Best time to visit:
    Monsoon is quite heavy in this region, which will further increase difficulty in climbing on  slippery tracks while you are trekking. It is advisable to visit this place post monsoon to enjoy a view of lush vegetation and a pleasant and welcoming weather.

    Kumara Parvatha Trek in Coorg

    Kumara Parvatha Trek in Coorg

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  • 20 Ooty

  • 21Belur- Halebid

    Belur- Halebid

    For that mystical touch just head out for Belur- Halebid which is another best weekend getaways near Bangalore. Close to the hilly landscapes of Chickmagalur and at an accessible distance from Bangalore lie the ancient temples of Belur and Halebidu. 

    Located at a separation of 16km from each other, these are major draws for the architecture enthusiasts as well history buffs who throng here to see the majestic Chennakeshava and Hoysaleshwara temples. Adorned with rich carvings on the inner as well as outer walls, the temples are hotspots for exploration even after 8 centuries of being in existence!

    Distance from Bangalore: 221 Kms

  • 22Yercaud

    Yercaud

    Situated in Salem’s district of Tamil Nadu, this trekker’s paradise is also referred as ‘ Land of 7 Forests and ‘ Jewel of South India’ is an ideal destination to visit in 2 days from Bangalore. This hill station is located in Shivaroy’s Range of Hills in Eastern Ghats. Yercaud has a total extent of 382.67 km, including reserve forest.

    Distance from Bangalore: 
    This destination is a 5-hour drive from Bangalore, located at a distance of 215 kms away.

    Attractions:
    In this city of Yercaud, visit Anna Park and Lady’s Seat. Unravel the beauty of the wild in Deer Park, Killiyur Falls, and get blessings at Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple and Shevaroy Temple.

    Enjoy the nonchalance and get lost in the beautiful flora and fauna.The wildlife includes paradise flycatchers, swallows, sparrows, kites, bulbuls, snakes, partridges, squirrels, mongoose, foxes, hares, rabbits, anteaters, deer and bison.

    Activities:
    Amidst all the greenery, coffee plantations and aroma of spices, Yercaud provides you with the luxury of booking an awesome weekend getaway from Bangalore in best hotels, tree houses, tents and dormitories.

    Best time to visit:
    The best time to visit Yercaud is from October to June, as the weather is pleasant.  Avoid your visit s during monsoon as it is quite humid at that time. You can also participate in various activities at the festival conducted in May.

    Where to Stay: Best resorts and places to stay in Yercaud
  • 23BR Hills

    BR Hills
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    Also known as Biligirirangana Hills, this place is now declared as a tiger reserve by the government. This tourist spot is stuck between the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats, making it a paradise for visitors. Situated at a height of about 5100 ft, these hills offer a beautiful site to discover on your weekend getaway from Bangalore.

    Distance from Bangalore:
    The time taken to cover an approximate distance of 181 kms is 4-5 hours of a drive to BR hills.

    Activities:
    Explore the roads, ascend up the hills, take blessings of the deity, take memorable pictures, enjoy a super brunch or go strolling in the jungles. You can also take a jungle jeep safari. You can even spend some quality time with your loved ones in the lavish villas and resorts in BR hills.

    Attractions:
    The main attraction of BR Hills includes Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple which is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, the most visited place here. You can take a ride to this beautiful place to see beautiful birds. Partake in the car festival or pay a visit on Mahashivratri to enjoy the dance performances and prayers.

    Best time to visit:
    The best time is from June to December. You can book your travel tickets between these two months. Nearest railway station and airport will be at Mysore.
  • 24Yelagiri Hills

    Yelagiri Hills
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    One of the major weekend getaways near Bangalore is the famous Yelagiri Hills located in Vellore district. This is a beautiful hill station pointing towards tranquillity and unleashing nature and many families and honeymoon couples drive to Yelagiri with an aim of spending some moments in the laps of pure nature without the hustles and bustles of city life. It is situated off the Vaniyambadi-Tirupattur road at a height of about 1110 meters above sea level and spreading across an area of around 30 square kilometers. 

    The village of Yelagiri is abundantly blessed by the presence of lush greenery, orchards, rose gardens and valleys. The place is apt for trekking and similar adventure activities and a lot of resorts are located around that offer the best stay options to the guests of Yelagiri at fair prices. Those who come to Yelagiri fall for the absolute beauty of nature irresistible with the presence of umpteen hills, forests and green valleys.

    Activities: Trekking, camping, hiking, paragliding, boating, waterfall visits, nature walk etc are the major activities available at Yelagiri Hills.

    Attractions: Jalagamparari Waterfalls, Punganoor Lake Park, Telescope Observatory, Jalagandeeswarar Temple, Government Herbal farm, Swamimalai Hills, Velavan Temple and the famous hills and waterfalls are the main attractions of Yelagiri here making the visit of adventure lovers as well as nature admirers quite cherish-able.

    Best time to visit: The best time to visit the hills is from June to February and there are Summer Festivals in May and cultural programmes as well. There is a paragliding festival around September focusing on the arrival of adventure junkies in plenty to the hill station. 

    Distance from Bangalore: It is located at a distance of around 160 kilometers from Bangalore and you can reach by bus or cab from the city with a drive of around 3 hours and 30 minutes.

  • 25Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

    Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

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

    Distance from Bangalore: 293.5 Kms

  • 26 Nagarhole

  • 27Kabini

    Kabini

    An unavoidable tourist destination in Karnataka, near Bangalore, is the beauty of Kabini, the mighty river and its annexes. It is an apt location for a getaway trip with your family and creates some colourful memories. The nature on the banks of the river is soothing and plays a greater role in the lives of the wildlife and people near the river. The untouched wilderness would sway your hearts away with its utmost charm. Once, it was a popular hangout place for the British Viceroys which is made to become a definite tourist attraction and a place for a peaceful stay. 

    The Government and private properties on the banks of Kabini give authenticity to the tourism sector of the region. The sun rays falling down and spreading across the ripple of Kabini River are a mesmerizing visual from the shore. Tigers, elephants, deer etc are spotted near the region often. It is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in South India. On the banks of the river, you may get options to stay at the guest houses and lodges provided by the Government of Karnataka and private parties.

    Activities: Nature based activities are quite easy and famous here. Coracle ride, jungle safari, elephant ride, nature walk, trekking etc are some of the most familiar activities available near Kabini.

    Attractions: Kabini River is a major attraction here. Nagarhole forests, Kabini dam etc are the other major attractions near Kabini.

    Best time to visit: It is good to visit Kabini throughout the year as it possesses beauty as its own during the whole time of the year. Monsoon will make the river overflow and nature would become symbolically the best when it is raining heavily.Plan a trip to this one of the best weekend getaways near Bangalore and make some special memories with your loved ones. The land where nature is untouched and wilderness embraces you, Kabini has many charms to offer. A once popular destination among British Viceroys and now a perfect weekend getaway, it is located around 250 km from Bangalore.

    Distance from Bangalore: Kabini is located at a distance of about 250 kilometers from Bangalore and it is easy to reach by bus or cab.

  • 28 Mysore

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    Mysore is one of the most famous tourist destinations of South India. Orignally known as Mysuru, it is the largest districts of Karnataka. Formerly known as the capital of the ‘Kingdom of Mysore’, Mysore was the name by which the state of Karnataka was popular as. The city is praised across the country for its arresting buildings and monuments along with its flamboyant imperial heritage. Its world Heritage listed palace of the city is perhaps something that brings most travelers here. Mysuru is also a burgeoning centre for the production of superior quality incense, silk and sandalwood. At present, the ashtanga yoga is another drawcard in Mysore that attracts the visitors from across the world accredited to its reputation of being India’s best place to practice yoga.  
    This City of Palaces has a number of places situated in the city. The main palace of the Mysore is Ambavilas Palace which is also one of the prime attractions of this region accredited to is beautiful monuments. This tourism hotspot attracts several millions of tourists from across the country every year. Dasara (Dusshera) which represents the victory of Good over Evil, marks the worship of Devi Chamundeswari. It is celebrated with fervor and solemnity as the State festival here


  • Weekend Getaways Beyond 300 Kms from Bangalore

  • 29Shimoga

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

    Attractions: Must visit places in Shimoga

    Distance from Bangalore: 300 Kms

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

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  • 30Dandeli

    Dandeli

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

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

    Distance From Bangalore: 460 Kms

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    • Camping and Trekking at Dandeli Jungle CampOn a stay adventure in Dandeli, experience the beauty of this land couples with the the thrill of adventure activities that are a native to the region because of its unique topology.
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    Adventure Jungle Stay in Dandeli

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  • 31Gokarna

    Gokarna
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    This small temple town in Karnataka is placed at the coast of Karwar, in the district of Uttara Kannada. With idyllic beaches and rich heritage, this place is a perfect weekend destination. The unspoiled and pristine beaches of Gokarna were untouched till about a decade ago. Now this town witnesses a lot of tourists, many devotees of Shiva, who have helped build the markets and locals.

    Distance from Bangalore:
    This city is located quite far from Bangalore. The distance between Gokarna and Bangalore is almost 500 kms which is an eight-hour drive.

    Attractions:
    Land of tall palm trees, the city is full of coconut trees and other fruit trees. Popular for its golden sand, unexplored beaches and temples, Gokarna also has a broad range of stay at resorts. The magnificent idol of Lord Mahabaleshwar is also one of the tourist Attractions.

    Activities:
    Visit Gokarna to gain sanctity and redemption by praying at the idyllic temples of this small town. Unwind in this superb place, standing between the beaches and hills. Sit back and glance at the stretched out playful waves.. Experience sunrise at the peak of a hill in the valley or just relax at golden sand beaches.

    Best time to visit:
    October to March are considered the best months as the weather is perfect during this month by average temperature reaching upto 30 degrees.

    Places to Stay: Best Resorts in Gokarna

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    Beach Stay Experience, Gokarna

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  • 32Dudhsagar Trek

    Dudhsagar Trek

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

    Distance from Bangalore : 600 Kms

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

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  • 33Jog Falls

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

    Distance from Bangalore: 408.4 Kms

  • 34 Pondicherry

  • 35Hampi

    Hampi

    The city of ruins, the ancient capital of Vijayanagara Empire, is popular for its religious prominence and amazing architecture. The World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO is an abode of fascinating landscapes and intriguing river banks and water bodies.

    Distance from Bangalore:
    Located at a distance of about 343 kms from the city of Bangalore, it takes 6-7 hours drive to reach the ancient city of Hampi. Also, the domestic airport is about 60 km's which is an easy drive to the city.

    Attractions:
    The major attraction centres of Hampi includes the holy Virupaksha Temple. Anegundi is another village attraction near this city. Other attraction points are Vithala temple and Hampi Bazaar. Get an astonishing view of lights at the banks of Tungabhadra River.

    Activities:
    Discover the ruins of huge temples which once added to the glory of the largest city and other infrastructure that now spread to a vast distance. Climb on top of the various peaks bouldered near this city, and gain a spectacular site of the geography of Hampi. Bounded by strewn hills and the river on the remaining side, this serves as a perfect tourist spot for various pilgrims.

    Best time to visit:
    The best time to visit is the month of October, wherein you can participate in the activities and rites of  Dussehra Festival. While in November, you can get engaged in the Hampi Festival celebrations.
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  • 37Karwar

    Karwar
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    Karwar is a city located in Uttara Kannada district which is one of the major weekend getaway destinations from Bangalore. It lies on the west coast of Southern India at the mouth of the famous river Kali. There is a natural harbour with protection against monsoon and thus it is called a port town; a centre for agriculture, manufacture and mainly tourism is Karwar. To the east of Karwar, you can see the mighty Western Ghats. The most important attraction here that is the Kali River is flowing to the Arabian Sea and its length is about 153 kilometers and acts as the main source of irrigation for Karnataka. It is situated about 15 kilometers south of Karnataka Goa border. 

    Baitkhol Port is the natural harbour in the region with land side hills and islands protecting the town from the cyclonic weather. The region is famous for its mangrove forests that encircle the islands lie off the Kali River estuary. Anjadip Island, Devagadaguda Islands etc are the major contributors of mangrove forests with rich biodiversity. Here, you will come across the beautiful combination of Konkani, Kannada and Marathi cultures. A peaceful location pulling hundreds of tourists houses various temples, beaches, waterfalls and other attractions. There are historic monuments and forts as well.

    Activities: Island hopping, nature walk, sightseeing, temple visits, historical site visits, shopping, river rafting, trekking, snorkelling, dolphin spotting, food and culture tours are the main activities that can be done at Karwar.

    Attractions: Shivaganga Falls, Karwar Market, Warship Museum, Ravindranath Tagore Beach, Devbagh Beach, Sadashivgad Hill Fort, Durga Temple, Kali River and Kali Bridge, Oyster Rock Lighthouse and other famous beaches and rocks are the prominent attractions in the region giving you the beautiful choices to explore Karwar at its best.

    Best time to visit: November to April and June to October are the ideal seasons to visit Karwar. Avoid visiting the region during summer as it would be really hot. Rainy season is also a suitable time to enjoy the beauty of this coastal region.

    Distance from Bangalore: Karwar is located at a distance of around 520 kilometers. You can reach there by car or bus. An overnight journey would take you to Karwar so easily.

  • 38 Goa

  • 39 Kodaikanal

  • 40Agumbe

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

    Distance from Bangalore: 355 Kms

  • 41Mangalore

    Mangalore
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    Also called as Karnataka’s Port City, it is the chief port location in the entire state. Mangalore is located in the west side of the capital city. It is also the largest city in Dakshin Kannada. Mangalore experiences a lot of sea traffic as it manages most of the exports of India.

    Distance from Bangalore:
    This city is 352 kms west from Bangalore.

    Attractions:
    While coming to this bustling city, you will see popular rolling hills, coconut palms, freshwater streams and hard red-clay tiled-roof buildings. Other than the most exotic beaches of India, Mangalore is also a home of sea food market. Another attraction of Mangalore is the Yaksha Gana, a popular dance form.

    Activities:
    You can visit the famous temples, churches and mosques of Mangalore, or relax at the Someshwar Beach, Tannibharvi Beach and Surathkal Beach, or grab a moment standing beside the rustic lighthouse which further adds to the beauty of the shore.

    Make memories at the Kapu Beach with gold sand or have an exclusive day just for relaxing at Mangalore Beach.

    Best time to visit:
    Winter season is considered to be the best time to visit Mangalore as the temperature does not shoot much higher, and you can engage in various activities without much trouble. Plan your weekend getaway from Bangalore to Mangalore in the months of December to February.

  • 42Bekal

    Bekal

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

    Distance from Bangalore: 376.7 Kms

  • 43Udupi

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

    Distance from Bangalore: 402.8 Kms 
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    Surfing at Malpe Beach, Udupi

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  • 44Murudeshwara

    Murudeshwara

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

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

    Distance from Bangalore: 489 Kms

  • 45Honnemaradu

    Honnemaradu

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

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

    Distance from Bangalore: 300 Kms 

  • 46Badami

    Badami

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

    Distance from Bangalore: 454.3 Kms

  • 47Mahabalipuram

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

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

    Distance from Bangalore: 349 Kms

  • 48Kovalam

    Kovalam

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

    Distance from Bangalore: 724.8 Kms

  • 49Kochi

    Kochi

    If you are in Kerala, you can’t afford to miss this beautiful place, Kochi. Preferably spelled as Cochin, a city situated in South West Coast, providing ports for trading, spreading the export to Arab, China and Europe. Known as the Queen of Arabian Sea, this city of Ernakulam District is the notable spice trading centre of South India.

    Distance from Bangalore:
    The distance between two major cities in the Southern part of India is 550 kms. The best means of transport to Kochi from Bangalore, is by air, to save time on your weekend getaway.

    Attractions:
    The most attractive places in Kochi include Fort Kochi, Marine Drive, Mattancherry, Cherai Beach and Bolgatty Palace, Paradesi Synagogue, and sea food delicacies.

    Activities:
    Go trekking on Athirapally, situated amidst the enchanted waterfalls. Pay a visit to Fort Kochi, one of the three main urban regions, and get mesmerised by the view of the sea. Sit at Marine Drive, enjoy the picturesque view of the towers and the famous bridge. Explore the Bolgatty Palace or pray at Santa Cruz Basilica. Discover the trade in the city area of Mattancherry, popular for its spices production and tea.

    Best time to visit:
    You can visit Kochi in winters as October to February are considered as the most pleasant months for capturing the scenic views. The temperature ranges between 17 degrees to 33 degrees in winters.
  • 50Rameshwaram

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

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

    Distance from Bangalore: 604.3 Kms

  • 51Alleppey

    Alleppey
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    Tagged as the ‘Venice of the East’, this small city is situated in Alappuzha district of Kerala famous for its backwater houseboats, this urban town stands third for its highest literacy rate. Equipped with exotic beaches and farms, this place is the Venetian Capital of Kerala.

    Distance from Bangalore:
    This paradise land of Kerala is 594 km from Bangalore. If you are a travel junkie, take an 11 hours road trip to reach Alleppey on your weekend.

    Attractions:
    The Alleppey Beach is the most prominent beaches in Kerala; unravel the intrinsic beauty of the city from Alleppey lighthouse, get blessings at the Mullackal Devi Temple or pay homage to Kidangamparambu Devi Temple. Dive in the waters at the Marari Beach or book a stay at the most common and populous houseboats and sail in the beautiful backwaters of Kerala.

    Activities:
    The city has lured tourists owing to blue colored backwaters and rumbling houseboats. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes, scenic farmlands, exquisite beaches, rice fields at one of the Kerala’s most mesmerising cities. Settled in rich green grass plots, lush slopes and amazing picturesque beaches, the city will leave you astonished.

    Best time to visit:
    This place can be visited throughout the year, however, you will notice tourists flocking between the months of November to February, as the weather is generous for sightseeing and taking a backwater cruise. The average temperature in winters is about 25 degrees.

    Where to stay: Best resorts in Alleppey to stay

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