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Kodachadri Trek in Shimoga- Flat 20% off

Kodachadri Trek in Shimoga- Flat 20% off

5.0 1049 Reviews
3689
Gokarna Beach Trek & Camping - Flat 20% off

Gokarna Beach Trek & Camping - Flat 20% off

5.0 921 Reviews
3500
Kudremukh Trek, Chikmagalur - Flat 15% off

Kudremukh Trek, Chikmagalur - Flat 15% off

5.0 1420 Reviews
3650
Kumara Parvatha Trek in Coorg

Kumara Parvatha Trek in Coorg

5.0 1048 Reviews
Lake View Homestay in Coorg

Lake View Homestay in Coorg

0.0 40 Reviews
2250
Offbeat Estate Stay near Karada

Offbeat Estate Stay near Karada

4.0 535 Reviews
1400
Fishing Camp in Coorg

Fishing Camp in Coorg

4.0 23 Reviews
2000
Estate Stay with Lake View, Coorg

Estate Stay with Lake View, Coorg

4.0 41 Reviews
2000
Coorg Homestay in the Lap of Nature

Coorg Homestay in the Lap of Nature

5.0 30 Reviews
Exclusive Homestay in the Lap of Nature in Chikmagalur

Exclusive Homestay in the Lap of Nature in Chikmagalur

5.0 392 Reviews
2800 2500
Exotic Sakleshpur Homestay with Adventure Activities

Exotic Sakleshpur Homestay with Adventure Activities

5.0 140 Reviews
2800 2500
Stay at the Foothills of Brahmagiri

Stay at the Foothills of Brahmagiri

5.0 442 Reviews
2400 2250
Coorg Camping Experience

Coorg Camping Experience

5.0 447 Reviews
2200 2000
Nandi Hills Adventure Camp, Bangalore

Nandi Hills Adventure Camp, Bangalore

5.0 130 Reviews
Camping in Coorg- Flat 20% off

Camping in Coorg- Flat 20% off

5.0 1480 Reviews
4200
Overnight Camping and Adventure Activities in Ramanagara

Overnight Camping and Adventure Activities in Ramanagara

5.0 606 Reviews
Adventure Jungle Stay in Dandeli

Adventure Jungle Stay in Dandeli

5.0 760 Reviews
Nature Adventure Camp in Kanakapura- Flat 20% off

Nature Adventure Camp in Kanakapura- Flat 20% off

5.0 2373 Reviews
1470
Camping in Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura

Camping in Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura

4.0 510 Reviews
3200
Trekking And Camping In Madikeri, Coorg

Trekking And Camping In Madikeri, Coorg

4.0 790 Reviews
2750 2500
  • Weekend getaways from Bangalore include Coorg, Ramanagra, Nandi hills, Anthargange, Kunti Betta, Chikmagalur, Ooty, Wayanad and plenty of them still awaits to come in this register. For the people of grand IT hub, these weekend getaways prove to be a bliss and an excellent option to relax in the laps of Nature when flora, fauna, clouds, mists, and fog surround them.

    Steal Deal: Upto 25% Off on Treks Around Bangalore

    Limited Offer: Experience Camping Around Bangalore (Upto 30% Off)

    Homestay In Chikmagalur is something one should never miss as they can give the best view from the Western Ghats and Nandi hills has its own charm for sightseeing, trekking, cycling and you can also go for adventure camping at Nandi Hills (INR 1,500 only). Apart from the leisure, the treasure of adventure seeks anyone with the places like Dandeli, Shimoga and Ooty. And these places are so heart throbbing that one can come out with positive vibes in themselves having the energy to rock the work-life once again. 

    Just let yourself rock at these places and bring the Mother Earth near your soul. These getaways allow one to take various activities, short tours, beautiful stays and a total fun-filled holiday. 

  • Must Visit Bangalore Weekend Getaways

  • 01Coorg

    Coorg
    The picturesque town of Coorg or Kodagu a popular weekend getaway which is 276 km 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. Coorg also provides a romantic environment for the couples. If you are a  romantic person, Coorg can be your next honeymoon destination. Check out the new honeymoon destination package.

    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 to make it a memorable one.

    Distance From Bangalore: 276 Km

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

    Where to Go for Trekking: Coorg has ample trekking places that will make you fall for its beauty. Enquire Now.

    Best Stay Experiences: Check out the beautiful Coorg Homestays that won't make you feel homesick.

    Where to Go for Camping: For an amazing camping experience in Coorg, Thrillophilia has some of the best packages. Book Now.
  • 02Chikmagalur

    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 fairytale 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. It is amongst the best places near Bangalore for a weekend.

    Distance From Bangalore: 280 Km

    Do not miss any of the places to visit in Chikmagalur when on a trip to this beautiful destination around Bangalore.

    Where to Stay: Best resorts & places to stay in Chikmagalur

    Trekking in Chikmagalur has always been a paradise for adventure lovers. Enquire now for best offers and deals.

    Our platform has various packages of homestays in Chikmagalur that will make you ditch hotels.
  • 03Nandi Hills

    Nandi Hills

    Situated at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is a very popular weekend getaway near Bangalore. Nandi Hills have an elevation of 1,479 metres and offer great sightseeing opportunities and a fantastic terrain for trekking. It is the best weekend getaway from Bangalore within 100 km.

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

    Nandi Hills Adventure Camp, Bangalore

    NNNNN130 Ratings

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    O1,500

  • 04Ramanagara

    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

    Where to Stay: Resorts in Ramnagara with best amenities
    Day Out and Adventure Activities in Ramanagara

    Day Out and Adventure Activities in Ramanagara

    NNNNN931 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 Night

    O1,350

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    O1,150

  • 05Dandeli

    Dandeli

    A quiet little town in Uttara Kannada, 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 through 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 comfortable and enjoy stay in resorts near Dandeli.

    Distance From Bangalore: 460 Km

  • 06Sakleshpur

    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 resorts in Sakleshpur to enjoy with entire family members and friends.

    Distance From Bangalore: 223 Kms

    Bracketed by tea, coffee & spice plantations, places to visit & activities in Sakleshpur are no less than heaven.
  • Bangalore Weekend Getaways Within 150 Km

  • 07Night Trek in Skandagiri, Bangalore

    Night Trek in Skandagiri, Bangalore
    • h12 Hours
    • lBangalore
    • NNNNN553 ratings
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    About the Activity

    Skandagiri, also historically known as Kalwarbetta or Kalavara Durga, is a mountain fortress located around 70 km from Bangalore. This tiring yet much rewarding trek takes you through a spectacular journey amidst the wilderness. Starting from Bangalore, reach the base point and hereby begins the sunrise trek. The serene and sublime atmosphere around Skandagiri will definitely boost up your adrenaline to a whole new level. This 10km trek can easily be completed within 4 to 5 hours of ascending and descending.

    Tried and tested both by amateurs and professionals, this moderately difficult trek is a must for all thrill seekers. The climb gets a little trying as you reach the Papagni Temple, hereby offering treacherous terrains amongst the dense shrubs around. From this point, the steep climb may require tricky footwork till you reach the summit. The ruined remains of Tipu Sultan's fortress and an abandoned fort remains at the top of the hill. Skandagiri is famous for walking above the clouds, literally! As you reach the top, enjoy the bonfire in the starry night couched inside your sleeping bags. Wake up to experience the morning winds caressing you, as you open your eyes to get the most magnanimous sight of the sun rising above beds of clouds, a sight so rare and equally refreshing. The misty valley of Skandagiri is bound to leave an everlasting impression on your mind.

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  • 08Anthargange



    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

    NNNNN1150 Ratings

    h12 HourslKolar

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    O1,050

  • 09Kunti Betta Trek

    Kunti Betta Trek
    Dash off to the jagged thrills of Kunti Betta, located in the quaint town of Pandavapura. The hills are perched at an elevation of 2882m and open several thrills along the way. It is the best place for a short weekend trip from Bangalore. 

    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)
    Night Trek with Water Sports in Kunti Betta

    Night Trek with Water Sports in Kunti Betta

    NNNNN953 Ratings

    h12 HourslMandya

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    O1,349

  • 10Makalidurga Night Trek, Bangalore

    Makalidurga Night Trek, Bangalore
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lBangalore
    • NNNNN439 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7770084

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR TOUR OPERATOR REGARDING FOREST PERMISSION REQUIREMENTS. 

    About the Activity:

    • Located around 60km from the garden city Bangalore, Makalidurga trek is an ideal escapade for the city dwellers. Situated within a close proximity to the Doddaballapur town, this vicinity is one of the finest destinations for adventure activities like trekking, rappelling, rock climbing and others.
    • While the craggy and uneven terrains during Makalidurga night trek serves as a favourite host to some of the enthralling trekking trails, its scenic beauty and charm entices the nature lovers equally. Be it for family getaways, fun with friends or any other corporate excursions, this quaint and pictorial vicinity is ideal for all seasons and reasons as well!
    • Reaching a towering height of 4,430ft, the Makalidurga Hill with its lush vegetation, challenging routes and fascinating views, serves as a wonderful trekking destination. While the vicinity witnesses a large flow of adventure enthusiasts during the day, it also experiences a same amount of trekking enthusiasts during the night time.
    • While the ruggedness of the trails will keep you engrossed with unlimited enthrallment during the daytime, the nocturnal beauty of the hill and its bountiful surroundings adds more fun and excitement to your trek. Making it to the top of the hill, you can also witness the historic Makalidurga Fort under the magical spell of the night. 
    • In addition to all the marvels, night trekking in Makalidurga is also rewarded with the enchanting views of a lake that surrounds the hill and resembles to South American Continent.






  • 11Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta Night Trek, Kanakapura

    Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta Night Trek, Kanakapura
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lBangalore
    • NNNNN191 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7770084

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR TOUR OPERATOR REGARDING FOREST PERMISSION REQUIREMENTS.

    About the Destination:

    The Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta is an admired night trek site that houses the mystical Rangaswamy temple at the summit. Located at an accessible location of 80km from Bangalore, this prime trekking site offers a remarkable trek experience with a magnificent view of the picturesque backdrops. Accessible through two different routes: Bangalore-Mysore Highway or Kanakapura Road, night treks are the most sought after activity around this hill. Be it the stunning views of the Savandurga Range, the shimmering city lights or the Cauvery River, everything about Ranganathaswamy Betta is enticing! 

    About the Activity:

    Engage in a thrilling night trek experience surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the Rangaswamy Ranges. Embark on an adventure while you trek into the night through the forest pathway before you catch the trail along the carved mountain steps. Although slippery and challenging, the excitement to enjoy the gorgeous view from the pinnacle will thrill you beyond imagination. Also, enthralling activities like rappelling and team games will keep you engrossed and soaked in unlimited fun and revelry.

     

  • 12Night trekking Near Bangalore At Kabbaldurga

    Night trekking Near Bangalore At Kabbaldurga
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lKanakpura
    • NNNNN348 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3898768

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    About the Destination:

    A small, yet captivating hillock near a rustic hamlet called Sathnuru, the Kabbaladurga (3,600ft) is the home to the Goddess Kabbalamma; this is where, the hillock got its name from. Situated at a distance of 70km from Bangalore and 20km from Kanakpura, this hummock makes for a fascinating night trekking near Bangalore.

    With a historic fort at the top, trekking in Kabbaladurga (night trek around Bangalore) gets even more enticing and appealing. Also, since it is surrounded with scenic villages and smaller settlements, it offers delightful views of the country life across the vicinity.


    About the Activity:

    Join the fun of night trekking near Bangalore at Kabbaldurga with your arrival at the decided pick-up points by around 09:30-10:30PM. Post this, embark on a late night journey to the base of your trekking destination.

    Arriving at the base by late midnight; 01:00AM, start with the fascinating night trek around Bangalore to the Kabbaladurga peak. Trailing through the rugged, uneven and challenging terrains, make it to the peak and find yourself some time to explore and witness the nocturnal charm of the vicinity.

    As the sun starts making its way into the horizon, enjoy the stunning views of the sunrise and start trekking back to the base of Kabbaladurga. Reaching the base, get freshened up and start with your return drive to Bangalore with a delicious breakfast on the way.

    Highest Altitude: 3,600ft

  • 13Night Trekking in Savandurga in Bangalore

    Night Trekking in Savandurga in Bangalore
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lBangalore
    • NNNNN361 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7770084

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR TOUR OPERATOR REGARDING FOREST PERMISSION REQUIREMENTS.

    About the Activity:

    • Set off on an offbeat night trekking in Savandurga in the darkness. Make your way up to the Savandurga peak and also savour in a bonfire. 
    • Expert guides will accompany you throughout the trek. Dash off to Night Trekking in Savandurga, one of the largest monolithic rocks in Asia. 
    • Just 60 km west of Bangalore, the rocky delight soars to 1226 meters above sea level. It is shaped by two hills, Karigudda and Biligudda, the former meaning black hill and the latter meaning white hill. Assemble at a common point and begin your journey from Bangalore at around 09:30 PM. 
    • Arrive at the craggy charms and set off on the Savandurga trek by 01:00 AM under the guidance of trekking experts. Along the way, discover the nocturnal appeals of the destination as your torches guide you through the path. Once at the Savandurga peak, enjoy a campfire and as the first rays of the sun ascends, you can head back down for a buffet breakfast and by 08:30 AM, take on the return journey to Bangalore.



  • 14Bheemeshwari



    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

    Where to Stay:  
    Best places to stay in Bheemeshwari
    Night Outing at Bheemeshwari Adventure and Nature Camp

    Night Outing at Bheemeshwari Adventure and Nature Camp

    NNNNN82 Ratings

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  • 15Wonderla 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
  • 16Wine 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

    NNNNN2235 Ratings

    h1 HourlBangalore

    O300

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    O250

  • 17Shivanasamudra 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
  • 18Micro Light Flying in Bangalore

    Micro Light Flying in Bangalore
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    Bangalore is a town city that moves fast and does things in a whole different way. Within a fast-paced life, a small getting away from the town is something that becomes a must, growing over the weekend. To help you plan a weekend trip from Bangalore, this aerial ride over the majestic city of Bangalore is sure going to find its way on your bucket list.

    Fly over 
    Bangalore at a height of 40,000ft above sea level for more than 10 minutes in the total 20min experience. This should be your goal replacing any other Bangalore weekend getaway plans that you have.
    Micro light Flying in Bangalore

    Micro light Flying in Bangalore

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    O4,129

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    O3,330

  • 19Big Banyan Tree

    Big Banyan Tree
    Image Credit : icycle.in
    If you are planning a weekend trip from Bangalore, how about going to see a surreal and evergreen piece of history, harboured in the very heart of the city of Bangalore. The ‘Dodda Alada Mara’, or the Big Banyan Tree has stood in its place for more than 400 years now and has become an attraction to tourists visiting from or to Bangalore.

    One can cycle to the spot of the tree from the city, giving you serious goals for your Bangalore weekend getaways and plans.
  • Bangalore Weekend Getaways (150-300 Km)

  • 20Wayanad

    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.

    Prepare your bucket list of best things to do in Wayanad, handpicked by travellers.

  • 21Tadiandamol Trek

    Tadiandamol Trek
    Image Credit : travellust.co.in

    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.
    Tadiandamol Trek and Adventure Escape, Coorg

    Tadiandamol Trek and Adventure Escape, Coorg

    NNNNN1843 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlCoorg

    O3,650

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    O3,050

  • 22Masinagudi

    Masinagudi

    Wildlife buffs can head to the untamed beauty of Masinagudi in Tamil Nadu. For a unique experience visit the tourist places in Masinagudi like the Elephant Camp where around 29 pachyderms are taken care of and trained. Witness how their adorable creatures are given a bath and fed. It is the most popular Bangalore weekend getaway visited by a lot of tourists every year.

    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 Km

    Where to stay: Most comfortable stays in Masinagudi

    Homestay With Camping in Masinagudi

    Homestay With Camping in Masinagudi

    NNNNN176 Ratings

    d1 Dayn1 NightlMasinagudi

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    O3,500

  • 23Kumara Parvatha



    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

    NNNNN1048 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlCoorg

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    O3,089

  • 24 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 the 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.

  • 25Yercaud

    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
  • 26BR 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.
  • 27Yelagiri 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 this popular Bangalore weekend getaway. 

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

    Where to stay: Best places for most relaxing stay in Yelagiri.

  • 28Belur- Halebid

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    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. It is popular for a short trip from Bangalore.

    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 Km

  • 29Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

    Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

    In the Chickmagalur District of Karnataka, the Bhadra wildlife sanctuary is a 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: 293.5Kms

  • 30 Nagarhole

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    Nagarhole is spread over two districts of Karnataka, mainly Mysore and Kodagu. The name depicts the many wriggling streams that flow in the region passing through dense forests and deep gorges. The town is dotted with an umpteenth number of waterfalls, forest stretches, and temples which also form an integral part of this cultural town in the Kodagu districts of Karnataka. The rich history of Nagarhole describes the region to be a hunting ground of the rulers of Mysore. 

    Elephants and wild Bison is in abundance along with other jungle dwellers like tigers,  four-horned antelope, jungle cat, civet,  sloth bear, spotted deer, panther, sambhar, black-naped hare, bonnet macaque, pangolin and wild boar. The forests are inhabited by a primitive tribe known as Jenu Kurubas.  Nagarhole National Park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park and it forms a major part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. 

    Nagarhole National Park was established in the year 1955 is situated at a distance of 94 KM from Mysore and somewhat the same from Madikeri as well. It is spread over an area of 643 sq. KM. The unspoiled and uninterrupted park attracts environmentalists and nature enthusiasts from all over the country.  The various safaris running in the park during morning and evening hours can be your best options to explore the flora and fauna of the region. Nagarhole encompasses lush hills, undulating green slopes, grassy swamps, slippery waterfalls and many lakes and streams.  

    Other than going on a safari in Nagarhole, you can also visit nearby attractions like Iruppu falls which originates from Lakshmana Tirtha River, Rameshwara temple which is closely located to the falls. Kutta is a small town that connects many other places of interest to Nagarhole National park. It is situated Northwest of Bandipur National Park and both are separated by river Kabini. From Jeep safaris to Elephant safaris and coracle and boat safaris; there is no dearth of greenery and wildlife. The exciting boat safaris row you through the river and keep you in the center so that you can watch the Crocodiles lazing by the bank. 

    Nagarhole experiences amazing weather throughout the year and you can tread on various trails for trekking and camping. It is advisable to avoid any kind of excursion during the monsoon season. As the region is quite close to Coorg, you must try the local filter coffee, it somewhat touches the benchmark. To have a local experience of living with such a vast array of flora and fauna, get enrolled in an Elephant training camp, the excitement and thrill of bathing the giant mammoths are incredible.  Mysore is the nearest railway station.  Take a bus or a cab to reach Nagarhole. 
  • 31Kabini

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    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.

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  • 32 Ooty

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    From nature walks in gardens that makes one wonder whether Paradise, as depicted in scriptures of various cultures, have actually been derived from such sensory experiences to relaxing over a cup of tea from the tea plantations dotting the hillside, only to realize most humbly of nature’s gifts as a bountiful provider, the tourist places in Ooty can be expected to resuscitate the soul, depleted of its spiritual reserves through the trials of everyday existence. Also, check out best Ooty tour packages and things to do in Ooty.

    Ooty, once the summer capital of Madras Presidency under the British, can be safely regarded as “India’s Switzerland”. John Sullivan, the then collector of Coimbatore had noted the same in his elaborate report on the region, way back in the 19th century. After independence, Ooty was developed into a major tourist destination and understandably so, given its qualification for the same, owing to nature’s abundant blessings in terms of climate, scenic splendour, local sights and sounds, its wealth of birds and beasts and of course its homegrown beverages of tea and coffee.

    The majestic “Queen of the Hills” forms part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, reputed for its fragile and exquisite ecosystem. In the ecological parlance, it is best known as a “hotspot”, the label justifying the designation of the section of the Western Ghats as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ooty has been developed to offer a rare glimpse to tourists of the essence of the rest of the reserve, much of which are out of bounds as part of conservation efforts.

    The wooded hills of the Western Ghats with its canopy of unkempt, untouched shola vegetation interspersed with maintained and cultivated tea gardens offer a rare view of the symbiotic existence of man and nature where one can see and learn what sustainable use of natural resources should ideally look like. The botanical garden and rose garden curate much of the bounty of nature at Ooty to mesmerizing effect. One has to see the tourist places in Ooty it to believe in the gifts of life, otherwise often conveniently overlooked.

  • 33 Mysore

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    Mysore is one of the most famous tourist destinations of South India. Originally 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 travellers 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


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  • 34 Goa

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    Boasting of a quaint mix of western and eastern influences, Goa is a unique holiday destination with an enchanting allure of nature as well as culture. The charming landscapes, glittering beaches, verdant hills and mouthwatering food beckons millions of tourists every year for the most exotic adventure in this small state in India. It is not only the best places to rejuvenate yourself but also the fascinating place to have a bunch of memories to last for a lifetime.

    Often known as the ‘pearl of the east’, Goa has been known across the globe for the warm hospitality, cultural heritage and the endless parties. Whether it is relaxation or adventure, nature or history, shopping or food, or the best places to visit in Goa, it delights all the vacationers with its tangible and intangible allures. Enjoy a spa day to refresh the mind and soul or binge on some spectacular seafood enjoying the view of the sunset. Have a thrilling day by the beach or party all night with the Djs in Goa. 

    Visit the fascinating churches or revisit Goan history at the famous forts, the list goes on and on. You can feel the subtle influence of erstwhile Portuguese rule in Goa, however, the folk performances and villages of Goa will give you an amazing perspective of Goan lifestyle. The beaches in Goa like Vagator Beach, Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach draws many visitors and offers many adventure sports too.

    The Dudhsagar waterfall and Arvalem waterfall attract many tourists every year. The rock-cut caves of Khandepar and Arvalem are also worth mentioning. The Pilar monastery, Saligao seminary, and Rachol seminary attract the religiously minded travellers. With so many tourist attractions, Goa is the perfect place to enjoy your next vacation. Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned traveller to Goa, the beach paradise will keep you longing to come back.

    Here are the best places to visit in Goa while you plan your holiday here.

  • 35 Kodaikanal

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    Kodaikanal, the princess of hill station, is mainly known for being honeymoon destinations among other places in India. This is the most suitable and beautiful destination in the south of India because of its scenic beauty which leaves the visitors awestruck with memorable experiences.The meaning of tourist places in Kodaikanal is the gift of the forest and it contains some dense forest with enormous varieties of trees, enchanting waterfalls and huge rocks.

    Situated in the hills of Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, the Kodaikanal contains a huge history as a retreat and popular tourist destination. There are many locals name that are given to this beautiful town, but the most popular is “place to see in summer”.The queen of mountain destinations is also known as the “gift of God” because of its gifted lakes and hills.The beautiful place of Kodaikanal welcomes you with a fall in the temperature accompanied by scenic beauty.

    The Switzerland of the east is home to varieties of adventures and exciting things to do and places to visit. Kodaikanal, the town of romance, gives you a new feeling every time you go sightseeing to different places with its pure and untouched nature’s beauty and makes you feel a step closer to the glory of Mother Nature. Kodaikanal attracts a huge number of tourists and travellers along with adventurers both national and international every year.

    The king of romantic places, Kodaikanal is one of the best places to visit in the south region. We all know Tamil Nadu is the king of South India and hence the town of Kodaikanal adds a little more litter into its glory. The town is not only just meant for newly married couples but also you can visit the tourist places in Kodaikanal town with your family and enjoy the various sports and adventure provided by this mesmerizing and beautiful town.

  • 36Gokarna

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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.

    Where to Stay: Best Resorts to stay in Gokarna

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  • 37Dudhsagar 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 Km

    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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  • 38Shimoga

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    Renamed as Shivmogga, Shimoga is a famous Bangalore weekend getaway which 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: Kodachadri, Honnemaradu, Jog Falls, Kundadri, Sakrebailu and many more

    Distance from Bangalore: 300 Km

    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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  • 39Jog Falls

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    The second highest waterfalls in India, the Jog falls are located in the Shimoga District of Karnataka. 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

  • 40Alleppey

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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

  • 41 Pondicherry

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    Standing as the perfect destination that brings together the serene beauty of beaches and a calming spirituality to anyone who visits Pondicherry. The tourist places in Pondicherry stands as testimony to a colourful history of the marriage of French and Indian culture across the ages. It is difficult to tell which culture has naturalized the other in the city space. Also, check out best beaches in Pondicherry and things to do in Pondicherry

    Pondicherry was a French colony till 1954 when it was handed over to India. It is a city located at sea level in coastal Tamil Nadu and is a standing monument of French town planning. The beautiful French style avenues, old bougainvillaea canopied colonial buildings, churches and ancient temples from the places in Pondicherry which lend to the city an aesthetic which exemplifies co-habitants of cultures most peacefully. Whether you go to the Pondicherry Beach, the Rock Beach, the Botanical gardens or anywhere else, you will not get the feeling that you are in India. And the best place to see in Pondicherry with that notion is the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the Auroville, where residents from all corners of the world come to seek spirituality. As for the rest of the town, the old world charm of almost everything just gives it all a sense of serene calm.

    Apart from the two already mentioned, beaches in Pondicherry also include the Serenity beach, which is a great surfing spot, and the Paradise beach which is a heaven for people wanting to devour some delicious street food. And talking about beaches takes us to the best thing in Pondicherry, right next to the beaches, literally. Beach resorts in Pondicherry is sure going to be the best way you spend your stays in Pondicherry. With the beaches just a short walk away and the kind of luxury and exclusive hospitality that you will be served in these resorts, nobody would even think of going away, let alone choose any other kind of stay over them. Imagine sipping on some cocktails while you are in a pool that overlooks the beach, and you can hear the waves as they lap against the shore making the luxurious feeling of staying in a beach resort all the way more tranquil.

    And no, these are not the only things to do in Pondicherry, as this place will never ever cease to surprise you with its uniqueness. You can take a heritage walk down both the quarters of the city, or do the different thing and watch a sunrise on a beach. For a pinch of spirituality to change the taste of your life, you can visit the Ashram, or probably get adventurous and take to scuba diving here. The thing about Pondicherry is, once you are here, you will never be disappointed.

  • 42Hampi

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    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. It is the most amazing place amongst all the weekend getaways from Bangalore.

    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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  • 43 Munnar

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    Kerala is known as God’s own country for the natural beauty and ecological diversity that it is blessed with. Amongst all of the land's beauty of the state is Munnar, a very popular hill station only 127 km from the city of Cochin. With the best places to visit in Munnar, this hill station perched at a height of 5200 ft above sea level is encompassed by scenic hills and greenery and is home to some of the best plantations of the country. Given its atmosphere, it enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year, making it a great place to rest inquietude at any given season.

    Apart from rejuvenating in the tranquillity of its nature, Munnar also offers a lot of activities to try during your visit to this hill station. Although only trekking and hiking are popularly known for in this region, what is unknown is that Munnar is a place that also offers a range of adrenaline rushing activities to experience. Mountain biking would be a great option for those comfortable riding uphill, witnessing the beautiful plantations alongside the biking trail. Added new to the list of adventurous activities in Munnar is Paragliding amongst the beautiful hills.

    Apart from all of the things to do, it also has some of the best places to visit in Munnar. Few serene lakes for boating, many picnic spots near waterfalls, parks, dams, wildlife and temples, Munnar will keep you occupied with enough to see. However, a trip to Munnar is incomplete without strolling amidst the tea plantations and trying the local flavours of tea.  

  • 44Karwar

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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 main 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 kilometres and acts as the main source of irrigation for Karnataka. It is situated about 15 kilometres south of Karnataka Goa border. Baitkhol Port is the natural harbour in the region with landside 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 kilometres. You can reach there by car or bus. An overnight journey would take you to Karwar so easily.

  • 45Agumbe

    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

  • 46Mangalore

    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.

  • 47Bekal

    Bekal
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    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 defence 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 Km

  • 48Udupi

    Udupi
    Home to some of the richest heritage and folk cultures, Udupi is a beachside 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 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 Km 
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  • 49Murudeshwara

    Murudeshwara
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    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

  • 50Honnemaradu

    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 

  • 51Badami

    Badami
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    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

  • 52Mahabalipuram

    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

  • 53Kovalam

    Kovalam
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    The coastline of Kerala is famous for its warm, tropical and pristine beaches. It’s hard to pick favorites amongst such stunning beauties, but Kovalam has an edge over the others! Easily approachable by road, going to the beach itself is s journey into travel love!

    Shielded by rocky cliffs on either sides, Kovalam is surely a place where you can enjoy playing in the water or just resting on the sandbar!

    Distance from Bangalore: 724.8 Kms

  • 54Kochi

    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.
  • 55Rameshwaram

    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

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Snow City

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 the city 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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Ramanagara

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 places to visit in Bangalore to enjoy heaps of activities like camping and trekking, and 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: 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.

Timings: The gates of the sanctuary open around 9 AM and closes by 4:30 to 5 PM.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 55 KM

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Bheemeshwari

Bheemeshwari is a short distance hideaway in the Mandya district of Karnataka and is situated around a hundred KM from the city on the banks of river Cauvery.  This picturesque is visited mostly for fishing and angling as it is an ideal destination to indulge in such activities. 

It is home to Mahseer, the tropical game  fish along with schools of other fishes and that is why it is called “the angler’s paradise.” Wedged amid the Shivanasamudra falls and the Mekedatu falls, Bheemeshwari lures travelers with its mesmerizing natural beauty. 

Sangam in Bheemeshwari is the confluence point of river Cauvery and river Akravati which enables many water activities such as boating, rafting, coracle rides etc. Kokrebellur Pelicanry is another attraction is Bheemeshwari which one of the five most famous pelican breeding habitats in the world. It is one of the famous sightseeing places in Bangalore that is a ‘must-visit’ location.

Location: 100 KM on the Kanakapura road from Bangalore.

Best Time to Visit: Monsoon season or post-monsoon, winter season.

Average time required to visit the place: one or two days.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 100 KM.


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Dodda Alada Mara

The sprawling branches of a Banyan tree has captured a land of over 3 acres in Kethohalli village, making it one of the unique sightseeing places in Bangalore. This 400-year-old Banyan tree is stated to be the second largest tree in the country and the first largest in Karnataka. 

A thousand aerial roots hanging out from this tree covers a circumference of over 250 meters. Dodda Alada Mara is a well-maintained and well-kept secret of Karnataka which is properly fenced and protected with cemented seats placed beside it for the visitors to enjoy the magic of nature. 

The interesting fact about Dodda Alada Mara is that it stands erect on the thousand aerial root without having the main root as it died out of some natural diseases in the past.

Location: Tavarekere Hobli, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Best Time to Visit: Evenings are ideal to spend at Dodda Alada Mara to enjoy cool breezes and a blazing sunset.

Price:

Timings: 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM on all days of the week.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 26 KM.


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