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15 Perfect Weekend Tours from Bangalore you should visit!!!

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If you want to break your routine through a change of scenery, there are all sorts of weekend getaways from Bangalore. Leave behind your worries and boring affairs of life, and escape to one of these amazing places to find peace. From pleasingly scenic hill stations where one can indulge in a number of adventures to coastal towns featuring pristine beaches, Bangalore is surrounded by excellent destinations for all kinds of travellers.

BEST WEEKEND GETAWAYS FROM BANGALORE

 

1. MYSORE – 150 KM FROM BANGALORE.

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Mysore is well known around the world for numerous reasons. History and heritage that one will be able to witness even today are also some of the main reasons for its popularity. It is also world renowned for Dussehra celebrations. Tourists from different parts of the world visit Mysore during this occasion. It does not matter whether you are looking for a simple leisure trip or an adventure trip; Mysore welcomes everyone whole heartedly.

HOW TO REACH MYSORE:

Travel Mode: Taxi/Bus/Train.

Travel Time: 3 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN MYSORE:

Heritage monuments like Mysore Palace, Brindavan Garden and Chamundi Hill ECT. Mysore is considered as an ideal weekend destination for Bangaloreans as it is very close to the city.

2. BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK – 220 KM FROM BANGALORE.

Bandipura

Bandipur National Park is regarded as one of the most beautiful and the better-managed national parks of India. Located amidst the picturesque surroundings of the towering Western Ghat Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway in Karnataka, Bandipur National Park covers an area of about 874.2 sq km. Together with Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala and Nagarhole National Park in the North.

HOW TO REACH BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK:

Travel Mode: Taxi.

Travel Time: 4 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK:

Bandipur National Park is additionally well known for facilitating elephant safaris and jeep safaris.

3. OOTY – 270 KM FROM BANGALORE.

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Ooty stands out due to its amazing beauty and tourism options. It is also listed as one of the best excursion spots in India. Ooty has a great climatic condition all year around. Therefore, it does not matter whether you are looking for a summer vacation or a weekend getaway; this is surely an ideal place to visit. It is located 2,240 meters above the sea level. Therefore, Ooty welcomes everyone with a cool and calm weather.

HOW TO REACH OOTY:

Travel Mode: Taxi/Bus.

Travel Time: 7 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN OOTY:

The attractions in Ooty include a Natural harmony like Doddabetta Peak, Toy Train and Botanical Garden ECT. It is a perfect destination for adventure as well s nature lovers.

4. WAYANAD – 270 KM FROM BANGALORE.

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Wayanad can be referred as the green paradise of South India. Wayanad stands out due to its mystifying natural beauty; you will be able to find clad mountains, fertile plantations and intense forests. It is considered as a great place for nature lovers, admirers and adventure travellers. You will also find numerous adventure options in Wayanad that can give you a great holiday experience.

HOW TO REACH WAYANAD:

Travel Mode: Taxi/Bus.

Travel Time: 6 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN WAYANAD:

You can visit Soochipara Falls, Edakkal Cave and Jungle ECT. When you are making a plan to Wayanad, you will be able to enjoy life, nature, journey as well as heritage.

5. COORG – 270 KM FROM BANGALORE.

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Coorg is one of the best hill stations in Karnataka. Due to the extraordinary terrain and natural beauty, this amazing place is listed under some of the best hill stations in India. The amazing Coorg attractions will help you to enjoy extravagant get-away from the busy and hectic everyday schedules. Due to the glorious magnificence and cool climate, Coorg is also known as 'Scotland of India' as well as the 'Kashmir of the South' where you will have a great time with your friends and family.

HOW TO REACH COORG:

Travel Mode: Taxi/Bus.

Travel Time: 7 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN COORG:

You can go for River rafting, Dubare, Nisargadhama, Talacauvery ECT, for an unforgettable experience with your friends and family.

6. YARCAUD – 210 KM FROM BANGALORE.

Yercaud

Yercaud is the highly visited attractions amongst nature lovers, teenagers and families. It is renowned for its splendid exquisiteness, verdant greenery and coffee plantations. It experiences salubrious climate all through the year and offers a great opportunity to the tourists to relish its striking scenic beauty, which is spectacular and amazing. And one can witness different sorts of wildlife in these forests like foxes, snakes, squirrels, deer and many more.

HOW TO REACH YARCAUD:

Travel Mode: Taxi.

Travel Time: 6 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN YARCAUD:

You can visit Shevaroy Temple, Big Lake, Pagoda Point, Killiyur Falls ECT. There are a significant number of caves and in the event that you are ready for it, try exploring them.

7. CHIKMAGALUR – 280 KM FROM BANGALORE.

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Chikmagalur is mostly popular for its coffee plantations and a pleasant climate. Another renowned attraction that Chikmagalur is known for is its Bababudan Giri ranges. Though it was among the underexplored destinations, the hill station thanks to its picturesque landscapes and greenery has earned a lot of attention from tourists across. The literal meaning of Chikmagalur is ‘Land of the younger daughter’

HOW TO REACH CHIKMAGALUR:

Travel Mode: Taxi/Bus.

Travel Time: 5 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN CHIKMAGALUR:

You can visit Mullayanagiri, Kalhatti falls ECT. One of the most serene and picturesque destinations of the state, Chikmagalur should definitely be on your to visit list.

8. PONDICHERRY – 310 KM FROM BANGALORE.

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Though very small, Pondicherry was the largest French colony in India. The city has a long and interesting history of trade and war. There is a strong French influence in the city, Pondicherry also known as "Pondy" and now officially called Puducherry is one of the seven Union Territories of India. This former French colony is a perfect amalgamation of the traditional Indian sensibilities and French architecture, Pondicherry has a lot to offer.

HOW TO REACH PONDICHERRY:

Travel Mode: Taxi/Bus.

Travel Time: 9 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN PONDICHERRY:

The real attractions in Pondicherry are the Promenade Beach, Paradise Beach etc. Pondicherry is known for its water sports and scuba jumping is one of them.

9. GOKARNA & MURUDESHWAR – 490 KM FROM BANGALORE.

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With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage town and a hub for beach lovers. Situated on the coast of Karwar, every year Gokarna welcomes hordes of tourists from around the world in search of sanctity and relaxation. You can also visit Murudeshwar which is located 54 km from Gokarna, Which has a rich past and is home to the second tallest Shiva statue in the world the place dates back to the days of the Ramayana.

HOW TO REACH GOKARNA:

Travel Mode: Taxi/Bus.

Travel Time: 6 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN MANGALORE:

You can visit Om Beach, Mahabaleshwara Temple, Paradise Beach, Murudeshwar, Gokarna Beach activities that you can enjoy here are dolphin viewing, kayaking and Jet Ski.

10. MUNNAR – 480 KM FROM BANGALORE.

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Munnar is well known for flourishing green tea ranches with a blend of beautiful valleys, streams and intriguing untamed lifestyle. It is located in Kerala, which is famously known as “God’s Own Country” When you visit this beautiful place, you will be able to enjoy varied vegetation, far reaching stretches of tea plantations and high mountains. Therefore, it is considered as a great destination for both nature lovers and leisure travellers.

HOW TO REACH MUNNAR:

Travel Mode: Taxi/Bus.

Travel Time: 10 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN MUNNAR:

You can visit Tata Tea depository and Tea estates, Idukki Arch Dam, Eravikulam National Park ECT. You can surely spend some idyllic time in the hands of nature.

11. COIMBATORE – 365 KM FROM BANGALORE.

Isha Foundation

Coimbatore also known as Kovai is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. It is the administrative headquarters of Coimbatore District, Known as Manchester of southern India, Coimbatore has a pleasant, salubrious climate, not reaching the high temperatures of other southern India cities. The Isha Yoga Center situated at the foothills of Velliangiri, on the outskirts of Coimbatore, is the headquarters for Isha Foundation. The Isha Yoga Center is situated 30 kilometres west of Coimbatore,

HOW TO REACH COIMBATORE:

Travel Mode: Taxi/Bus/Train.

Travel Time: 7 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN COIMBATORE:

You can visit Car Museum, Marudhamalai Murugan Temple, Velliengiri hills, Asia's biggest statue of Lord Ganesha temple in Puliakulam. Its unique energy, structure, and location make the Isha Yoga Center a tremendously powerful space for self-transformation

12. JOGFALLS – 410 KM FROM BANGALORE.

 Jogfalls

The Western Ghats gives rise to the Sharavati River that plunges from a height of 829 feet in four magnificent cascades namely Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket. Jog falls, being the tallest waterfalls in India is situated in the dense evergreen forests; one can take an adventurous walk at the bottom of the gorge when the sluice gates of the Linganmakki dam are closed. Jog falls is also known as Gerusoppaa falls,

HOW TO REACH JOGFALLS:

Travel Mode: Taxi.

Travel Time: 8 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN JOGFALLS:

Explore the land of Jog Falls, visiting the places around it, Sagara a small town in the district of Shimoga, located 30 km from Jog Falls, is home to several ancient temples.

 13. DANDELI – 460 KM FROM BANGALORE.

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Dandeli lies on the banks of the River Kali in north Karnataka which has a dense forest cover and is one of the best natural habitats in the world. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka. The sanctuary is the natural habitat for several wildlife species such as tigers, leopards, black panthers, elephants and langur. Dandeli is one of the top white-water rafting destinations in India.

HOW TO REACH DANDELI:

Travel Mode: Taxi/Bus/Train.

Travel Time: 9 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN DANDELI:

Kayaking, canoeing, water rafting on the Kali River, along with other adventure sports like cycling and mountain biking are some of the things one can indulge in here.

14. SAKLESHPURA – 230 KM FROM BANGALORE.

Sakleshpura

Sakleshpur is a quaint hill station that boasts a scenic environment, pleasant climate and lofty green hills that is full of cardamom, coffee, pepper and areca plantations. It's a spectacular town tucked away in the Western Ghats on Bangalore-Mangalore Highway, this beautiful holiday destination is very popular for its fascinating mountains, scenic beauty and pleasant weather as well. It offers a revising getaway from the busy city life.

HOW TO REACH SAKLESHPURA:

Travel Mode: Taxi.

Travel Time: 5 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN SAKLESHPURA:

You can visit Manjarabad Fort, Sakleshwara Temple, Magajahalli Waterfalls, Hemavathi Dam ECT. If you have time, you can dedicate a day to visit nearby places like Belur, Halebidu.

15. NAGARAHOLE – 225 KM FROM BANGALORE.

Nagarahole

Nagarahole is derived its name from Naga, means snake and Hole refers to as streams. The park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park located in Kodagu and Mysore District. It is also considered as World Heritage site by UNESCO. Three of the park namely Bandipur, Mudumalai & Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are adjacent to the Nagarahole. Bengal Tiger, Indian Leopard, Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena are the predators that can be spotted in the park.

HOW TO REACH NAGARAHOLE:

Travel Mode: Taxi.

Travel Time: 6 Hours.

ACTIVITIES TO DO IN NAGARAHOLE:

You can have an excellent view of nature. Safari rides, Wildlife Trekking. Jeep Safari, birding, coracle ride, boat ride and elephant ride at the Elephant training camp.

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