10 Places Perfect for Weekend Getaways From Bangalore/Bengaluru

Bangalore or officially termed as Bengaluru, is a perfect combination of novelty, spirituality, and heritage.

The city in itself boasts of a number of places to head to and many things to do. But there are more exciting and alluring sites lies beyond the city walls.

So, take a break and let yourself be escaped in these heavenly places with your besties on the upcoming weekends. Here, we bring the complete list of best places to visit near Bengaluru.

List of Weekend Getaways From Bangalore/Bengaluru

Pick one for the next weekend from Bengaluru !

#1 Chikmagalur

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Chikmagalur is a delightful weekend escape near Bangalore and is said to be the birthplace of coffee plantations in India.

Situated at the foothills of the Mullayanagiri ranges, this tiny hill station is surrounded by the lush green meadows, streams and coffee gardens, and offers a spectacular panorama.

Places to visit in Chikmagalur: Baba Budangiri, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Mullayanagiri, Kudremukh, Shringeri Sharadamba Temple.

Distance from Bengaluru- 243 KMs

Best time to Visit – September to May

#2 Coorg

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Just a drive of hardly 5 or 6 hours from the IT Captial of India, and you will be landed at the most sparkling beauty of India, Coorg.

Surrounded by the majestic mountains and the misty landscape, the city is often referred as the Scotland of India. Considered among the most picturesque and peaceful destinations near Bangalore, the hill station is well-known for its exotic sceneries and tranquil atmosphere.

Attractions in Coorg – Madikeri, Virajpet, Nagarhole National Park, Kushalanagar, Abbey Falls.

Distance from Bengaluru 238 KMs

Best time to Visit  – October to April

#3 Yelagiri Hills

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The small yet peaceful and beautiful hill station, Yelagiri is situated in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. It is kind of silent beauty hill station and works-out like more you explore, more you discover.

The place also offers various adventurous sports, out of which rappelling and trekking are the popular ones.

Places where you can head to while being in Yelagiri: Punganoor Artificial Lake-cum-Park, Swami Malai Hills, YMCA Camp Centre, YASA Club (Yelagiri Adventure Sports Association).

Distance from Bangalore – 160 KMs

Best time to Visit  – November to February

#4 Horsley Hills

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The trip with loved ones! Named among the most romantic places near Bangalore for the weekend, Horsley Hills is situated in Andhra Pradesh. This can be the perfect spot for having relaxed with the family on weekends.

Attractions of Horsley Hills – Parks and gardens, Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary (at a distance of 80 km from here).

Distance from Bangalore – 153 KMs

Best time to Visit  – December to February

#5 Shivanasamudra Waterfalls

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The breathtaking Shivanasamudra waterfall is situated on the banks of Kaveri river and is a majestic site to catch near Bangalore. Defined as the Lord Shiva’s sea, the astounding town is a popular tourist hub with its rocky terrains and spectacular waterfalls.

It can be the best spot to go on a picnic with family and friends.

Also Read: Top 10 Greatest Waterfalls in India

Along with the sightseeing, one can also enjoy many adventurous activities, out of them Rappelling and Trekking would be the great experience to have here.

Distance from Bangalore – 135 KMs

Best time to Visit  – March to October

#6 Hogenakkal Falls

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Branching out from the Kaveri River, Hogenakkal Falls is Considered among one of the oldest waterfalls in the world. The sightseeing with the roar of cascading water falling from the rocky mountains will surely behold your breath.

The place is surrounded by the small villages and immense natural beauties, making it an ideal destination of hanging out on weekends near Bangalore.

Distance from Bangalore – 135 KMs

Best time to Visit  – December to February

#7 Ooty

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Often termed as the heart of Nilgiris, Ooty is situated at the elevation of 2,240 meters and boasts of immense greeneries over the rolling hills. It is a popular honeymoon destination for the newly wedded couples in south India. You can also visit there by Nilgiri Railways, the journey to Ooty by Train is listed among the best Train Journeys in India.

The majestic view of lofty mountains, the enchanting beauty of numerous tea estates and dense forests make it the perfect weekend escapes with the loved ones.

Attractions in Ooty – Ooty Lake, Ooty Botanical Gardens, Doddabetta Peak, Rose Gardens, Thread Garden, Emerald Lake, Dolphin’s Lake, Kalhatti Falls

Distance from Bangalore – 272 KMs

Best time to Visit  – Throughout the Year

#8 Kabini

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If you are a wildlife admirer, this place is for you. Kabini is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries, enriched by a variety of flora and fauna.

The place was also once served as a private hunting region in the British time. The beauty of the place becomes more alluring during the monsoon season.

The popular wildlife attractions are leopard, panther, sambar deer, Cheetal, panther and several species of birds.

Distance from Bangalore – 171 KMs

Best time to Visit  – July to October

#9 Ramanagara

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Remember the Bollywood blockbuster Sholay – Jai, Veeru & Basanti, much of the movie was shot in the rocky terrain of Ramanagara.

Just a drive of an hour away from the hustle and bustle of the city crowd, it is the nearest and peaceful getaway from Bangalore.

Places to visit in Ramanagara: Rocks of Ramanagara, Ramadevara betta, Janapada Loka

Distance from Bangalore – 49 KMs

Best time to Visit  – October to April

#10 Mysore

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Take a glimpse of the glorious past of the rich and regal heritage of Mysore. from a historic culture to an upcoming IT hub, Mysore presents a mixture of traditions as well as modern theories. The city boasts of multiple attractions in it.

The city doesn’t just lure the weekenders from nearby places but tourists across the country as well as the world.

Major attractions in Mysore – Mysore Palace, Mysore Zoo, Karanji Lake, Brindavan Gardens, Jaganmohan Palace.

Distance from Bangalore – 145 KMs

Best time to Visit  – Anytime

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