Top 5 Weekend Getaways from Bangalore

Don’t spend your precious days planning for vacations. Detox the soul and refresh your mind with a rejuvenating break, run away from hustle bustle of the city traffic, pollution and population to nature’s lap.

Discover a new holiday hotspot or rediscover a favourite destination.

Hit the escape button and ditch the smart phone for a short weekend escape now!

Top 5 weekend getaways from Bangalore that you don’t wanna miss 🙂 🙂 🙂

Coorg, Karnataka(259 Km from Bangalore ) 

Buddhist Monastery,Coorg

Buddhist Monastery,Coorg

Well known as “Scotland of India”. The enchanting valley of hills, coffee plantations, scenic beauty, lush green valleys & majestic mountain ranges of Western Ghat its one of the most beautiful hill station.It is known for its beautiful coffee, tea, and cardamom plantations.It’s an absolute treat for adventure and fun lovers, as you can go out for rafting, trekking etc.

Check this post to find places to visit in Coorg: Coorg-Scotland-of-India

  • Places to Visit: Monastery, Talakaveri, Abbey Falls, Madikeri Raja Seat, Omkareshwara Temple, Dubare Elephant Camp, Nisargadhama, Nagarhole National park, Iruppa falls
  • Travel Time: Around 4 hours
  • Famous for: Trekking, Rafting, Hill Station, Sightseeing, Valley, Waterfalls, Temple

Chikmagalur, Karnataka (248 Km from Bangalore):

The name Chikamagalur is interpreted as ‘town of younger daughter’. Surrounded by coffee plantations , breathtaking views of the enchanting valley.The town is an economic and trade hub of Karnataka.

  • Places to visit: The major attractions of Chikmagalur are the Kondadarama Temple, which is a symbolic blend of Hoysala and Dravidian styles of architectures and the Jamia Mosque.
  • Travel Time: Around 4 hours
  • Famous for: Trekking, Gardens, Hill Station, Temple, Valley, Bird Watching, Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad, Kerala- (289 Km from Bangalore):

Wayanad is one of the exquisite hill stations of Kerala. Exotic spot with aesthetic locales. The undulated topography offers a breathtaking vision of craggy rocks, adding to the picturesque scenery the town captivates many tourists with its scenic beauty, water falls, view points, beautiful lakes and flora and fauna.It is a paradise for the bird watcher.

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Check this post to find places to visit in Wayanad: Weekend at Wayanad

  • Places to visit: Pookat Lake, Sochipara Waterfall, Meenmutty waterfall, Lakkidi point, Banasura Sagar Dam, Soochippara Waterfalls, Kanthanpara Waterfall, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Jain Temple, Thirunelly Temple, Pakshipathalam, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, Kuruva Dweep, Edkkal Cave.
  • Travel Time: Around 4 hours
  • Famous for: View point, National Park, Dam, Waterfall, Bird Watching, Jeep Safari, Wildlife Sanctuary, Tree house

Ooty & Coonoor, Tamil Nadu(268 Km from Bangalore):

Weekend Getaways from Bangalore

Ooty is also termed as Udhagamandalam and is popularly termed as queen of hill stations. It is the capital of Nilgiris district and happens to be one of the most picturesque hill resorts in India. The word Nilgiri is interpreted as the Blue Mountains. With its lush green pastures, vast tea gardens, greenery all around, lovely breeze and exquisite locales, Ooty is one of the favourite destination for honeymooners in The South.

  • Places to visit: Avalanche lake, Nilgiri mountain, Botanical Garden, St Stephen’s Church, Ooty Lake, Rose Garden
  • Travel Time: Around 8 hours
  • Famous for: Boating, Tea garden, Cottage, Toy trains, Forest, hill, Lake, Mountain, Nature trails, Park, Sightseeing, Fishing

Yercaud, Tamil Nadu (230 Km from Bangalore):

A peaceful and exquisite hill station in Salem district of Tamil Nadu having situated at an altitude of 1515 m above sea level. Yercaud is nicknamed as Jewel of the South, also known as poor man’s Ooty. In the Tamil language, “Yeri” means lake and “Kaadu” means forest. Yercaud has a lake located at its center and hence the name.Yercaud is famous for oranges and coffee plantations and it has preserved some of the forests in original condition with several resident species of flora and fauna. The main crop frown in Yercaud is coffee, but fruits like guava and jackfruit and spices like black pepper, cardamom are also grown as plantation crops.

  • Places to visit: Shevaroy hill, Killiyur Fall, Pagoda point, Yercaud lake, Bear’s Cave
  • Travel Time: Around 3 hours
  • Famous for: Trekking, Forest, Hill Station, Lake, Spice Plantation, Boating, Cave


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  • Reply
    July 22, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Truly great gateways from Bangalore.

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    July 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Perfect advice! Thanks!

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    farzana & aliasgarmukhtiar
    July 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    looks good, nice clicks

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    July 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I have been to these places. 🙂
    Great shots!

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      July 22, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      Lucky you 🙂 I have not been yercaud and chikmagalur ,they are in my wish list 🙂

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    July 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Great List Swati..i have been looking for such a list for a while and getting it from a Travel enthusiast like you is definitely great… 🙂

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    July 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    very nice dear..will follow your itinerary soon. keep travelling & enjoying.

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      July 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Thanks a lot dear 🙂 🙂 U too keep njoying and rocking 😀 😀

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    Easwar Arumugam
    July 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Nice write with tons of info. Pictures are really awesome.

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      July 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you sir ,the place itself is very beautiful 🙂

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    July 23, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Very helpful to Bengaluru residents! Nicely collated.

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    July 23, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Perfect list! Yercaud and Wayanad on my next-to-travel-list!

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    July 23, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Great getaways!!
    Like like!!

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      July 23, 2013 at 11:40 am

      Thank you so Kirti for stopping by and liking my post 🙂

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    Tom @ Adventurous Travels
    July 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Really amazing article and beautiful photography, thank you for sharing! Someday I hope I will have a chance to see those unbelievably amazing places…

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      July 24, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks a lot for stopping by and liking my post 🙂 🙂

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    July 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm

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    joshi daniel
    July 25, 2013 at 10:21 am

    they all look like really cool places 🙂

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    Ajeeth Boaz
    July 30, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Really cool list and amazing pictures…

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    Mast Holiday
    August 1, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Wow, what the beautiful places to visit, described beautifully with complete detail.
    the pictures seem delightful.

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    August 2, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Hey, love ur blog and the way u’ve put the travel post. very informative and will check the travel spots in the near future:)

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    August 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Wow! it’s awesome getaways Bangalore.

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    September 12, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Lovely compilation !! I am currently in Bangalore and you have inspired me to venture out and revisit these spots 🙂 I visited Yercaud around 2 years back , Ooty and Coorg as a child ..Wayanad is definitely on my list !

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    September 13, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Beautiful places for a perfect weekend getaways.
    Liked the way you have described every destinations absolutely beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing this lovely blog.

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    October 7, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Glad you like my post ….i went through your site …you have an amazing collections of all the places in and around bangalore 🙂

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    Tesney Ap
    October 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I plan to go to Bangalore next month. This is so informative 🙂 I will definitely visit some of these places.

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    Sneha fulare
    March 1, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Lavasa definitely gives you the paradise-y feel. It is like heaven on earth! This city is heavenly in every way be it the ambience or the feel, everything! I would definitely recommend Lavasa to everyone I know.

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    Sneha fulare
    March 11, 2014 at 10:36 am

    It is good to know that since beginning Lavasa is taking care of the most crucial and essential part of the township. The commuting has become easier with the 2 bus routes, called the Green and Red Route, operating within the city. Green Route encircles Dasve Lake every 30 minutes, stopping at designated bus stops. On weekends, the Green Route runs every 15 minutes to facilitate the movement of a greater numbers of tourists. The Red Route runs every 45 minutes to Bhoini and Mugaon Mall during the day. Considering the projected growth, it is understood that the routes and methods of public transport system will change and adapt to the growing demands.

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    talker blogger
    May 17, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Places Look great !!

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    Chrish martin
    August 30, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Nice collection. Thanks to sharing this. Every one like to see around places to see in Bangalore.

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      Tales of a Traveler
      September 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Thank you .. yes there are so many other places too around bangalore 🙂

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    Neha Makdey
    August 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Nice list of places of see near Bangalore. I am gonna bookmark these

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    Punita Malhotra
    February 17, 2017 at 5:21 am

    Bangalore is strategically placed in the hills, so locals are lucky to have easy access to so many lovely destinations in the midst of nature. We are going to Masinagudi next week…I believe its 6 hours away.

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    November 20, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Hey Swati and Sam, This is a comprehensive and helpful list, thank you both for sharing it with us.

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    September 23, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    well done, such an interesting post. People will find this post very helpful.

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