Life in ‘the IT capital of India’ is often characterized as bustling and vibrant. It is not uncommon that a hectic 8-hour schedule in the office and exasperating 2-3 hours in traffic drains every ounce of energy, leaving no room for excitement and fun. What better time than the weekend to escape the humdrum of life? Don’t be a couch potato and idle away the weekend, for Bangalore has umpteen destinations for every kind of traveler — no matter if it is the sea or mountains or woods that you love! You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the best weekend getaways from Bangalore. So, here we are with the top 3 suggestions for an ideal weekend getaway near Bangalore!
Coorg, the Scotland of India:
The ravishing beauty and serenity of Coorg draws travelers to this popular weekend getaway near Bangalore. Originally called Kodagu, Coorg is one of the best hill stations in India, situated about 260 km away from Bangalore.
Coorg’s allure is not just limited to its natural scenery. This coffee-producing hill station encompassed by the lush hills of Western Ghats is also a perfect destination for adventure, culinary, and cultural tourism. Enjoy adventure sports like trekking and white-water rafting, drink in the views of misty coffee plantations, watch the sunset at Raja’s Seat, bathe elephants at the Dubare Elephant Camp, and sample Kodava cuisine.
Mysore, the Cultural Capital of Karnataka:
Mysore or Mysuru, an erstwhile princely state, is famed for its royal heritage, magnificent palaces, ornate temples, and beautiful gardens. This historic city, situated at the base of Chamundi Hills, is one of the closest weekend getaways from Bangalore.
The name Mysore immediately conjures up the image of the elegant Mysore Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s true that palaces are Mysore’s primary draw cards, but this ‘City of Palaces’ never ceases to amaze you with its other attractions like Brindavan Gardens, Karanji Lake, Ranganathittu Sanctuary, Yoga centers, etc. Mysore’s famous silk sarees, paintings, and sandalwood are among the best Indian souvenirs, so don’t forget to buy them.
Chikmagalur, the Coffee Land of Karnataka:
Love the tranquilizing aroma of coffee? It’s time to feast your eyes with the breathtaking views of sprawling tea and coffee plantations against the backdrop of verdant Mullayanagiri ranges in Chikmagalur, the first recorded place in India to cultivate coffee. Book flights to Mangalore with Indian Eagle now!
The sleepy town of Chikmagalur is a sought-after weekend getaway from Bangalore among nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and peace seekers. Trek the highest Mullayanagiri peak, relax by the waterfalls, visit the temples, go wildlife spotting at Shola Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and Kudremukh National Park, and take a guided tour through the coffee plantations. The home-stays within the estates warmly welcome you for a tranquil sojourn in Chikmagalur!