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Top 30 Weekend Getaways to Visit Near Bangalore – Updated List 2022

Escape, Relax and Rejuvenate your spirit in the beautiful escapades near Bangalore …Let’s plan an awesome weekend trip…

Amidst the towering buildings, industries, luxury hotels and resorts, beating nightlife and string of flyovers, Bangalore captures the interest of leisure capers, adventurers, nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers but the city hustle and bustle and scenic vistas isn’t enough to calm the restless soulful wanderers. As a traveler we need more sights and attractions to remember, to experience, and we need more interesting activities to make our day blissful and memorable. This is the reason why a true wanderer who lives in Bangalore looks for an escape to add some enchantments in the landscape of his or her memory. Because sometimes the heart says – Enough of tech, buildings, industries, nightlife etc., Let’s just escape where tranquil bliss and serene ambiance can overpower the senses. Bangalore is considered as a gateway to the hidden hues of the Western Ghats and rich ecosphere that is a home to several species of flora and fauna.

Let’s check out the top 30 Weekend Getaways to visit near Bangalore. Far away from the reach of technology trumpets and highway hollers where you can get some relaxing vibes-

Quick Travel Information on Weekend Getaways Near Bangalore 

Popular Weekend Picnic Spots Near Bangalore Bannerghatta National Park, Ramanagara

Nandi Hills, BR Hills, Horsley Hills, Yelagiri Hills and Kabini Dam etc.

Popular Hill Stations Near Bangalore Nandi Hills, Yercaud, Alleppey, BR Hills, Yelagiri Hills, Coonoor, Ooty, Chikmagalur, Wayanad, Horsley Hills, Sakleshpur and Anthargange etc.
Popular Romantic Getaways Near Bangalore Ooty, Coonoor, BR Hills, Yelagiri Hills, Shimoga, Ramanagara, Kanakpura, Wayanad, Alleppey, Hassan, Sakleshpur, Yercaud, Yelagiri Hills, Coorg and Horsley Hills etc.
Popular Wildlife Destinations Near Bangalore Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park, Bannerghatta National Park, Dubare Elephant Camp and Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary etc.
Historical Destinations Near Bangalore Mysore, Hampi, Belur, Hassan, Badami, Sringeri, Pattadakal, Madurai, and Alampur etc.

Best Selling Weekend Packages from Bangalore

History, Heritage and Cultural Weekend Getaways Near Bangalore

  • Mysore
  • Hampi
  • Hospet
  • Belur
  • Hassan
  • Badami

Mysore, Karnataka

Mysore Palace

Flanked with historical boundaries, pilgrimage sites and ecosphere, Mysore, which is approximately 180 kilometers far from Bangalore, is one of the flamboyant places in India that pulls in weekenders from Bangalore as well as tourists from different parts of the country and across the border. The city echoes with its glorious history that dates back over 700 years and reflects the diorama of the Kingdom of Mysore from its glittering royal heritage. The quaint city also boasts bustling markets, magnificent monuments, cosmopolitan culture and a friendly populace.

Further, it is also a thriving center for the production of premium silk, sandalwood and incense. Nonetheless, the best places to explore in Mysore are the Mysore Palace, Lalitha Mahal, Jaganmohan Palace, Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi Hills, St. Philomena’s Church and Mysore Zoo. Encircling the city of Mysore, Srirangapatna and Shivanasamudra Falls are two other nearby tourist destinations with heritage and nature respectively.

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Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi

One of the best weekend getaways near Bangalore, Hampi– the ancient capital of the Vijayanagara Empire- is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that hosts several monuments displaying the bygone culture. It is about 370 kilometers away from Bangalore and is approximately 8 hours of drive. Although much of the architectural works within the fortification is in ruin, it still holds several temples, civil buildings and military buildings. The stone chariot at Vittala complex is one of the major attractions in Hampi.

The other popular sites are the sacred pushkarani or tank located on the eastern side of Krishna temple. You will also get to behold beautiful vistas of the entire Hampi from Matangaparvata. The city looks gorgeous from the top of the mountain. It is still decked gracefully with ancient and medieval charms.

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Hospet, Karnataka

Hospet - Ananthashayana Temple

The gateway to Hampi, which is about 13 kilometers away, Hospet, located on the banks of River Tungabhadra River, is one of the prominent archeological sites that reflect the medieval hues of the Vijayanagara Empire. Although Hospet today has been commercialized with the development of hotels, the unique Ananthashayana temple of Anantashayana Gudi is the major tourist attraction.

Another popular attraction in Hospet is the Tungabhadra Dam, which is 6 kilometers away from the city. The entire landscape of Hospet is steeped with magnificent ancient ruins which tells the tale of the ancient Vijayanagar Empire. Its glory and splendor is still intact in the form of historical monuments. If you are a shopper then also this place would be one of the best places to visit near Bangalore for you. It is a paradise for folk arts and handicrafts, and perfumed wood crafts of sandalwood. Indeed, it is one of the exciting weekend destinations to visit near Bangalore.

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Belur, Karnataka

Belur- Shri Chennakeshava Temple Belur

Located in Hassan district and about 230 kilometers from Bangalore, Belur is another heritage pick that excels the architectural works of the Hoysala Empire. The major attraction in Belur is the Chennakeshava temple complex that secludes the Chennakesava Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, as the centerpiece, surrounded by the Kappe Chennigaraya temple built by Shantaladevi, queen of king Vishnuvardhana.

The other two shrines are still in use by devotees and there is a Pushkarini or stepped well to the right side of the main entrance. If you want to be completely overpowered by the historical charm of ancient kingdoms then Belur is one of the must visit weekend tourist attractions to visit near Bangalore.

Also Read: Heritage Tourism in Karnataka

Hassan, Karnataka

Hasan-Halebidu Temple

The magic of Hosalyas is not over yet. Another quaint city that was discovered by the Hoysala Dynasty in the 11th century, Hassan is approximately 190 kilometers away from Bangalore and 50 kilometers from Belur. It is also one of the most popular heritage weekend getaways from Bangalore.

The city with its illustrious temples and intrinsic architectural and carven works is one of the top weekend getaways from Bangalore. Although Hassan dilates the traditional hues of Jainism, the finest temples were dedicated to Lord Shiva by the later monarchs in the dynasty.

The Chennakesava Temple, which is 40 kilometers from Hassan, and Hoysaleswara Temple, 30 kilometers from Hassan, are the major attractions. Further, the statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali dating 978-993 AD, which is located at Shravanabelagola, is another nearby attraction.

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Badami, Karnataka

Badami Cave Temples

Noted for its magnificent rock-cut cave temples and red sandstone cliffs, Badami, which is roughly 510 kilometers away from Bangalore is an amazing weekend destination. It displays the brilliant architectural works of the mighty Chalukya Empire. Turning back the pages of the Archeological Survey of India, the rock-cut Badami Cave Temples were carved mostly between the 6th and 8th centuries. There are four cave temples that represent the profane nature of the emperors then, with lenience and piousness following that incline towards Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Cave 1 is dedicated to Shiva, and Caves 2 and 3 are dedicated to Vishnu, whereas cave 4 displays reliefs of Jain Tirthankaras. Another major attraction is the Badami Fort that lies east of the Bhutanatha temple, atop a cliff right opposite the Badami cave temples.

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Nature is Calling – Best Ecotourism Destinations, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries Weekend Getaways from Bangalore

  • Bandipur National Park
  • Nagarhole National Park
  • Bannerghatta National Park
  • Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park

One seeking for an exotic weekend escape with 300kms from the Bangalore city dust and techie clamor may steer his wheels to Bandipur National Park, which is about 220 kilometers from Bangalore, 80 kilometers from Mysore and 70 kilometers from Ooty. Bandipur National Park, spanning an area of 874 square kilometers, is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is a home to several species of birds, animals and plants.

The major attractions are tigers, leopards, Indian giant squirrels, gaurs and sloth bears among the animal species and honey buzzards, red-headed vultures, Indian vultures, flowerpeckers and different species of eagles among the bird species. The commonly seen animals and birds are elephants, chital and gray langurs and peafowl, grey junglefowl, crows and drongos.

Nonetheless, Bandipur National Park is also popular for hosting elephant safaris and jeep safaris. The morning safari starts from 6 that whizzes to 9 and the afternoon safari starts from 4 and continues till 6. There are plenty of options available where you can accommodate yourself and experience the tranquil ambiance broken by the whirring and whispering sounds from the woods.

Best for – Nature photography, Nature sightseeing, Wildlife, nature sightseeing tour

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Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park - Cheetal

Another popular rejuvenating and adventurous getaway from Bangalore that winds the route off several wildlife and natural enthusiasts is the Nagarhole National Park. It is approximately 220 kilometers from Bangalore, 80 kilometers from Mysore and 120 kilometers from Bandipur.

The park covers an area of 643 square kilometers and is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The park having a rich forest blanket, small streams, hills, valleys and waterfalls and wildlife is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site. Having a healthy tiger-predator ratio, the Nagarhole National Park is a home to several endangered species of birds and animals. The commonly sighted animals are different species of deer and cats, wild boars, gaurs, mongoose and more whereas the major attractions are tigers, leopards and wild elephants. Among the bird species different species of vultures and eagles remain the major attraction.

The morning safari at Nagarhole National Park starts from 6 and continues till 8, whereas the afternoon safari starts from 3.30 and wheels till 5:30.

Best for – Nature photography, Nature sightseeing, Wildlife, nature sightseeing tour

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Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park - Leopards

Spread across a sprawling area of over 104.27 square kilometers, the Bannerghatta National Park, which is roughly 22 kilometers from Bangalore, is one of the exhilarating weekend wildlife getaways from Bangalore. The park is home to one of the richest natural zoological reserves that shelter various animals, including tigers, leopards, lions and other mammals. It also maintains a Zoo, biological reserve and Butterfly Park. You will also behold some of the most beautiful floral species in the park such as Anogeisses latifolia, Chloroxylon swietenia, Acacia leucophloea, Acacia catechu, Stereospermum chelonoides, Ziziphus spp, Diospyros spp, Santalum album, Shorea talura and Azadirachta indica etc.

Safari Timings – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Best For – Wildlife Tour, Nature photography, wildlife photography, sightseeing tour.

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Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

Kabini National Park- Leopard

Located about 205 kilometers away from Bangalore, the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary with its vast green foliage is a niche wildlife weekend getaway from Bangalore that pulls in several weekends. The popular attractions are leopard, panther, sambhar, spotted deer, cheetal, panther and several species of birds. The soothing green vegetation, blissful Kabini river, scenic steep valleys and gorgeous lakes will surely delight your spirit. Moreover, one of the best things to do here is Kabini backwaters Safari which is 90 minutes. You must enjoy this one as it will give you the enhancement to see wild elephants mud bathing on the shores, delightful birds like cormorants, cranes, darters and crocodiles and snakes in the banks of the river.

Safari Timings- 6:00am to 7:00am in the morning and 3:30 to 4:30pm in the evening

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Top Hill Stations Weekend Getaways from Bangalore

  • Ooty
  • Coonoor
  • Wayanad
  • BR Hills
  • Horsley Hills
  • Coorg
  • Yercaud
  • Chikmagalur
  • Nandi Hills
  • Kanakpura
  • Ramanagara
  • Sakleshpur
  • Shimoga
  • Kudremukh

Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ooty-Destination-to-Relax-Ooty-Tamil-Nadu

Tapping the minds of several love birds, families and weekenders after the hustle and bustle of a long week, Ooty at 2,240 meters, is a best weekend hill station getaway from Bangalore. It is approximately 270 kilometers from Bangalore, bringing forth a quixotic escape. With a sheer spectrum of greenery blanketed over the gentle rolling hills and sprawling forest of pine trees, Ooty simply gives an opportunity to suspire fresh air throughout the year.

Furthermore, Ooty also boasts several lakes surrounded by lush greenery that often allows the weekenders to wheel and whizz for a picnic. Along with its rejuvenating environment, Ooty also represents a vast colonial history reflecting from the quaint buildings that attracts several tourists from all over the world.

Some of the popular tourist attractions in and around Ooty are Doddabetta Peak at 2,653 meters, sacred Pykara River, Wenlock Downs, Kamaraj Sagar Dam, Mudumalai National Park, Mukurthi National Park, Emerald Lake, and Avalanche Lake. The Toy Train ride from Ooty to Coonoor is another major tourist attraction.

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Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

At an elevation of 1,850 meters Coonoor is one of the most beautiful places to explore near Bangalore. It is about 290 kilometers from Bangalore.

Coonoor is an ideal base for several trekking expeditions that lead deep into the Nilgiri blues. It is approximately 20 kilometers from Ooty and hence it is often visited by tourists from different corners of India.

The major attractions in Coonoor are Sim’s Park, Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint, Lamb’s Rock, Droog Fort and Law’s Falls. Moreover, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway that connects Coimbatore and Ooty is another attraction in Coonoor.

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Wayanad, Kerala

Pookode Lake Wayanad

A drive of about 270 kilometers from Bangalore, keeping onto the Bangalore – Mysore Highway and thereafter National Highway 212, takes you to the potpourri of nature deep into ‘God’s Own Country’, Wayanad in Kerala.

With the mystic mountain solemnity, lush greenery dotted with paddy fields, tea and spice gardens and lakes, makes Wayanad one of the best weekend getaways around Bengaluru. Nonetheless, Wayanad is also a home to several tribes that represents an indigenous culture that attracts several weekend explorers as well as foreign tourists.

Moreover, the ambiance also lures romantic couples from all across India. Seeking romance amidst the natural vistas such as emerald green tea estates, serene backwaters and nature walks is seriously amazing.

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BR Hills, Karnataka

BR Hills

The Biligiriranga Hills, often dubbed as BR Hills, is a cascade of lush green rolling hills that acts as an ecological span connecting the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats. It is another ideal weekend getaway within 200kms from Bangalore. The region is an abode of more than 800 species of plants from various families and shows a close affinity to the Western Ghats.

Further, it also pulls in and catches the eye of several wildlife enthusiasts. The vicinity also boasts several species of animals and birds and the most conspicuous mammals are the herds of wild elephants. The other mammals include sambhar, chital, the shy barking deer which are quite common here and the rare four-horned antelope.

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Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh

Horsley Hills

The gateway to Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, Horsley is one of the lesser traveled weekend getaways from Bangalore that is within 200 kms. It is located in Andhra Pradesh and the major tourist attractions here include the Mallamma temple and the Rishi Valley School. Further, the Horsley Hills also offer several adventure activities like zorbing, rappelling and hiking, wall climbing, shooting bow and arrow and trampoline etc.  The picturesque views of natural landscapes, soothing waterfalls, hill state zoo and thrilling adventures makes this place worth a visit for travelers.

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Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg Karnataka

Often to your surprise you come across such places on earth that lets your body and soul free from every calamity. Coorg is one of the slices tucked in the Western Ghats that offers a sprawling ecosphere bristled with coffee and spice orchards, different species of plants and trees, gurgling streams and waterfalls and wildlife.

All throughout the year Coorg receives a mild climate and hence is a popular weekend getaway from Bangalore, which is about 260 kilometers away.

The major tourist attractions in Coorg are Talakaveri, the origin of River Kaveri, Nisargadhama, Iruppu Falls, Abbey Falls, Nagarhole, Bhagamandala and Omkareshwara Temple. Coorg also dilates the colors of Tibetan settlement. Bylakuppe, which hosts Buddhist Golden Temple, is another major attraction in Coorg.

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Yercaud, Tamil Nadu

Yercaud Hill Station

Perched at an elevation of 1,515 meters in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is another panoramic getaway that is roughly 230 kilometers from Bangalore. So, it calls for an easy road drive from Bangalore.  It offers a luxury bed of flora and is a home to more than 3000 trees and 1800 shrubs.

Further, wildlife like bison, deer, ant-eater, rabbits, hares, foxes, mongoose, squirrels, partridges, snakes, bulbuls, kites, sparrows, swallows and paradise flycatchers bustle the eyes of several wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Its delightful vistas also attract families for an amazing relaxing vacation and romantic couples for spending romantic moments amidst nature.

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Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur is a popular hill station and weekend getaway from Bangalore that is located in the foothills of Mullayanagiri range. It pulls in travelers and weekenders simply by its earthy aroma airing from several coffee orchards. Chikmagalur is approximately 280 kilometers from Bangalore.

Perched at an elevation of 3400 feet, the serene temples such as Sharadamba Temple, Vidyashankara Temple, Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple, and Amruteshwar Temple, numerous enchanting waterfalls like Jhari Waterfalls, Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls, Shankar Falls, and Kadambi Falls, lush vegetation and delightful weather throughout the year makes Chikmagalur a wonderful relaxing weekend destination to visit near Bangalore.

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Nandi Hills, Karnataka

Nandi Hills Hill Station

Located 60km from Bangalore, a complete nature paradise, Nandi Hills is one of the best places to visit near Bangalore on Weekends. It is blessed with the most scenic vegetation and picturesque vistas. In this small yet beautiful town there is an enchanting Hill fortress which is a home to numerous temples and monuments. It is also said that this fortress was used as a summer retreat by ruler Tipu Sultan. You will find some traces of the life and times of Tipu Sultan in this fortress.

The painted walls, artistic pillars, intricate archways and beautifully crafted ceilings will take your breath away. You will be amazed to know that the rivers North Palar, South Pennar, Chitravathi, Arkavathi and Papagni originated in the Nandi Hills. Also, there are two ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva on the top of Nandi Hills, The Yoga Nandeeshwara and Bhoganandishwara temple. Both these temples are a brilliant example of ornate artistry and workmanship. With an amazing blend of history, spirituality and nature, Nandi Hills is one of the most beautiful destinations to visit near Bangalore.

Moreover, adventure lovers will not be disappointed here. It is an ideal trekking destination. You can try Channakeshava Betta Trek, Brahmagiri Trek, Skandagiri and Parasailing etc.

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Kanakpura, Karnataka

Lush and soothing green terrains of Kanakapura have been captivating the senses of tourists for ages. Its scenic beauty and delightful weather is the reason why it is one of the best short weekend getaways from Bangalore. It is located 55km from Bangalore. The abundance of gorgeous flora and enchanting fauna of this place will make your day. You will spot wild boars, pigs, deers, colorful birds which will tickle your lenses to capture awesome pictures. It is one of the best spots for nature and wildlife photography. This town will give you a chance to rejuvenate your spirit with its pleasant weather.

There are many adventure camps. You can also enjoy trekking, camping, bird watching, nature and wildlife sightseeing. There is something for every kind of traveler here. It takes only 2 to 3 hours to reach here from Bangalore. It is the best place to plan an amazing weekend road trip with family and friends.

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Ramanagara, Karnataka

One of the most popular and cult classic Bollywood films, Sholay was shot in Ramanagara. No doubt why. Its beauty is irresistible.  The Rocky Mountains, scenic green landscapes will soothe your soul. It is one of most beautiful romantic getaways to visit near Bangalore. It is only 56 km from Bangalore. Plethora of fun-filled activities will never make your day dull here.

You can enjoy camping at Sholay Hills. Also, the fun of Kayaking, canoeing, trekking, rain dance, Ziplining is a must not miss. Behold the fantastic vistas of surreal nature at Ramadevara Betta Hill, gaze at the beautiful stars while doing a beautiful night trek with your partner and if you enjoy rock climbing spots and temple tours don’t miss Srs Hills. The awe-inspiring vistas of Arkavathi River is one of the most beautiful places to visit with your beloved in Ramanagara. Indeed, Ramanagara is one of the best destinations to visit with your family, friends and beloved.

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Sakleshpur, Karnataka

Sakleshpur

Decked in the heights of the Western Ghats of India, Sakleshpur is an enchanting weekend spot for relaxation near Bangalore. Visiting here would be one of the most beautiful travel experiences of your life. Soothing nature walks at emerald green coffee, tea, spice plantations, the royal charm of old Manjarabad Fort, 600-year-old Sakleshwara temple on the banks of river Hemavathi which dazzles the mind with intricate craftsmanship, the refreshing vibes of Bisle View Point, sublime and beautiful Railway Bridge trekking will be etched on your mind for a long time. It is one of the best hill station destinations to visit near Bangalore on weekends.

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Shimoga, Karnataka

Called by the name of Shivamogga, meaning the face of Lord Shiva, Shimoga is a serenity dipped scenic weekend retreat to visit near Bangalore. It is 280 km from Bangalore. The Breathtaking landscapes, waterfalls, mountain ranges will touch your soul delightfully. The beauty of hills, valleys, dense forests, temples will gaze at you in euphoria. The entire city is decked with soothing Paddy fields which look so beautiful. You will really feel like you are in a heaven on earth. There are so many delightful attractions like Jog Falls, Kodachadri, Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, Honnemardu Village etc. which will compel you to stay here forever.

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Kudremukh

Kudremukh Hill Station Karnatka

365km from Bangalore, Kudremukh is one of the most popular weekend getaways to visit near Bangalore. Because of the unique shape of its main peak, it gets its name Kudremukh which means- Horse face. For 2000 years Kudremukh was used as a landmark for the sailors on the western coast. Kudremukh is a lovely tourist spot as well as a beautiful trekking destination.

The main trekking trail of kudremukh Peak is one of the most scenic treks to do near Bangalore. Apart from that you can also delightfully get lost in the beauty of Kurinjal Peak, Gangadikar Peak, Seethabumi Peak, Valikunda, and Narasimha Parvatha. On your way you will witness soul pleasing grasslands, lush green forests tangled with blissful rivers, mysterious caves and ruins, cascading waterfalls of Kadambi waterfalls and Hanuman Gundi Falls. The beauty of kudremukh is not less than a paradise.

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Let’s Get the Divine Blessings- Popular Pilgrimage Weekend Getaways from Bangalore

  • Puttaparthi
  • Tirupati
  • Kanchipuram

Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh

Puttaparthi Andhra Pradesh

Situated on the banks of the blissful river Chitravathi at a height of 475 meters, Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh is approximately 160 kilometers from Bangalore. It is a popular spiritual site famous for Satya Sai Baba who is believed to be a reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba. People started following and he became a spiritual leader.

This place is also famous for Baba’s Prasanthi Nilayam ashram. It was earlier known as Gollapalli which means ‘Home of Cowherds’. Other attractions in Puttaparthi are the Hanuman temple, a village mosque and Sathyabhama temple. Indeed, it is one of the best religious spots to visit near Bangalore for a relaxing weekend.

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

Tirupati - Venkateswara Temple

One of the major Hindu pilgrimage sites in India that pulls in several spiritual leaders and pilgrims from all over the world, Tirupati at an elevation of 850 meters is famous for Venkateswara Swamy temple, which is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara.

The town is also frequented during the festive mood. Tirupati celebrates all major Hindu festivals including Deepavali, Pongal, Vaikunta Ekadasi, Rama Navami and Janmashtami with great splendor, while the Brahmotsavam celebrated every year during September is the most important festival when it receives millions of devotees over a short span of a week.

Rathasapthami is another festival, celebrated during February, when Lord Venkateswara’s idol is taken in a procession around the temple chariots. Visiting here on Weekends is not a bad idea from Bangalore.

Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram - Kailasanathar Temple

Located in Tamil Nadu and approximately 280 kilometers from Bangalore, Kanchipuram is another popular pilgrimage and weekend getaway. It boasts several temples that display the architectural works of Pallava dynasty. It used to be the capital of the ancient Pallava dynasty.

The Kailasanathar temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple and Varadaraja Perumal Temple are the major pilgrimage attractions in Kanchipuram. Further the quaint city is also popular for its hand-woven silk sarees and most of the city’s workforce is involved in the weaving industry.

Relax and embrace the Sandy Beaches

  • Puducherry
  • Mangalore
  • Kannur

Puducherry

Puducherry Beach

Few drives for a spiritual break, few drives for a beach getaway and few to explore the quaint French colonies, Puducherry is one of the best beach getaways from Bangalore. It is approximately 310 kilometers away. The major attractions in Pondicherry are the Promenade Beach, Paradise Beach, The Auroville Beach and Serenity Beach; Sri Aurobindo Ashram; Auroville; Children’s Park & Dupleix Statue, Gandhi statue, Nehru Statue, Le Café, French War Memorial, 19th Century LightHouse, Bharathi Park, Governors Palace, French War Memorial, Romain Rolland Library, Legislative Assembly, Pondicherry Museum and the French Institute of Pondicherry at Saint-Louis Street.

Mangalore

Mangalore - Panambur Beach

Bangalore to Mangalore may not be an escape from the hues and cries of life but the silent walk on the Panambur Beach overlooking the Arabian Sea breaches all your fatigue. Mangalore is approximately 350 kilometers from Bangalore. The other major attractions in Mangalore are the temple of Mangaladevi, Sultan Battery that was built in 1784 by Tipu Sultan and ruins of Mangalore Fort.

The serene vistas of the confluence of the gushing Gurupura and Netravati rivers, wellness retreats, yoga centers, 3 D planetarium, art and culture hubs will make your weekends exciting here. Your long weekend getaway from Bangalore will be the most memorable one if you plan a trip to Mangalore. Also try delicious cuisines, it is worth it.

Kannur

Kannur Beach Kerala

Kannur that is 315 kilometers away from Bangalore is another tranquil beach getaway where one can enjoy the exclusive coastal waterfront and savor the spicy Malabar delicacies. Furthermore, the cultural array with cascade of Looms and Lore industries and diorama of ritualistic folk arts held in temples simply pulls in travelers from all over the world. Displaying the colonial ambiance, Kannur hosts several other tourists’ attractions. The St. Angelo Fort, Arakkal Museum, Mopla Bay and oodles of temples are some of the major tourist attractions in and around Kannur. The Meenkunnu Beach and Thottada Beach are the perfect seascape for the weekenders.

Bangalore and its surroundings have kept the most amazing escapes to elevate your senses and soul. Planning a memorable weekend trip near Bangalore would be one of the best choices for travelers who are looking for peace and relaxation. If you have any query, feel free to ask in the comment section of the blog.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best hill station destinations to visit near Bangalore for a honeymoon within 200kms?

Around Bangalore there are plenty of honeymoon destinations to cherish romantic moments with your beloved. These destinations with their picturesque surroundings and pleasant vibes will make things bright to start your new journey with your partner on a positive note. Visit these amazing hill stations near Bangalore within 200kms-

  • Ramanagara
  • Nandi Hills
  • Kanakpura
  • Skandagiri
  • Jakkur
  • Shivaganga Hill
  • Avalabetta Hilltop
  • Yelagiri Hills
  • Horsley Hills
  • BR Hills
  • Anthargange
  • Madhugiri

What are the top things to do for adventure near Bangalore?

One of the most amazing things about enjoying holidays is to make it interesting by indulging in thrilling adventure activities. The best part is that you can forget the scenic places you have behold but you will always remember an adventure. Adventure makes holidays interesting. You should try these top adventure activities near Bangalore -

  • Wildlife Safari
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Birdwatching
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Parasailing
  • Rock climbing
  • Beach Trekking
  • Forest Walks

If I Have a spiritual bent of mind, what are some of the best spiritual places to visit near Bangalore?

If you are spiritually inclined then near Bangalore there are plenty of such destinations where you can be lost in the whirlwind of spiritual wisdom. Look for -

  • Udupi
  • Murudeshwar
  • Gokarna
  • Srirangapatna
  • Sringeri
  • Tirumala
  • Tirupati
  • Madurai
  • Ahobilam
  • Alampur
  • Chidambaram
  • Yaganti
  • Thanjavur
  • Lepakshi
  • Mahanadi
  • Kalasa
  • Kolar
  • Velankanni
  • Palani
  • Nagore

What are some of the best scenic beach beaches to visit near Bangalore?

Nice decision if you are planning beach holidays near Bangalore. Soothing breeze, sandy beaches and sea vistas will blow your mind and rejuvenate your spirit, mind and body. Visit these awesome beach Getaways-

  • Pondicherry
  • Udupi
  • Varkala
  • Murudeshwar
  • Gokarna
  • Cavelossim
  • Kovalam
  • Arambol
  • Mangalore
  • Kannur
  • Karwar
  • Kovalam

What are the top 10 weekend getaways to visit near Bangalore within 100kms?

These top 10 weekend getaways to visit near Bangalore will compel you to be a soulful wanderer forever-

  • Nandi Hills
  • Ooty
  • Coorg
  • Hampi
  • Mysore
  • Coonoor
  • Pondicherry
  • Chikmagalur
  • Yercaud
  • Wayanad

Published: 06 Apr, 2022

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Pallavi Roy

She is a candle who burns and melts in the chaos of infinity, from where her visceral whistles and leaves an imprint of desire in her heart to know the map of an Island where there are different sunrises and sunsets. Her curiosity brightens to conquer the hearts unrelieved and sometimes mysterious. Her name is - Pallavi Roy - A traveller by soul and a writer by Profession.