Weekend Tours from Bangalore

Bangalore (Bengaluru), the IT hub, Garden City, Silicon Valley of India, call it what you want, but there’s no denying that it is a happening city with plenty of weekend getaway sightseeing options for families, couples & friends around it. It could be a hill station, religious place, wildlife sanctuary, beach or an adventure hub. Tour My India brings you a wide range of weekend tour packages from Bangalore which cover a variety of destinations within 100-500 kilometers. Customized weekend packages are also available!

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Weekend Getaways from Bangalore

Gather your friends, family or your better half and plan a getaway to the best places to visit near Bangalore. Our all-inclusive weekend holiday packages from Bangalore have been created by travel experts, who know the best tourist places located in close proximity that are perfect for a short and long road trip from Bangalore. The weekend getaways options around the city are available in the range of hill stations, adventure, heritage, pilgrimage, wildlife & beach.

Top 10 Weekend Destinations from Bangalore

  • Bandipur
  • Coorg
  • Ooty
  • Chikmagalur
  • Kanchipuram
  • Tirupati
  • Pondicherry
  • Mysore
  • Wayanad
  • Nagarhole
  • Yercaud

Best Hill Stations Near Bangalore Worth Visiting Over Weekends

  • Coorg : Why select Coorg for your weekend trip from Bengaluru? For its orange groves, mist covered hills, lush valleys, coffee plantations and breathtaking waterfalls.
  • Ooty : Select Ooty, Queen of the Hills, if you are looking for a weekend getaway within 300 kilometres from Bangalore. Some of its attractions are Botanical Garden, Ooty Lake & Doddabetta Peak.
  • BR Hills : BR Hills is a unique combination of wildlife sanctuary & hill station & ideal as a getaway within 100 kilometers. Go trekking inside the sanctuary, enjoy a wildlife safari & the fabulous views.
  • Chikmagalur : The 1st place that coffee was cultivated in India, Chikmagalur is a best destination to visit near Bangalore for a family trip for its lushness & attractions like Mullayanagiri Peak, Baba Budan Giri & Hebbe Waterfalls.
  • Madikeri : Madikeri is a hill station located within 300 kilometers & dotted with lots of picnic spots & sightseeing spots like Madikeri Palace, Omkareshwar Temple and Raja’s Seat.
  • Horsley Hills : Located within 200 kilometers from Bangalore, Horsley Hills is a hill station inhabited by exotic flora & fauna where you can enjoy adventure activities like hiking, trekking and rappelling.
  • Coonoor : Second largest hill station after Ooty, Coonoor is famous for its viewing points, sightseeing spots like Dolphin’s Nose & Sim’s Park with its collection of over 1,000 species.
  • Yercaud : Plenty of sightseeing attractions, cool comfortable weather, a year round destination, panoramic views & incredible vistas make Yercaud a top weekend getaway for couples & families.

Top Adventure Getaways Near Bangalore Worth Visiting On Weekends

  • Savandurga : Adventure activities like trekking and camping make Savandura a highly preferred adventure getaway near Bengaluru. A few outdoor camps are also held on the weekend.
  • Ramanagaram : At the SRS Hill and Kunti Betta in Ramanagaram, there are various kinds of adventure sports which you can enjoy. Some of these are rappelling and high rope traversing.
  • Ghati Subramanya : Mostly visited for its temple, Ghati Subramanya is one of the ideal places near Bengaluru for a weekend for enjoying an adventure activity like cycling. You can also hike at a nature trail located close to the temple.
  • Nandi Hills : Those who love adventure should plan a weekend trip from Bangalore to Nandi Hills, where the famous adventure sports are rock climbing, ziplining, trekking and camping.
  • Makalidurga : Makalidurga is a popular trekking destination located close to Bangalore. The trekking trail begins at Krishna temple and ends at the ruined fort. Get views of Lake Gunjar from the top of the mountain.

Best Pilgrimage Places Near Bangalore Worth Visiting Over Weekends

  • Puttaparthi : Surrounded by rocky hills, Puttaparthi is famous as a pilgrimage getaway for its Satya Sai Baba Temple and Ashram.
  • Tirupati : Tirupati is a pilgrimage city dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara whose famous temple is located at an elevation of 853 meters approx. You can also enjoy a pooja darshan at Balaji Temple.
  • Kanchipuram : There are 14 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Kanchipuram. Two of the most famous temples are Kailasanathar Temple and Vaikunta Perumal Temple.

Best Heritage Destinations Near Bangalore Worth Visiting On Weekends

  • Hampi : Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was once a flourishing temple of the Vijayanagara Empire. Its attractions are Matanga Hill, Sree Virupaksha Temple and Vijaya Vittala Temple.
  • Mysore : Mysore is great both for a family trip as well as for couples, as it is steeped in rich heritage. Besides Mysore Palace, there are other sightseeing spots. You can also enjoy silk shopping, skydiving and go karting.
  • Badami : Badami is famous for its rock cut cave temples, fortresses, exquisite carvings & the Bhootnath Temple, from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the sunset.
  • Pattadakal : Pattadakal is another UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses 9 temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and a Jain Temple. A classical dance festival is also held here.
  • Aihole : Aihole is known as the cradle of Hindu rock cut architecture. There are more than 125 temples built in the Dravidian, Nagara, Phamsama and Gaja Prishtha style of architecture.

Popular Wildlife Places to Visit Near Bangalore

  • Bandipur National Park : Plan a wildlife weekend trip from Bangalore to Bandipur National Park to spot the Royal Bengal Tiger and other animals like jackals, striped hyenas, gaur and sambar.
  • Nagarhole National Park : Enjoy a wildlife safari at Nagarhole National Park as part of your weekend tour around Bangalore & spot animals like Royal Bengal Tigers, wild dogs, sloth bears and elephants.
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary : Visit the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, the second largest in Kerala, and spot a variety of wildlife including elephants, panthers, Royal Bengal Tigers and wild dogs, bisons & jungle cats.

Best Beach Getaways Near Bangalore Worth Visiting Over Weekends

  • Pondicherry : Pondicherry is a beautiful beach getaway near Bengaluru located within 500-600 kilometers, and famous for its beaches like Auroville Beach, Promenade Beach and Paradise Beach.
  • Goa : Goa should be considered if you are planning a lone getaway from Bangalore. The effort though is worth it, as Goa has some of the best beaches in India, suitable both for families and couples.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the best things to do on a weekend from Bangalore?

Some of the best things to do on a weekend from Bangalore are visiting Coorg for its incredible beauty, go trekking in Savandurga, visit the heritage site of Hampi and enjoy a wildlife safari at Bandipur National Park.

Q. What are the best Places to Visit Near Bangalore within distance 200-500 Kms for weekend holiday?

Some of the best places to visit near Bangalore within a distance of 200-500 kilometers for a weekend holiday are Coonoor, Goa, Chikmagalur and Madikeri.

Q. What are the Best getaways around Bangalore for a weekend escape with family?

Some of the best getaways from Bangalore for a weekend escape with family are Ooty, Mysore, Yercaud and Chikmagalur.

Q. What are the best wildlife weekend trips from Bangalore?

Some of the best wildlife weekend trips from Bangalore are Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

Q. What the best offbeat places to visit near Bangalore on a weekend?

Some of the offbeat places to visit near Bangalore on a weekend are Kunti Betta, Gandikota, Galibore and Bylakuppe.

Q. What are the best beach vacation destinations near Bangalore?

Pondicherry and Goa are the best beach vacation destinations near Bangalore.