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Top 5 weekend getaways from Bangalore

There are lots of options when it comes to a relaxing weekend getaway from Bangalore.

The capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore primarily serves as the most important IT hub in India. Being a juxtaposition of modern lifestyle and traditional culture, the city boasts a lot including massive palaces, botanical gardens, artificial lakes, sacred temples, and more. However, if you want to go out for a lovely weekend getaway, there are also several superb destinations, some of which are even within 300 km. Whether you want to explore something new or just escape the chaotic city life and spend some quality time with your close ones; the following destinations offer you everything. All you need to do is just pack your bags and hit the road!

Coorg: Popularly called the “Scotland of India”, Coorg is a spectacular town nestled amidst green mountains. Once you reach there, be prepared to get amazed seeing the misty hills, cascading streams, vast green lands, and more. Precisely, this town is widely famous for tea as well as coffee plantations. Also, it boasts a rich culture that you simply cannot get enough of. For adventure enthusiasts, there are several options including trekking.

Chikmagalur: Chikmagalur – translated as “Young Daughter’s Town” – is another beautiful hill station packed with expansive tea and coffee estates. Also, there are tropical rainforests where you can spot a wide variety of wildlife. On the other hand, it’s home to several sacred temples such as Sharadamba Temple, Vidyashankara Temple, Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple, etc. The place is also popular among avid trekkers.

Mysore: Also known as The City of Palaces, Mysore draws the attention of history enthusiasts from all across the nation. It houses several structures – such as Mysore Palace, Lalitha Mahal Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, etc. – that hold intriguing stories as well as rich architectural value. Aside from that, there are also charming waterfalls, gorgeous lakes, green forests, botanical gardens, and more.

Hampi: Hampi is a small town that attracts history enthusiasts along with pilgrims, art lovers, geologists, archaeologists, and others. In the ancient era, the town served as the capital of the Vijaynagara Empire. The major attractions in Hampi include Virupaksha Temple, Vijay Vittala Temple, Lotus Palace, Queen’s Bath, Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, etc. Also, there is Hippie Island where you can get a lot of fun and entertainment.

Nandi Hills: Named after the Nandi temple, this is a majestic hill station where you can visit for a one-day trip from Bangalore. Nandi Hills is rich in historical significance, as it once served as the summer retreat of the renowned Mysore King Tipu Sultan. Also, the entire area is abode to several sacred temples and other historic monuments. On the other hand, the panoramic views of both sunrise and sunset from up there are breathtaking in the truest sense of the term.

The list also includes Sakleshpur, Savandurga, Hogenakkal Falls, etc.

Sayan Paul

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