Bangalore is a beautiful city to live and work in. Immense metropolitan facilities make it the ideal location to settle down. Despite the fact, it is a concrete jungle that makes the travel buffs suffocate sometimes. Planning a trip
, especially in these pandemic days, to run away from this concrete jungle can be quite tough. If you have three days in hand to spare, you can make it count by choosing one of the plans mentioned below. Why wait then? Gather your friends and family around to chalk out an exciting plan for a short trip near Bangalore
5 Short trips around Bangalore for long weekends
1. Coonoor and Ooty
are calling! Coonoor and Ooty are the ultimate destinations close to Bangalore to visit and unwind. Only 278 km away from Bangalore
, Ooty is the ideal place to be. Set your journey early in the morning. Make your accommodation plans beforehand and start rolling. On the same day, visit Ooty Lake and the Botanical Garden surrounded by the Nilgiris. Dissolve your tiredness by staying one night in a hotel. Set out for Doddabetta Peak
, the highest point in the Nilgiri Hills, to enjoy the mesmerizing panoramic views of the Eastern Ghats
. Visit Lamb Rock, Sims Park
, and enjoy the green-carpeted valleys of tea gardens. Make sure you allocate time for the joyful toy train ride. Return on the 3rd day morning and keep the memories with you.
2. Srirangapatna and Mysore
What can be better than a cultural excursion in the cities of heritages? Srirangapatna and Mysore are the best cities to visit for a few days. Check out the historical locations in Mysore first. It is just 3.5 hours away from Bangalore. Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Jagan Mohan Palace, and the Mysore Zoo
are the best places to include in the itinerary. Spend the day in Mysore and then head to Srirangapatna. Visit Srirangapatna Fort, Daria Daulat Bagh, the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
, and the beautiful Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. If you are a nature lover then Edumuri and Balmuri Falls
are must-go attractions here.
Misty clouds cladding the green beautiful forests are what you will discover in Kodaikanal. It is also called the ‘Princess of Hills
’. In fact, this hill station was developed by the Americans. It will take a night’s journey to this place from Bangalore
. The next day, visit the pristine Kodai Lake and Bryant’s Park
. Head to the Devil’s Kitchen. It is a cluster of caverns located in the Pillar Rocks. Do not miss the beautiful walking trails of Coakers Walk close to the Pambar Falls
, a serene cascade. Dolphin’s Nose and Moir Point
can be saved for the next day.
4. Iruppu Falls and Wayanad
Wayanad is just 282 km away from Bangalore
. It offers undulating green valleys and plains surrounded by hills. Located in Kerala, this majestic place offers a plethora of tourist attractions. Go to the Banasura Dams. It is the largest terrain or earth-filled dam in India. You can trek around the hills and do boating in the serene lake. Visit Edakkal Caves and Pookot Lake
the next day. Set your plan to witness the mesmerizing greenery of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
. Irukku Falls can be visited when you are returning from the Wayanad to Bangalore. Plan your stay accordingly and make your itinerary full of amazing locations.
Located 243 km away from Bangalore
, this place in Karnataka is the epitome of weekend getaways
. Once you are here, you will not be able to shed the feeling of going back to the concrete world. It takes almost 6 hours to drive to Coorg
. Set out early and begin your day visiting the Abbey Falls
. It is surrounded by spice and coffee estates. Next, go to Raja’s Seat to enjoy the sunset. The next day, visit Talacauvery and Bhagamandala. Your next destination should be Madikeri Fort and Omkareswara Temple
. If you like to hike and trek, make sure you add Tadiandamol trails
. It is the highest peak in this tourist destination.
It is time to make a plan for a couple of days with your friends and colleagues. This is the right time to set your feet outside and enjoy the beautiful destinations. Pick a suitable plan and enjoy your getaway.