Top 8 Weekend Getaways from Bengaluru for a road trip in 2021

Top 8 Weekend Getaways from Bengaluru for a road trip in 2021

Bangalore is the capital of India's southern Karnataka state. The center of India's high-tech industry, the city is also known for its parks and nightlife. Bangalore is widely regarded as the "Silicon Valley of India" is nicknamed the Garden City and was once called a Pensioner's Paradise. There are many hidden spots of beauty in the city which leaves you wow. So, here is the list of places that you can enjoy on your weekend's.

1. MYSORE

1. MYSORE
Mysore is called as the city of palaces. The beautiful monuments and the rich history of this place make it one of the most popular tourist destinations. The city is also the hub of sandalwood, incense and silk production. Many tourists visit Mysore to learn Ashtanga Yoga, which is practice across the city. It was ruled by Wodeyar dynasty.
Mysore to Bangalore : 151.6 Km
How to reach :  You can travel by road easily.
Top places to visit : Brindavan Gardens, musical fountain, Railway Museum 
 Things to do : Explore the city
Best time to visit : September to march
Ideal duration : 3 Days
Package price : 12,000 INR per head.

Places to visit in Mysore

  • Brindavan Gardens
  • Chamundeshwari Temple
  • Folklore Museum
  • Grs Fantasy Park
  • Jaganmohan Palace
  • Karanji Lake
  • Melukote Temples
  • Mysore Palace
  • Mysore Zoo
  • Nanjangud
  • Rail Museum
  • Somnathpur
  • Srikanteswara Temple
  • St Philomenas Church
  • Talakadu
  • Trinesvaraswamy Temple

2. COORG

2. COORG
Coorg hill station is famous for tea and coffee plantation. Coorg is also called the ‘Kashmir of South’ and ‘Scotland of India’ thanks to its cool climate and stunning landscape. Located at an elevation of 3500 ft amidst the lush greenery of the Western Ghats, Coorg will mesmerize you with its natural beauty. The mist covered hills, stream, lake and the sweet smell of coffee will make you forget about the stressful life of the city. 
Coorg to Bangalore : 267.9 KM
How to reach : You can easily reach their by road.
Top places to visit : Abbey Falls ,Talakaveri , River Rafting, Honnamana Kere Lake, Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Raja's Seat
Things to do :  Trekking and hiking.
Best time to visit : October and May.
Ideal duration : 3 Days.
Package price : 16,000 INR per head

Places to visit in Coorg

  • Abbey Falls
  • Angling Fishing
  • Ayurvedic Treatments
  • Bhagamandala
  • Bird Watching
  • Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Burude Falls
  • Chettali
  • Gaddige Rajas Tomb
  • Honnamana Kere Lake
  • Iruppu Falls
  • Kutta
  • Madikeri Fort
  • Mallalli Falls
  • Nagarhole National Park
  • Nalakunad Palace
  • Namdroling Monastery
  • Omkareshwara Temple
  • Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Rajas Seat
  • Rameshwara Temple
  • Somwarpet
  • Tadiandamol Peak
  • Talacauvery
  • Trekking
  • White River Rafting

3. CHIKMAGALUR

3. CHIKMAGALUR
Chikmagalur is popular for its coffee plantations. The hill station is known for its pleasant weather, natural beauty and the extensive coffee plantation. The place is said to be given as a dowry by the Chief of Sakrepatna village Rukmangada,to his younger daughter so, Chikmagalur means "land of the youngest daughter",
Chikmagalur to Bangalore : 242.9 KM.
How to reach : You can easily choose a road service to reach there.
Top places to visit : Bhadra wildlife sanctuary,Kudremukh National Park, Mullayanagiri, Baba Budangiri, Hebbe Falls ,Kemmangundi, Kallathigiri Falls.
Things to do : Collect the coffee plantations, variety of flora and fauna
Best time to visit : September to May.
Ideal duration : 1-2 days.
Package price : 8,700 INR per head.

Places to visit in Chikmagalur

  • Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Inam Dattatreya Peetha
  • Kemmanagundi
  • Kudremukh National Park
  • Mullayanagiri
  • Sharadamba Temple

4. NANDI HILLS

4. NANDI HILLS
Nandi hills are located in Karnataka .It is believed that the Arkavathy River has originated from the hills. The hills are called Nandi Hills probably because it looks similar to a sleeping bull or Nandi. The hills were called Ananda Giri during the Chola period. The Nandi fort or Nandidurg, which was constructed by Tipu Sultan, was another reason for the name of the hill.The nandi temple is 1300 year old.
Nandi hills to Bangalore : 61.2 KM.
How to reach : You can easily reach there by road or rail service
Top places to visit : Someshwara swami temple, Kalyani pond.
Things to do : Biking ,Cycling, Trekking and beautiful views.
Best time to visit : October to February.
Ideal duration : 2 days
Package price : 2,000 INR per head.

5. RAMANAGARA

5. RAMANAGARA
Ramanagara is a city and a city municipal council in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is also the headquarters of Ramanagara district. Away from the concrete jungle, Ramanagara offers you a landscape with open space and hills. The city is also known as the silk city in Karnataka.
Ramanagara  to Bangalore : 49.1 Km
How to reach : You can easily have a railway service or road transport to reach their.
Top places to visit : Folk culture ,Museum
 Things to do : Camping ,adventure activities
Best time to visit : March to June.
Ideal duration : 1 Day
Package price : 5,000 INR per head.

6. SALKESHPUR

6. SALKESHPUR
Sakleshpur is a hill station in Hassan district, Karnataka. The hill station is hidden away from the noise and pollution of the city life. With the lazy streams, meadows, clean air, mountains covered in mist and velvety grassland, this hill station is the perfect destination to unwind and relax. There are many coffee estate, Raxidi Estate, which covers about 1000 acre land. 
Salkeshpur to Bangalore : 221 KM
How to reach : You can choose a road or rail service to reach there.
Top places to visit :  Manjarabad Fort ,Sakleshwara Temple ,Bisle View Point, Agni Gudda Hill, Manjehalli Waterfalls
Things to do : Trekking, Camping ,view points.
Best time to visit : November to february.
Ideal duration : 2 Days.
Package price : 5,520 INR per head.

7. SRIRANGAPATNA

7. SRIRANGAPATNA
Srirangapatna is a town and one of the seven Taluks of Mandya district, in the Indian State of Karnataka. Located near the city of Mysore, it is of religious, cultural and historic importance. Srirangapatna is also an important Vaishnavite centre. The name of the town is derived from the Ranganathaswamy temple dedicated to a manifestation of Vishnu, Ranganatha. According to legend, Buddha stayed in one of the island near Srirangapatna
Srirangapatna to Bangalore : 130.2 KM
How to reach : You can choose rail and road services to reach there.
Top places to visit : Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Nimishambha Temple , Dariya Daulat Bagh , Gumbaz, Balmuri Falls.
Best time to visit : September to march.
Ideal duration : 1 day
Package price : 1,900 INR per head.

8. HAMPI

8. HAMPI
Hampi is an ancient village in the south Indian state of Karnataka. It’s dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire. A carved stone chariot stands in front of the huge Vittala Temple site.  Hampi remained in central importance in the medieval times as the second capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Hampi to Banglore : 341.0 KM .
How to reach : You can easily reach their by air or road service.
Top places to visit : Virupaksha Temple, Vijaya Vittala Temple, Lotus Mahal, Yantrodharaka Hanuman Temple, Hampi Bazaar, Hippie Island,
Things to do : Climb Hampi’s Giant Boulders and Try Bouldering, Climb Matanga Hill – Hampi’s Best Viewpoint, Sunset Jam Session at Sunset Point on Hippie Island and many more.
Best time to visit : October to March.
Ideal duration : 2 Days
Package price : 13,350 INR per head.
River near to it : Tungabhadra.

Places to visit in Hampi

  • Achyutraya Temple
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Big Shivlinga
  • Daroji Bear Sanctuary
  • Elephant Stables
  • Hampi Bazaar
  • Hanuman Temple
  • Hazara Rama Temple
  • Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex
  • Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
  • Lotus Palace
  • Mahanavami Dibba
  • Matanga Hill
  • Monolith Bull
  • Old Palace
  • Queens Bath
  • Rock Climbing
  • Virupaksha Temple
  • Vithala Temple
  • Zenana Enclosure

Author: Aanchal Shah

Bio: Aanchal is a student of Computer Science in Bangalore.Apart from being a technlogy enthusiast, she is passionate about literature and has had amazing experiences working with established organisations.She is thrilled to be a part of TripClap.
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