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3 Weekend Getaways Near Bangalore To Revive Your Tired Soul

Bangalore is becoming a millennial city due to an increase in corporate offices and business opportunities. One of the biggest perks of living in this city is that there is no dearth of amazing food, drinks and music for the locals. The nightlife and tourist spots provide you with some of the best deals in Bangalore to enjoy your time with friends and family. But after a point, the Friday night parties and Saturday drinking scenes become a bit overwhelming. This has turned many into travellers and explorers. The city is surrounded by some of the most alluring paces in the country. Whether you’re the adventurous types who loves to trek or if you prefer to laze around the beach, you’re sure to find the perfect place.

Listed below are a few places you should visit to satisfy your wanderlust!

  1. Chikmagalur

The first place to have coffee plantations in India, Chikmagalur is surrounded by spectacular green landscapes, streams and coffee plantations. The place is ideal for nature lovers and serves as the best place to unwind. Around 243 kms from the city, the best time to visit is between September and May. You can also visit the Bhadra wildlife sanctuary which is located nearby or indulge in adventure activities like trekking and camping.

  1. Pondicherry

The place is famous for its French architecture and culture, something that is not easily found in many parts of our country. This place has a vibe of its own. History geeks can enjoy the colonial architecture, churches, temples and statues. You can bask in the surreal beach fronts or explore your spiritual side by a visit to Auroville. Situated at the distance of 307 kms from Bangalore, it is the perfect weekend escapade for those who enjoy exploring new cultures and places.

  1. Hampi

Whether or not the rich history of the place interests you, a visit to this place is a must while living in Bangalore. With a distance of 341 kms from Bangalore, Hampi is a UNESCO world heritage site. The ancient ruins and temples date back to the Vijayanagara Empire. South of Hampi is the Daroji Bear Sanctuary, home to the India sloth bear. Another main attraction is the carved stone chariot standing in front of the huge Vittala temple. A walk through the ruins is an unreal experience.

The places above are just a few out of the many options available for you to run away from work and responsibility to enjoy some time off. Each of these can be reached by an overnight journey and has well established places to stay. You can complete your trip and get back to the city within time for a nice dinner in some of the best Asian and Pan Asian restaurants in Bangalore. This also gives you enough time to prepare for work the next day!

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