AN ESCAPE TO SERENITY: 10 SCENIC WEEKEND GETAWAYS FROM BANGALORE CITY
The lush greenery, pleasant environment, and pulsating cosmopolitan vibe make Bangalore stand out from the rest of the Indian cities. This metropolitan wonder is home to the renowned headquarters of reputed companies. It is also called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ for the same reason. If you live in Bangalore, you must already know how the streets are bustling with corporate employees.
On the other hand, Bangalore is also having a rich ethnic heritage and beautiful tourist hotspots that attract travelers from across the world. Once you are done exploring the captivating beauty of the ‘City of Gardens’, you should also visit some of the best scenic locations that are around Bangalore city. As for the local residents, these places can prove to be the perfect weekend getaways that provide a much-needed respite from the corporate routine.
If you are coming to Bangalore from a different city or country, you don’t have to worry about budget-friendly accommodation at all. Treebo Bangalore Hotels offer world-class amenities and heartwarming hospitality at a very affordable rate.
So, without any further delay, let us look at the 10 best majestic tourist attractions that are the perfect weekend getaways from Bangalore –
Lepakshi is about 4-5 hours away from Bangalore. It is located in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh and has a rich cultural history. It is one of the places you must visit if you have a soft corner in your heart for world-class architecture. You can take the blessings of Lord Shiva from the Veerabhadra temple which depicts the handwork of artisans from the Vijayanagara empire. It is also famous for its hanging pillar and monolithic sculptures. From the mesmerizing Lepakshi handicrafts to delicious local food like ‘Bobbattu’, there is so much to explore and enjoy in this place.
- Nandi Hills
About 50km away from the heart of Bangalore city, the Nandi hills give a panoramic view of the surrounding valleys. It feels like the ascending clouds are within your reach and the golden sun rays brush across your face. There is a sense of serene tranquility in this region. These hills were once the perfect retreat for Tipu Sultan. You can visit the Tipu’s Drop where the prisoners from the Tipu Sultan’s reign used to be thrown down as punishment. The Nandi temple is dedicated to the vehicle of Lord Shiva and Nehru Nilayam once sued to be the residence of India’s first PM Jawaharlal Nehru.
- Mysore City
Mysore is known as one of the cleanest cities in India. The mesmerizing greenery, lush canopies that surround the streets, and pleasant weather make it one of the most sought-after tourist places in South India. You can get a closer look at the magnificent Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundeshwari Temple, St. Philomena’s Church, and Mysore Zoo.
- Shivanasamudra Falls
This is also called the ‘Twin Falls’ comprising of Gaganachukki Falls, and Bharachukki Falls. The Kaveri River splits to create these two spectacles that are a treat to the eye. The Gaganachukki Falls is the bigger one that descends in a horseshoe cascade while the Bharachukki Falls is much closer with a misty descent on the rocky terrain. The tourist spot is about 130 km from Bangalore city and is easy to reach within 3 hours.
Chikmagalur was once a hidden gem that was only accessible to people who knew about its captivating beauty. But now, it has become one of the most famous hill stations near Bangalore cities. You will be awe-struck after looking at the ethereal Hebbe Falls, Baba Budanagiri Hill, Mullayanagiri Peak, and Hirekolale Lake. Visitors also take a tranquil walk down the coffee plantations and click pictures in the local clothing.
Coorg is a beautiful hill-station nestled in the magnificent Western Ghats of India. It is a beautiful weekend getaway from Bangalore and it takes about 4 hours to cover the 193 km to the place. You can find the Abbe falls in its full glory during the monsoon season, the Mandalpatti peak to view the misty mountains, and Dubare Elephant Camp to trek down a water stream and reach the serene abode of the elephants. Tourists prefer to view the mesmerising sunset in Raja’s seat and also visit the Madikeri fort to admire the gothic-Islamic architecture.
Srirangapatna is a historically significant place in the Mandya district of Karnataka. It is about 125 km away from Bangalore and was once the capital of Mysore Kingdom during the rule of Tipu Sultan in the 18th Century. This place houses the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace, Gumbaz – the mausoleum of Tipu Sultan, Sriranganathaswamy Temple, and the Sangama – meeting place of rivers Kaveri, Hemavati, and Lokapavani.
- Hogenakkal Falls
Hogenakkal Falls is a beautiful blend of small cascading water falls that come together to form the ‘Niagara falls of India’. The place also has small island spaces, and a gushing river flow. It is said that taking a dip in the waters of Hogenakkal falls will cure you of many diseases. It has healing properties that will soothe your body and restore the natural cell repair power. If you visit these falls, do not forget to take the coracle rides for an unforgettable experience.
- Horsley Hills
The Horsley Hills in Andhra Pradesh is the perfect place to be for couples who are looking for some romantic moments amidst the hills. It is about 153 km away from Bangalore and a spellbinding 4 hours drive through the lap of nature will bring you to this captivating place. The hills provide you with picturesque views of the dense Chittoor forests, and there are several trekking trials to entertain the adrenaline junkies!
- BR Hills
This list is incomplete without the BR hills. The tribal culture in this region will take you back to the past and give you a glimpse of the unpolluted lifestyle that everyone deserves. One of the must visit places is K. Gudi Wilderness camp. You have neat accommodations and get a chance to go on jeep safari, bird watching, and the guides will also take you on a walk in the forests. It is also a great place to trek and make camp. Do visit the Biligiranga Swamy temple before heading back to Bangalore.
The starting point to reach all of these places is Bangalore. For outstation visitors, Treebo Hotels in Bangalore are the right choice to stay and freshen up before heading on these roadtrips. You can also get extra benefits that will further make your vacation experience special.
- Complimentary Breakfast and Free WiFi that is available round the clock
- The world-class amenities that will suffice to meet all your needs.
- Affordable rates coupled with additional discounts and coupons on the official online website.
- Hosts are always welcoming and will help you learn more about Bangalore and the surrounding weekend getaways.
Bangalore is not just about IT parks and startups. There is a world that nature lovers would want to explore. The Botanical Garden and Cubban Park are the perfect escape routes to go far from the bustling lifestyle to a tranquil space. You can get some of the best apparel, footwear, and souvenirs from the flea markets and go on window shopping in the grand malls of Bangalore.
To top this experience, there are several weekend getaways that will take you down the therapeutic roads. You can forget the everyday burden and relax to unwind. So, navigate your way through these 10 places, and we are sure you will enjoy every moment of your journey.