Bangalore is one of the metropolitan cities in India and is also a spot of natural beauty. Along with this, it is known for its nightlife, parks, and lakes. But with this, the city is busy that makes it necessary to escape this business at least on weekends. A weekend trip away from the city can do the right thing for you. So, if you are planning to go to some amazing nearby getaways to Bangalore, you can land at the Bangalore airport and take your journey forward from there.
Here are some of the best weekend getaways around this beautiful city:
Ramanagara: Known as the land of the seven hills, Ramanagara is one of the most beautiful escapes from Bangalore. Located an hour’s drive away from the city, this place is untouched by the hustle bustle of the city space. The seven hills that are the major attraction here are Yatirajagiri, Somagiri, Shivaramagiri, Revannasiddeshwara Betta, Krishnagiri, Sidilakallu Betta and Jalasiddeshawara Betta. This place is home to oldest deposits and other rocks. Beside these hills, you can enjoy various adventure sports like rock climbing, and go for bird watching as well. Other attractions include Janapada Lake, Kanva Reservoir, Channapatna, and more. Also, you would be amazed to know that this is the same Ramanagara where movie Sholay was shot.
BRT Wildlife Sanctuary: One of the major attractions of BR Hills, BRT Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The sanctuary is nestled between the Kaveri and Tungabhadra rivers. Being a weekend destination, here you can go for a jeep safari and enjoy the views of deer, elephants, sloth bear, and elusive tigers. And the most soothing experience you can have when you listen to the chanting of birds while on a jeep safari. Along with all these, you can also go on jungle treks; one can be to Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple.
Nandi Hills: A well-known and popular hill station near Bangalore, Nandi Hills is an ideal and short weekend getaway. This tourist spot is really nature’s abode as it is blessed with the pleasant climate and spectacular views. The hills have derived their name from the Yoganandeeshwara Temple. Besides being a religious as well as nature’s paradise, the place also offers exciting adventures such as paragliding, cycling/biking, and much more. Tipu Sultan is one of the famous places to visit here. Make sure you do not miss any of these!
Ooty: Ooty is one of the tourist attraction and popular hill station in Karnataka. Known as the ‘Queen of hill stations’, Ooty is famous as a honeymoon spot. Dense forest, lofty mountains, grasslands, tea gardens and much more can be enjoyed here. You can take a visit to beautiful Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty Lake and botanical gardens, Ooty Rose Gardens, and Thread Garden. When it comes to exploring the adventurous side of the place, you can go for trekking.
Coorg: A highly fascinating and intriguing destination to visit on weekends, Coorg is a place where you can shop and eat a lot. Too much to explore, Coorg offers many beautiful sights such as Abbi Falls, Kushalnagar, Nisargadhama, Dubare Elephant Camp, and Namdroling Monastery. A pleasant view of foamy waterfalls, run with elephants and much more are offered by this place. You can shop for Tibetan items and savour Tibetan cuisine at Namdroling Monastery.
Along with these five breath-taking destinations, you can also take a trip to Coonoor, the famous hill station of Karnataka. If you are planning to visit these places, you can book airline tickets for Bangalore airport and enjoy your trip!