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10 Weekend Getaways from Bangalore for a Perfect Short Trip

honeymoons or trekking Ooty, Tamil Nadu - weekend getaways near bangalore

The IT hub of the country is a place where hardworking people spend most of their time. But I know when you say that you need to GET-AWAY from the place! Believe me when I say this, everyone needs a break from their office life and you out of all the people need to have a soothing, peaceful holiday! So if you live in the IT capital of the country and need to go on a weekend trip to someplace refreshing, look no further, for this is the perfect list of 10 weekend getaways near Bangalore, within 100kms, 200kms to 300kms of the city.

Weekend Getaways from Bangalore Within 100Kms – 200kms

  • Hogenakkal Waterfalls (Dharmapuri) | Distance from Bangalore- 126 kms | Route Map
  • Lepakshi | Distance from Bangalore- 123 kms | Route Map
  • Shivanasamudra Waterfalls | Distance from Bangalore- 137kms | Route Map
  • Srirangapatna | Distance from Bangalore– 131kms | Route Map
  • Mysore | Distance from Bangalore- 160kms | Route Map

Weekend Getaways from Bangalore Within 200kms – 300Kms

  • Chikmagalur, Karnataka | Distance from Bangalore 240 kms | Route Map
  • Yercaud | Distance from Bangalore 251 kms | Route Map
  • Ooty, Tamil Nadu | Distance from Bangalore- 252 kms | Route Map
  • Coorg (Kodagu) | Distance from Bangalore- 263 km | Route Map
  • Wayanad, Kerala | Distance from Bangalore- 289 kms | Route Map

1. Mysore

Located not very far from Bangalore, Mysore is an imperial city of kings and queens who ruled between 1399 & 1947 at the capital of the royal kingdom. As the second largest city in Karnataka, you will find the city to be very grand in its ambience with palaces, temples and heritage buildings. Its history and heritage will astound you. It can be seen as a 2 day trip.

Mysore Palace Daytime - Mysore, India - weekend getaways near bangalore
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Places to see- The Mysore palace is a splendid example of imperial beauty in the city. Other than that, you can also visit the Mysore Zoo, Brindavan Gardens, Somnathpur temple.

Distance from Bangalore- 160 kms

2. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Ideal location for honeymoons or trekking or just simply unraveling from the bustling city life. Wildlife and beauty flora will definitely be a scenic landscape change from the Bangalorean roads and streets. Also I assure you that the soft mist and slight chill will give you goosebumps all across!

honeymoons or trekking Ooty, Tamil Nadu - weekend getaways near bangalore
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Places to see– Ooty lake, Botanical gardens,

Distance from Bangalore– 252 kms

3. Shivanasamudra Waterfalls

Massive rocks giving birth to pristine water is a sight which comes in everyone’s dreams! Shivanasamudra falls gives you this in the most aesthetic fashion possible. As one of the most recognizable waterfalls near Bangalore, it is a delight to visit for children who will gaze open mouthed at the magnitude of the waterfalls.

Shivanasamudra waterfalls weekend getaways near bangalore

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Places to see- The falls comprise of Gaganachukki and Barachukki waterfalls and both are very beautiful to see and spend some time.

Distance from Bangalore- 137 kms

4. Yercaud

As one of the most famous hill stations in Tamil Nadu, Yercaud is a sweet spot for couples and newlyweds.  Spend a day there and have your love for each other renewed with a new vigor. Another attraction there is that if you visit during the season, you will find oranges hanging from the very tree. But don’t think that Yercaud is only famous for its flora and fauna, its also a place where you can spend time wondering about the various celebrity children who spend their school life there!

Yercaud hill stations in Tamil Nadu
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Places to see- Kiliyur falls, Anna Park, Chevroy Hills

Distance from Bangalore –251 kms

5. Chikmagalur, Karnataka

The pleasant weather and the hilly slopes will make you love this place and love me for suggesting this place. The calm, serene landscape which will make your interiors feel tranquil. And if you want tranquility to go down the dumps and want some action in your little vacation, then go for trekking here and feel each one of your muscles screaming with excitement.

Chikmagalur, Karnataka, Bhadra river weekend getaways near bangalore
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Places to see- Bhadra wildlife sanctuary is a place where you can spot stunning tigers and your little ones can exclaim in joy when they see it.

Distance from Bangalore- 240 kms

6. Wayanad, Kerala

Being one of the top tourist destinations in Kerala, it is on an overnight drive from Bangalore. Nestling between the altitudes of 700-2100 meters, it is a prime location for solo travelers as well as couples. The population there primarily comprises of indigenous tribal population who are more than genial when you visit there!  Wayanad is also has a rich history which traces its way back to the Stone Ages. The duration of an ideal trip is 2 full days.

Tea picking, Wayanad weekend getaways near bangalore
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Places to see- Banasura Dam, Pookot Lake, Chembra peak, Wayanad wildlife sanctuary.

Distance from Bangalore- 289 kms

7. Hogenakkal Falls (Dharmapuri)

This is the place where the majestic Cauveri river descends to the earth in the most heavenly fashion. The water body splits into a multitude of various streams which then flow on through rocks making it a heavenly sight to watch. Among the top waterfalls in Tamil Nadu, Hogenakkal is a divine place to see.

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Places to see- Melagiri Hills, Pennagram Village, Mettur Dam.

Distance from Bangalore- 126 km

8. Lepakshi

The famous temples of Lepakshi holds in itself the sensual past of its Vijayanagri architecture which spellbound the people who visit the place.  Each of the structure there tells the story of a thousand years with the beautiful architecture being masterfully planned and executed. The city, founded in the 16th century is a beautiful remnant of the glorious past we once held.

The Shiva Lingam at Lepakshi weekend getaways near bangalore
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Places to see- Veerabhadra temple, Nandi bull and paintings, Lepakshi temple

Distance from Bangalore- 123 kms

9. Coorg (Kodagu)

The backpackers of Karnataka would agree that the best hill station in the state would be Coorg. It is located at an overnight journey from Bangalore and will seriously engage you and your gang in the beauty of its location. The rolling hills will look straight out of a painting. The sloping hills of Western ghats will seem a little less scary when you visit them in person.

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Places to see- Namdroling monastery, golden temple, Mallali falls, talakaveri.

Distance from Bangalore- 263 kms

10. Srirangapatna

The famous Cauvery River forms a river island which is Srirangapatna. This river island was not only an industrial hub, but also a place of great religious significance which caused the place to be a popular visit in its golden years. Visit the first of many royal cities in the subcontinent and feel small in front of the majesty of the kings who once ruled this great land.

Srikanteshvara Temple,Nanjangud weekend getaways near bangalorePlaces to see- Ranganathaswami temple, Daria Daulat bagh, Tipu sultan gumbaz, Karighatta view point, Srirangapatna fort etc are some of the major tourist attractions there.

Distance from Bangalore– 131kms

After this bustling, brimming getaway, get back to Bangalore with a bang!

Written by Sruthi Nair

As a travel buff, I believe that one life is not enough to see all the places in this planet! Why search for heaven up above when it is right beside you? I call myself an ardent believer of following your (dream) destinations! Join me on this journey of discovering more of this amazing Earth one article at a time.

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