Locals in Bangalore have no dearth of amazing food, drinks and music, but at some point, all of it gets to you. Work gets monotonous, Friday nights at the bar just don’t seem to cut it, and dancing on Saturday isn’t enough to make you feel better. The only thing that will give your brain a rest is a long weekend trip from Bangalore. Thankfully the city has a number of choices nearby where you can unwind and give yourself a 3 to 5-day rest. Whether you’re the adventurous kind who loves to trek up rocky mountains or if you just prefer to put your feet up and relax by a beach, there are plenty of places to visit near Bangalore for a long weekend that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
If you’re a birding enthusiast, a weekend getaway is suited for you. Home to the Karnala Bird Sanctuary spanning over 12 square kms, this is where you can spot rare birds like the three-toed kingfisher, Malabar trogon and ashy minivet along with over 150 other avian species. An hour-long trek to the Karnala Fort atop a hill in the sanctuary is worth a visit. Also known as Funnel Hill, the fort dates to the early 1400s. While accommodation in
Karnala is sparse, choose to stay at a budget friendly private camp to stay on budget.
With the four favourite beaches of Indian travelers, GoKarna is easily the best beach destination in the country. You can reach this surreal destination in a 9-hour drive from Bangalore. It is the perfect place for people from Bangalore to have their ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ Moments.
A little piece of heaven on earth, Wayanad is located in Kerala and nearly 5-hour drive from Bangalore. It is idyllic weekend holiday destination that you can take with your family and friends. The trekking trails of Wayanad are covered in lush green forest passing through thickets, waterfalls and splendid sight of wildlife in their natural habitat.
At an elevation of 1,850 meters and about 290 kms from Bangalore, Coonoor is an ideal base for several trekking expeditions that leads deep into the Nilgiri blues. It is approximately 20 kms from Ooty and hence it is often visited by tourists from different corners of India.
Tapping the minds of several love birds, families and weekenders after the hustle and bustle of a long week, Ooty at 2,240 meters, which is approximately 270 kms from Bangalore, brings forth a quixotic escape. With a sheer spectrum of greenery blanketed over the gentle rolling hills and sprawling forest of pine trees, Ooty simply gives an opportunity to breathe fresh air throughout the year. Furthermore, Ooty also boasts with several lakes surrounded by lush greenery that often allows the weekenders to wheel and whizz for a picnic.
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