Listicles, Travel Tales

Weekend Getaways From Bangalore That You Should Not Miss

There are many places to visit in Bangalore during the weekdays and after work. We all know by now that this city is one of the few metros that offer aplenty in terms of romantic and family places. But did you know that there are just as many places near Bangalore which are equally or more explore worthy?

You could plan a one day trip from Bangalore or even more than a day to check out something new rather than just within the city.

1. Savandurga

Considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia, this makes for a must visit place.

Distance from Bangalore: 60 km

2. Ramnagar

This one can be qualified as a good weekend getaway for some fresh air.

Distance from Bangalore: 50 km

3. Banachukki & Gaganachukki Falls

The Barachukki Falls cascades from a height of 250 feet forming a U section resembling the Niagara Falls and the Gaganachukki falls is a brilliant sight especially after the monsoon season when the Kaveri is full.

Distance from Bangalore: 136.4 km

 

4. Bheemeshwari

Gorges, waterfalls, rapids, dense forests and much more is offered at this wonderful mix of delightful nature and wild adventure.

Distance from Bangalore: 105 km

5. Hogenakkal Falls

One of the best waterfalls in India and sometimes also referred to as the ‘Niagara of India’, this one would make a great weekend (or holiday) getaway.

Distance from Bangalore: 150 km

6. Shivgange

Trekking and religion comes together to offer you instant weekend getaway at this Shivling shaped hillock.

Distance from Bangalore: 50 km

 

7. Banerghatta National Park

A chance for the thrill seekers and nature lovers to witness wildlife from up and close!

Distance from Bangalore: 40 km

 

 

8. Skandagiri

This one is a mountain peak at an altitude of about 1400 meters, making it a paradise and perfect weekend destination for adventure freaks.

Distance from Bangalore: 60 km

 

9. Nrityagram

India’s first modern Gurukul dances and an intentional community in the form of a dance village, this one is picturesque as well as pleasure for the creative minds.

Distance from Bangalore: 60 km

10. Mysore

Other than the ‘not to be missed’ Mysore Palace, this place also has beautiful gardens and a great zoo.

Distance from Bangalore: 143 km

11. Sravanabelagola

The tallest statue of Mahavir Swamy perched atop a hill, this one makes for a great religious as well as thrilling getaway.

Distance from Bangalore: 144 km

12. Puttaparthi

This holy abode of Sathya Sai Baba, apart from spirituality offers inner peace and a much needed break away from the hustle-bustle of the city life.

Distance from Bangalore: 154 km

 

13. Srirangapatna

Religion, culture, history and architecture offer a beautiful amalgamation at this small town.

Distance from Bangalore: 125 km

 

14. Hassan

This sprawling, bustling city has everything to appeal for the travel lover.

Distance from Bangalore: 185 km

15. Yelagiri

Lofty hills, pristine lake, cascading waterfall and ancient temples, this town has everything to satiate travelers of all ages.

Distance from Bangalore: 159.8 km

 

16. Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta

Ideal for trek lovers, this one also provides spiritual peace through its hilltop and picturesque Lord Ranganatha Swamy Temple.

Distance from Bangalore: 75 km

 

17. Avani

The Ramalingeshwara group of temples in Avani is a must visit site. It has also been declared as national heritage.

Distance from Bangalore: 98.5 km

 

18. Magadi

Hometown to the founder of Bangalore, Magadi is a town filled with rich history, natural beauty and exceptional architecture.

Distance from Bangalore: 44.5 km

19. Janapada Loka

An exclusive display of the village arts of Karnataka is what this place offers! Wouldn’t that be a treat for your creative side?

Distance from Bangalore:  52 km

20. Sangama and Mekedatu

This place is the beautiful merger of Arkavati with Kaveri. A sight to behold during and right after monsoons this one!

Distance from Bangalore: 93 km

 

21. Devarayanadurga

Rocky hills encircled by forests and hilltops flecked with several temples, this hill station offers peace of mind and pleasure to the eyes.

Distance from Bangalore: 72 km

Who knew there are so many tourist places near Bangalore, right? We hope with this list of places to visit near Bangalore your coming holidays and weekends are now set!

*as published on TopYaps 

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