Known as the garden city of India, Bangalore is celebrated for its lush green gardens, perfect weather, magnificent museums and tons of opportunities it has to offer. There is no dearth of people travelling to the ‘silicon valley of India’ every year, be it for leisure or business. Not only the city houses a plethora of sightseeing places including a 250-year old Lal Bagh, HAL Aerospace Museum, ISKCON temple etc., but also enjoys a close contiguity with a number of weekend getaways, perfect for people who want to leave behind the humdrum of the city for some time and unwind themselves.
Below-mentioned are 3 luxury weekend getaways from Bangalore. Have a look:
Located at a distance of approximately 230 km from the city of Bangalore, Coorg, also known as Kodagu, is renowned for its coffee plantations. It is also referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’ owing to the peculiar similarities between the two places, both in terms of climate and geography. People who come to visit Bangalore can travel to Coorg as well and witness the beautiful amalgamation of nature and wildlife along with plentiful coffee-plantations. Apart from this, one can make the most of his/ her Coorg trip by visiting Abbi Falls, Omkareshwara Temple, Bylakuppe (the biggest Tibetan settlement of South India), Dubare Elephant Camp. Also, Coorg have tons of food places that offer exquisite local cuisine. While the local restaurants can’t match the quality of the food offered by the five-star restaurants in Bangalore , they won’t disappoint you at all.
One of the most sought-after luxury weekends near Bangalore, Chikmagalur is surrounded by Baba Budangiri on one side and a mountain range in the Western Ghats, on the other. About 250 km from Bangalore, this picturesque hill-station is perfect for both adventure-seekers and peace-lovers. Whether you want to do rafting in Bhadra River or want to witness the raw beauty of the highest peak of Karnataka, i.e., Mullayanagri, Chikmagalur is your go-to destination. Moreover, you can visit Kudremukh National Park, explore the markets of Chikmagalur and take home the varieties of locally-grown coffee beans.
Situated in the south Indian state of Tamilnadu, Yercaud is a quaint hill-station which is about 225 km from the city of Bangalore. Popular for its orange grooves, coffee –plantations, and spice plantations, the sleepy little town lies in the Shevaroy Hills. From visiting the magical Kiliyar Falls to eating your favourite non-vegetarian dishes at a quirky little café called Sweet Rascal Café, a ton of amazing things can be experienced in Yercaud. To make the most of your trip, do not forget to take a long, nice stroll through Kottachedu Teak Forest.
While you may be perfectly enjoying the hospitality provided by one of the best hotels in Bangalore, there is no harm in taking a small weekend trip to one of the above-mentioned places.