Escape to these weekend getaways from Bengaluru!

Want to take a break from the same old boring routine? Try getting a change of scenery with these weekend getaways in Bengaluru. So, check it out!

Divya Chauhan
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Escape to these weekend getaways in Bangalore!!

It is quite easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced city like Bengaluru. Between work and other things, life often gets so hectic that you don’t get time to enjoy it. Taking a break becomes a necessity to get refreshed and re-energize yourself. That is where you need weekend getaways from Bengaluru to escape and leave your worries behind, even temporarily.

1. Nandi Hills



One of the most perfect weekend destinations from Bengaluru is Nandi Hills. The ultimate calm and extensive bird-eye view has made it quite popular among the masses. At an altitude of approximately 1,500 m, it features curved arches, pillars with painted walls & ceilings, and shrines, while being surrounded by lush green cover and mountains. With its scenic trekking routes, cycling trails, and breathtaking viewpoints, it is even more suitable for adventure junkies.

Fancy watching the beautiful sunrise? Catch the sun peeking out of the horizon from Nandi Hills.

Distance from Bengaluru: 60 km

Best time to visit: September to May

2. Kanakpura



A fun and budget weekend getaway is Kanakpura, a city nestled in the lap of nature. With lush greenery and beautiful waterfalls around, this is one of the hidden gems near Bengaluru. The chunchi falls is a treat to everyone’s eyes. To reach the waterfall, you have to do a small but exciting trek of 1.5 km, which is filled with lush greenery around. On the way, there is a watchtower that gives a 360-degree view of the forest around. Besides this, you can camp or have picnics in Kanakpura.

Distance from Bengaluru: 69 km

Best time to visit: October to April

3. Coorg



Spend your perfect weekend in Coorg. The coffee-producing city has the best blend of adventure, natural beauty, and serenity, where travellers can explore the vast coffee plantations. Rightly called the ‘Scotland of India’, the stunning mountains covered by mist, flowing streams & cascading waters, and the eye-feasting view of the hill station get your eyes and soul locked here away from the hectic schedule of a 9-5 job. Coorg is the perfect destination for everyone, whether an adventurer, an explorer, a foodie, or a peace finder.

Distance from Bengaluru: 267 km

Best time to visit: October to June

4. Ramnagara



One of the ideal locations for an ideal weekend escape is Ramnagara. Surrounded by lush greens and tall granite hills, it has the perfect backdrop. If you are a Bollywood brat, you must be aware of the fact that it has been the shooting location for the iconic movie ‘Sholay.’ Camping at Ramanagara is among the best ways to spend your weekend recharge. Pitch your tent in a scenic location, host a bonfire, and exchange stories under the star-studded night sky.

If you are chasing adventure, take up activities like rock climbing, hiking, and trekking while enjoying nature.

Distance from Bengaluru: 50 km

Best time to visit: November to February

Also Read: These mesmerising stargazing spots near Bangalore will make you fall in love with the night sky

5. Shivanasamudra Waterfalls



One of the most refreshing sights to watch is the waterfalls. There is something inexplicable about waterfalls that is so calming and serene. Shivanasamudra has two major waterfalls that are a visual feast for you – Gaganachukki and Bharachukki waterfall. Water flowing down from a height of 98 m, is ideal for family getaways. The beautiful scenery and tranquillity around the twin cascades wash away your tiredness and worries. The soothing sight fills you with new energy.

Distance from Bengaluru: 135 km

Best time to visit: September to January

6. Bheemeshwari



Want to go fishing or bird-watching? If that is the kind of escape you are looking for, Bheemeshwari is your place. A short trip from Bengaluru, it is frequently visited by nature enthusiasts and bird watchers for camps, trekking, boating, and other activities. There is never a dull moment for you on your trip to Bheemeshwari. Sangam, the confluence of Cauvery and Arkavathi is always a sought-after spot by picnic peeps.

Pro-tip: Keep a camera handy as you are in for a detailed glimpse of the wild area, more than what you have thought.

Distance from Bengaluru: 103 km

Best time to visit: September to February

7. Skandagiri Hills



Want to see morning in its full glory? Skandagiri Hills should be on top of your list if you want to walk among the clouds and witness a sunrise like no other. At an altitude of 1,450 metres above sea level, the hills let you see the raw form of nature. Embark on a moderate trekking route of 8 km covered with lush greens. After trekking through the night, you are rewarded with an incomparable view. Let yourself bask in the golden glory with the first ray of sunlight touching your face.

Distance from Bengaluru: 62 km

Best time to visit: November to March

8. Ooty



The beautiful hill station Ooty is on everyone’s radar for weekend getaways. How could it not be? Nestled in the Nilgiri Hills, Ooty is among the hill stations with the same charm it possessed decades ago. Take strolls through the tea gardens and visit picturesque waterfalls to soak in the beauty as much as you can. Or you can just relax with your cup of tea and take the break you need.

Distance from Bengaluru: 270 km

Best time to visit: April to June

9. Horsley Hills



This rare gem of a place lies on the border of Andhra Pradesh and is an absolutely stunning sight to behold. At 4,000 ft. above sea level, the hills have exemplary views, good food, and a chill kind of vibe with beautiful weather. What more can one ask for a weekend, right? Things you can do in Horsley Hills include sightseeing at Kaigal Falls and Horsley Hills Zoo, trekking to the hilltops, and spotting Kalyani – the 150-year-old Eucalyptus tree.

Distance from Bengaluru: 157 km

Best time to visit: December to February

So, what are you waiting for? Get your plans sorted for this weekend.

Also Read: Road trips from Bangalore to feed your wanderlust vibes! Get on the wheel and enjoy the journey!

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