Best places to visit for a weekend getaway near Bengaluru

Weekend Getaways

Best places to visit for a weekend getaway near Bengaluru

119
zingbus offers

Last Updated on July 30, 2022

People living in Bengaluru have a very tight schedule where most of the time goes into working for big companies or working on their own personal goals. Bengaluru which is known as the Silicon Valley of India is one of the best places to live in the country. However, it is important to create a balance in life where you keep your physical and mental health the topmost priority.

Therefore, one must take frequent breaks from the hustle and bustle of city life and plan a weekend trip with their friends or family. There are numerous places near Bengaluru that are visited by tourists from all over India. One can simply pack their bags and spend their weekends at a beach, hill station, Wildlife safari, fishing, etc. Here in this article, we have compiled a list of the best places to visit for a weekend getaway near Bengaluru.

weekend getaway near Bengaluru

Coorg

StateKarnataka
Climatepleasant climate, with a temperature averaging about 15˚C through most of the year
Best time to visitOctober to May
Nearest AirportMangalore Airport, 160km
Nearest Railway StationMysore Junction
Distance from Bengaluru248km, it is a 6 hours drive from Bengaluru
Major AttractionsAbbey Falls, Chiklihole Reservoir, Dubare Elephant Camp, Harangi Dam, Honnamana Kere Lake, Omkareswara Temple, Kotebetta Trek / Peak, Madikeri Fort, Mallalli Falls, Mandalpatti Trek, Somwarpet, Tadiandamol Trek, etc.
Activities to doTrekking, Bird Watching, Photography, Nature walking, etc.
Elevation1170m
Best way to reachIt is very well connected to all major cities of India and one can reach to the nearest airport or the railway station and take a cab or a taxi from there. Also, one can simply drive a personal vehicle to reach here.

Coorg is a mixed blend of adventure, thrill, relaxation, and pleasure. Ideally, one should visit this place for at least two days to catch up on the most important places here. It has an amazing view of nature, diversity in wildlife, and world-class coffee. Coorg is the best place to visit for a weekend getaway near Bengaluru.

Nandi Hills

StateKarnataka
Climatemoderate climate during summers, with a maximum temperature of 29℃, pleasant during winters
Best time to visitOctober to May
Nearest AirportKempegowda International airport in Bangalore
Nearest Railway StationChikkaballapur Railway Station, 9km
Distance from Bengaluru61km, it is a 1.5 hours drive from Bengaluru
Major AttractionsTipu’s Drop, Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Tipu’s Summer Residence, Brahmashram, Amrita Sarovar, Muddenahalli village, etc.
Activities to doCycling, walking along the hills, Paragliding, photography, etc.
Elevation1,478 m
Best way to reachOne can reach the nearest airport or the railway station and take a cab or a taxi from there. Also, one can simply drive a personal vehicle to reach here.

It is a very popular tourist destination and it has everything from beautiful views to adventurous activities. One can trek or try cycling with their friends or loved ones to reach the top of Nandi Hills. The view from the top of the Nandi Hills is quite mesmerizing and one can simply camp here at night. The camping night at Nandi Hills is an experience that you will remember all throughout your life.

Chikmagalur

StateKarnataka
Climatemoderate to cool climate, temperature ranges from 11-20 °C during winter to 25-32 °C during summer
Best time to visitOctober to May
Nearest AirportMangalore Airport, 113km
Nearest Railway StationKadur Junction, 40km
Distance from Bengaluru242km, it is a 5 hours drive from Bengaluru
Major AttractionsMullayanagiri, Kudremukh, Hornadu Annapoorneshwari Temple, Veera Narayana Temple, Coffee Museum Chikmagalur, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Hanumana Gundi Falls, Chikmagalur Tea Plantation, Sharadamba Temple, Kavikal Gandi View Point, etc.
Activities to doTrekking, mountain biking, camping, hiking, photography, etc.
Elevation1,090 m
Best way to reachOne can reach the nearest airport or the railway station and take a cab or a taxi from there. Also, one can simply drive a personal vehicle to reach here.

It is situated amidst the Western Ghats and it is known for its lush green mountains, magnificent waterfalls, ancient and mystical temples, and challenging trekking routes. It is also quite a serene and peaceful place that lets you escape into the realm of nature.

Lepakshi

weekend getaway near Bengaluru
StateAndhra Pradesh
Climatepleasant weather from September to March, humidity rises during monsoons as well as summers
Best time to visitSeptember-February
Nearest AirportBengaluru International Airport, 100km
Nearest Railway StationHindupur railway station, 13km
Distance from Bengaluru123km, it is a 2.5 hours drive from Bengaluru
Major AttractionsVeerabhadra Temple, Kalyana Mandapa, Lepakshi Nandi (Bull), Lepakshi Jataayu, etc.
Activities to doExplore the mysteries of the Hanging Pillar, shopping, photography, visiting the temples, etc.
Elevation655m
Best way to reachOne can reach the nearest airport or the railway station and take a cab or a taxi from there. Also, one can simply drive a personal vehicle to reach here.

Historically speaking, Lepakshi is one of the best places to visit in Andhra Pradesh. It is known for its paintings, temples, and other ancient structures. According to legends, it was at this place that Lord Ram met Jatayu after he fell from the sky trying to save Sita.

There is also a humongous footprint of Lord Hanuman at Veer Bhadra Temple. Lepakshi Temple is famous for the mystery behind the hanging pillars in its complex that you must check out. And while you are at Lepakshi, do try to buy some artifacts such as kalamkari paintings, handicrafts, etc.

Madhugiri

StateKarnataka
Climatetropical monsoon type of climate
Best time to visitSeptember-February
Nearest AirportBengaluru Airport, 100km
Nearest Railway StationVidurashwatha Railway Station, 35km
Distance from Bengaluru105 km, it is a 2.5 hours drive from Bengaluru
Major AttractionsMadhugiri Fort, Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve, Channarayana Durga, Siddara Betta, Timmalapura Forest, Siddaganga Mutt, Mallinatha Temple, Sree Harihareshwara Swamy Temple, etc.
Activities to doshopping, photography, visiting the temples, etc.
Elevation787 m
Best way to reachOne can reach the nearest airport or the railway station and take a cab or a taxi from there. Also, one can simply drive a personal vehicle to reach here.

Madhugiri is a small town located at a distance of 105 km from Bangalore. The place is famous for its fort and most of the tourists are attracted to this town for its hills, temples, blackbuck reserve, and other natural sites. It also has the second largest monolith in Asia.

Shivanasamudra Falls

StateKarnataka
Climatenice and comfortable during the winter season, quite pleasant and moderate Summer
Best time to visitSeptember to January
Nearest AirportMysore Airport, 76km
Nearest Railway StationMysore Railway Station, 77km
Distance from Bengaluru133 km, it is a 3 hours drive from Bengaluru
Major AttractionsMekedatu, Chunchi Falls, Pyramid valley, Talakadu, etc.
Activities to doshopping, photography, visiting nearby places, etc.
Elevation90m
Best way to reachOne can reach the nearest airport or the railway station and take a cab or a taxi from there. Also, one can simply drive a personal vehicle to reach here.

It is formed out of the Cauvery River and the view is completely magnificent to witness. During the monsoon season, this fall flows with its full might and it looks heavenly. It is a great place to go for picnics during the weekend with friends and family. It is the second largest fall in the country at a height of 320 feet.

You can enjoy a boat ride on the Cauvery River nearby. You can also visit Ranganathaswamy Temple which is located nearby in the center of the town. The place also has numerous markets where you can shop for different kinds of artifacts, handicrafts, clothes, etc. Trekking is also one of the options that many tourists love to opt for while they are at this place.

Make your travel memorable with zingbus;

Have you read the blogs and considered where I would get the car for it and how I would manage the budget? Well! Who has told you that a road trip can only be made through a car? 

Taking a bus will cost you far less than renting a car, along with full comfort and fun. zingbus offers you several discounts on your first booking. Also, you may install the zingbus app to take advantage of additional benefits.

Our buses are clean and offer complete luxury and comfort with free wifi, blankets, water bottle, and entertainment/ TV. You can make your booking as per your requirements. Plan a road trip with zingbus. Get your bus ticket bookings done now!

Frequently asked questions;

Which is the best place for one day trip near Bangalore?

A. There are many great places nearby Bengaluru that you can visit during your weekend such as Coorg, Lepakshi, Chikmagalur, etc.

Is it safe for a woman to travel alone near Bengaluru?

Bengaluru and nearby places are quite serious for all female tourists. However, avoid going out at night and if you do, inform the hotel staff or your companions.

What clothes to wear in Coorg?

Generally, light cotton clothes are preferred. However, you can carry a jacket as the early mornings and late evenings can be a little chilly.

Is there a beach in Chikmagalur?

Malpe is quite close to Chikmagalur which has a beach. It is just 8 km from Udupi and 5 km from National Highway 17.

How many steps does one have to climb to reach Nandi Hills?

To reach the top one can hire a car or a cab. However, if one wants to climb to the top, they have to go through 1200 steps.

Share this with your friends:

Thanks for reading our articles! If you enjoyed them, please share and comment! Also download the zingbus app for best bus ticket offers.

interesting zingbus journey

Your email address will not be published.