Bangalore! No Plans for the weekend? We suggest a Road Trip! Here are some perfect spots for a weekend getaway.
1. Mysore 143 kms from Bangalore
The third largest city in Karnataka, Mysore has a royal history, a rich and regal heritage and an important center of art and culture.
Having evolved from ‘The Royal City’ to an upcoming IT hub, Mysore is an amazing mix of the traditional as well as modern attractions. From palaces and ornate temples to gardens and galleries, there are multiple attractions here to cater to every need. With over 600 years of legacy, Mysore is a flamboyant city with exceptional weather throughout the year. It used to be centre of commerce for South India earlier and is still one of the most important city for trading, silk, Ayurveda, yoga, sandalwood and incense. The cafes, bustling markets, Mysore zoo and the magnificent Mysore Palace are not going to let you sit idle for even a moment here.
2. Hampi 344 kms from Bangalore
Hampi, the city of ruins is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, owing to the ancient temples, forts, palaces and other monuments here.
Hampi is the city of intriguing ruins of ancient palaces and forts built during the Vijayanagara Empire. The city was noted for its magnificent monuments and splendid architecture. Hampi is a classic case of decline of a glorious history due to negligence and non-maintenance. Hampi is now a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986 and many efforts have been taken to restore the lost glory of the place.
3. Hogenakkal 152 kms from Bangalore
Hogenakkal is where the Kaveri river splits into multiple streams of waterfalls, making it arguably the most heavenly place in the state. The neighboring regions and small villages that surround this place are breathtaking, making your holiday a perfect amalgamation of relaxation and discovery.
Located in The Dharampuri District, in the southern state of Tamil nadu, Hogenakkal is a small village by the banks of River Kaveri. The quite little town is very famous for the Hogenakkal Falls, which are often touted as the Niagara Falls of India. The even flowing Kaveri River forks into multiple streams at Hogenakkal, making it one of the most spectacular waterfall in India.
4. Coorg 267 kms from Bangalore
Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers.
Coorg, officially known as Kodagu, is the most affluent hill station in Karnataka. It is well known for its breathtakingly exotic scenery and lush greenery. Forest covered hills, spice and coffee plantations only add to the landscape. Madikeri is the region’s centre point with all transportation for getting around starting from here.
5. Ooty 284 kms from Bangalore
Ooty, the queen of hill stations and the capital of Nilgiris district, is one of the most popular tourist destination, especially as a honeymoon destination.
It is situated at an altitude of 2, 240 mt above sea level and is thus a delightful honeymoon spot. One can notice a marvelous change in vegetation, as one goes from Kallar to Coonoor. The establishment of numerous tea estates made Ooty famous. Lofty mountains, dense forest, sprawling grasslands and miles and miles of tea gardens greet the passengers on most routes.
So Bangalore, pack your bags and head out for an epic road trip this weekend!