5 weekend getaways from Bangalore

Head out early morning on a Saturday, stay the night and return back late Sunday evening. Here are 5 quick destinations from Bangalore that can be reached within 5-6 hours:

  • Mysore: The palace is a big draw. So is the Vrindavan garden with its musical fountain and the KRS dam. Make a trip to the zoo, St.Philomena’s Church, Chamundi Hills and the Karanji lake as well.
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  • Chikamagalur: Again known for its coffee plantations, you can visit the mountains of Bababudangiri and Mulayanagiri as well as the Hoysala temples of Belur and Halebid.
  • Yercaud: This little hill station is known for its orange trees. Visit the Shevaroy temple and hills, the lake and the Hoggenakal falls en route to Yercaud.
  • Hampi: Visit the capital of the Vijayanagar empire and see the ruins that Hampi is famous for. Enjoy the lights at the Tungabhadra dam and river by evening and take a safari to the sloth bear sanctuary.
  • Coorg: Stay at a homestay amidst a coffee plantation, relish home-cooked Coorgi delicacies, visit the origin of River Kaveri (Talakaveri), soak in the waters of the Abbey falls, and visit Bylakuppe and its Tibetan monasteries.

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