Kalpetta is one of the most peaceful places near Bangalore. The hill station is never crowded and is great for absolute getaway from the more popular hill stations. Lush greenery, fresh air and a scenic lake make it a good choice for nature lovers. The coffee and tea plantations you find here are also quite interesting. Chembra peak is an excellent trekking spot south of Kalpetta which has flourished as a hiking hub in the recent past.