My 5 Best getaways from Bangalore


Bangalore is blessed with plenty of getaway as it is literally located in the center of South India.Also the connectivity from Bangalore is good to places all around.

While each destination offers its own charm, this is my top 5.

Photo of Coorg, Karnataka, India by Spoorthi Kedambadi


Coorg is a fantastic getaway from Bangalore known for its tea and coffee plantations and beautiful waterfalls.

Distance from Bangalore: 250 kms.

Type of destination: Hill station & Wildlife

Best time to visit: April to June & October to January

Places to Visit: Madikeri, Virajpet, Nagarhole National Park, Kushalanagar, Abbey Falls

Activities: Trekking, Bird Watching, Coffee Plantation tour

Recommended resorts: Orange County, The Tamara, Vivanta by TAJ, Madikeri, & The Windflower resort

Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Spoorthi Kedambadi


It is a haunting and unreal feeling to walk through the ruins of the Vijaynagar Empire at this World Heritage Site. Even though it’s possible to see the ancient ruins and temples in a day or two, you’d like to linger on for a while longer to enjoy a better experience.

Distance from Bangalore: 341 kms.

Type of destination: Riverfront & Wildlife

Best time to visit: October to March

Places to Visit: Vijaya Vittala Temple, Achyutaraya Temple, Ruins of Vijayanagara

Activities: Rock climbing, Historic Tours, Visit Art Galleries

Recommended resorts: Orange County, &The Serai

Photo of Wayanad, Kerala, India by Spoorthi Kedambadi


Though it lies in the state of Kerala, Wayanad is a short drive from Bangalore and offers some amazing sight-seeing and trekking options.

Distance from Bangalore: 280 kms.

Type of destination: Hill Station & Wildlife

Best time to visit: April to June & October to January

Places to Visit: Chembra Peak, Edakkal Caves, Kuruvadweep, Thirunelli Temple, Ambukuthi mala

Activities: Trekking, High Rope Traversing, Kayaking, Paintball, Raft Building, Caving

Recommended resorts: Vythiri Resort, Vythiri Village, The Windflower & Green Gates Hotel

Photo of Valparai, Tamil Nadu, India by Spoorthi Kedambadi


The picturesque place is a popular weekend getaway, which offers a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere blessed with natural beauty.

Distance from Bangalore: 457 kms.

Type of destination: Hill Station

Best time to visit: September to March.

Places to Visit: Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Sholyar Dam, Chinnakallar falls, Monkey Falls,Nallamudi view point, Anaimalai Hills, Manapalli Forest ,Birla Falls

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing, Relaxing

Recommended resorts: Birar Tea Bungalows - Stanmore Bungalows , Sirukundra Bungalows & Monica Garden

Photo of Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Spoorthi Kedambadi


A quieter and serene version of Goa, Gokarna is an excellent getaway on the west coast of India.

Distance from Bangalore: 485 kms.

Type of destination: Beaches

Best time to visit: April to June & October to January

Places to Visit: Kudle Beach, Om Beach, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Half Moon Beach, Paradise Beach, Mirjan Fort

Activities: Swimming, Beach Hopping, Yoga Classes, Dolphin Sightseeing

Recommended resorts: Om beach Resorts & SwaSwara

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