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Bangalore is a city where your daily life is fully packed with a tight schedule and tiring nights. With the highly occupied routines, some of us fail to plan a long peaceful vacation but this doesn't mean you stop planning any trips, still, such people can spend their weekends peacefully with friends and family,

Hill Stations Near Bangalore

Find below some amazing Hill stations to visit near Bangalore on your weekends without disturbing your busy life.

Skandagiri Hills

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Skandgiri is one of the amazing hill stations near bangalore at a distance of 71 KM which was also once famous for the fort build by the Tipu sultan, post Tipu Sultan lost the battle against the British. Unfortunately, the fort did not manage to thrive under British administration hence today a major portion of the fort is ruined with only a few walls of the fort remain erect.

Skandagiti Hills is famous among the youngsters who love trekking as one can enjoy not only the day trekking but also can sleep under the stars because Skandagiri Hills is one of the amazing trekking spots in Bangalore as it happens to one of the very few Trekking spots which allows trekking during night time.

Apart from trekking, one can also visit Papagni mutt, Shiva temple remains of Tipu sultan fort.

Best time to visit: October and March.

Distance from Bangalore: 60 KM from Bangalore City.

Anthargange Hills

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Anthargange is a near Bangalore and one of the best weekend days out spots to visit with friends or family. It's a unique location of trekking and cave exploration that takes a lifetime experience.

There are several caves on the hilltop which can be explored and there are also some caves which are quite big and good for camping.

Visitors are advised to be more careful and also recommended to take care of their kids.

Pleasant weather during Winter, Natural Volcanic Rock formation, the mysterious source of the water are some amazing gifts by nature that make Anthargange the unique place to plan a day trip for Bangaloreans.

Best time to visit: October to March.

Distance from Bangalore: 67.1 km via NH75.

Nandi Hills

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Situated at a height of 4851 feet above sea level Nandi Hills is the most favorite site for night outs and for catching the glimpse of sunrise among Bangaloreans.

Trekking is a major activity you can carry out here and the trails going through the dense forests make this place a perfect adventure destination for adventurous lovers within 100kms from Bangalore.

If you have ever dreamt of flying high in the sky and admiring nature's beauty then the best Paragliding experience is considered to be in Nandi Hills. Paragliding in Nandi Hills is offered during the winter season which is rare to find hence many people are not aware of this activity of this Hill station.

Best time to visit: September and February.

Distance from Bangalore: 61.1 KM via NH 44.

Savandurga Hills

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Savandurga is best known for Karigudda and Biligudda which means "black hill" and the "white hill". Karigudda and Biligudda rise to a height of 1226 meters above the Deccan Plateau.

Savandurga hills are made of huge rocks, laterite, and granite, The crevices, and folds make the trip a tough climb and to the top a tiring one.

Although there isn't much to see in terms of tourist attractions, the views from this 1226 meter tall peak are breathtaking and if you indulge in rock climb and trekking then it is worth the effort.

Those who are not too interested in trekking and rock climbing can explore the temples located at the foothills

Best time to visit: March and May.

Distance from Bangalore: 48.3 KM via Mysore Rd.

Horsley Hills

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Sheltered in the interiors of Andhra Pradesh in Madanapalle Taluk of Chittoor district lies a series of hills called Horsley Hills Horsley Hills or Horsleykonda or Yenugulla Mallamma Konda is a rare gem. Locals also call Horsley Hills as Ooty of Andra Pradesh.

Tourism is the major industry or Horsley Hill station and the following are the main attraction of this place, View Point, Kalyani, The Eucalyptus Tree - A giant tree of 40 meters height, and Gali Banda (Windy rocks).

You can also visit Horsley Hills zoo where you can spot peacocks, crocodiles, and lush deciduous and eucalyptus trees. Also explore Kaigal Falls, where the water descends from a height of 40 feet, onto a huge rock.

Best time to visit: Between December to March

Distance from Bangalore: 148.4 km via Kadapa

Yelagiri Hills

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Yelagiri or Elagiri is a tiny hill station situated in between the towns of Vaniyambadi and Jolarpettai, in Vellore district - Tamil Nadu, India, located at an altitude of 1,110.6 meters above a sea level.

Yelagiri is surrounded by a rose garden, eye-catching orchards, and a lush green valley making this location an amazing package of tourism.

The highest point in the Yelagiri village is the Swamimalai Hill which is 4,388 feet in height and is blessed with some breathtaking views and scenic locations that will make your trek a memorable one.

One of the mind-boggling places in Yelagiri is the man-made "Punganur Lake" in the region which attracts many tourists every year.

Every year during the summer season, the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department celebrates the Summer Festival to showcases different cultural heritage and arts from across the country.

Yelagiri makes for a perfect weekend getaway spot from Bangalore and Chennai.

Best time to visit: Between November to February

Distance from Bangalore: 159.1 KM via NH 44/NH 48 and NH 48

BR Hills

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The BR hills are starting point of Eastern Ghats and contact with the border of the Western Ghats with beautiful flora and fauna is also known as Biligiriranga hills.

You can carry out many adventurous activities like angling, river rafting, coracle boat riding at the Cauvery and Kapila River, and trekking lover can Trek to the highest peak of BR Hills.

You can also access BRT Wild Sanctuary which is located at an elevation n of 5091 feet above the ground and the sanctuary sprawls over an area of almost 540 sq KM and is home to a wide range of flora & fauna, gaurs, leopards, sambhar, tigers, over 200 species of birds and countless other wild creatures.

Also don't miss to visit Dodda Sampige Mara (Big Champak Tree), which is 2000 years old and is one of the major attractions of this upland, definitely worth a view.

Don't forget to add BRT Wildlife Sanctuary and Dodda Sampige Mara (Big Champak Tree) to your itinerary on your next visit to BR Hills.

Best time to visit: Between October and March

Distance from Bangalore: 173.1 km via Mysore Rd

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