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Weekend Gateways From Bengaluru

Are you planning for a quick and refreshing weekend away from Bengaluru? Well! There are innumerable weekend getaways from Bengaluru where you can plan up your time with family, friends and colleagues. The state of Karnataka provides us a huge choice of options for really quick weekend getaways in and around the city of Bengaluru. And trust me each and every place has something special to offer, which will make you trip fun filled.

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7 Weekend Gateways From Bengaluru

Here is my pick for the best weekend getaways from Bengaluru; check them out

1. Anthargange

Anthargange is around 68 km from Bangalore. Trekking, Exploration of caves provide some of the opportunities for lovers of adventure. This tourist spot is surrounded with small hills, volcanic rock formations and is great for hiking.

2. Honnemardu

A small village, which located on the slopes of a hill in Karnataka. It is the perfect destination for people who love adventure and water sports. This tiny village lies at 379 km away from Bengalaru and is an extremely beautiful village which is nestled along the backwaters of the Sharavathi River in the district of Shimoga. The coracle or bamboo boat ride is very popular, so do make your way to the island which sits in the middle of the Honnemardu reservoir. You can also camp here and experience the mind-blowing stay under the starry skies. This place also offers myriad species of birds and butterflies, so do not miss to have a look at them.

3. Sakleshpur

Sakleshpur is recognised by UNESCO as one of the hot spots for tourism. It is beautiful weekend destination with mist of mountains, pristine waterfalls, greenery luring visitors and locals alike. This place is spell binding and good for nature walks including through tunnels.

See Also -   Go Back To A Historical Era With Edakkal Caves

4. Wayanad

Located 265 kms away from Bangalore. Wayanad is one of the most popular tourist destinations from Bengaluru which is located at the hills of the gorgeous Western Ghats. What makes this place really popular is the scenic splendour. The slopes of Wayanad is surrounded with lush green forest. Maynard provides lots of adventure related activities such as high rope traversing and kayaking.

5. Chikmagalur

” The Coffee District of Karnataka”, Chikmagalur is a coffee hued town full of valleys and hills. Amidst the natural beauty drink some of the best coffee in the world, visit treasures like the Raj Bhavan for stunning sunsets and if you love roses check out the undiscovered varieties of roses at the Rose Garden.

6. Gokarna

Gokarna is a small and remote town which is located at about an hour south of the city of beaches Goa, Karnatake. One of the most popular tourist destination, and it nestles four of India’s most pristine and secluded beaches.

7. Pondicherry

Pondicherry or Puducherry is famous for resorts and beaches. It provides a god mix of the present with the past with views of cathedrals. Aurobindo Ashram and the National Museum are places for a quick visit.

These were just few of the selected gateways, there are many more such places like Munnar, Karwar, Coorg, Kodaikanal, Dudhsagar and the list can get even longer. Do visit these place and make your weekend even more special, I am sure it will help you chase away those Mondayblues.

Photo by Vikram Vetrivel

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