TOP 4 THINGS TO DO AROUND BANGALORE THIS LONG WEEKEND

Bangalore Skyline

Bangalore, Karnataka - Source: hdfcrealty

If Bangalore could be given another name, that name could be ‘elixir’ for the city doesn’t lack anything. This cosmopolitan city has lucrative opportunities for professionals, pleasant weather, all the facilities of a modern life, and to cap it all, a ton of activities that one can do and places that one can go to during weekends. 

1. Picnic Spots

Bangalore is a tier one city surrounded by nature, which allows for perfect getaways from the hustle and bustle of Bangalore. Here are some good picnic spots at a short distance from the city center, perfect for a friends and family picnic.

The famous Nandi Hills, 1478 meters above sea level, a very popular tourist destination in Bangalore that always has something new to offer. The panoramic view from the hills tranquilizes the soul like nothing else can. Known for Tipu Sultan’s fort and summer bungalow, it is lined with various temples. It won’t be wrong to say that Nandi Hills are like a mini hill station within Bangalore.

Bheemeshwari fishing camp is about 100 kilometers from Bangalore and this place is perfect to enjoy fishing and reveling in the lushness of jungles. Tourists can also enjoy various activities like coracle ride, campfire, barbeque, inca walk and kayaking.

Bangalore has some great vineyards and wineries, like Grover Vineyard, that are absolute heaven to visit. These vineyards spread across acres of land are paradise to walk through.

Clouds surrounding  the peak of the Nandi Hills mountain

Nandi Hills, Karnataka - Source: Hellotravel.com

2. Weekend Getaways

With Bangalore, the choicest destinations for weekend getaways come complementary. There are plenty of options to escape the hustle bustle of city life and revel in the magic of nature.

Coorg also known as the “Scotland of India” is situated 259 kilometers from Bangalore and serves as a perfect weekend resort

Chikmanglur is about 248 kilometers from Bangalore and is known for its glorious coffee plantations.

Wayanad is the most magnificent hill station of Kerala and one can escape to this heaven for an extended weekend trip. The main attractions of Wayanad include Pookat Lake, Sochipara, Sochippara waterfalls.

Ooty is about 268 kilometers from Bangalore and this enchanting place is known for Avalanche Lake, Botanical Garden, Nilgiri Mountain, St Stephen's Church, Rose Garden and Ooty Lake.

Coonor in Kerala and Yercaud in Tamil Nadu are two exquisite hill stations, a few hours’ drive away from Bangalore.

Green Coorg Rice Fields

Rice Fields, Coorg, Karnataka - Source: Mouthshut

3. Adventure Activities

If you are an adventurous soul with a thirst for an adrenaline rush, even then Bangalore won’t disappoint you. Trekking, rafting, zip lining, wildlife safari, paintball, zorbing, rock climbing, you name it and Bangalore has it. Also, there is not one, but many options in and around Bangalore for experiencing the thrill of these activities. Chikmanglur, Shimoga, Bheemeshwari, Dandeli are only some of the many destinations that offer these types of activities.

Sathodi Falls, Dandeli, Karnataka

Sathodi Falls, Dandeli, Karnataka – Source: Thrillophilia

4. All About Nature

Situated at Tamil Nadu, 180 kilometers from Bangalore, Hogenkal Falls, also known as the “Niagara of India” is a major tourist attraction. The first hydroelectric power station in India Shivanasamundra is about three hours from Bangalore. There, twin falls will captivate your senses and enthrall you. Jungle retreats at locations such as Masinagudi, Dubare forest reserve, Bheemeshwari and Sakleshpur offer a unique and exhilarating experience wherein one can revel in the mystic of jungles and be close to the nature, like never before.

Stay Simple has various properties in Bangalore, Coorg and Sakleshpur that perfectly reflect all the elements of these beautiful destinations. A stay at these properties will surely complement your trip. 

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