Cheat sheet to picking a weekend getaway from Bangalore
Bangalore is a fantastic base for short breaks. Whatever be your recipe for your perfect weekend getaway, you will find all the ingredients a quick drive from Bangalore. Be it a wildlife getaway in Kabini , a nice outing with your favorite book at a coffee plantation in Coorg, a romantic beach escape at Pondicherry or a luxury spa retreat to rejuvenate yourself, LifeIsOutside can help you discover and book your getaway. Please note:
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Places you can drive to from Bangalore
Bangalore Outskirts: Kanakpura Road, New airport Road, Bheemeshwari, Banneghatta are teeming with getaways. Based on where in Bangalore you are based, you can get to one of these resorts within a couple of hours for a nice refreshing break.Upto a 4 hour drive from Bangalore:BR Hills
- Bangalore is the ideal base for exploring the South Indian wildlife corridor. If you are lucky,you may even spot a big cat in the wild.Yercaud
: Perfect if you want to escape the summer heat at short notice.Mysore
- A city soaked in history and culture is just a 3 hour drive5-6 hour drive from Bangalore: Coorg
: Experience the Kodava hospitality in one of the myriad homestays or indulge in a luxury resort in coffee country,Coorg.Chikmagalur
: Has a bit of everything: Coffee Plantations, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Cool Climes, Heritage sites at Belur. The top notch road makes it a rather convenient place to get to as well.Wayanad:
Spectacular sights, lovely resorts, hospitable people, carvings dating 8000 years, wildlife sanctuary, gorgeous trails and waterfalls.. Wayanad has boomed as a tourist hotspot and rightly so.Pondicherry
: This coastal town has an interesting blend of the French colonial influence and the Tamil culture. Pristine beaches and accommodation ranging from heritage homes to luxury resortsOoty
: These twin hill stations in Tamil Nadu are extremely popular amongst Bangaloreans.
Reserve early to book yourself a nice quaint bungalow here.Longer drives:Goa
: India's favorite beach destination, is a good 600 km from Bangalore. So unless you love long drives, its best to hop on to a flight.
See our guide on where to stay in Goa.
Getaways you can take a flight to
With its well connected airport, Bangalore also affords you the convenience of hopping onto a quick flight to some of Asia's top holiday spots.Sri Lanka
: With economical direct flights to Colombo from Bangalore, you can holiday in Sri Lanka at the cost of luxury stay in Coorg.Maldives
: If you are in the mood for some serious indulgence or celebrating a special occasion, Maldives is extremely accessible.
You would ideally need to have about 3 to 4 days or a long weekend
at your disposal to plan one of these sojourns. Dubai
: With a 3.5 hour flight, the Arab nation can make for a nice stop for adventure enthusiasts and shopaholics.Andaman
: Though it takes a connecting flight through Chennai to get to Andaman, the effort is well worth it. Given the time lost in getting there, you should set aside at least 4 days to do justice to this beautiful archipelago.
South East Asia: With multiple airlines setting up direct flights to Thailand
, some of these places can make for memorable getaways without burning a hole in your pocket.
So go ahead, discover and book your perfect getaway now!