Hill Stations near Bangalore

Top hill stations to visit near Bangalore

With numerous hill stations near Bangalore, it is not difficult to make plans for a getaway. The location of Bangalore is nicely suited to attract tourists to nearby hill stations like Coorg, Ooty, Yercaud, etc. The well-connected road network to these hill stations generally makes for many a road trips for tourists.

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Here is the list of 24 Hill Stations near Bangalore

1. Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India

4.2

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264 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Abbey Falls | Talacauvery | Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers.  This popular coffee producing hill station is not only popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as a popular destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specialising in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality. 

Best Time : October to March

Read More 31 Coorg Attractions

2. Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris

4.1

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277 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway | Ooty Lake | Ooty Rose Garden

Ooty, the queen of hill stations and the capital of Nilgiris district, is one of the most popular tourist destination, especially as a honeymoon destination. It is famous for the beautiful hills and tea gardens.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 38 Ooty Attractions

3. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Princess of Hill Stations

4.4

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464 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) | Kodai Lake | Bear Shola Falls

Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in India. When you think of Kodaikanal, you think of a wonderful climate, cliffs covered in mist, cloud-capped mountains and beautiful lakes and valleys, and once you visit this hill station, you will find that every bit of what you have imagined it to be is true. Nestled amidst the rolling slopes of the Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round. Kodaikanal means the gift of the forests.

Best Time : September to May

Read More 34 Kodaikanal Attractions

4. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

3.8

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297 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Sim's Park | Lamb's Rock | Dolphin's Nose

One of the most beautiful and serene hill stations you will come across in the country, Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the wonderful Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats. It is situated at an altitude of 1930 meters and just 19 km from Ooty.

Best Time : October to March

Read More 17 Coonoor Attractions

5. Wayanad, Kerala - Nature's Abode

4.3

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288 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Banasura Dam | Chembra Peak | Pookot Lake

Replete with enchanting waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and home stays, this popular town is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 19 Wayanad Attractions

6. Vagamon, Kerala

4.0

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552 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary | Vagamon meadows | Pine Hill

1100 meters above sea, far way from the loud city culture, lush greenery and serenity to gift every visitor, Vagamon could be your quiet offbeat hill station in Kerala away from maddening tourist crowds.

Best Time : Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 8,800

Read More 13 Vagamon Attractions

7. Chikmagalur, Karnataka - The coffee land of Karnataka

3.8

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245 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Rafting in Bhadra River | Mullayanagiri | Kemmanagundi

If you love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the mornings, you are going to love Chikmagalur, which has a perpetual fragrance of coffee lingering in the air. Very famously known as the ‘Coffee Land of Karnataka’, Chikmagalur is situated in the foothills of the Mullayangiri Range in Karnataka and stands at an altitude of 3400 feet. Famous for its tall mountains, lush green forests and its tranquil environment (apart from its coffee production), Chikmagalur is a very popular tourist destination and is a quaint getaway from the busy life of the city.

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 14 Chikmagalur Attractions

8. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu - The Land of Seven Forests.

3.6

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215 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Killiyur Falls | Emerald Lake | Bear's Cave

Nestled in the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is a hill station called poor man's Ooty with abundant forests, vast coffee plantations and some unique species of flora and fauna resulting in gorgeous views.

Best Time : October to June

Read More 14 Yercaud Attractions

9. Munnar, Kerala - Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station

4.5

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475 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Atukkad Waterfalls | Pothamedu View Point | Tata Tea or KDHP Museum

The idyllic hill station Munnar - famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks, is located in the Western Ghats, in the state of Kerala. It serves as the commercial centre for some of the world’s largest tea estates. In addition, Munnar has many protected areas which are home to endemic and highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

Best Time : September to May

View packages starting from ₹ 7,299

Read More 40 Munnar Attractions

10. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu - The Call of the Hills

3.6

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159 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Yelagiri Adventure Camp | Jalagamparai Falls | Nature park

A quaint little hill station located in Vellore, Yelagiri is just three hours away from Bangalore, making it the perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway. Spread a little over 30 square kilometres, and at a height of over 1100 metres above sea level, Yelagiri offers its tourists some beautiful places like the Jalagamparai falls, sweeping orchards and rose garden, among others. The ideal destination for nature lovers, Yelagiri is a town that is completely off the beaten tourist trail, lending it a quieter and much more peaceful vibe compared to other more famous hill stations nearby. Originally belonging to the Zamindar family of Yelagiri, the hill station began to gain popularity since the colonial rule, when it was used by the British as a summer getaway. Ever since then, it has been one of the hidden gems of South India, replete with rocky hills and natural scenic beauty, making it the perfect place to take a break from the fast-paced city life.

Best Time : November to February

Read More 11 Yelagiri Attractions

11. Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh

4.1

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144 kms from Bangalore

Nicknamed 'Andhra Ooty', this hill station located near Madanapalle town, is one of the three hill stations in Andhra Pradesh. With its peaks kissing the clear blue sky, a panoramic view of the virgin green cover, sweet chirpings of the birds, colourful flora on the pathways, this place is surely going to take your breath away.

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12. BR Hills, Karnataka - Of picturesque and exotic flora and fauna

3.3

20 photos

175 kms from Bangalore

Known For : BRT Wildlife Sanctuary | Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple | Activities

The Biligiriranga hills, or the BR Hill as they are better known, are a bit of heaven between the Western and the Eastern Ghats, with a wonderful floral diversity and a vast variety of fauna as well.

Best Time : April to October

Read More 5 BR Hills Attractions

13. Kudremukh, Karnataka - Close to the Nature's Face

4.2

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254 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Kudremukh Peak Trek | Kudremukh National Park | Hanuman Gundi Falls

With the promise of a picturesque view of a mountain in the shape of a horse face, Kudremukh is famous for its biodiversity and scenic beauty.

Best Time : October to May

View hotels starting from ₹ 2,000

Read More 10 Kudremukh Attractions

14. Anthargange, Karnataka

3.7

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67 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Cave Exploration | Trekking

Anthargange is at an altitude of 1712 meters from sea level and with its rocky boulders, small caves and dense plantation forest it is one of the best getaways for trekking, rock climbing and cave exploration enthusiasts.

Best Time : October to March

Read More 2 Anthargange Attractions

15. Kodachadri Hills (Shimoga)

3.7

413 kms from Bangalore

Kodachadri Hills serve as a stunning backdrop of evergreen forests to the town of Maravanthe. Located in the Western Ghats at a height of 4411 feet above the sea level, they also proves to be one of the good trekking trails, beginning at the South Kanara Forest.

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16. Savandurga, Karnataka

3.4

55 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Trekking | Corporate Excursion | Rock-climbing

Situated 60 kms to the west of Bangalore, Savandurga, considered to be one of the largest single rock formation in the whole of Asia. It comprises of two hills, Billigudda (white hill) and Karigudda (black hill) and has a temple situated at the foothill and a pond near by.

Best Time : November to May

View hotels starting from ₹ 3,000

Read More 3 Savandurga Attractions

17. Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu - The one that will take your breath away

3.6

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125 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Hogenakkal Falls | Mettur Dam | Melagiri Hills

Hogenakkal is where the Kaveri river splits into multiple streams of waterfalls, making it arguably the most heavenly place in the state. The neighboring regions and small villages that surround this place are breathtaking, making your holiday a perfect amalgamation of relaxation and discovery.

Best Time : October to March

Read More 9 Hogenakkal Attractions

18. Kemmanagundi, Karnataka - House of the tallest peak of Karnataka

3.4

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280 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Hebbe Falls | Mullayanagiri | Z Point

A hill-station of widespread views and scents of beautiful gardens, Kemmanagundi or KR hills, homes the tallest peak of Karnataka, Mullayanagiri.

Best Time : September to May

Read More 10 Kemmanagundi Attractions

19. Agumbe (Udupi)

4.0

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372 kms from Bangalore

A one of a kind experience in perhaps one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, the Sita Nadi river rafting is an unparalleled experience.

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20. Kotagiri, Karnataka

2.6

15 photos

391 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Elk Falls | Longwood Shola | Trekking

Kotagiri is a smallest and oldest hill station, nestled in the lap of Nilgiri Hills bounded by surroundings that exhibits peace and tranquility. A hill town that was first noticed by the British as their summer home away from the heat of plains, today, it is again gaining popularity among tourists.

Best Time : December to May

View hotels starting from ₹ 700

Read More 7 Kotagiri Attractions

21. Nandi Hills, Karnataka - Hillocks borrowed from heaven

3.9

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57 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Paragliding | Tipu's Drop | Tipu's Summer Residence

It is often said that 'the best places are off the beaten path', and Nandi Hills is a clear testimony to that. Located around 60 kilometres away from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is one such tourist spot that has gradually been discovered by visitors over the years, and has now become a well-known holiday spot. Situated at a height of 4851 feet above sea level, this ancient hill fortress is an idyllic escape from the daily city life. Once used as the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan, Nandi Hills is scattered with shrines and monument, and is surrounded by mesmerizing views, making this place no less than a hidden paradise.

Best Time : October to June

Read More 11 Nandi Hills Attractions

22. Vythiri, Kerala - An old world charm of cottages

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15 photos

300 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary | Chembara peak | Soochipara Falls

62 kms off Kozhikode is Vythiri, a popular resort town famous for its old world charm of cottages, log huts & tree house accommodations cosily nestled in the forests of Wayanad. Situated at an altitude of 700 metres, Vythiri in Wayanad comprises of 18 villages.

Best Time : October to Apr

Read More 5 Vythiri Attractions

23. Koli Hills, Chennai

4.0

287 kms from Bangalore

With an ominous name which means 'Mountain of Death', Koli Hills are a mountain range located in the Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu. It is relatively untouched by commercial tourism and therefore has retained most of its natural magnificence.

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24. Bellikkal, Tamil Nadu - The Hills of Good Times

3.8

270 kms from Bangalore

Bellikkal is one of those places where you can completely relax, without having to worry about a 'to-do' list for your vacations and yet experience mountains that will steal your breath away. Instead of having a hundred places to offer, it will take you by its beauty, calmness and serenity.

Best Time : Throughout the year

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There are various places to visit in Bangalore, the hill stations being the icing on the cake. Trips from Bangalore to Ooty is probably one of the most popular trips taken from Bangalore. Tourists generally prefer road transport when they travel from Bangalore to Coorg, Nandi Hills, Yercaud since they a few of the best places to visit near Bangalore. Offbeat tourist places in Bangalore include Kemmanagundi, Hogenakkal, Yelagiri and Wayanad. Be it people looking for a one day trip from Bangalore, or be it the ones looking for extended weekend getaways from Bangalore - there are a lot of hill stations to be explored within 300 kms of it, making Bangalore rife with tourists throughout the year.

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