Known For : Bekal Fort
| Bekal Fort Beach
| The Bekal Hole Aqua Park
Bangalore is perfectly located for a traveler looking for weekend getaways in Southern and South-Western India. This is why it attracts a lot of tourists, who visit Bangalore as well as places around Bangalore. The destinations are attractive and variegated - ranging from Hill Stations to Beaches to Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Among the places within 100 - 200 km from Bangalore, the popular ones include Pondicherry, Mysore, Ooty, Coorg, etc. These places take 1-2 day(s) and make for a perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore. The lesser known places to visit near Bangalore are the beautiful beaches like Gokarna and Bekal and treks like Kudremukh, Kemmanagundi, Ramnagaram, etc.
Tourist Places near Bangalore like cycle trip to Nandi Hills, bike rides in the Western Ghats, scuba diving in Murudeshwar, water sports in Goa, rafting in Dubare are a few of the many choices that adventure enthusiasts have. Going to Pondicherry Beach for cheap alcohol and French cafes and partying within Bangalore are other favourite options among college friends looking for budger friendly getaways from Bangalore.
Families who prefer visiting the tourist destinations near Bangalore never miss an opportunity to witness the greenery and hills at Coorg, waterfalls in Jog (Shimoga), heritage monuments in Mysore, wildlife sanctuaries in Wayanad and Nagarhole, rock-cut temples in Mahabalipuram, serene lake in Yercaud, Marina beach in Chennai, ruins of Hampi and Pattadakal, heritage temples in Thanjavur, Aihole and Pattadakal, which are the most popular travel options within 500 km of Bangalore.
Others who look to extend their weekend getaways, however, travel to Tirupati Balaji, Thiruvannamalai, Kanchipuram, Sravanabelagola, Srisailam, Srikalahasti. Some of them can even try the various picnic spots near Bangalore which are rife with people every other weekend.