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1. Ooty, Tamil Nadu

4.1 /5 View 30+ photos

284 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 13 - 27 ° C

Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Emerald Lake, Ooty

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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

2. Coorg, Karnataka

4.2 /5 View 31+ photos

267 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 17 - 33 ° C

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

Located amidst imposing mountains with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers, an affluent hill station in Karnataka.

Best Time: October to March

3. Pondicherry

4.0 /5 View 29+ photos

379 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 23 - 30 ° C

Known For : Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Aurobindo Ashram Cafes in Pondicherry

Puducherry was the largest French colony in India and the French influence on the city can still be seen.

Best Time: October to March

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4. Hampi, Karnataka

4.6 /5 View 103+ photos

344 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 18 - 35 ° C

Known For : Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Vithala Temple Lotus Palace

Hampi, the city of ruins is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, owing to the ancient temples, forts, palaces and other monuments here.

Best Time: October to March

5. Mysore, Karnataka

4.0 /5 View 35+ photos

143 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 34 ° C

Known For : Mysore Palace Brindavan Gardens Somanathapura Temple

The third largest city in Karnataka, Mysore has a royal history, a rich and regal heritage and an important center of art and culture.

Best Time: Throughout the year

6. Wayanad, Kerala

4.3 /5 View 71+ photos

273 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 16 - 34 ° C

Known For : Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembra Peak

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

7. Munnar, Kerala

4.5 /5 View 38+ photos

477 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 29 ° C

Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Atukkad Waterfalls Pothamedu View Point

Situated on the banks of three rivers- Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, Munnar is an idyllic hill station, famous for its tea estates, exotic scenery, abundance of flora and fauna and craggy peaks.

Best Time: September to May

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8. Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu

3.6 /5 View 10+ photos

152 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 18 - 35 ° C

Known For : Hogenakkal Falls Mettur Dam Melagiri Hills

Hogenakkal is the small village that is known because of Kaveri river that splits into multiple streams of waterfalls over here, making it arguably the most heavenly place in the state.

Best Time: October to March

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9. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu

3.6 /5 View 28+ photos

221 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 30 ° C

Known For : Killiyur Falls Lady's Seat 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

10. Kolar

3.0 /5

53 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Someshwara Temple Kotilingeshwara Temple Kolar Gold Fields

Kolar is a city in Karnataka, around 70 km from Bengaluru. Famous for its gold mines and milk-production industry, Kolar has been an important hub of Karnataka since 350 CE. The city was built on the southern plains of Karnataka and has waterbodies on its northern and eastern borders.

11. Anthargange, Karnataka

3.7 /5 View 12+ photos

376 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 30 ° C

Known For : Cave Exploration Trekking in Anthargange

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

Best Time: October to March

12. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

3.8 /5 View 5+ photos

303 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 14 - 28 ° C

Known For : Sim's Park Dolphin's Nose Ketti Valley

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.

Best Time: October to March

13. Bandipur National Park, Karnataka

3.9 /5 View 29+ photos

235 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 32 ° C

Known For : Gopalaswamy Betta Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

Established as a tiger reserve in the year 1974, Bandipur National Park is well known for its breathtaking natural beauty.

Best Time: October to May

14. Nagarhole, Karnataka

3.9 /5 View 37+ photos

219 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 34 ° C

Known For : Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Nagarhole National Park Kutta

Green is one word to describe Nagarhole, which is host to Nagarhole national park, celebrated as one of the best wildlife parks and Bandipur bird sanctuary.

Best Time: October to May

15. Savandurga, Karnataka

3.4 /5

50 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 32 ° C

Situated 60 kms to the west of Bangalore, Savandurga, considered to be one of the largest single rock formation in the whole of Asia.

Best Time: November to May

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16. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

4.4 /5 View 25+ photos

465 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 14 - 28 ° C

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

Kodaikanal is the most sought after honeymoon destination in South India because of its scenic beauty and it has the attribute to leave any nature lover mesmerized by its charisma.

Best Time: September to May

17. Shivagange, Karnataka

3.3 /5 View 13+ photos

52 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 35 ° C

Known For : Trekking in Shivagange Temples in Shivagange

Shivagange, a hillock situated 56 km from Bangalore, is a combination of temples and scenic beauty that makes it both a pilgrimage as well as an adventure spot.

Best Time: October to March

18. Halebidu, Karnataka

3.6 /5 View 13+ photos

215 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 34 ° C

Known For : Belur Hoysaleswara Temple Yagachi Dam

Famous for its exhibits of Hoysala architecture, Halebidu is a ruined city with a glorious past with a strikingly beautiful collection of temples, shrines and sculptures.

Best Time: October to March

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19. Sakleshpur

3.3 /5

196 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Manjarabad Fort Bisle Reserve Forest Sakleshwara Temple

The popular yet less-crowded hill station in Karnataka flanked by the Western Ghats is Sakleshpur where there is something for everyone, from dense rainforest to derelict railway tracks for hiking, from historical temples to age-old fort and from mountain peaks to waterfalls.

20. Kudremukh, Karnataka

4.2 /5 View 33+ photos

331 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 16 - 32 ° C

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

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21. Chikmagalur, Karnataka

3.8 /5 View 15+ photos

243 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 33 ° C

Known For : Mullayanagiri Kudremukh National Park Rafting in Bhadra River

The coffee land of Karnataka, Chikmagalur is famous for its beautiful hills and views, along with its aromatic coffee.

Best Time: Throughout the year

22. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu

3.6 /5 View 11+ photos

158 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 16 - 30 ° C

Known For : Yelagiri Adventure Camp Jalagamparai Falls Nature Park

Yelagiri is small hill station, in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. If your looking for a hill station out of the ordinary, then you need to make your way to Tamil Nadu!

Best Time: November to February

23. Mudumalai National Park, Tamil Nadu

3.5 /5 View 12+ photos

245 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 16 - 33 ° C

Known For : Madumalai National Park The Jungle Safari Theppakadu Elephant Camp

Placed on the Nilgiri hills, Mudumalai is largely popular because of its national park which has some exotic varieties of flora and fauna and the scenic landscapes.

Best Time: December to June

24. Shivanasamundram Falls, Karnataka

3.8 /5 View 19+ photos

128 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 34 ° C

Known For : Activities near Shivanasamundram Waterfall Barachukki and Gaganachukki Falls Shopping in Shivanasamundram

Situated on the banks of river Kaveri, Shivanasamundram is essentially a hydropower project location but is more commonly known for its waterfalls.

Best Time: August to February

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25. Chennai, Tamil Nadu

3.5 /5 View 62+ photos

347 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 23 - 30 ° C

Known For : Marina Beach Government Museum, Chennai MGR Film City

The fourth largest city of India, Chennai is convoluted with temples, churches and beaches. The roads are always bustling with activity and the nightlife is as every youth dreams of.

Best Time: October to March

26. Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

3.4 /5 View 9+ photos

124 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 16 - 34 ° C

Known For : Veerabhadra Temple Lepakshi Temple Nandi Bull and Paintings

Lepakshi is a small quaint village with several fascinating archeological sites and beautiful ancient temples.

Best Time: September to February

27. Kabini, Karnataka

3.5 /5 View 15+ photos

153 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 34 ° C

Known For : Jungle Safari, Kabini Elephant Safari Boating in Kabini

Once a private hunting are for the British, this famous wildlife destination has a rich variety of flora and fauna making it a gorgeous tourist spot.

Best Time: Throughout the year

28. Ramanagaram, Karnataka

3.6 /5 View 12+ photos

49 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 16 - 34 ° C

Known For : Ramnagara Hills Ramdevara Temple Ramadevarabetta hills

Set amidst the challenging rocky hillocks and lush green surroundings, Ramnagaram is a popular weekend getaway for Bengaluru folks.

Best Time: November to February

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29. Srirangapatna, Karnataka

3.2 /5 View 23+ photos

124 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 34 ° C

Known For : Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Gumbaz Balmuri Falls

Located near Mysore, Srirangapatna is a religious city with cultural and historic importance, famous for its Ranganathaswamy temple.

Best Time: July to March

30. Dubare, Karnataka

3.8 /5 View 14+ photos

253 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 34 ° C

Known For : Nisargadhama Dubare Elephant Camp Activities

Famous for its elephant camp, this lush green forest area is famous for its sheer untamed beauty.

Best Time: September to May

31. Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu

3.1 /5 View 10+ photos

220 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 20 - 34 ° C

Known For : Sathanur Dam Annamalaiyar temple Gingee Fort

Perched on top of the Malai hill, Thiruvannamali is a holy town, most famous for its Arunachala temple among numerous other temples and ashrams dedicated to saints of olden times.

Best Time: October to March

32. Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

4.3 /5 View 20+ photos

349 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 24 - 30 ° C

Known For : Shore Temple Mahabalipuram Beach Five Rathas

Famous for its intricately carved temples and rock-cut caves, Mahabalipuram also offers beautiful white sand beaches and an exotic shopping experience to the tourists.

Best Time: November to February

33. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

4.4 /5 View 22+ photos

250 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 19 - 34 ° C

Known For : Sri Venkateswara Temple Akasaganga Teertham Silathoranam

The holy town of Tirupati is one amongst the 8 most sacred places of Lord Mahavishnu and is highly revered, glorified and worshiped.

Best Time: September to March

34. Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

3.4 /5 View 5+ photos

178 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 18 - 33 ° C

Known For : Horsley Hills Kailasakonda Waterfalls Kanipakam Vinayaka temple

Steeped in religion, devotion and architecture, Chittoor is a place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.

Best Time: September to February

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35. Madikeri, Karnataka

4.0 /5 View 18+ photos

268 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 17 - 33 ° C

Known For : Abbey Falls Talacauvery Namdroling Monastery

Generally covered as a part of trips to Coorg, Madikeri is a quaint hill town in Karnataka with vast coffee plantations, lush forests and misty hills, all culminating into a breathtaking view.

Best Time: February to September

36. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

3.4 /5 View 23+ photos

365 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 19 - 35 ° C

Known For : Vydehi Falls Kovai Kondattam Marudhamalai Hill Temple

Often termed as ‘Manchester of South India’, the city is photographically situated on the banks of River Noyyal and has an array of natural attractions.

Best Time: September to March

37. Nrityagram, Karnataka

3.5 /5 View 15+ photos

35 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 32 ° C

Known For : Temple of Dedication Amphitheatre Dance Gurukuls

Nrityagram is a dance village is located near Hesarghatta in Bangalore rural district. The village was conceptualized by the well known Odissi dancer Protima Bedi.

Best Time: February to Apr, October to December

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38. BR Hills, Karnataka

3.3 /5 View 20+ photos

196 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 31 ° C

Known For : BRT Wildlife Sanctuary Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Activities

The Biligiriranga hills, or the BR Hill as they are better known, provide for a picturesque tourist spot with a wonderful floral diversity and a vast variety of fauna as well.

Best Time: April to October

39. Pulicat

3.3 /5

299 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Pulicat Lake

Pulicat or Pazhaverkadu is a seashore town in Tamil Nadu, known for its colonial history. The main attractions here are the Pulicat Lake, being the second biggest brackish water body in India and the Pulicat Bird Sanctuary. The small town still showcases the Dutch aesthetic in its old architecture.

40. Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh

3.4 /5 View 14+ photos

154 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 17 - 35 ° C

Known For : Chaitanya Jyoti Museum Sathya Sai Ashram Wish Fullfilling Tree

The holy abode of the apocryphal figure, Saythya Sai Baba, Puttaparthi is a town which takes you back to the days of ashrams and the ways of living in those times.

Best Time: September to February

41. Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

3.9 /5 View 17+ photos

394 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 20 - 34 ° C

Known For : Brahadeshwara Temple Gangaikonda Cholapuram Shiva Ganga Garden

Also known as Tanjore or the city of temples, Thanjavur has a lot of cultural value and is known for its famous Tanjore paintings, antiques and handicrafts, its Carnatic music and musical instruments and of course the temples.

Best Time: October to March

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42. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala

3.8 /5 View 12+ photos

462 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 16 - 34 ° C

Located in Wayanad, the Muthanga is a UNESCO marked heritage, home to various species of animals, birds and plants and famous for its safaris.

Best Time: October to May

43. Bellikkal, Tamil Nadu

3.8 /5

318 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 14 - 28 ° C

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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

44. Nelliyampathy, Kerala

3.7 /5 View 10+ photos

469 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 18 - 33 ° C

Known For : Nelliyampathy Hills Nenmara Vallanghy Vela Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Nelliyampathy is located near the Kerala and Tamil Nadu border offering bounty of nature and lush green surroundings of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations.

Best Time: October to March

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45. Hassan, Karnataka

3.4 /5 View 25+ photos

183 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 14 - 33 ° C

Known For : Hoysala Temples at Mosale Shettihalli Church Gorur Dam

Hassan is located 187kms from Bangalore, lying in the Malnad and Maidan districts of Karnataka and is often referred to as the temple -architecture capital of Karnataka.

Best Time: Throughout the year

46. Bodinayakkanur

3.8 /5

299 kms from Bangalore

Bodinayakkanur is a town in Theni famous for its scenic beauty. Despite being a Tamil town, the elevation of 1,158 ft. makes for pleasant weather throughout the year. This hilly town thrives on agriculture. While cash crops grow here in plenty, it also boasts of spice plantations - a scenic delight.

47. Kemmanagundi, Karnataka

3.5 /5 View 82+ photos

279 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 16 - 34 ° C

Known For : Hebbe Falls Mullayanagiri Z Point

This hill station is a perfect summer retreat for those looking for a spectacular time amongst the beauty of nature.

Best Time: September to May

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48. Kozhikode, Kerala

3.7 /5 View 10+ photos

368 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 23 - 32 ° C

Known For : Backwaters in Kozhikode Kozhippara Falls Thusharagiri Waterfall

Formerly known as Calicut, Kozhikode was the Capital of Malabar during the Zamorin rule 500 years ago and is famous for its centuries old trade in cotton and spices with Jews, Arabs, Phoenicians and Chinese.

Best Time: October to March

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49. Talakadu, Karnataka

3.2 /5 View 21+ photos

134 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 14 - 34 ° C

Known For : Somanathapura Panchalina Darshana Mallikarjuna Temple

Talakad is a small mystical town steeped in the glorious past and heritage nestled on the left banks of River Kaveri.

Best Time: November to March

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50. Mangalore, Karnataka

3.7 /5 View 16+ photos

373 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 22 - 32 ° C

Known For : Panambur Beach Kudroli Gokarnath Temple St Aloysius Chapel

The port city of Mangalore is well known for its tall swaying coconut palms, temples and pristine beaches.

Best Time: Throughout the year

51. Shravanabelagola, Karnataka

3.4 /5 View 9+ photos

144 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 33 ° C

Known For : Gomateshwara Statue Bhandaribasadi Temple Vindhyagiri Temple

Located near Bengaluru, Sravanbelagola is an important Jain pilgrimage center with a 17 m tall sculpture of Lord Gomateswara called Bahubali statue as its prime attraction.

Best Time: October to Apr

52. Auroville, Pondicherry

3.3 /5 View 37+ photos

372 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 22 - 30 ° C

Known For : Matrimandir Yoga and Meditation Youth Centre

Situated in the union territory of Pondicherry, this township is wholly and solely based on the principles of peace, harmony, sustainable living and 'divine consciousness' which was the brainchild of the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Society, Mirra Alfassa.

Best Time: November to March

53. Jog Falls, Karnataka

3.9 /5 View 18+ photos

412 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 18 - 34 ° C

Known For : Jog Falls Water Sports in Jog Falls Sigandur

The highest waterfall of India, these magnificent falls are a major tourist attraction in Karnataka, the spellbinding view of which gives everyone a memorable experience.

Best Time: July to December

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54. Palakkad, Kerala

3.6 /5 View 15+ photos

413 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 22 - 37 ° C

Known For : Parambikulam Tiger Reserve Silent Valley National Park Palakkad Fort

Located near a wide low pass in the Western Ghats mountain ranges, Pallakad is the land of Palmyras and Paddy Fields and is famous as the chief granary of Kerala.

Best Time: July to March

55. Bekal, Kerala

3.9 /5 View 8+ photos

383 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 22 - 32 ° C

Known For : Bekal Fort Bekal Beach Kappil Beach

Located on the wide expanse of the Malabar coastline, Bekal is famous for its forts, backwaters, and beaches.

Best Time: October to March

56. Nilambur, Kerala

3.7 /5 View 18+ photos

313 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 21 - 37 ° C

Known For : The Elembalai Hill Adyanpara Waterfalls Teak Museum

Nestled at the bank of Chaliyar River in the proximity to Nilgiri Range, Nilambur is a small town, popularly known as ‘Land of Teak Plantations’.

Best Time: October to March

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57. Kannur, Kerala

3.8 /5 View 10+ photos

311 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 22 - 32 ° C

Known For : Payyambalam Beach Muzhappilangad Beach St Angelo Fort

Kannur, fondly known as Cannanore, is bundled with plethora of sightseeing options including beaches, historic monuments, ancient temples and mesmerizing picnic spots.

Best Time: October to March

58. Kalpetta, Kerala

3.2 /5 View 23+ photos

303 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 18 - 34 ° C

Known For : Karapuzha Dam Kanthanpara Waterfalls Shopping in Kalpetta

Kalpetta is a small quaint town with beautiful backdrop of majestic hills lurking in the shadows, lush green surroundings, fresh air and picturesque scenic beauty.

Best Time: October to March

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59. Thalassery, Kerala

3.4 /5 View 52+ photos

313 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 22 - 32 ° C

Known For : Mahe, Thalaserry Dharmadan Thuruth Thalassery Fort

Fondly known as Tellichery, Thalassery is a coastal town of Kerala nestled at the shore of Arabian Sea and immersed in the vibrant culture.

Best Time: October to March

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Weekend Getaways From Bangalore

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.