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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: 18 - 34 ° 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

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3. Pondicherry

4.0 /5 View 29+ photos

379 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 24 - 33 ° 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. Mysore, Karnataka

4.0 /5 View 35+ photos

143 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 19 - 37 ° 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

5. Wayanad, Kerala

4.3 /5 View 71+ photos

273 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 20 - 36 ° 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

6. Munnar, Kerala

4.5 /5 View 38+ photos

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

Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Photo Point Atukkad Waterfalls

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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7. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu

3.6 /5 View 28+ photos

221 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 16 - 33 ° 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

8. 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.

9. Anthargange, Karnataka

3.7 /5 View 12+ photos

376 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 17 - 33 ° 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

10. Bandipur National Park, Karnataka

3.9 /5 View 29+ photos

235 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 18 - 34 ° 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

11. Nagarhole, Karnataka

3.9 /5 View 37+ photos

219 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 19 - 36 ° 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

12. Savandurga, Karnataka

3.4 /5

50 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 18 - 35 ° 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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13. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

4.4 /5 View 25+ photos

465 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 29 ° 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

14. Shivagange, Karnataka

3.3 /5 View 13+ photos

52 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 21 - 38 ° 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

15. 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.

16. Kudremukh, Karnataka

4.2 /5 View 33+ photos

331 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 18 - 34 ° 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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17. Chikmagalur, Karnataka

3.8 /5 View 15+ photos

243 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 19 - 35 ° 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

18. Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu

3.6 /5 View 11+ photos

158 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 17 - 33 ° 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

19. Mudumalai National Park, Tamil Nadu

3.5 /5 View 12+ photos

245 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 19 - 35 ° 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

20. Kabini, Karnataka

3.5 /5 View 15+ photos

153 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 20 - 37 ° 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

21. Dubare, Karnataka

3.8 /5 View 14+ photos

253 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 19 - 36 ° 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

22. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

4.4 /5 View 22+ photos

250 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 20 - 39 ° 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

23. Madikeri, Karnataka

4.0 /5 View 18+ photos

268 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 18 - 34 ° 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

24. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

3.4 /5 View 23+ photos

365 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 21 - 37 ° 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

25. BR Hills, Karnataka

3.3 /5 View 20+ photos

196 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 17 - 33 ° 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

26. 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.

27. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala

3.8 /5 View 12+ photos

462 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 19 - 36 ° 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

28. Bellikkal, Tamil Nadu

3.8 /5

318 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 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

29. Nelliyampathy, Kerala

3.7 /5 View 10+ photos

469 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 19 - 34 ° 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

30. Hassan, Karnataka

3.4 /5 View 25+ photos

183 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 18 - 36 ° 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

31. 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.

32. Kemmanagundi, Karnataka

3.5 /5 View 82+ photos

279 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 20 - 36 ° 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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33. Hampi, Karnataka

4.6 /5 View 103+ photos

344 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 23 - 39 ° 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

34. Mangalore, Karnataka

3.7 /5 View 16+ photos

373 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 26 - 34 ° 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

35. Shravanabelagola, Karnataka

3.4 /5 View 9+ photos

144 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 19 - 36 ° 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

36. Jog Falls, Karnataka

3.9 /5 View 18+ photos

412 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 21 - 36 ° 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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37. Belur

4.2 /5 View 19+ photos

188 kms from Bangalore

Nestled on the banks of River Yagachi in Hassan District of Karnataka, the town of Belur along with its twin town of Halebid located 16 km away, houses exquisite temples reflecting the exemplary artistic taste and technique of temple builders of the yore. This small town was the capital of the might...

38. Talakadu

4.2 /5 View 16+ photos

106 kms from Bangalore

Nestled on the banks of River Kaveri, the town of Talakadu in Karnataka is a mystic place submerged in the sand of extremely fine quality. Steeped with rich past and heritage, it is famous for its Vaidyanatheshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The place derives its name from two local chieftains ...

39. Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

3.3 /5 View 22+ photos

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

Known For : Kamakshi Amman Temple Varadharaja Perumal Temple Devarajaswami Temple

Widely known for its 'Kanchipuram sarees' and also referred to as the 'golden city of thousand temples', Kanchipuram has various temples of religious and cultural importance spread all over the city.

Best Time: October to May

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40. Horsley Hills

4.1 /5 View 5+ photos

115 kms from Bangalore

Located near the southwestern border between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Horsley Hills refers to a hill station that is the perfect amalgam of the charms of Andhra Pradesh and the beauty of the hills. It is thus often called, the Ooty of Andhra. This natural marvel is situated at an astonishing he...

41. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

4.1 /5 View 15+ photos

119 kms from Bangalore

Located in the picturesque state of Karnataka, the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapatna is a haven for a wide array of bird species. It is the largest bird sanctuary in the state and comprises of six small islands on the banks of the river Kaveri. The beauty that finds a place here in Ranga...

42. Kolli Hills

4.0 /5

200 kms from Bangalore

With an ominous name which means ‘Mountain of Death’, Kolli Hills or Kolli Malai 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.

43. Malampuzha, Kerala

3.2 /5 View 14+ photos

414 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 23 - 40 ° C

Known For : Thread Garden, Malampuzha Udan Khatola Malampuzha Dam

Malampuzha in Palakkad district is famous for its dam and dense green forest, and foliage.

Best Time: August to April

44. Valparai

3.2 /5

298 kms from Bangalore

Situated at 1500m above sea level in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, Valparai is an offbeat yet tranquil hill station in the Anamalai Hills. Its alluring picturesque sights entice tourists from all over the country making it one of the sought-after destinations in the south of Western Ghats.

45. Horanadu, Karnataka

3.9 /5 View 10+ photos

317 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 20 - 36 ° C

Known For : Annapoorneeshwari Temple Kalaseeshwara Temple

Horanadu is a quaint little village boasting of pristine nature in and around. It is most famous for the Goddess Annapoorneeshwari Temple and its beautiful sights.

Best Time: Throughout the year

46. Murudeshwar, Karnataka

3.9 /5 View 86+ photos

498 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 25 - 33 ° C

Known For : Netrani Island Murudeshwar Temple Murudeshwar Beach

With its major attraction as the huge Shiva temple, Murudeshwar is a religious site which also serves as the connecting point for popular scuba diving destination Netrani.

Best Time: October to May

47. Anaimalai Hills

3.0 /5

304 kms from Bangalore

Anaimalai Hills are a range of mountains through Tamil Nadu and Kerala. While they are famous for the highest peak in South India, the lower slopes boast of expansive tea & coffee plantations. Known for dense monsoon forests in this region, it is a popular trekking destination in South India.

48. Velliangiri Hills

3.0 /5

242 kms from Bangalore

The Velliangiri Hills or 'Sapthagiri' are located in Tamil Nadu at the border of the Coimbatore District and Palakkad District, Kerala. Part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, the Sapthagiri are a scenic, sacred adventure that commemorate Lord Shiva and Vishnu amidst nature and wildlife.

49. Doddabetta Peak

3.5 /5

198 kms from Bangalore

Dodabetta, literally translating to mean - Big Peak, is located approximately 10 km away from Ooty. It towers to a staggering height of 8650 feet or 2,623 meters above the sea level and is the highest peak in the Nilgiri Hills. A treat to the eyes, this picturesque land is indeed a great sightseeing...

50. Sringeri, Karnataka

3.5 /5 View 18+ photos

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

Known For : Kigga Sarada Temple Sringeri Mutt

Known for numerous historical temples, Sringeri is a town on the banks of river Tunga in the Chikmagalur village.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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51. Kolukkumalai

3.5 /5

324 kms from Bangalore

Kolukkumalai is a small village in the Theni District of Tamil Nadu, on the border of Idukki District, Kerala. At 7,000 ft above sea level, it is home to the highest tea plantations in the world. The aromatic breeze in this hill-station is unique and fresh, causing the tea and breeze to be special.

52. Gandikota

3.8 /5

218 kms from Bangalore

Located 1.5 hours away from Belum Caves, the highlight of the village of Gandikota are the ruins of Gandikota Fort which was built in the 13th Century. The sturdy fort is flanked by the Pennar gorges on both sides and is protected by a majestic 5-mile wall. 

53. Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu

3.6 /5 View 10+ photos

152 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 19 - 39 ° 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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54. Udupi, Karnataka

3.4 /5 View 15+ photos

399 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 25 - 35 ° C

Known For : St. Mary's Island Krishna Temple Malpe Beach

Most famous for its South Indian restaurants all over the country, Udupi is a coastal town with carefully carved temples, architecturally splendid buildings, laidback beaches and unexplored forests.

Best Time: Throughout the year

55. Tholpetty, Kerala

3.3 /5 View 13+ photos

232 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 19 - 36 ° C

Known For : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary Papanashini

Replete with natural forest and wildlife reserves, Tholpetty is part of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and covers the Nilgiri forest Reserve.

Best Time: October to March

56. Thrissur, Kerala

3.6 /5 View 44+ photos

474 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 25 - 37 ° C

Known For : Athirapally Falls Charpa Falls Vadakummnathan temple

Officially known as the cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur is famous for fostering classical Keralan performing arts, religious sites and the renowned Onam festival, Thrissur Pooram festival and Vadakkumnathan Temple.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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57. Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

4.0 /5 View 10+ photos

360 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 24 - 39 ° C

Known For : Yaganti Belum Caves Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

A town of much historical value with beautiful surrounding areas, Kurnool adjures as the sole witness of an era long gone.

Best Time: December to February

58. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

3.8 /5 View 5+ photos

303 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 15 - 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

59. Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala

3.8 /5 View 13+ photos

462 kms from Bangalore Current Weather: 23 - 39 ° C

Known For : Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Bhoothathankettu Dam

Located near Kothamangalam in Ernakulam on the northern bank of the Periyar River, this bird sanctuary is also called Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and is famous for its rich and varied birdlife.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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.