A perfect fusion of heritage, spirituality and modernity, Bangalore officially known as Benguluru is a beautiful place which is located in the heart of Karnataka. The Garden city is also serving as the capital of the country. The IT hub Bangalore though is a beautiful place where one can spend some quality time with their near and dear ones yet there are some time when we all wish to get away from daily hustle and bustle of the city.
For this we have brought to you the list of 5 best Weekend getaways from Bangalore that will completes your South India tour package. These getaways are the perfect destinations to enjoy their holidays to the fullest. Here we start, scroll through the list –
- Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
- Horsley Hills
- Kunti Betta Trek
1. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
The very mesmerizing Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a pleasing gateway from Bangalore which is located at a distance of 130 km from the city. The place is also known by its other name called Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka. Bird Sanctuary is comprises of 6 islets which is located on the banks of River Kaveri. The place is filled with rich flora and fauna that makes this place more attractive. The place is actually a paradise for all birds’ lovers. One can find n numbers of migratory birds can be seen here. Boating and exploring the park will allow you to watch the birds closely enough to watch them clearly and sufficiently far so that they may not disturb by our presence. The place holds a prominent position in Wildlife tourism in India.
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Noted for its heritage structures and charming palaces, Mysore is a beautiful location which is featuring as the third most populous city and the third largest city in the state of Karnataka. Commonly known as the capital of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali, Mysore invites thousands of tourists from across the world. Located at a distance of 180 km from Bangalore, the city is the house of ancient value and charming place which will make your weekend beautiful. Travellers from all over the world visit Mysore and enjoy watching its architectural sites along with the pilgrimage sites which would offer you a perfect weekend.
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A small village in Andhra Pradesh, Lepakshi is a beautiful place which is culturally rich and archaeologically significant place that houses some of the most exotic sites which are now serving as the best heritage sites. The village is located at a distance of 125 km from Bangalore. This place is actually a treasure for all history lovers. The place is yet unexplored and unexploited which make this place more fascinating. Lepakshi plays a significant role in the cultural walk in India as there are three prominent shrines situated in here which are dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Lord Virabhadra. There is a huge statue of Nandi (Lord Shiva’s Bull) placed in here. The important thing about this statue is that it is engraved by a single granite stone which takes travellers by awe.
4. Horsley Hills
This is another mesmerizing and charming hill station of South India which is located at a distance of 150 km from Bangalore city. The place is locally known as Yenugu Mallama Konda which is named after a saintly woman name Mallamma. During British reign the British collector named WD Horsley built his home here after whom the place was christened. Travellers can enjoy visiting the Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary which is located close to this place. For all adventure lovers, the place proof as a paradise. Activities such as Zorbing, rappelling and hiking are some of the most amazing activities that will bring unforgettable memories to your Bangalore tourism.
5. Kunti Betta Trek
Now this place is exactly for the adventure freaks. Kunti Betta is an amazing place which offers its visitors an amazing view of the scenic surrounding. The place brings you more close to Mother Nature. Locates about 150 km from Bangalore the treks of Kunti Betta connects the city. One can enjoy the bird eye view of the place from the hill. The camping in the night with bonfire is something special and memorable. Kunta Betta is surrounded by the enchanting destinations that make this place a perfect weekend destination.