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Awesome Destinations Within 250 Kms From Bangalore, For A Perfect Weekend Trip

Bored of the everyday life? Want to take a mini vacation without breaking the bank? Whether you want to just get away for the weekend or are looking for an adventurous trip, you’re in the right place.

Here are 5 destinations within 250 kms of Bangalore

1) Doddamakali

Love camping? You will love Doddamakali. The perfect place to camp on the banks of river Cauvery, you can enjoy boating and coracle rides as well.

If you want a more low key trip, sit back and watch beautiful birds, elephants, leopards and giant squirrels.

Distance from Bangalore: 113 kilometers

How to get here: By road, it should take 3 hours to get here

Best time to visit: July, August and February or post-monsoon

Things you can do: Coracle rides, fishing and sight-seeing

2) Sivasamudram Waterfalls

As far as holiday destinations go, Sivasamudram is a hit with tourists. This stunning segmented waterfall are picturesque and are a great way to feel rejuvenated after a stressful week. Although the deep gorge at Gaganachukki is not safe for swimming, you can still find some things to do. Visit the hydroelectric power station at Dargah. First of its kind in Asia, it makes the trip totally worth it. You can also take a coracle ride or bathe in the safe areas.

Distance from Bangalore: 135 kilometers

How to get here: By road in private cars or cabs or buses from Bangalore

Best time to visit: July to October

Things you can do: Coracle rides, sight-seeing, photography, bathing

3) Mysore (Mysuru)

Mysore is probably one of the best tourist places near Bangalore is easily accessible and has a lot to offer. The city of palaces, temples, musiems and gardens, Mysore cannot be explored in a day. Of the must-visit places in Mysore, Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hill Temple, Mysore Zoo definitely make it to the top of the list. Brindavan gardens is another major attraction that you should not miss out on.

Distance from Bangalore: 143 kilometers

How to get here: By road in private cars or cabs or buses from Bangalore

Best time to visit: July to February

Things you can do: Sightseeing, visit museums, zoos and gardens

4) Sakleshpur

A lesser known jewel, Sakleshpur is a nature lover’s paradise. Wonderful for camping and enjoying the greens of Western Ghats, Sakleshpur has waterfalls, walking tours and safaris to offer. If you are looking to reboot your mind, this is the place to be.

Distance from Bangalore: 221 kilometers

How to get here: By road in private cars or cabs or buses from Bangalore

Best time to visit: October to March

Things you can do: Biking, walks, safari, horse riding

5) Coorg

Often dubbed the Scotland of India, Coorg is the best place to escape from the everyday humdrum of life. Perpetually misty, Coorg is known for its lush greens and the aromatic coffee. The local clan, Kodavas, are extremely kind and hospitable and make you feel right at home. This hill station is absolutely breathtaking. Don’t miss out on other beautiful towns close by like Kushalnagar, Gonikoppal and Virajpet.

Distance from Bangalore: 248.6 kilometers

How to get here: By road in private cars or cabs or buses from Bangalore, it should take around 5 hours to get there.

Best time to visit: October to March

Things you can do: Bathe elephants, photography, trekking, camping and walking tours.

Want to leave the bustling city without leaving the city? Check into one of Discovery Village’s resorts in Bangalore to enjoy nature without going too far away from home. Discovery Village has tons of planned activities that you can choose to participate for an active, fun-filled stay.

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