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Best Places to visit in weekend near Bangalore

Long week end is on anvil and you are planning for a relaxing break from work.There are many beautiful places around bangalore where you can hang out with friends and family.

We have come up with the list of holidaying places around bangalore which are also the best places to visit in weekend where you can enjoy in your most precious time.

Here is the list of best places to visit under 300 kms from bangalore.

 

1.Coorg 

 

Ooty Aerial view

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Coorg is also known as Kodagu. It is also termed as India’s coffee bowl. Britishers compared Coorg with scotland. It is one of the best places to visit around bangalore. Coorg old name was madikere. Coorg is located at a distance of 260kms from bangalore.The localities also called as kodavas or coorgs are famous for their hospitality. One should never miss a visit to Coorg wedding which is very unique. Coorg is also called kashmir of south.

The best places to visit in coorg are

1.Raja’s seat where you can view the scenic beauty of beautiful green valley and hills, this is the place where kings used to watch sunsets.There is beautiful garden set up near it.

2.Talacauvery which is 44 kms from madikere where cauvery river originates.

3. Abbi falls which is only 5km from city center.

TO DO LIST   Waterfall,river rafting,Hill top view,Home stay,temple,bird watching,sightseeing,water park,botanical garden,trekking,festival.

 

2.Wayanad

 

Meenmutty Falls
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Wayanad is the green paradise on earth.It is one of the best places to visit around bangalore. It is located at 289 kms from bangalore and seashore of khozikode is only 76 kms away from wayanad.

The famous places to visit in waynad  are

1. Banasura Sagar dam which is the largest earth dam in india and second largest in asia,boating and other water sports activities are carried out here.

2. Chembra peak is the tallest peak in the wayanad.

3. Meenmutty falls is the largest water fall in wayana.

4.Neelimala provides the best view of meenmutty falls.

TO DO LIST – waterfalls,bird watching,safari,wildlife sanctuary,national park

 

3.Yercaud

 

Yercaud lake

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Yeracaud is beautiful place located 230 kms from bangalore.

Best Places to visit in yercaud are

1. Yercaud lake a big lake with fountain in the middle of the lake

2.Botanical garden is located nearly 2 kms from yercaud lake

3.Pagoda point -stones shaped to design pyramid type structure

4. The Grange – the most ancient building which was built in 1820.

TO DO LIST – Boating,cave visit,Trekking

 

4.Yelagiri

 

yelagiri

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Yelagiri is the ideal place for paragliding and rock climbing.It is located at 156 kms from bangalore.

The famous places to visit here are

1.Punganoor Artificial lake and park – Lovely man made lake with adjoining park on yelagiri hills make this place absolutely stunning

2.Jalagamparai waterfalls –Attaru river flows through Yalagiri hills and takes the form of beautiful waterfall

3.Swami Malai Hills – The hill is cake shaped.This is the right hill for trekking where from bottom of the hill trekking is started and finally ends at the top of the hill, one can view the whole valley from here.

TO DO LIST – Mountain biking,Water sports,Trekking,Paragliding

 

5.Coonoor

 

Coonoor Stadt

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Coonoor is located at 296 kms from bangalore. It is a hill station located onto to famous Nilgiri hills in Tamilnadu.

The major attractions of coonoor are

1. Droog fort -It is a 16th century fort ,the fort is used by tipu sultan, it is also called Bakasura Malai fort

2.Dolphin nose view – It provides a beautiful view of Nilgiri hills and cathrine falls

3.Catherine falls – It is a 250 ft height waterfall which can be viewed from Dolphin nose.

TO DO LIST  Horse Riding,Trekking,Waterfalls

 

6.Kakkabe

 

chelvara

Kakkabe is famous for sweetest honey it produces.It is located at 266kms from bangalore.Thadiyendamol peak which is the highest peak is located here.kakkabe has the dense forest.Coffee and Cardamom fields are found commonly here.

The interesting places to visit are

1.Thadiyendamol peak – It is the second highest peak in karnataka,it gives a beautiful view of Arabian Sea from its top

2.Nalnad Palace – Built by king Dodda Vira Raja the palace has excellent ancient architecture.

3.Chelavara falls – This a beautiful fall ,there is coffee and cardamon plantation near by area.

TO DO LIST – Waterfall,Sightseeing,Palace,trekking

 

7.Shivanasamudram
Shivanasamudram

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One of the first hydro power plant in asia was set up here in beginning of 19th century.The famous shivanasamudram waterfall is located here where cauvery river splits into two parts.It is locate at a distance of 139 kms from bangalore.

The places of interests are

1.Barahachukki –It is one of the most beautiful falls in india.The water flows down from all sides and gives you a glimpse of niagra falls in USA.

2.Vaidyanatheswara Temple –The temple was built in 14th century by chola king.The architecture of the temple is magnificent.

3.Gaganachukki falls – It is another fall on the river kaveri.

TO DO LIST – Waterfalls,Boating,trekking,sightseeing

 

8.Chikkamagaluru
Kudremukh national park

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Chikamagalur is a beautiful place in western ghats.It is located at 251 km from bangalore.Coffee was first time cultivated here in india .Chikamagalaur has the highest peak in karnataka called Mullayanagiri  which is also the source of river tunga and bhadra.There are multiple hill stations like Kemmanagundi,kudremukh,Mullayanagiri,baba budan giri and waterfalls like manikyadhara and hebbe which makes it an ultimate tourist paradise.

The places of interests are

1.Kemmangundi –It is a beautiful hill station surrounded by lush green vegetation,rose garden and mountain streams.

2.Kudremukh – It is hill station shaped like horse face.One can view Arabian sea from the hills at kudremukh.

3.Manikyadhara – It is beautiful waterfall where water falls from hill and falls down as pearl.It is one of the fall where one can take shower.

4.Hebbe Falls – Here water falls from hill top in two stages giving a making it a combination of two falls big fall and small fall.

TO DO LIST – Waterfalls,Hill top view,rose garden,valley,trekking

 

9.Ooty

 

Ooty, India a scenic beauty

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Ooty is famous tourist destination and is famous for its natural beauty.It is one of the best hill stations near bangalore.It is situated on Nilgiri hills.It is located at 290 kms from bangalore.

The major tourist attraction in Ooty are

1.Rose Garden – Ooy has largest rose garden in india.It has also one of the largest rose collection in india.The total varieties of rose found here are more than 20000.

2.Ooty Lake- A beautiful lake with boat house alongside lake which provides boating facilities.Boat racing is also done on this lake.

TO DO LIST – Boating,Rose garden

 

10.Davangere
Siruvani Waterfalls Upper part

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Davangere is located at 265 kms from Bangalore.Danvangere was famous for its cotton mills which was set up here by European firm.

The famous places of attraction are

1.Siruvani Falls – The view of the fall along with dam is amazing.

2.Subramanya Temple – Lord Muruga or Subramanya is the second son of lord shiva

3.Kunduvara Kere – It is a picturesque lake and has become a good picnic spot.

TO DO LIST – Temple,Garden,waterfall

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