In the middle of the Deccan Plateau Bengaluru was blessed with hills around it on every side. This not only helps to keep the weather comfortable throughout the year but also offers many weekend trips to the hills for Bengalis.
As we know, Kudagu or Coorg is rightly referred to as India’s Scotland. Acres of coffee groves, hills of vast greenery, and milky waterfalls make this a place for love and love! Coorg feels like a piece of heaven, one of the most popular hill resorts in Karnataka.
Things to do: Cauvery river raft, tour the Bylakuppe settlement, hike the Tadiyendamol River, have a picturesque picnic on the Abbey Falls.
2. Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills are almost a stone’s throw from Bengaluru, and the perfect getaway from the bustle of the town for a rejuvenating weekend. Go to this picturesque place for some fruitful air, try out nature and wander through the vast vineyards.
Take a journey through history and visit the summer residence of the Tipu Sultan or cycle down the rolling streets. Things to do:
Ooty has everything you’re looking to do on a weekend getaway, set among the Nilgiri Hills of Western Ghats with large, deep blue hills, hypocritical lakes, vast greenery and tea gardens.
Things to do: take the boat ride for a relaxing afternoon, walk up to Doddabetta – Nilgiri Hills’ highest peak, visit the Government Rose Gardens, or go bike rides at India’s First Mountain Biking Park.
Munnar is the largest tea-growing region in South India and an excellent place to enjoy the low-mountain landscape with its green hills covered with tea plantations. You can escape into the clouds beautifully on your own, watching the mountains in this lovely town tapestry with fog.
Sightseeing at the Tea Museum, walking to Mount Carmel Church, or walking up the mountain and picnics. Don’t forget to take food with you!
Wayanad has many options for travellers, one of the largest districts in Karnataka. Take you to select natural reserves from adventure activities, wildlife shrines to spiritual places. Enjoy a refreshing weekend here and you will certainly return with some great memories and better photos!
Things to do: walk through the Eddakal Caves, walk up Chembra Peak, the highest peak in Wayanad, try to climb up to Phantom Rock, get up close to wildlife, experience tea-planting and much more.
Chikmanglur is one of the most scenic locations of Karnataka, a peaceful retreat from Bengaluru. This charming town is just out of a fairytale, and with lush greenery around the green hills. Lying in the middle of low clouds, this is a great place to enjoy a romantic getaway.
Things to do: go mountain biking, Mullayangiri, the highest peak in Karnataka, hike to Hebbe Falls Nature Spring, or just walk through the area’s coffee plantations.
On the UNESCO World Heritsage site in Kudremukh a mere 6-hour road trip from Bengaluru will take you. A small municipality that was once a mining site by Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited. It is now a natural reserve with dense forests and natural peaks and a great weather. It is now a reserve.
Things to do: Trekking, along scenic paths and challenevolent peaks, is a popular activity. Do not forget to take the pleasant green pastures, the low clouds, which flow freely over the hills and the plenty of water bodies.
8. Horsley Hills
One of the best reasons to get to Horsley Hills is to take a pleasant time out in the fauna and flora of the Andhra Pradesh hills, enjoying the great weather. The fresh air of the hills you drive around, exotic trees and dense vegetation make for a relaxing atmosphere.
Things to do: A visit to Lake Gangotri, and the Koudinya Wildlife sanctuary, one of the only places in India for Zorbing.
9. Biligiriranga Hills
In short, the BR Hills, which are now a tiger reserve, are blessed with a vibrant ecosystem. A paradise for nature lovers, this region attracts Bengalians for a relaxed and earthy life.
Things to do: cycle around the hills, get closer to wildlife, take a tiger reserve jeep safari and much more!
This weekend, a small town in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district located on the slopes of Shevaroys. This charming hill town is surrounded by the beautiful Yercaud lake with a view of the valley of planes below. The lake, with its lovely gardens and trees, is a visual pleasure.
thing to do: boating on Yercaud Lake, travelling to the natural orchid and botanical gardens, gaining a panoramic view of the Lady’s Seat plains, visit the silkworm farms and learn about silk-spinning methods.