Romantic Weekend Getaways from Bangalore – Escape the Confines of City Life
Are you stuck up with the hustle and bustle of Bangalore city life and have no time to say few romantic words to your partner. Take a quick romantic escape to get that spark back in your love life. Comprised with large flora and fauna Bangalore is a gateway to some of the most exciting water falls, pristine hill stations, renowned wild life, and riversides. Take a break from the hectic city life and check out some of the best romantic weekend getaways from Bangalore.
Top 10 romantic weekend getaways from Bangalore:
If your idea is to be in the midst of nature with green foliage all around, mesmerizing hills, lakes, forts and temples, Nandi hills is the ideal place to visit. Located at a distance of 56 km from Bangalore city, Nandi hills were once a retreat to the King Tipu Sultan. Check out for Palar, Pennar and Arkavati rivers that originates from the Nandfi hills. The temple houses a thousand year old sculpture of Nandi. The Yoga Nandishvara temple, Amrita Sarovar, Tipu’s Drop, Gandhi Nilaya are some of the must visit sites at Nandi Hills.
70 km from Bangalore, Devarayanadurga also promises to be a perfect romantic getaway for couples and newly weds. A small hill station nestled at a height of 3940 feet from sea level, Devarayanadurga offers a retreat to the adventure lovers. The spot is famous for trekking, mountaineering and other adventure sports. Watch out the breathtaking views of the natural spring water of the river Namada Chilume with your partner.
You can also give a short escape to the cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore. 139 km from Bangalore, the city is known for its cultural heritage and majestic beauty. Mysore is pleasant throughout the year thought the ideal time to visit Mysore is between the months of October and March. Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Jaganmohana Palace, Lakes Lalit Mahal and Chamundi hill are watch worth tourist spots while in Mysore.
If you are looking for a quite and peaceful weekend outing, visit Yelagiri Hills. Located about 140 km from Bangalore, Yelagiri serves absolutely serene and calm environment to couples looking for a break from the hectic city life of Bangalore. From Yelagiri you can visit Mughal Garden, Punganoor lake, Jalagamparai waterfalls and Swamimalai Hill.
Take 3 hours drive from Bangalore to enjoy the beauty of India’s second largest waterfall, Shivanasamudra which has twin jumps namely Bhara Chukki or the Eastern falls and Gagana Chukki or the Western falls. You need to trek through the green forest for 2 km to reach the waterfall. You can also get an eye-catching view of the falls from Shivanasamudram watch tower. Definitely visit Mekedatu where river Cauvery flows through a narrow valley. It is believed that once Lord Shiva crossed the river disguised as a goat and hence the name Mekedatu or ‘Goat’s Leap’ was given to the place. This place is perfect to take a romantic escape from Bangalore.
Coorg is about 250-280 km from Bangalore. Coorg is known for its coffee plantations and favorable climate through out the year making it ideal for couples sharing a quite time with each other. River Cauvery flows around the plantations and the area is covered with thick forests, wildlife and pristine hills where couples can take part in fishing, water rafting and even trekking. There are ample waterfalls, Elephant camp and zoological park for the tourist to take a delight.
Ooty, located about 268 km form Bangalore is a popular destination in the southern part of the country. Famous for its blue mountains draped in green foliage through out the year, city is also known for its tea plantations and soothing climate making it one of the preferred places by couples looking for a romantic escape from Bangalore. Major attractions in Ooty includes Ooty Botanical garden, Lake, Doddabetta Peak, Rose garden, St. Stephen’s Church, Mukerti National Park and many others.
If you and your partner love to take in the beauty of the nature then spend some time in the laps of nature by visiting Bheemeshwari. Located about 100 km away from Bangalore, Bheemeshwari is a major tourist attraction situated between arachukki and Gaganachukki and Mekedatu falls. The place is perfect for nature lovers where one can rejuvenate his mind, body and soul. The place offers ample natural scenery coupled with plenty of fishing facilities. The region is also house to some exotic species such as leopards, crocodiles, jackals, deer, wild boars and birds.
When you visit Kabini expect a weekend on nature’s lap. Located 220Kms from Bangalore, Kabini is one of the top 5 wildlife resorts in the world, as rated by Britain’s Tatler’s Travel Guide. Kabini offers a view of 150-200 elephants, as a reserve. Couples looking for a romantic retreat as well as some wildlife adventure can check out this place. September to March is the favorable time to visit Kabini. You can take a jeep safari, campfire, trekking or couples can simply take a river boat ride while in Kabini for a short and romantic weekend getaway from Bangalore.
130 Km from Bangalore and 50 km after Mysore on the banks of Kapila Cauvery River, Talakadu is an unexplored riverside destination surrounded by temples of Lord Shiva and riverside beauty. You can take access via the expressway. Bangalore – Mysore has number of day trains and bus service operating as well.