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5 Quick Getaways From Bangalore to Spice up Your Long Weekend

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Have you started planning for the Independence Day long weekend yet? If not, allow us to suggest some amazing options that will sort out the destination worries for you. 

1. Bheemeshwari: Fresh fish to compliment natural beauty

Bheemeshwari: Fresh fish to compliment natural beauty
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Also referred to as the ‘Angler’s Paradise’, a number of fishing camps have developed at Bheemeshwari where professional and amateur anglers can catch mahseer. You can go trekking and boating, enjoy a coracle ride or just indulge in bird watching.

HolidayIQ reviewer Shwetha says, "Bheemeshwari is a place which looks like a picture painted by a kid. Nice green mountains, clouds in the sky and the river Cauvery flowing by, is just what we needed to chill out on a sunny Sunday."

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2. Kabini: Tripping through raw nature

Kabini: Tripping through raw nature
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HolidayIQ reviewer Hn says, "Set on the southern side of the Nagarhole National Park within the Nilgiris Biosphere, Kabini is a great place to spot wildlife." Housing exotic flora and fauna, the forests surrounding Kabini are unique in diversity and richness. 

Take a trip through the woods on jeep safaris, so you can blend in the natural surroundings and view the animals in their habitat. You wouldn't want to miss out on Nagarhole National Park tooHolidayIQ reviewer Sweekruti shares, "The path from the entrance till the check post is nothing less than an adventure. The safari timings are from 6 am to 9 am and from 3 pm to 5 pm."

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3. Ooty: Clean, beautiful view of the valley

Ooty: Clean, beautiful view of the valley
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HolidayIQ reviewer Piyush says, "There is a beautiful view of the valley along with a clean air breezing in. The Botanical Garden seems to be somewhere those in Switzerland. It's clean, green and the air is cold.Ooty Lake, another must-visit, is an artificial lake which was made by John Sullivan. 

Doddabetta Peak is the highest point from where the view is stunning. We suggest you trek up to the point. HolidayIQ reviewer Akber shares, "Remnants of the colonial era still remain on these hills in the form of picturesque railway stations, buildings reminiscent of Victorian architecture and other quaintly charming edifices nestled amidst groves of eucalyptus and Shola."

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4. Yercaud: Kiliyur waterfall and a surreal sunset

Yercaud: Kiliyur waterfall and a surreal sunset
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HolidayIQ reviewer Ajit shares, "Yercaud is a small hill station. It is a good getaway for a weekend. The drive is very enjoyable with beautiful scenery and excellent roads." Yercaud lake sports a stunning view and is one of the famous tourist spots. Lady's Seat during sunset is surreal. 

Other than Kiliyur falls, Pagoda Point is yet another great attraction, with beautiful clouds floating overhead. HolidayIQ reviewer Ekansh says, "This is a perfect place for nature lovers. The valley view you can see is just awesome. The main advantage of visiting this place is that it is not crowded." 

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5. Sakleshpur: A paradise hidden in plain sight!

Sakleshpur: A paradise hidden in plain sight!
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Safely hidden from the inexperienced eye, Sakleshpur is another heaven on earth which is a must visit for you. Whether you like trekking and camping or quaint little home stays with activities, this places has it all. 

HolidayIQ reviewer Shriram shares, "While the trek along the railway tracks is very popular, there are many more attractions amidst nature. From temples to waterfalls to green paddy fields to coffee trees to small streams, catch nature at its pristine best. The freshness of the air, the misty hills, the aroma of coffee plantations, the gentle swaying trees, the chirping of birds,360 degrees of greenery, etc. add up to a very pleasant experience."

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