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Diwali Weekend is Here, 6 Road Trips to Take From Bangalore

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For Bangaloreans, the 2016 Diwali weekend is a double bonanza, with holidays for Diwali and Kannada Rajyotsava all falling on a 4 day long weekend! No matter how much you love the city, this holiday calls for a vacation to recharge and press the reset button with a memorable vacation. Bangalore is ideally located, close to the western ghats and within reach of some spectacular ecological hotspots and pristine beaches. Get on the road and take a road trip, you will return wiser and rejuvenated.

Diwali Weekend is Here, 6 Road Trips to Take From Bangalore:

  1. Wayanad (Kerala)
  2. Coorg (Karnataka)
  3. Mysore (Karnataka)
  4. Ooty (Tamil Nadu)
  5. Goa
  6. Chikmagalur (Karnataka)

Day 1. In nature's embrace at Wayanad

In nature's embrace at Wayanad
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With evergreen forests, rare species of flora and fauna, a rich cultural heritage and some magnificiant trekking trails, Wayanad is your ideal forray into the Western Ghats. Whether travelling with family, as a group of friends, a couple or a solo trip, Wayanad has something for everyone making it a perfect long weekend getaway for Bangaloreans. 

Prithvi tells HolidayIQ, "The places of interest around Wayanad include Chembra peak, Lakkidi, Muthanga wildlife sanctuary and the Banasura sagar dam. Chembra peak is the highest hill in Wayanad and trekking is a risky adventure here to the top of the mountain. Lakkidi is located 58 kilometers north-east of Kozhikode and very near to Vythiri." 

Distance from Bangalore: 320 km 

Route: National Highway 275 and State Highways 90 and 89

Day 2. Coffee, culture and great food in Coorg

Coffee, culture and great food in Coorg
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A favourite among many Bangaloreans, if you have not visited Coorg, you ought to, right now! Coffee plantations, the origins of the divine Kaveri, a unique cultural heritage and white water rafting are only a few of the many things to give you a fun filled weekend. Add a trip to the Nagarhole National Park and you have had a long weekend getaway to die for! 

Mahesh tells HolidayIQ, "Coorg's serene hills and mystic waterfalls are make up for a lovely getaway to break the monotony of city life in Bangalore. It's a small, sleepy little hilltown that smells of coffee. Dubaare elephant reserve is a must-experience place for nature and wildlife lovers!" 

Distance from Bangalore: 260 km 

Route: National Highway 275

Day 3. Culture and history at Mysore

Culture and history at Mysore
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The seat of the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom, Mysore is the centre of art, culture and history. Visit royalty at the Mysore Palace, the iconic Chamundeshwari temple, the Brindavan Gardens, the Mysore Zoo or the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, there is so much to do over a long weekend in Mysore. 

Tarun tells HolidayIQ, “Mysore Palace and Brindavan Gardens are a must-visit. The Sand Museum, Tipu Sultan Palace, Chamundi Temple are worth visiting. Do not miss to taste Mysore's special dosas.”

Distance from Bangalore: 190 km 

Route: National Highway 275

Day 4. Perch yourself atop the Nilgiris at Ooty

Perch yourself atop the Nilgiris at Ooty
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Nestled between rolliung tea estates and the forests of the Nilgiris Biosphere is the districts capital, Ooty. With spectacular trekking trails, off-beat nature drives, numerous lakes and waterfalls, tea estates and factories, and a few iconic colonial sites, a long weekend in Ooty is sure to re-energise you to return to life as you know it. 

Suresh tells HolidayIQ, "ooty is a fantastic place for a 2-day trip from Bangalore. Originally occupied by the Toda, the area came under the rule of the East India Company at the end of the 18th century. The town is connected by the Nilgiri ghat roads and Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Its natural beauty attracts tourists and it is a popular summer destination." 

Distance from Bangalore: 280 km 

Route: National Highways 275, 766 and 181

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Day 5. Live the good life in Goa

Live the good life in Goa
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Pristine beaches, heavenly cuisine, legendary nightlife and a treasure trove of culture, Goa is on the tip of everyone's tongue when it comes to planning a holiday. Whether a conventional holiday or an off-beat escape, Goa will give you what you ask for, an exceptional long weekend getaway for anyone and everyone. 

Kiran tells HolidayIQ, "Goa is amazing and wonderful place. We enjoyed a lot. So much fun !! So many places to visit and beaches were so beautiful. Full day resting on beach side. Amazing food. I would like to come every year this place to enjoy with my family !! Falling in love with this place." 

Distance from Bangalore: 540 km 

Route: National Highway 48 and 748

Day 6. Your perfect cup of coffee at Chikmagalur

Your perfect cup of coffee at Chikmagalur
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Chikmagalur is a calm, serene town full of scenic surprises. Legend has it that the first coffee beans where planted at the Baba Budan Giri mountain range. Trekking the gorgeous Kudremukh or visiting the Bhadra wildlife reserve, Chikmagalur is the perfect weekend getaway for the nature lover who likes a cup of coffee

Raghavendra tells HolidayIQ, Chickmagalur is a peaceful hill station. It is fun to visit here during monsoon when there are many waterfalls on the roadside and you will be literally walking in the clouds. Drive to the upper spots like Mullayyanagiri and Bababudangiri is worth it. There are also many religious places around.”

Distance from Bangalore: 245 km

Route: National Highway 75

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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