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10 Kickass Places near Bangalore to Explore over the Weekend

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There is no better way to unwind than hitting the road and exploring a new place. And Bangalore has countless destinations in its vicinity that can be explored over the weekends. HolidayIQ lists down 10 such places near Bangalore.

1. Ooty: a perfect escape to the Nilgiris

Ooty: a perfect escape to the Nilgiris
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Vamsidhar Reddy shot this in Ooty

“One of the must see place in India. Best place for honeymooners. Got a pleasant weather throughout the year, so you can visit anytime no matter what season it is. I personally liked this place like anything the reason because it has all the natural beauty.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Jish Mith.

2. Mysore: the royal city

Mysore: the royal city
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Snehal Raibole from Bangalore shot this in Mysore

“A perfect blend of the ancient Architecture and modern city. Mysore is a very relaxing place with the feel of the small city and facilities of a metro city. Good hotels, good roads and excellent food. The Palace is a must see for everyone.” shares Shuklendu Katdare.

3. Wayanad: in the lap of nature

Wayanad: in the lap of nature
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Anoop Pappachen shot this in Wayanad

“Wayanad is one of the most beautiful place in Kerala. The drive to Wayanad takes you via Bandipur forest which is quite a wild sight. All time the climate would be cool. It is a must seen place for nature lovers. The greenery is the another main attraction in Wayanad.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Vysakh Ramachandran.

4. Munnar: a getaway to the clouds

Munnar: a getaway to the clouds
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Jish Mith shot this in Munnar

“This, despite the current rise in people and trade, is a place that can take you to touch the clouds. The steep hills, the hairpins and the view from there, the green blanket, the long roads are completely worth it for the nature lover.“ shares HolidayIQ reviewer Indu Eby.

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5. Kodaikanal: laze in the misty hills

Kodaikanal: laze in the misty hills
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Sukrutha Thomas from Bangalore shot this in Kodaikanal

“A beautiful place with nature surrounded on all sides which gives you a peace of mind. Air is so fresh that you can feel it. You can spend good 3 to 4 days. Out of which one day you can keep just to relax and feel the nature. Kodai lake, coaker's walk, pine forest are must visit.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Mayra Motwani.

6. Coorg: Soothing to the troubled mind

Coorg: Soothing to the troubled mind
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Yogee Raghavendra shot this in Coorg

“Set in the midst of spice country and coffee estates, the rolling topography of the area will allow you to embrace the countryside with ease and comfort. Some stunning views from locations spread all around will bring you back to this location again and again.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Arundhati Banerjee.

7. Yercaud: rediscover the remnants of British era

Yercaud: rediscover the remnants of British era
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Pradeep Ramachandran shot this in Yercaud

“Yercaud is such a petite little hill station if you are in the mood for some hassle free romance/peace/laid back atmosphere. There is less crowd here and the lake is the best place to be to unwind.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Shripad Shanbhag.

8. Chikmagalur: the land of coffee estates

Chikmagalur: the land of coffee estates
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Raghavendr J shot this in Chikmagalur

“Chikmagalur is a small town with chain of mountain peaks surrounding it. Famous for its pepper & coffee plantations. This place is best to be visited during winter & perfect for 2-3 days stay to do either sightseeing, trekking or just unwind & relax.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Deepika Ashwant.

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9. Yelagiri: The perfect getaway from the city

Yelagiri: The perfect getaway from the city
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Subhankar Dey shot this at Yelagiri Hills

“The place is not teeming with tourists and has a slow paced romantic feel to it. The waterfalls and the boating are truly enjoyable but what calls an exercise loving couple is a super trekking trail that allows you to breathe in nature at its best and exercise your limbs.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Kousalya Prasanna.


10. Bandipur: take a wildlife safari

Bandipur: take a wildlife safari
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Sajin Kollara shot this in Bandipur

“If you love wildlife and also shooting them the right way (ie With your camera, of course! ) then Bandipur National Park is where you should head. This place is sheer bliss! Even during the so-called 'off season' you can be sure to spot a mongoose or two, kingfishers, woodpeckers, peacocks, wild boars and elephants to name a few.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Krishna Prasad.

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

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