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6 Offbeat Places near Bangalore to Explore This Long Weekend

6 Offbeat Places near Bangalore To Explore This Long Weekend wikimedia.org

The long weekend is finally here, you choose to either laze around or explore. If you belong to the latter category then start packing your bags and embark on this journey to explore these lesser known places near Bangalore.

6 Offbeat Places near Bangalore to Explore This Long Weekend:

  1. The Great Outdoors, Karwar (Karnataka)
  2. New Prasad Nilaya Hotel, Gokarna (Karnataka)
  3. The Windflower Resorts & Spa, Coorg (Karnataka)
  4. Haripriya Hotel, Cuddapah (Andhra Pradesh)
  5. RNS Residency, Murudeshwara (Karnataka)
  6. Kolavara Heritage, Shimoga (Karnataka)

1. Get your dose of adrenaline at Devbagh Beach

Get your dose of adrenaline at Devbagh Beachsource: myodysseys.com

Located in the fishing village of Karwar, the Devbagh beach is devoid of commercial tourism and thus serves as a perfect destination to happily frolic on the beach. Between building sand castles, combing the shore for seashells and chasing crabs, the Devbagh beach will be a happy reminder of your childhood.  

Sravan Reddy: "We visited this beach on our way to Karwar. We are surprised to see such a calm, quite, and clean beach. There we can see some Islands in which we can stay and enjoy the beach view. The best time to visit is during evening to watch beautiful sunset. It' good place for fishing and can also see alot of shells there. It is very crowded in the weekend times and finally it is one of the best place to hangout with friends, enjoy it."

Fun fact: The Devbagh beach is famous for dolphin-sighting.


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40 Reviews | 26 Sightseeings

2. Retreat into the lap of nature in Kumta

Retreat into the lap of nature in Kumtasource: wikimedia.org

Kumta is beautiful temple located on the coastline of Arabian sea. Home to multiple isolated and unspoilt beaches. Some of these beaches can only be reached by trekking through paddy fields, while some can be reached by trekking through rocky hills. If you’re a heritage seeker then do check out the Aghanashini fort and Mirjan fort.

Saranya Devanathan shares: "Few km from Kumta, I found this architectural marvel called as Mirjan Fort. It's just few metres away from the highway. One side of the fort wall seems to have been reconstructed - it stood in pink colour without algae. The wells there an attached stairs leading to the bottom of the well may be for cleaning the well. The palace deity is now also there under a huge tree. The entrance to the fort with its security area is marvellous."


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21 Reviews | 21 Sightseeings

3. Seek peace in Bylakuppe

Seek peace in Bylakuppesource: wikimedia.org

Bylakuppe, which is situated on the state highway 88, is the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. The area is dotted with monasteries, out of which Great Gompa of Sera Je and Sera Mey are the most significant. It is also a learning and preaching hub for Tibetan Buddhism in South India.

Ronak Ravindran shares: "Bylakuppe, a short drive from Siddapura in Coorg, is the centre of a Tibetan monastery and town. It's a great place to soak in the authentic culture and heritage of Tibet. The monastery has some authentic Tibetan artwork and paintings. The main highlight, though, is in the form of the 3 colossal statues of The Buddha in the monastery."


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270 Reviews | 41 Sightseeings

4. Explore Gandikota - The Grand Canyon of India

Explore Gandikota - The Grand Canyon of Indiasource: ezroadtrips.com

Situated on the banks of River Pennar, Gandikota is a small village located in the Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh. There are many viewpoints in the Gandikota fort that offer panoramic views of the surrounding hill forests, plateaus, the gorge and the Pennar River flowing through it.

Aravindh Krishna shares: "Indeed the Grand Canyon of India. The place feels really superb. The gorge is so perfect. The best time to visit this place is either at sunrise or sunset. The way leading to the place itself is so awesome experience. The people living there inside the fort premises the temple and mosque nearby. The water in the gorge at one place turns darker in colour which so nice to look from the top."

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32 Reviews | 22 Sightseeings

5. Find tranquility amidst the serene sea and white sands in Bhatkal

Find tranquility amidst the serene sea and white sands in Bhatkalsource: panoramio.com

Poised sea, swaying palm trees and white sand is what makes Bhatkal special. The beaches here are devoid of crowds which makes them a perfect destination for people who crave a beach experience that is tucked away!

Zakkar Ahmed shares: "Bhatkal is a small town surrounded by many beaches. One of the beach which is named as Jali beach is very beautiful. I enjoyed swimming in sunlight with my friends in Jali beach. I also visited different temples which are built by Jain queen for her companions which is a masterpiece of art. The people of Bhatkal are very friendly and loving. My visit to Bhatkal was very enjoying."


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872 Reviews | 14 Sightseeings

6. Explore the backwaters of Sharavathi river in Honnemaradu

Explore the backwaters of Sharavathi river in Honnemaradusource: wikimedia.org

Honnemaradu translates to ‘a place of golden sand’, and is a delight to anyone who loves adventure. Located in the midst of Linganamakki reservoir, Honnemaradu is a small island that serves as a playground for watersports enthusiasts with options for kayaking, windsurfing, and canoeing.

Jeeta Nachappa shares: "A destination worth visit with an adventurous bunch! Enthralling environment which keeps the soul mesmerized. The journey through the lost woods fetches more than what it deserves. The coracle ride amidst the cleanest of the all backwaters is a must! A night stay amongst the wilderness with the fire-camp with good food is the one not to be missed out. This is an untapped tourism destination with a heap of potential in it."


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90 Reviews | 44 Sightseeings

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