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7 Last-Minute Road Trip Ideas Around Bangalore For Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner but if you think it is too late to plan a getaway with your sweetie, do not worry. Here are some kickass road trip ideas around Bangalore.

7 Last-Minute Road Trip Ideas Around Bangalore For Valentine's Day:

  1. Shivanasamudra Falls, Mandya (Karnataka)
  2. Bylakuppe, Coorg (Karnataka)
  3. Gandikota Fort, Cuddapah (Andhra Pradesh)
  4. Hogenakkal Falls, Hogenakkal (Tamil Nadu)
  5. Nandi Hills (Karnataka)
  6. Nrityagram, Hesaraghatta (Karnataka)
  7. Bangalore (Karnataka)

1. Shivanasamudra Falls


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Gorgeous place with a couple of reallyoff-beat waterfalls, this is an absolute must from Bangalore.HolidayIQ traveller Soumyajeet says, "We visited this place in January. Water was less but you can see the beauty, greenery all around. By seeing the vastness I could understand how beautiful it would be in Monsoon. Mention clearly in Google maps Bhara Chukki and Gagan Chukki falls or else you may get a wrong route. Will revisit in Monsoon."

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3 Ratings | 1 Reviews | 52 Sightseeings | 1 Photos

2. Bylakuppe


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A mini Tibet in itself this place has a beautiful temple and a completely different atmosphere. HolidayIQ traveller Ronak says, "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.If you're in the mood for picking up any souvenirs, there are plenty of shops around the monastery selling curios."

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35 Ratings | 23 Reviews | 43 Sightseeings | 9 Photos

3. Gandikota


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A secluded place with exotic topography, Gandikota is sure to give you some unique memories.HolidayIQ  traveller Rupinder puts it beautifully, "Our journey began with a trekking group from Hyderabad, and it took us about 8-10 hours to reach the first stop on our destination - Yaganti Temple. It is actually a huge temple complex with scattered temples situated in mountain caves! A quick bath in the kund (sacred pond) of the temple washed away the weariness of the travel. After darshan, we headed for Belum Caves - one of the largest in India - and totally underground! There's even an underground waterfall! The entry to the caves is through a huge 'hole' in the ground, which is staggering to say the least.After the cave visit, we started for Gandikota. The place looked beautiful from the pictures I had seen but nothing could have possibly prepared me for what I saw upon reaching the place. It was breathtaking! An actual canyon, spread as far as the eyes could see - with a river flowing through it! I could just sit at the edge of the canyon all day! We camped overnight at the fort ruins (in the fort mosque complex) which was an experience in itself. In the morning, we hiked through the massive ruins, to one of the rocky hills and climbed it."

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8 Ratings | 7 Reviews | 22 Sightseeings | 13 Photos

4. Hogenakkal Falls


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A waterfall in South India on the Kaveri River, it has gained immense fame for its medicinal baths and hide boat rides. Considered as one of the oldest in the world and the oldest of its kind in South Asia, carbonatite rocks adorn the site. Owing to its water that is supposed to be having curative power, the site is a beautiful picnic spot. HolidayIQ traveller Anjan, "I visited Hogenakkal Falls in Tamil Nadu. I was very excited seeing the falls and when I went it was little bit rainy, so the water was fully filled. I went for boating which I paid only 100 Rs. And for sightseeing the waterfalls is so good. And who are all not visited please visit once in your life time."

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43 Ratings | 35 Reviews | 12 Sightseeings | 48 Photos

5. Nandi Hills


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According to the legend, the name Nandi Hills originated from the shape of a hill, which resembles a sleeping bull. During Chola rule, it was known as Ananda Giri, meaning 'The Hill of Happiness'. Moreover, the place is associated with Yoga Nandeeshwara, who performed penance. HolidayIQ traveller Karthik says, "We had started to Nandi Hills on a bike at 4. 30 in the morning. The last 7 kms are hilly roads. The ticketing counter opens at 6 AM. Make sure to catch your place in the queue well before. Weekends are crowded. The place is good for a group hangout /lovers. During certain parts of the year, one can see the clouds below our feet level. The scenery is good."

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496 Ratings | 342 Reviews | 9 Sightseeings | 387 Photos

6. Nrityagram


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Nrityagram, a high profile village of art, is situated in Hesaraghatta town in the state of Karnataka. The school of art was founded with the view to nourish dance techniques and martial arts through the Guru Shishya Parampara of ancient times. The village provides a peaceful ambience for the synthesis of different dance forms and styles. HolidayIQ traveller Snehal says, "Nrityagram is a school of dance (Gurukul-based). It is very quiet and peaceful with beautiful atmosphere. We spent a few intense hours at Nrityagram watching living greats in Odissi dance form, rehearse, teach, and go about their daily lives. We met the new generation of students, the musicians too. Even though what we saw was 'practice' dance sessions, it seemed so professional. The campus has these houses for students to stay. The architecture is marvellous. The campus is serene, the way it was envisioned. A cluster of several huts forms the hostel, dining area, guest rooms etc. I will suggest everyone to visit this Heritage place, it will be an amazing experience."

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7. Skandagiri


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Again, a place where you can float in clouds if you reach there early. A remarkable sunset point too. HolidayIQ traveller Bhavan says, "Through out the year you can visit Skandagiri however on monsoon season you need to be bit careful if you planning to go for trekking. Try to visit Kalavara Durga in the evening or early morning. I am sure you enjoy the view point from here.Best place for trekking lovers."

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50063 Ratings | 29076 Reviews | 456 Sightseeings | 1175 Photos

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