Want a break from the maddening city life, the crazy Bengaluru traffic, the unending crowds, and not-to-mention, another week at your desk job?
Don't worry, there are plenty of amazing destinations you can check out in close proximity to the Silicon Valley of India.
Here, we have short-listed the top 5 best weekend getaways (within 300 km) from Bengaluru.
Give a royal-touch to your weekend with a Mysore trip
Located just 150km away from Bengaluru and accessible via NH-275, Mysore, the royal city of Karnataka, is the perfect weekend escape for nature lovers, and heritage and culture enthusiasts alike.
When in Mysore, visit the magnificent Mysore Palace, walk in the Mysore Zoo, enjoy the beautiful Brindavan Gardens, or visit the many museums there.
Best ways to reach include cabs, buses, or a road-trip.
Can you hear the mountains calling?
Located 270km from Bengaluru, Ooty has misty hills, sprawling tea estates, and panoramic views, all of which has earned it the moniker, 'Queen of Hills'.
Ooty offers delightful weather, and has several attractions like the Ooty Botanical Gardens, Dolphin's Nose, Doddabetta Peak etc.
Tourists can also enjoy a picnic by the Pykara Lake, or take a ride on the UNESCO World-Heritage Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
Fall in love with the natural, wild beauty of Coorg
Just 263km away from the bustling city of Bengaluru, lies the beautiful, laid-back town of Coorg, nestled among the Western Ghats.
When in Coorg, visit the Namdroling Monastery and the Golden Temple.
Also, don't miss out on Abbey Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp and the famous Nagarhole National Park.
Elephant rides and adrenaline-pumping adventure sports are among tourists' favorite activities in Coorg.
A short-yet-fulfilling weekend getaway from Bengaluru
Looking for a short, refreshing weekend getaway? Then, Bheemeshwari, 100km from Bengaluru, is just the place for you.
It's the ideal break for that much-awaited picnic with friends and family.
There are plenty of activities like fishing, kayaking, river rafting, and trekking to choose from.
For wildlife admirers, the Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-visit place.
Kabini is a treat for all wilderness lovers
Located 216kms from Bengaluru, Kabini is another ideal weekend getaway.
Get a one-of-its-kind experience by taking a jeep safari to the Nagarhole National Park. There are several wild animals to watch out for, including the Bengal tiger, Indian bison, bonnet macaque, golden jackal, and many more.
Boat safaris for bird-watching, elephant rides through rivers, and visiting waterfalls are also favorite tourist activities.