Offbeat Weekend getaways near Bangalore




Offbeat Weekend getaways near Bangalore

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Best of Trekking Weekend Getaways near Bangalore

If you are tired of spending your weekends in Bangalore only sleeping, chatting with friends or watching movies, then why not try something more exciting and thrilling? Are you looking for offbeat weekend getaways near Bangalore, where you could challenge your limits, yet feel refreshed? Well, the weekend treks are the perfect weekend getaways near Bangalore where you could just be perfect for you. All you need is a backpack of necessary things, your and a heart full of enthusiasm to enjoy every bit of the walk.

These Trekking Weekend Getaways near Bangalore are not too long, tiresome or difficult to climb. Rather, they are green retreats for adventurous souls, who wants to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. They can be easily reached from the city and are safe. Some of them also offer adventurous activities to be enjoyed on the spot. And, of course each of them is dotted with scenic beauty and abundant greenery. Check them out here.

Offbeat Weekend Getaways near Bangalore

Bheemeshwari Trek

Bheemeshwari Trekking Weekend Getaways near Bangalore is rugged terrain with lush green surroundings, lively streams and wildlife like deer, elephants, wild monkeys and others is about 110 kms from Bangalore. The river is also an apt place for swimming, rafting and other water sports which makes it a perfect bangalore weekend getaways. There are jungle lodges and adventure camps to make your stay more pleasant. It is well connected by road, however, they should be avoided during the monsoons. The best things to do in Bheemeshwari are boat rides, fishing with stay in fishing camp few of them are Cauvery Fishing Camp, Doddamakkali Nature Camp, Galibore Fishing Camp.

Altitude: 800-1200 metres

Trek Length: 5 kms

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Bheemeshwari Trekking Weekend Getaways from Bangalore
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Savandurga Trek

This hillock, which is about 60 kms from Bangalore is the largest monolith in Asia. It is basically a combination of black and white hills. The rock formations are quite a sight. Apart from the scenic beauty, trekkers can also enjoy rock climbing, rappelling and other activities. Savandurga height is around 1226 meters or 4220 feet above sea level and it comprises of twin peak of Karigudda (The Black Hill) and Biligudda (The White Hill). Explore the ruins of fort built by Kempegowda and if lucky during winter season you can find migratory bird as well.

Altitude: 1226 meters

Trek Length: 4 kms

Best Time to Visit: November to February

savanadurga trekking weekend getaways near Bangalore
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Dudhsagar Water Fall Trek 

Literally meaning the Sea of Milk, this is a four tiered waterfall, which is one of the tallest in India. It is like a border between Karnataka and Goa. Around 550 kms away from Bangalore, the place can be reached by car or rail since is lies on the Madgaon-Belgaum route. The scenic beauty is breathtaking and a treat during the monsoons. You can also camp for the night near the fall, which is an experience in itself. By the way, did you know Dudhsagar Falls appeared in the Bollywood movie ‘Chennai Express’?

Altitude: The waterfall streams down from 310 meters

Trek Length: 6 to 8 hours for 14 kms, can go up to 26 kms

Best Time to Visit: Monsoons


Dudhsagar Falls


Ramanagara is another popular weekend getaway destination near Bangalore. It is mainly a rocky terrain and quite an adrenaline rush for rock climbers. It is around 55 kms from Bangalore. Other attractions include historic caves and Vulture Sanctuary, which has some of the rarest species of the bird.

Altitude: 747 meters

Trek Length: 6 kms

Best Time to Visit: November to February


Trekking Weekend Getaway from Bangalore
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Antara Gange is one of those night treks, which will enthrall you with excitement and adventure. This is around 70 kms from Bangalore in the southeastern portion of the Indian state of Karnataka, Kolar district. Antara Gange literally means ” Ganges from Deep” in Kannada. It is basically a temple in a pond in the mountains, surrounded by caves. It is really amazing to visit the caves in the night to experience their beauty.

Altitude: 22 meters (around 70 feet)

Trek Length: 4 kms

Best Time to Visit: November to February

Antargange Durga Hill Trekking weekend getaway from Bangalore
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These are only a few of the amazing treks that are splendid tourist attractions. Others include Kanakpura, Makalidurga, monsoon delights like Kodachari and Kudremukh trek, and few unique night treks like Kabbal Durga and others.

If you are adventurous and want to explore Mother Nature on foot, these treks are a great opportunity to relish the serenity and tranquility of Nature. Though these treks are safe, but it is advisable to take necessary precautions and consider any health conditions, prior to choosing any of them.

Here are some other queries we get from our wanderlusterrrs!!

What are the other Long Weekend Getaways from Bangalore within 300 km
  • Mysore Palace.
  • Abbey Falls in Coorg.
  • Ooty.
  • Vintage Tricycle in Pondicherry.
  • Beach in Mangalore.
  • Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam Temple in Madurai.
  • Boating in Kodaikanal.
  • Tea plantations and Muthirappuzhayar River in Munnar