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Best Destinations for Summer Break from Bangalore


Staying at Bangalore and loving it! But you do need that timely break from this beautiful city. It is a city with many names like “the garden city” and “the silicon valley of India”. Being one of the largest metropolitan cities, life here is always fast-paced and hectic. Remember William Words worth, “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare”.

Sometimes we do need that simple pleasure to do things at our pace. There are a number of places that you can travel in Bangalore. Let us see some of the summer breaks from Bangalore that can be enjoyable and relaxing may be a little exciting as well.

1. Ooty

Bangalore to Ooty is one of the best options. The journey is such a pleasurable experience, with winding roads showcasing nature with her enchanting beauty. Bangalore to Ooty distance will be around 300 km to reach your destination. At Ooty, visit the botanical gardens, take a boat ride at the Ooty Lake, and, if you are a history enthusiast, visit the Stone House. The Doddabetta peak and the Pykara Falls are also must-see places.

2. Coorg

We will take you to Coorg, which is about 270 km from here. This is a place where you can relax and rejuvenate yourself completely. Check out some wild life at Nagarhole National Park and go for a picnic at the Iruppu falls. Enjoy a lot of greenery and visit temples in a beautiful setting for just the pleasant break you seek.

3. Coonoor

This beautiful hill station is another place you can take a pleasant drive to, being around 290 km from the Bangalore city. Visit the Sim’s park and get amazed with the flora and fauna. The Dolphin’s Nose gives you a beautiful view of Coonoor; do not miss the Catherine Falls which flow only after the rains.

4. Mudumalai

A driving distance of only around 250 km will take you to Mudumalai. This is a place where the adventurous will have fun. Explore the wildlife either in a jeep ride or from an elephant’s back at the national park. You can trek around, so do not forget your walking shoes.

5. Bekal

If you are looking for a getaway which has beaches, forts, backwaters this is the place to be, it is only around 380 km from here. The Hosdurg beach is a perfect place to be with family and friends, enjoy the adventure park at The Bekal Hole Aqua Park for some fun and water rides. The Valiyaparamba backwaters is one of the most beautiful and scenic one in Kerala.

6. Chikmagalur

Chikmagaluru is at a drivable distance of about 250 km, and you’ll find yourself in the beautiful hills. Here, you cannot miss the coffee plantations, but you will also be spoilt with the choice of adventure sports. You could go trekking along the hills, drive to the Hebbe falls, go river rafting at river Badra – the options are many.

7. Wayanad

Take a weekend drive to this district which is about 290 km from Bangalore. You can enjoy nature’s bounty in Wayanad in its true form. The Chembara peaks have stunning views which will be a treat to your eyes. Then there are the beautiful caves called the Edakkal caves that are worth visiting, Enjoy the water falls at Meenmutty and, last but not the least, enjoy the nature and wildlife tour offered here.

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