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5 Places near Bangalore to visit next weekend

5 Places near Bangalore to visit next weekend
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By Ruchi Joshi

22 Mar, 2023

For chasing our dreams, we often end up in bigger cities where we are offered better opportunities and lifestyles but work pressure and the constant blaring and screeching of city life make us feel like being stuck in an unpleasant movie. Bangalore, famous for its soothing weather, is still one of those big metro cities where life is considerably fast-paced. The best way you can declutter your life and head space is through travelling. It has become especially more prevalent after the pandemic.

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Here are 5 places near Bangalore you need to and you must explore -

1. Coorg

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Catch the savoury whiff of the limitless coffee plantations amidst the captivating backdrop of lush green mountains and the misty weather. Officially called Kodagu, this 'Coffee Capital of India' is located in Karnataka and is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. It experiences pleasant weather throughout the year. Coorg is home to the second-largest Tibetan Monastery with the largest Tibetan settlement in South India - Namdroling Monastery (also popularly known as the Golden Temple). The best way to add fun without spending more is to stay at The Hosteller Coorg or Coorg Madikeri which are not only budget-friendly and comfortable but also centrally located. Oh and the rooftop cafè at Coorg Mini works as a charm to hang out or even complete an urgent work project.

2. Nandi Hills  

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Yet another widely loved hill station of Karnataka and one of the offbeat places near Bangalore is Nandi Hills. It is situated at a height of 1,478 metres above sea level. If you are looking for a relaxing trip at a picturesque location, Nandi Hills is the one for you. To appeal to the history enthusiasts as well as the beholder of beauty, Nandi hills has Tipu’s Drop, Tipu Sultan’s Fort, Brahmashram, Muddenahalli, etc. Incidentally, you can also partake in activities like paragliding and cycling.

3. Chikmagalur

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Located at a height of 3,400 feet above sea level, Chikmagalur boasts enchanting natural views and peaceful vibes. Since it is away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the rich flora and fauna are definitely going to attract you. The endless peace and calm will tune you into spirituality through places like Sharadamba Temple, Vidyashankara Temple, Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple, Amruteshwar Temple, etc. There are so many beautiful and exciting waterfalls to explore like Jhari Waterfalls, Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls, Shankar Falls, etc. And the best part is The Hosteller Chikmagalur is here to host you! So ne xt time you're looking for places near Bangalore, don't forget to add this to your list.

4. Munnar

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Popular as the Kashmir of South India, Munnar is located in Kerala and surrounded by an abundance of greenery. It will break the monotony of the urban lifestyle and breathe a fresh wave of life into you. It is the perfect destination to get nestled in on a workation. Juat a 10-hour ride from Bangalore, the distinct and bountiful wildlife including wild animals, medicinal plants and other rare flora that make you feel more connected to nature. Eravikulam National Park is the place to enjoy that. You can wander off to Echo Point, Mattupetty Dam, Attukad Waterfalls, etc for some thrill and amazing views. Since Munnar is one of the top producers of tea in the country, you can plan a visit to Tata Tea Museum. For a comfortable and pocket-friendly workation, stay at our hostel. Get served with tea/coffee and most importantly high-speed internet for an uninterrupted work experience.

5. Fort Kochi

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With the quaint European vibe mingled with the beautiful beaches, Fort Kochi offers you a unique workation opportunity. The cultural blend and the thriving cafe culture are just an added admirable thing about this coastal town in Kerala. Explore the huge Chinese fishing nets, chase the sunsets at the Fort Kochi beach, find peace in the colonial-era churches and Paradesi Synagogue and let history unfold at the Mattancherry Palace. With a movie room, games room and a dedicated workation, our hostel is just the happening stay you are looking forward to for your workation and weekend plans.

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