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Written by Vijay on June 24, 2020 Share on

3-Day Trips From Bangalore- 5 places for an Easy Getaway

Bangalore is known for its Buzzing start-ups, Pleasant weather, busy streets and an active nightlife. Majority of Bangalore are folks working their nine to five jobs and most of us just need a reason and most importantly time to get away from our busy life. Taking a break from work and visiting these beautiful getaways just give solace in the chaos. Silicon Valley is rightly placed when it comes to getaways. You have numerous getaways like the Nandi Hills, Sakleshpura, Chikmagalur, Coorg, Coonoor, Udipi, Ooty etc. The list goes on and on. Let me tell you my favourite 3-Day Trips From Bangalore with your friends or family.

Here is the list:

  • Coorg
  • Wayanad
  • Chikmagalur and Kemmanagundi
  • Hogenakkal and Yercaud
  • Kodaikanal

Let me briefly tell you about these places so that it’s easy for you to pick and choose.

1.Coorg

Coorg tops the list when we talk about places for a 3-Day Trips From Bangalore. Coorg is quite famous among Bangaloreans for many reasons. It is well connected and takes only 6 hours drive from the bustling city of Bangalore. It also has a plethora of options when it comes to activities that can be taken up on the spot. Coorg is also well known for its green landscapes and coffee. Coorg or Kodagu is your most satisfying weekend escape. Start your day with Abbey falls while covering the coffee and spice estates. And by evening, rejuvenate yourself with the amazing sunset at Raja’s Seat. Bhagamandala and Talacauvery will fall in the next day’s itinerary. Coorg is also known for its wildlife sanctuaries. Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary, Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary are the must-visit places in Coorg. When coming to the weather, Temperature is always between 23-28 degrees celsius and nights are usually cold. So pack some extra sweater for the nights. You can also visit the Golden temple, the Buddist monastery and the Dubare elephants camp where you get to see Trained Elephants. Coorg is also known as Scotland of the India and Kashmir of Karnataka for pleasant weather and greenery that it posses throughout the year.

Coorg
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2. Wayanad

In Gods own country lies this little piece of Heaven. Wayanad is majestic in its ways, and people tend to visit this place multiple times because of its majestic waterfalls, Historical caves, large plantations and abundant wildlife. Wayanad is situated on western Ghats and is called as Land of Paddy fields.

Wayanad
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Chethalayam Waterfall, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Sri Mahaganapathy Temple at Thiruvangoor, Pookote Lake, Pazhassi Raja Museum, and Edakkal Caves are the top tourist places of Wayanad. Besides, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Karappuzha Dam, Tholpetty, Jain Temple at Sultan Bathery, Meenmutty Falls, Tiger Valley, Soochippara Waterfalls, Chembra Hills, Bird Sanctuary and Thirunelly Temple are the other nearby tourist attractions in and around Wayanad. No wonder Wayanad fits into our list of 3-Day Trips From Bangalore.

3.Chikmagalur and Kemmanagundi

A four and a half hours drive from Bangalore, Chikmagalur is broadly known as the Coffee Land of Karnataka. In the lower regions of Mullayangiri Range in Karnataka, Chikmagalur is known for its serene environmental factors, thick forests, and magnificent mountains. A coffee lover will have a great time walking around one of the coffee estates. Trekkers have a lot of options like Mullayangiri trek, the Kemmanagundi trek, and the Baba Budangiri trek.

Chikmagalur
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There are various places here that can satisfy your desires. For someone who is an avid admirer of history, religion, and design, you can see the Belur Temple and the Kodanda Rama Temple. For thrill-seekers, there is a chance to go boating in the Bhadra River. The Bhadra Life Sanctuary and the Jhari Waterfalls are amazing areas that one must visit. From this point, you can visit Kemmanagundi to see the beguiling falls of Hebbe Falls and Kalhatti falls. Return to Bangalore in the wake of visiting Mullayanagiri, the Kavikal Gandi Viewpoint, Baba Budangiri and the relentless Manikyadhara Falls. Coffee lovers ought to without a doubt, remember the Coffe Museum for their movement journals.

4.Hogenakkal and Yercaud

Of the list from 3-Day Trips From Bangalore is the most wonderful places in Tamil Nadu, Hogenakkal is a 3-hour drive from Bangalore. A little town on the banks of River Kaveri, this quiet town is peaceful and pleasant. Go through a day here and head to Yercaud. Yercaud is loaded with woods and coffee ranches. Visit the Yercaud Lake or the Emerald Lake which is encircled by slopes and has a delightful nursery on its banks. You can go boating by hiring one of the many available boats. Next, see the magnificent Killiyur Falls which is additionally a trekking spot and is entrancing. Bear’s caves which are nearby Norton Bungalow is another famous attraction here. Pagoda Point will give you an all bird’s eye view of the city of Salem and neighbouring towns. To see the widely varied vegetation, visit the Botanical Garden and make a point to visit the Silk Farm to find out about the speciality of Sericulture or silkworm raising. Close your outing with Lady’s Seat close by and the Tipperary View Point

Yercaud
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5. Kodaikanal

Covered in fogs and encompassed by thick mists, Kodaikanal is beautifully situated in the Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu will be perfect for a 3-Day Trips From Bangalore. Known as the Princess of Hills, Kodaikanal actually means The Gift of Forests. This is one of the hill station in India which was created by the Americans. You can either take a train journey or public transport since it is a bit away from Bangalore but the experience is totally worth. One the first day visit the Bryant Park and the serene Kodai Lake. Head to Devil’s kitchen, the mammoth gathering of natural hollows situated in the midst of the Pillar Rocks. Go for a walk on the Coakers Walk and try to see the glorious course, the Pambar Falls. Spend your last day seeing the spectacular Bear Shola Falls, the Silver Cascade, and the Shenbaganur Museum. Cover the Moir Point and Dolphin’s Nose before you head back to Bangalore. You can even include a trek for Dolphin’s Nose till Echo point which is exhausting yet daring. There are various different spots that you can cover like the Silent Valley View, Caps Fly Valley, and the Berijam Lake View. To make your excursion much all the more energizing, you can go for horse-riding or cycling around the city and appreciate the moving slopes and the green forests.

I guess, this little effort of mine would have helped you decide at least one place. If it has created more confusion, just reach out to Pickyourtrail. Our travel expert would help you customise your domestic itinerary as per your needs and interests.

Happy Exploring !!

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