Looking to have a quick and budget friendly get-away from all that chaos of life? Just Wravel offers you the right guide! Keep reading on to know the best places around Bangalore which you can approach to escape all that traffic and pollution. Here’s a state-wise list of some of the off-beat places that would relieve you from the monotony of life under a mere cost of Rs. 6000!
The sprawling city of Vellore is located on the banks of the Palar River. It is at a distance of 212 km from Bangalore. Vellore Fort, Government Museum, Science Park, Vainu Bappu Observatory, Amirthi Zoological Park, Religious places such as Jalakandeswarar Temple, Balamathi Hills, Srilakshmi Golden Temple, Big Mosque and St. John’s Church are some places of tourist attractions around Vellore. Also, the Yelagiri hill station is a must visit place near Vellore.
The best time to visit is October-March.
The Ghost town of Dhanushkodi is 589 km from Bangalore. The Dhanushkodi beach is a prime place to relax and spend some time in the soothing atmosphere. The vast shoreline and clear water makes it the best place to get away from the rest of the world for an offbeat trip. The town of Dhanushkodi was destroyed during the 1964 Rameshwaram cyclone but but has been reconstructed.
The best time to visit is from October to January.
The very tip of Indian Peninsula, the city of Rameshwaram, is 569 km away from Bangalore. Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, is connected to mainland India by the Pamban Bridge. This city of Rameshwaram also holds great religious importance. It is believed that Lord Rama built a bridge from here to Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from the evil Ravana. Also the city of dhanushkodi is quite near to Rameshwaram.
The best time to visit is September-April.
Valparai is a serene hill station in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. This city, with serpentine ghat roads, is at a distance of 458 km from Bangalore. The Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctury, Monkey falls, Aliyar Dam and Anaimalai hills are some of the places worth visiting.
The best time to visit is from September to March.
Chidambaram is located at a distance of 388 km from Bangalore. The city is famous for its historic sculptures and great architectural inheritance. This place holds back some of the most ancient mythologies and stories of ancient India dating back to the Cholas, Pandyas, Vijaynagar empire, Marathas and the British.
The best time to visit is September- February.
Gokarna lies on the border of Karnataka and Goa, 485 km from Bangalore. The place is not a commercialized one and thus is perfect for peace-seekers. Initially it was visited for its religious importance, but now it has turned into a beautiful holiday destination. One can have a peaceful evening under a beach shack while watching the sunset, holding a glass of your favourite drink and savouring your favourite food.
The best time to visit is December-March.
At a distance of 522 km from Bangalore, Karwar is a lesser known version of Goa. Blessed with gleaming beaches and wonderful climate this place is a must visit for water sport lovers. Some of the attractions in Karwar are Kali Bridge, Devbaugh Lighthouse, Tagore Beach, Karwar beach, Anshi National Park, Sadashivgad Fort, Oyster Rock Lighthouse, Venkatrama Temple, and Durga temple.
The best time to enjoy Karwar is December to March.
The historic city of Bellary is situated at a distance of 308 km from Bangalore. Some of the places to visit in Bellary are the Bellary fort, British colonial buildings like Bellary central jail, city railway station etc. are of great historical importance. Apart from this, inspite of its surroundings, Bellary is also developing in its flora. Some of the green spaces in the city include The Ballari and Kumbara rock hills, Bellary Zoo, Kaategudda Park and many other such parks.
The best time to visit Bellary is from December to March.
The world heritage site of Hampi is located at a distance of 344 km from Bangalore. There are over 100 monuments in Hampi. But most of them are now in ruins but their grandeur still remains as it was. Hampi is the best place to explore architecture and history.
The best time to visit is between November and February.
Kollur is a small temple town in Udipi district of Karnataka, at a distance of 459 km from Bangalore. It has a temple dedicated to Durga Devi, the supreme goddess. Apart from that, there are many other places worth visiting around Kollur they are, Kashi Theertha, Anegudde Vinayaka Temple, Arishna Gundi Waterfalls, Jog Falls and Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary.
The best time to visit Kollur is from December to March.
Kumarakom a city 584 km away from Bangalore houses the longest lake in India, lake Vembanad. The Kumarakom bird sanctuary is a feast for nature lovers. The snake boat races are a must visit during the Onam festival. Also taking a cruise on a houseboat on the backwaters is an experience which you’ll recall later.
The best time to visit is November to March.
The UNESCO World Heritage site of the Silent Valley National Park in Plakkad is one of the best offbeat places to visit in Kerala. Kerala’s best kept secret, located in the Nilgiri Hills is a haven for wildlife. One would be surprised by the variety of species of insects, birds, mammals and flora that this place has to offer. The hills of Nelliampathi are also well known for its orange cultivation. En-route you can also stop by and have a look at the farms and tea estates.
Palakkad is at a distance of 411 km from Bangalore. The best time to visit is November to March.
Kollam is at a distance of 676 km from Bangalore. The Ashtamudi Backwaters in Kollam is one of Kerala’s unrevealed secret. It is the second largest and deepest wetland ecosystem. There are many resorts which provide a unique opportunity to stay at the floating huts. Another place of interest in Kollam is this beautiful place named Thenmala. One can experience, adventure, culture, shopping, art and leisure all at a single place.
The best time to visit is November to march.
Kochi has some of the best off-beat places to visit in Kerala. The city of Kochi is situated at a distance of 549 km from Bangalore. The Marine Drive has an impressive view of the Kochi Harbour and the backwaters to offer. It is an ideal place to spend evenings alongside the sunset and gentle breeze. Another offbeat place to visit is the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary.
The Cherai beach is also another destination to visit. It is accessible only by boat and is also known for dolphin spotting.
The best time to visit Kochi is from November to March.
This capital city of Kerala is also the third largest city and is located at a distance of 734 km from Bangalore. The beautiful stretch of Thiruvallam, The Parashuram temple, the Veli Lagoon, Waterfront Park, Floating bridge are some of the must visit places that lie in the womb of this beautiful city of Thiruvananthpuram.
The best time of visit this destination is from November to March.
Nellore is a beautiful town of Andhra Pradesh located at a distance of 386 km from Bangalore. Pulicat Lake is one of the best picturesque tourist destinations to visit in Nellore.
The Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary adds more beauty to this city. The Pulicat lake is the second biggest brakish water lake in India. There are also some old Dutch and British settlements which promises to charm with its amazing architecture.
The best time to visit is October to February.
The Kurnool district is located at a distance of 360 km from Bangalore. The Yerramala hills located in Kurnool offers inimitable natural beauty. Another place to visit is Yangati which is located in Yerramala. The renowned Uma Maheshwara Temple of Lord Shiva is located in Yangati.
The best time to visit Kurnool is during the winter months.
Eluru situated on the Tammileru River is about 720 km from Bangalore. The lifestyle of this city is a great combination of urban and rural with a tinge of cosmopolitan. Some of the places to visit in Eluru are, Dwaraka tirumala temple, Buddha park which houses the Buddha statue, Kolleru lake, Fr. Silvio Pasquali Memorial Convent at Duggirala which is a replica of Israel.
The best time to visit Eluru is from September till March.
The city of Ongole is famous for its Ongole cattle, a breed of oxen. There are a few beautiful beaches in Ongole which provides a wonderful experience with its cool and refreshing environment. It also has some temples belonging to the 5th Century.
The best time to visit Ongole is during the winter months.
The holy town of Shrikalahasti is located in the Chittoor district, 287 km away from Bangalore. The Srikalahasti temple, built during the Pallava period, is also known as the southern Kailash. It is one of the important Shiva temples in India. This place is also famous for its Kalamkari textile.
The best time to visit is during the winter season.
The forests of Amboli are an unexplored paradise, with unique flora and fauna. If peace, quiet and the meditative silence of the forest is what you are looking for, then this is the place to be. The distance from Mumbai is 490 km.
The best season or months to visit places in Amboli are February, March, August, September, October, November, and December. It is advisable to avoid visiting Amboli in the monsoon months.
The city of Satara is located near 7 forts, hence the name. It is located near the confluence of river Krishna and its tributary river Venna. The kas/flower plateau in Satara is now a World heritage site. The Thoseghar and Vajrai waterfalls near Satara are also some amazing places to visit.
Satara is located at a distance of 256 km from Mumbai. The best time to visit is between September to March.
Panchgani is a famous hill station 777 km from Bangalore. The strawberry festival, which happens every summer, is an awesome experience. The Sydney point, Table land, Parsi point, Devil’s Kitchen, Mapro Garden are some of the tourist attractions in Panchgani. The journey to Panchgani is as good as the destination. Overall Panchgani is a must visit place if you are looking for peace and serenity.
The best time to visit is from September to May.
The port city of Ratnagiri is 744 km away from Bangalore. The Sahyadri Mountains border Ratnagiri in the East. Located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, Ratnagiri is rich with beautiful hills, sea shores, rivers, waterfalls and hot water springs.
The best time to visit is October-March.
The Solapur district is located 620 km from Bangalore. The holy places to visit in Solapur are the Siddheshwar temple, Baba Umer Dargah and Pandharpur. Other places include the Bhuikot Fort, Solapur Science Centre, Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, Ujjani Dam, Amani Bazar and Meena Bazar. The Solapuri chadars and towels are famous all over the world.
The best time to visit is from October to March.
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