Travelling does not always involve long distances and huge costs. Sometimes, great places are just a few hundred kilometres away from you waiting for you to explore them. One such place with a variety of beautiful travel options close to it is Bangalore. If you are in Bangalore, we suggest you take a short trip to one of these places and get amazed by how much the southern part of India has to offer.
Famous for its tea and coffee plantations, Coorg is a scenic hill station located in Karnataka. It is around 260km from Bangalore. It is also known for its historical significance having been ruled by Kadambas, Gangas, Cholas, Chalukyas, Rastrakutas, Hoysalas and the Vijaynagar Rayas. Visit Coorg for its coffee plantations, temples, wildlife and the pleasant weather after monsoon.
Located around 270km from Bangalore is Wayanad in Kerala. Mist-laden mountains, lush forests, green paddy fields stretching upto the horizon make Wayanad nestled among the Western Ghats, a paradise for tourists. It enjoys salubrious climate throughout the year and is a great trip to take from Bangalore.
Pondicherry, the French Riviera of the east, is located around 360km from Bangalore. Churches with French architecture, the Promenade beach and Auroville are among the prime magnets which attract tourists to Puducherry.
Jog Falls on the Sharavathi river is situated in Shimoga district of Karnataka around 300km from Bangalore. The significance of the waterfall is that the water does not stream down the rocks in a tiered fashion. In contrast, the water thunders down the slope losing contact with the rocks, thus making Jog Falls the tallest un-tiered waterfall in the country. The beauty of the waterfalls is enhanced by the lush green surroundings, which provides a scenic backdrop to the falls.
Nagarhole National Park:
The Nagarhole National Park is situated around 220km from Bangalore and is spread across Kodagu and Mysore districts of Karnataka. Nagarhole National Park along with Mudumalai, Wayanad and Bandipur forests has one of the densest tiger populations. The Nilgiri Reserve is home to around 48 tigers. If you are a wildlife enthusiast in Bangalore, you must visit this National Park at least once.