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    Are you tired of being frowned upon by your boss at the mere mention of a ‘chhutti’? Do you dread the Mondays? Is your mind completely saturated with work, life, relationships and other mundane things? And, the most important one, do you stay in Bangalore?

    If most of your answers are resounding ‘yes’, then you are at the right place. We will help you find the perfect vacation spot for your weekend getaway. In the meantime, you can ask your companions to start packing.

    Let’s take a look at these 10 reachable places near Bangalore where you don’t need more than your weekend to just let go.

    1. Ramanagaram Trek

    Ramanagaram-The famous Ramgarh of Sholay fame

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    Distance from Bangalore: 50 Km
    Travelling time: 1 hour

    Ramanagaram, popularly known as Ramgarh of Sholay, is to the southwest of Bangalore. The land of Gabbar Singh is covered in granite rocks, boulders, and greenery. You can take your pick from a bouquet of activities like trekking, rappelling, cave-exploring and such. This place is a favorite with those who like some Bollywood-style adventure!

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    2. Bannerghatta

    A family of tigers in Bannerghatta Wildlife Park

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    Distance from Bangalore: 25 km
    Time to travel: 1 hour

    A paradise for animal lovers, Bannerghatta is a prominent tourists destination. You can catch sights of striped tigers, Asiatic lions, and spotted leopards, among others. The lush green vegetation and the tropical wildlife will surely captivate you. If you are fond of butterflies, visit Bannerghatta Butterfly Park to be spell-bound by the bright patterns of these little colorful creatures.

    3. Yelagiri

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    Distance from Bangalore: 160 km
    Time to travel: 3 hours

    Look at this beautiful place, the amount of calm and serenity that this fascinating place can bring you is unbelievable. Just far away from the hustle-bustle of Bangalore city, this hill station is yet to be disturbed by frequent tourists – the best place if you are looking for peace of mind.

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    4. Savandurga Trek

    Savandurga Trek-Day view

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    Distance from Bangalore: 60 km
    Time to travel: 2 hours

    One of the best destinations for trekking near Bangalore, Savandurga hills are situated to the west of Bangalore. Of Billgudda hills and Karigudda hills, Billgudda hill is for amateur trekkers preferred for its breath-taking surroundings. It is a sure-shot stress-reliever.

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    5. Innovative Film City

    Innovative Film City entrance in Bangalore

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    Distance from Bangalore: 40 km
    Time to travel: 1 hour

    As suggested by the name, Innovative Film City is a place that provides quality entertainment services along with some innovation. Not very far from Bangalore, it is spread over 50 acres, and its campus encompasses an Amphitheater, a Cartoon City, a Aqua Kingdom, a Haunted Mansion, a Fossil Museum and the sets of many memorable scenes from some of our favorite movies.

    6. Urban Valley Resort

    Lake-side view of Urban Valley Resort

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    Distance from Bangalore: 20 km
    Time to travel: 40 mins

    Urban Valley Resort is the place for aqua-lovers. Just beside Bangalore, this lakeside resort is one of the most popular destinations around the city. Here you can enjoy various adventure sports such as ATV rides, jet-ski, paintball, kayaking, paddle-boating, roping and such. The place is a complete package for a fun-filled weekend!

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    7. Caving at Antaragange

    Rock caves of Antaragange near Bangalore

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    Distance from Bangalore: 70 km
    Time to travel: 1 hour 40 mins

    Antaragange caves are an excellent example of nature’s creativity. Formed of volcanic rocks, these caves are perfect for a weekend getaway. You can trek or explore the caves to add some thrill to the weekend.

    8. Shivanasamudra Waterfalls

    A picturesque view of Shivanasamudra Waterfalls

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    Distance from Bangalore: 135 km
    Time to travel: 3 hours

    Nothing can relax you more than the soft whisperings of falling water. Picturesque beauty, refreshing falls and lush greenery; this place offers you all. The Shivanasamudra Waterfalls were formed due to the splitting of Kaveri River around ravines and rocks of Deccan Plateau.

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    9. Guhantara Resort

    The first underground cave resort-Guhantara Cave Resort

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    Distance from Bangalore: 35 km
    Time to travel: 1 hour

    Want to get close to nature without losing your comfort? If yes, then Guhantara resort is the place for you. You can enjoy your weekend in India’s first underground cave resort. Near Bangalore but far away from city hustle, this place is perfect for a quick getaway for B’lorians.

    10. Mysore

    The night view of the famous Mysore Palace with lightings

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    Distance from Bangalore: 145 km
    Time to travel: 3 hours

    Craving a bit of culture and history? Just visit the town of kings, Mysore. You can check out a number of grand palaces, knowledgeable museums, relaxing gardens, captivating temples and plethora of wildlife. You can also pamper yourself with famous Mysore silk and hand-crafted wooden art.

    So where would you like to spend your next weekend?


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