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Weekend trips from Bangalore

By Carlton Leisure - 20/08/2015

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Bangalore or Bengaluru has always been a travellers’ paradise; thanks to its good climate, great infrastructure and connectivity from major parts of the world. The destination has been lauded with various sobriquets that include ‘Garden City of India’ and ‘Pensioners Paradise’. In recent decades, the city has been given new sobriquets like ‘Silicon Valley of India’ and ‘Startup capital of India’. Not a surprise, a large number of people from the different parts of the world take flight to Bangalore for business or leisure. On weekends most of these travellers feel like visiting some destinations in vicinity to break the monotony. Here we dish out information on these weekends gateways from Bangalore.

Chikmagalur

Situated amidst sprawling hills, verdant valleys and magnificent coffee blossoms, is a great weekend gateway for the people of Bangalore. A large number of city dwellers visit the city which is offer great trekking opportunities due to its situation in the Baba Budan hills. There is a legend attached to this hill that says that the 17th century Sufi saint, Baba Budan, brought seven un-roasted coffee seeds to this region while returning from the haj. And the current coffee plantation of Chikmagalur has been propagated from that. During their trip the guests would be able to sip the best coffee of the region. There are some attractions in the town that should also part of your trips.

Honnemardu

Despite being small in the size, the small village of Honnemardu is an ideal destination for adventure seeking souls and water sport lovers. Situated at a distance of about 379 km away from Bangalore, the village enjoys a beautiful location on the backwaters of the Sharavathi River. While in the village, take a Bamboo boat and sail across the Honnemardu reservoir. Enjoys the outdoor activities like open sky camping, kayaking and swimming. If you are a birdwatcher you will be delighted to see a large number of birds and butterfly species.

Coorg

The popularity of Coorg as a summer destination hardly knows an introduction. Famous for 4C’s coffee, cardamom, colonels and the Cauvery, the destination attract a large number of travellers from the different parts of India and the world who come here to evade scorching heat of the summers. Situated in a hilly setting and perfect slopes of the Western Ghats the destination is an ideal place to unwind for few days. The place also commands a great historical importance.

Gokarna

Situated on the western coast of India, Gorkarna remains abuzz with pilgrims and tourists for most parts of the year. The place is home to some temples where lord Shiva is presiding deity. Shivratri festival held every year in February attracts a large number of visitors. Those who are not comfortable in the crowd should avoid a trip during this period. During a winters European travellers visit this place for its warm climate.