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Weekend Getaways From Bangalore

One of the most comfortable & affordable Chikmagalur resorts, The Last Resort in Chikmagalur is located in a scenic & pristine setting, and is close to most major tourist hotspots in Chikmagalur. Ideal for friends, families and corporate groups, we offer all modern luxuries & amenities to make your stay memorable & enjoyable. One of the most comfortable & affordable Chikmagalur resorts, The Last Resort in Chikmagalur is located in a scenic & pristine setting, and is close to most major tourist hotspots in Chikmagalur. Ideal for friends, families and corporate groups, we offer all modern luxuries & amenities to make your stay memorable & enjoyable.


One of the most comfortable & affordable Chikmagalur resorts, The Last Resort in Chikmagalur is located in a scenic & pristine setting, and is close to most major tourist hotspots in Chikmagalur. Ideal for friends, families and corporate groups, we offer all modern luxuries & amenities to make your stay memorable & enjoyable. One of the most comfortable & affordable Chikmagalur resorts, The Last Resort in Chikmagalur is located in a scenic & pristine setting, and is close to most major tourist hotspots in Chikmagalur. Ideal for friends, families and corporate groups, we offer all modern luxuries & amenities to make your stay memorable & enjoyable.

Kallathi Falls

This beautiful falls is located about 10 km. from Kemmangundi. It is also locally known as Kalahasthi falls or Kallathigiri falls.It is 122 meters in height and is a popular tourist attraction.

Rose Garden

As the name suggests, it is a garden of roses under the supervision of the Horticultural Department. It houses several varieties of roses and is a delightful place to just stroll and relax.

Raj Bhavan

Raj Bhavan is a Govt. guest house that offers a breath-taking panoramic view of the surrounding hills. The sunset view from Raj Bhavan is something truly spectacular.

Jagara Pass & Jagara Valley

A lush and beautiful valley just 16 kms from Kemmannagundi. It is a haven for wildlife lovers and adventure enthusiasts. It is also an idea spot for trekking and hiking.

Hebbe Falls

It is 168 meters in height and the falls stream down in two stages to form – Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls) and Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls). From Raj Bhavan.

Bhadra Tiger Reserve

It is India's 25th nature reserve. It is a huge expanse of bamboo trees and surrounded by coffee estates. Besides wildlife like tigers, deers.

Honnamma Falls

The locals call it Manikyda Dhare as a tribute to saint Manikya Dhara. It is about 24 kms from Kemmanagundi.

Z Point

Just 30 minutes trek from Raj Bhavan, Z Point is Kemmanagundi's major vantage point. The sunset view from Z Point is truly worth watching.

Amruthapura Temple

Built in 1196 under Hoysala King Veera Ballala II, it is situated in an idyllic location close to the Bhadra river reservoir.

Horse Way

Horse Way is a small narrow pass in the creek of the hill. It was a favourite place of the Maharajas of yore for horseback riding.

Shanthi Falls

Shanthi Falls is a beautiful waterfalls and a must visit because it is just 1 kilometer from Kemmannagundi.

Bababudangiri

Just 24 kms from Kemmanagundi and located 18664 meters above sea level. It was the first place where coffee seeds were sown in Chikmagalur.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE BEAUTY SURROUNDING BANGLORE


Bangalore has emerged as a fast growing city, expanding on all sides with all world class facilities and amenities. Weekends in Bangalore can never be dull and boring as there are ample options of weekend getaways from Bangalore or in Bangalore. Whether it is the 18th century Lal Bagh, an amazing garden spread over 240 acres of greenery or the Cubbon park boasting of over 6000 species of flora and fauna or the Lumbini Gardens, the beautiful water front park, erstwhile Bangalore and present day Bengaluru lives up to its title- 'garden City of India'.


Not only for the gardens but the city is a major tourist attraction due to its natural, historic and religious richness. The temples, forts, palaces and picturesque spots are a must visit for anyone who wants to know more about the city. But if you have already been around the city then it is time to explore the various options of weekend getaways near Bangalore.

The city has become an IT hub and is now populated with people from other states. A metro city today, Bangalore itself has a lot to offer to the avid traveler. It has world class shopping centers and restaurants, an exciting night life, various events and multiple exhibitions and shows. But if you want to enjoy your weekend in nature's lap then there are numerous weekend getaways near Bangalore.

Mysore, Anthargange, Coorg, Nandi Hills, Coonoor, Pondicherry, Wayanad, Hogenakal Waterfalls are a few of the most popular Bangalore weekend getaways. Chikmagalur and Kemmanagundi are also two other popular weekend getaways from Bangalore.

Chikmagalur:


Bangalore weekend getaways can never be complete without a visit to Chikmagalur. In the Kannada language Chikmagalur means 'the town of the younger daughter'. According to folklore, this town was given as dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, a powerful and famous chief of Sakrepatna Town.

Situated 3000 ft above sea level, Chikmagalur enjoys cool and pleasant weather year round. Apart from the pleasing weather, the coffee and spice plantations are a major attraction for the tourists. Chikmagalur is known as the coffee hub of Karnataka due to the numerous coffee estates in the district. These also serve as plantation resorts which is most unique to this area. Chikmagalur is the first district to have cultivated coffee in India and houses a Coffee Research Station the first of its kind in the whole of Asia. Chikmagalur is a great attraction to every kind of traveler, whether it is the adventurous, the pious, the nature lover or the history buff. Chikmalagur provides exhilaration to one and all.

Chikmagalur is about 240 kilometres from Bangalore and can be reached by train or by bus. The nearest railway station is to Chikmagalur is Kadur other than the Railway station in Chikmagalur itself. From Bangalore it would take about three hours to reach Kadur and from there it would take another 45 minutes by bus or taxi. The bus journey takes about 5.5 hours. There are various places to visit in Chikmagalur and it is a great attraction to trekkers and pilgrims alike.

Mentioned below are a few of the interesting places to visit in Chikmagalur.For the Adventurous trekker:

Mullayanagari : This is the highest peak in Karnataka standing at 1930 meters and is around 20 kms from Chikmagalur. You can either drive up to the peak or trek to the top. You can further trek on to the Baba Budan Giri hills with the trek ending at the stupendous Manikhyadhara waterfalls. The whole trek is around 12 kms. It is one of the most popular trekking spots in Karnataka. Once on top of the hill, you can get a clear view of the Arabian Sea.

Kumar Parvatha : This is one of the toughest treks in Karnataka. But it is also one of the most scenic and beautiful treks too. The waterfalls, the meadows, deep forests and Pushpagiri forest reserve all add to the beauty of the trek.

Kudremukh : 100 kms from Chikmagalur, the deep valleys and the steep precipices hills of the Kudremukh Hills make the trek on the hill side fascinating. It is the third highest peak and a part of the Kudremukh National park.

For the devout pilgrim : Once a melting pot of different religions, Chickmagalur has religious shrines for the Hindus, Christians as well as the Muslims. Temples are a must visit from among many of the places to visit near Chikmagalur.

Datta Peeta : The Datta Peeta in Baba Budangiri Hills is worshipped ardently. The range also has three caves which are revered by the followers who offer their prayers here. The darga in this vicinity too is an ancient monument and said to be prayed by Muslims and Hindus alike.

The Shardamba Temple : A typical south Indian temple, the temple is visited by the young and the old alike. Located on the banks of the river Tungabadra, the temple dates back to the 8th century. Initially, a gurukul of Adi Shankarachraya, the place is today one of the most revered shrines.

For the nature lover : A treat for a nature love, there are abundant places to visit in Chikmagalur, which can satiate the nature lover.

Waterfalls : The mountainous regions of Chikmagalur has a number of waterfalls that draw hordes of tourists to them. Some of these waterfalls have religious significance too. Like the Manikyadhara falls located in the vicinity of Baba Budangiri Hills. The greenery in the backdrop and the beautiful surroundings make the waterfalls in this region all the more adorable. A good example of this is the Kadambi Falls in Kudremukh.

Nature, Heritage and Estate stays : If you love holidays where you can just sit back and relax amidst bountiful natural beauty, then Chikmagalur is just the place for you. Experience a laid back holiday by choosing from the various retreats on coffee estates, wild life sanctuaries and parks, hill tops, riversides, etc. Relish the lush green mountains; hear the water cascading from waterfalls, the gurgling of the rivers and the picturesque landscapes at Chikmagalur. The plantation and estate stays are ideal for those who want a serene stay away from the hustle bustle of the city.

Kemmanagundi :


When Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV visited Kemmangundi, he fell in love with the scenic beauty offered by the town atop the Baba Budan Hills. This was frequented by the kings as a summer retreat owing to its pleasant weather. Kemmanagundi is one of the finest and outstanding hill stations cocooned amidst lush mountains, hills and valleys. One can experience the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from this hill station and perhaps the 'Z point' is the best vantage point to witness it. Most of the places to visit from Chikmagalur can be approached from here too. Set in a pristine environment with mountains and thick foliage as its background, the Kalhatti Falls are a sight to behold and cherish. A small temple in the vicinity is a pilgrimage site for many. Around 10 kms away are the Hebbe Falls another site very popular among tourists. These falls are divided into two stages, the big falls and the small falls, so divided according to their height. Moreover, Kemmanagundi has impressive trekking trails and has ideal locations for camping too.

For those passionate about wildlife, the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, is value for time and money. The Sanctuary gets its name from the Bhadra river flowing through it. Home to tigers, wild animals and birds, the flora and fauna of the place has to be seen to be believed. When on the wildlife safari arranged by the sanctuary one can spot tigers in their natural habitat or the marsh crocodiles lazing around the banks of small water bodies.

Whatever your reasons for travelling, one thing is for sure - weekend getaways near Bangalore are the most satisfying and pleasurable which will rejuvenate you. Let’s take a drive up the mountains in Chikmagalur now!


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