Who does not want to be a part of the ‘Silicon valley of India’? Who does not want to get a feel of the cosmopolitan IT crowd, the happening night clubs or the young college-goers? It is Bangalore, where every year lakhs of IT professionals come in with a sole aim to be a part of the place known for producing the best of geeks. The city might give them a much needed career break, it might overload them with a pool of professional opportunities and at the same time might give them that ticket to ‘pardes’. With prestigious educational institutions, alongside, Bangalore achieved a cult status in a short span of time. Owing to Bangalore’s crowd of geeks and nerds, it is important for the city to have some nearby leisure sites that could help them turn hunks and hotties (LOL). So here we are bringing to you the best getaways to chill around Bangalore on a long weekend once done with coding. No worries, the destinations are highly advisable for families too:
A place best known for its rich history bestowed on by none other than the valiant Tipu Sultan, Mysore is a wonderful choice to unwind. Visit the Mysore Palace if you wish to go back to the times of the emperor, shop around some really good sandal stuff and when it’s done, take a stroll to Vrindavan Garden. It could just turn to be the best of your weekends.
A 5 hour drive from Bangalore will take you to the serene land of Coorg. Aptly called the ‘Coffee County of India’, Coorg leave travellers mesmerized and rejuvenated with an all-pervading soothing aroma of coffee beans. Enjoy a visit to Abbey Falls, Coorg’s most popular falls or simply bring out the spiritual side of yours by paying a visit to Omkareshwar Temple. The good thing about this place is that one doesn’t fall short of attractions. Whether it’s the Raja’s Seat or Byle Kuppe, there’s simply no scope for boredom if you are on a trip to Coorg.
The mainland portion of the city of Kochi and also the commercial capital of the state of Kerela, Ernakulam doesn’t need an introduction. Flanked by temples, old churches, culture, cafes and not to mention backwaters, Ernakulam is a haven for all moods of travellers. This weekend, experience something different, experience backwaters. Enjoy a laid-back vacation in the houseboats. Wake up to the sunshine and sleep under the stars, and that’s how you get closer to the nature at Ernakulam. Give it a try!
One of the most popular shooting locales in the yesteryears, Ooty or Udhagamandalam is a wonderful hill station to explore on weekends. Blanketed by year-round pleasant climate and located amidst the Nilgiri Hills, it offers avenues such as Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Stone House and the most spell-bounding Nilgiri Mountain Railway. To make your trip packed with cosiness, solitude and refreshing memories, pack your bags for Ooty.
Wayanad is a district that lies in the north-east part of Kerala and offers some awesome wildlife to observe. A long weekend trip to Wayanad can be termed as a bit offbeat because on one hand it has ancient ruins to observe and on the other prehistoric legends to ponder upon. Again, some fantastic caves, splendid views, cool winds and unique solace take you far from the maddening crowd to a world of surreal rejuvenation. With so many options to unburden and relax, why would one want to miss out on a weekend trip to Wayanad?