With the weekend coming up, have you already been daydreaming about packing your bag and heading off to a peaceful location to destress? Well, you surely deserve a little peace and quiet time. And the great thing about living in Bengaluru is that there are many stunning travel destinations near about that you can drive to and forget all about your worries. If you want to get far away from the concrete jungle, avoid the crowd and feel closer to nature, we have just the perfect places in mind for you.
Being about 100 km away from Bengaluru, Bheemeshwari is one of the most convenient getaways from the city. The drive to it is indeed refreshing as you make your way through the green landscape to arrive at the Cauvery river bank. There are a few resorts to halt for the night, and you can sign up for activities such as angling, kayaking, rafting, zip line, etc. or tune in to the slow life by enjoying a coracle ride.
The coffee county not only has a beautiful green cover but is surrounded by picturesque hills that will make you feel at peace as soon as you reach there. No wonder it is a favourite with trekkers and those who prefer alone time. You can in fact stay at a beautiful coffee estate, learn all about the process of making coffee, and enjoy simple home-cooked meals.
If wildlife destinations have your attention, then you definitely need to head to Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. A part of the expansive Nagarhole National Park, Kabini is a favourite pick due to its proximity to Bengaluru and Mysuru. Locals say that it's almost certain that you will spot a tiger, black panther or a leopard. Besides, it is dotted with many luxury resorts (The Serai, The Bison, Kaav Safari Lodge, Red Earth Resort) that offer the perfect holiday with no one to disturb you.
If peace and calm means heading to a cosy hill station, Yercaud is the place to be. Located in the Shevaroy Hills of the Eastern Ghats, it is surrounded by orange groves, coffee and spice plantations, providing the perfect getaway to soak in as much green as possible. You can explore the forest or just laze around in a resort with breathtaking views of the hills.
So take off to any of these places and have a peaceful weekend!