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Romantic Getaways near Bangalore

Recently had a much needed patch up in your love affair, want to celebrate an anniversary or you have just gotten hitched? Cupid must be on your mind and you must be baffling hard within yourself that where to head for a superb getaway that is deeply stained with romantic color and is yet light on your wallet. Have a look at some of the best romantic getaways near Bangalore that are once visited, will never be wiped away from your memory.

Here are some of the best romantic getaways near Bangalore:

Horsley Hills near Bangalore

You can opt for Horsley Hills, which is at a distance of 177km from Bangalore. And it will take around 2 hrs to get there.

Horsley Hills Bangalore

How to reach: The Railway station is on Madanapalle Road.  Alternatively you can go for private taxis or state bus services that are ample in availability.

Things to see: You will admire your decision of visiting this outlandish hill station that is located in the Chitoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Deep forests, serene environs, panoramic views and awesome weather, are still thinking to ask for more? Are serious? This lush green expanse of hills located at a woozying height of 1314 meters above the sea level will leave you awe inspired among the vast expense forests that are rich in wildlife and foliage. The place is dotted with sandalwood trees which is a major asset to this place. Explore this perhaps the most undervalued hill stations of India.

Things to do:
You can enjoy the activities such as Hiking and trekking here. Camps for these activities are extensively placed in this area.

Accommodation options: Not too many options are available at Horsley Hills for staying. The range of options available is Chittoor Cooperative Society guest house, the A.P. Tourism's Governors' Bungalow. Another pretty good option at this place are the forest guest houses or Andhra Pradesh Tourism’s Haritha Resort in Horsley Hills.

Coorg near Bangalore

Coorg is at 259km from Bangalore. It is around a 4 hrs journey to reach up to Coorg from the IT city. Located at a height of 3500 ft above sea level, Coorg is a place having magical appeal and majestic grandeur.  It is curled up between extensive green forests having Teakwood trees and beautifully widespread plantations of Coffee, all set to make the place a perfect romantic getaway. It also serves aptly as a summer retreat for having a narrow escape from the scorching heat of the summer season.

romantic getaway in coorg

How to reach: Coorg doesn’t have its own Airport, the nearest Airport is at Mangalore (135km away), from where you land through direct flights from all the major cities in India. Also it is also not connected to railway network, but it is well connected to nearby cities having Railway network such as Mysore, Hassan and Mangalore. However, it is well connected by road, you can hire local taxis or take state buses to reach there.

Things to see: Abbey Fall, Madikeri Fort, Raja's tomb, Nalnad Palace, Nisargadhama wild life sanctuary, Tadiyendamol which is the highest peak in Karnataka, Pushpagiri wild life sanctuary, Omkareshwar Temple, Dargah Sharief of Yemmemadu and Irrupu Falls. Coorg is also popularly known as “Kashmir of the South”.

Things to do: You can unwind yourself here in the activities such as Angling, Rafting, Bird Watching, Sightseeing, Trekking and enjoying at Water parks.

Accomodation Options: You can either opt for a home stay or a hotel. The popular home stays in Coorg are Kekada Homestay, Spring Dale Homestay and Priyadarshini Homestay. Several good hotels are also there such as Hotel Hill Town, Hotel Coorg Regency, Hotel Green Haven and Hotel Caveri.

Wayanad near Bangalore

Wayanad is located at a distance of 289km from Bangalore. It is a four hour run from the city. The name Wayanad has got its origination from the term Vayal Naduw, which is an amalgamation of Vayal means Paddy fields and Nadu means, the land which collectively can be interpreted as a land of paddy fields.

On visiting the land you feel the magic of the aroma of fresh tea, misty fragrance of white coffee flowers blended with incense from the churches, fragrance of sandalwood from the temples and calls from the mosques all mingled with fresh morning dew. Kerala’s Wayanad district is also a home to ancient ruins, hidden treasures, mysterious mountain caves, exotic legends , tree houses, exotic wildlife and jungle trails.

At a dizzying height of 3000-4000ft. This place is a treasure trove for travelers and for those who want to spend some quality romantic time with their counterparts. It is also known as an abode to the Tribal population of Kerala.

romantic getaway in wayanad

How to reach: The nearest Airport and Railway station to this place are located in Kozhikode. KSRTC buses regularly ply to and from Chennai, Trivandrum and Bangalore till Kozhikode.

Things to do: It is quite apt to say that Wayanad is much more like an adventures cape.  Wayanad  has a very unique terrain that provides numerous ways to have an exceptional adventure experience. Mountains and forests provide ample opportunities for adventure sports. 

Things to see: Eddakal caves, Banasura Dam, Chembra Peak, Kuruva Island, Meenmutty Falls, Neelimala View Point, Soochippara Waterfalls, Pookot Lake, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary and Thirunelly Temple.

Accomodation options: There are numerous home stays in the district such as Misty Meadows, Kudajadri Drizzle, Olives Homestay and Sundara Mehal. The famous hotels in this region are Hotel Green Gates, Mint flower Residency, Hotel Haritagiri and The Kallat hotel.

Yercaud- Jewel of the South

Located in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu, Yercaud is 230km from Bangalore and it takes around four hours to reach here. Yercaud is very aptly known as “Jewel of the South”. Nestled in the mountains of the Eastern ghats, it is a calm and extremely beautiful hill station of Tamil Nadu situated at an altitude of 1515m above the sea level. It is based on Shevaroy Hills in the Eastern Ghats.  It is a place of picturesque scenic beauty and lush green forests with Coffee, Bananas, Pears and Jackfruit and Orange plantations. The temperature here never falls below 13ºC neither it ever rises above 30ºC.

romantic getaway in yercaud

How to reach: Jolarpettai and Salem Junction are the nearest railway stations to this place. The nearest airport is the Trichy International airport and the other major airports are at Coimbatore and Bangalore. Yercaud is well connected to other major cities of the country by Tamil Nadu Road Transport Corporation.

Things to do:You can enjoy boating at the boat house here, or just go for “Dirt Biking” in this region. Alternatively you can Trek up any of the nearby hills.

Things to see:
Yercaud is full of ‘never give a miss’ attractions. The list is very long, the most prominent names on the list are, Big Lake, Botanical Garden, Killiyur Falls, Lady's seat, Pagoda Point, The Shevaroy Temple, The Grange and Bear’s Cave.

Accommodation options: Yercaud is full of budget hotels you can opt for any one of them. To mention a few here are Sri Durga Residency, Clifton Inn, Grange Resort, Classic Cottages, Silver Holiday Cottage and Hotel Golden Nest Resort. You can also go for lavish resorts.

Kabini near Bangalore

Located at a trivial distance of 179km from Bangalore, at a run of around 2hrs, Kabini is land set on the banks of the river Kabini. To have a real feel of the beauty of this place, try taking a nature walk in the amazingly green forests and admire the diverse flora and fauna of this place. Check the beautiful waterfalls here, stroll on the banks of river Kabini, and watch large herds of elephants, and stunning birds, everything just perfect for a romantic vacation and to unwind you. This place was once a hunting lodge for the private use of Maharaja of Mysore and the British viceroys. It is also well known as one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka.

romantic getaways in kabini

How to reach: You can reach Kabini via Mysore from Bangalore. Mysore is the nearest railway station from here, at a distance of 80km from Kabini. The nearest airport is at Bangalore, which is 208 km from Kabini. Alternatively,  you can board KSRTC buses for this place that are easily available from various nearby cities including Bangalore.

Things to do: You can fill your trip with adventure, by trying out some of these fun filled activities here such as, Cycling, Elephant Safari, Jungle Safari and boating in Kabini River.

Things to see: Although this place is all about roaming in the forests and capturing the most beautiful fauna of this area still you can go for checking out other places like, Nagarhole National Park, Jungle safari , Brahmagiri Wild Life Sanctuary and  Banasura Sagar Dam.

Accomodation Options: Here you can go for luxury resorts like Orange and Red earth, alternatively there are many budget hotels here.

Kodaikanal near Bangalore

It is at a distance of 463km from Bangalore and takes around 7hrs to reach there. Located at a height of 2133m, it is situated near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Tamil Nadu. It is an enticing hill station, with extremely beautiful locales, soft cold breeze, and lush green pastures, waterfalls and a variety of trees that take you to a totally different world. It is the most sought after honeymoon destinations in India. It is famous for the kurinji  flower, which blossoms for only once in twelve years.

romantic getaway in kodaikanal

How to reach: It is easily assessable by bus, train or Car. You can take state buses or can hire a taxi.

Things to do:You can try boating, trekking, cycling, horse riding, and many more adventurous activities.

Things to see: The ‘must visit places’ of this place are, Bear Shola Falls, Berijam Lake, Bryant Park, Coaker's walk, Devil's Kitchen , Dolphin's Nose , Green Valley View , Kodai Kanal Lake, The Pillar Rocks , The Silent Valley View, Silver Cascade Falls.

Accommodation Options: As this place is a popular tourist destination, there no limit to options for staying here. Some of the famous hotels here are Kodai Resort, The Fern Creek, Cinnabar Homestay, Zest at Coaker's Villa, Hotel Kodai International, Sterling Resorts Lakeview and The Carnival Resort.

Ooty near Bangalore

It is at a distance of 268 km from Bangalore and it takes around 4hrs to reach here. It is the capital of Nilgiri district and is located at a height of 2240m above sea level. At the time of Britishers, it was their favorite getaway. The land here is full of tea gardens, innate splendor, scenic beauty, waterfalls, much more. You can certainly feel that it is a place with a dash of colonial times

romantic getaways in ooty

How to reach:Ooty has a railway station of its own that is known as the Udhagamandalam railway station. However, the nearest Airport is at Coimbatore. It is well connected by roads to all the nearby cities.

Things to do: Here you can indulge in activities like Climbing, Hiking, Trekking, enjoying at luxury trains, roaming in the forests.

Things to see: The enigmatic locales of this area include Droog Fort, the beautiful botanical gardens,  Ooty Lake, Dodabetta Peak , Lamb's Rock, Kodanadu, Lotagiri , Kalhatty Waterfalls , Dolphin's Nose,  Mukurthi Peak, Mukurthi Lake, Avalanche, Fernhill Palace, Stone House and the railhead of the Nilgiri mountain Railways.

Accommodation Options: There are several budget and luxury hotels are located here such as Regency Villas, Ponmari Residency,Hotel Gangothri Sunrise, The Derby Green, Fairstay Holiday Resort,Vinayaga Inn, Glanton Manor,and Hotel Preethi Palace.

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