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Top 5 unique weekend getaways to explore around Bangalore with friends

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Are you fed up with the mundane job you are doing everyday? Are you looking for a break from your job and searching for mental peace? Are you looking for exotic holidays or getaways during weekends? Are you ready for a backpack trip with your friends? Are you a wanderlust who loves to unravel mystic places in India? Are you looking for nature beauty? Are you ready to explore and travel with your best buddies?  Are you ready to move out of Bangalore to experience some thrills? Let’s explore few unique places, not to be missed out if you are in Bangalore.


Gorgeous and Peaceful Gokarna


Looking for serene arena to hangout and thinking of getting refreshed. Gokarna is the place for such soulmates. Take a detour from goa and head towards kumta taluk of uttara district of Karnataka to unravel the rustic and mystic nature of Gokarna. Due to its unspoiled and rustic nature, Gokarna beaches are serene and without much noise.  Main attractions in Gokarna are kudle beach, OM beach and then take a ferry to half moon beach and paradise beach. Get your body soaked on the beach after enjoying the tidal waves on beaches. Scenic beauty of Gokarna beaches is magnified by western ghats on one side and Arabian sea on the other. OM beach is the only beach, which is naturally, crafted in the shape of hindi word OM. Get your backpacks ready and ready to unravel the real thrills on Gokarna beaches mainly during season of January- July.



Coorg “Scotland of the South”


Ready for mesmerizing Coffee exotic green land. Coorg is the place to be. What you want- a perfect sunset, an elephant ride experience, bath under fast free flowing falls or a visit to a diety temple. All is covered under one place -Coorg. Do mark your visit at Dubare Elephant camp, Talcauvery, Raja seat, Golden Tibetan temple and Omkeshwara temple, you not gonna forget the mystic beauty which coorg carries and thus it resembles to Scotland. Don’t forget to try some sumptuous dinner at Madikeri along with some yummy chocolate delicacies.


Cave Exploration Anthargange


If You are really thrill about night breathtaking trek to the hills, head towards antargange. This place is a must visit place for trekking and naturally created caves gives you a feeling of The Grand Canyon. There are few breathtaking moves which seriously let your soul freak out. 4 hrs of daunting trekking and cave exploration gives you untiring energy to remember and recall this event many many times. Don’t forget to go in loose and comfortable trackpants.






Nagarhole Wild Life Sanctuary


Nagarhole enthralls you with the exotic flora and fauna of the western ghats region which makes your getaways adventurous. Protected under UNESCO World Heritage and project tiger reserve, this wildlife sanctuary continues to attract tourists and travellers from all parts of the country.  Main attractions in Nagarhole are endangered flora along with fauna like nile marsh crocodile, four horned antelope, barking deer, monitor lizar, rock python. Another attraction near Nagarhole is the Irpu falls where the water gushes down from brahmagiri and forms the picnic spot.


Mighty Mysore Palace


Looking for a weekend getaway away from crowd and noisy traffic, Mysore presents the unique beauty of peace along with heritage customs. Roads to Mysore palace fill you with an exuberation to explore the mighty Tipu Sultan palace and feel pride from inside. Don’t forget to try delicacies like Mysore Pak which could result in lip smacking, melting sweet. In the city of palaces, get yourself strolled on the elaborate pathways of famous Mysore palace. This magnificent palace gives a grand picture of royal household under Tipu sultan reign. More than 90,000 bulbs lit at the same time adding grandiose and beauty to the palace. Mystic Musical fountain presenting the forgiven traditional cultural style of Indian past bravery gives you a feeler that how diverse, vast and rich is our customs. A completely different plushy Mysore palace reflecting pride and power of rich indian heritage is seen during Dusherra.