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Mercy Jacob Feb 24 2014

Which are the best summer holiday destinations from Bangalore?

Kanika Nevatia Feb 24 2014
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As we see the winters disappear its time to start anticipating the summers and you probably want to know the best summer holiday destinations from Bangalore as one of the only things we look forward to in the summers is that much awaited break. But with endless options around it can get tough to decide where to go. So here’s a list of some destinations equipped to ensure that you have the time of your life.

Ooty, Tamil Nadu

A popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills, Ooty is a top contender for a summer getaway from Bangalore. The picturesque beauty that surrounds Ooty is so breathtaking that you are sure to be left spell bound. With a wide range of places to visit in the city, you will never fall short of things to do. Take a journey aboard the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a toy train that takes you along a trail with views to die for, adore nature's marvels at the Ooty Lake, Botanical Gardens, Rose Gardens or the illustrious Pine Forests. Don’t forget to visit the ever so famous Doddabetta Peak and Dolphin’s nose, which are very popular mountain peaks. All this is just tip of the iceberg, once you’re actually in Ooty the amount of stuff to do will ensures that you never want to leave!

Distance from Bangalore: 280 Km
Best way to get there: Road

Photo of Ooty (by Ghost Particle)

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Nested in the arms of nature, Kodaikanal is among the more quieter hill stations down south. If you’re looking for some relaxation and peace this should be your pick out of the best summer holiday destinations from Bangalore. Hire a bike and take a round around the Kodai Lake, or take a stroll down the Coaker’s Walk a breathtakingly beautiful walkway. The city is full of a number of majestic waterfalls, each worth admiring. You could also visit the Berijam Lake and Pillar rocks. One place that you cannot miss out on is the Devil’s Kitchen, a cave area that is associated to many myths and mysteries, so visit and become part of the slippery truths that lie beneath. The weather is very pleasant in the summer months, so go all out on the outdoor activities.

Distance from Bangalore: 465 Km
Best way to get there: Road, Train

Photo of Kodaikanal (by Yukesh)

Coorg, Karnataka

Lots of peace and tranquility amidst beauty is what Coorg has on offer. One of the less commercial Indian hill stations, Coorg is ideal for a summer vacation, which will ensure complete rejuvenation for you. You could go on a short trek or simply feast your eyes on the lush green coffee plantations or the Abbey Falls. You could embark on the adventures of white water rafting or indulge in some soul searching at the various Buddhist and Tibetan monasteries, the list of things to do is endless. Although Coorg can be visited at any time of the year with temperatures ranging between 15 and 20 degrees celsius the year round, it is a perfect summer getaway.

Distance from Bangalore: 270 Km
Best way to get there: Road

Photo of Coorg (by Nmadhubala)

Mysore, Karnataka

When in the southern part of the country it isn’t quite necessary to opt for a hill station for your summer holiday as lots of places in the plains also remain pleasant the year around. One such place, ideal for your vacation is the illustrious city of Mysore. Better known as the cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore is surely the city of palaces and gardens. Visit the magnificent Mysore Palace and appreciate the ancient marvels of Indian architecture. A tour of the palace is sure to take you back in time. The Brindavan Gardens are another sight that must be on your list, right out of so many Bollywood movies of the 80s the greenery is sure to leave you in awe. You can also visit the Lalitha Mahal Palace or the Mysore Zoo. Nothing will disappoint you.

Distance from Bangalore: 150 Km
Best way to get there: Road

Photo of Mysore Palace (by Mahesh Telkar)

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

If you want to make your summer holidays about some godly devotion and don’t have too much time in hand then Tirupati is perfect among the various summer holiday destinations from Bangalore for you. The tourist places in and around Tirupati are in abundance. A visit to the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is probably your main objective for the visit, which should be well planned to save time. There are many other temples considered very holy such as the Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple, Veda Narayana Swamy Temple and Sri Padmavati Samovar Temple which you should also visit as well. A visit to the Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park in Tirupati is also a good idea as the park is home to several exotic animals and is made on a theme based on the Hindu Mythology and the Indian epics making it rather intriguing. All in all Tirupati makes for a fulfilling summer holiday.

Distance from Bangalore: 250 Km
Best way to get there: Road, Train

Photo of Tirupati (by daimalu)


If you're planning a trip from Bangalore then Pondicherry can simply not be missed. If you want to feel like you're in France amidst all the French architecture, or simply want to soak the sun at some breathtaking beaches this is the place for you. Pick from an elaborate range of places to stay in Pondicherry and ensure that the trip is about nothing but relaxation. Visit the Promenade among the liveliest areas of Pondicherry along the picturesque waterfront. And taking out time for Aurobindo Ashram to experience serenity at its best is an absolute compulsion along with a trip to Auroville the experimental township which is sure to intrigue you. There are also a host of beautiful churches that you must explore.

Distance from Bangalore: 375 Km
Best way to get there: Road

Photo of Pondicherry (by kkalyan)

Munnar, Kerala

Whether you’re planning a family vacation or an outing with that special someone, Munnar is just perfect especially during the summers. The greenery owing to the vast variety of flora and fauna found in the region is sure to leave you gobsmacked. From the Attukal Waterfalls to the Eravikulam National Park and Photo point, each place is like a new pearl in a seamless string each prettier than the other. Paradise to all the human senses, Munnar is sure to stay in your memory for years. You should definitely choose Munnar from among the best summer holiday destinations from Bangalore.

Distance from Bangalore: 465 Km
Best way to get there: Road

Photo of Munnar (by Bimal K C)

Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Known more fondly as the ‘Land of Temples’, Madurai is the perfect place to spend your summer vacations if you’re in the mood for some temple hopping. The city is most famous for the Meenakshi Temple, which is a wonderful mix of legends, myths and some brilliant architectural techniques. Apart from this there are so many other temples that you must visit for their grandeur such as the Thiruparankundram, Alagar Kovil and Koodal Azhagar Temple. You can also visit other interesting sights including the Vaigai Dam, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal and the Samanar Hills. There is so much to do in the city that your trip is sure to be fun filled.

Distance from Bangalore: 435 Km
Best way to get there: Road, Train

Photo of Meenakshi Temple (by Bernard Gagnon)

Now that you are clear on the best summer holiday destinations from Bangalore it should be so much more easier to plan a trip. So get cracking and take your pick. Early booking always ensure better deals. Plan you summers wisely and be sure to have a memorable trip. Bon Voyage!
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