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iXiGOers May 13 2013

Which are the best hill stations near Bangalore?

Pritha Manchanda May 18 2013
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Choose from these hill stations near Bangalore for your next vacation and be sure to have a memorable trip. Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or some quiet time away from the hustle bustle of the city life, these destinations promise ample fun and relaxation.

Coorg- The Scotland of India

The city of Coorg is located about 247 km from Bangalore and is one of the best hill stations in the state of Karnataka. Rightly known as the "Kashmir of South" and "Scotland of India" due to its mesmerizing scenic beauty and old world charm, the hill station has some interesting treks such as Pushpagiri, Tadiandamol and Brahmagiri Peaks which are quite challenging and blessed with splendid natural beauty.

Ooty- Queen of Hill Stations

About 270 km from Bangalore, Ooty has been a popular summer getaway since colonial times. The capital of Nilgiri District, the city of Ooty draws a large number of tourists every year given its lofty mountains, sprawling grasslands, great lakes, dense forests, miles of tea gardens and eucalyptus trees which greet the visitors en route. Some of the not to miss places to visit in Ooty include Government rose garden, Botanical garden, Ooty lake, Stone house, St. Stephen’s Church along with the others.

Nandi Hills- The Quiet Retreat

Sharing its borders with Tamil Nadu, these majesticNandi Hills, just an hour’s drive from Bangalore, house the Biligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary. Lay your eyes on jungle inhabitants like the shy barking deer, chital and sambar and over 254 species of birds, while you walk around the forest without any inhibitions. Relax at your jungle retreat and enjoy the tranquility that surrounds. Get ready for the holiday you'll never forget!

Coonoor- The Magic of Toy Train

Coonoor is known for its impressive views of the lush green Nilgiri hills, tea plantations and serene environment, conducive to growing exceptionally aromatic tea. Walking through the tea gardens and touring the plantations is one of the main draws of this place making a trip to Coonoor an absolute delight. Take a toy train ride to explore area around Coonoor and you will be delighted by the breathtaking views of the Nilgiri hills. Even though it is located at around 290 km from Bangalore, you can book a toy train ride to explore the pretty hill station.

Wayanad- The Land of Paddy Fields

Wayanad makes for a soothing escape from the harsh summers making it one of the most visited hill stations near Bangalore. Situated in Nilgiri Biosphere, about 290 km from the IT city, a trip to Wayanad not only ensures abundance of some of the best of nature's bounty, but it also has an interesting checkered history. The must visit places in Wayanad include Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkal Caves, Wayand Heritage Museum, Kuruva Island, Pazhassi Park and Pookote Lake along with the others.

Yelagiri Hills- For the Adventure Buffs

The dream land of adventure lovers, Yelagiri calls out to you for a fun filled break. If your eyes are always looking for uncharted territory, Yelagiri Hills are just the place for you. Free of commercialisation, the place is perfect to get postcard perfect shots. One of the most sought after hill stations around Bengaluru, Yelagiri, at a distance of 160 km, is going to ensure a fun filled break for you and your loved ones.

Yercaud- A Budget Holiday on Cards

Can't splurge this holiday? Head to Yercaud from Bengaluru (around 215 km) for a pocket friendly getaway! With its rugged mountains cradling a serene lake, Yercaud makes for one hill station that will blow your mind. Endlessly sprawling orange and coffee plantations spell this charming hill station, which also has numerous parks, viewing points, waterfalls and caves to offer you the thrill of exploration. Don't forget to throw in those walking shoes when packing for Yercaud.

Chikmagalur- The Coffee Land of Karnataka

The beautiful town of Chikmagalur is situated at the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range, at a distance of 203 km from Bangalore. This charming hill station is not only a major trade and commercial hub of the state, but also a delight for trekkers, explorers and nature enthusiasts. The must-visit attractions here include Kallathigiri Falls, Veerabhadra Temple among the others. A trip to Chikmagalur would surely be a memorable one.

Now that you are aware of the best hill stations near Bangalore you should start planning a trip soon. Happy travels!

Harsh Snehanshu May 15 2013
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Coorg is undoubtedly the best hill station near Bangalore. You may want to check Linger.in for some nice holiday experiences in their guest houses. If you are looking for a short drive, Nandi Hills is undoubtedly the best long drive at dawn.
Kaushik Das Gupta Dec 09 2013
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which one is better?
If you are planning a slightly longer trip then travelling to Kodaikanal and Munnar (within 500 km) is absolutely worth it! Some close by options would be Coorg which is extremely popular while Wayanad and Yercaud are spectaular off beat options (within 300 km) if you are looking for a calm place to relax.
Hrishikesh Deshmukh May 04 2016
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