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iXiGOers May 13 2013

Which are the best hill stations near Bangalore?

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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.

Nandi Hills

Sharing its borders with Tamil Nadu, these majestic Nandi Hills 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!

Nandi Hills (by ritesh.niranjan)

Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills is a pleasant summer retreat in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The place offers splendid scenery and numerous activities that you can enjoy. If you are a true adventure lover, get ready for an absolutely pulsating treat. Adrenaline pumping activities like zorbing, rappelling, trekking, running bungee, rock climbing and many more can be enjoyed here.

Horsley Hills (by learning the art)

Yelagiri Hills

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 is going to ensure a fun filled break for you and your loved ones.

Yelagiri Hills (by mckaysavage)


Can't splurge this holiday? Head to Yercaud from Bengaluru 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.

Yercaud (by rednivaram)


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 char the hill station has some interesting treks such as Pushpagiri, Tadiandamol and Brahmagiri Peaks which are quite challenging and blessed with splendid natural beauty.

Coorg (by Rameshnj)


Known as 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.

Chikmagalur (by Srinivasa83)


Wayanad, which means "Land of Paddy Fields", makes for a soothing escape from the harsh summers making it one of the most visited hill stations near Bangalore. Situated in Nilgiri Biosphere, 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 here include Edakkal Caves, Wayand Heritage Museum, Kuruva Island, Pazhassi Park and Pookote Lake along with the others.

Wayanad (by Sudheesh S)


The "Queen of Hill Stations", 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. The must visit attractions here include Government rose garden, Botanical garden, Ooty lake, Stone house, St. Stephen’s Church along with the others.

Ooty (by Satheesh K)


Situated in the Western Ghats, Kakkabe hill station is the largest honey producer in Southeast Asia. Nalknad Palace, Padi Igguthappa Temple (the holiest Kodava shrine) and Thadiyandamol ( the second highest peak in Karnataka) are the main attractions here. You can also trek to the breathtakingly beautiful Kabbe Pass and Chelavara Falls. Rock-climbing and bird watching are majorly popular activities here. A beautiful, serene and yet flourishing place, Kakkabe is definitely worth a visit.

Kakkabe (from beontheroad.com)


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.

Conoor (by Kumaravel)

Kolli Hills

Representing natural beauty in its purest form, the Kolli hills remain relatively untouched by commercialism today. Here, you can always grab a bite at one of the pineapple farms set up here by the government. Research about medicinal plants is pursued on these mountains.The government also holds a cultural tourism festival in August. Kolli Hills is the ideal place for nature lovers, trekking clubs, hiking enthusiasts and meditation practitioners.

Kolli Hills (by Karthickbala)


This "Princess of Hills" is a great place to soak yourself in the green, fresh and picturesque surroundings. Kodaikanal, literally means ‘The Gift of the Forest’, offers scenic landscapes and enthralling waterfalls to all its visitors. Take a boat ride and explore the Christian culture of this place given the many beautiful and exquisitely built churches. With all that, a day in Kodaikanal is a sure shot winner of your heart.

Kodaikanal (by VinothChandar)


A mesmerizing hill station in Idukki district, Munnar is known for being a preferred summer retreat. The hill station in God's own country is known for its serenity and remarkable beauty ensuring you a fun filled day in Munnar spent with your loved ones. Do not miss visiting attractions such as the Tata tea museum and factory, Christ Church, Echo Point, Sita Devi Lake, Top station, Hill View Park and Mattupetty Dam.

Munnar (by VinothChanar)

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

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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.
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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.
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