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Kanika Nevatia May 23 2014

Which are the top 10 weekend getaways from Bangalore?

Jigyasha Prasad May 23 2014
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It’s time to take a break and head to any of these top 10 weekend getaways from Bangalore for a relaxing, fun-filled and rejuvenating vacation. There are several places of interest in and around Bangalore that offer an interesting array of experiences. So take your pick depending on what you enjoy best.

1. Nature Admire

If you are an adventure junkie, head straight to Nature Admire. It is an excellent place to go try your hand at aqua sports such as rafting and kayaking, aero sports such as microlite flying, parasailing and terrestrial sports such as trekking, rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, camping and jungle treks. Nature Admire also organises one- to two-day camping trips, ideal for weekends, for small groups.

These activities are open to people from the ages of 5 to 70, and the rates range from INR 700 to INR 7,000 per person. Costs do not include gear, transport, accommodation, instructor charges and food. The equipment is imported and carefully checked before any trek or ride.

Photo of Bisle Forest (from Official Facebook Page)

2. Wonder La Amusement Park

Wonder La
is located about 28 km outside Bangalore on the Mysore Road. They have a dizzying number of water rides, “dry” rides, gentler rides for kids, high thrill rides, play pools, wave pools and an indoor musical fountain and laser show. The tariff includes all rides for any length of time. There are five restaurants where you can refuel between rides.

Photo of Wonder La (from Official Facebook Page)

3. Water World Amusement Park

Water World Amusement Park is definitely one of the top 10 weekend getaways from Bangalore. The place has a plentiful options for kids, young adults and those enjoying their second childhood. The entire area is divided into 3 zones, including Fun World, Water World and Star City. You can enjoy rides like Giant Wheel, The Amazing Cyclone, Wave Pool and motor racing among others.

4. Eagleton—The Golf Resort

As the name suggests, the Eagleton Resort is a beautiful golf course. Spread over 500 acres and adjoining the Bidadi Industrial Area on the Bengaluru-Mysore State Highway, this is an 18- hole, 72-par US PGA Championship-standard course. It is a delight for any golf lover but is also a great resort to relax at for people who don’t play the sport.

Photo of Eagleton Resort (from Official Website)

5. Holiday Village

The frenetic pace of city life can be amply compensated with a relaxed weekend at Holiday Village on Kanakapura Road. It even has its own disco for the livewires in your party. Having lolled at the resort’s swimming pool (embellished by a coconut tree island) and at its neat little bar and restaurant, you’ll be ready to face Monday morning blues back in the city.

Photo of Holiday Village (from Official Website)

6. Our Native Village

An eco-resort that promises to provide “a respite from the isolation of a modern lifestyle and the web of complexities that we are stuck in. Where you can taste the possibility of a different way of living.” Packages at Our Native Village include stay, meals, meditation, yoga. You can also try out their therapies and techniques like past life regression and rebirthing breathwork.

Photo of Our Native Village (from Official Facebook Page)

7. Ramanashree California Resort

You can survive the week, knowing you’ve got a weekend ahead playing squash, swimming and sauna-ing your body into shape. Enjoy your luxury stay at Ramanshree, which is rightly there in the list of top 10 weekend getaways from Bangalore.

Photo of Ramanashree California Resort (from Official Facebook Page)

8. Vishwa Shanthi Ashram

The Vishwa Shanthi Ashram, near Nelamangala, on NH4, is a retreat of a different kind. It welcomes you with a huge black granite statue of Vishwa Vijaya Vittala, an indicative landmark of the divine retreat. It is a kind of meditation and spiritual retreat and you can also stay here with your family.

9. Shivaganga

Pack a picnic hamper and head past the Tumkur Road to this conch-shaped hill at Shivaganga. The drive up is spectacular, matched by the beautiful views of rural Bengaluru District from atop the hillock. Settle down by the Pathala Ganga stream, a pretty water body created by a freshwater spring.

Photo of Shivaganga (by Manjeshpv)

10. Hesarghatta

On the Tumkur Road when you are coming from Bengaluru, a deviation at the 10th milestone leads you to Hesarghatta. The place is home to the famous Hesarghatta Lake which is a popular picnic spot. An Indo-Danish Dairy project as well as the government horticultural and dairy farms are situated here. If you want to show your kids around the dairy, you need prior permission.

Photo of Hesarghatta Lake (by Beao)

These top 10 weekend getaways from Bangalore have all the ingredients for a perfect vacation with your family and friends. And there is something for everyone!

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