Top 5 weekend gateways from Bangalore

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1. Mysore

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If you are in Bangalore and want to make a weekend trip then the place that comes to mind is Mysore. It is one of the most visited place from Bangalore with so many things to be seen. You can visit the Mysore Palace, LalithaMahal, Brindavan Gardens, Jayalakshmiilas Mansion, Chamundi Hills, Mysore Zoo, St. Philomena’s Church, etc. The city is known for its royal history.

2. Ooty

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Ooty is a place which has something or the other to offer for all kind of travelers. It is a famous tourist destination for families and also couples. The place is around 270 kilometers from Bangalore and boasts fresh air, green hills, pine trees, and several clear lakes. Ooty also has the remains of the colonial period with quaint buildings. Avalanche Lake, Mudumalai National Park, Pykara River, KamarajSagar Dam; are a must visit.

3. Coorg

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A combination of food, wine and nature is how Coorg can be defined. It is a beautiful place with coffee and spices orchards, different species of plants and trees, gurgling streams and waterfalls and wildlife. The climate here is pleasant and all this make Coorg a famous tourist destination. River Kaveri, Nisargadhama, Iruppu Falls, Abbey Falls, Nagarhole, Bhagamandala and Omkareshwara Temple, etc. are some of the most visited places in Coorg.

4. Hampi

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Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is famous for its culture and history. The place is around 8 hours’ drive from Bangalore and has many ruined temples, building, civil buildings, etc. One of the most popular attractions in Hampi is the stone chariot at the Vittala complex. Hampi is a nice option for a weekend trip.

5. Gokarna

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The beautiful beaches of Gokarna make it a must visit place from Bangalore. It is also a Hindu pilgrimage town and so this places sees a combination of devotees and beach lovers visiting Gokarna.