Better known as "Silicon Valley of India", Bangalore is one of the fastest growing cities the country has. With head offices of numerous praiseworthy educational institutes, applauded heavy industries, telecommunication organizations, IT and software companies the city can be most appropriately called the "Country of the Geek". Thankfully there are various botanical gardens, fabulous pubs and nightclubs, awe inspiring temples and natural parks for a rejuvenating walk across the city and in case the weekend is approaching people of Bangalore have various options for weekend getaways around Bangalore
. These are options within easy travelling distance and can be take you out of corporate environment in no time; enthralling weekend tours around Bangalore bring lots of greenery, soulful serenity and enchanting waterfalls to your travel basket.
A perfect plan to escape maddening city life in Bangalore must include the following:
Visit to Innovative Film City
: As you encompass about 50 kilometers of distance outside Bangalore you will come across a fabulous amusement park named, Innovative Film City. Situated in Bidai this theme park can provide you and your family"s full dosage of fun at its various attractions. There is the wax museum, dinosaur museum and a special section for kids called the "Cartoon City". Affordable by all means the tickets for the parks ranges from INR 300- 1000 depending upon what all sections you would like to cover in a single day"s visit. The amusement activities include Go-Karting, Mini Golf, horse riding and the highlights of the park are the Aqua Kingdom, Haunted Mansion, Fashion Caf, Roller Coaster, Wild Wild West, Amphitheatre and more.
Jungle Safari at Mudumalai National Park
: In case you are an adventure-lover then you should go a little further, about 224 kilometers away from the city where Mudumalai National Park is located.
The park is one of the first wildlife sanctuaries ever established in the country and is nestled on the north western side of stunning Nilgiri Hills. An ideal option for weekend getaways around Bangalore
the park is divided into 5 ranges namely Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Kargudi, Mudumalai and Nellakota. On jungle safari you will be accompanied by expert naturalists and guides who will take you through the wilderness and will help you spot herds of various endangered species of Indian elephants, Bengal Tigers and other predators such as leopards, gaur, chital and more.
Picnicking Around Hogenakkal Falls
: Pack your bags for small picnic at Hogenakkal Falls and enjoy the sight of small waterfalls cascading through beauteous scenery and producing rhythmic sounds. About 120 kilometers from Bangalore at Hogenakkal you can enjoy a leisurely afternoon and can enjoy full body hot oil massage by a local masseur starting at Rs 50 only. Post massage a shower under the falls in considered therapeutic and is thus highly recommended.
Out of a wide range the above mentioned options are some of the best for weekend getaways around Bangalore. Whether a laid-back languid vacation by scenic waterfalls or thrilling safaris or even childish fun at theme parks all are available at a quick drive from Bangalore so, put your traveling boots on and get going.