5 Christmas Getaways for a Road Trip from Bangalore
The growing number of working professionals in Bangalore are always looking for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. So, we list here five great Christmas Getaways near Bangalore you can consider for the upcoming Christmas holidays.
Nandi Hills is located at a distance of 61.1 km from Bangalore. Referred to as Nandidurga by the locals, it is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Bangalore that you can reach within two hours by driving on Bellary road.
The place draws its name from the idol of Nandi at the entrance of the Yoga Nandishwar temple (not to be confused with the Bhoga Nandeeshwar temple at the base of the hill) here. The peaks of the hills offer a spectacular view of sunrise.
This tiny hill station in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district can be one of the best Christmas getaways for families from Bangalore. Situated at a distance of about 158 km from Bangalore, Yelagiri can be an ideal place to spend a quiet weekend with your loved ones.
You can reach Yelagiri through a 3-hour 45 minutes road trip via NH 44 or 48. Yelagiri also has a telescope house which is a place of interest for stargazers.
The Hogenakkal Falls in Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri district is one of the best Christmas weekend getaways from Bangalore. You can cover the 126 km distance from Bangalore to Hogenakkal Falls in about 3 hours and 45 minutes via the MDR 588 route.
One of the world's most ancient waterfalls, it's where the Cauvery river splits into multiple streams. The awe-inspiring falls will give you multiple opportunities to take some cool snaps for your social media accounts.
One of the best road trips from Bangalore for Christmas can be a pleasant 5-hour drive to Yerkaud via NH44. Situated about 228 km from Bangalore, the scenic hill station in Tami Nadu's Salem district is a favourite weekend gateway for the Bangalore crowd. A hotspot for nature lovers and couples, the place is surrounded by the Shevaroys hill range of the magnificent Eastern Ghats.
Besides, if you’re not much into sightseeing, consider spending some quiet time on the side of the serene Yercaud lake before you go back to the busy city life.
The 5-hour drive to the Bandipur National Park can be one of the best road trips to take from Bangalore for any wildlife enthusiast. The long winding road through the dense forest provides a breathtaking view of the rich flora and fauna. Apart from a diverse number of animals like Hornbill, Deer, Sloth bears and elephants, the national park is also a dedicated site for the tiger conservation project. So, a trip to this place can also set you up for a chance encounter with the majestic beast.
As it might be evident by now, there is no shortage of great Christmas destinations in India within the drivable distance from Bangalore. All you need is to choose a weekend destination from the above list and hit the roads with your loved ones.