Traveling over the New Year’s Eve weekend in bangalore can be quite difficult if you don’t plan well in advance. Many people are disappointed as a result of skyrocketing airline prices and sold-out hotels. For your last-minute New Year’s Eve plans, we have put together a list of the top places to visit for a weekend getaway from Bangalore. These locations range widely, from beach getaways to nature preserves, picturesque hill stations, and heritage towns.
The top seven long weekend getaways from Bangalore to ring in the new year
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is well known for both its majestic Vijayanagara Empire ruins and its surreal natural landscape. The winter season is the ideal time to visit Hampi because there is enough to do there to fill an entire travel guide. We advise taking a village tour with Explore Hampi (explorehampi.com) after visiting the ruins of Hampi and shopping for artifacts at the Hampi Bazaar. Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace is where to stay. This opulent building features stunning Indo-Islamic architecture in addition to well-appointed suites. Stay in the Jal Mahal suite, which features an outdoor shower and a private pool. The hotel’s terrace restaurant, Tuluva, which overlooks the infinity pool, is a must-visit.
Nagarahole National Park
The Nilgiri biosphere reserve includes the Nagarahole National Park, which is five hours’ drive from Bangalore. The best time to travel to this getaway is during the winter, when it is also known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park. Visitors frequently see tigers, sloth bears, striped hyenas, water birds, and crocodiles in this area. A place to stay is Serai Kabini. The Serai Kabini, which is located next to the Kabini River, is a great place to unwind after an exciting day of seeing animals in their natural habitat. We advise picking a home with a private splash pool or their riverfront villa as your accommodation.
Ooty is a hill town in the Nilgiri hills that was established as a summer getaway for the British Raj. The town, which is well-known for its vast tea plantations, is also home to a number of tourist destinations, including the Ooty Lake, St. Stephen’s Church, Doddabetta, the highest peak in the Nilgiris, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, which was listed by UNESCO, the Nilgiri Library, and the Ootacamund Gymkhana Club. A place to stay in Ooty is Savoy – IHCL SeleCtions. Savoy, a landmark in Ooty’s foggy hills, was built in 1829. Travel back in time to experience colonial life, complete with high tea in the afternoon, croquet on the lawns, spa treatments, and single malts by the fireplace: the ideal New Year’s Eve celebrations for this period.
Bengaluru is about a 5-hour drive from Coorg Bangalore, also referred to as the Scotland of India. If you want to get back in touch with nature, head to this coffee-producing hill town along the Western Ghats. Visit the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubare Elephant Camp, Abbey Falls, Madikeri Fort, and Namdroling Monastery while in Coorg. Visit the Barapole River for whitewater rafting if you enjoy adventure sports. A place to stay is Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa in Coorg. This property, which has 62 rooms, suites, and villas, is tucked away in a 180-acre rainforest in Madikeri, Coorg, and provides unhindered views of the hills.
Chikmagalur, a hill station, is well known for its lush vegetation and tea and coffee plantations. The Baba Budangiri and Mullayanagiri mountains’ fantastic trails draw avid trekkers to this location. Visitors can camp out under the stars or take a walk through a tea plantation to relax. Additionally popular attractions in the town include the Horanadu Temple, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Coffee Museum, and Sharadamba Temple. Stay Until: am Accommodations & Activities – Arabidacool Bungalow. The Arabidacool Bungalow, built in 1914, is situated in Chikmagalur’s Mylemoney Estate. The Mylemoney Estate, which grows rare coffee varieties, is close to Mullayanagiri, the region’s tallest peak. Coffee plantations and a dense, green forest, which is home to a variety of wildlife, surround the bungalow.
On India’s southeast coast, in a former French colony called Puducherry. Take a stroll through the French Quarter’s boulevard town area in Puducherry, relax on Promenade Beach, go boating on the Chunnambar River, explore the Pondicherry Botanical Garden, and stop by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Stay at the Kariappa House, which is close to the French Quarter on foot. This charming homestay offers a number of connected villas surrounded by huge courtyards and tropical gardens. Kariappa House also provides curated tours, cooking classes, and pottery classes for its visitors.
The second-largest hill station in the Nilgiris is Coonoor, which is situated at an elevation of 1839 meters. It is essentially a town of tea plantations where the pleasant cool climate lasts all year. During their time in power, the British built Coonoor and left behind a number of structures that have since been turned into government buildings, hotels, hospitals, and schools. Visit the tea plantations and numerous lookout points in Coonoor for the best views of the majestic rolling hills.
Gateway Coonoor – IHCL SeleCtions, where to stay. This 1857-built hotel combines traditional charm with contemporary conveniences. The Gateway Coonoor, which has 32 rooms and four suites and is surrounded by large lawns, provides visitors with a wide range of recreational opportunities, including walks through tea plantations.