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Escaping the Urban Bustle: Discovering Tranquil Hill Stations near Bangalore

by Vedika Soni
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Hill Stations near Bangalore

Escaping the Urban Bustle: Discovering Tranquil Hill Stations near Bangalore

Ramanagara, located near Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka, is not generally recognised as a hill station, although it does offer stunning vistas and a respite from city life. Here’s a rundown of some hill stations near Bangalore:

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills

Distance from Bangalore: 60 km (37 miles).

Nandi Hills is one of the closest hill stations to Bangalore. It has stunning vistas, nice weather, and is ideal for a day trip or weekend retreat. Trekking, cycling, and paragliding are popular sports here.

Yercaud

The distance from Bangalore is around 215 kilometres (133 miles).

Yercaud is a tranquil and less-crowded hill station in the Shevaroy Hills. It’s a quiet place known for its coffee plantations, lush foliage, and natural splendour, including boating, trekking, and exploring botanical gardens and vistas.

Kodagu (Coorg)

Hill Stations near Bangalore

Approximately 240 kilometres (149 miles) from Bangalore

Coorg, sometimes known as the “Scotland of India,” is noted for its foggy hills, coffee plantations, and diverse fauna. Highlights include trekking, visiting waterfalls like Abbey Falls, touring Madikeri town, and enjoying local food.

Udhagamandalam (Ooty)

 Hill Stations near Bangalore

Around 270 kilometres (168 miles) from Bangalore

With its tea estates, Ooty Lake, Botanical estates, and the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty, the “Queen of Hill Stations,” is a famous tourist destination. It’s a bit further out from Bangalore, but the scenic splendour and mild climate make the trip worthwhile.

Chikmagalur

Hill Stations near BangaloreApproximately 240 kilometres (149 miles) from Bangalore

Chikmagalur, which is encircled by the Western Ghats, is known for its coffee estates, gorgeous scenery, and Mullayanagiri, Karnataka’s highest peak. Popular activities include trekking, outdoor walks, and exploring waterfalls such as Jhari Falls.

These hill stations provide a variety of experiences, ranging from tranquil retreats to action-packed excursions. Each has its own distinct appeal, making them ideal for a refreshing getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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