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Relieve your Work Stress and Explore New Places with Weekend Getaways in Southern India

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

Travel is always Fun. It gives an opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family and while for some it is a break away from their hectic daily schedule to Relieve Stress, for some it is a moment for exploring new places. Every Year, we think of some new places to visit with family and Friends which is essential when it comes to Active Life. The weekend getaway gives you moments of Fun, Adventure, Long Drives, Scenic Views and favourite cuisines. This blog brings you few of the best short weekend and holiday getaways nearby in South India.

Right beside the name of the said weekend destination you will find what it’s famous for, so you quickly know which one to pick. Other than that, the list features important tourist information, including the destination from cities.

Puducherry – 311 km from Bangalore

Puducherry or Pondicherry is also the French Colony of India. With brightly-painted buildings and stunning beaches, it offers a picture-perfect view for all the visitors. Known for its iconic architecture, this place offers an amazing dining experience to French delights and also gives an experience to indulge in various water activities, including scuba diving.

Coorg – 248 km from Bangalore

Dreamt of travelling alongside Coffee Plantations, Beautiful Gardens, Backwater with multitude of Flora and Fauna, Coorg has it all. Situated amongst the most soothing weather throughout the year, it offers mesmerizing views of coffee estates that can amplify calmness all around. Coorg is also famous for its Buddhist temple, trekking tours, and its hazy jungles.

Wayanad – 275 km from Bangalore

Located amidst the Western Ghats, Wayanad is a beautiful hill station which has a pleasant weather all throughout. The lush green landscapes are the ones that lures travelers from different places for a weekend vacation.

Banasura Dam, Edakkal Caves , Pookode Lake, are amongst the few other nearby places to visit.

Ooty - Hills And Nature

Ooty, one of the most familiar names is also the most romantic places situated in Tamil Nadu. Known for its perfect location in the Nilgiris, pleasant climate throughout, stunning views, and overall peace and quiet living experience, Ooty is a like a paradise with beautiful landscapes, hills and lakes and botanical gardens. Ooty also gives an experience to travellers by them engaging them in activities like toy train ride, boating, trekking, mountain biking, hang gliding and others. The place has some really good hotels which make it a perfect stay.


Kodaikanal is a hill station situated in Tamil Nadu and has derived its word which means The Gift of the Forests. Also known as Princess of Hill Stations, Kodaikanal is famous for its Kurinji Flower which blooms once in 12 years around December and makes the entire valley Blue in color. A visit to Berijam Lake and Kodai Lake offer some interest for visitors.

Coonoor – 68 Km from Coimbatore

Coonoor is a beautiful hill station situated in Tamil Nadu and is known for its Tea Estates in Nilgiri Hills. The botany garden here is of the Japanese style and the Fruits and Vegetable festival is an attraction. The Dolphin Nose View point is another attraction that gives a complete glimpse of the Nilgiris and Catherin Falls. The steam Nilgiri Mountain Railway which is a major attraction travels between the towns of Mettupalayam and Ooty via Coonoor.

Alleppey – 75 km from Kochi

Alleppey, also known as the Venice of the East, is one of the best tourist destination being the home for backwaters and houseboats. The houseboats with all amenities provide a different living experience and give a unforgettable view of backwaters along with coconut trees. With beautiful beaches, temples and churches around, do not forget to visit Kuttanad known for paddy fields, Spices cultivation and coconut lines. The winters and Monsoon months the best time for visiting Alleppey.

Its time for you to pack your bag and Create your Travel Diary by visiting the natural beauty in the above destinations that will mesmerize and give you a relaxing feel.

Well there will be many other destinations that we could not cover here but we shall appreciate your experiences visiting these places.

By - 360activeliving


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