With hectic schedules, long work days and professional and family commitments, precious one-on-one time and romance is often placed on the back burner. Planning a quick getaway is a great way to reconnect and appreciate your special someone. But, where are all the romantic getaway spots from Bangalore? We take the hassle out of sifting through the internet, by picking out the promising paradises from ghastly getaways to bring you a quick, convenient list of weekend options on your trip for two. Here are our picks for the top 10 romantic getaway spots from Bangalore.
Best Romantic Getaways Spots from Bangalore
1. Grover Vineyard
Wine and romance go hand in hand, and spending the weekend at Grover Vineyard in Nandi Hills is testament to that. The best time to visit the vineyard is between February and April as that is when the harvesting season is on and the entire vineyard is coloured with the bloom of fresh grapes. There are plenty of romantic things to do here: you can go for a wine tasting session or take a leisurely stroll around the premises with your special someone your. Explore the picturesque orchards in the gorgeous vineyard or enroll in a playful session of winemaking the old fashioned way – by stomping on grapes with your feet!
Location: 63, Raghunathapura
Getting there: If you travelling by road, you can reach the vineyard via the Bellary Road.
Distance Away from Bangalore: 60 kilometres
Gokarna is known for its serene beaches, attracting tourists who come here to relax and rejuvenate. Its hippy vibe and laid back atmosphere make it the perfect place for a party of two, with plenty of fun options to pass the time. You can do a lot of ‘couple stuff’ to a range of preferences: just laze about on the beach, go riding about to explore the cultural heritage of the temple town, trek your way to Half Moon or Paradise beach, grab a bite to eat at a shack or get adventurous and indulge in some couple fun with parasailing or the other water sports on offer.
Getting there: There are trains that run from Bangalore to Gokarna, but it’s not as romantic as driving there.
Distance Away from Bangalore: Approximately 500 kilometres by road
3. Ulsoor Lake
Peppered with small picturesque islands, Ulsoor Lake is one of Bangalore’s largest lakes and the huge patches of greenery that surround it makes it an excellent location for a picnic. Sit back and watch the beautiful birds across the clear sky or take some selfies against the postcard-perfect setting. Covering over 300 acres in area, the huge lake and its surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic walk. There are boat rides and cruises too. And for a change of scene you can visit the Kensington Park that’s close to Ulsoor Lake. Remember, the lake is a prominent place of celebration for Ganesh Chaturthi and may get crowded during the months of August and September when the festival generally occurs.
Location: Sivanchetti Gardens
Getting there: This one is for those who don’t have the time to head out. Ulsoor Lake is within city limits. so head over here by Ola or Uber, if you don’t have your own vehicle.
Distance Away from Bangalore: Within the city
4. Nandi Hills
Watching the sunset on the mountains definitely falls on our list of most romantic to-dos and Nandi Hills at dusk checks this box with its spectacular view of the misty mountains. Located a short distance away from Bangalore, the small hillocks are a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of city life. Take in the crisp, fresh air and natural beauty on a rejuvenating trek – you can choose treks according to your fitness levels – or go for a romantic candlelight dinner or spa session to relax with your beloved. There are also several religious sites in the area that you can visit and handicraft stores to pick up some souvenirs
Getting there: Take the Bellary Road to get to the Nandi Hills
Distance Away from Bangalore: Approximately 60 kilometres
Tucked away in the serene area of the Madumalai region, Masinagudi, in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, is generally known for its famous tea plantations. Explore the natural beauty with your partner by taking a walk through the beautiful plantations around. You can also indulge yourselves in activities like bird watching and trekking. A hill station and wildlife sanctuary, Masinagudi is home to a wide variety of wildlife such as wild cats, elephants, flying squirrel, snakes, reptiles, wild boar and sambar. If you and your partner enjoy bird watching, Masinagudi has a huge variety of birds which you can look for during the daytime.
Getting there: To get to Masinagudi take the route via NH 44 and NH544.
Distance Away from Bangalore: Approximately 500 kilometres
With a climate perfect for cuddles, Coorg has been a popular honeymoon destination for decades. Its serene surroundings and gorgeous weather make it great place to relax, warm up with comfort food and spend quality time together. Take a trip to Abbey Falls along the mountains of the Western Ghats to watch the spectacular show of water or visit the beautiful Buddhist Monastery, also known as the Golden Temple, located in Bylakuppe, which (after Dharamshala) is the second biggest Tibetan settlement in India.
Location: Coorg, Tamil Nadu
Getting there: There are private and government buses that ply from Bangalore to Coorg. Fares are between Rs. 300 and Rs. 500.
Distance Away from Bangalore: Approximately 250 kilometres
If you’re looking for a unique romantic getaway, a visit to this resort has to be on your list. A place that’s very popular with honeymooners, Guhantara is a resort that’s constructed to look like a collection of caves. Most of the rooms here overlook a pristine lake. Some romantic things to do here at the resort include walking on a pathway overlooking a stream, enjoying a romantic dinner at the restaurant, and setting up a picnic at the nearby tea garden. So, if you’re looking for something different, yet romantic, head to this resort and enjoy the perfect weekend getaway.
Location: Off Kanakapura Main Road
Getting there: Drive down to the resort by taking the Bangalore Mysore Highway.
Distance Away from Bangalore: 40 kilometres
Whether your couple personality leans toward thrill-seeking, sightseeing or total relaxation, Sakleshpur has it all on offer. If you are looking for adventure, choose from zip lining, swimming, rock climbing or trekking. Located in the Western Ghats, this hill station is covered in slopes of tea, coffee and spice plantations and is a pleasure to just stroll around in.
Visit the star-shaped Manjarabad Fort, built in the 18th century for a stunning view of the mountains or take a trek into the biodiverse Bisle Reserve Forest, where, if you are lucky, you may spot birds of a variety of species, snakes and deer.
Sakleshpur is also a great location to go camping, with a number of grounds providing good facilities for nature lovers. The ideal time to visit is during the latter half of the year (November to December) when the temperature is at its finest.
Getting there: You can either take a train or a bus to Sakleshpur.
Distance from Bangalore: Approximately 220 kilometres
Udhagamandalam, also known as Ooty, presents couples with plenty of activities to rekindle romance. For those who love spending time in the outdoors, take a boat ride on the Ooty Lake amidst the calming waters and lush greenery. Or take a walk under the stars at the famous Government Botanical, where you can see ferns, orchids and a fossilized tree. Visit the Rose Garden, which is located on Elk Hill and houses over 2,000 kinds of the sweet smelling flower.
A favourite for most couples who visit Ooty is taking a ride on the famous Nilgiri toy train. For the more adventurous, you can book a horse riding class. If you don’t feel like exploring the great outdoors, there are a number of great restaurants where you can have a cosy, romantic dinner. Some restaurants even host bonfire nights in the winters, which is a perfect setting to get close and cosy with your better half.
Location: Tamil Nadu
Getting there: You can board one of the many government or private buses that depart from Bangalore for Ooty.
Distance from Bangalore: 278 kilometres
Chikmagalur has steadily been gaining popularity as a great getaway for couples. Located a little away from Bangalore, this hill station offers those looking for a romantic getaway with the perfect setting for a mini break from hectic city life.
Here, walk hand in hand up the many mountain paths and experience nature like never before. If you and your partner love to explore the wild, take a jeep safari at the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. The forest is home to elephants, tigers and leopards.
For water lovers, rafting in the Bhadra River is a great option to view the greenery and scenery of the Western Ghats. Or trek up Mullayanagiri peak, a steep trail loved by trekkers. You can even rent mountain bikes to explore the area. Before you leave, don’t forget to shop for the locally grown coffee beans at the National Coffee Research Station – the aromas a sweet reminder of your weekend break when you return home.
Location: Chikmagalur, Karnataka.
Getting there: There are private cars that take you to Chikmagalur, or you can book bus tickets to get there.
Distance from Bangalore: 250 kilometres
Whether it’s trekking and camping, adventure sports or forest trails that catch your fancy or a cozy night by the fire over a delicious meal, there are plenty of options for a change of scene to ignite romance. What is your idea of the perfect romantic getaway spot from Bangalore? Let us know in the comments below.
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