Best hill stations to visit near Bengaluru this summer

May 25, 2024

By: Ayush Mehrotra

Nandi Hills

Located just about 60 kilometres from Bengaluru, Nandi Hills is a popular weekend getaway known for its scenic beauty, pleasant weather, and historic significance. It offers breathtaking views of the sunrise and sunset.

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Known as the "Scotland of India," Coorg is renowned for its lush greenery, coffee plantations, mist-covered hills, and cascading waterfalls. It's around 250 kilometres away from Bengaluru and offers a perfect retreat into nature.

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Famous for its coffee estates, Chikmagalur is about 240 kilometres from Bengaluru. It's surrounded by the Western Ghats and offers stunning landscapes, trekking trails, and serene homestays amidst nature.

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Although a bit farther away at around 270 kilometres from Bengaluru, Ooty is one of the most popular hill stations in South India. Known for its tea gardens, picturesque lakes, and cool climate, Ooty is a favourite among honeymooners and nature enthusiasts.

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Close to Ooty, Coonoor offers a quieter and less touristy alternative. It's famous for its tea plantations, scenic viewpoints, and the heritage Nilgiri Mountain Railway.

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Located around 215 kilometres from Bengaluru, Yercaud is a tranquil hill station in the Eastern Ghats. It's known for its lush greenery, orange groves, and the serene Yercaud Lake.

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Situated in Kerala, Wayanad is approximately 280 kilometres away from Bengaluru. It's known for its dense forests, wildlife sanctuaries, spice plantations, and picturesque waterfalls.

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