There are many beautiful hill stations hidden away in the misty hills of western ghats in Karnataka which are ideal for a weekend holiday from Bangalore. Nestled in the western ghats these hill stations offer some spectacular views of the valleys and breathtaking panorama of sun setting against it. Hills covered in tea plantations of Coorg or the ones covered in coffee plantations in Baba Budan Giri turns out to be just the ideal place to enjoy the lighter air of high altitudes near Bangalore.
Baba Budan was a 17th century Sufi, who is said to have introduced coffee to India lived here after who the place is named. Peaks in this range Dattagiri and Mullayanagiri collectively are known as 'Chandradrona Parvatha Shreni'. "Kurinji" blooms in these hill ranges once in every 12 years and the next blooming season is expected in 2018.
Hill Stations of Tamilnadu, Kerala
There are many hill stations arond 300 Kms from Bangalore in the neighbouring states of Tamilnadu and Kerala.
In this section we are including a few of those destinations to offer you more options to choose from.
Karnataka is not renowned for its hill stations probably because it is over shadowed by the magnitude of the importance of the other tourist attractions in its niches. Though Karnataka is the land of temples and archaeological sites there are some mesmerizingly beautiful hill stations near Bangalore which are worth visiting over a weekend break.
The famous hill stations of Kerala and Tamilnadu like Ooty and Munnar are also at perfect distance for a weekend break from Bangalore.