If you are living in a metropolitan city in India and you have a long weekend coming your way, and you are uncertain about which place to explore from where you are, then this blog post might come to your rescue. This post talks about some of the most amazing and eclectic getaways from the five metros namely Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Bangalore with their unique selling propositions. After reading this, you will be in a better position to take a call on as to which exactly is your place and what it has to offer to you. The places I have chosen here are at a distance which can be covered from multiple modes of commute without much hassle.
Places to visit from Mumbai in 3 Days
Mumbai – The Financial, Commercial and Entertainment Capital of India. The city of dreamers and labourers where people comes from every state, some to become actors and some to earn a living. Mumbai never disappoints anyone be it a foreigner visiting Gateway of India or a native sitting on Marine Drive feeling the waves of Arabian Sea. It is the most populous state of India and also the wealthiest state. Let’s see how you can get the best out of a long weekend
5 Sightseeing Places from Mumbai in 3 days
- Matheran- Eco-Friendly Hill Station
- Lonavala- Land of waterfalls and pristine lakes
- Nashik- Wine Capital of India
- Mahabaleshwar- Honeymoon Destination
- Panchgani- British Summer Capital
This is your place if you want to breathe unadulterated fresh air in an environment which gives your tranquillity. Matheran which means “forest on the head” is the smallest but the most famous and most beautiful hill station in India. A great weekend getaway for adventurers and trekkers as well. Matheran must be in your list of places to visit in 3 days.
Did you know– Literacy rate of Matheran is 71% which is higher than the national average of 59.5%
- Distance from Mumbai– 83 km.
- Tourist Attractions– One Tree Hill Point, Echo Point, Charlotte Lake, Toy Train
- Activities– Rock Climbing, Trekking, Horse Riding
- Best Time to Visit– Between October and June
- How to Reach– Direct buses from Mumbai to Matheran. If you are planning by train, then the nearest junction is Neral, from Neral you can quickly get a toy train or a taxi. The nearest airport is in Mumbai which is 100 km from Matheran, from the airport you can get a taxi to Matheran
Tip – There are no vehicles allowed here. You either have to walk or take horses or rickshaws.
Most favoured destination by Mumbaikars to spend a weekend and also for many Bollywood directors to shot a movie scene. A road trip to Lonavala is something you will never forget, such is the journey. It has much more to offer apart from its scenic charms like local markets, outdoor and adventure sports and what not.
- Must Try– Lonavala’s famous Chikki, Walnut Fudge, Sweetmeat
- Distance from Mumbai– 84 km.
- Tourist Attractions– Tiger Leap, Bushi Dam, Korigad Fort, Lonavala Lake, Duke’s Nose
- How to reach– Many direct states and private buses available, cabs is another option if you are going by road. Frequency of trains is also good with 20+ direct trains to reach Lonavala.
- Best Time to Visit– You can visit here between October and May but the best time is in Monsoon season that too the best moment is after the first monsoon rain making it a must to be included in your itinerary for places to visit in 3 days.
For hipster wine connoisseurs, Nashik is tantamount to a research lab for a scientist. Nashik has myriad vineyards giving you several options to taste and satiate your unquenching thirst. You can also then seek forgiveness for the sins you committed by visiting any of the Churches and Temples in Nashik, there are many. Also, for historians or people fond of architectures, there are many caves and historic monuments in Nashik.
Did you know– In February, there is a Sula Wine Fest that happens in Nashik, making it the best time to visit and by all means a perfect stop in places to visit in 3 days from Mumbai.
- Must Try– Sula wine and Missal Pav
- Distance from Mumbai– 168 km
- Tourist Attractions– Sula Vineyard, Pandavleni Caves, York Winery, Trimbakeshwar Temple
- How to reach– By air, there are many flights from Mumbai. By road, there is good connectivity with many direct buses and local cabs. Likewise, 61 direct trains between Mumbai and Nashik.
It is a calm and misty hill destination which has a lot to show to a visitor apart from its alluring evergreen forests. You can start off your journey by walking through the renowned Mapro Farms which are recognized for its fruit jelly and strawberry jam. It is also a pilgrimage site, and many devotees come to pray in Mahabaleshwar Temple and other temples in the vicinity. Venna Lake is another gem, boating and a mini train ride for kids is available there making it a perfect place to be inducted in places to visit in 3 days as it has something for every personality trait.
- Distance from Mumbai– 264 km
- Tourist Attractions– Venna Lake, Arthur Seat, Wilson Point of Sunrise, Mapro Garden
- Activities– Fishing, Sightseeing, Boating, Mountain Biking, Water Sports
- Best Time to Visit– January- December
- How to reach– Direct buses are available from Mumbai. If you are going by train, then Wathar is the nearest junction, from there you can get another taxi or bus to Mahabaleshwar.
This piece of eye candy derived its name from the 5 hills of the Western Ghats that surrounds it. Panchgani can leave you spellbound by the sheer views of the valleys with hills on one end and coastal plains on the other end. One activity you ought to do in Panchgani is paragliding which will enhance your experience there and will surely justify your selection of Panchgani as a place to visit from Mumbai in 3 days.
- Distance from Mumbai– 242 km
- Did you know– Table Land in Panchgani is the second tallest volcanic plateau in Asia.
- Activities and Hotspots– Table Land, Kate’s Point, Paragliding, Photography, Devil’s Kitchen Caves
- Best Time to Visit– the Best season is in winters and during the arrival of summers. September to May is when you can plan your stay here.
- How to reach– The best is you visit Panchgani from Mahabaleshwar as these are just 19 km apart. If you are coming from Mumbai by road, then there are many direct buses to Panchgani, but there are no direct trains to reach here.
Places to visit from Delhi in 3 Days
Delhi- India’s Capital with a big Heart
Colloquially referred to as “Dilwalon ki Dilli” which means it accepts anyone and everyone from any part of India or for that matter from the world and provides them with a livelihood. Delhi has endless tourist attractions like India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid. Besides these places, for a foodie, Delhi has umpteen options from Khan Market to Chandni Chowk.
Famous dish Butter Chicken was invented here. For shopaholics, Delhi has numerous destinations ranging from biggest malls of the country to street side shopping. The best and biggest universities of the country in the likes of Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, All India Institute of Medical Science are present here. To sum up, in one phrase, Delhi has everything for everyone.
And just that if this is not enough then there are many places nearby Delhi for someone to explore on a long weekend. Let’s get to know them,
Sightseeing Places from Delhi in 3 days
- Dalhousie- Little Switzerland of India
- Haridwar-Rishikesh- City of Sages
- Agra- Taj Nagri
- Jim Corbett National Park- The Perfect Wildlife Exploration
This hill station will undoubtedly mesmerize you with its natural scenic beauty and the age-old British flamboyance that it still holds. You can easily spot the British culture in the Victorian style mansions there even today as Dalhousie was one of the famous spots for summer break for the Brits. There is a whole lot of adventure and activities that await you in this gorgeous lush green pollution free hill station.
Did you know– Named after Governor General Lord Dalhousie, it used to be the famous destination for Jawaharlal Nehru and Dalai Lama. Subhash Chandra Bose got stricken with tuberculosis got healthy by drinking the water of Karelanu springs.
- Distance from Delhi– 564 km
- Activities and Hotspots– Khajjar (must go), Panch Pulla, Satdhara Falls, Trekking, Temple visits, Village Tours
- Best Time to Visit– All round the year. Snowfall Season is from December to February.
- How to reach– Unfortunately no direct road connectivity between Delhi and Dalhousie. The nearest railway station is Pathankot which is 80 km away, and you can get a bus or a cab from there to Dalhousie.
Temples, Ghats, Rafting, Camping, Trekking, Yoga Retreats, Shopping, Delectable Delicacies and what not. All this you can find in including the inner peace in this twin national heritage cities of India. Every year, lakhs of pilgrims visit Haridwar to take purify themselves by taking a bath in the holy water and walk on Lakshman Jhula (a famous hanging bridge) which is an experience you should not miss out on. Youngsters prefer Rishikesh for camping and rafting purposes.
- Distance from Delhi– 231 km
- Activities and Hotspots– Ganga Aarti, Rafting, Street Food Trail, Temples, Rajaji National Park, Triveni Ghats
- Best Time to Visit– Late August to Mid-November, February to April. Summers are pretty hot.
- How to reach– There are several direct buses from Delhi. Likewise, many direct trains to Haridwar from the national capital. If you are taking a flight, then it goes till Dehradun Airport and then another bus or cab to Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Probably the favourite location of Mughal Rulers during their stay in India. I don’t think many foreign tourists visit India and doesn’t visit this city in western Uttar Pradesh. Agra is famous for many reasons, but the primary of them is Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan, a Mughal ruler for his wife Mumtaz Mahal in her memory. It is a symbol of love made of rare white marbles that shines even after 381 years of its existence. No wonder it’s one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is a paradise for a historian or someone interested in Mughal culture.
Did you know– Agra is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the form of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. You really can’t afford to miss this – a perfect destination for places to visit in 3 days from Delhi.
- Distance from Delhi– 233 km via road.
- Activities and Hotspots– Taj Mahal (must go), Fatehpur Sikri, Mehtab Bagh, Dolphin Water Park, Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb (Baby Taj)
- Best Time to Visit– Anytime in the year. Monsoon season is usually pleasant. Avoid going on Friday as the Taj Mahal is closed.
- How to reach– There are several direct buses from Delhi. Likewise, many direct trains from Delhi to Agra. If you are taking a flight, then it might not be a direct flight.
4. Jim Corbett National Park
This is India’s oldest and most renowned National Park situated in Uttarakhand state. It was established way back in 1936 spread across an area of 520 square km. Jim Corbett has a diverse range of wildlife species of fauna spread across its area, prominent of them being Royal Bengal Tiger, Deer species and some endangered birds, endemic crocodiles and what not.
- Distance from Delhi– 232 km via road.
- Activities and Hotspots– Jungle Safari Zones like Bijrani Safari Zone which has open grasslands, Jhirna Safari Zone, another important zone, Dhikala Zone for catching a glimpse of exotic fauna, Durga Devi Zone for birdwatchers.
- Things to do– Jeep Safari, Wildlife Spotting, Resort Stay
- Best Time to Visit– Throughout the year. But certain zones are active for a few days in a year.
- How to reach– Direct buses from Delhi to Ramnagar and Jim Corbett. The nearest railway station is Ramnagar which has a direct train from Delhi. A road trip by your own car is anyway the best option.
Places to visit from Chandigarh in 3 Days
Chandigarh- The most planned city
Capital to two of the Northern states of Punjab and Haryana but it isn’t a part of either state. This Union Territory is the best-planned cities of India, you will figure it out once you reach there or ask the natives living there. Chandigarh has many attractive places to visit in the likes of Sukhna Lake, Secretariat, Rock Garden, one of the best places for shopaholics, street food lovers, and cafes. And to top it all, the weather remains pleasant for most time of the year.
Sightseeing Places to Visit from Chandigarh in 3 days
- Manali- Valley of Gods
- Amritsar- Golden City
- Shimla- The British Summer Capital
- Mussoorie- The Queen of Hills
Manali is a perfect holiday destination for everyone be it students on tour, friends on an exploration, couples on a honeymoon or family on a break. Remember the iconic scenes from the movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, all the romance and the scenes were shot in Manali. Also, if you want to experience Nirvana, then go ahead and visit Kasol which is 75 km drive from Manali. Kasol is famous for its local hash, malana cream which attracts tourists from all parts of the world. You will find more foreigners in Kasol than Indians. Accommodation and food options is not at all a problem in Manali.
- Distance from Chandigarh– 303 km via road.
- Activities and Hotspots– Skiing, Hadimba Temple, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Trekking, Camping, Bike Riding
- Best Time to Visit– October to January is a good time as you will get to see the snow in Rohtang Pass. In summers, snow can be found but at very higher altitudes.
- How to reach– The best and quickest commute option is by road if you are driving. The journey is worth a try. You can also take a Volvo sleeper bus to reach Manali. Unfortunately, train and flight option is not feasible due to lack of station and airport due to the terrain.
I would personally recommend this city to everyone, such are the vibes here. The city’s USP is the Golden Temple, a Sikh pilgrimage site where you will be lost in the ambience this place provides. You can take a dip in the holy water here, Langar (food served) is the best you can get anywhere and which is free for everyone. Even for a historian, Amritsar has the Jallianwala Bagh, a place where the massacre happened pre-Independence.
For a connoisseur, you won’t get a better place in India to eat some mouth-watering delicacies, Amritsari Dhabas offers you the best taste. If you want to feel goosebumps, then do pay a visit to the Wagah Border without which a trip to Amritsar is incomplete. You will literally feel a sense of pride while watching the drill performed by the soldiers there and the boisterous crowd in thousands there every day is a cherry on the cake.
Did you know– On an average, close to 80,000-1,00,000 people dine everyday in the free community kitchen in Golden Temple. Person of any cast, religion, nationality can eat here free of cost daily.
- Distance from Chandigarh– 229 km via road.
- Food and Hotspots– Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, Kesar Da Dhaba, Amritsari Naan, Tandoori Chicken and the famous Lassi to digest it all
- Best Time to Visit– October to March is the best time to visit this beautiful city
- How to reach– There are direct buses plying from Chandigarh. You can also catch a direct train to Amritsar which is also a convenient option. A road trip is anyway open.
Does Shimla need an introduction? I don’t think so. It used to be the favourite city for Brits to take a break in summers and thus the name summer capital of India and it still is the most favoured destination for a weekend getaway by Indian families. This capital of Himachal Pradesh is rich in colonial history that still prevails in Shimla’s air. The Mall Road in Shimla is very famous and attracts tourists to explore the street and buy souvenirs from there.
If you have some time left then you can move towards Kufri which is 17 km above Shimla, a hill station covered with snow is another hidden gem that is not fully explored by tourists.
Did you know– Jawaharlal Nehru and Mohammad Ali Jinnah was called by the then Viceroy Lord Wavell to discuss the issue of self-rule in India and giving equal representation to Muslims in 1945
- Distance from Chandigarh– 132 km
- Attractions and Hotspots– Mall Road, Christ Church, Jakhoo Temple, Continental breakfast at Mall Road, Viceregal Lodge
- Best Time to Visit– March to June is a good time as the weather is pleasant. If you want to enjoy the snow, then visit in winters
- How to reach– The fastest way to reach is by a car/cab. The pocket-friendly commute to reach Shimla is by a State Transport Bus from Chandigarh. The nearest airport is Jubbarhatti which is 22 km away from Shimla.
Also See: Shimla vs Munnar
A perfect retreat away from the cacophony of the bustling crowd in the metropolitan cities. If you are desperate for a break from the mundane existence and fed of the routine work, then plan a weekend getaway to Mussoorie in Uttarakhand. This hill station is full of natural charm, adventure activities, falls, shopping streets, temples and everything you can ask for. Also, a trendy place for honeymoon couples.
- Distance from Chandigarh– 202 km
- Attractions and Activities– Mall Road, Kempty Falls, Horse Riding, Trekking, Sightseeing, Shopping, Cloud End
- Best Time to Visit– May-July is a good time to visit
- How to reach– No direct flights or trains are available on this route. Road option is the most convenient option, you can take a cab from Chandigarh. Else, you can drive in your own car with your family, friends and enjoy the journey
Places to visit from Kolkata in 3 Days
Kolkata- The City of Joy
Kolkata used to be India’s capital in the British Era and was a major trading hub. The region is rich in colonial history and British style architecture and has given many gems to the country in the likes of the Great Rabindranath Tagore, Sourav Ganguly, Kishore Kumar to name a few. Kolkata’s culture defines itself, and the yearly Durga Puja is something that is something unique. Kolkata was the first Indian city to have a metro connecting the places inside the city.
That old charm still persists in the city. Howrah Bridge will leave you speechless by its beauty in the evening. There is this saying that perfectly defines this city, “If you want a city with a soul, come to Calcutta.” Kolkata is quite vivacious as the sun sets and the food here will attract you, even more, giving you another reason to stay here for one more day.
There are umpteen options to explore for a 3-day visit if you’re in Kolkata, some of these are,
Sightseeing Places from Kolkata in 3 days
- Varanasi- The City of Ghats
- Darjeeling- Queen of the Himalayas
- Gangtok- Unexplored Heaven
- Puri- One of the Four Abodes
Varanasi is 5000 years old, as claimed by many is the Oldest City in the World. It also is known as Banaras and Kashi is situated at the banks of river Ganga making it one of the most sacrosanct pilgrimage centres in the country and the most favourable pilgrimage destination in India. Varanasi is famous for its Ghats, and there are 88 Ghats here in total. Ganga Aarti happens twice a day in the early morning and in the evening on these Ghats, this experience of Mahaa Aarti will give you goosebumps, such are the vibes there.
Lord Buddha is believed to have founded Buddhism here, making it a sacred place for Buddhists as well. This is somewhat distant from Kolkata but the place will leave you spellbound, and one must include Varanasi in the places to visit from Kolkata in 3 days.
- Distance from Kolkata– 675 km
- Attractions and Activities– Ganga Aarti, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Panchganga Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Banarasi Silk Sarees
- Best Time to Visit– November-February is a good time to visit, but that goes with a caveat that the temperature can fall up to 5* C.
- How to reach– There are more than 10 direct trains between Kolkata and Varanasi. There is a direct flight also between these two locations. However, there are no direct buses, you need to change one bus in Bihar.
Also See: Places to visit in Varanasi in 2 days
Renowned for its tea estates, if you are a tea lover like me, then you ought to visit Darjeeling. Some of the tea estates here are more than 160 years old. You can have a view of Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill, you will carry this visual in your eyes wherever you go as you see the different shades of snow-capped K2 as the sun rises. Darjeeling also has the presence of several Buddhist Monasteries where you can spend some peaceful quality time.
Did you know– Darjeeling is home to Asia’s largest ropeway which is Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Ropeway that takes you through the clouds.
- Distance from Kolkata– 617 km by road and 490 km is the aerial distance
- Attractions and Activities– Toy Train (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Darjeeling Ropeway, Tiger Hill, Nightingale Park, Happy Valley Tea Estate
- How to reach– There are no direct flights to Darjeeling, the nearest airport is in Bagdogra from where you can take a taxi. If you are opting for a train, then the nearest station is Jalpaiguri and a taxi from there to Darjeeling.
One of the least hyped and less known wonder in India present in its North Eastern part as the state capital of Sikkim. Gangtok. It started way back in 1840 as a pilgrimage site for Buddhists, but today it welcomes everyone from any part of the country even monks from Tibet and diaspora from Nepal. Gangtok has many attractions for a traveller and can attract anyone by its mesmerizing prismatic beauty, and the pleasant weather it offers makes it one of the best places to visit on 3 days from Kolkata.
Did you know– Sikkim is home to Asia’s second largest suspension bridge, The Singshore Bridge and you can spot cute little Red Pandas over here as well.
- Distance from Kolkata– 671 km
- Attractions and Activities– Nathu La Pass, Tsomgo Lake, Rumtek Monastery, MG Road, Ganesh Tok, White Water Rafting
- Best time to visit– If you can bear low temperatures and love snow then visit here in winters. If you want to experience the greenery, then plan in summers. However, the peak season is from September to June.
- How to reach– There are many trains including Shatabdi Express which will drop you at Jalpaiguri station from there you can take a taxi or a bus to Gangtok. The nearest airport is in Bagdogra which is 124 km away from Gangtok, you can get a cab or a taxi
Also See: Top 8 Monasteries in Gangtok
Situated on the Bay of Bengal in the Eastern state of Odisha, Puri or Jagannath Puri is highly revered as it happens to be one of the pilgrimage sites out of the Chaar Dhaam (Four Abodes) in the Hindu Mythology. Because of this, it draws millions of devotees every year, especially during the Ratha Yatra (Juggernaut/Chariot) festival. Apart from its religious significance, Puri also has beaches, Libraries, some delicious cuisine, lakes. If you have time, you can also visit the state capital Bhubaneswar which is 60 km from Puri.
Did you know– Puri is the place where Lord Shiva used to rest which makes it a sacred place
- Ideal Time to visit– June-July when the Ratha Yatra takes place. April-June is pretty hot there. Winters are also an excellent time to visit Puri
- Distance from Kolkata– 497 km
- Attractions and Activities– Jagannath Puri, Puri Beach, Chilika Lake, Gundicha Temple, District Museum, Raghunandana Library, Ratha Yatra Festival
- How to reach– Take a flight from Kolkata to reach Bhubaneswar and then a bus or a taxi to Puri. There are direct trains and direct buses that run regularly between Kolkata and Puri.
Places to visit from Bangalore in 3 Days
Bengaluru- Silicon Valley of India
You aren’t a real techie if you haven’t been to this place. Bangalore is the third most populous city and is the state capital of Karnataka in Southern Part of India. Bangalore has pleasant weather with lots of shopping malls, lakes, rooftop cafes, and pubs with live music, street food, skyscrapers, temples, parks, company headquarters and almost everything you can ask for. After the emergence of IT sector in India, Bangalore transformed from the Garden City of India to the IT Capital of India. It was also voted as the most liveable city in India.
There are many places to visit in 3 days from Bangalore, few of the best picks are described below,
Places to Visit from Bangalore in 3 days
- Coonoor & Ooty- Queen of Nilgiris
- Pondicherry- Paris of the East
- Coorg- Scotland of India
- Munnar- Kashmir of South India
1. Coonoor & Ooty
Coonoor and Ooty are just 21 km away making this serene duo as the best places to visit in 3 days from Bangalore. They are one of the best places in down South around Bangalore to spend a quiet weekend getaway. The mild breeze with foggy weather makes it eye appealing for a traveller. You can also indulge in outdoor activities like trekking, hiking, sightseeing etc. In Coonoor, you must climb the Doddabetta Mountain which is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills and enjoy and capture an eye-candy view of the Nilgiris.
Did you know– Ooty’s Ootacamund Club is the birthplace of the Snooker Game. Coonoor has the steepest railway system in Asia
- Ideal Time to visit– Peak season is from April to June and from September to November. But, this is a year-round vacation destination
- Distance from Bangalore– 273 km
- Attractions and Activities– Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden, Doddabetta, Stone House, Trekking, Hiking, Coonoor Tea Gardens, Sim Park, Lady Canning Seat
- How to reach– By air, there is a flight from Bangalore to Coimbatore and then a taxi from Coimbatore to Ooty. Overnight direct buses from Bangalore to Ooty. The nearest railway station from Ooty is Mettupalayam which is 40 km from Ooty, from there you can quickly get a taxi to Ooty. The best journey is by road with your car since you would get to see forest areas and stunning scenery on the way which is a worthy ride
Also See: Places to visit in Ooty and Kodaikanal
Referred by many as The French Riviera of the East, Pondicherry is full of life and lovely vibes. A good option for honeymoon couples as well to make some memories here, click them and cherish them for a lifetime. You can still find French remains here in Pondicherry. If you are a beach lover and want to explore some quiet, serene and clean beaches, then this is your best place to visit in 3 days from Bangalore. Why spent lakhs and visit France when you can get to see Mini France in India itself with less than one-tenth of the expenditure. Auroville, a French town in Pondicherry is a must go if you are visiting Pondicherry, without which your trip is incomplete.
Did you know– There is a Ganesh Temple in Pondicherry which is believed to be there even before the French came here.
- Ideal Time to visit– the Best time to visit Pondicherry is from October to March. Summers are quite hot here.
- Distance from Bangalore– 308 km
- Attractions and Activities– Swimming, Scuba Diving, Beach Sports, Aurobindo Ashram, Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, Paradise Beach, Auroville, Old Lighthouse
- How to reach– You can take a direct flight from Bangalore to Pondicherry, else take a trip to Chennai then a bus/taxi to Pondicherry. There is a direct train from Bangalore to Pondicherry. Local state buses are also available on this route.
Also See: Places to visit in Pondicherry in 2 days
Famous for its lush green scenery, coffee and tea plantations, misty hills, Coorg is the best destination for a 3 day visit from Bangalore. Coorg has Abbey Falls that can entice anyone, sunset point in the form of Raja’s seat. It also offers sightseeing options in the form of historic Madikeri Fort, a famous Buddhist Monastery, and Golden Temple. Without Tadiandamol Trek, a trip to Coorg is akin to a lentil without spices. Coorg has white water rafting, trekking and many other such outdoor activities. All these attractions justify the sobriquet given to Coorg, “The Scotland of India.”
- Ideal Time to visit– Best time to visit Coorg is in the October-March period which is suitable for adventure activities. June-September are offseason due to heavy rainfall
- Distance from Bangalore– 265 km
- Attractions and Activities– Trekking, Rafting, Camping, Abbey Falls, Raja’s Seat, Barapole River, Brahmagiri Hills, Tadiandamol Peak, Namdroling Monastery, Coffee Plantation Visit
- How to reach– By air, the nearest airport is Mangalore which is 160 km from Coorg, you can get a taxi/bus to reach Coorg. By road, there are many direct state-run buses from Bangalore to Coorg. The nearest railway station is Mysore which is 95 km from Coorg. Again, the best journey is a road trip from Bangalore
A weekend getaway from the routine life to one of the gems in the God’s own country is soothing. The jaw-dropping landscapes with a perfect climate and extensive greenery with flora and fauna of diverse categories. What more you can ask from a place. And if this is not enough you can enjoy several waterfalls present in Munnar; there are many plantations, local markets for shopping, rose garden, photo point, national park safari, tea museum and bountiful such attractions. If you like to feel the adrenaline pump, indulge in adventurous activities like rock climbing, trekking and boating.
- Ideal Time to visit– Throughout the year. Though, winters are the best time to visit Munnar. Avoid in the rainy season
- Distance from Bangalore– 265 km
- Attractions and Activities– Cheeyappara, Valara, Attukadu waterfall, Eravikulam National Park Safari, Echo Point, Kundala Dam and Lake, Pothamedu View Point
- How to reach– The nearest airport is in Kochi which is 110 km away from Munnar, you can get a cab to Munnar. Likewise, the nearest railway station is Aluva and Ernakulam which are again 100+ km from Munnar; you can take a taxi to reach Munnar from there. There are few direct buses as well from Bangalore to Munnar
Also See: 11 stunning Places to visit in Munnar
So, these were some of our best picks under the Best Places to visit in 3 days from the above-mentioned metros. There is a caveat attached with it, this is just an exhaustive list, and there are many more places which can be chosen to spend your weekend. We have shown the places which are most favoured, perfect for all age groups, culturally significant, historically relevant and above everything serene, tranquil and eye pleasing with lots and lots of adventure. Hope this will help you in choosing the right place to spend the weekend with your family and friends.