As the New Year approaches, it brings you a good opportunity to travel Karnataka and explore its rich culture. The busy city of Bangalore, apart from the hustle and bustle, is also a place from where you can venture out to chill by the beach or relax amidst the misty air of the hilly regions or even get to experience the safaris feeling closer to the wildlife. So, if you are looking for small getaways, we will explore the happening destinations that are just a couple of hours away from Bangalore to make your New Year classy yet adventurous.
Gokarna, situated about 484 km away from the city, has stunning beaches like Om Beach, Paradise beach etc. It is a perfect place to party hard under the serene night sky by the beach. Besides this, Gokarna offers excellent trekking, paragliding sites and even gives you a great opportunity to experience the magical waters of the Arabian Seas by scuba diving, jet-skiing and snorkelling. Thus, Gokarna packs a stunning experience for the Bangalore weekend travelers.
The hilly landscape of Chikmagalur, the coffee land of Karnataka, is iconic for its tranquil visuals. If you are a lover of lush greenery, this place is ideal for your New Year’s getaway. You can even go trekking, river rafting and explore the Baba Budangiri Caves for a fearless experience. But the exciting part is that Chikmagalur is just a 5-hour drive from Bangalore, making it a favourite Bangalore travel hub.
Dandeli is where you should be spending your New Year for those who love wildlife and earthy forests. Situated on the rocky traces of Western Ghats is a place that offers you the adventures of kayaking, water rafting, and natural Jacuzzi baths. You can even go for safaris and camping amidst the exotic wild sky. Dandeli is about 460km away from Bangalore and is perfect for the Western Ghats wanderers.
Hampi, a world heritage site, is a perfect New Year getaway if you are an art enthusiast and love food. It is just 349 km away from the city and is a place that gives you a culture-filled experience. You will get to see the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire and visit the bustling stalls of delicious food. It has some amazing tourist stays, having a great ambience to chill and party.
A must-visit is the nature adventure camp in Kanakapura, which is about 50 km away from Bangalore. It is an exciting trip where you will experience the rare feelings of camping in wildlife along with trekking, kayaking, coracle riding and zip-lining. Thus, it is a seamless way to ring the New Year with your close ones.
New Year is very important to all of us as it is the time that sets the tone for the year and spending it right is crucial. So, the places mentioned above are accessible and on budget trips, giving you a lifetime of memories.