Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The capital of Karnataka, Bangalore, or Bengaluru, is nicknamed the Garden City due to the vast variety of parks and open spaces for residents and visitors. One of India’s most populated cities, Bangalore is one of the world’s quickest emerging tech spaces and has been dubbed as India’s Silicon Valley. A cultural melting pot, Bangalore boasts of a culture and diversity like none other. Moreover, visitors can always feel at home at the many hotels in Bangalore.
Bangalore also has plenty of natural wonders where you can kick back and relax over the weekend. There are picture-perfect waterfalls scattered close to the city, and can all be accessed with a short drive. Best of all, you can turn your visits to these waterfalls into weekend getaways by staying at one of the many hotels in Bangalore. Here’s a few must visit waterfalls:
Muthyala Maduvu, also known as Pearl Valley, is a small waterfall about 40 kms away from Bangalore. Secluded and nestled in a valley, the best time to visit is during the monsoons. This waterfall is easily accessible by road and makes for a perfect day trip with family and friends.
A popular choice for many travellers, Chunchi Falls is one of the most visited tourist places in Bangalore. You can spend the night at a hotel in Bangalore, and then drive up there in the morning. The water drops from a height of around 100 feet, and pools into a small rock formation, creating a natural swimming pool. As the place gets crowded over the weekend, it is advisable to visit during the week if your schedule permits.
Slightly far from Bangalore, the Kaigal Falls are a haven for nature lovers. With cascading water all year round, the falls are also home to plenty of birds, shrubs, trees and wildlife. While the waterfall is perennial, the best time to visit is during the monsoon, when the falls are in full force. However, there isn’t any accommodation nearby, so your best bet is to take up a hotel in Bangalore.
One of the most popular destinations in Karnataka, the Shivanasamudra Falls is a favourite for weekend getaways from Bangalore, with many watch points to take in the beautiful scenery. The best time to visit is between July to January, while August to October is the peak season.