Weekend getaways from Bengaluru are quite a thing for the local folks. If you’re looking for a place to get away from everything, these ten spots will have you covered — some close to the city, others making for a scenic drive.
Best weekend getaways from Bengaluru –
Earth Kitchen, started as a weekend bistro and is now a homestay. The main focus has always been on ensuring a relaxing experience with peace being the primary draw. The food is their USP, and it is the highlight of the stay as they offer a selection of home-cooked gourmet menus from across the world. The farm forest where Earth Kitchen is located is the full-time home of owners Arathi and Naved.
To ensure safety in these times, they have at least a one week gap between guests staying in a particular room. Guest occupancy is currently limited to 60 per cent. The design of the guest cottage with five double-occupancy rooms and attached bathrooms is such that no interactions between different groups of guests can take place.
Don’t miss: Walk with Arathi around the property and pick fruits right off the trees and enjoy them.
Location: Nrityagram Rd, Nrithyagram, Hesaraghatta, Karnataka 560088
Contact: +91 99166 68738
If you are looking for an escape from the city that is not a long drive away, it cannot get better than Stonehouse Farm. This green oasis is aesthetically-designed – you will find a lot of greenery, friendly dogs, lots of birds, and even a treehouse. The property offers four rooms that ensure privacy. It gives you a chance to book the space for yourself and a small group as well. Not to mention a lovely pool as well. Packages can be customised to your needs.
Don’t miss: The wood-fired pizzas that Krishna makes.
Contact: +91 89716 23237
This farm resort promises peace and tranquillity. The property has six cottages for your choose from. You will be welcomed with the traditional aarti. The architecture around is aesthetic – do look out for the statue of Lord Buddha under the Banyan tree, the beautiful swimming pool, and the amphitheatre. Being one with nature is the key here. The resort offers organic and sustainable products and focuses on health. It practices a zero-waste policy too. It offers various amenities such as a library and lounge, adventure games like rope walk and zip-lining, and much more. Packages are inclusive of vegetarian food.
Don’t Miss: Ask for the moonlight barbecue. You will love the experience.
Location: Thorebyrasandram, Nelamangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562123
Contact: +91 95352 40240
Le Roma Gardenia offers eclectic decor and ambient greenery, perfect for a weekend getaway from Bengaluru. The open space allows you to rejuvenate with yoga/meditation or even simple strolling around the expansive lawns and widespread trees can be therapeutic. A large group/ family could book the entire place. Packages are inclusive of meals. You could choose thematic accommodation like Euphoria with Moroccan themed rooms; Boho with Bohemian themed spaces and Solitaire – presidential suites with a Balinese bar, lounge, and private swimming pool.
Don’t Miss: The property offers a spa on call.
Location: Avalahalli estate, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064
Contact: +91 73497 97979
Hoop-in-Kai is the agri-tourism company under Dee Mandala Farms. Experience a rustic farm stay over an expanse of 100+ acres. Highlights include long nature walks, picturesque views, open skies, star gazing, and farming experience. The space offers a cottage with three rooms accommodating up to 9 people. On weekends, guests can opt for the entire cottage and the 100+ acres to themselves, which includes three meals for eight guests. Rooms are on a twin sharing basis, and packages come inclusive or exclusive of food.
Don’t miss: Farm fresh produce.
Location: Dee Mandala Farms, Kuntbommanahalli, Karnataka 562111
Contact: +91 99702 56379
Chiguru Farm is a 15-acres active organic farm and grows different fruits like banana, mango, litchi, chikku, guava, rose apple, pomegranate, figs, etc. It also has rare honeybees, desi cows, sheep, and earthworms to aid organic farming. The property is not a resort and doesn’t aim to be one. They offer guided farm tours where guests can pick and taste the seasonal fruits and play with the farm animals. The food is rustic and vegetarian. Guests can opt for day trips or stay-overs. There are three rooms accommodating a maximum of three families or 12 people. You can consider booking the space for yourself, for workations and long-term stays.
Don’t miss: The opportunity to play rural games like lagori, buguri, and chowkabara
Location: Dodduru, Therubeedi Village, Maralawadi Hobli, Kanakapura Taluk, MDR703, Bilikal Forest, Karnataka 562121
Contact: +91 98452 58575
Suki Farm is close to the Bangalore-Mysore highway and is an ideal diversion to take. The space offers three bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a kitchen, and two sit-outs. There is also a dormitory arrangement that is made on the first floor with seven beds, with a sleeping capacity for 16 people. A large dining hall and a lush green lawn to boot as well. Small groups can consider renting out the space for themselves. Ideal for families and small get-togethers. Food can be ordered against additional charges.
Don’t miss: The covered cricket pitch and a shuttle court.
Location: Bengaluru-Mysore Highway, Mudigere, Channapatna, Karnataka 562160
Contact: +91 98453 91001
Located in the heart of Madikeri, Gowri Nivas is a homestay that embodies the beauty of Coorg. The property offers two double rooms, accommodating six adults on a sharing basis. You have lush greenery around, lots of walking space, and are close to the sights if you would like to explore a bit. Experience Kodava hospitality at its best here.
Don’t miss: Ask for a tour of the estate that is around 40km away.
Location: New extension, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201
Contact: +91 94484 93833
It’s been a decade since Mugilu first opened its doors. This lovely estate is quite literally the last estate on the block and looks over a lovely hill that hides a little stream. Four cottages, built on stilts, each one with a colour theme that ensures you wake up swathed in beautiful shades of the sunrise. The food is homely yet sumptuous. And best of all – it’s pet-friendly, and so your pooches can have a blast here as well. The space is ideal for small families and packages are inclusive of food.
Don’t Miss: If you wait for it, each morning you will hear the sound of a woodpecker hard at work in the distance.
Location: Bugadahalli Village, kyanahalli post, Sakleshpur, Karnataka 573134
Contact: +91 98450 08875
If you are considering a long drive out of Bengaluru, then you may want to check out this place. Greenland Jungle Stay offers four rooms, two dormitories, and even offers tented accommodation. Packages are inclusive of meals. “We are spread over six acres and give you the best of the Western Ghats and nature in terms of experience. The property is in the midst of an evergreen jungle. The accommodation in a converted heritage home and the food is traditional North Karnataka fare,” explains Naresh Joshi, owner.
Don’t miss: The wooden house.
Location: Pradhani, Karnataka 581363
Contact: +91 77606 16599
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