If you don’t plan ahead, it can be difficult to travel over New Year’s Eve weekend in Bangalore. People are often disappointed by the high prices of airline tickets and the sold-out hotels. We have compiled a list with the best party places to visit in Bengaluru for your last-minute New Years Eve plans. These places range from beaches to heritage towns, nature preserves, picturesque hills stations, and heritage cities.
These are the top seven weekend getaways from Bengaluru that will bring in the New Year.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its stunning Vijayanagara Empire ruins as well as its amazing natural landscape. Because there are so many things to do in Hampi, the winter season is the best time to visit. After visiting Hampi’s ruins and browsing the Hampi Bazaar, we recommend a village tour with Explore Hampi. Stay at Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace. The opulent building boasts stunning Indo-Islamic architecture and well-appointed suites. The Jal Mahal suite features an outdoor shower and private pool. It is a must-see.
Nagarahole National Park
Nagarahole National Park is located five hours from Bengaluru in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Winter is the best time to visit this escape, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. This area is home to tigers and sloth bears as well as striped hyenas and water birds. Serai Kabini is a great place to stay. Serai Kabini is an ideal place to relax after a long day of seeing animals in their natural habitat. As your accommodation, we recommend choosing a home with a pool or a villa on the riverfront.
Ooty, a hill community in the Nilgiri hills, was established as a summer retreat for the British Raj. It is known for its extensive tea plantations. However, it is also home to a variety of tourist attractions, such as the Ooty Lake and St. Stephen’s Church. Savoy – IHCL SeleCtions is a good place to stay in Ooty. Savoy is a landmark in Ooty’s foggy hills. It was built in 1829. You can travel back in time and experience colonial life with high tea in afternoon, croquet on lawns, spa treatments and single malts by fireplace: this is the perfect New Year’s Eve celebration.
Bengaluru, also known as the Scotland of India, is only a five-hour drive from Coorg. This coffee-producing hill community is located along the Western Ghats and will allow you to reconnect with nature. While in Coorg, visit the Pushpagiri Wildlife sanctuary, Dubare Elephant Camp and Abbey Falls. Also, Namdroling Monastery and Madikeri Fort are all within reach. If you are interested in adventure sports, then the Barapole River is a good place to go whitewater rafting. Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa is a great place to stay in Coorg. The property has 62 rooms, suites and villas. It is located in Madikeri, Coorg’s 180-acre rainforest.
Chikmagalur is a hill station that is known for its lush vegetation, tea and coffee plantations. This location is popular for its spectacular trails, including those of the Baba Budangiri or Mullayanagiri mountain. You can either camp under the stars, or walk through a tea plantation for relaxation. The town is home to the Horanadu Temple and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. It also has the Coffee Museum and Sharadamba Temple. Stay until: am Accommodations and Activities – Arabidacool bungalow. Built in 1914, the Arabidacool Bungalow is located in Chikmagalur’s Mylemoney Estate. Mylemoney Estate is home to rare coffee varieties. It is located close to Mullayanagiri which is the highest peak in the area. The bungalow is surrounded by coffee plantations and dense, green forests, which are home to many species of wildlife.
In India’s southeast coast is a former French colony called Puducherry. Enjoy a stroll through Puducherry’s French Quarter’s boulevard-town area, relax on Promenade Beach and explore the Pondicherry Botanical Garden. Stop by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. The Kariappa House is located close to the French Quarter. Kariappa House offers curated tours, cooking classes and pottery classes to its guests.
Coonoor is the second-largest hill station of the Nilgiris, at 1839m. The town is home to tea plantations, and the mild climate can last all year. For the best views of the rolling hills, visit the tea plantations or the many lookout points in Coonoor.
Gateway Coonoor, IHCL SeleCtions – Where to Stay. The 1857-built hotel blends traditional charm and modern conveniences. Visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational activities at The Gateway Coonoor. It has 32 rooms and 4 suites.