Best weekend escapes

Best weekend escapes

Check out the best weekend escapes for this week...

Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills: About 160 km from Bengaluru, in Chitoor district, lies the picturesque hill station of Horsley Hills. It’s situated at an altitude of 4,100 feet and has lush vegetation and pleasant climate throughout the year. In the Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary here, you can get up, close and personal with wildlife.

Lepakshi: Located just 125 km away from Bengaluru, Lepakshi has lots to offer in terms of temples and architecture. Heard about the famous hanging pillar? You can find that right here. If nothing else, visit the famed Lepakshi Temple for its intricate architecture and mural paintings.

Sakleshpur: Sakleshpur, about 223 km from Bengaluru, is laden with coffee, spice plantations and lush greenery. Visit the star-shaped Manjarabad Fort, the 600-year-old Sakleshpur Temple, take a dip under Manjehalli Waterfalls, or simply trek to Agni Gudda Hill and become one with the clouds.

Masinagudi: About 243 km from Bengaluru, Masinagudi is one of the easily accessible places for tourists. Either go the lazy way and set up a camp here. Or, head out on a safari in Bandipur or Mudumalai national parks. Don’t miss out on Theppakadu Elephant Camp, the perfect spot to know more about the pachyderms.