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Amazing Hill Stations Near Bengaluru For a Quick Visit

Written By: Akshatha Vinayak

One common complaint we get to hear about Bengaluru these days is about the rising temperature. Of course, the city regains its cool climate with a splash rain, still most of us prefer for a quick trip on weekends. In summer, anyone would prefer a much greener and a shady environment. So what's better than a hill station? Have a look at some hill stations that are near Bengaluru for a quick escapade!

No one prefers to long-distance travel during weekends. Hence, choosing a place within a short stretch becomes necessary.

Don't worry! Here are some spots that are within easy distance from Bengaluru

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills is probably the most clichéd place near Bengaluru but it never fails to attract people. Any short trip from the city first reminds us of Nandi Hills. Milky clouds, shady trees and monkey friends accompany you here! At a distance of 60km from Bengaluru, Nandi Hills is always worth a visit.

Nandi hills

Monkeying Around in Nandi Hills
Photo Courtesy: kiran kumar.r


A comfortable ride for a distance of 160km, and you are at Yelagiri. A few places and an adventure camp is enough to keep us all engaged at a hill station. Feel relaxed and come back recharged with bursting energy from this trip!


A Trail in Swamimalai Peak
Photo Courtesy: solarisgirl

Horsely Hills

Green hills playing 'hide and seek' with clouds is a visual treat, isn't it? Horsley Hills or Horsley Konda is a string of hills in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. Windy landscapes and incredible viewpoints make you rejuvenated. Horsley Hills is 160km from Bengaluru and it has become one of the best summer destinations in South India.

Horsley hills

Beautiful Stretch of Horsley Hills
Photo Courtesy: Shyamal

BR Hills

Blessed by Lord Ranganatha, Biligirirangana Hills (B R Hills) has retained its charm. The temple amidst greenery is one of the prominent attractions in B R Hills. A day spent in the pristine environment is what you need to de-stress. Pack your bags, head for a beautiful journey of 175km from Bengaluru.

B R hills

Trees at B R Hills
Photo Courtesy: toufeeq hussain


Yercaud is a jewel in the Eastern Ghats of Salem District. 'Yercaud' meaning Lake Forest is a perfect name for this hill station. A vast lake surrounded by dense forest is a pleasure for the eyes. Make a journey of 220km from namma Bengaluru and unwind yourself in the cradle of nature.


Serene Vistas of Yercaud
Photo Courtesy: Thangaraj Kumaravel

Kolli Hills

A ride of about 260km and 70 hairpin bends is all it takes us to reach Kolli Hills. It is comparatively a lesser known hill station in Tamil Nadu. Stunning viewpoints, waterfalls, botanical gardens and a Shiva temple are the spots to visit here. Get set for an enchanting tour towards the Eastern Ghats this weekend!

Kolli hills

A Pond in Kolli Hills
Photo Courtesy: Karthickbala

A day or two amidst nature is enough to feel refreshed. Make a short tour this weekend and have a memorable time.

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