Carpe Diem buddy! Release some stress off your head this weekend by planning for a getaway to any one of these awe inspiring camping sites around Bangalore. Even if you aren’t a native or a resident of the city, at least you’d know how to judiciously use those cheap flight tickets on offer during the festive rush, right?

Manchinbele

Photo: Bhonsley

Photo: Bhonsley

If you are an adventurous soul, with some inclination towards the enchanting aesthetics of nature, then Manchinbele should be your go-to weekend destination. Suitable for both water and land activities, at Manchinbele, camping and adventure go hand in hand. Surfing, sailing, trekking, and much more await enthusiasts like you at this scenic destination, which is at a stone’s throw distance from the city centre and is an ideal choice for a one day trip from Bangalore.

Distance from Bangalore: 45 kms

Kalhatty

Photo source: Go Roadtrip

Photo source: Go Roadtrip

After a soothing drive of 4 and a half hours from Bangalore, if a picturesque view of the Nilgiris overlooking a thick green vault of flora and fauna welcomes you, all the worldly tensions vanish in the air, isn’t it? While planning a trip to Kalhatty, make sure you carry your camping essentials along. After that, all you need to do is just pitch your camping tent, and watch the beauty of nature’s elements unfold gracefully right in front of your eyes.

Distance from Bangalore: 264 kms

Bananthi Betta

This one could be a lesser known delight for some, but a camping sojourn at Bananthi Betta can literally induce vitality into those worked up nerves of the brain. This little hamlet is for those who are seeking some solace from the humdrums of city life, and wish to spend some time close to the warmth of Mother Nature. There are other trekking and hiking options in and around Bangalore which include the mainstreams as well as offbeat places like the Bananthi Betta itself.

Distance from Bangalore: 62 kms

Votecad Nature Camp

Photo source: Votecad Nature Camp

Photo source: Votecad Nature Camp

The Votecad Nature Camp is a blissful hive close to nature, with dollops of fun and adventure elements that make it one of the best weekend getaways from Bangalore. Try it! It is one of the most picturesque sites around Bangalore, embellished with dense forests, small rivulets and coffee estates. Woah, doesn’t that sound refreshing?

Distance from Bangalore: 250 kms

Written by Mehak Malhotra for Ixigo

Feature Photo: Votecad Nature Camp