79 Hill Stations Near Bangalore

Hills stations are the perfect option for a weekend getaway from the busy city life. There are numerous hill stations near Bangalore which are perfect for a weekend road trip. The nearest hill station is Nandi hills which is at a distance of just 45km from Bengaluru. If you are looking for longer drives, there is Hogenakkal, Yelagiri, Ooty, Chikmagalur, Kodaikanal. Scroll down to see our list of hill stations along with the guides, distance, routes and photos.

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Nandi Hills

45 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Nandi Hills

Best Time: October to June

Nandi Hills is a hill station in Karnataka. It is a popular one-day trip destination from Bangalore.  There are temples, a bungalow and a Kalyana Mantap on top of the hill. It gets its name from the ancient Nandi or bull which is meant to be the mount of Lord Shiva. These hills are the source of the rivers Palar, Arkavati, and Pennar. It was one of the Tipu's summer retreats. There are about 1,200 steps laid from the foot of the hill to reach the top. B...

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Chikballapur

53 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Chikballapur

Best Time: June-February

Chikballapur town lies around 57 km from Bangalore, Karnataka and is the district head office of the Chikballapur region. This district, which was beforehand a piece of Kolar area, has many captivating vacation spots giving chances to touring, trekking and exploring nature as well as man-made attractions. There are numerous places like Nandi Hills, Skandagiri Hills, Temples of Bhoganandishwara and Yoganandiswara which are known for its intricate design ...

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Hogenakkal

97 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Hogenakkal

Best Time: October to March

Hogenakkal (also known as Marikottayam) is a waterfall on Kaveri river in Tamil Nadu - Karnataka border. Hogenakkal is at a distance of 180km from Bangalore which makes it an ideal weekend getaway destination. The word Hogenakkal means smoking rocks. Hogenakkal is famous for its basket boats. Hogenekkal has been developed as a proper tourist destination only in recent years. It can be visited throughout the year except during the monsoon as the water wi...

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Yelagiri

121 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Yelagiri

Best Time: November-February

In the state of Tamil Nadu, 93 km away from Vellore, there reclines the arcadia famously known as Yelagiri. The town is also known as “Poor Man’s Ooty”. It is a small hill-station located in between Jolarpettai and Vaniyambadi. It is rich in terms of culture and blessed by natural beauty. This hill-station is quite well-known for many decades, since the British colonial days. The hill station is spread over 30 km2. The village of Yelagiri is surrounded ...

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Kotagiri

190 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Kotagiri

Best Time: December- February

Kotagiri, als known as Kothagiri, in a hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu. It falls in the Nilgiri District. It is a moderately populated and the third largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills. The different villages that fall in the territory of the hill station are Hittakkal, Aracode, Denad, Hallimoyar, Jackanarai etc. The term Kotagiri means line of mountain of the Kotas. The hills station used to be the summer resort of the British and has one...

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Bellikkal

191 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Bellikkal

Best Time: June to September

A humble hamlet lolling in the south of Sigur Plateau in the state of Tamil Nadu, Bellikkal is an enthralling hill station. Discovered at an elevation of 5,500 ft, it is girded by Nilgiris of the Western Ghats of the state. Bellikkal is one of the ideal places where you can unwind totally in the lap of nature and encounter the enchanting mountains that will take your breath away. Rather than begetting a number of sites to offer, it will overwhelm you by...

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Ooty

200 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Ooty

Best Time: October-June

Ooty also known by its former name "Udagamandalam" is a theme based hill station in South India, the hill station is about 3 hours away from Coimbatore and is a really popular point of attraction in Tamil Nadu.The city welcomes thousands of visitors every month.Although the best time to visit Ooty is during the early winter season as the temperature is moderate and it makes it just a perfect time for sightseeing in Ooty. The scenic Nilgiri Hills adds up...

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Coonoor

200 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Coonoor

Best Time: October- March

Coonoor is a hill station located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It falls in the Nilgiris district. The hill station falls on the way from Coimbatore to Ooty. The main attractions at the place for tourists are Sim’s Park, Dolphin’s Nose, Catherine Falls, Lamb’s Rock, Droog Fort, Law’s Falls etc. The nearest city to the hill station is Coimbatore, which is located at a distance of around 70 km. It is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris, after Oo...

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Chikmagalur

201 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Chikmagalur

Best Time: Throughout the year

Chikmagalur (literally means The Land of Younger Daughter) is one of the most popular hill stations in Karnataka. It is known for its vast coffee plantations and in fact is the first place in India to cultivate coffee. Chikmagalur is a popular weekend getaway from Bangalore as it is just 240km ( can be covered in about 3-4 hours ) away. It is in the foothills of Mullayanagiri range. Sightseeing includes Bhadra Wildlife sanctuary which is a tiger reserve...

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Coorg

206 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Coorg

Best Time: October to March

Coorg ( also knows as Kodagu ) is a popular hill station in Karnataka. It is a popular weekend getaway destination from Bangalore and Mysore. Coorg is known for coffee plantations, forests, rivers and hills. Coorg is one of the top destinations in Karnataka Tourism. It is among the places in India which receive the highest rainfall. River Cauvery originates near Talacauvery in Kodagu. Coorg has a weather which is pleasant throughout the year which makes...

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Kemmanagundi

210 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Kemmanagundi

Best Time: September-February

Sophisticated beauty with elegance in its every wake and well maintained natural surroundings makes Kemmanagundi the hill station of your dreams. Lying in Tarikere Taluk of Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, this beautiful hill station was once the summer palace of the Maharaja of Mysore Sri Krishnarajendra Giridhama, hence also giving the hill station its name of Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station in honor of his highness. The hill station is surround...

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Madikeri

210 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Madikeri

Best Time: October-February

When one hears the word ‘hill station’, Madikeri is one place that comes to mind. Lush greenery, lofty hillocks and lovely weather are not enough to describe this town, that is a part of the Kodagu or Coorg district. It sits on the eastern part of the Western Ghats, aptly known as the ‘Scotland of India’. Madikeri, being 260 km from Bangalore, constitutes a very unique culture and people. The people of this hill town speak Kodava Takk, a language spec...

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Kalpetta

223 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Kalpetta

Best Time: October-March

Wrapped in the fragrance of coffee, amidst the lush greenery ambience, Kalpetta is a small yet one of the beautiful towns of Kerala. The quaint place is situated on the altitude range of 780m above the sea level, giving a mesmerizing view of the city. Kalpetta is not only nature coated place but also mark per se as an ancient religious town with many temples built in the city. This is a splendid weekend getaway spot as it is surrounded by the mountaino...

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Coimbatore

228 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Coimbatore

Best Time: September- March

Coimbatore, also known as Kovai and Coyamuthur, is located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It falls in the Coimbatore district. The city is located on the banks of Noyyal River. It is the second largest city with respect to area and population in Tamil Nadu. It is the administrative capital of the Coimbatore district. It is the largest exporters of jewellery, wet grinders and auto components. There are various theories that have led to the development of th...

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Vythiri

231 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Vythiri

Best Time: October-May

62 km off Kozhikode is Vythiri, a mainstream resort town well known for its old-world appeal of cabins, log cottages, and tree house facilities comfortably settled in the timberlands of Wayanad. Arranged at an elevation of 700 meters, Vythiri in Wayanad includes 18 towns. Vythiri is a perfect visitor goal with little bungalows and resorts ornamenting its lovely environment. It is the spot to be in the event that one needs to venture back a little into t...

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Kudremukh

255 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Kudremukh

Best Time: October to January

A high-range tourist destination which literally means the face of a horse, named after the famous hill that resembles the same. This small town is a masterpiece of nature, with folding hills of the Western Ghats covered with short green grass, and valleys lined with thick clusters of forests. Wild springs, seasonal waterfalls, the beautiful Bhadra River, the breathtaking cascade of Hanuman Gundi, there are many more attractions that compels a traveler ...

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Nelliyampathy

288 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Nelliyampathy

Best Time: October - March

Nelliyampathy is an unexplored hill station in Palakkad district of Kerala. Nelliyampathy is famous for its unexplored lush green forest, orange gardens, and coffee plantations. The altitude varies from 450m to 1500m. It is also known as Poor Man's Ooty.Nelliyampathy can be visited throughout the year but its ideal to visit right after the monsoon.

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Kodaikanal

304 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Kodaikanal

Best Time: October to June (Winters)

Located in Palani Hills in the western Ghats, this enchanting hill station is one among the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. Blessed with dense green forests, waterfalls and majestic rocks it is an ideal place for both honeymooners and adventure seekers. This 'Princess of Hill stations' with its plunging valleys, sturdy terrains, clear skies, fresh water lakes, rivers, streams and resevoirs, lush plantations and the misty mountains will no...

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Munnar

326 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Munnar

Best Time: October to May

Munnar is a popular hill station in Kerala. It has been a popular destination for honeymooners for a long time. Munnar is known for its beautiful tea plantations. Most of the plantations were started by British. "Kannan Devan" brand tea is made in Munnar. Munnar can be visited throughout the year, the climate remains pleasant even during the summer. During winter the temperature can be as low as 5 degrees. The hill station is accessible from all sides v...

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Devikulam

328 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Devikulam

Best Time: March-May

In the deep valley of Munnar, there lies a utopia known as Devikulam. This gift of mother earth lies in the state of Kerala. It is a small hill station in Munnar which is in the Idukki District and is 5 kilometres away from Munnar. Devikulam is also famously known as the place with the lotus pond of Goddess Sita. The green velvet lawns of the plantation are the most visited place in the vicinity. Devikulam is blessed with the bounty of nature. The desti...

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Idukki

344 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Idukki

Best Time: November to February 

Idukki district is a hill station in the stunning Indian state of Kerala. This mountainous spot is popularly appreciated for its wildlife parks, gorgeous cottages, tea factories, rubber plantations and forest covers. The district headquarters of Idukki is established at Kuyilimala in Painavu. Idukki is a land-locked area, which is teeming with extremely gorgeous natural surroundings. It is one of the districts in the Kerela which has remarkable wildlife...

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