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Weekend Getaways

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For Weekend Gateways

  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad

While you intend to spend the next few weeks training with us at RPS, the best way to optimize your weekends in Bangalore is by planning a trip to some of the following excellent weekend getaway destinations. With our assistance in planning your weekend with your friends and colleagues, you will be rest assured that your time in Bangalore will be extremely fulfilling.


Nandi Hills

Located at about 60 km from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is a popular destination for people who are looking for a short break. Located at an elevation of 1,479 meters this region comes with excellent sightseeing opportunities and a chance to explore some adventurous team activities such as cycling and trekking.


Shivanasamudra Waterfalls

Located at a distance of about 130 km from Bangalore, the waterfalls offer an exquisite vision created out of the branching of the Cauvery River. This branching out creates two walls that spray fresh river water side by side. This site offers excellent sightseeing and trekking opportunities for weekend revelers.


Bheemeshwari Jungle Lodges

Located about 100 km from Bangalore, the Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary is an excellent location for those in hunt for a quick getaway. This region is surrounded by lush green landscapes and is home to a range of jungle lodges complete with rustic exteriors and open interior spaces .


Wayanad

Located on the foothills of the Western Ghats, this too is a favorable location for trekking. Here, you also get a chance to explore some spending wildlife and interact with the local flora and fauna. If your idea of a weekend getaway is settling down with a good book, this is the place to visit. Wayanad also offers a range of activities such as high rope traversing, raft building and jumaring .


Coorg

The scenic town of Coorg is located about 240 km outside of Bangalore. The peaceful and awe inspiring atmosphere of this town is owed to the beautiful surrounding rubber and coffee plantations. The hills here come with miles and miles of carpeted velvety green grass. Here, you can make a trip to the elephant camps, spice plantations and the Buddhist refugee camp.


Mysore

If you are looking for a cultural fix, visit the city of Mysore which is home to the exquisite Mysore Palace, the Vrindavan Gardens and a range of other attractions that take you through the journey of these regions and those who once lived here. For more information these destinations and how to get there you can refer to-


While training with us in Chennai, chances are that you may have a weekend to spare among the many that you will spend in the city. This would be a good time to venture out a little and explore the nearby regions that the state has to offer.

We at RPS can help you plan all inclusive weekends to some of the following destinations around Chennai


Yelagiri

One of the most affordable hill stations in the country, this destination is located about 260 km from Chennai off the Chennai Bangalore road. Yelagiri sits between fields and forests making it the perfect destination of climbers and trekkers. The monsoons are the best time to visit these lush green hills. While you are visiting you may want to spend some time around the Punganur Lake that is surrounded by hills. This is an excellent destination for bird watching and boating.


Tranquebar

A former prosperous Danish trading centre, Tanquebar is a clam and laid back getaway from Chennai. Also known as the Land of the Singing Waves, this small town located on the shores of a crisp blue sea and is home to quaint historic sites and beautiful resorts. While you are here, you may want to make a trip to the Dansborg Fort, the Masilamani Nathar Templre and the Jerusalem Church.


Yercaud

Located about 22 km from Salem and 360 Km from Chennai, this hill station is famous for its orange groves and coffee plantations. Often compared to the country's most popular hill station 'Ooty', this is a great destination to go trekking and bird watching. Here, you can also pursue some boating, visit the silk farms, the 3000 ft Killiyur Falls among various other scenic points, historical temples and colonial buildings.


Masinagudi

Located on the foothills of the Nilgiris this region is sandwiched between the Bandipur and Mudumalai National Parks. The best way to encounter some wildlife while in this area is to drive during the night. You may get chance to see some elephants, deer, bison, among various other animals. The view from the Gopalswami Betta Hill is a memorable one.


Valaprai

This region is carpeted with exquisite looking tea plantations. Here you may also come across some coffee and cinchona plantations on your way to the town. In the national park close by, you get a chance to see some elephants, tigers, leopards and gaurs.


Meghamalai

This region too offers a rich expedition amidst the tea estates, wildlife and forest environments. Since tourism infrastructure is week, you may need to book yourself at an accommodation in a nearby village or town. For more information these destinations and how to get there you can refer to-


The outskirts of Hyderabad is scattered with a myriad of great destinations worth visiting. Whether you wish to plan a weekend getaway during your training with us or head out on a day trip, some of the following attractions may be of interest to you –


  • Make it a point to plan a weekend or day trip to the Charminar or Chowmahalla Palace when in Hyderabad. This region has a lot to do for the quintessential traveler who favors history and photography.
  • For some more insights into the region's history, take the 11 km drive outside of the city to Golkonda and Taramati Baradari. The Goldconda Fort is one of the most beautiful monuments you will witness in your life. While you are here, make it a point to attend the sound and light show which brings to life the legend of Golconda.
  • About 10 Km outside of Secunderabad, you will reach Moulali. This place is excellent for a hike. Upon climbing this hill, you will be presented with one of the best views of the city of Hyderabad.
  • About 90 km outside of Hyderabad, you can drive to the Ananthagiri hills and the Deccan Trails. Located need Vikarabad, this destination is popular among trekking enthusiasts and other adventure seekers.
  • Around 150 km from Hyderabad, you can make a trip to Nagarjuna Sagar that is considered a critical irrigation dam on the Krishna River. In addition to the dam and the waterfalls, this area offers excellent boat rides on the river through which you can visit the Nagarjuna Konda, a fascinating island museum located in the middle of the dam.
  • At about 130 Km outside of Hyderabad is Bidar home to the Bidar Fort, Gurudwara, Chowbara, Bidir Shahi Tombs and a range of other attractions of historic interest.
  • A 260 km drive from Hyderabad will bring to Kuntala and Pochera Waterfalls, one of the best in the state. The best time to enjoy this gift from Mother Nature is during the monsoons. Also, 280 kilometers from Hyderabad, located in the state of Maharashtra are the Sahastrakund Waterfalls.

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