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5 Best Family-friendly Getaways From Bangalore

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Bangalore has evolved from being a hub of tech professionals to a collage of occupations and lifestyles, redefining its traditional sobriquet of the Silicon Valley. The city now sees a huge influx of families moving to Bangalore to enjoy all that the city has to offer. And when they don’t work, they travel and explore exotic locales in the neighborhood, the region’s landscape is blessed with.

For your next family getaway, check out these popular locales around Bangalore and have an exciting vacation!

1. Wonderla Amusement Park

Theme parks are every family’s favorite, especially those with younger kids. At only a 40 KM drive from the city, you can reach this popular weekend destination. One of the largest amusement parks in the region (and the only in the state), Wonderla is the ultimate hub of leisure, entertainment, and adventure for the entire family.

You can spend an entire day or choose to stay over at the resorts nearby and spread the fun across the weekend. Indulge in the thrilling land rides or have a splash at the water park. For younger children, there are plenty of rides with enhanced safety and more fun. The park also boasts the country’s biggest musical fountain, which is the highlight of the evenings. Don’t miss the laser show along or the live events that take place onsite from time to time. Wonderla is also a great place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions with the whole family.

2. Mysore

Mysore Palace

Historical cities are always fascinating. If Bangalore was a social and cultural hub of ancient India, Mysore was the hub of politics and power. And for a visual treat, the City of Palaces has no shortage of the most exquisite constructions that you would have ever seen. Grandeur in every corner, Mysore is a treasure trove of artistic and cultural heritage, and quite exciting for the whole family. You can you’re your itinerary or opt for a comprehensive Bangalore to Mysore Tour package, which will cover the famous sites, local food, and anything that you want to include during your travel.

Start your tour with the famous palaces like Mysore Palace, Lalitha Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, and its gallery. The Railway Museum with its historical memorabilia and vintage steam engines can be interesting for children. While you are in town, take a drive for only an hour or so and reach Srirangapatna, known for the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and the Ranganathaswamy Temple. Visit both or either. The bird sanctuary will be ideal in late winters and after the monsoon. From there, you can head to the Balmuri Falls on the Cauvery River, where you can take a boat ride down the river or have a day picnic by the dam.

3. Ooty

One of the oldest and traditional travel destinations, Ooty remains a top choice for family trips in South India, particularly for a mountain vacation. You can book an affordable and convenient Bangalore to Ooty tour package which will include your travel, local sightseeing, and tours of other nearby locales.

The picturesque hill town dotted with cozy cafes and restaurants, beautiful botanical gardens with exotic flowers and plants, and landscaped parks, will let you enjoy a fun and relaxing family time. Take a boat ride on the Ooty Lake around sunset, for the best views, or hang out at the cafes along the promenade. For a day picnic, visit Emerald and Avalanche Lakes and have a quiet day by the lakeside, visit the local farms, or explore the surrounding nature.

4. Bheemeshwari


If you are a family of adventure lovers and like to enjoy the outdoors, then Bheemeshwari is the best place to be. The untouched natural enclave hosts sparkling water bodies in all forms, shapes, and sizes; lakes, rivers, waterfalls, streams, and the tine sea inlet, offers endless opportunities for water sports.

Take a rafting trip down the upstream Cauvery River, or a quiet kayak ride along the still lake. There are options for jungle camping at tents, tree houses, or log cabins, with added activities like ziplining, zorbing, Burma Bridge, and more. Whether you want a relaxing time away from the urban madness or a fun-filled vacation, Bheemeshwari will fulfill your every need.

5. Mudumalai National Park

Children love animals, not necessarily in zoos. Exposing them to wildlife in their natural habitat can be a thrilling experience. The Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best eco destinations near Bangalore and perfect for a family holiday in the wild. The UNESCO World Heritage Site spreads across five mountain ranges, giving it a hilly landscape and dense forest cover.

The ecologically rich sanctuary is home to many rare and endangered species like Indian elephant, Bengal Tiger, Gaur, and Indian Leopard, along with rare plants and birds. Since private vehicles are not allowed inside the park, you can opt for a safari ride on a Jeep or an elephant.

A vacation to a pristine, natural locale, will not only be rejuvenating for you but will also allow you the much-needed quality family time, that we often miss in our urban lives.


Neha Singh is a full-time writer cum blogger with a keen interest in making friends and penning articles on any topic under the sun. She believes in living life to the fullest and is on a constant lookout for new skills that she can acquire.

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