Last weekend we took a Road Trip from Bangalore to Kutta,Coorg and stayed at Hut Resorts amidst Coffee Plantation. The place was called as Turtle Pond and was really a beautiful property. I am putting the Tripadvisor Link Below.
I am going to try and keep this concise. The purpose for this post is to help fellow travellers to Bannerghatta National Park on how and what to do!
How to go?
You can drive via NICE road.
Drive through the city through Bannerghatta road: I took this road as I left early enough on a weekend morning to avoid city traffic 🙂
Take city buses – Volvo AC and non AC buses both ply to Bannerghatta National Park.
Since I took Bannerghatta Road, I had an option to breakfast in A2B near IIM. Its advisable to not to stop for breakfast before you are almost out of city. Else as day builds up so does traffic. There are many eating outlets near IIM area like McD, Fasoos, KFC etc. But once you are past Cinepolis, you may struggle for a decent place for food. Bannerghatta National Park itself has snacks outlets but none for a proper breakfast 🙂
I was out of city quick enough for any traffic. I left home around 8 in morning. Stopped for breakfast in A2B. The drive through Bannerghatta Road isn’t as pleasurable as drive on highways but it saved me some KMs and most importantly I got goooood breakfast :). I reached the park before 10am.
After a long stressful and tiring week, people love to chill out over the weekend. They can either choose to be at home or be in the city to meet friends and family. But if it a long weekend with a holiday on either side of the week, it might be a better idea to sneak away from the traffic and crowd in the city to a soothing, serene location nearby for a couple of day with family or friends.
The major reason for such places to flourish in the close vicinity of the city is to allow people to relax and have fun for short duration before returning to mundane work weeks. Moreover these places are easy to afford than a full fledged holiday but equally exciting and scenic. People also do not want to take long breaks for vacations these days due to work pressure, stringent deadlines or high travel cost with family.
Some important advantages of planning a weekend getaway can be stated as follows: