Weekend getaways from Kanchipuram

Weekend getaways from Kanchipuram

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#1Bangalore -

Bangalore at travel d'globe
"Silicon Valley of India"
Karnataka, India
Bangalore is known for: 
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Cosmopolitan Bengaluru is the number one city in the Indian deep south, blessed with a benevolent climate and a burgeoning drinking, dining and shopping scene. It’s not necessarily a place you come to be wowed by world-class sights but instead to experience the new modern face of India. In 2012, Bengaluru was declared 'The most livable city in India'. Lined with long stretches of trees and parks, famous heritage buildings, busy markets and newly constructed buildings, Bengaluru seems to have a bit of everything for everyone.

#2Shravanabelagola -

Shravanabelagola at travel d'globe
"Jai Gommaṭesvara"
Karnataka, India
Shravanabelagola is known for: 
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The statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali at Shravanabelagola is one of the most important tirthas (pilgrimage destinations) in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of Western Ganga dynasty of Talakad. The name of this holy center is derived from the pond called ‘bili-gola’ (white pond) between two hills. A great festival is held in every 12 years, called as 'Maha Mastakabhishek'. That time the place is filled with devotees and you would experience the zeal.

#3Pondicherry -

Pondicherry at travel d'globe
"India's Little France"
India
Pondicherry is known for: 
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Search for the French flavours in India will take you to this beautiful city of Puducherry, locally known as Pondicherry. The old French territory holds the impact of colonisation with beautiful French architectures and delicious food. Pondicherry boasts of tremendous scenic beauty, portrayed by mesmerising and impressive beaches. The older part of Pondicherry is a intense contrast to the common South Indian culture and gives you different feel than the surrounding South Indian cities. This tiny French part of Pondicherry is crafted with small houses, hotels, cafes, street-side shops selling an alternate world of French to the Indians.

#4Mysore -

Mysore at travel d'globe
"The Cultural Capital of Karnataka"
Karnataka, India
Mysore is known for: 
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Mysore is soaked in rich colonial as well as royal history. The beautiful historical buildings and tree-lined boulevards lend the former capital of the state of Mysore a stunning appeal. For nature lovers, the hotspots would be the Brindavan Gardens, where you must witness the beautiful musical fountain show and the Karanji Lake where you can enjoy a round of boating. If you love shopping, you are sure to find many options in Mysore to please you. For starters, Mysore offers beautiful handicrafts made from sandalwood and rosewood. Sweet lovers are in for a real treat with the sinful Mysore Pak dripping with ghee waiting to be devoured.

#5Ooty -

Ooty at travel d'globe
"Empress of Hill Stations"
Tamil Nadu, India
Ooty is known for: 
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Ooty, also called Udhagamandalam, is a small hill town located 80 km north of Coimbatore, at an altitude of 2240 meters above sea level. It is situated on Nilgiri Hills, it is the most popular hill station in South India with picturesque landscapes, babbling streams and tea plantations. The fir, pine and eucalyptus vegetation and the scenic beauty not only enchants you but also offers solitude. Being a weekend gateway since the colonial era, it is well connected by all kinds of transport. It has a subtropical highland climate which keeps the weather pleasant. The area is a blend of colonial charm and traditional culture with landscaped vistas, a true paradise on Earth.

#6Chennai -

Chennai at travel d'globe
"The Cultural Capital of India"
Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai is known for: 
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Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the Tamil Nadu state. It's home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city’s roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost. Religious sites include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, adorned with carved and painted gods, and St. Mary’s, a 17th-century Anglican church.

#7Tirupati -

Tirupati at travel d'globe
"The Temple City"
Andhra Pradesh, India
Tirupati is known for: 
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Tirupati is considered one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites because of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, besides other historical temples, and is referred to as the "Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh". Tirupati is also home to many educational institutions and universities. For the year 2012-13, India's Ministry of Tourism named Tirupati as the "Best Heritage City". The holy city of Tirupati is one amongst the 8 most scared places of Lord Mahavishnu and is highly revered, glorified and worshiped.

#8Rameswaram -

Rameswaram at travel d'globe
"Indian Ocean's Own Bridge"
Tamil Nadu, India
Rameswaram is known for: 
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Rameswaram is a town and a second grade municipality in the Ramanathapuram district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is about 50 kilometres from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. It is situated in the Gulf of Mannar, at the very tip of the Indian peninsula. Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, is connected to mainland India by the Pamban Bridge. Rameswaram is the terminus of the railway line from Chennai and Madurai. Together with Varanasi, it is considered to be one of the holiest places in India to Hindus, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimage.

#9Madurai -

Madurai at travel d'globe
"Soul of Tamil Nadu"
Tamil Nadu, India
Madurai is known for: 
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Chennai may be the capital of Tamil Nadu, but Madurai claims its soul. Madurai is Tamil-born and Tamil-rooted, one of the oldest cities in India, a metropolis that traded with ancient Rome and was a great capital long before Chennai was even dreamt of. It is also called as Thoonga Nagaram that means a City that never Sleeps. The Meenakshi Amman temple is the city’s most important landmark. It is one of the five sabhas (divine dance stages) called as Velli Ambalam (silver Hall). Madurai, perhaps appropriately given her age, captures many of India’s glaring dichotomies, with a centre dominated by a medieval temple and an economy increasingly driven by IT, all overlaid with the energy and excitement of a big Indian city and slotted into a much more manageable package than Chennai’s sprawl. Historically it is also called as the Athens of the East.

#10Kurnool -

Kurnool at travel d'globe
"Gateway to Rayalaseema"
Andhra Pradesh, India
Kurnool is known for: 
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Kurnool is city and the headquarters of Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is also known as the Gateway to Rayalaseema. Kurnool served as the state capital of Andhra from 1 October 1953 to 31 October 1956. Kurnool is the longest cave system and is one of the Kurnool attractions which are visited by most of the people. It is an underground cave and has three well like cavities. The main attraction of the cave is the exquisite stalactite and stalagmite formations. Huge marble Buddha statue on these caves is the sign of worship of Buddhist monks. Natural waterfall is also seen in this cave which is very beautiful and attractive. Oravakallu Rock Garden, which has natural rock formations. This place is located between water bodies.The Kethavaram rock paintings, from the Paleolithic era, are located along a stretch of the Orvakal rock formations. It is also a perfect place for picnics.

#11Kodaikanal -

Kodaikanal at travel d'globe
"The Princess of Hill Stations"
Tamil Nadu, India
Kodaikanal is known for: 
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Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. At 2,000 meters above sea level, it has a cooler climate than the plains below and is a popular holiday destination. The town centers around star-shaped, man-made Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest.

#12Mahabalipuram -

Mahabalipuram at travel d'globe
"A Legacy In Stone"
Tamil Nadu, India
Mahabalipuram is known for: 
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It is an ancient historic town and was a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus. It has a group of sanctuaries, which was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries : rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air rock reliefs such as the famous Descent of the Ganges, and the Shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva. The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monuments are mostly rock-cut and monolithic, and constitute the early stages of Dravidian architecture where in Buddhist elements of design are prominently visible. They are constituted by cave temples, monolithic rathas (chariots), sculpted reliefs and structural temples. The pillars are of the Dravidian order. The sculptures are excellent examples of Pallava art. They are located in the side of the cliffs near India's Bay of Bengal.

#13Bandipur -

Bandipur at travel d'globe
"Feel The Jungle"
Karnataka, India
Bandipur is known for: 
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Part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Bandipur National Park is one of South India’s most famous wildernesses areas. Covering 880 sq km, it was once the Mysore maharajas’ private wildlife reserve, and is now a protected zone for over 100 species of mammals, including tiger, elephant, leopard, gaur (Indian bison), chital (spotted deer), sambar, sloth bear, dhole (wild dog), mongoose and langur. It’s also home to an impressive 350 species of bird.

#14Tiruvannamalai -

Tiruvannamalai at travel d'globe
"The Sacred Mountain"
Tamil Nadu, India
Tiruvannamalai is known for: 
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Located on the foothills of Annamalai hills, Tiruvannamalai has been ruled by the Pallavas, the Medieval Cholas, the Later Cholas, Hoysalas, the Vijayanagar Empire, the Carnatic kingdom, Tipu Sultan, and the British. It served as the capital city of the Hoysalas. The town is built around the Annamalaiyar Temple like other Nayak capitals. Tiruvannamalai is named after the central deity of the Annamalaiyar Temple, Annamalaiyar. The Karthigai Deepam festival is celebrated during the day of the full moon between November and December, and a huge beacon is lit atop the Annamalai hill. The event is witnessed by three million pilgrims. On the day preceding each full moon, pilgrims circumnavigate the temple base and the Annamalai hills in a worship called Girivalam, a practice carried out by one million pilgrims yearly.

#15Coonoor -

Coonoor at travel d'globe
"In The Lap Of Nature"
Tamil Nadu, India
Coonoor is known for: 
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Coonoor is a Taluk in the Nilgiris district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for its production of Nilgiri tea. Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills after Ooty. It is an ideal base for a number of trekking expeditions leading into the Nilgiris. It is also famous for its tea plantations and golf courses

#16Shivanasamundram -

Shivanasamundram at travel d'globe
"The Mighty Waterfalls"
Karnataka, India
Shivanasamundram is known for: 
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Shivanasamudram is a small town in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka, India. It is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri, and is the location of one of the first Hydroelectric Power stations in Asia. The Shivanasamudra falls are formed on the Kaveri. A little distance before the falls, the river splits into two, forming an island. The two streams falls down to the same point and flows downstream. The two falls are called Gagana Chukki (90 metres) Bhara Chukki (69 metres). The two falls are really majestic in the monsoon season.

#17Yercaud -

Yercaud at travel d'globe
"Jewel of the South"
Tamil Nadu, India
Yercaud is known for: 
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Yercaud is a hill station situated on the Shevaroys Hills of the Eastern Ghats, located in Salem District of Northern Tamil Nadu. The abundance of trees that happened to be near the lake made the locals to name this area as Yeri – Kaadu meaning Lake Forest. Later on, the name turned out to be Yercaud. It is popularly known as 'Jewel of the South'. Yercaud region, includes the predominantly short and rocky hills that welcomes all travellers with its cool climate & pleasant surroundings. Scenically, it is an enchanting hill station with trekking as the most enjoyable way to spend time along friends and family. The popular points of interest here are Yercaud Lake, Killiyur Falls, Pagoda Point, Bear's Cave etc.

#18Hogenakkal -

Hogenakkal at travel d'globe
"The Smoky Rock Waterfall"
Tamil Nadu, India
Hogenakkal is known for: 
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The perfect weekend getaway to bliss is the village of Hogenakkal. It will certainly sweep you off your feet with its majestic falls and towering peaks. This quaint hill station offers you an exuberant experience with various activities to keep you entertained. Hogenakkal, known as the Smoking Rock means the clouds of mist and spray arising from the falls. It is a popular film shooting location with jagged peaks and captivating waterfalls. You must certainly experience the coracle ride in the falls among other attractions, a thrilling temptation no adventurer can resist. It is a lively retreat for the tired, filling your soul with fun and warmth.

#19Nandi Hills -

Nandi Hills at travel d'globe
"A Drop From The Heaven!"
Karnataka, India
Nandi Hills is known for: 
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The delightful climatic conditions and breathtaking scenic beauty making Nandi Hills a favourite weekend getaway for young travellers. Nandi hills has lots of surprises for everyone, it offers quiet time to the lovers and honeymooners, cheerful and budget travel for families nd event the Historians can find a wealth of information and the spiritual minded, peace and tranquility. Being close to an metro city, merely 60 kilometers from Bangalore, Nandi hills is the loved destination for leisure travellers. Nandi is also commonly called Nandidurga (Fort) because of the fort built here by the ruler Tipu Sultan. It is also a hot spot for Paragliding that you cannot miss out if you are here.

#20Yelagiri -

Yelagiri at travel d'globe
"A Date With Life !"
Tamil Nadu, India
Yelagiri is known for: 
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Yelagiri Hill is one of the popular hill stations of Tamil Nadu. Situated amidst four mountains well known for its salubrious climate prevail throughout the year. Tribal people live in villages in these hills. If you travel the winding Ghat road that has 14 hairpin bends you can reach the Yelagiri hilltop. The hairpin bends offer panoramic, breathtaking views of the hills and its surroundings. The seventh bend is significant, since it offer the view of the slopes of the mountain and the green forests that carpet the hill. Yelagiri comprises 14 small villages. The tribal people who live here are engaged in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, etc. Their customs, habits, and the structure if their houses are very unique and attract tourists.

Places to visit near Kanchipuram

Find the best weekend getaway from Kanchipuram for picnic and short holiday destinations. Explore the best places to travel near Kanchipuram that are with 500km reach and are easy to travel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

You can travel to 
Bangalore, 
Shravanabelagola, 
Pondicherry, 
Mysore, 
Ooty, 
Chennai, 
Tirupati, 
Rameswaram, 
Madurai, 
Kurnool, 
Kodaikanal, 
Mahabalipuram, 
Bandipur, 
Tiruvannamalai, 
Coonoor, 
Shivanasamundram, 
Yercaud, 
Hogenakkal, 
Nandi Hills, 
Yelagiri, 
this weekend for two to three days to create a long lasting memories with friends and family.

These are perfect weekend escape for budget travellers to get away from city life and its hustle. At traveldglobe, you can know what to do in these places, best time to visit, know the best route and get the curated itinerary from us. These searched and listed destinations will match your preferences and will serve a perfect getaway for your rejuvenation. Whether you look for silence & peace, adventure hot spot or just cool places to hangout with friends, you will find every spot that is reachable within 2 to 3 days time.