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Old 10th July 2009, 17:43   #16
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Coorg is ideal with just 4 hrs drive from Mysore and with mouth watering coorgy cuisine (exp if you are a non veg, make sure you stay in one of the home stays). Kodai Munnar in 2 days is not a practical option at all. Other options are 1) Kutta (In Coorg district) -> NagerHoley -> Kuruva Island (Wayanad) 3.5 hrs from Mysore 2) Ooty
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Reviving an old thread.
Any suggestions for a good weekend getaway from Bangalore that can be reached in max 5 hours? One must have criteria is finger licking good food. Another must have criteria is family friendly place. One nice to have criteria is hill station.

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Any suggestions for a good weekend getaway from Bangalore that can be reached in max 5 hours? One must have criteria is finger licking good food. Another must have criteria is family friendly place. One nice to have criteria is hill station.
Yercaud seems to be a good option. No idea about the food, though.

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Yercaud seems to be a good option. No idea about the food, though.

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Thanks Rohan
We went to Yercaud a couple of years back and stayed at that white hotel at the top of a hill. While the location was awesome, the food was a huge let down. And the service was also average.
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@amitoj:
You can try out Kakkabe - 6 hours from Bangalore.
You can leave on Saturday early morning reach Kakkabe by 12 Noon. Enjoy the day.
On Sunday, you can do the trek to the highest peak in Coorg District - Thadiyandamol. Have lunch at the place. Start your return by 3 PM. Go to Talacauvery (origin of Cauvery river) on your way back.

I have just started my travelogue for this place. You can check it out
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...an-temple.html (Photologue of Kakkabe and Kushalnagar(Tibetan Temple))

If you think it is too hectic, may be you can just visit KushalNagar - Place for the Tibetan temple and skip Kakkabe.

The food at Kakkabe homestay was excellent. It was home cooked food and it was done in Kodagu Style (The homestay owner was a Kodagu)

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Any suggestions for a good weekend getaway from Bangalore that can be reached in max 5 hours? One must have criteria is finger licking good food. Another must have criteria is family friendly place. One nice to have criteria is hill station.

Any help appreciated.

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Kabini jungle lodges
Masinagudi
Though bit more than 5 hours, Pondicherry?
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@amitoj:
You can try out Kakkabe - 6 hours from Bangalore.
hehe we have been to Coorg one too many times already.

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Kabini jungle lodges
Masinagudi
Though bit more than 5 hours, Pondicherry?
Impossible to get booking in any JLR on such short notice.
Masinagudi: Whats the recommended place to stay?
Pondicherry: Again been there quite a few times. But what would be the place where we will get excellent food? Last time i went to Pondicherry (which was a few months back only) most of the eating joints in Auroville were closed.
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Then how about Thirthahalli? Have you been there as well?
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@Amitoj,

My usual answer!

If nothing works out, take out the weekend at Mysore.
Best place for Fun.

1. Food : Great
2. Places: Zoo, fountains, history and much more.
3. Hotels you will find plenty

Or you can visit Somnathpur/Talakdu on the way and stay overnight at Mysore.
Visit select places you want to and come back!
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Any suggestions for a good weekend getaway from Bangalore that can be reached in max 5 hours? One must have criteria is finger licking good food. Another must have criteria is family friendly place. One nice to have criteria is hill station.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks
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Why not Wayanad? Try http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...r-wayanad.html (Looking for the ever elusive Tiger in Tirunelly forest near Wayanad)

You can also try places around Kuruva island in Wayanad
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Thanks for the tips guys. Sadly couldnt go anywhere as our stupid washing machine broke down and the service engineer was supposed to come on saturday.
Will keep all these suggestions in mind when planning for next trip.

thanks once again.
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Thanks for the tips guys. Sadly couldnt go anywhere as our stupid washing machine broke down and the service engineer was supposed to come on saturday.
Will keep all these suggestions in mind when planning for next trip.

thanks once again.
Well, all the best for your next trip.
Anyway, if you ask me the best trips happen when you go unplanned. So the next time if you find a tiny window of space for a holiday, check for team-bhp and other travel sites for suggestions and then just hop into the car and head to some new place.

That is what I do for most times . In today's age, it is pretty easy to find a safe place to stay in anyplace you go to with an internet search and a quick call so you dont have to think twice before going unplanned with one's family.
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Anyway, if you ask me the best trips happen when you go unplanned.
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so you dont have to think twice before going unplanned with one's family.
Yeah i guess it is just a matter of doing it once, to get a start. Thing is, with two toddlers and a mom, there are quite a few conditions that prop up that need to be satisfied to get everyone on board! Like clean loos on the way, good food where you want to stay etc etc
And we are the kind of people who want everything planned out in advance, so that there is nothing to worry about during the trip

Anyway, next time i am gonna put my foot down and order everyone to have some fun
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