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Old 22nd July 2009, 11:40   #1
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Hello,

I am planning for a family vacation in Last week of September (19th to 28th September). Please suggest some good vacation places.

Its been two years since I have taken a break from work, though have been traveling officially. Looking for place /s to relax and beat the stress hell out of us (wife works as well) and spend quality time with little honey.


Mode of Travel will be my DZire VDI
People Accompanying: Wife and my sweet little honey. Might be an addition of 2-3 family members more.
Preferences: Hill stations, Temple places.
NO NO's: No hiking, No trekking, No adventure (other than driving)

PS: I would not want to cover the same places on return, nor do i want to drive back on the same road .

Any other details you may want to help me decide on places, please ask.
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Old 22nd July 2009, 11:43   #2
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How about a monsoon-ayurvedic-pilgrimage trip to Kerala? Driveable from Bangalore as well.
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Go to chickmagalur , stay a day , you can visit kudremukh and sringeri ( temple)as well .
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Old 22nd July 2009, 11:56   #4
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@ fortuner, hey mate, sorry i did not mention earlier. I am from that part of karnataka itself. I am from Shimoga. We have been a lot many times to Chickmagalur, Kudremukh, Sringeri, Kalasa, Hoaranadu....etc
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I would suggest Kerala to be an ideal place for vacation and drive.
Lots of places..but Munnar takes the cake.
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Old 22nd July 2009, 12:11   #6
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Ok . Then I suggest you Mysore , Bandipur and drive to Ooty . Its a nice drive through Bandipur and Mudumalai .
Mysore -Ooty : 136 Km ( 5 hrs )
Mysore - Bandipur : 100KM ( 2hrs)
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Old 22nd July 2009, 12:18   #7
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Try something like

1. Bangalore - Pollachi - Valparai (forest drive) - Athirapally (water falls) - Thrissur (temples)- Guruvayur (temple) - Sultan Bathery (hill station)- Gundlupet (forest drive) - Mysore - Bangalore
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Lots of options for you:

1. Beaches: Goa (you will not find a better stress buster, trust you me). Include Jog Falls day trip. Or Pondicherry (include Mamallapuram with the trip and Chennai if you want)
2. Hill Stations: The usual. Ooty, Kodai and Munnar. Am sure you can fit in two at least. I suggest munnar and kodai. You can also include Thekkady/ Periyar if you want.
3. Backwaters: Kerala. Will leave the experts to give gyaan on this.

I have no idea about temples. To relax, best place IMO, would be Goa. Do some little sightseeing, and just kick back and relax by the sea. Wow, maybe I need to get some leaves.....
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Try something like

1. Bangalore - Pollachi - Valparai (forest drive) - Athirapally (water falls) - Thrissur (temples)- Guruvayur (temple) - Sultan Bathery (hill station)- Gundlupet (forest drive) - Mysore - Bangalore
Lovely circuit.
Alternatively, can curl around and visit Munnar-Thekkady-Kodaikanal on return journey instead of Wayanadu. Kerala/TN have lots of temples all over the place, so you are always pampered for choice.
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As a place for a vacation, it is really hard to beat Goa ! You can drive down via Hubli and return via the coast - Karwar, Gokarna and if possible even Murudeshwar.
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Hey deepak among the choice of places you have already been posted with, which are the ones you have already covered so that we can skip those and plan something for you

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hey,

my wife is from Hubli part, hence covered major places out there.

I am from shimoga and have been places around there.

I have covered major places in Karnataka, barring a few places like Dharmastala, Subramanya, Belur and Halebedu.

As of other places, we have been to Bandipur, Nagarahole, Ooty, Kodai.

I am more keen on exploring places other than these. I have not been to any part of Kerala
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I am more keen on exploring places other than these. I have not been to any part of Kerala
Munnar it is! You can combine Cochin as well to the itinerary.

Another suggestion would be Anaimudi/Anamalai hills.
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hey,

my wife is from Hubli part, hence covered major places out there.

I am from shimoga and have been places around there.

I have covered major places in Karnataka, barring a few places like Dharmastala, Subramanya, Belur and Halebedu.

As of other places, we have been to Bandipur, Nagarahole, Ooty, Kodai.

I am more keen on exploring places other than these. I have not been to any part of Kerala
Thekkady & kumarakum will be a good trip , good drive as well.
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How about Cochin, Munnar and then Wayanad on the way back. Went to Munnar last year, awesome place. I have always heard good feedback about Munnar from others as well.
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