Bangalore is the city of dreams for many people. There are so many romantic restaurants in Bangalore for couples to enjoy, and many spots for friends to hang out after work. Some of the top hotels in Bangalore are also key spots for vacationers to enjoy the city’s luxury and opulence. The LaLiT Ashok offers fine dining and luxurious stays at its resort, and the 18-hole golf course nearby is a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

What do most travellers love to do when they check in-to The LaLiT Ashok in Bangalore? They explore the surrounding cities. They venture out to new areas where they can get a taste of good culture, cuisine and class. Here are a couple of 2-day trips from Bangalore to take with your friends.



Coorg is about 5.5 hours away from The LaLiT Ashok and is one of the most popular tourist destinations to visit with friends. Coorg has a lot of fun activities and amazing restaurants for the pickiest of eaters. The city is all about sightseeing and relaxing, as the natural beauty of this hill station is incomparable to any other. Remember to bring a high-quality camera and some battery packs as you’ll be doing a lot of nature walks and trekking.

You can start your trip at the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, which is an ornithologist’s delight and a habitat for many endangered birds. Next stop is Abbey Falls, which is one of the more picturesque sceneries in the area. It’s a 70-feet waterfall and is a great spot for relaxing. The Irpu falls is another great water-body exploration site that’s filled with travellers from around the world.

Shimoga (Shivamogga)


The district of Shimoga has many sights and sounds for the discerning traveller. It’s about the same distance away from both Bangalore and Coorg (about 5.5 hours) and is the perfect place for a 2-day weekend trip. While travellers may be missing the top hotels in Bangalore, the city’s hospitality eases you into a warm comfort in this scenic region.

It’s known as the ‘Gateway of Malnad’ and stands on the banks of the Tunga River. You can venture out to indulge in a trek on one of the highest mountains in the state – Kodachadri peak. Here you can explore the dense green forests and the exotic flora and fauna.

Next stop is Jog Falls, which is India’s second-highest plunge waterfall at 253mtrs. Nagara Fort is another excellent source of cultural inspiration, and travellers must experience the Tiger and Lion Safari on Sagar Road. Shivamoga is a truly awesome weekend trip, to have a good time with friends.