Woods, lakes and all that jazz

What’s your travel genre?

Have you ever wondered why you travel? Do you travel to escape, seek peace, learn a new culture, help someone, enjoy luxury, have fun, take a break from your normal routine, learn something new, meet people, get to know a friend or yourself better, see new places, spend time with your loved ones, camp under the stars, discover or explore new places and faces, or all of the above? If your answer is ‘all of the above’, you are most likely a Bangalorean, like me. Our travel genre may be ‘Jazz’. A little bit of everything. This post lists out incredible stays that draw up weekend getaways around Bangalore. Woods, lakes and all that jazz!

10 Interesting Facts | Incredible Stays

1. Kodaikanal

“Sir Vere Henry Levinge, in 1862 transformed marshy land to what is now know as Kodaikanal Lake. The lake extends for 60 acres and is especially popular for those who like walking, horse riding and boating as the water is not too deep.”

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2. Puducherry

Did you know, the former capital of Puducherry was Madras, from 1948-1954? Read up about Puducherry and why art lovers must choose Puducherry stays here.


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3. Wayanad

“The name Wayanad comes from two words: Vayal Nadu. ‘Vayal’ means field of paddy (rice), and the word ‘Nadu’ is a South Indian name for land.”

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4. Masinagudi

“Thirteen percent of all mammal species in India are present in Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary. There is a high diversity of animal life in the sanctuary with about 50 species of fishes, 21 species of amphibians, 34 species of reptiles, 227 species of birds and 55 species of mammals.”

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5. Munnar

“The name Munnar is believed to mean “three rivers”, referring to its location at the confluence of the Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers.”

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6. Bandipur

“The Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore created a sanctuary of 90 km2 in 1931 and named it the Venugopala Wildlife Park. The Bandipur Tiger Reserve was established under Project Tiger in 1973 by adding nearly 800 km2 to the Venugopala Wildlife park.”

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7. Kabini

“The Kabini, also called Kapila, is a river in southern India. It originates in the Wayanad District of Kerala state as a result of the confluence of the Panamaram River and the Mananthavady River. It flows eastward to join the Kaveri River at Tirumakudalu Narasipura in Karnataka. The Kaveri river then empties into the Bay of Bengal.”

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8. Coorg

“Also known as Kodagu, Coorg has a land area that is four times larger than Hong Kong and seven times larger than Singapore. However, most of its area is covered by tall trees that are needed for coffee bush.”

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9. Kerala

“Kerala is a state where you can see Asian elephants very commonly. Elephants are entwined with Kerala’s culture from ancient times.”

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10. Ooty

“The famous Botanical Garden of Ooty has a preserved fossil of a tree-trunk which is approximately 20 million years old.”


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Bon weekend!


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