Bangalore may be the Silicon Valley of India but it is also the Garden City of India, which explains a typical Bangalorean – someone who works hard, but unwinds harder. I have not known a friend in Bangalore who has spent their weekend doing nothing. They are either going for a brunch with their gang of girls, taking their dog to a dog park for some play time, trekking on some hills, or driving to a staycation near Bangalore.
As life gradually gets back to normal (or the new normal), travel, too, will take its own course. Earlier, it was all about googling various places to stay in Bangalore. However, our guess is that holiday rentals in Bangalore will fare better, given the privacy and extra attention given to hygiene. And so, we bring to you 8 fully-serviced weekend getaways in and around Bangalore;after all, there’s a reason why there’s ‘galore’ in Bangalore. These homes are not only perfect for families and large team outings, you can also host special celebrations, opt for a workation or simply unwind.
(PS: We’ve named these homes after Greek Gods. Every 90s kid would know how this term was used for Hrithik Roshan – drop dead gorgeous looks and that jawline! Our roster of new homes are no less perfect.)
Imagine being welcomed by a floating walkway decked up with lotus, leading you into a lounge. At SaffronStays Apollo, a 4-bedroom split-level contemporary villa near Bangalore, this feature is quite the thing. With Mediterranean-style interiors and decor, this pet-friendly home is synonymous with opulence. The home is only an hour away from the main city, making it an ideal weekend getaway from Bangalore. The home can easily accommodate up to 12 guests for an overnight stay and 70 for a day event. This makes it perfect for intimate celebrations such as sundowners and small weddings.
The stunning pool villa near Bangalore has a 12-feet high waterfall, a gazebo and a projection room. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a 7-seater jacuzzi and a gorgeous open-air swing bed on the upper floor.
It’s like an artist wanted to paint a beautiful home and someone decided to bring that painting to life. SaffronStays Iris, one of the best garden pool properties in Bangalore, is that painting. This 2-bedroom home, this pet-friendly home can accommodate upto 8 guests. This, owing to its large, large and – wait for it – large living area that overlooks the pool and the greens. There’s also a kids game area and a lake on the estate and is perfect for both, a cousins’ night out or a get-together with your office fam.
With the new normal, if you’re looking for the best places in Bangalore for an intimate wedding, we’re certain your guests would be in for an unusual celebration. If outdoor venues are your thing, this private stay near Sri Sri Ravishankar’s Art of Living Foundation is ideal for special celebrations, thanks to the 1.5 acre garden.
Your kid’s 25th birthday, your 40th anniversary, a long-pending promotion that’s come through or just a get-together with your friends – located in the heart of Bangalore city, this 4-bedroom penthouse is the perfect choice for any such occasion. The private pool villa has a large living room, spacious sit-outs, and a garden. The contemporary furnishings with animal sculptures and trendy interiors reflect luxury with a tinge of quirky. The home can hold up to 60 people for a day event. It has a dreamy rooftop deck that overlooks the city.
Flanked by several fine dine restaurants, UB City, and galleries, you don’t have to go too far when it comes to having a good time, you know.
If marvelling at the skies is a pastime you love, do so from the charming private pool of SaffronStays Aphrodite in Chikkaballapur near Bengaluru. Love ’em Bali feels? This 3-bedroom earthy pet-friendly boutique farmhouse spread over 25 acres will help you experience it. Its all-white walls, classy wooden decor, open-air dining and a chill vibe is just right for a pre-wedding celebration.
All the three bedrooms of the villa are on the ground floor, which makes it an elderly-friendly home. With a bar set-up and a laid-back, chill vibe, it is the perfect party pad – take it easy and pamper yourself. There are several social spaces including a cabana by the pool, an open-air dining area and space to walk around. Who knew living the good life only required a weekend away.
Adventure, thy name is SaffronStays Poseidon! Located 90 minutes from Bangalore, this 30-acre estate in Ramanagara is the perfect leisure adventure getaway near Bengaluru. The sone pe suhaga to this is the beautiful backdrop of the Savandurga Valley – one of the largest monolith hills in Asia.
While there is a 4-bedroom villa that can host 16 guests, there’s provision for 10 tents that can accommodate 20 guests. Tents, bonfire-n-barbecue and a horror storytelling night – we’re loving the vibe already! At this pet-friendly home, you can participate in a number of adventurous activities including taking the ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) for a spin on the custom-made dirt track, gliding down the zipline, and kayaking among other games. Bonding with your colleagues in an unusual way, or being the fam that believes in keeping it cool – aren’t you craving for some adrenaline rush already?
Cabanas by the pool, a queen-sized hammock on the terrace and some retro vibes – where’s my Pina Colada and cat eye sunglasses? SaffronStays Athena, a 6-bedroom private pool villa near Bengaluru is set on a lovely estate in Kunigal. If you want to take some time off with your furry friends and have a pet-together, this villa’s ideal.
The chandeliers, lighting, a distinct theme for each room with special fixtures and furnishings add a zing to it. The home can host up to 24 guests for an overnight stay that makes it ideal for corporates to host their offsites. There is a dedicated space as well as a ground to organise team bonding sessions.
We are not so done bonding with our family as we are staying indoors. And so, there’s SaffronStays Artemis, a 3-bedroom private villa near Nandi Hills perfect for a family get-together. With modern interiors, statement art pieces and a contemporary theme, this home will lure you with its charm and comforting vibe. Each room here offers a view of the Nandi Hills hinged as the perfect backdrop. We can totally imagine losing ourselves to the sight of a full moon in the clear skies as it plays peekaboo with the hills.
A plunge pool, a lounge with an LED screen, ambient lighting with a music system, bar set-up with additional arrangements for barbecue and bonfire, and your next family get-together has everything it needs. Or, you may even want to relax your urban souls, sit back and do nothing.
Want to surprise your kids with a birthday they won’t forget? At SaffronStays Themis, a 3-bedroom vacation home located near Bangalore, organise a fun get-together for your kid and their friends. After all, the home has a clubhouse and a water park within its premises! While one can play a variety of indoor and outdoor games including rock climbing and paintball at the clubhouse, the waterpark houses a wave pool, an interactive pool, and kids pool among other fun games. But why should kids have all the fun? With conference halls, an amphitheatre, archery, bowling and much more, organise your next team offsite near Bangalore here.
The posh private villa is perfect for family weekend getaways near Bangalore. Spread across 6,000 sq ft, it has earthy hues and cosy furnishings with a private roof, which may turn out as your go-to place during your stay here. Host a barbecue soiree or intimate celebrations for up to 30 people. You can also set up camps in the backyard and organise a bonfire party for your loved ones.
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