If you’ve had enough of the busy city vibes, here are some cosy homestays near Bengaluru for a rejuvenating weekend escape.

1. The Outback Farm & Homestay Located just 30 km away from the city, with a lake on one side and green hills on the other, this homestay is a paradise for nature lovers. Address: 52, Curley Street, Richmond Town Contact: 9448047018 Price range: Rs 8,690 for two people

2. Our Native Village Eco Resort Set in the serene, rustic surroundings of Hesaraghatta village, the property recreates the ‘life on a farm’ experience for its visitors. Located only 40 km away from the city, it offers rejuvenating traditional and modern spa facilities. Address: Survey no 72, Kodihalli village, Junnasandra Hesaraghatta. Contact: 8045104510 Price Range: Upwards of Rs 5,000

3. Vana Resort Originally an ancestral home with old-style cottage rooms nestled amidst natural surroundings, you can enjoy activities like day hikes, farming, reading, and trekking here.  Address: Siddapura Bidadi Road, Harohalli Village, Ramanagara. Contact: 8069451200 Price Range: Rs 3,900 and upwards

4. Kadackal Farmhouse Only 20 km from the heart of the city, the homestay is built on a 1.5-acre farm, which is home to several animals and birds like turkeys, pigeons, chickens, guinea fowl and ducks. Spending a weekend here will give your little ones an opportunity to spend time with farm animals. Address: Muddayanapalya Village, Dodda Byalakere. Contact: 9141108401 Price Range: Rs 2,700 and upwardsact: 9141108401 Price Range: Rs 2,700 and upwards

5. Bannerghatta Nature Camp – Jungle Lodges & Resorts A haven for animal lovers, this camp will give you all the forest feels. The camp is a natural habitat for animals like big cats, bears, porcupines, macaques, and exquisite birds, serving as a great spot to observe wildlife. Address: Bannerghatta Biological Park, Kaggalipura Road Contact: 9900054227 Price Range: Rs 7,000 and upwards