Yeah, regarding these 3 places, everybody who's visited Bangalore has been there done that.
Here are your options:
Chikmagalur - A 5-hr drive from B'glore, it's a beautiful hill station. Small and pretty.
Hampi - at a 7-hr distance, its rock-cut temples are worth the time
Pondicherry - Will take you about 5 hours to reach
Kozhikode in Kerala is a 7-hr drive and is a good place to experience the backwater beauty of the state.
Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu
Thekaddy in Kerala - Very pretty. Around 10 hrs from B'glore. Club it with Munnar if you have time.
Here, for your reference:
about 5 years ago
One can go through the blog on http://travel-blog.waytoindia.com/10-thrilling-places-near-bangalore-entertain-adventure-spirits/ that lists 10 thrilling places near Banglore with pictures over 3 years agoAnswered by Pooja via WorldNomads.com