This warm abode of Bekal is a delightful place to visit in India. The nearest major city to Bekal is Madikeri. Add Madikeri to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Abbey Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Raja's Seat. Also, to reach Bekal, you'll have to take a flight to Madikeri; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.
Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Bekal.