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15 Destinations For A Day Outing In And Around Bangalore

15 Day Outing Places in Bangalore

No matter how much you love your job, and how used to the city life you are, things become mundane and monotonous after a while. In such times, it would be a good idea to take a vacation with family, friends or colleagues. For people living in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, there is more good news. 

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There are plenty of locations in and around Bangalore that are excellent destinations for such getaways. These places not only cater to individual tastes but  also to group fun. This article will elaborate on the different aspects of day outings in Bangalore.

Thrillophilia can be your guide, and can help you by both recommending the right location for you, and also arranging for day outings in bangalore.

Places for family day outing around Bangalore:

1. Wonderla

If your group and you are looking at visiting an amusement park, Wonderla is just the place you need to visit. Located on the Bangalore-Mysore road, and just 28 kms from Bangalore city, Wonderla is an exciting amusement park for all age groups. It has many thrilling rides, proper lockers, wave pool and much more to offer.

[Revel in a fun filled day at Wonderla Amusement Park, Bangalore]

Lap up various thrilling games such as Musical Fountain & Laser Show, Hang Glider, Pirate Ship, Net Walk and Wonder Splash among others. 

Having entertained 6 million people in 7 years, Wonderla will not fail to amuse and entertain you, and make your one day trip an exciting one.

2. Innovative Film City

Innovative Film City is about 40 kms from Bangalore and is spread on 50 acres of land. It is an entertainment paradise, and has many things like the Dino Park, Themed restaurants, Cartoon city, food courts, an Aqua city, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum etc.

This place can quench the thirst of all age groups as they have something to offer everyone. During your day outing at the Innovative film city, do not miss out on watching the 4D movie.

3. Bannerghatta National Park

Wildlife enthusiasts and Nature Lovers! Here comes a piece of news to thrill you. If spotting wildlife and feeling close to nature is what you like, then the wildlife safari at the Bannerghatta National Park can be the perfect day outing in Bangalore for you.

Normally not overcrowded, this place will be ideal for small groups, and for people who would like to watch wildlife closely.

4. Nandi Hills

For a refreshing experience and a short weekend break,you can head to the famous Nandi Hills. Around 60 kms from the main city, it is said to be the highest point of Bangalore.The drive to this destination is a pleasant one as you are flanked by scenic surroundings.

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You will also come cross vineyards along the way. The ideal time to come here is during sunrise when it appears as if you are on top of the clouds. You can pay homage at the stunning 1300 year old Dravidian style Nandi Temple that is perched on the top.

5. Shivanasamudra Waterfalls

An ideal place to head to for a day from Bangalore is thescenic Shivanasamudra Waterfalls. It is a part of the Kaveri River that meanders through the terrain of Deccan Plateau and plummets in the form of waterfalls. It gets split into two at Shivanasamudratown.

Once here, take in the great sights of this splendid beauty and get soothed with the sounds of the cascading water that. Flanked by greenery,this is the very place where the Asia’s first hydro-electric power station was set up. The best time to visit is during the monsoon when water flows at full force creating an ethereal mist around it. 

Places for adventurous day outing around Bangalore:

6. Rafting in Bheemeshwari

Bheemeshwari is located on the banks of the river Cauvery, and is about three hours’ drive from Bangalore. One of the activities organized by Thrillophilia to make your team/group outing a memorable one is rafting.

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You can even bring your families along to have a lot of fun, because the more, the merrier. A ride in the coracle can also be quite thrilling and refreshing. This is an ideal location for a day outings in Bangalore as it is accessible, and also provides the adventure element for adventure lovers.

Along with rafting, you can also enjoy other activities such as trekking, wildlife spotting, bird watching and boat rides.

7. Caving at Anthargange

Located at about 70 kms from Bangalore, Anthargange is the trekkers heaven. The rocky hills formed due to volcanoes, and the numerous caves here, are any adventure traveller’s dream.

[The rocky and scenic land of  Anthargange is ideal for adventure activities ]

A day trip to this place is the best option as there are several adventurous things like rock climbing, rappelling, trekking and caving that you can enjoy.

A night camp here could also thrill and exhilarate you, though you cannot light any fires. Thrillophilia not only recommends Anthargange as a location for your day outings, but also organizes activities here like rappelling and cave exploration. 

8. Rappelling at Ramanagara

Ramanagara, a rock climber’s dream destination, is quite famous and is ideal for one day outings. You can try high rope traversing, rappelling, bouldering and chimney climbing at the Ramanagara hills. Thrillophilia also organizes several adventurous activities at Ramanagara like Jummaring, rappelling, trekking, rock climbing and archery.

Several leisurely and team bonding activities can also be arranged as per your requirements. This, coupled with the magnetism of the rocky outcrop of Ramanagara should make this place ideal for a one day outing.

The places discussed above are just some of the hot destinations for one day trips. You can explore several new ones on your own, or call the travel desk at Thrillophilia to help you in finding out the best day outing activities and experiences in and around bangalore.

9. Trekking in Savandurga

Around 60 km from Bangalore, the lofty hill of Savandurga is hailed as one of the largest monolith hills in Asia. Needless to say, it provides a great backdrop to undertake trekking. At the base of the hills are SavandiVeerabhadreshwaraSwamy Temple and NarasimhaSwamy Temple.

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The winding pathways that lead to the places of worship are quite thrilling. The best time to go trekking here is during early mornings. The trails are relatively easier and can be undertaken by novices too. While moving up, you come across ruins of a fortress that was once occupied by the mighty Tipu Sultan. 

10. Water sports in Manchinbele

The scenic environ of Manchinbele is where many head to for a sweet respite from hectic schedules. Around 40 kms from Bangalore, this small water reservoir provides some exciting water sports options.

Originally built for irrigation, today it is an important source of water to the Magadi Town. The place is popular for kayaking and bamboo rafting. Engaging in these activities amidst picturesque and green surroundings makes for quite an experience. 

Best resorts around Bangalore for day outing:

11. Wonder Valley Resort

Wonder valley is an outdoor learning center, located in Bannerghatta, Bangalore. This place is just 22 kms away from bangalore, which makes it one of the ideal resorts for one day outings.

Wonder valley is not a resort or a camp, but is a team building destination, customized in order to conduct team building and team bonding activities. Hence, your team outing can be a fun filled learning experience at Wonder Valley.

In addition to the team building activities at the Wonder Valley, Thrillophilia can also organize several adventurous and team bonding activities to make your getaway a memorable one.

12. Golden Palms Resort

Photo Credit: Tahil Hashmi

Located at Tumkur road in Bangalore, Golden Palms could be the best resort you could choose for a one day outing. With excellent amenities like a Spa, a lagoon shaped swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, indoor games etc, this place can be ideal for a quick and calm getaway.

Apart from the amenities the resort can offer, several activities and team bonding programs are conducted by Thrillophilia as well. 

13. Emerald Isle Resort

Emerald Isle is about 27 kms from Bangalore, and is a paradise away from the mundane and monotonous city life. Emerald Isle, as a resort, has several highlights like a water slide, which people of all ages can enjoy, badminton and tennis courts and indoor games.

[Treat your team to the plush Emerald Isle Resort and discover fascinating caves at Antargange]

This place has no dearth of activities as Thrillophilia conducts several team bonding games like Paint a canvas, Corporate Yoga, Treasure Hunt, Jungle Survival etc. With so much fun at stake, Emerald Isle can be the ideal location for a perfect one day outing.

14. Eagleton Resort

Eagleton Resort

Offering a perfect getaway from the humdrums of daily life is the plush and inviting Eagleton Resort. The amalgamation of rustic and contemporary décor adds to the charm of the place. Lolling in scenic surroundings and offering luxury amenities, it also offers the ideal backdrop for a team outing.

There are many recreational activities like billiards, squash, poolside volleyball, cricket and poolside volleyball that can be indulged in here. You can also take a refreshing dip in the multi-level designer swimming pool.

15. Clarks Exotica Resort

Steep yourself in luxury and relaxation at the Clarks Exotica Resort. Due to all that this retreat provides, it is a favourite among corporates for an outing. In here is 70 acres of stunning space that is great for a jog, cycle or team building exercises.

The Club House is equipped with a Library, Movie House and Children’s Room.You can tickle your taste buds at the Blue Alps Restaurant that serves a delectable global menu or unwind at the pool facing Buvette coffee shop. 

By Abhishek Last updated Sep 19,2014


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