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.
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.
A winsome getaway that lends the charm of how the Garden City once used to be, Olde Bangalore is just where you can take your friends, better half, family or office people for a day out.
Simply laze around and savour the warm ambience that surrounds or cool off with a dip in the pool. You can bond over activities such as badminton, table tennis, billiards, bridge and chess.
Stretching over 7 delightful green acres, Prakruti Resort lies within close distance to the Bangalore International Airport. Such is the setting here that it immediately puts one at ease.
Let the time pass by slowly in the pristine environments. For a time of excitement, head to the adventure zone for BMX challenge, paintball, zorbing and ATV rides.
The very first cave resort in the country, a day out at Guhantra at Kanakapura Road unfolds many thrills along the way. Be it for corporate outings, sojourn with your loved one or family, this place pleases all.
The fun never seems to stop here. On one hand you can get regaled by folk performances and on the other you can pamper yourself with the spa therapies. Activities include tunnel trekking, sling shot, archery, dart, bicycle riding, paintball, zorbing and more.
Designed to remind you of the nostalgic childhood joys of playing in a mango field, Mango Mist is a delightful getaway for a day outing. Just 12 km from Electronic city, it is set amidst mango orchids.
When here, enjoy the salubrious settings, take a dive at the inviting swimming pool. Games that can be indulged into include table-tennis, carrom, football, chess, tug of war and badminton.
For a serene and winsome day outing, head to Anandadhama that rests on the River Cauvery. A true escape, this resort tucked away in Shastrinagar promotes spiritual, cultural and eco-tourism.
The indulgences never cease when here. Feel alive with ayurvedic massage therapies; be regaled with cultural and spiritual tours. Waterfall visit and activities such as night walk, rappelling, trekking further bring in the fun factor.
A delight for water lovers, Jaldhama is just 25 km away from Bangalore. In the nature rich ambince of Talakadu, Mysore District it makes for a winsome day outing.
Lap up the beauty of the surroundings when here. Keeping you busy are the many indoor and outdoor that include chess, foosball, carom, table-tennis, cricket, volleyball, badminton, basketball, trampoline, tug of war and more. Also luring you for a dip is the azure pool.
Right in the rugged appeals of Mother Earth, Jungle Lodges in Bheemeshwari is the go-to place for some adventure and tryst with nature. The Cauvery River floating by further adds to the whole charm.
The fun never ends at this place with activities such as Burma Loops, Parallel Walk Zip Lining and Pool Kayaking and more. You can also take time to just soak in the beauty of the place.
On the outskirts of Bangalore, Discovery Village provides the perfect escape from the chaos of city life. Lush stretches and a tranquil aura invite you when here.
After a wide spread from the food court to pump you up, dive straight to the activity zone. Enjoy self-development themes such as helium stick, shapes and colours and dynamic obstacle.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lap up the fine blend of history and adventure with a trip to Skandagiri, around 60.3 km from Bangalore. The location is greatly known for its trekking avenue. When here devour the great sights and also come across ruins that go back to the 18th century.
The advantage of this trek is that it can be easily carried out due to well-defined routes. The greenery that would be accompanying you further adds to the experience.
Take advantage of the fine attributes of nature with a day outing at Bheemeshwari. Ringed by abundant jungles and the quiet River Cauvery that flows by, the surroundings make it apt to just unwind by the bounties of Mother Earth and revel in adventure too.
There is no dearth of activities to dive into. Some of them comprise zip-line, Burma loops, parallel walk, cat walk, elephant walk, rappelling, kayaking and coracle ride.
Around 122.6 km from Bangalore City, Kunti Betta spills many thrills. Situated in the charming town of Pandavapura, the place has gained momentum as a trekking destination.
For something offbeat, you can indulge in a night trek. Unravel the beauties of the nocturnal, spend great moments by the campfire and wake to first golden rays of the sun.
Haven’t you ever wondered what lies within the deep depths of dark caverns? Forming the perfect setting for caving are the rocky outgrowths of Anthargange.
About 70 km from Bangalore, the topography is dotted with many volcanic rock formations and several natural caves. Unfold the mysteries of these when here. Other activities rock climbing and rappelling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wine lovers, this one is for you. For a frolicking day, saunter off to the Grover Zampa vineyards that loll across 400 green acres at the stunning foothills of Nandi Hills. Another ideal setting for the same is the jagged thrills of Ramangar District. The best part is that you only require a day to enjoy this.
Get to know what goes into the entire process of wine making, learn the proper way of having the wine and also get to taste the drink.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.By Abhishek Last updated Oct 07,2014