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  • Places to Visit near Bangalore within 100 Kms includes camping at Nandi Hills at 25 % Off day out in Kanakpura, Anthargange trek, Wonderla amusement park, adventure activities in Ramanagara at 20% Off, Savandurga Hills and more exciting places that offer numerous scope for chilling at outskirts of Bangalore.

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    These places to visit around Bangalore within 100 km make a fan out of everyone who visits them. The mesmerizing scenes, visual comfort, small drives with calm music and ultimately a place which changes everything upside down positively. The advantage of being in highly developed Bangalore is that it is geographically placed nearby all the exciting attractions making for great spots to hangouts.

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    From trekking around Bangalore to wildlife sanctuaries & night safaris, places around Bangalore within 100 km are exposing themselves for adventure, relaxation and soothing nature. The lovers of wine can go for wineyard tour in Bangalore at Flat 16% Off to see the process of winemaking and enjoy the taste along. Amusement parks are waiting to be explored with their multilevel slides and huge swimming pools.
  • Places to Visit in Bangalore Within 75 Km

  • 01Nandi Hills

    Nandi Hills

    Nandi Hills, one of the most loved places to visit near Bangalore within the 100km distance radar is the city’s very own hill station. Located at a height of 1,455meters, the hill ranges have an ancient fortress from Tipu’s rule perched on top, as well as couple Shiva Temples that grace the foothills and at the peak.

    The serene environment, well-maintained pathways add to the ease with which you can experience the place. Soak in a fresh air close to the city and indulge in leisurely strolls. 
    A perfect getaway, the rolling slopes of Nandi Hills are most attractive to nature enthusiasts and adventure lovers.

    Many are seen taking a hand gliding flight from here. Tandem paragliding is also on offer. Spot some natural 
    habitants like rare species of birds, reptiles, and insects that thrive in these moist grasslands. Plenty of trekking trails are another way to experience the scenic beauty of Nandi Hills.

    If history appeals to you, Tipu’s Drop, Tipu’s Summer Palace, fort, horse way, secret escape route add to the charm of the place. You could also stay over at Nandi Hills as there a few accommodation choices and refreshment joints too.

    Distance from Bangalore: 60km

    Nandi Hills Drive in Camp with Live Movie Screening, Bangalore

    Nandi Hills Drive in Camp with Live Movie Screening, Bangalore

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  • 02Ramanagaram

    Ramanagaram

    Ramanagaram shot to fame as the hideout of the fearful dacoit Gabbar from the Bollywood blockbuster Sholay. A rock climber’s paradise, it is ideally located 50km of Bangalore. Also popular as Silk City, the area around Ramanagaram has plenty of temples and shrines too.

    Surrounded by seven hills, if you are a nature lover this is perhaps the best treat you’ll ever get at such a 
    short drive outside the Bangalore cityOf the plenty of hillocks, Ramadevara Betta is one of the most known.

    There is plenty to explore here and the locals are friendly and offer guidance. Ramanagaram is also home to several species of birds and animals. Without much adduce, it is among the perfect places to visit near Bangalore within 100km.

    Distance from Bangalore: 55 km

    Camping and Adventure Activities in Ramanagara

    Camping and Adventure Activities in Ramanagara

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  • 03Kanakpura


    A prominent town near Bangalore is Kanakapura which is considered to be one of the best Bangalore weekend getaways within 100 kilometers due to the captivating serenity and the beautiful forests. It is located in the Ramanagara district in Karnataka and quite famous for the production of silk as well as granite.

    Nature itself is the prominent feature that helps the town to attract a number of tourists towards it. 
    A tourism hotspot with multiple attractions and various spots for trekking and similar activities is Kanakapura. It is a perfect destination for nature lovers and wildlife admirers.

    Camping is yet another prominent activity done by the tourists arriving here. There are a lot of luxurious resorts and cottages located amidst the green beds of nature which give accommodation along with activities at reasonable rates.

    Nature walk, sightseeing, camping, indoor games, and activities are the main attractions offered by these 
    resorts around Bangalore. Bouldering and rappelling are the two most favorite adventure activities keeping the number of tourists of Kanakapura rise every year.

    Distance from Bangalore: 56 km

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    Nature Adventure Camp in Kanakapura Flat 35% off

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  • 04Heritage Vineyard, Nandi Hills

    Heritage Vineyard, Nandi Hills

    Become part of Bangalore’s fast-growing wine culture by taking a tour to one of the most loved vineyards in the city’s countryside. This one is a sheer experience, which takes you up, close, and personal with the art of winemaking, tasting, and appreciation.

    When you visit the winery, situated in the exotic locales of Ramanagara, you are taken into the delightful world of wines. Get educated, build your expertise as professionals explain at length every single process that goes behind making your favorite wine.

    Unlock the mysteries of the making, learn to appreciate them in their Tasting Room, as the guide will teach you to see, swirl, sniff, and sip wine, as it must be done. A packaged tour, you get to further experience the wine culture over a meal paired with the right wines at Epulo…a great 
    one-day outing place around Bangalore to relax and enjoy your time with friends and family.

    Distance from Bangalore:
     60km

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    Wine Tour in Bangalore Flat 16% Off

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  • 05Anthargange Caves



    Spend the day amidst mythology, stories of Gods and Goddess as you experience nature alongside at Anthargange. Referred to as Kashi of the South, it has a perennial spring near the Kashi Vishwanatha Temple.

    A rocky hill terrain in Kolar district, the beauty and major attraction of Anthargange are its volcanic rock formations and natural caves formed from these set of rocks. Set amidst dense forest cover at the bottom of the hill, it’s interesting to see a change in topography as you climb uphill.

    A haven for adventure lovers and trekkers, the caves are mystical and worthy of exploring. While a few are impossible to venture into, some can be seen by crawling through. Trekking trails are fairly easy as the initial stretch is well laden with steps and then you can choose a path of your choice.

    The view of Kolar city from above is quite mesmerizing. Apart from the trek, the rocky surface is ideal for adventure activities like rappelling and rock climbing. If an adrenaline rush is what you are seeking, this place is ideal for night trekking and 
    camping near Bangalore.

    Distance from Bangalore: 60 km

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    Anthargange Night Trek with Cave Exploration

    Anthargange Night Trek with Cave Exploration

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  • 06Wonderla

    Wonderla
    Image Credit : Swaminathan

    Wonderla Amusement Park is among the ideal tourist places near Bangalore within 100km radius. This is one destination, which will sail smooth even if you are planning a group break. Set over 82acres, the well landscaped and manicured theme park is one of the city’s favorite getaways.

    Located on the Bangalore-Mysore Express Way, Wonderla feeds into your hunger of adventure, adrenaline rush, and simple entertainment. 
    With over 56 rides, there are dedicated rides for children, water-based rides, and dry rides too.

    With the recent addition of the Wonderla Resort, this destination is the first-of-its-kind in India. Attached with luxury and comfort, the resort can also double up as an overnight getaway. Well-equipped rooms, facilities, in-house lounge, and restaurant provide ample relief. Look out for exciting seasonal deals to treat your friends and family.

    Distance from Bangalore: 28km

  • 07Night Trek in Skandagiri, Bangalore

    Night Trek in Skandagiri, Bangalore
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    Skandagiri, also historically known as Kalwarbetta or Kalavara Durga, is a mountain fortress located around 70 km from Bangalore. This tiring yet much rewarding trek takes you through a spectacular journey amidst the wilderness. Starting from Bangalore, reach the base point and hereby begins the sunrise trek.

    The serene and sublime atmosphere around Skandagiri will definitely boost up your adrenaline to a whole new level. This 10km trek can easily be completed within 4 to 5 hours of ascending and descending. Tried and tested both by amateurs and professionals, this moderately difficult trek is a must for all thrill seekers.

    The climb gets a little trying as you reach the Papagni Temple, hereby offering treacherous terrains amongst the dense shrubs around. From this point, the steep climb may require tricky footwork till you reach the summit.

    The ruined remains of Tipu Sultan's fortress and an abandoned fort remains at the top of the hill. Skandagiri is famous for walking above the clouds, literally! As you reach the top, enjoy the bonfire in the starry night couched inside your sleeping bags.

    Wake up to experience the morning winds caressing you, as you open your eyes to get the most magnanimous sight of the sun rising above beds of clouds, a sight so rare and equally refreshing. The misty valley of Skandagiri is bound to leave an everlasting impression on your mind.

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  • 08Savandurga Hills

    Savandurga Hills
    Image Credit : Sudarshana

    An avid trekker? Climb Asia’s largest monolith at Savandurga as it’s an adrenaline rush for the adventurer in you. The trek here can be challenging as you climb up the smooth exterior of the monolith comprising of two hills – Karigudda and Biligudda. Surrounded by thick forests of shrubs and dry grasslands, Savandurga has had mentions in history too.

    While both hills throw a vertical climb challenge at you, Biligudda is an easier climb, whereas Karigudda is a trail less explored and tougher. 
    The ascend to Biligudda lands at the fort ruins built by Kempegowda.

    Getting up the fort tower is one requiring hard work, but does pay you off with beautiful vistas of the surroundings. An offbeat 
    trekking experience around Bangalore, the Savandurga night trek will enable you to see the beautifully calm landscapes and on top of it a stunning sunrise the next morning.

    Distance from Bangalore: 55 km

    Night Trekking in Savandurga in Bangalore

    Night Trekking in Savandurga in Bangalore

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  • 09Makalidurga

    Makalidurga
    Image Credit : Sakeeb Sabakka

    An outstanding destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers, Makalidurga gives trekking an excitement quotient. The place delights with a heady mix of a hilly terrain, ruined fortress, pathless trails, forest and wildlife.

    A destination cut-off from civilization, on a trek you’ve got to be well prepared with equipment and supplies. 
    So quiet are the locales that it almost resembles surreal. The trek leads you to the Makalidurga fortress located atop a granite hillock.

    A fairly easy trail, Makalidurga is lesser known. Around the area, you can find other fascinating trails such as the Antharagange and Kaivara. Also, check out
    most popular hill stations in and around Karnataka.

    Distance from Bangalore: 58km

    Makalidurga Night Trek, Bangalore

    Makalidurga Night Trek, Bangalore

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  • 10Hesaraghatta

    Hesaraghatta

    Located at a short distance of 18-20km from the city of Bangalore, Hesaraghatta is actually an artificial human made lake which was created to provide fresh water to the residents of Bangalore. The lake, a beautiful respite from the regular, has since become one of the most amazing places to visit in Bangalore within 100km.

    It is especially famous amongst bird watchers who come here to spot the migratory avians flock to the lakeside. 
    Just around the lake, there is also the first modern Gurukul of India, Nrityagram, which plays host to the annual ‘Vasant Habba’ a sojourn of dance and music.

    The terrains of Hesaraghatta, are best explored on two 
    wheels while pedaling from the city. The short but sweet ride will give you an insight into the daily lives of the surrounding villages.

    Distance from Bangalore: 32 km

  • 11Bidadi

    Bidadi

    People who are living in the cities always look for something unique for their tours; especially adventure-filled tour packages have high demand these days. Bidadi is one of the adventure hidden places to visit near Bangalore within 100 kilometers.

    It is a place that invites everyone to take an off from the office seats to dive into the precious laps of nature. Cycling is the main activity tourists coming to Bidadi try to do with the full heart. 
    Bidadi is a small peaceful town in the outskirts of Karnataka which is rich in vegetation.

    It is located on the Bangalore Mysore highway and provides the best offbeat tracks suitable for heavy adventurous cycling. There are multiple tour activities in Bangalore which include adventure cycling.

    From the city crowds, the roads lead to the offbeat, rugged tracks of Bidadi, usually, cyclists prefer the route via the Dodda Alada Mara road. 
    Early morning cycling endeavor has a lot of admirers in the city.

    They are ready to explore the outskirts of the familiar city and its rich greenery with the help of the tiny cycles.
    The distance of Bidadi from Bangalore is 40 kilometers and cycling will take around 6-7 hours to reach Bidadi.

    Distance from Bangalore: 40 kilometers

  • 12Jakkur

    Jakkur

    The boisterous suburb of Jakkur is majorly known for its private and government airstrip that has airplanes and choppers whirring about it at any given point of time. However, did you also know that the town actually plays host to a much lesser known delicacy?

    Y
    es, Jakkur is also home to a chocolate factory that has been delighting its customers since 2001. You can now enjoy a day tour of chocolate making workshops and sinfully delicious chocolate eating sessions.

    Distance from Bangalore: 16 km

  • 13Nrityagram Dance Village

    Nrityagram Dance Village

    An idyllic dance village promoting talents of dedicated dancers, Nrityagram is the dream creation of Late Protima Gauri, a famous Oddishi danseuse. A melting pot of Indian art and culture, this school upholds the ancient gurukul philosophy in stark contradiction to the present forms of education and learning.

    Witness an ambiance in the village where dance is the way of life. The dancers follow self-sustainable means of living, which is truly humbling. The village located 35km off Bangalore on the Tumkur Highway in Hessarghatta gives you a holistic experience.

    With a rustic ambiance of mud huts, tree-laden paths, the dance school will amaze you. Head to the adjoining Taj Kuteeram for a hearty meal, some relaxed time, before you head back to the city.

    Distance from Bangalore: 35km

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  • 14Big Banyan Tree

    Big Banyan Tree

    Locally referred to as Dodda Alada Mara, Big Banyan Tree is one of nearest attraction and must visit places in Bangalore within 100km distance. A canopy of a tree’s labyrinth of roots, stretch to find intricate webs spun, rest in the tree’s cool shade or just spread out a picnic fare…everything seems wonderful around here.

    Located on the Bangalore-Tumkur Highway at Ramohalli Village, this amazing tree offers the vision of green all around to relax and unwind in nature’s company. 
    Make most of this getaway by also visiting neighboring hot spots like Manchanabele Reservoir and Savanadurga Hill.

    The backwaters of Manchanabelle offer tranquil environs for a day of kayaking, canoeing, and even short hikes around the area. One of the most famous landmarks around Bangalore, the Big Banyan Tree is often called one of its wonders. One of the best ways to see it is by cycling to the ‘DoddaAlada Mara’ with your group!

    Distance from Bangalore: 28km

  • 15Muthyala Maduvu Waterfall

    Muthyala Maduvu Waterfall

    A lovely picnic spot, Muthyala Maduvu Waterfall located along the periphery of the Bannerghatta National Park is by far Bangalore’s quickest adventurous getaway. Also known as Pearl Valley since the drops from the gushing cascade resemble Muthu (or pearls in Kannada), this multi-layered waterfall is set against a serene ambiance of lush green valley.

    However, one can also visit 
    top 10 waterfalls around bangalore and enjoy your stay. A small pond created by the falls at its base allows you for some brilliant water time. A Shiva shrine opposite the falls adds in the calming religious touch to the spot. While a Nilgiri plantation atop the falls gives a shade cover to rest during the warm sunny afternoons.

    Because of its proximity, you could also conjure even an unplanned trip especially during the rains, as it’s the best time to view the falls in all its glory.

    Distance from Bangalore: 43km

  • 16Ghati Subramanya Temple

    Ghati Subramanya Temple
    Image Credit : Vedamurthy J

    Located in the lovely countryside just 60km outside of Bangalore city near Doddaballapur, is the mystical Ghati Subramanya Temple. The unique feature of the temple is the idol of its two deities Subramanya and Laxmi Narayana.

    Both are carved from the same idol. Lord Subramanya is positioned towards the East, Lord Lakshmi Narasimha stands at the back of the same idol, facing the West. The devotees obtain a darshan of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha by way of a strategically placed mirror.

    A temple of great significance amongst devotees which is believed to have a self-originated idol, this can be a comforting getaway with minimal things to do around. Perhaps, exactly what you are looking to do at one of the tourist places near Bangalore within 100km.

    Distance from Bangalore: 60km

  • 17Devarayanadurga

    Devarayanadurga
    Image Credit : Subramanya Prasad

    Bangalore is wonderful for it is engulfed with history and mythology in its immediate neighborhood. Temples, forts, ruins are easily accessible when it comes to places to visit near Bangalore within 100km to get a quick break from hectic schedules.

    Devarayanadurga is a hill situated in Tumkur, having two temples perched on the hilltop. These are known to be popular among devotees from the surrounding areas. 
    For trekkers and mountain climbers, the hill with its lush green trees offers thrilling tracks to discover unexplored areas.

    The view from atop is spectacular. Feel the wind blow on your face as you catch glimpses of a valley below. If you are interested in checking out the temple, it is a beautifully designed in Dravidian architecture style. Dating back to the Chola Dynasty, it is said to be 2,000 years old.

    Distance from Bangalore: 60km

  • Places to Visit in Bangalore Within 100 Km

  • 18Chunchi Falls

    Chunchi Falls

    Those who are waiting to do offbeat things near Bangalore during the weekends may find happiness at Chunchi Falls, a picturesque location yet unexplored. It is a cascade of about 50 feet height and during the time of monsoon, the waterfalls will be fed properly by Arkavathi River and this is the time when tourists who love to be with nature come to visit Chunchi Falls in large numbers.

    Near to the falls, there is a power station which takes water from these falls for producing electricity. The amount of water in the falls began to reduce after the power station was installed in the region.

    Chunchi is dangerous as well causing accidents so that people are advised not to go closer to the falls. Tourists are not allowed to stay back after sunset near the falls since the region is very much deserted.

    Distance from Bangalore:
    90 km

  • 19Sangama and Mekedatu

    Sangama and Mekedatu
    Image Credit : Nagarjun Kandukuru

    Sangama is a point of confluence where River Akravathi meets River Cauvery. Invariably a beautiful spot, on a trip to this place you can plan for trekking, swimming, fishing and also a visit to the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.

    A nature trip packed with loads of adventure, you can explore the region to your fullest. Unwind amongst the greenery and soothing sounds of the rivers. Just four kilometers away is Mekedatu, a breath-taking sight of the River Cauvery flowing through a tapered gorge.

    Mekedatu charms with pouring waters, striking landscapes, and unscathed picnic spots. Visit this place post monsoon when the river is in full strength and flows with great vigor.

    To conclude, there are several places of interest located within a short drive distance from Bangalore. To beat the city’s rushed pace of life you can head to either of these 
    spots near Bangalore and get revitalized over the weekend.

    Distance from Bangalore: 92km

  • 20Krishnagiri

    Krishnagiri

    Unleash the crazy biker in you as you treat your adventurous side to a ride in the Krishnagiri region of Tamil Nadu. Hop on to your trusty bikes and embark on this 90 km journey across rugged lands to reach Krishnagiri in the Veppanapalli district of Tamil Nadu state.

    Enchant your senses with this thrilling ride and campout amidst the serenity of the jungles and take a dip in the natural pool to enhance your experience even further!

    Distance from Bangalore: 90 km

  • 21Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary

    Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary
    Image Credit : Sudhir Naik

    Bangalore is blessed with quite a few bird sanctuaries in and around the city, making it an ideal choice if you are planning a group or family day outing around Bangalore. Kokkare is the local name for the Painted Stork, which inhabits the region in vast numbers.

    The other famous residents are the Spot Billed Pelicans. Together with these birds, the local village community has created a harmonious co-existence resulting in an internationally acclaimed bird sanctuary.

    A heart-warming visit, your trip here exposes you to a parallel existence wherein the villagers protect the endangered species under the law of their land, convert the bird droppings into sustainable living using them as manure. They also look after, train, and eventually help the new set fly and migrate after the season.

    Watch the spot-billed pelican build nests in the most interesting manner. Have a gratifying experience as you watch these birds walk freely in the heartland of the village. If you’ve children, give them a wholesome experience at this place to visit near Bangalore within 100km.

    Distance from Bangalore: 87km

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Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is spread over an area of 240 acres exhibiting more than 1,854 species of medicinal and scientific plants and trees. Among the places to visit in Bangalore, Lal Bagh Botanical garden certainly tops the list for its vast green stretch and the presence of exotic birds.  

The park was commissioned and concluded by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, respectively, in the year 1760 and this vast expanse of greenery houses a 3000 million years rock which is fondly famous as “the Lal Bagh rock” which is a unique site that interests hordes of tourists. 

There is also a glass house with a lake and an aquarium and this glass house hosts a vibrant annual flower show. The colorful and vivid presence of birds such as Parakeets, Myna, Brahminy Kite, Pond Heron, Purple Moorhen and Common Egret etc hook a lot of birdwatchers and photographers.  

Location: Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004

Best Time to Visit:  you can visit the garden any time of the year but if you particularly interested in the flower show then visit in January and August.

Price: entry is free for children and an adult needs to pay INR 10.

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 5 KM.

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Cubbon Park

This green belt region is spread over 300 acres land housing 6000 trees of different families contributing to the rich flora of the region.

Within the campus of the park, there are some interesting points like Cubbon Park Museum, Attara Kacheri, Ringwood Circle, the bamboo grove nook, lotus pond, Dancing Fountain and Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park etc.

It is like a second home to nature lovers and morning joggers. If you wish to cover the entire park but not foot then hop on a toy train and tour around in the most fun away.

Cubbon Park is one of the Banglore tourist places where you can just sit idly beneath the green foliage and unwind watching the magical hours in the sky.  

Location: Kasturba Road, Behind High Court of Karnataka, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Best Time to Visit: Early morning.

Price: Free entry.

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week except Monday. It also remains closed on every second Tuesdays of the month.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours or half a day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 3.5 KM

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Nandi Hills

This is a set of breathtaking hillocks which is a complete nature retreat. From cycling and paragliding into the stunning mount to the Yoganandeeshwara Temple that sits atop the hill with a huge Nandi statue, these small mounds have a lot to offer, even the name of the hills was coined after the temple statue. 

Nandi hills are set small hillocks which serves as a great trekking or weekend getaway from Bangalore. It bestows the visitors with the sight of some endemic flora and fauna and magnificent vistas of the surrounding. 

Trek through the paved roads, rocky terrain, small streams and grasslands to reach the top of the hills but one must be careful of the steep descent and sharp turns while returning. Hordes of monkeys will accompany you throughout the trek hence do not keep eatables in your hands.

Location: Chikkaballapur Taluk, Chikkaballapur 562101, India

Best Time to Visit: October to March.

Price: There is no charge except for the commuting fare from Bangalore.

Timings: It is open 24 hours and the standard trekking hours can be between 6 AM to 6 PM.

Average time required to visit the place: A day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 62 KM.

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Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park is one of the interesting places to visit in Bangalore for the assorted wildlife and natural establishments and the rich vegetation. One can hire jeeps and cars or board a bus for touring around this massive national park sprawled across an area of  104.27 sq. km. 

The park encompasses a number of establishments such as a pretty butterfly park swarmed with colorful species of butterflies, an aquarium, Children's park, a zoo, a Crocodile farm, Snake Park, a museum and a Prehistoric Animals' Park which is highly praised by the visitors. 

The flora and fauna of the park include eucalyptus, sandalwood, tamarind, neem, bamboo etc in plants and jackal,  spotted deer, fox, wild boar, sloth bear, elephants, leopards, porcupine, Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, monitor lizard etc in animals. 

Bannerghatta park is not only nature’s retreat but also has ample locations for short trekking expedition, some of the points are Hajjamana Kallu, Mirza Hill, and Uddigebande; all of these are located under a distance of 4 KM. It is a quick getaway for all the shutterbugs and adventure enthusiasts dwelling in Bangalore.

Location: Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083

Best Time to Visit: Winter season.

Price: INR 80 for adults and INR 40 for children (Indian Nationals), INR 400 and 300 for adult and children (any foreign national).

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Tuesday.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 23 KM.

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Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace is a true example of sheer architectural beauty which was built in 1873. This old opulent structure sits on a land of 25000 square feet displaying the regal mix of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architectural designs. 

Besides being a preserved site, it is also a grand venue that hosts marriage parties, events, and rock concerts. The palace houses paintings of the famous painter of bygone era Raja Ravi Varma along with ancient carvings and granite and ceramic tiles seating on the floor which are still unblemished. 

There is magnanimous ground in front of the palace which has hosted a number of international artists in the past like, The Rolling Stones, Backstreet Boys, Elton John, Lamb of God, Don Moen, David Guetta,  The Black Eyed Peas, Deep Purple, Metallica, Roger Waters etc. 

On the auspicious day of Dussehra every year, a grand fair is organized in the ground against the royal backdrop of the beautifully lit palace.

Location: Palace Road, Near Mount Carmel Institute Of Management, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

Best Time to Visit: During Dussehra when it is well lit with a grandiose celebration.

Price: INR 230 for Indians and INR 460 for foreigners.

Timings: 10 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 4 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 5 KM

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Vidhana Soudha

Vidhana Soudha is situated in the center of the city, painted in white and spread over an area of 60 acres. Vidhan Soudha is the most renowned landmark in Bangalore which houses the state secretariat and state legislature under one roof. 

This dome-like structure has two chambers where the first floor (central wing) can accommodate 268 members at a time and the southern wing can accommodate 88 members. 

The building is a marvelous amalgamation of Dravidian, British and Indo-Islamic style architecture. One must not miss the lighting up of the building on Sunday evenings and the inscription that reads “Government work is God’s work.” 

Please note that it is one of the sightseeing places in Bangalore that needs prior permission or a pass nowadays. The grandeur of Vidhana. Soudha is visible after sunset when the entire building is well lit and it resembles a grand palace

Location: Doctor Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Best Time to Visit: September to February

Price: No entry fee.

Timings: 10 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week except Sunday.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 hour.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 3.5 KM

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Venkatappa Art Gallery

This enormous art gallery is segmented into two halls where it exhibits more than 600 paintings. 

One of the two halls displays stone sculptures associated with Khajarao School of Art and Mathura whereas the other hall exhibits pottery and clay articles dating back to the Indus Valley civilization. 

This art gallery houses the artwork and paintings of world famous and renowned artists such as K. Venkatappa, M. F. Hussain, Hanumaiah, Hariram, Yusuf Arakkal, Rekha Rao, N. S. Bendre, and Vasudev in galore on the first level of the building. 

There are paintings christened as Prithvi, Vayu, Jala, Agni, Death, Sea Shore, Nagamandala, In Space,  and Last Glimpse by K.K Hebbar on the second level of the gallery. 

Venkatappa Art gallery is the Mecca for art loves, magnanimous, loaded and authentic and is one of the aesthetically pleasing places to visit in Bangalore.

Location: Kasturba Road, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Best Time to Visit: During the daytime.

Price: INR 10 per head (adults) and INR 5 (children)

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM on all the days of the week except Monday.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 5 KM.

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Wonderla

Take a day out and get charged at this craziest amusement park in Bangalore. Wonderla is one of the largest amusement parks in the entire country with more than 60 exhilarating rides such as Hurricane, Equinox, Insanity Twister, Recoil, Dropzone, Flash Tower, Mixer, Y-scream, Maverick etc. 

These high-tech rides will swirl, twist and turn you in around 360 degrees and will pump adrenaline rush to a next level. The water rides like splurgy and frolic with speedy drops and to and fro motion. 

Wonderla not only tops Bangalore tourist places list but it is loved by the local population as well. From rain disco to fun pools and wave pools, from roller coasters to boomerang rides; even an entire day at Wonderla is not enough to satiate the thrill junkies in you.

Location: 28th Km, Mysore Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109

Best Time to Visit: November to February.

Price: Ranging from 850 to 2000

Timings: 11 AM to 6 PM from Monday to Friday and 11 AM to 7 PM on every Saturday and Sunday.

Average time required to visit the place: An entire day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 35 KM

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Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

This summer residence of Tipu Sultan was built in the year 1791. The ceilings and walls of the palace have a floral touch with Islamic carvings and decorations. 

The uniqueness of this two storey building is that it is entirely made of teak wood with wooden pillars supporting the foundation of the palace. It is said that Sultan used the eastern and western balconies to conduct the mass and state affairs. 

The intricately carved wooden balcony and the majestic staircases are great examples of architectural marveling and the size of the palace is not magnanimous yet it gives a rustic touch to the state of Karnataka. It is one of the Bangalore tourist places which is included in almost all the itineraries.

Location: Albert Victor Road, Chamrajpet, Near Bengaluru Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560018

Best Time to Visit: November to February.

Price: INR 5 for Indians and INR 100 for foreign nationals.

Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 4 KM.

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Anthargange

The Kolar district of Karnataka promises a jaw-dropping sight of the Shathashrunga range and Anthargange is another rocky hill range that basks at a height of 1712 meters from sea level. 

The place is mostly an illusionistic stretch of stacked rocky boulders and the natural cave exploration is a one of kind experience among these piled up volcanic rocks. 

The Anthargange Temple is another popular site that is well-celebrated among the devotees and religious trekkers. Literally, Anthargange stands for 'The Ganges from the deep' or  'Inner Stream' in Kannada, that is also because of the bestrew of seven villages in the vicinity which are favored with a natural supply of fresh groundwater. 

There are no lodging options at Anthargange so one can either pitch a tent while night trekking or can stay at Bangalore and embark on a day trekking tour at Anthargange.

Location: Kolar District, Bengaluru, India

Best Time to Visit: October to March.

Price: There is no charge except for the commuting fare from Bangalore.

Timings: 24 hours.

Average time required to visit the place: A day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 70 KM.

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Devanahalli Fort

This 15th-century fort has witnessed multiple seizures and attacks in the bygone era by Tipu Sultan, Hyder Ali and even the Britishers. Malla Baire Gowda constructed in the year 1501 making it one of the Bangalore tourist places which you can not afford to miss if you want to learn more about the Mythology, history, and culture of the state. 

There is small village settlement within the fort premise with several old-style temples which gives insight into the history of the place. 

This 20 acres long fort is made of stone and mud and the house where Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali lived still exists in the lap of this fortress.

Location: Devanahalli Near Bangalore -Hyderabad Highway, District, Devanahalli, Karnataka 562110

Best Time to Visit: October to March.

Price: No entry fee.

Timings: Open 24 hours.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 35 KM.


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Kunti Betta

As the name suggests, Kunti Betta is a hill in the ancient town of Pandavapura and is a famous destination among the trekkers. It is ideally a 3 hours trek to reach an elevation of 2882 meters. 

The mythological significance of the place recites stories of Kunti and Pandavas who are said to have taken abode at these hillocks during their period of exile. It is suggested to indulge in a night trekking expedition as the place boasts of a decent population of fireflies which are on the verge of extinction today. 

From trekking and rock climbing on the rocky terrain of the hills to swimming and kayaking in the refreshing water of Thonnur lake, Kunti Betta is one of the best places to visit near Bangalore that is hard to miss by the adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Location: Pandavapura, Karnataka, India.

Best Time to Visit: October to March.

Price: There is no entry charge, one will only spend on activities, commuting and food.

Timings: 24 hours.

Average time required to visit the place:  a day or two.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 125 KM.

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Snow City

This indoor snow theme park garners plenty of visitors who aim to escape in the scorching heat by entering a snow house that spans an area of 12,500 sq. feet. The unparalleled experience of playing, sliding and throwing snow at each other can be achieved in the middle of a tropical town and you do not have to travel to the mighty Himalayas, neither have to wait for the winters. The freezing hall offers a number of crazy slides and rides with skiing and rock climbing activities.

Snow city is the first indoor theme park in the city which is open 365 days maintaining a temperature of minus 5 degree Celsius. The crazy snow box, various virtual snow animals, snow parties and snow slides are some of the features which lure visitors into trying this freezing hangout location.

Location: Jayamahal, Fun World Complex, Opposite TV Tower, J C Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560006

Best Time to Visit: Summer season.

Price: INR 600 per head.

Timings: 10 AM to 8:30 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: one-time entry is for 45 minutes.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 30 KM.

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National Gallery of Modern Art

This sprawling mansion of 3.5 acres and was recently opened to the public in the year 2009. The Manikyavelu Mansion is one of the three National Art Museum in India where the other two are located in Mumbai and Delhi. 

The welcoming sight of years old trees, a mirror pool and a fountain in the vicinity provides ample of green and shaded space to devour in the quietude of this art gallery. 

The marvelous photographs of earlier times, paintings, sculptures and graphic prints are some of the commendable articles which are kept on display. This is a notable culture center at Bengaluru that hosts seminars,  film screenings, workshops and exhibitions to cultivate an understanding of modern art and culture in the city.

Location: #49, Palace Road, Manikyavelu Mansion, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

Best Time to Visit: anytime between the given hours.

Price: INR 10 for Indian nationals and INR 150 for foreigner nationals.

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Monday.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 4 KM.

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Ramanagara

If you remember the classic Sholay scenes then you will be amazed to see the rocky mountains of this town that is situated around 50 KM from Bengaluru city and Sholay was originally shot here. 

From Silk farming to Mysore-Pak, from leading into the huge Hanuman statue entrance to the Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary; Ramanagara is one of the places to visit in Bangalore within 100 kms to enjoy heaps of activities like camping and trekking, and also an abundance of sightseeing option. 

The iconic rock elevations where the dacoit Gabbar was filmed in the cult classic Sholay can be visited during the day where you walk and climb some steep elevations of approximately 400 staircases to reach the top where you will find a temple as well. 

These rock elevations are of Ramadevara Betta Hill which is a part of Ramadevara betta Vulture Sanctuary.

Location: Mysore Road, Ramanagara, India

Best Time to Visit: Winter season (November to March)

Price: Ramadevara Betta hill can be visited by paying an entry charge of INR 25 with a separate parking charge.

Timings: The gates of the sanctuary open around 9 AM and closes by 4:30 to 5 PM.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 55 KM

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HAL Aerospace Museum

HAL is one of the most renowned aeronautical companies in entire Asia and the HAL Aerospace Museum. 

This Aviation center was established in 2001 in Bangalore and since then it has been a hub to attain technical, scientific and historical knowledge about aviation and aerospace and other such related science streams in the country. 

It has many branches across India and Asia and this 4 acres land imparts information on simulators, air traffic control, history of aeronautical science and sustainable development practices. 

The museum houses various missiles and aircrafts models such jets, MIGs, helicopters and fighter planes. This is one of a kind museum that is initiating public awareness about aerospace in India.

Location: Near HAL Police Station, HAL Old Airport Rd, Marathahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037

Best Time to Visit: anytime between the given hours.

Price: INR 50 for adults, free entry for kids.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 15 KM.


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