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About Bangalore

Bengaluru, formerly known as Bangalore, is the capital of the state of Karnataka. It is located in southern India on Deccan Plateau. The city is a mix of traditions and modernity. The various ethnicities residing in it celebrate their cultural festivities while engaging with the recent upsurge in its café culture and pub-hopping. It is often referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley’ being the hub of IT development in India.

The lush green area around Bangalore is interspersed with waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, and brooks and rivers waiting to be explored. Due to the presence of lush gardens and pastoral land, it has gained a reputation for being the ‘Garden City of India.’ Cubbon Park, Ulsoor Lake, Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park, Bugle Rock Park, and Lumbini Garden are the marvels of this city.

Bangalore is flushed with the picturesque sites where you can try the most adrenaline rushing activities. Trekking or hiking at places like Ramanagara, Nandi Hills, Savandurga, and Narayanagiri are exciting activities undertaken by trek enthusiasts. You can also try camping and fishing over here for a rejuvenating experience. 

Bangalore is not just a place for nature lovers, but also music enthusiasts. Hard Rock is an elite pub in Bangalore due to its live performances by renowned bands. There are various other entertainment places within the city including Snow City, which enthuses visitors with activities like ice-skating, gaming arcades and bowling alleys. 

Bangalore has two distinct seasons – wet and dry. The wet season begins with the monsoon in June and lasts till September. The rest of the year is mostly dry but may encounter unpredictable showers. The dry days are sunny, with temperatures not going beyond 25 – 30 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Bangalore is from November to March. 

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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. 
Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills is a set of breathtaking hillocks which is a complete nature retreat. From catching the stunning views of the rising and setting sun to camping and trekking, people come here to indulge in a wide variety of activities. The best part of visiting the top of the hill is that you will get to enjoy the view of low lying clouds floating around you. 
Skandagiri locks one of the most mesmerizing views of the sky and earth that meet at sunrise with clouds at an eye-level height urging you not to leave. A night trek in Bangalore, Skandagiri is a must for adventure and nature lovers, who can spend the night with a camp stay in front of an amazing bonfire. This 10km Skandagiri trek begins two hours before sunrise, where one has to climb up these hills by passing the wilderness until you to reach the absolute top.
Grab the best beer in town at Toit that is designed to offer to the people of Bangalore with a non-step brewery that keeps the partying crowd crawling in. Claiming to have magical powers in being able to produce varied kinds of breweries for the people of this fun city, this has turned out to be one of those places to visit in Bangalore where people flock to, especially over the weekends.  Here’s the most exciting thing about Toit, they allow your furry buddies, your pets, in with you, while you grab a drink or two.Location: 298, 100 Feet Road, Near KFC Restaurant, Indira Nagar II Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038Best time to visit: If knowing how beer is brewed and witness the whole process then visit on the first Saturday of every month to attend the Brewery tour.Price: Drinks starting at Rs. 225Timing: 12.00 p.m. to 01.00 a.m.Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: Around 9.8 kmSuggested Read: Fascinating Nightlife Tours in Bangalore
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.
Innovative Film City
This opulent marvel is situated off Bangalore -Mysore highway at Bidadi and is loaded with activities such as net cricket, kids boating, Go-karting, bull ride etc. There are around three refreshing water pools one of which is a wave pool. It is thronged with interesting activities and attractions such as Dino Park, Mirror Maze, Haunted Mansion, Tribal Museum, and many more.

Bangalore FAQ's

When is the best time to explore Bangalore?

Bangalore has pleasant weather throughout the year. The climate will be moderate and is suitable to be visited at any time of the year.

Usually, the months between September and February sees the highest tourist flow rate and the reason for this is the weather becomes much more pleasant and gives a beautiful feeling during these times.

-Bangalore in Monsoon: Monsoon in Bangalore usually provides the visitors with a lot of getaways. There are many places in and around Bangalore which can be explored in these monsoon seasons. The hills, rivers, lakes, landscapes and many more, if you are a nature lover then monsoon is the best time for you to visit Bangalore.

-Bangalore in Summer: 
Usually, people living in hot and humid areas plan to go to some cooler places and relax there. The maximum temperature in Bangalore is 34 degree Celsius in summer and the climate in summer season is commendable. So you can visit Bangalore this summer and explore many beautiful places.

-Bangalore in Winter: 
The temperature in the winter season in Bangalore drops below 10 degrees in some instances yet the climate is peaceful and people can enjoy the cool weather. There are many beautiful destinations in Bangalore which can be explored in the cool climate. Hills, beaches, heritage sites and a lot more can be visited and explored in this beautiful season.

What all things can be done in Bangalore?

Bangalore offers a multitude of entertainment options for tourists. Some of the best things to do in Bangalore starting from 250/- Only are: 

1. Trekking at Uttari Betta
2. Wine Tour In Bangalore
3. Camping at Nandi Hills
4. Wildlife Safari at Bannerghatta Biological Park
5. Adventure activities at Ramanagara
6. Nature Adventure Camp In Kanakapura
7. Day out At Jain Farms
8. Trekking in Skandagiri
9. Caving Day out at Anthargange

How is the general climate of Bangalore?

The general climate of Bangalore is usually below 35°C even in the summer months of March to May but it gets unpleasant outdoors due to the fierce sunlight. October to February is ideal for outdoor activities like family picnics, trekking, long drives and others.

All you would need is a windcheater or a light woollen jacket if you are planning to drive around at night. June to September is monsoon time when the city faces mild to heavy rainfall and a sunny afternoon can suddenly turn into a downpour that can become a damper if you are out shopping.

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Which are some famous places to visit near Bangalore in summers?

Bangalore is located close to several hill stations like Ooty, Munnar, Kodaikanal, Wayanad and Coorg that can be explored during summer.

The best places to visit in summer are amusement parks like Snow City in Fun World Complex, Wonderla the water park and Neeladri Amusement and Waterpark with games for everyone.

Waterfalls like Shivanasamudra, Muthyala Maduvu or Pearl Valley are also pleasant after a few bouts of rainfall.

Which are some famous places to visit near Bangalore in winters?

As winters are perfect for travelling around to nearby locations in Bangalore, one can explore Mysore and Srirangapatna along with Nandi Hills and Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.

Pleasant weather also helps to explore local scenery with
adventure sports like trekking, rappelling and camping at Bheemeshwari, Antharagange, Vanakebe Falls, Manchinbele or at Ramanagaram.

This is also a good time to visit temples like Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, Kotilingeshwara Temple, Chamundeshwari Temple, Ghati Subramanya Temple, Ranganathaswamy temple and Someshwara Temple.

Can I visit Cubbon Park? What is special there?

Cubbon Park, regarded as the “lung” area of Bangalore’s business district was created in 1870 and is today spread across 300 acres. The park is made up of natural rock, massive bamboos and several varieties of small and large plants along with wide walkways used for walking and light exercises by residents in the area.

It also houses a library, aquarium and toy train along with several statues of famous personalities and benches to relax. The park is open between 10.30 AM to 6 PM on all days except Thursdays and the entrance is free.

They have a show of colorful fairy fountains every evening and short courses for pottery making and painting are also offered.

Can someone visit Vidhana Soudha? Is it worth visiting it?

Vidhana Soudha or Karnataka Government’s parliament building is India’s largest legislature-cum-office building which is an interesting place that every tourist to the city must visit. 

Spread across 60 acres, the building has four entrances signifying four directions and houses twenty-two departments on four floors. 

The impressive building was built in Dravidian architecture style in 1956 and has a beautiful 60 feet dome in its center and six domes of which, four are in the front section and two on the sides which are supported by 8 pillars. Entry to the structure is not allowed unless one is visiting for official work.

What is special about the famous Bangalore Palace?

Bangalore palace, the erstwhile summer capital of Mysore’s Maharajas was built by Rev. J Garett in 1862 to resemble Windsor Castle. The palace spread across 453 acres, is popular for its beautiful Tudor style architecture and beautiful objects of art belonging to the royal family that is displayed to the public.

Instead of a live guide, the 40 tour has an audio guide that tells the history behind each section of this marvellous heritage. The palace’s interiors are decorated with stained glass windows, skylights, neoclassical furniture, family photographs, royal garments used for ceremonies and hunting trophies.

Which museums I can visit in Bangalore?

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is one of the best in Bangalore that has five galleries dedicated to varied aspects of technology. Besides this, one can visit the Government Museum that was built in 1865 and has got its share of ancient history in the form of geological and architectural objects excavated from across the state.

The city also has a quaint folk museum that has an excellent collection of folk artefacts like costumes, masks and weapons used during performances. The museum also has audio-visual presentations of rural dances and an antique temple chariot.

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Which are some best water parks in Bangalore?

The top-ranked waterpark in Bangalore is Wonderla that is ranked 1st in India and 7th in Asia and spread across 33 hectares.

Neeladri Amusement and waterpark, which was the city’s first water amusement park is located in Hosur road, which has 45 dry rides and 8 rides in waterpark.

Lumbini Gardens in Hebbal is famous for boating and water based games for adults and children.

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Can I visit Wonderla? What are the charges?

Wonderla is Bangalore’s most popular amusement parks located around 28 kilometres away from city center at Bidadi. There are buses and cabs to the amusement park and back till late hours in the evening.

The park has 55 land and water-based rides along with a musical fountain and laser show along with special games and attractions for small children. The park is open between 11 am to 7 pm on all days and rates are Rs.700 for an adult and Rs. 540 for a child.

During festivals, weekends and peak holiday season the rates go up to Rs. 940 per adult and Rs.710 for a child.

Which are some famous temples of Bangalore?

While Bangalore is home to over 1000 new and old temples the most famous of them is the ISKCON Radha Krishna temple, Bull Temple with 15 feet tall Nandi and Dodda Ganesha temples located beside each other in Basavanagudi.

Some of the city’s ancient temples are Chokkanathaswamy temple in Domlur built in the 10th century, Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple carved out of single rock in the 9th century and the Halasuru Someshwara temple dating back to Chola period has retained its ornate charm.

Other famous temples are Venkataramana temple, Banashankari temple, Sri Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple and Kailash Vaikunta Mahakshetra Temple.

Can I visit the Innovative Film City in Bangalore?

This theme park is located 37 km from Bangalore and has state buses and cabs plying to the area. The park visiting hours are between 10 am to 7 pm on all days of the week and entry fees before 3 PM is Rs. 500 per adult and Rs. 399 after 3 PM.

Built in 2007 the park has several attractions like a water park, Dino park, haunted mansion, mirror maze and a tribal museum for children and adults.

Which all places are good to visit by couples in Bangalore?

The best places couples can visit are:

-Cubbon Park
-Lalbagh and Bugle Rock Park in Basavanagudi
-Boating on Hebbal Lake, BTM lake and Ulsoor lake
-Shopping Malls like Mantri Mall, Forum Mall, Bangalore Central Mall, Garuda Mall and Orion Mall
Barleyz Restaurant
Persian Terraces

Which all places are famous for Candlelight Dinners in Bangalore?

Bangalore a lot of options for romantic candlelight dinners where couples can enjoy privacy and great food. Here listed are some of the places:

-Café Max on CMH Road with its cozy setting and fairy lights
-Blue Ginger at Raj West End on Race Course Road with its peaceful atmosphere and fine dining experience
-Candlelight at Le Cirque Signature on Old Airport road
-News Café in Indiranagar
-Bierre Republic at Pavilion Mall in Church Street with its warm woody ambience
-Ebony –Ivory Tower with its amazing view
-Mezzaluna with its stylish Italian furniture and food

Which all places are best preferred for a family outing in Bangalore?

There are several amazing places around Bangalore that you can take the family for a fun-filled day of swimming and casual lazing around. For the best experiences visit:

-Savandurga which has a ruined fort for a picnic
-Avani has ancient temples
-Bannerghatta National Park for safaris
-Take a trip to Wonderla amusement park
-Take a swim in Chunchi Falls
-Go fishing in Bheemeshwari
-Explore lush greenery around Balmuri and Edmuri falls
-Explore the grasslands around Hessarghatta lake and charming Horsely Hills to view the “World’s biggest Banyan Tree.

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Which places will be most enjoyable for kids, in Bangalore?

Bangalore being such a vibrant city for sightseeing and adventure activities also has a lot of options for kids to enjoy:

-Amusement Parks: Wonderla, Lumbini Gardens, Snow world and  Neeladri Amusement and waterpark where kids can enjoy various watersport and thrilling activities.

-Educative: Jawaharlal Nehru Planetorium, Vishveshwaraya Museum and aeronautics museum.

-Adventure: Camping to Manchinbele or at Ramanagaram, Bheemeshwari for fishing and boating since kids also love adventure and the thrill of adrenaline rush.

-Waterfalls: Shivanasamudra, Muthyala Maduvu and Pearl Valley.

Which resorts provide private pool facility near Bangalore?

Most resorts near Bangalore have swimming pools but none of them are private as generally they are used by all guests that are present in the resort.

Some resorts that have multiple swimming pools for children and adults are:

-Elim Resort
-Confident Amoon Glamour resort
-Emerald Isle Resort
-Holiday village Resort
-Urban Valley Resort
-Parkfield Resotel

Which resorts are good for adventure activities near Bangalore?

All resorts near Bangalore have volleyball and basketball courts for guests along with swimming pools and video game parlours to keep families and children across varied ages busy across the day:

-Chairman’s Jade Club Resort offer extra facilities like archery
-Shilha Andara Resort offers adventure sports like paintball, zorbing and rope climbing without any extra charges
-Angsana resort offers paintball games
-Jaladhama resort offer trampoline and water sports like paddling, canoeing and banana boat ride

Which are some of the best resorts for corporate day outing in Bangalore?

Corporate day outings should comprise of team building sports and activities that brings office colleagues in an informal atmosphere. Some of the best resorts with space and opportunities for organizing large team activities are:

-Discovery Village Resorts
-Guhantara Resorts
-Angsana Oasis Spa and Resort
-Olde Bangalore
-Ramanashree California Resort
-Vana Resort
-Jaladhama Resort

Which resorts are couple-friendly in Bangalore?

Bangalore Resorts that offer privacy and solitude for couples are:

-Woodrich Anbi Club
-Silver Oak Farm
-Royal Orchid Resort and Convention Center
-Eagleton Golf Resort for a touch of luxury

For relaxing spa resorts and massage experience try:

-Angsana Oasis Spa and Resort
-Palm Meadows Club
-Windflower Prakruthi Resort and Spa
-Clarks Exotica Convention and Spa
-Golden Palms Resort
-Parkfield Resotel

Which are some best weekend getaways from Bangalore?

Living in Bangalore and being apart of the daily rush and chaos calls for quality time away with nature and unwinding yourself. There are a lot of options for weekend getaways in Bangalore, you can:

-Take weekend trips to Hogenakkal Falls just 189 kms from Bangalore
-Visit Hampi beside a river
-Bheemeshwari or Masinagudi for natural beauty
-Explore nearby hill stations of Coorg, Ooty, Wayanad and Munnar and wander around the tea gardens enjoying homemade chocolate
-If historical ruins, temples and forts are your interests then check out Shravanabelagola, Belur, Halebid, Shivanasamudra, Badami, Mysore, Srirangapatnam and Dharmasthala

Which all places are good for a bike trip near Bangalore?

Bike trips allow you to see offbeat locations that are usually avoided by tour operators so here are some places you can explore on a bike. Thottikallu Falls off Kanakapura road is just 35 km away Savandurga and Manchinabele Dam close to Arkavathi River is best explored on bikes.

Other locations for day trips by bike are Mekedatu, Lepakshi if you like historical inscriptions and Nandi Hills. A couple of Tipu Sultan’s strategic forts like Manjarabad Fort (226 km away) and Gandikota Fort (300 km away) located deep in the hills can be explored by bikers.

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How far is Coorg from Bangalore? When is the best time to visit it?

Located deep in the heart of Kodagu Hills, Coorg is a beautiful hill station and the coffee capital of India. It is located around 270 km by road from Bangalore.

The best time to visit this hill station is between October and May as the weather is pleasant at 20° C and ideal for exploring every part of the town by just walking around or driving on motorbikes.

To explore the actual essence of Coorg, tourists prefer to stay in homestays instead of commercial lodges or resorts.

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Where can I do rappelling near Bangalore?

Surrounded by hills and valleys Bangalore’s outskirts is perfect for adventure sports like rappelling and rope climbing along with day and night trekking. 

The best locations for rappelling which is generally conducted by adventure clubs with trained guides helping new entrants to the sport are:

-Tadiandamol Trek and rappelling
-Skandagiri hillock for trekking and rappelling
-Manchinbele is popular and so is Anthargange both of which have swimming and trekking along with rappelling

Where can we do paintball adventure in Bangalore?

Paintball adventure can be explored in resorts and adventure camps located in the outskirts of Bangalore like:

-Bannerghatta Road
-Jade Garden
-Savandurga hill camp
-Holiday Village Resort
-Paintball and Go karting arena located 5 kms from total mall in Sarjapur
-Paintball Zone in Kothnur Road at RBI Layout
-National Paintball League in Indira Nagar
-Play near Total Mall in Kasavanahalli

Which are some famous treks near Bangalore? Are there night treks too?

The most popular trekking locations in Bangalore with well laid out tracks are:

-Ramnagara Trek
-Skandagiri Trek
-Anthargange Trek
-Ramadewara Betta Trek
-Kunti Betta Trek
-Nandi Hills
-Savadurga Night Trek
-Makalidurga Night Trek

Though some of these treks are also used for night trekking it is best done on full moon nights and with a guide as there have been instances of people getting lost.

Where can someone do cave exploration near Bangalore?

Due to rocky landscape, there are many ancient caves around Karnataka like:

-Siddara Betta

The closest ones to Bangalore for which exploratory tours are conducted are:

-Antharagange in Kolar
-Mullayanagiri caves

There are few cave temples that can be explored too like 
Hulimavu cave on Bannerghatta Road close to BGS school.

What all camping sites can be found near Bangalore?

Popular camping locations within 100 kms of Bangalore are:

-Bananthi Betta
-Kanakpura near Hosa Doddi Lake

Popular camping sites within 200 kms of Bangalore are:

-Bheemeshwari and Doddamakali while there are several camping sites as one travels towards Ooty, Coorg and Wayanad

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What all activities can be done in Ooty? How far is Ooty from Bangalore?

Bangalore to Ooty is 273.4 km drive and is accessible by road and train. Every visitor to Ooty must see the:

-Botanical Gardens spread across 22 acres that has 650 species of flowers and trees
-Boating on Ooty Lake
-Speedboat ride near Pykara waterfall

Ideal for trekking and camping:

-Dodabetta peak
-Lamb’s rock
-Pine Forest
-Dolphin’s Nose
-Take a toy train ride to Coonoor for scenic view of hills and hidden waterfalls
-Go shopping on Charing Cross to purchase chocolates, Toda shawls or famous Nilgiri tea and Eucalyptus oil

What all activities can be done in Chikmagalur? How far is Chikmagalur from Bangalore?

Every coffee lover that visits Bangalore should make a point of visiting the beautiful hill station of Chikmagalur for its lush greenery, Bangalore to Chikmagalur is a 277 kms drive. There are several activities that can be done in Chikamagalur, Such as:

-Take long walks along the coffee plantations
-Visit the local temples and sightseeing locations
-Explore rafting on the river Bhadra
-Try golfing at Chikmagalur Golf Club with a 9 hole golf course
-The range of mountains make the town’s outskirts like Kemmangundi ideal for camping, cycling and trekking
-Other locations for cycling here are Kudremukh, Bababudangiri, Mullayanagiri and Kuringal gudda.

Which all wildlife safaris we can do near Bangalore?

With two of the nation’s largest national parks close to the city there is no dearth of wildlife safaris that one can explore in Bangalore:

-Bannerghatta National park
-Kabini located in Mysore
-Mudumalai National Park in Udagamandalam
-National park in Bandipur and Nagarhole National Park offer both elephant safari and tiger safari that are done by jeeps during daytime
-Wayanad in Kerala and BR Hills are smaller in size so usually small herbivore species and elephants are visible during safari to these locations

Can I visit Bannerghatta National Park? How much will the safari cost me?

Bannerghatta National Park located 25 km south of Bangalore city is closed on Tuesdays and though it is open between 9 am to 5pm on all other days the ticket counter opens at around 10 am.

Divided into three sections namely the Zoo, Grand Safari and Butterfly park, the overall cost of visitation to first two locations is Rs. Rs.260 for adults and Rs.130 for children along with Rs.25 for camera.

Foreigners are charged Rs.400 for adults and Rs.300 for children. Entry ticket to visit Butterfly Park is Rs.30 which also has a few stray monkeys playing around.

Which waterfalls can we see near Bangalore?

Some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bangalore are:

-Thottikallu Falls is 33.5 km from Bangalore
-Chunchi Waterfalls is 83 kms away and enroute to Mekedatu
-Shivanasamudra- Gaganchukki-Barachukki is 109 km south of Bangalore.
-Hogenakkal Falls near Cauvery at 180 kms from Bangalore
-Balmuri Edmuri Waterfalls at 175 km
-Vayapare Falls is 218 km South West of Bangalore.
-Iruppu Falls is 247 kms away.
-Abbi Fall in Kodagu is 268 km away.
-Jog Falls is at 379 km North West of Bangalore

Can we do cycling tour in Bangalore? Which places can we see while cycling?

Yea, you can do a cycling tour in Bangalore. Best cycling tours in Bangalore are:

-Thattekere cycling tour of 50 km from Electronic city to Thattekere lake.
-Big Banyan Tree cycling tour of 32 km to the historical location can enable you to visit Manchanabele Dam.
-Ramohalli to Ramadevarabetta this 90 km cycling trail travels through Savandurga, Manchanabele Dam and Dodda Alada Mara.
-Devarayanadurga from Govindapura (Tumkur) is 110 km that travels from Nidvanda, Hanumantha Nagar village to reach Devarayanadurga Temple.
-North Bangalore 5 hour cycling tour that takes you past excavated temples, heritage homes and artisans village for closer look at the city’s art and culture

Which places are famous for river rafting near Bangalore?

Here are the some famous river rafting experiences in Bangalore:

-Bheemeshwari river rafting in Cauvery river is for 2 to 2.5 hours.
-Barapole rafting in Coorg is 270 kms away along the forests of Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
-Bhadra rafting in Chikamagalur is 242 kms away and offers easy to moderate challenges.
-Kabini river rafting is 220 km away and brings you in close proximity to the wildlife
-Kondaji at Davangere is 260 kms away, it takes you along hills and forests.
-Dandeli on Kali River is 462 kms away and is used for canoeing and kayaking as well.

When is the best time to visit Coorg & Dandeli for rafting?

The best time to visit Dandeli is between January to Feb if you are a bird-watching enthusiast and between the months of April to September during the pre-monsoon and monsoon months when the river Kali is at ideal levels for kayaking, rafting and coracle rides.

There are two locations for
river rafting in Coorg namely Barapole River and Cauvery river at Dubare. White water rafting is done during mid-July and September end while Still water rafting is done across the year barring the monsoon season. 

Can someone do rafting in Bheemeshwari?

Yes, the gentle Cauvery river has paddle boat rafting through the rapids that are considered a major adventure sport for visitors. Depending on the size of the group and their level of enthusiasm, the river rafting exercise can be for 2 or 4 hours to let them explore different grades of water speeds.

Even novices can try out rafting in Bheemeshwari as all boats have a trained oarsman cum diver that travels with every group.

Can I do a Wine tour near Bangalore? How much it will cost me?

Grover vineyards on Doddaballapur spread across 410 acres has daily tours between 10.30 am to 3 pm that includes lunch, winery tour and wine tasting. Cost per head between Monday to Friday is Rs.850 per head and Rs.1000 per head on weekends.

Bangalore Soma Vineyards at Gundamgere village in North Bangalore has four tour sessions between 9 am to 9 pm that includes lunch and dinner and wine tasting sessions that cost Rs.1500 per head.

Heritage Winery in Channapatna tours between 10 am to 5 pm charges has tours to showcase winemaking and tasting process seven days a week. The charges are Rs.250 per head while grape stomping experience costs Rs.500 each.

Can I visit Nandi Hills? Why is it so famous?

Anyone can visit Nandi Hills by hiring a car or by local tourist buses that include this location on Mysore sightseeing trips. Nandi Hills is famous for its strategic location that gives sweeping views of Mysore city and its surrounding villages.

The hill has religious significance due to Chamundeshwari temple, Bhoganandishwara temple and ancient Nandi Bull statue that is more than 20 feet tall. Bikers and cyclists’ groups visit the hilltop for view of sunrise and sunset which is breathtaking especially during monsoons and winter.

What all activities can be done in Kanakpura?

Kanakapura is a tourism hotspot. This town has activities and sightseeing from history to adventure. Located 55 km from Bangalore, it is surrounded by lush green forests and beauty.

-Relaxing in resorts: Guhantara, Urban Valley, Holiday Village resort, Khedda Resorts, Vana Resorts and Elim Resorts. These resorts offer swimming, outdoor games like volleyball, rain dance, trampoline along with several groups and individual sporting activities like video game arenas too.
-Paintball Camps
-Waterfall Tour: Chunchi Falls
-Trekking: Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta, Devara Gudda
-Adventure sports: Trekking, rappelling, fishing, kayaking and ziplining
-Spa facilities in Kanakapura: Sri Sri Ayurveda Panchakarma

What adventure activities can be done in Ramanagara?

Adventure activities that can be done in Ramanagara are:

-Vineyard tour - That includes vineyard tour of Heritage Grape Winery and shows all stages of the winemaking process
-Cycling tour – 35 km cycle tour from outskirts of Bangalore city to 400-year-old Big Banyan Tree, Manchanabele Dam and Ramadevara Betta
-Camping – The jungles and rocky plains of Ramanagara famous for world’s oldest granite ridges are popular camping sites for trekkers and adventure clubs
-Trekking – Most popular trails for both night and day trekking
-Quad Biking and Go-karting
-Paintball adventures – Dirt Mania, Fever Pitch Basecamp, Neon Factory and Adventure Adda

Where can we do Go-Karting in Bangalore?

Here is the list of places you can go for Go Karting in Bangaloree: 

-Dirt Mania on Kanakpura Road
-Raceway Motorsport at Kanakpura near Kaggalipura with 5 laps
-Red Riders Sports at Huskur Dommasandra Road with 5 and 12 laps
-Govindraj Garden, R.T.Nagar with 5.5 BHP Kart
-Gurukul’s Gokarting at Siddapura Whitefield
-Meco Kartopia Gokarting at Hennur Bagalur Road in Chaggalagatti Village

Which are some best Hill Stations near Bangalore? What are their Distances?

Below are some of the famous hill stations around Bangalore:

-Ooty in Tamil Nadu is referred to as Queen of Hills – 270km away
-Coorg in Karnataka is called Scotland of India – 267 km away
-Munnar in Kerala is called the Kashmir of South India – 476 km away
-Kodaikanal in Tamilnadu is Princess of Hill Stations – 459 km away
-Yercaud in Tamil Nadu is Poor Man’s Ooty – 228 km away
-Chikmagalur in Karnataka – 277 km away
-Wayanad in Kerala – 275 km away

Which are some amazing Beach Destination near Bangalore? How far are they?

Some of the prominent beach destinations near Bangalore are:

-Surathkal Beach is 347 km west of Bangalore and 20 km from Mangalore
-Tannirbhavi Beach is 347 km west of Bangalore and 12 km from Mangalore
-Marina Beach is 351 km from Bangalore and in Chennai
-Mahabalipuram Beach is 350 km from Bangalore
-Kaup Beach is 406 km west of Bangalore and 14 km from Udupi
-Malpe Beach is 406 km west of Bangalore and 7 km from Udupi
-Someshwar Beach is 347 km west Bangalore and 13 km from Mangalore
-Bekal Beach is 377 km from Bangalore.
-Puducherry Beach is 323 km from Bangalore
-Murudeshwar Beach is 455 km North West of Bangalore
-Gokarna Beach is 486 km North West of Bangalore

Which markets are famous for shopping in Bangalore?

Here is the list of popular markets for shopping in Bangalore

-Residency Road – City’s oldest shopping hub for handicrafts has government and private emporiums selling unusual handcrafted products at reasonable prices.
-Marathahalli – Factory outlets of large brands are stretched out on Varthur road that is frequented regularly by youngsters.
-Commercial Street – Crowded but popular shopping area for clothes, accessories, shoes, real and costume jewelry, cosmetics and street food.
-Chickpet – Bangalore’s old wholesale market is best for traditional Indian clothes at wholesale prices though you may be pushed to buy more quantity for better discounts.
-Brigade Road – Shops on the footpath sell a wide variety of items from t-shirts to books, leather items, watches, shoes, costume jewelry etc.

If you are looking for branded clothes, electronics or other expensive objects then it is best to explore shopping malls like Orion Malls, Mantri Square, Phoenix Market city etc.

Which are some best restaurants in Bangalore?

Premium fine dine restaurants: 

-High Ultra Lounge in Malleshwaram for Japanese, Thai, Korean and Chinese cuisine
-Windmills Craftworks in Whitefield for American and Indian cuisine
-Skyye in UB City for Continental cuisine
-Shiro in UB City for Japanese and Asian cuisine
-Spice Terrace JW Marriott Lavelle Road for North India and seafood cuisine

Top casual dining restaurants:

-The Square – Novotel at Marathahalli for Continental, Indian, Japanese and Italian food
-Saffron on Palace Road for Asian and Indian food
-Bene at Sheraton on Malleshwaram for Italian and European food
-Barbeque Nation, JP Nagar for Indian, European and Mediterranean cuisine
-Yatai on Palace Road for Japanese Sushi Asian food

How can I experience best nightlife in Bangalore?

The city has its share of pubs and nightclubs and the most popular among them are:

-Skyye on 16th Floor of UB City that allows you to enjoy the view of city skyline after a tiring bout of dancing
-Loft 38 to 100 Feet Indira Nagar
-The Big Pitcher on Old Airport Road
-Barleyz – The Brew House
-Zuri in Whitefield that offers free entry to couples
-White Pebble is the city’s favourite haunt
-Eclipse in Leela Galleria
-Sutra in Lalit Ashok
-Ice Bar at Taj Vivanta

Must Check: Best Nightlife Tours in Bangalore

Which are some distinct cafes in Bangalore?

Before Café Coffee Day and Kalmane Coffee set up its outlets in the city, there have several cafes in Bangalore that remain favourite haunts of locals till date like:

-Smoke House Deli – Indiranagar
-Art Blend Café – HSR Layout
-Beans Café – Koramangala for its distinct cakes
-Homemade Café - Koramangala for its beautiful green ambience
-Dyu Art Café – Koramangala for art, coffee and inspiration
-Café Noir – UB City for French finger food
-Matteos on Brigade Road for busy shoppers
-Courtyard Café on KH Road for light food and games

Where can we have the best street food in Bangalore?

Besides the regular dosa, idli, vada, pani-puri and chaat options, every popular shopping in Bangalore has its own street food outlets that offer snack options from across the nation and China too! Some of the popular restaurant chains for serving street food are:

-Shiv Sagar
-Adyar Anand Bhavan
-Udupi hotels
-Taaza Thindi

local eat-out zones in Bangalore are :

-Brahmin’s Coffee Bar in Basavanagudi for typical South Indian fare
-Central Tiffin Room in Malleshwaram for South Indian delicacies and coffee
-VV Puram Food Street for a wide variety of street food options ranging from snacks and ice creams to tempting rice delicacies
-Puchka at Marathahalli for delicious hot dogs and chat items
-Hari’s Sandwich Zone in Jayanagar for its signature chocolate sandwich

Which places are good for Long - Drives near Bangalore?

Popular locations that one can head out to for a long drive outside the city are:

-Nandi Hills: Just 60 km from the city and you are atop a hill that virtually floats in clouds
-Bheemeshwari: Just 105 km to laze beside the tranquil river with several food options at hand
-Ramanagar: Just 47 km for adventure sports or just to explore temples
-Anthargange: Just 70 km for exploration of local mountains and caves
-Shivanasamudra: Just 130 km is popular for coracle boating and waterfalls of Gaganchukki and Barachukki
-Sangama: 100 km is located at the confluence of Arkavathi and Cauvery rivers

Suggested Read: Popular Places to Visit Near Bangalore Within 100 Kms

Which are some good homestays options available near Bangalore?

Here are some famous homestay near Bangalore:

-Angana – The Country Inn Kanakapura Road
-Aditya Orchards – Kanakapura Road
-Compact Stately homes – Old Airport road HAL
-Casablanca – Co-living home in Koramangala
-Aura Corporate suites in Manyata Tech park
-The White House in Koramangala
-Geese Haven Homestay and Farm in Kalikamba Temple Road Somanahalli
-Abids Vinkas Homestay in BTM Layout for serviced apartments
-Mel’s Service Apartments in Kodihalli Main Road

Which are some famous pubs in Bangalore?

Bangalore has been famous for its pubs largely because several of them brew their own craft beer so here are the most popular pubs in Bangalore:

-Arbor Brewing Company or ABS located on Brigade Road offers both American and Continental food
-Monkey Bar in Indiranagar is popular for its cocktail combinations and snazzy snacks
-Watson’s with outlets in Ulsoor, JP Nagar and Vasanthnagar is one of the oldest brands
-Toit at 100 Feet Indira Nagar for a delectable range of brews and appetizers
-The Irish House at Whitefield has interesting range of cocktails, martinis, margaritas, mojitos and daiquiris to explore along with community meals for groups.
-Skyee City bar in UB City with alfresco setting and fancy lighting
-District 6 in Malleshwaram with its own brewery serves European and Asian cuisine

Which are some famous jungle lodges near Bangalore?

Some of the famous Jungle Lodges near Bangalore are:

-Jungle Lodges, Bheemeshwari
-Hill View Resort, Ramnagar
Morritt Farms
Our Native Village
Jaladhama Resort

What are the recommended reads for destination (govt websites, travel forum articles)?

Books :

-The Cosmopolitans, Anjum Hasan 
-The Riddle of the Seventh Stone, Monideepa Sahu 
-Multiple City: Writings on Bangalore, Aditi De 
-Cut Like Wound, Anita Nair 
-Bengaluru/Bangalore – In First Person Singular, Mahesh Bhat 
-Hari, a Hero for Hire, Zac O’Yeah 
-The Red Carpet: Bangalore Stories, Lavanya Sankaran 
-Monkey-Man, Usha KR 
-The Promise of the Metropolis: Bangalore’s Twentieth Century, Janaki Nair 
-No Time for Goodbyes, Andaleeb Wajid 

Bangalore Reviews

Vaishali Singh
Reviewed: 17 Sep 2023
Really loved this place. Awesome food, calm and peaceful stay Pool was amazing, Definitely a fun-filled day
Vaishali Singh
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Anirudh Ghaty
Reviewed: 12 Sep 2018
"One hell of a crazy trek this one. The views were just splendid, and the organisers had it all charted out, and were extremely helpful. \n\nAn initial route through the forest is what we go through which is not that tiring, but after this stretch we move on to the most difficult part of the trek, w... Read More
Anirudh Ghaty
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Reviewed: 24 Dec 2022
Overall 4.5 out of 5. Jayanth and team mates did great job. Driver needs to learn manners and human care in not rudel blasting loud songs at night even when requested not to do so. Worth the money. Well organized. Recommend before hand on website itinerary to bring warm sweaters and flask of hot tea... Read More
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Jatin Nehlani
Reviewed: 25 Sep 2023
Loved everything about the trek
Jatin Nehlani
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Swastik Uprety
Reviewed: 04 Sep 2019
My first ever trekking experience and I could not have asked for a better one. Booked for this trek just 2 days before, solely based on other trekkers' thrillophilia reviews and amazing pics they have posted on Thrillophilia website. Moreover, it was going to be a solo trek for me and quite obviousl... Read More
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Pradeep Patil
Reviewed: 23 Apr 2024
We really enjoyed our trip.
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