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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 to Nandi Hills, hence do not keep eatables in your hands.
Location: 10 km from Chikkaballapur town, Chikkaballapur 562101, India
Best Time to Visit Nandi Hills: October to March.
Price: Entry to the hills is Rs 5, Parking charges for two wheelers are Rs 15 and Rs 60 for cars and Camping in Nandi Hills starts from Rs 1250
Timings: Entry to the hills are between 6 AM to 10 PM and trekking hours are between 6 AM to 6 PM
Average time required to visit the place: A day.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 62 KM.
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 best attractions in Bangalore within 100 km to enjoy heaps of adventure like camping and trekking, and there is 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: 50 Km south-west of Bangalore, 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 while camping in Ramanagara starts from INR 1,200
Timings: The gates of the sanctuary open around 9 AM and closes by 4:30 to 5 PM.
Average time required to visit the place: A day
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 55 KM
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Sets amid the lush green terrain 55 kilometres off Bangalore on the southern side of the city along the bank of Akravati river. It is the largest producer of granite and silk and is also gaining popularity as a major hotspot for tourists.
During the rainy season, the terrain is blanketed in green and is dotted with a galore of waterfalls.
There are few temples as well as historical sites and attracts wildlife enthusiasts and water sports lovers from Bangalore and nearby states because of its proximity to Akravati river. It is one of the offbeat places to visit in Bangalore that is away from the city rush and is an hour drive away.
Location: 50 km away from Bangalore in Ramanagar district, Karnataka.
Best Time to Visit: August to February
Average time required to visit the place: Full day.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 55 KM.
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Guhantara Underground Cave Resort is a poetic paradise which is very apt for your next picnic with friends or colleagues in Bangalore. Being India’s first one of this kind, it has gained quite a lot of popularity since its launch, and everything that you will experience shall be in an underground cave.
But that doesn’t mean living like in the olden times; this resort has designed a luxury stay for their guests along with the facility of indoor games, outdoor games, horse riding, a cave discotheque, rope walking, etc.
Location: 18, Sy. No. 177 & 177, Off, Kanakapura Rd, Nowkal Palya, Kaggalipura, Karnataka 560082
Best time to visit: Any time of the year
Price: Starting from 1,120 Rs
Timings: Open twenty-four hours
Average time required to visit the place: A day
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: 34.3 km
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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 road, 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.
Average time required to visit the place: A day
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 23 KM.
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Spend an hour of your holiday amidst the sweet-smelling vineyard and indulge in a very fun and edifying tour in this tourist place in Bangalore. The Ramanagara wine tour is split into three halves which begins with a detailed talk about how the concept of wine came up, and more information about this beverage.
Take a satisfying walk in the yard, and witness the people at work transforming the fruit into the best taste until it is ready for fermentation and bottling. This is one of the best ways to learn about this favourite drink from start to finish. People organizing this tour wouldn’t want you to leave without sampling five of their best wines that come from France and India, both.
Location: Ramanagara, Bangalore.
Best time to visit: October to February is the best time to visit a vineyard in Bangalore.
Price: Starting from 300Rs/ person
Timing: 10.30 a.m. or 04.00 p.m.
Average time required to visit the place: Half a day to Full day
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: 43.1 km
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. The view that you will witness thereafter maybe one you would have never thought of before, and thus this is one of the most serene places to visit in Bangalore whenever you need a break from the noise and traffic!
Location: 62 km from Bangalore city, and 3 km from Chikballapur off Bellary Road, Karnataka
Best time to visit: November to January or summer season
Price: Sunrise trek starts from Rs 967.
Timing: 11.30 p.m. to 12.00 p.m. (next day)
Average time required to visit the place: A day
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: 60.5 km
Ever wondered what Bangalore looks like from up above? Redeem a chance to get an aerial view of the various places in Bangalore by taking a Microlight Flying ride at Jakkur. In just ten minutes, you will witness the marvel that this city has transformed into over the years.
Flying at the height of 40,000 feet, you can experience the feel of fresh air from high above while riding with a professionally trained flight instructor. Try to spot the landscapes, area, and buildings of this southern city during this spectacular ride that you can take with your friends and family.
Location: Jakkur Aerodrome, New Airport Road, Yelahanka Post, Bangalore 560064.
Price: Starting from Rs 3,300.
Timing: 08.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. (Only on Sundays)
Average time required to visit the place: 10 minutes (approx.) flight time
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: Around 15 km
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Traveller Tales From Bangalore
26 September 2014
It was my first trekking and had loads of fun :) Planning another trip with thrillophilia grp very soon.
22 October 2014
Trek was nice but so much of tiring :) whoever is planning for this trek i would like to suggest them to do few stretching exercises at-least for 3-4 days before this trek. Relaxing on peak of Skan...
07 September 2014
Awesome trek...refreshing...and all the most traveling with Swami's team is just amazing.. also Thrillophilia had great staff support while booking. Good weather at the top and at completion of trek vi...
17 September 2014
It was overall a well organized trek but for a couple of things -a. picking us up a little late. b. number of people on the trek was huge. The trek organizers/guides including Swamy were very re...
10 September 2014
Hello everyone, I am more than happy to share my experience of my first night trek. This trek gave me a lot of new friends, walk in nature in the night with so many people around me having a good exper...
28 June 2019
A very well-organized and extremely well-planned trip was organized. I went alone and made friends during the trip, as we had a fun session of introducing ourselves while on our way to Skandagiri Hills...
04 May 2015
Awesome trek to go with friends and chillout with a bonfire at the summit. You wake up to the most beautiful sunrise infront of you. The trek arrangements were really nice.. comfortable sleeping bags w
10 October 2014
The thrill of excitement on your first trek is amazing. This trip was the first ever trek for all of us. The trek is of medium difficulty at some points and also it is a night trek so torches are a mus...
09 October 2014
Really nice experience. The serenity of the place was extraordinary. Look forward to travelling with you again.
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Ideally, winter is a great time to visit Bangalore, especially from October to February. Bangalore doesn’t get too chilly, and owing to the winters, day time is pleasant too.
Following winter, March to May does tend to get hot, but the evenings are pleasant, Come June, Bangalore experiences mild to heavy showers, which might hamper your trip.
Bangalore has something for everyone. For adventure lovers, Bengaluru has a long list of
options to choose from. A few of the best adventure tours in Bangalore as follows:
Kunti Betta Night Trek
Athargange Night Trek
Tadiyandamol Trek with rafting
Kabbal Durga Night Trek
Dandeli WIldlife Adventure
Camping in Dubare
Trekking in Chembra Peak
West Coast Motorbike tour
There are many treks in and around Bengaluru that one can enjoy. A few of the most famous ones are as follows:
Trek in Savandurga
Kabbaldurga Night trek
Mullayangiri trek, Chikmagalur
Kodachadri Trek, Shimoga
Kumara Parvata Trek
Bangalore tour packages generally include the following sights:
Tipu Sultan Palace - a unique palace designed in wood and intricate carvings
Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens - landscaped gardens sprawled over 240 acres and exhibiting 1,854 species and a glasshouse
Bangalore Palace - an architectural wonder spread over 25,000 sq. feet
Nandi Hills - trek here for a sight of the magnificent Nandi statue
Cubbon Park - home to 6000 trees, that you can admire while riding in a toy train
National Gallery of Modern Art - paintings, sculptures, photographs, a mirror pool and a fountain, bring with it an old-world charm
Chola Temples - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
ISKCON Temple - one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world
Bannerghatta National Park - view flora and fauna at their finest
Shivasamudram Falls - popularly known as the twin-falls, these are the second largest in the country
There are a number of splendid camping sites around Bengaluru which can serve as
weekend getaways for people. Few of the best camping tours are as follows:
Camping at Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura
Camping at Manchinbele
Camping at Ramanagara
Camping at Bheemeshwari
Camping at Gonikoppa, Coorg
Camping in Madikheri, Coorg
Check out the range of Bangalore tours available to see all that you can do in this beautiful city. Here’s what we recommend:
Watch a show at the opulent Opera House
Visit the HAL Aerospace Museum
Dig into flavours from across the country at VV Puram, aka Food Street
Don’t miss the local bites at Mavalli Tiffin Room, a South Indian food chain across the city
Buy pure silks at Mysore Saree Udyog
Buy superior quality sandalwood and rosewood handicrafts at Cauvery Arts and Crafts
Visit the Bull Temple and seek blessings from Nandi (Shiva’s bull)
Get a taste of local shopping at Krishnarajendra Market
Stop for some cold brews and gourmet coffee at Third Wave Coffee Roasters
End your day with some chilled beer and happy vibes at Biere Club
A Cycling Tour in and around Bangalore is the best way to explore the region. Some of the tours comprising cycling trails are:
Cycling along Western ghats
Cycling to Mekedatu and Mutthathi
Cycling through Melukote Nandi
India’s Grand Canyon Cycle ride
Colonial Church Cycling Trail
Temple and Thindi trail
Cycling to Devaravanadurga
Mountain biking in Dandeli jungle
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Location: Plot No. 4, EPIP Zone Beside Harman Building, Next to ITPL Back Gate, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Price: Approximately Rs. 4000/- per night
Ramada Encore by Wyndham Bangalore Domlur
Location: 282 to 285 Amarjyothi Domlur 1st stage, Vyalikaval HBCS Layout, Civil Area, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071
Price: Approximately Rs. 6000/- per night
The Park Bangalore
Location: 14/7, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042
Price: Approximately Rs. 11,000/- per night
Location: 34, Cunningham Rd, Opp. Prestige Center Point, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052
Price: Approximately Rs. 7000/- per night
The Monarch Luxur
Location: 67, Infantry Road, Tasker Town, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Price: Approximately Rs. 5000/- per night
Most Bangalore tour packages not only include sights within the city, but on the outskirts too. Check out Bangalore packages for the best travel deals and to know more about the areas around. You can visit:
Mysore - the second biggest city in Karnataka, known for its architectural beauty
Shravanabelagola - famous for the Bahubali statue carved out of a single granite block
Srirangpatna - Surrounded by Kaveri, this town forms a river island and is known for its rich heritage and culture
Somnathpura - one of the three Hoysala temples nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage Site status
A walking tour of Bengaluru can be a much-cherished experience, complete with interactions with locals and participating in the everyday life of the city. Few places which are a must visit on a walking tour are as follows:
Guided tour of Bengaluru’s KR market
Private Silk tales walking tour
Green Heritage Walk
VIctorian Heritage Walk
Cubbon Park Walk
Military Heritage Walk
A day out tour near Bangalore is never complete without the resting experience occasionally at famous resorts. These resorts are known for their aesthetic decor and hospitality. A few of the resorts near Bangalore are as follows:
Olde Bangalore Resort and Convention Centre
Eagleton , The Golf Resort
Eagle RIdge Resort
Mango Mist Resorts
Jaladhama Resort, Bangalore
Discovery Village, Bangalore
Tour of Bangalore is never complete without a visit to the vineyards. Some of the famous areas around Bangalore known for wine tasting are as follows:
Epulo vineyard restaurant
Grover Zampa Vineyard
A tour of Coorg from Bangalore is a must do activity while on a trip to Bangalore. Coorg is located at a distance of 252 km from Bangalore and by road it takes around five and a half hours to reach the place from Bangalore.
The must visit places in Coorg are listed as follows:
Dubare Elephant Camp
Golden Temple/Tibetan Monastery - Bylakuppe
The must visit locations in Chikmaglur are as follows:
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
Baba Budan Giri
Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple
Mahatma Gandhi Park
Visiting Wayanad from Bangalore can be a great decision. It is located at a distance of 287 km from Bangalore and takes 5 hours of travel time to reach via road.
The must visit places in Wayanad are as follows:
Mudumalai National Park
Wayanad Heritage Museum
Nagarhole National Park
Banarasura Sagar Dam
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Meenmutty Falls, Wayanad
Lakkidi View Point