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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.
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 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
Bheemeshwari is a short distance hideaway in the Mandya district of Karnataka and is situated around a hundred KM from the city on the banks of river Cauvery. This picturesque is visited mostly for fishing and angling as it is an ideal destination to indulge in such activities.
It is home to Mahseer, the tropical game fish along with schools of other fishes and that is why it is called “the angler’s paradise.” Wedged amid the Shivanasamudra falls and the Mekedatu falls, Bheemeshwari lures travelers with its mesmerizing natural beauty.
Sangam in Bheemeshwari is the confluence point of river Cauvery and river Akravati which enables many water activities such as boating, rafting, coracle rides etc. Kokrebellur Pelicanry is another attraction is Bheemeshwari which one of the five most famous pelican breeding habitats in the world. It is one of the famous sightseeing places in Bangalore that is a ‘must-visit’ location.
Location: 100 KM on the Kanakapura road from Bangalore.
Best Time to Visit: Monsoon season or post-monsoon, winter season.
Average time required to visit the place: one or two days.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 100 KM.
The sprawling branches of a Banyan tree has captured a land of over 3 acres in Kethohalli village, making it one of the unique sightseeing places in Bangalore. This 400-year-old Banyan tree is stated to be the second largest tree in the country and the first largest in Karnataka.
A thousand aerial roots hanging out from this tree covers a circumference of over 250 meters. Dodda Alada Mara is a well-maintained and well-kept secret of Karnataka which is properly fenced and protected with cemented seats placed beside it for the visitors to enjoy the magic of nature.
The interesting fact about Dodda Alada Mara is that it stands erect on the thousand aerial root without having the main root as it died out of some natural diseases in the past.
Location: Tavarekere Hobli, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Best Time to Visit: Evenings are ideal to spend at Dodda Alada Mara to enjoy cool breezes and a blazing sunset.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM on all days of the week.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 26 KM.
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What You Should Know More About Tours in Bangalore
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
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
04 September 2014
Skandagiri night trek was an amazing experience... 6 out of 7 participants were 1st timer (from perspective of trekking)... Ishan has been the 1st point of contact at Thrillophilia... he is an amazi...
08 October 2014
Great co-ordination in the team. Loved the experience and have decided to take a trek with you guys once a month. Thanks for this opportunity.
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