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  • Adventure sports and activities have emerged as a popular mode of relaxation and stress removal today. A major chunk of the population, comprising mostly of corporate employees and students, can be seen at most adventure sports destinations in the country indulging in trekking, river rafting, rappelling etc.

    Karnataka has become the 
    favourite destination among trekkers because of its fantastic terrain that is perfect for the activity, with more than 200 trekking destinations in and around Bangalore, Karnataka has become a major destination among trekking enthusiasts. Throughout the year, a number of enthusiasts flock to enjoy the intricacies of  Karnataka Trekking. Lush green forests, picturesque mountains and the natural splendour of the region make it a trekker’s paradise.

    The pleasant weather and the beautiful surroundings make each trek in Karnataka a unique experience. Karnataka trekking appeal to most people as trekking destinations here provide for some fabulous sightseeing and an exclusive interaction with nature. 
    Another interesting fact about the state is the opportunity of night trips in Karnataka trekking. Trekking on these trails amidst splendid natural beauty is the perfect way of relieving oneself of stress and tensions. With the exceptional packages of Thrillophilia, you can make most of these wonderful treks in Karnataka by indulging in some wonderful activities that are exclusively planned for you.
  • Best Treks Within 100 km from Bengaluru

  • 01Anthargange Trek

    Anthargange Trek

    Rocky hills, boulders and caves constitute the topography of Anthargange. Situated at an altitude of 1,226 metres, Karnataka Trekking boosts about the rugged terrains of Anthargange Trek.

    Surrounded by picturesque beauty and impregnated with nature’s secrets, Anthargange is the ideal spot for you if you wish to leave the chaotic city behind for a vacation in sublime wilderness.

    Trekking through the rocky terrain, you can enjoy the charming view of the countryside or explore mystical caves in the region that have formed out of volcanic rocks and boulders.

    Thrillophilia provides for expert guides who can lead you through these caves in safety and also share interesting information on the way. The team at Thrillophilia ensures that every trip you undertake, even treks around Bangalore, is fun filled and that you make the most of it.

    Keeping this in mind, the team also arranges for rappelling facilities under expert supervision down dizzying heights at Anthargange.

    Location: Kolar
    Distance from Bangalore: 65 Kms
    Best Season: November to February
    Trek length: 4 Kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Anthargange Night Trek with Cave Exploration

    Anthargange Night Trek with Cave Exploration

    NNNNN1150 Ratings

    h12 HourslKolar

    Starting from

    O1,050

  • 02Kunti Betta Trek

    Kunti Betta Trek

    Situated in Pandavapura, where the legendary Pandavas are believed to have spent their last days of exile, Kunti Betta is a beautiful hill that is preferred by many trekking enthusiasts for an enjoyable hiking experience.

    The Kunti Betta has gentler slopes which facilitate easy trekking and the picturesque surroundingsrefresh and rejuvenate a trekker’s mind and body. The hill is also popular as its terrain is favourable for a night trek.

    Thrillophilia facilitates an enjoyable trekking experience across the slopes of Kunti Betta in Karnataka. It also arranges for adventure activities such as rappelling down the heady heights of the hill, high rope traversing and night treks.

    Location: Pandavapura
    Distance from Bangalore: 126 Kms
    Best Season: November to February
    Trek length: 5 Kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Night Trek with Water Sports in Kunti Betta

    Night Trek with Water Sports in Kunti Betta

    NNNNN953 Ratings

    h12 HourslMandya

    O1,928

    Starting from

    O1,349

  • 03Ramanagara Trek

    Ramanagara Trek

    The Ramgarh of Sholay is wrought with rocky mountains and boulders and makes for an ideal spot for a weekend of trekking. Ramanagara is one of the most popular places for trekking in Karnataka.

    Located 50 kms from Bangalore, Ramanagara is reminiscent of Gabbar Singh and his accomplices. With huge rocks and boulders dotting its topography, Ramanagara serves as the perfect destination for those seeking some action and adrenaline rush.

    Besides taking care of all your trekking requirements such as guides and permissions, the Thrillophilia team also arranges for adventure activities such as rock climbing, cave explorations and camping. You can also visit nearby silk factories with the help of the team.

    Location: Ramanagara
    Distance from Bangalore: 50 Kms
    Best Season: November to February
    Trek length: 6 Kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy
    Accommodation: Resorts in Ramanagara

    Night Trek in Ramanagara

    Night Trek in Ramanagara

    NNNNM346 Ratings

    h12 HourslBangalore

    O1,300

    Starting from

    O1,200

  • 04Makalidurga Trek

    Makalidurga Trek

    Located 60 km from Bangalore, Makalidurga is dotted with huge granite boulders and a serene atmosphere. A welcome relief from the madness of the city, Makalidurga is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Karnataka and is known for its stillness and tranquility.

    With an elevation of 1,350 metres, Makalidurga provides an excellent terrain for trekking and a vantage point to view the vista below. The lake near River Hillock and a trains meandering just below make for a splendid view from the top of the hill. 

    On reaching the top, you can visit the Makalidurga fort, which is a very rewarding experience.The Thrillophilia teams besides aiding a successful and enjoyable trip across Makalidurga also offers rappelling and team games.

    Location: Bangalore Rural
    Distance from Bangalore: 60 Kms
    Best Season: November to February
    Trek length: 7 Kms
    Difficulty Level: Medium
    More Detrails: A Guide to Trekking in Makalidurga

    Makalidurga Night Trek, Bangalore

    Makalidurga Night Trek, Bangalore

    NNNNN439 Ratings

    d1 Dayn1 NightlBangalore

    O1,201

    Starting from

    O1,100

  • 05Kabbaladurga Night Trek, Kanakapura

    Kabbaladurga Night Trek, Kanakapura

    Set amidst picturesque surroundings, Kanakapura range has several trekking trails like Bananthimari Betta, Bilikal Betta, Kabbaldurga and so on. The diverse terrain of Kanakapura is ideal for corporate outings that includes activities such as trekking and sightseeing.  

    Situated at a distance of 55 km from Bangalore, Kanakapura has an elevation of 2,090 feet. The town of Kanakapura is famous for its silk and granite industries. Situated on the banks of the River Arkavathi, Kanakapura is blessed with natural beauty. Surrounded by luxuriant greenery, the scenic and serene atmosphere of Kanakapura is ideal for a quiet holiday or an adventure filled corporate team off-site. Moreover, one can plan a trip to visit places around bangalore with family and friends.

    You can indulge in activities such as Kayaking, ATV rides or a thrilling game of paintball organized by Thrillophilia.

    Best Season: Nov to Feb
    Trek length: 4 Kms
    Distance from Bangalore: 60 kms
    Difficulty Level: Eas

    Kabbaladurga Night Trek in Kanakapura

    Kabbaladurga Night Trek in Kanakapura

    NNNNM529 Ratings

    d1 Dayn1 NightlKanakpura

    O1,250

    Starting from

    O1,100

  • 06Savandurga Trek

    Savandurga Trek

    If trekking is your new found interest, the Savandurga hills are the best place for you to fulfill your trekking desire. Located at an elevation of 1200 metres, Savandurga lies close Bangalore.

    With comparatively gentler slopes, Savandurga hills are best suited for those who have started trekking newly.  

    With beautiful natural surroundings and a cover of lush greenery, Savandurga hills, comprising the Billigudda and Karigudda, tower over the valley settlement of Ramanagara. Gentle slopes goad you on to your destination which can easily be covered in a time period of a day.

    The Thrillophilia team arranges for camping facilities and also offers you opportunities at cave exploration and rappelling.

    Location: Savandurga
    Distance from Bangalore: 50 Kms
    Best Season: November to February
    Trek length: 4 Kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy
    More Details: Trekking in Savandurga

    Night Trekking in Savandurga in Bangalore

    Night Trekking in Savandurga in Bangalore

    NNNNN361 Ratings

    d1 Dayn1 NightlBangalore

    Starting from

    O1,050

  • 07Ranganathaswamy Betta Trek

    Ranganathaswamy Betta Trek

    Discover the allures of Bilikal Ranganathaswamy Betta during the night time. Around 70 km from Bangalore, and also known as ‘BR Hills’, the place is famous for the whitish rock formations near the peak.

    The activity falls under the easy category and takes around 4 hours to finish. The many thrills include getting to witness the stunning views of the sunrise.

    Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta Night Trek, Kanakapura

    Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta Night Trek, Kanakapura

    NNNNM191 Ratings

    d1 Dayn1 NightlBangalore

    Starting from

    O1,100

  • 08Thirumaleguppe Trek

    Enjoy trudging through steep hills, grasslands and dreamy valleys. Thirumaleguppe unfolds delights every step of the way with its pristine and green beauty.

    Enjoy discovering the grasslands sprinkled with tapered strips of thick woodlands. You can also club this activity with a visit to the Somavanthi Waterfalls. This moderate trek level will take around 2 days to cover. 

  • 09Kalavarahalli Betta Trek

    Kalavarahalli Betta gets its name from the village Kalavarahalli situated at the base of the mountain. Situated at a distance of 70 kms from Bangalore, Kalavarahalli Betta offers a fantastic terrain for trekkers.

    One of the most popular Karnataka Trekking destination is The Kalavarahalli Betta,which is surrounded by amazing natural beauty. Its summit plays peek-a-boo with the misty clouds and goads you to climb up further.

    You will come across two caves, interestingly cut out, that will take you to a temple at the top of the mountain. While one cave starts right at the foot of the mountain and goes all the way up to the top, the second starts mid-way.

    It provides an excellent opportunity at exploration and ups the adventure element in the trek. You will find legendary ruler Tipu Sultan’s fort at the top of the hill.

    Besides facilitating your trek, Thrillophilia also offers night camping facilities at the Kalavarahalli Betta. The peak is ideal for viewing the sunrise, which is an experience beyond description.

    Location: Chikkaballapura
    Distance from Bangalore: 70 Kms
    Best Season: November to February
    Trek length: 8 Kms
    Difficulty Level: Medium

  • Best Treks Within 300 km from Bengaluru

  • 10Tadiyandamol Trek

    Tadiyandamol Trek

    Coorg is known for its natural beauty and pleasant weather. Tandiyandamol, in Coorg, is situated at a distance of about 250 km from Bangalore. In Kodava language, Tadiyandamol means the highest peak as it is the highest peak in Kodagu.

    Tandiyandamol offers breathtaking panoramic view of its surroundings and a cool, soothing weather for trekkers. The ideal time to visit Tadiyandamol is during winters because the landscape is in full bloom.

    Complete with lush greenery, gurgling streams of fresh, clean water and cottony clouds floating across the clear blue sky, Tandiyandamol trek is the heaven for Karnataka Trekking enthusiasts.

    Location: Coorg
    Distance from Bangalore: 265 Kms
    Best Season: November to February
    Trek length: 8 Kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy
    Accommodation: Best Resorts and Places to Stay in Coorg

    Camping Options: Coorg Camping Experience

    Tadiandamol Trek 2019, Coorg | Book @ ₹3150 Only!

    Tadiandamol Trek 2019, Coorg | Book @ ₹3150 Only!

    NNNNN1935 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlCoorg

    O3,706

    Starting from

    O3,150

  • 11Brahmagiri Trek, Coorg

    Image Credit : Flickr.com - anoop madhavan

    Brahmagiri Mountain range is one of the most popular trekking destination in Coorg. Crowned at a height of around 1608m, this stunning mountain range is situated on the Western Ghats of Southern India.

    A perfect balance of natural beauty and ideal trekking trails makes it one of the favourite spots for trekking near Bangalore. This enchanting trail takes visitors deep inside the neighbouring Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Making its way through thickets, tiny rivulets, cascading waterfalls and spectacular meadows; this trek strives for a delightful experience

    Best Season: November - February

    Trek Length: 9km (approx.)

    Distance from Bangalore: 270km (approx.)

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • 12Kumara Parvatha Trek

    Kumara Parvatha Trek

    One of the most popular trekking destinations around Bangalore, Kumara Parvatha offers natural beauty which is beyond description. A trek trail which may appear treacherous at times, it is still a favourite among trekking enthusiasts.

    So if you are planning a trekking vacation and are looking a trail that delivers luxuriant greenery, beautiful weather and a rewarding vista at the top, Kumara Parvatha is the destination for you.

    The vista that awaits you at the top will wipe away all the fatigue and strain that you endured on your climb up. The clear blue sky and an ocean of cotton candy clouds await you at the summit and make this trek a truly rewarding experience.

    Location: Kukke Subrahmanya
    Distance from Bangalore: 260 Kms
    Best Season: November to February
    Trek length: 15 Kms
    Difficulty Level: Medium

    Trek to Kumara Parvatha, Coorg

    Trek to Kumara Parvatha, Coorg

    NNNNN417 Ratings

    d2 Daysn2 NightslCoorg

    Starting from

    O2,999

  • 13Nishani Motte Coorg

    Nishani Motte Coorg

    Nishani mountain ranges might be still unknown to majority of visitors but is certainly a potential destination for trekking near Bangalore. Located in the Western Ghats of Coorg, this spell-bounding mountain ranges sprawls across Bangamandala in Southern Coorg and extends till Northern side of the Coorg.

    Nishani Motte crowned at an altitude of around 4100ft is one of the most fascinating mountain ranges for trekking near Bangalore. Explore the magic of Coorg while making your way through some fascinating trails. These continuous mountain ranges also form a provisional natural boundary, separating Kerala and Karnataka. The trek follows a gradual trail, offering slight challenges while ascending to the top. Enjoy the spell of misty mountains and lush-green thickets from the top. Discover the natural aura of this entire place while making your way through picturesque landscapes of Coorg

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Trek Length: 15km (approx.)

    Distance from Bangalore: 250km (approx.)

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Trekking in Nishani Motte

    Trekking in Nishani Motte

    NNNNM682 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlCoorg

    O3,800

    Starting from

    O3,599

  • 14Mullayanagiri Trek

    Mullayanagiri Trek

    The highest peak between Nilgiris and Western Ghats, Mullayanagiri is a treat for trekkers indeed. As you make your ascend, enjoy the cool and sweet breeze envelop you. 

    Also get to unravel small caves placed below the peak, and catch a glimpse of statues of Nandi. You would require around 2 days to cover about 7km and 10 hours of trekking. The difficulty level ranges from difficult to moderate.

    Mullayangiri, Bababudangiri and Kemmangundi Trek in Chikmanglur

    Mullayangiri, Bababudangiri and Kemmangundi Trek in Chikmanglur

    NNNNN424 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlChikmagalur

    O3,149

    Starting from

    O2,799

  • 15Kanoor Kote Trek

    Resting in the stunning Sharavathy Reserved Forest in Shimoga, Kanoor Kote delights with history and nature's bounties. Of an easy level, the activity would take you about 10 km spread over two days.

    Have the pleasure of coming across different terrains and also get to witness the ruins of the ancient Kanoor Kote Fort near the peak. The fortress was once the gem of the Havyaka Culture.

  • 16Bheemeshwari Trek

    Bheemeshwari Trek

    Situated between three waterfalls and the River Cauvery, Bheemeshwari is another popular trekking destination in Karnataka. Exquisite natural beauty and the glistening river are sure to rejuvenate your mind and body and relieve you of all stress and tensions.

    The adventure packages designed by the Thrillophilia team ensure that you enjoy a walk through this beautiful place without facing any hurdles and reach the destination safe and sound.

    Spot rare birds and revel in the natural beauty of Bheemeshwari as you tread across its rugged terrain. Brace yourself with a strong pair of hiking shoes and hiking poles are you are ready for your conquest! This trek will need you to cross the river in a pretty little coracle across the placid waters of the River Cauvery.

    The Thrillophilia team will take care of all necessary permissions from the Forest Department for a trek across Muthathi. Although, swimming is prohibited in the Muthathi Lake but Thrillophilia plans enough activities to compensate for this loss.

    Thrillophilia also plans for adventure activities such as kayaking, pool kayaking, rafting, obstacle courses, crossing the Burma Bridge etc exclusively for you to ensure that you enjoy to your fullest and make most of Karnataka trekking.

    Location: Bheemeshwari
    Distance from Bangalore: 105 Kms
    Best Season: November to February
    Trek length: 5 Kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy
    More Details: A Detailed Guide to Trekking in Bheemeshwari

    Night Out at Jungle Lodges Bheemeshwari

    Night Out at Jungle Lodges Bheemeshwari

    NNNNN555 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlBheemeshwari

    Starting from

    O6,136

  • 17Madhugiri Trek

    Madhugiri trekking trail is an interesting, challenging and adventurous trail and if you are someone who is enthusiastic about trekking and ready for challenges, this is the perfect trail for you.

    This huge monolith, surrounded by scenic natural beauty, lies in the Tumkur district of Karnataka and is one of the most popular destinations for treks around Bangalore. With an intimidating size, this mountain is a favourite among adventure enthusiasts. Madhugiri is Asia’s second largest monolith and has an elevation of 2,582 feet.

    On the peak, you will find the ruined Gopal krishna Temple and a fort built by the erstwhile Sultan of Mysore, Hyder Ali.

    Thrillophilia facilitates a safe trek across Madhugiri. For the more adventurous, Thrillophilia also arranges night treks across the great monolith. Thrillophilia, however, doesn’t recommend this destination during summers as the heat and atmosphere are not healthy and conducive.

    Location: Madhugiri
    Distance from Bangalore: 107 Kms
    Best Season: November to February
    Trek length: 3 Kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy
    More Details: Trekking in Madhugiri

  • 18Kemmanagundi Trek

    Set off to Kemmanagundi, that enchants with it being surrounded by Baba Budan Giri Range and Western Ghats' splendour. This trek would take around 12 hours and cover 20 km.

    While on the trail, lap up the sights of high hills, gurgling brooks, vast coffee estates, gushing waterfalls and pretty gardens in the midst of verdant forests.

  • 19Ombattu Gudda Trek

    Amongst the highest peaks of the Western Range, Ombattu Gudda meaning 9 hills is a sight to behold. Ideal for those who are up for a challenge, this trek would comprise 18km over two days.

    Placed on the borderline of Chikmagalur and Hassan, the activity opens up many beauties along the way.

  • 20Kotebetta Trek

    Kotebetta Trek

    Elevated at an impressive height of around 5400ft, Kotebetta is the third highest peak in the Coorg region. Situated around 22km from Madikeri, the trek begins from a tiny hamlet Hattihole. The initial phase of your trek takes you through a stunning pathway with Hattihole River on one side and lush greenery on the other side of the trail.

    Make your way through coffee estates leading you to the forest. Delight in the sweet chirpings of beautiful birds all through the trek. Seek blessings of Lord Shiva, at the temple on the peak. Delight in the beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Enjoy a spectacular view of sun setting behind these glorious ranges. You can also camp under starry sky, if you wish to spend some more time in this slice of paradise

    Best Season: October - March

    Trek Length: 10km (approx.)

    Distance from Bangalore: 275km (approx.)

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Trek to Kottebetta in Coorg

    Trek to Kottebetta in Coorg

    NNNMM35 Ratings

    h5 Hours

    O999

    Starting from

    O799

  • 21Pushpagiri Trek

    Pushpagiri Trek

    Pushpagiri or Kumaraparvata is the second highest peak in Coorg district. Nested in the northern side of Coorg, Pushpagiri trek is located in proximity to neighboring towns of Somwarpet and Kumaralli. The trek to the top is a fun challenge which might get a bit challenging in between.

    One can scale this stunning peak through either of the two rates. For ardent trekkers – eastern entrance through Beedehalli is the most ideal route. While for an observant trekker, who wish to immerse in every bit of the surrounding nature, route passing through the check post of Somwarpet Wildlife Range is the most perfect trail. The tropical climate and the humble locals make trekking all the more pleasurable here!

    Best Season: Throughout the year

    Trek Length: 12km (Uphill), 15km (Downhill)

    Distance from Bangalore: 275km (approx.)

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Pushpagiri Trek Of Coorg

    Pushpagiri Trek Of Coorg

    NNNMM30 Ratings

    h5 HourslCoorg

    O1,200

    Starting from

    O1,000

  • 22Baba Budangiri Trek

    Situated at an elevation of 6,217 ft, the Baba Budangiri is a part of the Dattagiri range situated in the Western Ghats. The Western Ghats are known for their scenic value, the greenery and cool weather.

    Baba Budangiri is a fantastic destination for trekking as it provides for a moderately easy trek. Interestingly, the entire Dattagiri range forms the shape of a crescent of the moon and is hence also known as Chandradrona Parvatha Shreni.

    You may also come across the beautiful Manikyadhara Falls during your trek. The Karnataka Trekking offers some of the highest peaks in the country such as The Dattagiri range. The remarkable fact about the Dattagiri range is that its wild flower called kurinji which blooms only once in 12 years.

    Location: Chikkamagaluru
    Distance from Bangalore: 280 Kms
    Best Season: November to February
    Trek length: 10 Kms
    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • Best Treks Beyond 300 km from Bengaluru

  • 23Kudremukh Trek

    Kudremukh Trek

    The Kudremukh hills of Karnataka boast of indescribable beauty. The peak, which resembles the mouth of a horse, has an elevation of 6, 214 feet.

    Situated amidst indescribable scenic splendour, Kudremukh offers a fabulous terrain for trekking which makes it a popular destination among trekkers. Get a fantastic view of the surroundings as you gain altitude.

    The pleasant surroundings and the soothing cool weather make the whole experience enjoyable. Spot beautiful birds and, if lucky, some wild animals in their natural habitat and lose yourself in the natural splendour of the surroundings.

    Location: Chikmagalur
    Distance from Bangalore: 340 Kms
    Best Season: November to February
    Trek length: 20 Kms
    Difficulty Level: Difficult
    Accommodation: Resorts in Chikmagalur & Chikmagalur homestays
    Camping: Chikmagalur Camping

    Kudremukh Trek, Chikmagalur | Book @ ₹ 3499 Only!

    Kudremukh Trek, Chikmagalur | Book @ ₹ 3499 Only!

    NNNNN1604 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlChikmagalur

    O4,117

    Starting from

    O3,499

  • 24Kodachadri Trek

    Kodachadri Trek

    The Kodachadri peak is situated at an elevation of 1,343 metres and is a popular pilgrimage destination as the famous Mookambika Temple is situated here. Covered by dense forests, Kodachadri presents a difficult but extremely beautiful trekking trail that has waterfalls, luxuriant vegetation and diverse wildlife.

    About 10 kms from Kodachadri, you will come across the Hidlumane falls. A little further ahead are the Arasinagundi and Bellakallu Theertha falls.

    On treading further ahead, for about 25 kms from Kodachadri, you will come across the Nagara Fort. Such diverse terrain makes Kodachadri the favourite destination of trekkers in Karnataka.

    Thrillophilia adds to the excitement with its unique and fun filled activities. You can enjoy a monsoon trek; stay in bamboo huts or at the Forest IB through your booking with Thrillophilia.

    If you are an adventure sports enthusiast, Thrillophilia brings you opportunities for jumaring and high rope traversing in the beautiful hills of Kodachadri.

    Location: Shimoga
    Distance from Bangalore: 414 Kms
    Best Season: November to February
    Trek length: 12 Kms
    Difficulty Level: Medium

    Trek to Kodachadri Peak

    Trek to Kodachadri Peak

    NNNNN197 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlShimoga

    Starting from

    O3,250

  • 25Narasimha Parvata Trek

    Narasimha Parvata Trek

    Crowned as the tallest peak in the Agumbe range of Western Ghats, Narsimha Parvatha offers lofty pleasures. Around 350kms from Bangalore, this trek would take you around 10 hours over two days.

    Expect to ramble through jungles and open grassy patches of hills. Also lap up the divine sight of mesmerising sunset turning the sky into stunning colours. When on this trek you can also pay a visit to Barkana Falls.

    Narasimha Parvatha Trek: Agumbe

    Narasimha Parvatha Trek: Agumbe

    NNNNN30 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlChikmagalur

    Starting from

    O1,700

  • 26Dudhsagar Trek

    Dudhsagar Trek
    Favoured among many trekkers, this is the very trail that leads you to the magical cascade that appears like milk gushing down.  Plonked on the Mandovi River, Goa, the Dudhsagar Trek entails covering 8 hours and 14 km.

    Accompanying you along the way are deep jungles, steep surfaces, jagged and narrow terrains and several other delights. The level of this activity falls under the challenging category.
    Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trek, Goa

    Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trek, Goa

    NNNNM37 Ratings

    d3 Daysn2 NightslCastlerock

    Starting from

    O2,000


Trekking in Karnataka

Attractions

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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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