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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 the sublime wilderness.

    Enjoy the best homestays at jungle lodges near Bangalore.

    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.

    Pay a call on Rafting near Bangalore.

    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 - Flat 25% off

    Tadiandamol Trek 2019, Coorg - Flat 25% off

    NNNNN1981 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlCoorg

    O4,106

    Starting from

    O3,050

  • 11Brahmagiri Trek, Coorg - 270 km from Bangalore

    Brahmagiri Trek, Coorg - 270 km from Bangalore
    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

    Distance: 270 km (approx.)

    Trek Length: 9 km (approx.)

    Best Season: November - February

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Suggested Read: 25 Best Places For 2 Day Trips Near Bangalore

    Trek To Brahmagiri Hills

    Trek To Brahmagiri Hills

    NNNNM455 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlCoorg

    Starting from

    O4,000

  • 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 - Flat 15% off

    Kudremukh Trek, Chikmagalur - Flat 15% off

    NNNNN1765 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

    MMMMM37 Ratings

    d3 Daysn2 NightslCastlerock

    Starting from

    O2,000


Trekking in Karnataka

Attractions

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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 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.

Suggested Read: 1. Bangalore to Nandi Hills Tour Complete Guide 
                              2. 11 Best Resorts in Nandi Hills

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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 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

Suggested Read:
 1. Top 35 Adventure Activities in Bangalore
                              2. Best Resorts in Ramanagara       

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Kanakapura

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

Price: Camping in Kanakpura starts from Rs 935.

Average time required to visit the place: Full day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 55 KM.

Suggested Read: 121 Places to Visit Around Bangalore During The Monsoon Season
                              2. Best Things to do in Kanakapura

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Guhantara Underground Cave Resort

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

Suggested Read: Top Resorts Around Bangalore for Day Out

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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 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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Ramanagara Wine Yard

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

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Skandagiri

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

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Microlight Flying at Jakkur

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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Toit

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 560038

Best 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. 225

Timing: 12.00 p.m. to 01.00 a.m.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: Around 9.8 km

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Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

The Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore is of royal origin and was begun at first as a private garden in a region of 40 sections of land by Hyder Ali, most famous rulers amongst the most well known leaders of old Mysore in 1760. At first planned in Mughal style, on the model of a broad garden at Sira in Tumkur close Bangalore, this garden was additionally created by Hyder Ali's child Tipu Sultan and hence by the British and Indian doyens of horticulture by an expansion of range and option of various plant species.

Lalbagh, for its one of a kind garden in supporting the idea of agriculture and helping the advancement of cultivation, has earned a pride of place among the gardens of the world and it has come to be viewed as one of the best gardens in the East for its design, maintenance, scientific treasure and scenic beauty. This place is magnificence in Bangalore which holds some of the best genetic resource centre for introduction, acclimatization and maintenance of plants; it envisages documentation of the variations available in plants of ornamental and economic value.

It helps the advancement of cultivation in the state. It is a significant assistant to botanic study in educational institutions, an imperative lung space of Bangalore, a position of excellence that gives sound entertainment to the general population and it gives a scene to individuals to draw near to plants and nature.

The garden with well-laid out streets, ways, open spaces, shade and a decent accumulation of many sorts of plant species draws in an extensive number of guests. Lalbagh is all around secured with stone walls as fenced-in areas and it has four approach entryways. The principle entryway is at the North confronting towards Subbaiah circle, the West door is towards Basavanagudi, the South entryway is towards Jayanagar and the East door is towards the Double Road.

Location: Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is located at Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004

Best Time to Visit:
  All day from 6 am to 6 pm is the best time

Price:
 The entry price is Rs 20

Timings:
 Opens from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Average time required to visit the place: Around an hour.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 6 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 for trekking in Bangalore. 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: SH 19, Pandavapura, Karnataka 571434

Best Time to Visit: October to March.

Price: Night trek starts from Rs 1349

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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Savandurga

The largest monolith in Asia is just half an hour drive away from Bangalore. The monolith is considerably gradient at some points and that is why it is recommended that you must be careful on this trek and do not take children.Trekking here is considered as one of the exciting things to do in Bangalore.

The trek is a combination of moderate and difficult levels and the view from the top is breath-taking especially of Manchinbele Dam and the overlooking valley. It is considered to be one of the largest rock formations in entire Asia and it has two main hill points Billigudda which are said to be the white hill and Karigudda which is a Black hill. 

The meandering curves of Akravati river and the perennial lotus ponds are two major water attractions which are seen from atop the hill. Situated at a height of 4022 feet above sea level, Savandurga has ample of opportunities for conducting an easy trekking and rock climbing expeditions.

Location: 60 km west of Bangalore, off Magadi Road, Dabguli, India

Best Time to Visit: November to May.

Price: Night Trekking starts from INR Rs 1050

Timings: Trekking hours are between 6 AM to 6 PM.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 60 KM.

Further Read: 30 Transcendent Places for Camping near Bangalore

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Artificial Waterfall at Rd Nature Retreat

Some of the usual tourist places in Bangalore could be densely crowded, and you might want to escape from that. Rush to Rd Nature Retreat where you can find delight by the artificial waterfalls in their premise along with several other recreational activities. Set in a very soothing and natural location, you can hear the sound of the gushing artificial waterfalls blend with the blowing winds and sounds from the jungle.

Location: 83, Bannerghatta Road, Shivanahalli Village, Ragi Halli Post, Jigani Hobli, Anekal Taluk, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083

Best time to visit: Any time of the year

Price: Day outing starts from Rs 767

Timing: The resort offers stay facility; therefore it is open overnight. Those going on a one-day tour can stay from 10.30 a.m. to 05.30 p.m

Average time required to visit the place: Half a day

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand
: Around 38.6 km

Must Read: Top 10 Astonishing Waterfalls Around Bangalore

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Bheemeshwari

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

Price
: Night Outing Starts from Rs 6514

Timings: Any time

Average time required to visit the place:
 One or two days

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand:
Approximately 100 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 favoured 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 of Karnataka in the Shathashrunga range. Bengaluru, India

Best Time to Visit: October to March.

Price: Night trek starts from Rs 1050

Timings: Historical & Heritage visit timings are 5.30 am - 1.30 pm & 5 pm - 8 pm and trekking can be done anytime.

Average time required to visit the place: A day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 70 KM.

Popular Read: 16 Thrilling Activities to do in Bangalore

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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 Bangalore 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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