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35 Best Places Around Bangalore within 200 Kms

 

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    • You do not have to look far ahead to plan a riveting jaunt near Bangalore. From natural formations like hills, mountains, waterfalls and sanctuaries to those shaped by man like forts and palaces, there are numerous choices of tourist places within 200 kms from Bangalore. Take your pick from the plenty of experiences that await close by.

      Places around Bangalore Within 100Km:

      - Ramnagaram: 54.6Km (Best for camping and trekking), Route Map
      - Savandurga: 60Km (Best for camping and trekking), Route Map
      - Nandi Hills: 61.1Km (Best for Sunrise and Sunset views), Route Map
      - Anthargange: 70Km (Best for cave exploration and trekking), Route Map

      Places around Bangalore between 101 to 200Km:
      - Bheemeshwari: 101.9Km (Best for jungle treks, rafting, kayaking and camping), Route Map
      - Srirangapatna: 126Km (Best for sightseeing and historical places),  Route Map
      - Sivanasamudram Falls: 136Km (Best for family outing), Route Map

      - Mysore: 151.6Km (Best for sightseeing and historical places), Route Map
      - Hassan: 185Km 
      (Best for sightseeing and historical places), Route Map

      Enjoy the scenic beauty and the pleasant climate that the neighboring destinations around Bangalore has to offer you. Unwind yourself in the virgin views of these places.

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    • 02Ramanagaram - The Sholay Hills

      Ramanagaram - The Sholay Hills
      Image Credit : Nicolas Mirguet

      Distance from Bangalore: 50km

      Ramnagaram, barely 50 kms from Bangalore’s fringes, is one place frequented by rock climbing and bouldering enthusiasts by the drove. It has a profusion of tall granite hills on its border, popularly known as the ‘Sholay Hills’. The three most commonly visited for rock climbing being Ramadevarabetta, SRS betta and Thenginkalbetta. 

      This town, famed for its silk industry, is also home to Ramadevarabetta Vulture Sanctuary that protects long-billed vultures on the brink of extinction. When on a trip to this tourist place near Bangalore (within 200), one can also visit the man-made lake of Kanva reservoir formed by the waters of river Kanva.

      Ramnagara Night Trek with camping and Bonfire
      Explore the rocky landscapes of Ramnagara on a night trek amongst the peace and quiet of nature, topped off with a  gorgeous sunrise the next morning!
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    • 03Wine Tour in Bangalore

      Wine Tour in Bangalore
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      About the Activity:

      • The tour, which is of around 60 minutes, starts in the morning at around 10.30 AM. Guests are informed about the history of wine and its cultivation before proceeding to witness the actual process at the vineyard.
      • Practically every aspect of wine-making is discussed-right from fermentation to bottling and final labeling.
      • The most awaited part of the tour is when guests sample up to 6 different varieties of wines-of which two are of Indian origin and the rest are French. 
      • Taste some of the best wines with the world on your palette. 
      • Indulge in this 1 hour experience and emerge as a wine connoisseur at the end of it. You can choose any time between 10:30 AM and 04:00 PM.
      • This tour is not applicable for children. 
    • 04Nandi Hills - A Green Gelight

      Distance from Bangalore: 60km

      The most approachable tourist place around Bangalore (within 200 kms) is Nandi Hills, an old hill fort nearly 1479 m above sea levels. These hills were once a summer retreat for Tipu Sultan and are very popular with visitors who wish to see a mesmeric sunrise or sunset from its summit.

      At the peak, there are several attractions for the visitors including a 600 meter high cliff called Tipu’s Drop, Tipu’s summer palace and fort, Yoga Nandishvara Temple, Gandhi Nilaya, the Nehru House and a beautiful lake called Amrita Sarovar. 

      The surrounding jungles are favoured by migratory birds which makes it an ideal trip for bird watchers too. Even before driving to the top, you could visit the Bhoganandeeswara Temple located at the foothills of the nearby village of Nandi.

    • 05Anthargange - For Rocky Thrills

      Distance from Bangalore: 60km

      A mere 4 kms from the gold-mining town of Kolar is the hilly spot called Anthargange which is known among locals for the temple located at the base of its rocky mountain. Meaning "Ganges from deep" in Kannada, this mountain has a narrow and precipitous trail that leads to its peak. 

      Composed of granite rocks and with stones scattered all around, the place is ideal to practice rock climbing and rappelling on its massive boulders suitable for this adventure activity.  You can go on a trek up the slopes to visit any of the seven villages that stand on these hills.

      This tourist place near Bangalore (within 200 kms) is a haven for those interested in spelunking and exploring the insides of natural formations made of volcanic rocks since there are a lot of caves here. Some of these caves have constricted interiors, forcing you to creep forward on all fours to make your way through.

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    • 06Savandurga

      Savandurga

      One of the largest monoliths in Asia, Savandurga is an ideal place to go to if you are looking for a day off at tourist places near Bangalore within 150km. The rocky escapes of this adventure destination rise to around 1,226m above sea level. Cossetted by the twin hillocks of Karigudda and Biligudda, the elevations of Savandurga are bracketed by the woodlands of Magadi Town. The Manchinbele dam that lies besides the rocky outcrop just beautifies the whole adventure to a new level

      Bonfire and Night Trekking in Savandurga: 
      The elevations of Savandurga are better explored on a trek in the pitch black nights! The summit is even more beautified as a crckling campfire awaits your arrival
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    • 07Kanakpura

      Kanakpura

      Housing the beautiful Hosadoddi Lake in its midst, the escape of Kanakapura is located just about 50km away from Bangalore. Close to the lush forests of Bananthimari, it is indeed an ideal escape from the hustle of the city slickers! With diverse landscapes, there is no dearth of what you can do at Kanakapura!

      Bouldering and Rappelling at Kanakapura Nature Camp:
      Explore the best of the countryside of Bangalore on a nature adventure camp that lands you right in the midst of excitement and activities in lap of beauty!
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    • 08Kunti Betta Trek

      A place that holds importance both geographically and mythologically, Kuntibetta is one of the most beautiful Tourist places around Bangalore within 150km.The elevations will remind you of the feeling of being at peace and oneness with nature. The trek is the one that should be on your bucket list if you are from Bangalore and are an adventure enthusiast.

      Night Trek with Watersports: 
      Explore the hilly and green terrains of Kunti Betta on an exciting night trek! The morning brings with it, a stunning sunrise and a range of water sports to choose from.

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    • 09Bidadi

      Bidadi

      Take a fresh breath of air and let your muscles relax and revel in adventure as you embark on a cycling tour of the green escapes of Bidadi. Located just outside the city it is one of the fun and adventurous getaway places to visit around Bangalore within 200km. The small yet amazing peaceful town of Bidadi will surely excite and amaze you.

      Cycling Tours to Bidadi: 
      Embark on a day long cycling tour in Bidadi, that will test your mettle and reward you with stunning views and adventurous experiences!
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    • 10Manhcinbele Day Outing near Bangalore

      Manhcinbele Day Outing near Bangalore
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      About the Activity:

      • If you are planning a day outing near Bangalore, then Manhcinbele is the ideal location for you.
      • Get picked from the tour pickup points, Marathahalli 06:30 AM, Silk Board 07:00 AM, BTM 07:15 AM, Banashankari 07:35 AM or RR Nagar at 08:15 AM.
      • Once you reach the camp site at 09:00 AM you'll be welcomed with delicious breakfast.  
      • Then spend a day out in the open and indulge in team building activities or a fun day with family. 
      • Indulge yourself in an array of activities like trekking, rappelling, Paintball, quad biking, swimming, kayaking and group games include badminton, volleyball, cricket and archery.
      • No outing is complete without an outdoor meal, hence enjoy a delicious meal between the actives.
      • At 05:00 PM you can depart to Bangalore after refreshing yourself with high tea and snacks.
      • Reach Bangalore around 07:00 PM to conclude you tour.
    • 11Bheemeshwari - A Place of Untamed Nature

      Bheemeshwari - A Place of Untamed Nature
      Image Credit : Nitesh Bhatia

      Distance from Bangalore: 120km

      Positioned between Shivanasamudra Falls and Mekedatu, on the banks of the River Kaveri, is the Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary. Perfect for a short trip near Bangalore, it is a popular picnic spot for those who wish to participate in outdoor activities on their day out. This is one of the tourist places near Bangalore, within 200 kms. 

      Accommodation is available at local nature camps and one can visit Bheemeshwari for watching wildlife and a variety of birds residing in this region. The camps also organize activities like jungle walk, short treks nearby, rafting, kayaking and camping for those guests who avail of their hospitality.

      Day Outing at Bheemeshwari:
      Explore the picturesque locales of the jungles of Bheemeshwari on a day outing that is designed to keep you energized and entertained with a range of adventure activities. 

    • 12Mysore - Majestic City

      Mysore - Majestic City
      Image Credit : spiros-vathis - Flickr

      Distance from Bangalore: 143km

      The majestic city of Mysore is one of the tourist places near Bangalore within 200 kms that serves as a getaway destination for hundreds of visitors each year. The city’s Amba Vilas Palace is a hub of tourist movement during the 10-day Dasara festival conducted here annually with much pageantry. The Mysore Palace, along with the Jaganmohana Palace, the Jayalakshmi Vilas and the Lalitha Mahal, is one of the most frequented locations here. 

      Other than palaces, some of the places in Mysore you could visit include the Mysore Zoo, Railway Museum, Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts and the Regional Museum of Natural History. Chamundeshwari Temple, atop the Chamundi Hills, is a prominent spiritual place and is a short drive from Mysore. Not very far from the city are the Krishnarajasagar Dam and the Brindavan Gardens bordering it, where a musical fountain show is organised every evening.

      Places to Stay: 11 Best Resorts in Mysore

    • 13Kabbaladurga Night Trek in Kanakapura

      Kabbaladurga Night Trek in Kanakapura
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      About the Activity:

      • Kabbaladurga night trek allows you to explore the mysticism of its nocturnal beauty and will take you through its scenic as well as fascinating trails.
      • After your arrival at the assembling points, leave for Kabbaladurga at around 09:30 PM; maintaining an average speed, this journey will be completed within 3 hours (approx). Following your arrival at the base of the monolith; at around 12:30 AM, the trek guides will de-brief you about the rules of the night trek.
      • Get started with the fascinating climb to the peak of Kabbaladurga peak at around 01:00 AM. Upon arrival at the peak after around one and half hours of climb, enjoy a lbonfire at the peak till it is time to start the back trek at around 05:30 AM. Arriving at the base by 07:00 AM, get freshened up and enjoy a delicious South Indian buffet breakfast. Post this at around 08:30 AM, wish adieu to the pristine ambience of Kabbaladurga and start your return journey to Bangalore and mark the end of the night trek.
    • 14Big Banyan Tree Cycling in Bangalore

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      About the Destination:

      The ‘Dodda Alada Mara’ or the Big Banyan Tree has been in existence for over four centuries and is now a major tourist attraction near Bangalore. Spreading over 3acres, this gigantic Banyan Tree is a testimony to the bygone era and is one of the unique sites to visit near the Garden City of India. Also, the fact that is located only 3km from the Manchanbele Dam, it highly makes for a quick weekend destination for the city dwellers.

      About the Activity:

      Assembling at the decided meeting point by around 06:30 in the morning with your bicycles and get ready to embark on a rustic yet enthralling Big Banyan Tree Cycling, Bangalore. Let the fun and excitement grow more and more as you start pedalling towards your destination!

      As you can expect very thin traffic during the tour, the stretch of 32km can be covered up easily and with less chaos. On arrival at the Dodda Alad Mara, get some rest and explore the surroundings at your own pace. Post this, a delicious breakfast will get you reenergised for the return journey. Once breakfast is done, get back onto your cycles and start pedalling back to the starting point of the tour and conclude it on a delightful note!

    • 15Mekedatu Falls - A Scenic Picnic Location

      Mekedatu Falls - A Scenic Picnic Location
      Image Credit : Nagarjun Kandukuru

      Distance from Bangalore: 93km

      Mekedaatu, or 'goat's leap' in Kannada, is a delightful picnic location along Kaveri not very far from the rural parts of Bangalore district. The coming together of Rivers Kaveri and Arkavati takes place at the Sangama area and then 3.5 kms downstream, the river Kaveri flows through a very deep and narrow gorge of hard granite rock forming the Mekedatu Falls. 

      The river, which is more than 150 meters wide at the meeting point (at Sangama) flows through the hardly 10-meter-wide gorge at this point. Of all the places to visit near Bangalore within 200 kms, this is the closest where you get to view such a spectacular waterfall. One can also visit the Chunchi Falls which are in the vicinity of Mekedatu and are equally popular amongst visitors for their scenic location.

      Mekedaatu Cycling Tour:
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    • 16Srirangapatna Fort - A Place of Interest

      Srirangapatna Fort - A Place of Interest
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      Distance from Bangalore: 124km

      Once the de facto capital of Mysore under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, Srirangapatna takes its name from the celebrated Ranganathaswamy Temple that dominates the town. The whole town is enclosed by the river Kaveri to form a river island, on which is the Srirangapatna Fort – the military bastion of Tipu Sultan built with massive granite blocks. Featuring four gates - Bangalore, Mysore, Delhi and Water and Elephant gates – one can see a large number of military, religious and civic structures inside the fort. 

      There is the Gumbaz - Tipu's marvelous tomb, the Ranganathaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu as 'Ranganatha', the Daria Daulat Palace or the Palace of Tipu Sultan built of teakwood and adorned by colorful wall-frescoes, the Masji-e-Ala or the Juma Masjid and the Obelisk which is a war memorial. For those of you with an abiding interest in history this double-walled fort is just a two-hour drive away.

      Srirangapatnam Cycling Tour: 
      Pedal away from the scenic locales of Mysore to the escapes of Srirangpatnam which is the site of an island fort.
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    • 17Hassan - Visit Architectural Wonders

      Hassan - Visit Architectural Wonders
      Image Credit : Nagesh Kamath

      Distance from Bangalore: 185km

      Hassan town is situated 934 m above sea level with a fine weather similar to Bangalore. Named after the Goddess "Hassanamba", the city's goddess and presiding deity, it is renowned for the temple-architecture in its regions.

      Belur is one of the famous places near Hassan which, along with Halebidu, is one of the major tourist destinations in Karnataka. The main attraction in Belur which is 40 kms from Hassan, is the Chennakesava temple complex which contains the Chennakesava Temple as the centre piece, bounded by the Kappe Chennigraya temple. 

      The Halebidu Hoysaleswara Temple is 31 km from Hassan and has beautiful carvings in black stone on its outside walls. One of the most important Jain pilgrim centers, Shravanabelagola, is also situated in this district. One can pay a visit to these religious destinations to get a perspective of the various architectural styles in this area.

    • 18Jakkur

      Jakkur

      If you are a chocolate lover and are looking for chocolate lover’s places near Bangalore within 150km then Jakkur is your ideal go-to spot! Proudly boasting of being an airfield right in the midst of the city, the destination also plays host to a delectable chocolate factory!

      Offbeat Jakkur Packages:

      1) Chocolate Making Workshop for Kids: Who wouldn’t love to let their get their hands down and dirty making chocolate? At the chocolate workshop for kids, they can enjoy this blessing! 

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    • 19Sivanasamudram Falls - A Misty Cascade

      Sivanasamudram Falls - A Misty Cascade

      Distance from Bangalore: 110km

      Not far from the town of Malavalli, on the banks of the river Kaveri is the small hamlet of Shivanasamudra, which has one of the first Hydro-electric power stations in Asia. The River, having made its arduous journey over the Deccan Plateau, forms the segmented Shivanasamudram Falls when it drops down a cliff near this island town.

      The twin waterfalls, called Barachukki and Gaganchukki, are perennial but the best flow is in the monsoon season of July to October. Barachukki is the eastern branch of the falls, parts ways with the river which goes on to split into the two Gaganchukki Falls. 

      There is a watchtower at Shivanasamudra which allow you to have superb views of the Gaganachukki Falls. A popular activity that you can take part in on this tourist place near Bangalore (within 200 kms) is a coracle ride over the bouncing waves of the water at the foot of the falls. The island town of Shivanasamudra has a group of ancient temples located on it (one of them being the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple) which can also be visited if it interests you.

    • 20Lepakshi - A Lesser Known Treasure

      Lepakshi - A Lesser Known Treasure
      Image Credit : Premnath Thirumalaisamy

      Distance from Bangalore: 123km

      Not many of us must be aware that a lesser known tourist place near Bangalore (within 200 kms) is just beyond the international airport. Lepakshi, a small village located in the Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh, is about 120 km north of Bangalore. With three shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Virabhadra constructed during the Vijayanagara Kings' period, this place is historically and archaeologically significant. 

      On a small hillock there are many ancient temples of which the Veerabhadra Temple is the most important with stories of the Mahabharatha and the Ramayana sculpted on its walls. One of the main attractions in Lepakshi is a huge (4.5 m high and 8.23m long) Nandi bull made out of a single granite stone.

      It has been positioned such that it faces the Shiva Linga shielded by a huge serpent inside the temple. With exquisite carvings and unique architecture, this place is perfect for photography buffs.

    • 21Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary - A Haven for Avian Life

      Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary - A Haven for Avian Life
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      Distance from Bangalore: 129km

      A bird sanctuary on the river Cauvery and about 13 km away from Mysore, Ranganathittu is a great spot to observe migratory birds. This is one tourist place around Bangalore (within 200 kms) where the bird population density is very high and the most common birds in the sanctuary are painted storks, spoon bills, white ibises, egrets, herons and partridges. Although it covers an area of 67 sq km and consists of six islets on the banks of the river Kaveri, the part that visitors are allowed to see is a slow section of the river. 

      Ranger-guided boat tours of the isles are available throughout the day, and are a good way to go near the little islands that form nesting sites for the migratory birds. There are low hanging branches as well as small rocks with crocodiles sunning themselves which is a fascinating sight. The seasons for visiting the park are from June to November when the water birds begin to nest. The best time to watch migratory birds is usually December but it can vary year to year.

    • 22Balmuri and Edumuri Waterfalls - Simply Stunning

      Balmuri and Edumuri Waterfalls - Simply Stunning
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      Distance from Bangalore: 138km

      Near the city of Mysore, Cauvery River flows wide over a rocky bed with a check dam across it to control the waters. During monsoons when the dam is filled to the brim, water overflows in a smooth extended cascade forming the Balmuri Waterfall. It is a popular picnic place for locals who enjoy its relaxing ambience as well as the boat rides in the water. 

      Also facing the waterfront is an ancient Ganapati Temple which is flocked by plenty of devotees. A little upstream along the river path is the less-crowded Edumuri Falls which is equally attractive with fields dotting the landscape nearby.

      One can even spot the KRS dam in the distance which is just 7 kms from here. With lush green surroundings, and safe waters to swim and play in, these two waterfalls are perfect to beat the effects of a scorching summer sun and feel refreshed in the process.

    • 23Shravanabelagola - Experience Serenity

      Shravanabelagola - Experience Serenity
      Image Credit : Suchana Seth

      Distance from Bangalore: 143km

      One of the most important seats of Jain pilgrimage centres is at the Shravanabelagola town located almost 150 km from Bangalore. This religious place of Jains has a deeply rooted connection to the past with Chandragupta, Ashoka and Acharya Bhadrabahu having meditated here.

      The place has two hills - Chandragiri, which has memorials to numerous monks who have meditated there since the fifth century and Vindhyagiri where the magnificent 57-feet tall monolithic statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali is located. 

      This tourist place around Bangalore (within 200 kms), is a photographer’s delight especially when thousands of devotees assemble here to perform the Mahamastakabhisheka, a spectacular ceremony in which the statue is covered with milk, curds, ghee, saffron and gold coins. However, this impressive ritual is conducted only once every twelve years, the next one scheduled in 2018.

    • 24Hogenakkal - Smoking Rocks

      Hogenakkal - Smoking Rocks
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      Distance from Bangalore: 150km

      For those of you who want to experience the spectacular scene of a gushing waterfall not too far from Bangalore, the Hogenakkal Falls are just 2 hours away. Hogenakkal or ‘smoking rocks’ in Kannada, is formed when the waters of River Kaveri descend down the rocky landscape into a 20 metre deep basin near the Tamil Nadu border. It then goes on to the Mettur Dam and creates a 60 sq mi lake called Stanley Reservoir. 

      One can swim in the lower reaches of the falls where the water is relatively placid and take photographs of the fantastic sight of the gushing waters above. One of the main attractions of the area is coracle ride allowed during the dry-season when the waterfalls are not strong enough to upset the boats. Besides, the local forest department also maintains a mini zoo and a crocodile park here which can be integrated in your trip to this tourist place near Bangalore within 200 kms. 

    • 25Yelagiri Hills - For a Relaxing Outing

      Yelagiri Hills - For a Relaxing Outing
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      Distance from Bangalore: 158km

      Yelagiri is a lesser known hill station in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu located at an altitude of 1,410 m above sea level. Situated between four mountains and spread across 30 km2, the small village has many orchards, rose-gardens, and green valleys making it a perfect place for a relaxed outing. One can trek up the uneven hillocks or go on long walks through narrow roads to explore the green environs of this rural retreat. 

      There is a lake too, called Punganoor, where one can head to for some leisure boating or to just sit on a bench in the neighboring children's park. The main town of Yelagiri Hills is called Athanur which is just one long, meandering road through the hills, with villages and thatched dwellings on either side. A short distance away is Jalagamparai Falls formed when the Attaru river flows through the Yelagiri Hills, and plummets down to form an attractive waterfall.

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    • 26Horsley Hills - View Scenic Sights

      Horsley Hills - View Scenic Sights
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      Distance from Bangalore: 180km

      The picturesque hill station of Horsley Hills stands at a height of 4,312 feet above sea-level in Chittoor district and is the perfect sanctuary for weekend holidayers on the lookout for unspoiled air, panoramic views of the neighbouring hillocks and dense forests along with a perfect weather and stillness. 

      The area is a treasure trove of deciduous flora and fauna and is surrounded with dense growths of eucalyptus, jacaranda, allamanda and gulmohar trees. The major tourist attractions around Horsely Hills are Lakes Gangotri and Mansarovar, Highview seeing place, Gaalibanda, Environmental Park and the Horsley Hills Museum. Adventure activities like zorbing, rapelling and trekking are conducted here too which can be indulged on your trip to this quiet retreat.

    • 27BR Hills - Unique Eco System

      BR Hills - Unique Eco System
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      Distance from Bangalore: 185km

      The Biligiriranga Hills, commonly called B R Hills, is a hill range situated on that part of the Nilgiris where the Eastern & Western Ghats converge. The area is called Biligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary which has a unique eco-system supporting diverse flora and fauna types within its deciduous forests.

      The major hill in the sanctuary has the temple of Lord Rangaswamy at its pinnacle with the idols of Sri Biligiri Ranganatha and Ranganayaki the Lord's spouse housed in it. Trekking, birdwatching, jungle safari, mountain biking, and wildlife photography within the forested regions are few of the activities one can indulge in when visiting this tourist place near Bangalore (within 200 kms).

      With a host of places to go to within 200 kms of Bangalore, you are unlikely to run short of ideas to plan your next weekend vacation. Be it a laid back, lazy outing or an action-packed, adventurous one these destinations offer all varieties of experiences. Most of them are situated amidst natural splendor which will rejuvenate you before you head back home. So just take your pick and take off.

    • 28Big Banyan Tree

      Big Banyan Tree
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      Well guys while you are in the IT hub of India you will definitely fell like spending some time exploring the places near Bangalore. Well then don’t miss a chance to visit this exotic location and witness the big banyan tree which is already a hit among the people. This Banyan tree is located at a distance of about 30 km from the Bangalore city. This Banyan tree is situated at the Ramohalli Villagee close to Kengeri. This is the fourth biggest Banyan tree and is about 400 years old.

      The interesting thing about this Banyan tree is that it is spread over with several aerial roots or prop roots. It is spread over 3 acres of land. It is believed that this banyan tree is a symbolic of the trinity with the roots representing Lord Shiva. It is believed to cure all the illness. Soak in the beauty of the surroundings and admire the green vicinity surrounding the whole place. While you are planning to visit in the weekends plan a trip along with your friends which will be more fun.

      Distance from Bangalore: 30 km
    • 29Talakadu

      Talakadu
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      A lot of you are planning to visit the countryside to get the real taste of rural life. Well then what are you waiting for. This is another places to visit around Bangalore which is a must visit for you. Talakadu. This desert like town is one of the most visited place around Bangalore. People from far and wide comes to visit this village to learn about the 30 temples which is in this village. It is mostly known as a pilgrimage site and is thousands of devotees visit this village every year.

      Talakadu is located on the left bank of the Kauveri River and so it is very famous for Boat ride. One can enjoy the scenic beauty of this region as they take a boat ride through the river. Whether you are going on a pilgrimage or to seek some peace and tranquillity this is the perfect location for you.

      Distance from Bangalore:133 km
    • 30Muthyala Maduvu/Pearl Valley

      Muthyala Maduvu/Pearl Valley
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      There is no doubt in that while you are in Bangalore you can miss to visit the waterfall. Soak yourself in the majestic beauty of this region and enjoy the beauty of the mountain ranges. The best thing is about the view of the place where you can see the water which falls from the side creating an illusion of a string of pearls, this is how it got its name Pearl Valley. For the photography buff this is like a double treat for you where you can click some best pictures.

      The waterfall is said to be dedicated to a Lord Shiva and lot of people visit this place every year to offer their prayer in the mornings. Listen to the sound of the musical waterfall and also enjoy the view of the birds flocking together near the waterfall. If you want you can also visit the Thattekere Lake which is just located nearby to this majestic waterfall.

      Distance from Bangalore: 40 km.

    • 31Shivaganga Hill

      Shivaganga Hill
      "For the adventure seekers this is the perfect spot for you. Head put for an exciting trekking expedition in the Shivaganga Hill and rejuvenate yourself. After a long tiring week of working from 10-5 hrs. this will be a treat to yourself where you will feel refreshed. Nothing can make your morning special then this visit to the Shivaganga Hill. This hill is located at Hindu pilgrimage centre located near Dobbaspet. Once you reach the hill you will see that on the top of a steep rock there is a historical rock statue of Nandi is carved which is considered very sacred by the people.  

      It is said that the hills looks like a ‘Shiva Linga’ when seen from one of the sides. Get the spititual touch as you visit some of the famous temple located at this region like Patalagange, Olakala teertha, Nandi and Veerabhadreshwara temple in Shivagange. One can also find the Shiva Ganga on the south side of the hill. If you are planning to trek then this is the time when to trek to top of the hill to enjoy the mesmerizing view. 

      Distance from Bangalore: 60 km. 
    • 32Devarayanadurga

      Devarayanadurga
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      Well how about a visit to a hill station on your weekend, sounds interesting right? Well then hit the roads and make your weekend special with a visit to the Devarayanadurga which is one of the most visited hill station near Bangalore. This exotic hill station is situated at 4000 feet and has many temples at the top. Soak in the amazing view of the surroundings. This rocky hills is enclosed by lush green forest and has many temples which are of great significance.

      The best thing about the hill top is the natural spring which is another tourist attraction at this place. This spring is said to have originated from the Jayamangali and Shimsha rivers. Some of the famous temple of this region are Yoganarasimha and the Bhoganarasimha temples and an altitude of 3940 feet. There is another famous temple Mahalakshmi Temple at Goravanahalli which is very famous among the people.

      Distance from Bangalore: 65 km
    • 33Chunchi Falls

      Chunchi Falls
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      If you are photography buff and planning to click some good shots then this is the perfect spot for you. Plan a trip to the Chunchi Falls and make your weekend more fun and interesting. Nourished by stream Arkavati, Chunchi falls is on the way to Mekedatu and Sangama, it is the amongst the most picturesque falls close Bangalore. Sangama is a spot where 3 waterways join and move through Mekedatu a rough valley. The course to Chunchi Falls is loaded with greenery.

      It is a perfect spot to swim, play and unwind in water in the midst of actually framed rock arrangements. This spot is typically swarmed on weekends. Stroll through the place to reach the waterfall. Marvel at the sight of the waterfall which drops from a height of around 100 feet through different levels into a little pool making a swimming pool with running water.

      Distance from Bangalore: 83 kms. 
    • 34Avani

      Avani
      On the off chance that you are burnt out on simply investigating the waterfall then visit this somewhere else close Bangalore which is another best goal for you. What's more, in the event that you want to learn history then this is the ideal spot for you. Avani is a little town in Mulbagal taluk, Kolar region in Karnataka, India, around ten miles from Kolar Gold Fields.

      This place is mainly known as the place where Sita resided during her exile. This temple is one of only a handful couple of temple which is mainly dedicated to Sitadevi in India. There is a conviction that the sage Valmiki, the creator of the epic Ramayana, was dwelling here amid the time of Ramayana. What could be better than spending some time with your loved one exploring this religious village? So guys just pack your bags and head out for this town.

      Distance from Bangalore: 94.4 km.
    • 35Channarayana Durga

      Channarayana Durga
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      Following a long tiring day at work arrange an exceptional weekend to this another best places to visit in Bangalore Channarayana Durga. This is a standout amongst the most explored spot where you can invest some energy near nature. This spot is a twofold treat for the enterprise seekers who can invest some time appreciating the magnificence of nature while going out on a trek. Originally worked by the rulers of Madhugiri, it later fell under the control of Marathas.

      Later in the years it was control for some time by the Marathas and Mysore Wodeyers. The British assumed control over the fortification amid third Mysore war and after that surrendered it. All that is left now is the ruins. This hillock is not really known not are couple of temples structures inside the fortification. In spite of the fact that the greater part of the spot is in remains with no consideration, the vast majority of the spot appears to be in place and is one of the major tourist attraction.

      Distance from Bangalore: 100 km.
    • 36Madhugiri

      Madhugiri
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      There is another place in Bangalore which you would love to visit amid this weekend. Madhugiri is another best places to go around Bangalore. For the adventure seekers this is one spot you ought to never miss. It is the biggest in Asia and second biggest on the planet. Settled in its precarious slants is a fortification, once credited to Hyderaali. Antaralada Bagilu, Diddibagilu, and Mysore Gate are the three doors of the post. A progression of entryways prompts the hillock.

      Once you are there you can see the ruined temple of Gopalakrishna is situated at the top. The highlight is the stone arch, on which stands a stronghold, once ascribed to Hyder Ali. There are a progression of entryways prompting the top and the trip is steep and uncovered in a few spots. There is no extra charge at the Madhugiri fortification. In this way, attempt to begin your trek as ahead of schedule as could be expected under the circumstances. At 3930 feet rise, Madhugiri is a solitary slope which stands tall and has happened to of the most loved traveller area during these days.

      Distance from Bangalore: 120 Kms