20 Best Places to Visit Near Bangalore in Summer of 2020
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Tourist Places to Visit Near Bangalore in Summer

Kudremukh, Ooty, Coorg , Chikmagalur, Nandi Hills, Kanakpura, Ramanagara, Wayanad, Sakleshpur, Dandeli, Skandagiri, Yercaud, Coonoor, Kabini, Antharange, Bheemeshwari and Hogenakkal Falls.

You are going to be spoiled for choice when planning about places to visit near Bangalore in summer. Some of the most spectacular hills stations in India surround it, each loved for its unique character and attractions, are great destinations for a summer holiday.The coffee plantations of Coorg, the stunning sunrise & sunset seen in Wayanad, and the ancient caves of Ooty are ranked top amongst the list of best places to visit near Bangalore in March to escape the heat.

Then there are the beautiful Kudremukh, Sakleshpur, Kabini, Bheemeshwari, etc. 
All these places are perfect to escape from the crowds into the misty solitude of the southern hills. Not just this, the city is surrounded by phenomenal waterfalls like the Jog Falls (second highest waterfall in India) and Hogenakkal Falls (referred to as the Niagara Falls of the country) and are amongst the top places to visit near Bangalore in May.  

This is because these falls are at their voluminous best in this pre-monsoon month.  Other stunning waterfalls here are Abbey Falls, Dhudhsagar Falls, Mallali Falls, etc. that are loved by nature enthusiasts for their misty beauty and the serene ambience that they conjure.

Here are some of the best places to visit near Bangalore in summer:

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Nandi Hills

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Amongst the best places to visit in Karnataka, Nandi hills receive the most number of visitors throughout the year. Sitting at a height of 4,851 feet above sea level and located at a distance of about 60 km from Bangalore, Nandi Hills offers the unmistakable scenic beauty away from the chaos of the city.

The ideal weekend getaway for youngsters is also culturally rich in history holding the reminiscent of Tipu Sultan’s reign. Along with the local tourists, people from all over the country visit this beautiful
town to witness the pristine sunrise. 

Apart from stargazing and watching the first rays of sun spread its crimson color in the sky, there are tons of other activities to be done here like Paragliding, cycling, trekking, camping and more. As soon as you enter the foothills of Nandi hills, cold breeze and foggy views will take over the roads. The backdrop of lush green hills and hairpin bends will excite your adventurous soul.

 For cyclists and trekkers, the Nandi hills are haven filled with beautiful terrain and lofty altitude. The top viewpoint of the hills will welcome you with lots of monkeys, exotic birds, a variety of plants and more. Not only can you visit the hills, but with tons of resorts around, you can also spend a night amidst the natural escapades. With all the beautiful wonders of nature and breathtaking landscapes, this hill station is a perfect spot for a long due family outing, first date, weekend with friends or just a solo getaway to rejuvenate your soul.

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Ramanagara

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Nestled in Karnataka, the city of Ramanagara is a popular hub of culture in the South. Home to rolling green hills, Ramanagara is surrounded by the peaks of Shiva Ramagiri, Somagiri, Krishnagiri, and Yeti Rajagiri, Revanna Siddeshwara, Sidilakallu, and Jala Siddeshwara. Mysore silk saris that are famous across the world for its superior texture and quality, are made from the silk harvested in these regions. Because of its rich silk harvest, Ramanagara is also known as the Silk City.

The most popular attraction in Ramanagara is the Janapada Loka, also known as the “Folk World”, which is a museum that exhibits exclusive village folk art and artifacts. The open-air museum also organizes several folk-based programs throughout the year and is a must-visit for tourists who desire to experience the culture of Karnataka first hand.

The city also has the country’s only vulture sanctuary, the Ramanagara Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary. The rocky area, peppered with outcrops, is a popular spot for bird watching and hiking. The sanctuary houses to different species of vultures like the long-billed vulture and the Egyptian vulture. Inside the sanctuary is also a temple dedicated to Lord Ram, with a unique idol of Rama sitting poised with Sita on his lap.

Mekedatu in Ramanagara, which is the blending spot of the two rivers Arkavathi and Kaveri, is a popular picnic area for those who want to enjoy the green opens with the sound of the roaring waters.

The city of Ramanagara rose into prominence after it was used as a setting in the Bollywood cult classic, Sholay. It is located approximately 50kms away from Bangalore and is connected to the metropolitan by buses that take around 90 minutes to travel between the two places. Ramanagara does not have airports or railway junctions of its own, and the nearest city that connects it to flight or rail services is Bangalore.

The Best time to visit this city would be in the winter months when the climate is not too hot to enjoy the outdoors.

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Kanakpura

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Kanakapura is a city tucked amidst lush green forests and gurgling waterfalls in the state of Karnataka. This place is only 55 km away from Bengaluru, so it is widely cherished as a perfect getaway from the bustling city. Being tucked in the Turahalli Forest and situated on the banks of the burbling river Arkavathi is another reason why this small city of Ramanagara district entices a lot of wildlife lovers. 

Kanakapura drives its popularity from the picturesque landscape and soothing aura along with the rich flora and fauna. The waterfalls snaking the thick forests, spectacular scenery, tranquil temples, and action-packed adventures, make your vacation at Kanakapura an experience of a lifetime. The interesting history of the city is another reason why most tourists are history-buffs that Kanakapura frequently. As for the cuisines, Kanakapura has plenty of restaurants and cafes where you can gobble delicious food. Kanakapura is indeed one of the best destinations for having a relaxed holiday or a fun-filled vacation.

Other than the exceptional scenic beauty of this place you can also find the best quality silk and granite at the place. The major attraction of the city lies in the myriad of resorts in Kanakapura. Most of these resorts follow the jungle theme in order to make you feel connected to the natural beauty of the place. All the tourist attractions have their unique qualities, on one hand, Kabbaladurga is for adventure freaks, the Innovative Film City is customized for both kids and adults. You can also immerse yourself in the spirituality of the pristine Pyramid Valley in Kanakapura. 

The weather of Kanakapura is pure bliss for the tourists as it always pertains to pleasant weather. As the place sits 634 m above sea level, it maintains tropical climate throughout the year. The summers here are rainy whereas the winters see less rainfall. If you want to enjoy Kanakapura to the fullest you should visit the place during the monsoons.

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Coorg

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Wake up to the smell of tranquilizing coffee, and enjoy the scenic beauty of this misty land of hills and streams. Popularly known as the Scotland of India, Coorg lives up to its name with luring amalgamation of history, luxury, adventure, mouth-watering cuisine. Located along the western ghats, this famous coffee-producing hill station is well-known for its jaw-dropping ravishing scenery and opulence.

Not just the scintillating beauty, this misty landscape has a rich culture and a unique local clan - Kodavas specialised in martial arts, widely known for their hospitality. Ranging from admiring the beauty of this heavenly destination to a challenging trek or deep insight into the culture at the Madikeri Fort to the enthralling adventure at Abbey falls or the spicy curries to the sweet heart-melting handmade truffles, Coorg will make you oscillate to the extremes in everything.

With so many activities in the house, this is indeed an ideal destination for everyone, whether you are a foodie, an explorer, an adventurer, or a tranquility seeker. Not to forget the popular festivals -  Keil Poldu (worship of weapons), Cauvery Shankaramana (return of the river goddess) and the Huttari (harvest).

Stunning mountains, the cascade of falling waters, and eye-feasting view of the flora and fauna, this place is indeed a perfect holiday destination for people who need an escape from their monotonous 9-5 hectic life. Much-acclaimed to be the preferred destination for trekking sports and white water rafting, Coorg qualifies to be the perfect location for the thrill-seekers.

Quench your thirst for adventure as you drive along the misty roads in the winter afternoons around the hills. Though the tinge of excitement is unnerving enough to boost your enthusiasm, do take care of the safety measures while you enjoy your exhilarating journey to Coorg.

Make sure you do not miss out the mesmerising towns including Gonikoppal, Somwarpet, Kushalnagar, Pollibetta, and Virajpet to add rewarding experiences to your itinerary. 

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Chikmagalur

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Translated as the ‘Young Daughter’s Town’ as it was presented as dowry to the younger daughter of the Chief of Sakrepatna, Rukmangada, this serene city is also known as the ‘Coffee Land of Karnataka’ tranquilizing you from within with its aroma.

Lush green trees set against the backdrop of majestic Mullayangiri ranges, Chikmagalur is one of the most popular spots for trekkers, nature enthusiasts, thrill-seekers, and explorers. The pious land is home to numerous temples including the Sharadamba Temple, Vidyashankara Temple, Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple, and Amruteshwar Temple adding grace to the grandeur of the vicinity bringing in devotees from far and close offering their prayers.

Chikmagalur stands at an elevation of 3,400 feet, covered with eye-catching tea and coffee plantations, making it a major commercial hub of the state, and also bringing in tourists from all over the world to entice the unique experience of walking through the plantations.

This entrancing hill station is not just about temples and sightseeing but also adventure activities that would savor your inner thrill enthusiast.  
Do not miss out on the famous waterfalls, namely, Jhari Waterfalls, Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls, Shankar Falls, and Kadambi Falls as there are plenty of them that will surely leave you mesmerized by spellbinding scenic beauty. Cascade of water flowing over the rugged terrain, it is a view that you will remember all through your life.

If you wish to find an escape from the monotonous 9 to 5 life, this is just the right place for you to spend some time amidst the flora and fauna. Do not forget to carry your camera along to come back with pictures to flaunt on your social media. 

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Sakleshpur

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A hill station in the heights of Western Ghats of India, Sakleshpur is a small town located in the state of Karnataka. Famous for being surrounded by a surprising number of plantations of coffee, tea and spices, Sakleshpur’s economy thrives on these. Apart from that, with the recent development in the tourism happening around the town, places to visit in Sakleshpur have recently gathered a lot of fame for themselves because of their beauty and the kind of experiences that they harbour, both of which are unparalleled. 

Easily connected with Major cities like Bangalore and Mangalore, Sakleshpur has a bounty of beautiful places to see, both manmade and nature’s gifts. A prime example of that is the ages-old Manjarabad Fort constructed in the form of a star, which is also one of the prime tourist places in Sakleshpur. But that is not the only one, the list of names goes on and on as to where you should go to see Sakleshpur treating you with its best views of natural beauty, sometimes mingling with the manmade structures. 

The 600 year old Sakleshwara temple that sits on the river Hemavathi’s banks is a piece of fine craftsmanship in surroundings that are meant to take your breath away. And taking your breath away brings to mind the Bisle View Point, offering a panoramic view of the region and hills around, as well as the rainforests of the area. You can see as far away as the Pushpagiri, Dodda Betta and Kumara Parvatha Hills.

And no, the hill station is not just about the sights as there is a long list of things to do in Sakleshpur. The hill station knows how to live on the adventurous edge of life too. Sakleshpur is a heaven for trekking enthusiasts, and that is why this town has taken the definition of trekking to a whole new level by introducing something new like Railway Bridge Trekking. You can trek on the 52km long railway track (trek) between Sakleshpur and Kukke Subramanya road junction, which was closed down long ago. This unforgettable experience takes you through the scenes of at least 25 waterfalls.

And as far as the question of staying in Sakleshpur is concerned, nature stays in Sakleshpur are bound to take your breath away with their surroundings, features and comfort alongside the local hospitality that you will experience here. There is no one type in the places to stay in Sakleshpur and that is what makes it worth experiencing. So take your family, friends, or partner and come to Sakleshpur, and even if no one agrees, come solo. But do not think of missing out on so much fun.

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Wayanad

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Known for its soothing temperature all around the year, Wayanad is the ultimate destination to escape the scorching sun of North India. This place doesn’t only offer its cool temperature but along with that, it has untouched woods, misty mountains, and long spread plantations. Often called the spice garden of India, Wayanad is laid with many tourist places and vast orchards of various spices like cardamom, Black pepper, Star Anise, Fenugreek, Black cumin and more. These green orchards of distinct spices give this place a different fragrance which is further enriched with the aroma of coffee plantation, nutrition of organic fruits and vegetables and waving paddy fields.

Having said this much about the greenery in the city, it is understood that it will have numerous wildlife sanctuaries, reserves and national parks protecting the rural life of the forests. Adding to all the natural beauty you have India’s largest earth dam and Asia’s second-largest earth dam, Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad. Having mighty mountains, dense woods, and gushing rivers, Wayanad is a hub for trekking, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, rappelling, camping, and many more adventurous activities.

You can trek to India’s largest Earth Dam, Banasura Dam or trek to witness the sun setting behind the mountains from Wayanad’s highest peak, Chembra Peak. The list doesn’t end here, you have the chance to explore potentially Neolithic age at Edakkal Caves. You will find some petroglyphs- prehistoric rock carvings used as a communication tool.

Moreover, you will find some amazing examples of ancient architecture and religious beliefs through the monuments like Thirunelli Temple, Karinthandan Temple, Ancient Jain Temple and much more. All these threads weave into an amazing tapestry that will glorify your photo album as well as the album of your life.

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Ooty

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From nature walks in gardens that makes one wonder whether Paradise, as depicted in scriptures of various cultures, have actually been derived from such sensory experiences to relaxing over a cup of tea from the tea plantations dotting the hillside, only to realize most humbly of nature’s gifts as a bountiful provider, the tourist places in Ooty can be expected to resuscitate the soul, depleted of its spiritual reserves through the trials of everyday existence. 

Ooty, once the summer capital of Madras Presidency under the British, can be safely regarded as “India’s Switzerland”. John Sullivan, the then collector of Coimbatore had noted the same in his elaborate report on the region, way back in the 19th century. After independence, Ooty was developed into a major tourist destination and understandably so, given its qualification for the same, owing to nature’s abundant blessings in terms of climate, scenic splendour, local sights and sounds, its wealth of birds and beasts and of course its homegrown beverages of tea and coffee.

The majestic “Queen of the Hills” forms part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, reputed for its fragile and exquisite ecosystem. In the ecological parlance, it is best known as a “hotspot”, the label justifying the designation of the section of the Western Ghats as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ooty has been developed to offer a rare glimpse to tourists of the essence of the rest of the reserve, much of which are out of bounds as part of conservation efforts.

The wooded hills of the Western Ghats with its canopy of unkempt, untouched shola vegetation interspersed with maintained and cultivated tea gardens offer a rare view of the symbiotic existence of man and nature where one can see and learn what sustainable use of natural resources should ideally look like. The botanical garden and rose garden curate much of the bounty of nature at Ooty to mesmerizing effect. One has to see the tourist places in Ooty it to believe in the gifts of life, otherwise often conveniently overlooked.

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Kudremukh

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One of the most picturesque destinations for mountain lovers, Kudremukh is located in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka. It is a quaint hill station and a mining town which has enchanted the trekking aficionados from time to time. It is known for having the Kudremukh peak which is the second-highest peak after Mullayangiri in Karnataka. The town was historically famous as ‘Samseparvata’ as one way approaching it was through the Samse village. 

Known for its religious tourist attractions, waterfalls and for being a trekker’s delight and a bird watcher’s paradise, Kudremukh is a beautiful destination to be explored if you crave for adventure and thrill in your life. Showcasing a carpet of pristine natural beauty, Kudremukh is one of the most brilliant getaways for a memorable escapade with your loved ones. 

Literally meaning horse face in Kannada, Kudremukh is a fascinating mountain peak resembling a horse face from one side. It has a height of 1,894 metres and is one of the most alluring places for mountain lovers in South India. It is a wonderful respite where you can enjoy a plethora of scenic vistas and marvel at the natural beauty. It is blessed with a landscape that comprises eye-catching mountain peaks and verdant valleys. 

The tourists here are in for a treat as they can witness the beautiful flora and fauna along the popular trekking routes through the Western Ghats. It is located in the protected area of Kudremukh National Park which makes it a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts. Kudremukh is known to be a habitat for a number of endangered and endemic species where you can see tigers, leopards and wild dogs in the landscape. It is blessed with distinct flora and fauna that comprises tropical wet evergreen forests. 

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Dandeli

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Mentioned as the adventure capital of South India, Dandeli is synonymous to peace and adventure. Located in the rocky trails of the Western Ghats, Dandeli is a splendid city of Karnataka. This place is situated at an altitude of 1551 ft above sea-level. 

Dandeli is made up of trails and green environment. The beauty of this place resides significantly in the adventurous hikes and beauty of Western Ghats. The untouched green landscapes house a staggering range of flora and fauna. Apart from the adventurous activities, there are several historical places including Ulavi temple, ancient caves of Kavla, and much more.

An integral part of the Western Ghats, Dandeli is home to colossal mountains, nature reserves, and fascinating wildlife. This place is an incredible destination for every kind of travellers. You can head on to the Kali river for a range of watersports, then, stop by Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, or hike on to the Syntheri rocks and engulf the maddening peace and beauty of the Western Ghats; Dandeli is a complete package of fun, peace, and adventures. 

There are plenty of activities to do in Dandeli. If your interests are inclined towards adventurous hiking trips, then you should explore the Syntheri Rocks in the city. Or, feel the adrenaline rush at Kali River while participating in Whitewater rafting, Boat rides, and Kayaking. End your day by relishing the therapeutic Natural Jacuzzi and soaking in nature’s beauty while staying in tents. Moreover, you can also embark on a wildlife safari to spot exotic wildlife at Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Dandeli’s climate is subtropical, with a major influence of the Western Ghats on it. Temperatures can stay between 20 and 42 degrees Celsius. The closeness to the Arabian Sea affects the weather of this place. The post-monsoon season, October to January is the best time to travel to Dandeli. Temperature from September to November is also pleasant as it starts to cool down.

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Shivanasamudra Falls
Shivanasamudra is known for its cascading many waterfalls and rivers. It is located in the Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka and the waterfall is near the Kaveri River. The Shivanasamudra island divides the Kaveri River into two parts which forms the two waterfalls. One is Gaganachukki and the other is Bharachukki. These two together are known as the Shivanasamudra Falls.

There are some temples nearby and a wildlife sanctuary which visitors can explore. You can do many outdoor activities here, such as fishing, boating, water sports, swimming in the Kaveri River. Many people also come here to trek the mountains and click some amazing photos of the waterfalls. 

The place is at its best during monsoon and winter and both these seasons are ideal to enjoy the waterfall and other attractions here. In winter the place is filled with tourists because of the pleasant weather and breezy ambience. In monsoon, you can enjoy the waterfall at its best. The water increases, which makes the roars more powerful and increases the beauty of the place. Summers are not really ideal for a trip to the Shivanasamudra Falls as the temperatures are really high and the humidity level is also high.
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Yercaud

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A less explored and undiscovered treasure perched in the Eastern Ghats in the Shevaroy Hills, Yercaud is a rejuvenating hill-station in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu. It is situated around the Emerald Lake, which is also known as the Yercaud Lake. The emerald green hue of the beautiful natural lake is also where the hill-station gets its meaning from. In the local language, the word, Yercaud translates to ‘The Lake Forest’, which it, indeed, is. This Tamil Nadu weekend destination is all that an ideal getaway is about – green landscapes, fog covered hill-tops, fresh breeze, and a soulful experience. 

Steeped in raw natural attractions and a rustic aesthetic, the destination is set at an altitude of 4970 ft above sea level. From flora and fauna to an air of freshness and purity, Yercaud is also called the Ooty of the Poor, given its low cost tourism. The hill-station is seemingly enveloped under picturesque skies above dense forests that grow coffee, spices and fruits, with oranges in abundance. It houses some famous parks and gardens proffering floral masterpieces, like Anna Park and Rose Garden to name a few. Yercaud, discovered in the 19th century by the Britishers, also boasts of some stunning vantage points that help tourists soak in the beauty of the town.  

Due to its unspoiled and pristine nature, Yercaud is a paradise for nature lovers, trekkers and adventurers, with various trek tours that take you to spots like Kiliyur Falls and Tipperary Point. It sees less crowd than most hill-stations, which is why it remains fairly raw and thereby, cost-effective. Moreover, Yercaud is a compact destination, easily explorable in a day or two. Beautified by fruit orchards and spice & coffee plantations, the hill also reaps in its merit from its flora and fauna that intrigues all kinds of vacationers. Epitomized as the Jewel of South India, the untouched charm of this lake hill-station and its quaintness, undoubtedly, makes it one of the topmost places to visit in Tamil Nadu.

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Coonoor

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Coonoor is a municipality and a Taluk located in the Nilgiris district, on the western edge of the state, Tamil Nadu, India. As far as size is concerned, Coonoor, after Ooty, comes second in largeness in all of the beautiful hills of the Nilgiris, providing people with a lot of ground to tour. For more than one trekking expeditions, Coonoor is an ideal base and leads right into the Nilgiri Hills. The tourist places in Coonoor are breath-takingly beautiful.

For a Hill station, Coonoor is very accessible, with the nearest airport being only at a distance of 79 km from the town of Coonoor. The population being so less, it offers a peaceful and relaxing environment which other hill stations don’t. The station features a subtropical highland climate which basically means cool summers and cool but not cold winter.Among the tourist places in Coonoor comes Sim’s Park, with a collective display exceeding one thousand types of species of plants.

The botany based garden is developed partly in Japanese style. The main attractions of this park are the fruits and vegetables shows held annually, in May. Another important place to visit lies about 10 km away from Coonoor, considered a part of Coonoor, which is the Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint, which is famous for the magnificent view of the beautiful Hills of Nilgiri and the beautiful Falls called Catherine. Catherine Falls is another important tourist attraction Coonoor.

Tourists normally go trekking from Lady Canning’s seat to Dolphin’s nose. Five and a half km away from Coonoor, also considered a part of Coonoor, lies Lamb’s Rock, which is another point of vantage. The Fort of Droog is a well-known attraction. People commuting to Mettupalayam, witness Law’s Falls about five km away from Coonoor.

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Kabini

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Kabini is an exquisite, enthralling location in Karnataka which you ought to visit at least once in your lifetime, whether you're an adventure enthusiast, a love of fauna, or simply someone who loves to travel for leisure. The perfect weather, a host of activities, camping options and more is what makes Kabini a tourist favourite. Summers are great for wildlife visits here while monsoons are the ideal time to feast your eyes upon the sanctuary's abundant greenery, making Kabini an all-year round getaway. 

Being centrally located, Kabini is also well connected to major cities like Bangalore, Mysore and Coimbatore. If you’re travelling by air you can alight at Bangalore or Coimbatore and continue your journey to Kabini. Coimbatore is 127 kilometres while Bangalore is 200 kilometres from your destination. You can also choose to fly to Mysore’s domestic airport and travel by road for around 1.5 hours to reach Kabini. 

Whilst here, make sure you visit the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary. Ironically, once a hunting  area for the British, the sanctuary has a plethora of flora, exotic fauna, and waterfalls that cascade dramatically. Explore the forests as you head out on a jungle safari, choose to ride on elephant back and feed the royal, friendly animals, thanking them for the enjoyable elephant safari. Follow it up with a visit to Kabini Dam and a boat ride on the sparkling Kabini River, a tributary of the Kaveri, against a scenic backdrop. Return to your resort to simply sit by the campfire and reminisce about your adventures through the day. If you have some more time to spare, go on a nature expedition early next morning and don't forget to stop by small shops for local handicrafts that you can bring back for your loved ones. 

Eat like the locals, as you indulge in Southern Specials like Bisi Bele Bhaat, Vada Sambar, Akki Roti and more. Stay at luxurious properties like Red Earth, The Serai, and Evolve Back, among others. Although within a higher price range, the resorts offer top notch hospitality and amenities, coupled with unique wildlife experiences. 

Kabini sees tourists from all across the globe who visit the city for its serenity, beauty, and exotic stays. Be one of them and reside in the lap of luxury!


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Tadiandamol Peak

This highest peak in Coorg, standing at an elevation of over 5,700 feet, is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Coorg. The mountain is popular amongst trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The trek to the summit is moderate with sharp slopes but these challenges are compensated by the breathtaking trails dotted with some parts of the lush Shola forests, fragrant coffee plantations, waterfalls, and streams that accompany you on the hike.

The trails are full of colourful snails, butterflies, birds, and flower patches. Gorgeous views, enveloped in the crisp mountain air, of vast meadows and valleys backdropped by clear blue skies, welcome you at the summit.

The trek starts from the 17th century Nalakand Palace and half of the route is accessible by a vehicle, but only reachable by foot from the ‘Big Rock’ point. The mountain is located 37 kilometres from Madikeri.

Height:
1748 m

Location:
Tadiandamol, Yevakapadi, Karnataka, 571212, India

Best Time to visit:
December to May

Entry fee:
No entry fee.

Timings:
6 AM to 6 PM on all seven days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place:
The trek takes around 5 to 6 hours.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
Approximately 37 KM

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Bheemeshwari

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Nestled along the untamed river Cauvery, Bheemeshwari is a petite town situated in the Mandya district of Karnataka. Located around a distance of 103 kilometers from Bangalore, Bheemeshwari is called an angler’s paradise for the kind of angling and fishing experience it offers.  Tucked away somewhere off the Kanakapura-Kollegal Highway, Bheemeshwari is a five-kilometer short drive away from Muthathi. The famous getaway near Bangalore is frequented by the city dwellers for adventure activities involving pulsating sports like rafting, kayaking, trekking, camping, angling, wildlife safaris etc. The activities are mostly conducted around the confluence of river Cauvery and Arkavathi rivers. 

It is one of the most visited weekend getaways from Bangalore where the river is a natural habitat for Mahseer which draws the fishing enthusiasts to the many fishing camps in Bheemeshwari as it is believed to be best game fish. The tropical fishes are allowed to be taken out of the water in your fishing game but you can not take them home, this is done to secure these species from getting extinct and to save the wildlife. Besides fishing, the ecological hotspot also offers water sports like rafting, kayaking, coracle ride which is a traditional local oval boat knitted of the split willow branches. Not only birds and fishes but you will also get glimpses of crocodiles, leopards, wild boars, and deer etc in Bheemeshwari forests sanctuary. 

As you enter the forest area, you will be checked well before letting you in, especially for alcohol and hunting gears. Bheemeshwari is cherished as a great weekend destination from Bangalore as it offers in abundance,  Traversing across the river water in a rustic coracle is one of the other factors which acts as a magnet to hundreds and thousands of city dwellers to make a halt at Bheemeshwari. An action-packed weekend in Bheemeshwari starts with tents on the bank of river Cauvery for camping, bonfire at night and glorious sunrises on your morning jog or walk. Trek in the nearby forest stretches and walk uphill to the peaks, embark on a heart-throbbing rafting expedition, eat locally made food, mostly basic yet tasty meals in your camps. These camps provide mosquito nets, cots, food, and bathing facilities in their packages. Sleep at night under the open sky, amid the cocoon-quiet jungle with the gushing sound of the river. You can either leave the next day for your busy city life or can stay back and add more adventure to your Bheemeshwari diary. The solo or two-seater kayaks can be more than just exciting, dodging the boulders and surviving the rapids is not a piece of cake but with little training, you can ace this. There are nearby destinations like Kokrebellur Pelicanry, pristine waterfalls like Mekedatu, Gaganachukki and Barachukki etc which also piques the interest of the travelers.

The ample options of fishing and nature camps in the valley are found scattered along the river bank or deep into the woods. These nature camps are your ultimate stopover after the electrifying rafting excursion or the tiring trekking expedition. Rejuvenate amid nature and devour on some freshly cooked local food while listening to the wild river Cauvery gurgles in its full swell. The open-air dining room in these camps let you dine under the clear sky, sometimes dimly starlit and sometimes ghostly-moonlit. On your drive to Bheemeshwari, you will steer on some hairpin bends which enable breathtaking views of the valley. 

The nearby attractions such as Doddamakali and Galibore are also famous camping location near Bheemeshwari. Situated at a distance of around 7 kilometers from Bheemeshwari, Doddamakali is an isolated stretch of forest whereas Galibore is also a natural habitat for fish which is located 16 kilometers away from Bheemeshwari. Mekedatu is another off-the-beaten destination near Bheemeshwari which has many untrodden jungle trails and waterfalls. Sangam is a mesmerizing confluence point of river Cauvery and river Arkavathi where people often flock for picnicking. Kokrebellur Pelicanry is one of Asia’s largest habitat for migratory birds home to pelicans and painted storks. 

The best time to visit Bheemeshwari is between September to February for experiencing a pleasant weather and the rivers come alive after the monsoon months. Flocks of fishing eagles, kingfishers and many other exotic bird species make it a paradise for birdwatchers. Beware of the Monkeys whom you will find all over the region. It is an ideal place to go and enjoy with friends, family, spouse or office colleagues for a fun-filled weekend. Do carry your camera for capturing wild glimpses as you will encounter a lot more than you expect in Bheemeshwari.

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Hogenakkal Falls

Hogenakkal Falls

Give yourself a refreshing retreat at one of the most scenic picnic spots near Bangalore, Hogenakkal Falls. Cascading down from 20 m above the ground level this beautiful waterfall is also known as the “Niagara Falls of India”.

The water bullets fall down on the ground and the view is just one of its kinds is a feast for the eyes. With literal meaning ‘smoking rocks’ this place has a lot of them. The water of the fall is derived from the river Kaveri and this is a truly rejuvenating site.

Distance from Bangalore: 258 km approximately

Nagarhole National Park

Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park this park is named after the Nagarhole (Cobra) river passing through its rich tropical forest cover. Located in Kodagu and Mysore, it was established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and converted into a national park in 1988.

Wildlife enthusiasts love to visit this place in Coorg to see the interesting array of its inhabitants like Wild Boars, Sloth Bears, Antelopes, Barking Deer, Leopards, and birds. It also houses trees like sandalwood, golden shower, horse nettles, and silver oak.

You can opt for one of the two safaris available- Zone A (forests) and Zone B (Kabini backwaters) on a 26-seater bus or a jeep. 

Height:
The altitude ranges from 680m to 1,454m.

Location:
Madikeri Road, Hunsur, Karnataka 571201

Best Time to visit:
From October to May, it is always better to avoid the monsoon season as the park is full of leech and surface becomes slippery and mushy during rains.

Entry fee:
INR 150 to 500

Timings: Jeep safari
: 5:30 AM to10:00 AM, and  from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
                Bus safari: 6 AM to 9 AM, and from 3 PM to 5 PM
                Coracle: 9 AM to 11 AM, and from 5 PM to 6 PM

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand:
Approximately 90 KM.

Where to Stay:
 Best places to stay in Nagarhole

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Yelagiri

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The beautiful hill station of Yelagiri is situated in the Vellore district of the Tamil Nadu state, off the Vaniyambadi Tirupattur road. The Yelagiri village, also sometimes spelled as the Elagiri Village, is located at an altitude of 1,110.6 meters above the sea level. It is surrounded by eye catching orchards, rose gardens, and a lush green valley, thereby comprising the most amazing Yelagiri Tour Packages.

The hill station of Yelagiri is mainly a cluster of fourteen hamlets, with Athanavur as its main and capital town. Yelagiri is among the most famous places in India that is known for many trekking and climbing adventure activities as it have some beautiful hills and mountains to climb on. The highest point in the village of Yelagiri is the Swamimalai Hill which is 4,388 ft in height blessed with some mesmerizing views and places that will make your trek a memorable one.

There is no doubt that a traveller or an adventurer will find plenty of places and sites to explore as the beautiful hills and valleys of the district allows you to give a treat to your eyes with its exotic locales. One of the most amazing and mind boggling place is the man made Punganur Lake in the region which attracts many tourists and visitors every year. It is also one of the many places to visit in the district while your stay.

Every year during the months of summer, the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department celebrates the Summer Festival in the Yelagiri district which showcases different cultural heritage and arts from across the country, which are considered to be the best Yelagiri Tour Packages. They organize several kinds of cultural programs like the flower show, the dog show, and much more. All of this festivity is conducted every year in which people from different parts of the state and country come down to take a part and is a perfect opportunity to know more about the people and past of Yelagiri.

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BR Hills

BR Hills
Spend your time indulging in thrilling activities like rafting, trekking, fishing, birding and whatnot in BR Hills – a quick getaway from Bangalore City. Also known as Biligiriranga Hills, this hill station is part of BRT Wildlife Sanctuary and also features a Tiger Reserve in addition to housing an extensive ecosystem.

Sambhar, tigers, leopards, gaurs and several other animals can be spotted in the sanctuary on a wildlife safari. Dodda Sampige Mara and Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple are other famous sites you must visit here. Do not forget to go on a shopping spree and buy some of the most unique tribal artefacts and handicrafts which will keep the memories of the trip alive. Undoubtedly, BR hills is one of the best hill stations near Bangalore within 200 km.

Location:  Yelandur Taluk, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka

Distance from Bangalore: 173 Km
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"Lovely resort overlooking the lake\nWe (two girls) went from Bangalore to Doddaballapur (Bus no. 285M) and from doddaballapur to ujjani from ujjani it took us 10 \nmins to reach the resort the tour organizers came to pick us up.\nWe went for a short trek to experience the amazing sunset, we returned to the resort to play volleyball, badminton and archery. We spent evening around the lake we enjoyed barbecue and campfire.. The food was delicious. We stayed in a tree house. Next morning we sat on top of a tree to watch the sunrise which was a breathtaking scenery after breakfast we went for trekking which was a fabulous experience as it was our first time we went for an easier trek\nTour organizers were so friendly, we felt as if we were with our family… Staff was very friendly and helpful\nWe've been raving about it to all of our friends and family. Thank you for a stay that was memorable and one of the most enjoyable weekend we ever had.  Staying here was very unique and fun.\n\nAll in all, we highly recommend everyone to visit this incredible place. \n\n"
26 September 2014
Excellent
It was my first trekking and had loads of fun :) Planning another trip with thrillophilia grp very soon.
"We had taken 7PM-11AM package for 6 people over Diwali holiday. It was well organised and hosted by them. It is located around 75km from Bangalore and drive was also mesmerizing during our time. So, based on overall experience below are my rating:\nHosting: 4/5\nNight Event (Bonfire): 4/5\nTrekking: 5/5( Must attend)\nOutside Activities :5/5( Rapplin, Mud games, kayaking etc).\nFood: 4.5/5\nValue for Money: 5/5\n\nNote: Only thing I didn't like was sleeping in tent. It should have been flat and sponge but rather it was sloppy and uneven. Also, if you close the zip of tent it feels like gas chamber. \n\nOther than this its a must tryout over the weekend...????"
"it's superb experience. .... staff's are amazing. .... superbly maintained. ... the problem is only toilet rooms ..... its clean but less toilets ...... good food ...... natural swimming pool is ultimate. .... must visit place .....for couples this would be the best resort..."
"We booked through Thrillophilia... 2300 for 2days 1 night starting on 1st day 0900 and the camp ends at after a trek followed by breakfast. You will be taken to the mountains in the pic to trek and eventually to a nearby bear cave... The manager guy Anthony is really ambient and so are the staff. They provided us with everything needed without any prior request from our side. You'll be given a camp and according to the package you will be experiencing kayaking, floating or swimming as they call it with life jacket(my 2nd fav) and then you'll have zip lining , rappelling,archery etc., The crew is really ambient and so are the safety instructors... If you're reading this pay pradeep a tip coz he was the reason we enjoyed a lot.... The camp food was awesome and every penny was worth it... Thanks guys Anthony, basavaraju ,pradeep for making this a memorable experience...!"
A few weeks back we went to explore Hampi and it was a fun experience, We had a good family time there. We went to Virupaksha Temple, Kadalekalu Ganesha, Tungabhadra River Ghat, Mahanavami Dibba, and many more temples. The facilities provided on trip was very nice, It was a fun experience. Thanks, Thrillophilia.
01 March 2020
Excellent
This was a fun day out with my family, I booked this trip from Thrillophilia as I have heard about it. The resort was amazing and well maintained. The staff here is of welcoming nature and their service is good. The food they served is Fabulous and had a lot of varieties. The pool was amazing, will definitely come here next time.
09 March 2020
Excellent
I and my sister went for this resort to have a break from the daily routine. Very beautiful place with a number of activities to do, especially the ATV ride was super crazy. This is a budget-friendly and enjoyable trip.
15 March 2020
Excellent
I wanted to spend some time away from the Noisy Bangalore city. I came in contact with Shubham from Thrillophilia and he advised me that I should visit Green Valley Resort. I was amazed when I reached there. This place was so calm and I can easily finish my novel there. I really enjoyed the food at the poolside. Thanks for an amazing experience.
23 February 2020
Excellent
The Green Valley Resort is a place where you can spend some time away from the chaotic world. This place has an amazing view that you can enjoy from your private cottage. You can park your vehicle at the gates of the Cottage. The atmosphere there was amazing. I had such a great time there and definitely going to visit there.

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  1. Which are the best places to visit near Bangalore in March?

    1. Coorg: Known as the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg is famous for its exotic wildlife, picture-postcard-like natural beauty, and the lush coffee & spice plantations. 
    2. BR Hills:It attracts people from all over the country for adventure activities, its tiger reserve, and tribal culture. 
    3. Kudremukh:The popular location of the second-highest peak in Karnataka is another must-visit. This haven for bird watchers, trekkers, and those seeking solitude amidst the rich culture of the place and is amongst the best places to visit near Bangalore in March.
    4. Chikmagalur: One of the prominent coffee growing regions in the state, Chikmagalur has local folklore behind the origins of its name.
    5. Sakleshpur: It is largely known for its pristine natural landscapes and unparalleled natural beauty.
  2. Which are the best one-day trips near Bangalore in summer?

    Bangalore is a very famous destination for places to visit around the city for one-day trips. Here is the list of best one day trips from Bangalore in Summer:

    1. 
    Nandi Hills - 60 Km from Bangalore, An ideal destination for one day trip from Bangalore.
    2. Ramanagara - 50 km from Bangalore, A wonderful place for a team outing from Bangalore.
    3. Kanakpura - 69 Km from Bangalore, Picture-perfect Banantimari State Forest area, surrounded by greenery and flanked by a lake and mountain.
    4. Skandagiri - 60 km from Bangalore, One of the astounding places to visit near Bangalore for one day trip.
    5. Savandurga - 50 km from Bangalore, Best getaway for the night trek from Bangalore.
    6. Anthargange - 67 km from Bangalore, One of the most famous short treks from Bangalore for the cave exploration.
  3. Which is the best hill station near Bangalore in summer?

    1. Ooty:Ooty, also known as Queen of Hills, is famous for its remarkable natural beauty of mist-laden coffee plantations and eucalyptus forests located on its rolling landscape. 
    2. Wayanad:Its wildlife sanctuaries, dense forests, fragrant plantations of spices & coffee, caves belonging to the Neolithic age, and ancient century-old temples, make Wayanad one of the most intriguing places to visit in Bangalore. 
    3. Chikmagalur: One of the prominent coffee growing regions in the state, Chikmagalur has local folklore behind the origins of its name.
    4. Coorg:Another great option is Coorg, enveloped in the heady fragrance of coffee, is an absolute beauty!
    5. Sakleshpur: It is largely known for its pristine natural landscapes and unparalleled natural beauty.

  4. Which are the must-visit waterfalls near Bangalore in the summer?

    1. Jog Falls:Jog Falls, the second-highest plunge fall in India, is a must-visit. It’s 4 cascades Rani, Rocket, Roarer, and Raja throw over 3 million tonnes of water every second. 
    2. Hogenakkal Falls:Another astoundingly massive waterfall is Hogenakkal Falls, known as Niagra Falls of India. This is a cluster of 14 cascades and its waters are said to have medicinal properties. 
    3. Abbey Falls:Abbey Falls is considered to be the most beautiful waterfall near Bangalore due to its silvery-white waters against a backdrop of lush green coffee, cardamom, and pepper plantations.
    4. Shivanasamudra Falls: Also known as Siva Samudram, i.e., Shiva’s Sea, this waterfall is considered as one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore within 150 km.
    5. Mallalli Falls: It is a seasonal fall and is thus, the perfect spot for a day trip during the monsoons.

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