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This indoor snow theme park garners plenty of visitors who aim to escape in the scorching heat by entering a snow house that spans an area of 12,500 sq. feet. The unparalleled experience of playing, sliding and throwing snow at each other can be achieved in the middle of a tropical town and you do not have to travel to the mighty Himalayas, neither have to wait for the winters. The freezing hall offers a number of crazy slides and rides with skiing and rock climbing activities. Snow city is the first indoor theme park in the city which is open 365 days maintaining a temperature of minus 5 degree Celsius. The crazy snow box, various virtual snow animals, snow parties and snow slides are some of the features which lure visitors into trying this freezing hangout location.
Location: Jayamahal, Fun World Complex, Opposite TV Tower, J C Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560006
Best Time to Visit: Summer season.
Price: INR 600 per head.
Timings: 10 AM to 8:30 PM on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: one-time entry is for 45 minutes.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 30 KM.
If you remember the classic Sholay scenes then you will be amazed to see the rocky mountains of this town that is situated around 50 KM from Bengaluru city and Sholay was originally shot here.
From Silk farming to Mysore-Pak, from leading into the huge Hanuman statue entrance to the Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary; Ramanagara is one of the places to visit in Bangalore to enjoy heaps of activities like camping and trekking, and also an abundance of sightseeing option.
The iconic rock elevations where the dacoit Gabbar was filmed in the cult classic Sholay can be visited during the day where you walk and climb some steep elevations of approximately 400 staircases to reach the top where you will find a temple as well.
These rock elevations are of Ramadevara Betta Hill which is a part of Ramadevara betta Vulture Sanctuary.
Location: Mysore Road, Ramanagara, India
Best Time to Visit: Winter season (November to March)
Price: Ramadevara Betta hill can be visited by paying an entry charge of INR 25 with a separate parking charge.
Timings: The gates of the sanctuary open around 9 AM and closes by 4:30 to 5 PM.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 55 KM
This is the highest peak in Kadakke and this moderate trekking route can be taken by even amateur hikers as the path is a decent climb except after Rock Point, from where the trail becomes a little narrower.
The view from the top can take your breath away, incredibly surreal especially if you encounter clouds, see them engulfing the apex portion of the hills.
This small square like design built of mortar and bricks where The king used to come with her queen to sit and enjoy the sunsets and sunrises in the distant horizon of high and low-rise mountains engulfed by white creamy mist.
Tadiandamol Peak counts as one of isolated places to visit in Coorg which is a pretty getaway in the lap of mountains and greenery.
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
Bheemeshwari is a short distance hideaway in the Mandya district of Karnataka and is situated around a hundred KM from the city on the banks of river Cauvery. This picturesque is visited mostly for fishing and angling as it is an ideal destination to indulge in such activities.
It is home to Mahseer, the tropical game fish along with schools of other fishes and that is why it is called “the angler’s paradise.” Wedged amid the Shivanasamudra falls and the Mekedatu falls, Bheemeshwari lures travelers with its mesmerizing natural beauty.
Sangam in Bheemeshwari is the confluence point of river Cauvery and river Akravati which enables many water activities such as boating, rafting, coracle rides etc. Kokrebellur Pelicanry is another attraction is Bheemeshwari which one of the five most famous pelican breeding habitats in the world. It is one of the famous sightseeing places in Bangalore that is a ‘must-visit’ location.
Location: 100 KM on the Kanakapura road from Bangalore.
Best Time to Visit: Monsoon season or post-monsoon, winter season.
Average time required to visit the place: one or two days.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 100 KM.
During the monsoon, pools of clouds hover over the hill of Kumara Parvatha, during winter, the entire hill takes the shades of orange and summers are hot. There are two trekking routes to reach the camping ground of Kumara Parvatha Hill- one being Somwarpet and other Kukke Subramanya.
Both the routes have plenty of waterfalls and abundance of greenery. Watching sunrise from atop has been the favourite activity among people who hike up the hill. Camping is not allowed at the peak so while you visit the forest department to pay and enter the trek route, you have to leave your gears behind.
You can camp near or next to the forest department or at Mantape. The hiking trail on the Somwarpet route goes around a 6 to 7 KM (one side) deep forest patch with multiple waterfalls. The 16 KM trail from Subramanya to Kumara Parvatha peak is filled with meadows and views of the western ghats making the long route exceptionally beautiful.
Height: 1712 Mts
Location: Pushpagiri, Kumaralli, Karnataka 571236
Best Time to visit: October to February.
Entry fee: INR 75 is paid at the forest office as a trekking fee and another 100 for Camera.
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Average time required to visit the place: It takes 8 to 10 Hours to trek the hill.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 63 to 64 KM.
One needs to register their names at the check point before starting the trek, however, there is no entry fee, it is highly suggested to hire a guide at Bidahalli or Heggadamane villages for a smooth trekking experience.
Pushpagiri is the second highest Peak in Coorg, first in the Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary and sixth in the entire Karnataka state. It is one of the best Coorg tourist places to wander around.
The trekking route gradually changes into difficult from moderate as you near the peak, the 7 KM route from the check post is usually covered in 3 to 4 hours one way.
Height: 5626 feet
Location: Pushpagiri, Kumaralli, Karnataka 571236
Best Time to visit: November to March.
Entry fee: No entry fee.
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 70 KM.
This river camp have trained Elephants and their mahout who bathe them and feed them. The Dubare Elephant Camp is a project which is run together by the forest department and Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd.
There are naturalists who elucidate the biology, ecology and the history of Elephants to the visitors and you can not only see them but even participate in the river bath, and feeding. There are about 150 Elephants in every such camp of the Karnataka Forest Department and is a great way of promoting eco-tourism in the state.
The project mainly started for the cause of conserving and understanding Elephants in India which is now becoming one of the major attractions in Coorg.
One can hear the gurgling sound of the river Cauvery as it is situated on the banks of the river and also indulge in various activities which enable a close encounter with these beautiful mammals.
Dubare Elephant camp is one of the amazing places to visit in Coorg for a wild adventure.
Location: Dubare Reserve Forest, India
Best Time to visit: Take an evening jeep safari along with a trained naturalist.
Entry fee: If you want to feed the Elephants, the kit will cost INR 20, if you want to bathe the Elephants then the fee is INR 100 per head.
Timings: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: More than 3 Hours.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: approximately 30 KM
Kote Better Hill is one of the sightseeing places in Coorg which is also the third highest peak in Coorg. It is definitely a place for the sore eyes, a slice of heaven and a maze of greenery.
Take a bumpy jeep ride crossing the twisty and muddy narrow lanes until you reach the foothills of Kote Betta. Start you climb to reach the peak, you will find temples and lakes such as Ardhanarishwara temple and a couple of lakes nearby the temple en route.
Once reached the top you will find an extraordinary view of the valley that falls beneath, a distant view of the Harangi dam and the silhouettes in the sky followed by a beautiful sunset. A day at Kota Betta hill is always a day well spent.
Height: 1748 Metres
Location: Somvarpet, Coorg, Madikeri, India
Best Time to visit: November to February.
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: A day.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 30 KM
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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Karnataka
Karnataka creates a magnificent land of wonders as the Eastern and the Western Ghats bordering the state have given rise to several rivers making popular tourist destinations on the way. The place is also famous for its rich archaeological and historical significance backed by temples and forts. Check out the best things to do here in Karnataka:
Karnataka has shaped itself to suit the adventurous people with every kind of adrenaline-inducing needs. For the overtly courageous ones, there is the activity as daring as skydiving, whereas for the not-so-daring ones, you could find cycling and hiking tours. Nonetheless, the diverse landscape and the endless greenish lush of the flora around calls for a breathtaking view with each of these activities.
The most appealing aspect of trekking in Karnataka is reflected by the pleasant weather and the abundance of forests all around, which create an overall fantastic ambience for any trekker. Also, the trekking routes here are safe enough to allow you to trek even during the night time. You could choose any trekking expedition as per your wish, be it a weeklong hiking venture or a few long hours of trekking up the hills.
Campsites in Karnataka come with the heavenly backdrops of coffee plantations or waterfalls. There is no way anything else could possibly beat a camping experience in any part of Karnataka, especially of those listed below:
The rush of rapid thick silver streams rushing down from great heights has given rise to numerous cascades all across the state. Each of them is a sight worth drooling over and most maintain their charm consistently through every season. Karnataka’s waterfalls come in different types, be it in block, cascade, segmented, or plunge. Check out the list of the country’s most wondrous waterfalls:
White water rafting in Karnataka is one of the top activities here with spots like SitaNadi and Bheemeshwari promising you an experience of a lifetime. It is generally done in a flowing water or with the one with a turbulent stream, and for that, these are the best spots you could try your mind and body at:
These experiences in Karnataka generally priced around INR 1000, but they are likely to change depending on the season and the destination you pick.
Out of 34 biodiversity hotspots all over the world, four of them rest in the Indian subcontinent. One of them is the Western Ghats, and you could obviously guess now how rich this spot is with its diversification of flora and fauna. The conservative centres especially the ones of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve are equally thrilling and fun to explore:
Do not fool yourself into getting overwhelmed by the bustling crowds and streets of the IT hub of Bangalore, as the place is equally capable of producing some of the finest spiritual experiences of the country. The ashrams, forts, temples, and festivals of Karnataka are typical of the state with unique practices and beliefs that India is so revered for. Check out the top spiritual destinations in Karnataka:
Karnataka’s exquisite make of the terrains and the obvious pleasant weather make the overall rock and wall climbing experiences quite sublime. Commune with nature as you engage yourself with these formidable ventures worth cherishing for a lifetime.
Karnataka serves one of the best dive sites of India found just off Murdeshwar. Netrani is a small-uninhabited island entertaining the adventurous yearning of the travellers. With water depth ranging between 6 and 40 meters and visibility from 15 and 30 meters, the destination is perfect for divers of all levels of experience.
The service is offered here at the cost of INR 5000 attracting a horde of interested tourists all year round.
The curvature and the straightness of the biking trails are versatile enough to give you the experience you want in Karnataka’s biking routes. Bangalore is especially popular for its biking trails hardly failing to impress bikers who come to seek solace here. Check out the most eminent biking trails of Karnataka:
Diving from a height of 10,000 feet with only the safety of a parachute attached to you is daunting enough to make you question if the experience is safe at all. Although there are not many records of death associated with these practices in Karnataka, nonetheless, it is foolish to try it without any fitness or activity experience at all.
Mysore nestles a few prominent skydiving sites with the Chamundi Hills being the most famed of them all. The cost of skydiving here during the weekend is INR 42,000 whereas it INR 35,000 in the weekdays.
Being one of the most celebrated coastal destinations of India, it is impossible for Karnataka to not leave its visitors in awe of its calendar-worthy beaches. The beach destinations here are thoughtful enough to include other sightseeing tours so that you are not too bored gazing at the breathtaking horizon of the sea (which is doubtful). Check out the favourite beaches of the state:
Traveller Tales From Karnataka
23 October 2015
This was a really nice trip. Firstly, this place is close by Bangalore and very much in driving distance. Secondly, the adventure activities are well-organized. They are safe too. This way it is very e...
27 November 2017
"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 or...
26 September 2014
It was my first trekking and had loads of fun :) Planning another trip with thrillophilia grp very soon.
10 April 2014
Wao it was absolutely brilliant to see those majestic Tiger and charismatic Leopard, this was the first time i saw these animals for the first time. The panoramic views catches our attention , its one
23 November 2017
"It was a wonderful experience.The food was also very tasty.Try to meet cute little rott from sula vineyards.."
10 January 2018
"Awesome Experience... Such a great wine tasting & learning session we had. We were allowed to taste some 5 varieties, with the instructor specifying its history then manufacturing, bottling & ageing p...
25 March 2018
I have taken this trek on march 2018, in my experience it was one of those refreshing trip wherein we trek between the mountains in the safe jungle to the relaxing beaches followed by rain dance, bonfi...
22 October 2014
Trek was nice but so much of tiring :) whoever is planning for this trek i would like to suggest them to do few stretching exercises at-least for 3-4 days before this trek. Relaxing on peak of Skan...
29 May 2017
It was a team outing, 30 of us from office and a few also got their family and kids! I and few others in my team were looking everywhere and nothing seemed to match our requirements. It had to be fun, ...
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