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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 Tours in Karnataka
Trekking in Karnataka is the most popular adventure sport for the nature enthusiasts. The numerous hills and forests enable the adventurers to go for trekking in Karnataka. Karnataka provides paradise for trekkers on the Western Ghats section. There are many more places with numerous waterfalls, rocky terrains, national park reserves ideal for trekking enthusiasts.
The best trekking tours in Karnataka are:
Karnataka is a sublime place and a nature's blessing that arranges the best biking visits on the western Ghats more than any other state in the region. The state is honoured with the waterway Cauvery and when you ride along the twisty bends of a stream, the bike excursion winds up plainly phenomenal in Karnataka.
The famous biking tours of Karnataka are:
camping is one of the most enjoyable and must-try adventures when you’re vacationing in Karnataka. Blessed with the picturesque landscape of Western Ghats, Sahyadri Ranges, Arabian Sea and Jog Waterfalls, this state is a treasure trove of beholding wonders. If one wishes to explore that, then camping in Karnataka is the best experience to look forward to.
The famous camping tours in Karnataka can be enjoyed at the following places:
Eateries in Karnataka make it a truly foodie’s paradise. People who visit here enjoy savouring the delightful Kannada cuisine, which is one of India’s oldest. Karnataka’s cuisine includes a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that reflect influences from the neighbouring regions and communities. Many eateries specialize in offering the authentic taste of Maddur Vade, Mysore Masala Dosa, and Rava Idli.
Here are the best areas for a food tour in Karnataka:
Sightseeing in Karnataka centres on the ancient sculptured temples, modern cities, the hill ranges, forests and beaches. With more than 20 wildlife reserves, Karnataka is one of the best places for a wildlife tours in India. This state is known for its heritage, natural resources, culture and other entertainment elements.
Here are the top attractions which you can enjoy on a sightseeing tour in Karnataka.
Karnataka is well-known for its historical and traditional treasures, fabulous landscapes, tropical forests, murky mountains, rich biodiversity, interesting beaches, religious sites, rich cuisine, and a horde of nature and adventure activities.
If you’re looking to explore this vibrant state on foot, the best areas for a walking tour in Karnataka are:
If we talk about Karnataka, this state is blessed with outstanding landscapes and shorelines and much more. A cycling tour in Karnataka is one of the best ways to behold the spectacular scenery created by heritage structures and nature in the state. Once you take on any ride by cycle to the distant and the beautiful territories of Mysore, Bangalore, Coorg etc., you know you are in bliss.
Some of the different cycling tours which you can enjoy in Karnataka are
Tadiandamol trek is one of the most beautiful, though less known treks in Karnataka. Tadiandamol is the highest peak in Coorg/Kodagu district with an elevation of 5740 ft and the trail takes you through the vast expanse of the Shola forests making it an unforgettable experience.
The best time to go for Tadiandomal trek is from October to February. However, it’s not wrong to say that all seasons have their own charm for tourists going in Tadiandomal trek. The Tadiandamol trek offers adventurers an opportunity to explore the stunning vegetation, rare mountain birds and pretty butterflies flitting from tree to tree.
Karnataka, especially, is a home to several destinations boasting beautiful temples that are epitomes of sacredness. Karnataka has its deep roots in spirituality and divinity with some of the most important pilgrimages centres in India.
Thousands of people come to Karnataka from all over the world seeking spiritual enlightenment. Embark on a spiritual tour to Karnataka through the magnificent temple and stone built statues.
Here are the best areas for a spiritual experience in Karnataka:
Karnataka is an ideal spot for all adventure activities, one of which includes paragliding. It is a paradise for every adventure or sports enthusiast. The experience of viewing the spectacular natural landscapes and the enchanting surroundings is breath-taking in Karnataka.
To enjoy paragliding, one can tour the following places in Karnataka:
There are many places in Karnataka that provide a mix of adventure and recreation when you’re going to have some fun with your team members. Team outing tours in Karnataka are a great way to develop leadership and enhance team spirit among the colleagues. The entertaining activity is also a great way to get away from your desk and flex your muscles with your teammates for a fun-filled day.
Some famous team outing tours in Karnataka can be enjoyed at:
Having a range of things to display, Karnataka is becoming a shopper's haven. With its sparkling silks, sandalwood and rosewood carvings and exquisite handicrafts, Karnataka excels as the shopper’s paradise.
From Karnataka, Shoppers can carry home beads, pendants, carved tables, screens, dinner gongs, boxes, caskets, mythological figures, a host of stationery items, trays, decorative panels made of sandalwood. Inlaid furniture and sandalwood carvings are a favourite with affluent tourists.
The best areas for a shopping tour in Karnataka are:
Rafting is one of the most famous activities to be done in Karnataka. The wonderful waterfalls and the pristine valleys of Karnataka offer an excellent location for such an adventurous activity. They are still pristine and allure everyone with plenty of opportunities to discover them such as hiking, trekking and the most famous being river rafting.
Some of the best places for rafting in Karnataka are:
There are some beautiful trails in Karnataka blessed natural grandeur that makes it a complete delight to go on a jeep safari tour in Karnataka. Visiting the wildlife parks in Karnataka can be a good idea if you are looking for an exhilarating and unique jeep safari in Karnataka.
Some famous jeep safari tours in Karnataka can be enjoyed at the following places:
Karnataka has many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Karnataka is a real paradise for the wildlife lovers. Karnataka wildlife is a must-see for all visitors who have an interest in choosing a detour from the typical backwater and beaches tours.
Some famous wildlife tours in Karnataka are:
On the heritage cultural tour to Karnataka, it is an exciting opportunity for tourists to learn more about the art, architecture and craftsmanship of the Hoysalas, Cholas, Chalukyas, etc. From ancient ruins and temples that are spotted in small towns to pulsating forts embracing the sea, a trip to Karnataka reveals one the beauty of age's old medieval town.
Some popular heritage places to visit in Karnataka are as follows:
An elephant safari is a unique experience which you can enjoy while exploring wildlife in Karnataka on a vacation. The ride takes tourists around the wildlife reserves on an elephant. An elephant back safari tour into a national park/ wildlife sanctuary is not just a ride on the largest animal on the earth, it's an unforgettable experience where you get to interact with the elephants as well as they get a chance to have a closer meeting with other wild animals.
Some famous elephant safari tours in Karnataka are:
Karnataka has been blessed with amazing landscapes and ecosystems that attracts tourists from all over the world. Each of these not only serve as tourist places but also adventure hubs in Karnataka. Tourists have a wide range of activities to choose in these destinations. To name a few, river rafting in Dandeli, camping in Coorg, water sports in Mangalore, etc. have become very popular in recent years.
For rock climbing and rappelling in Karnataka, one can go to the following places:
The surge of voluminous water thundering from awesome statures in the midst of rich green magnificence characterize the wonder of the waterfalls in Karnataka. A considerable lot of these waterfalls are a hypnotizing and incredible sight throughout the year while a few are seasonal splendours that come alive during the monsoons.
Some of the best waterfalls on Karnataka which you can’t miss to visit are:
Traveller Tales From Karnataka
24 October 2015
Trekking and water adventure...what else can be so tempting especially for adventurists like me. This things give me my Kick. Wonderful place and everything is just up-to-the-mark. I'm certainly explor
15 August 2014
Kudremukh is an amazing peak and so far I had just heard about this place but finally I get to see it. Amazing place - loved the trekking experience. What an experience. I'm going again.
26 September 2014
It was my first trekking and had loads of fun :) Planning another trip with thrillophilia grp very soon.
28 February 2017
A must go place! We started our trek early in the morning and the journey through the jungle and waterfalls was breathtaking! There were a few steep climbs too with a scorching sun above us, but all of...
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...
07 September 2014
Awesome trek...refreshing...and all the most traveling with Swami's team is just amazing.. also Thrillophilia had great staff support while booking. Good weather at the top and at completion of trek vi...
29 December 2015
Coorg is totally made for trekking,,,,with the green surroundings and trails...it is always peaceful and amazing to trek here....our trek was perfect and the best part..is that i got to meet alots of n
08 October 2014
Hi everyone,this is my 2nd trip with you people and am as happy as the first one. The journey started with unknown place and unknown people,but during the course of the journey we all became friends a...
21 May 2015
it was a trip with cousins. the first of this kind. i had arranged everything...so it was a big responsibility to keep up their expectation. thanks thrillophilia, u din let me down. the guides were so ...
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