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  • Waterfalls near Bangalore like Chunchi Falls, Mekedaatu Falls, Abbey Falls, Irupu Falls, Hogenakkal Falls, Shivanasamudra Falls, Jog Falls & more are the most calming and beautiful sites. Because of the location of this city, which is quite near to the spectacular western ghats of India, you can get to witness these mesmerizing spectacles on the rivers that originate and pass through the majestic hills.

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    Starting from the nearest ones, the Chunchi falls in Kanakapura is one of the best outing destinations for Bangaloreans that involves a small bit of trekking to reach the falls. Though caution is advised, it never stops people from coming to admire the 80 feet plunge of the water of the Arkavati river, 6 km before it merges into the Kaveri.

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    Another name in the list of waterfalls around Bangalore is the majestic Mekedatu Falls in Kanakapura. Its name in Kannada means “the goat’s leap”, and has a legend attached to the name. The river Kaveri shrinks from a 150m width to just 10m as it passes through the Gorge at Mekedatu, resulting into a beautiful and wild flow of the waters here, giving it the popularity that it enjoys in the region. A little further away from here is the famous Abbey Falls of Kodagu, or Coorg as it is more commonly known and are best hill stations near Bangalore.

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    Straying a little further away from Bangalore and into the Uttara Kannada region of Karnataka is the very well known Jog Falls of Shimoga. With a drop of whopping 253m on the Sharavathi river, Jog Falls is India’s second-highest plunge waterfall and easily the most beautiful ones too. 

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  • 01Chunchi Falls, Kanakapura

    Chunchi Falls, Kanakapura

    About 90 kms from the city, located in Kankapura taluk, is the breathtaking Chunchi falls which is also a popular picnic spot for the local population. It is located on the River Arkavati, 6 kms before its confluence with River Kaveri at Sangama. Bang in the middle of a dry deciduous forest, the river plunges from a chasm into 80 feet deep weather-beaten crater of rock.

    The terrain around is rocky and continuous falling of water over the years has eroded these boulders. The waterfall has a scenic background around it and offers eye-catching panoramic views of the neighbouring land. One can embark on a Bangalore's day’s trip to these bewitching waterfalls near Bangalore by driving onto the Kanakapura-Sangam road which will take you to your destination in under 2 hours.

    One has to undertake a short trek to reach the falls that is some distance away from the road and with the rock surface being quite slippery, you must proceed with care on this path. Even though it is a small waterfall, the beauty of its cascading water with gleaming ripples that appear like quicksilver set amid the rough, rock-strewn valley charm tourists deeply.

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  • 02Mekedaatu Falls, Kanakapura

    Mekedaatu Falls, Kanakapura
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    Mekedaatu, or 'goat's leap' in Kannada, is an impressive waterfall near Bangalore located in the Kanakapura taluka, around 100 kms from the city. The confluence of Rivers Kaveri and Arkavati takes place at the Sangama area and the river Kaveri flows through a very deep and narrow ravine of hard granite rock, 3.5 kms downstream from here, making it best weekend gateway near Bangalore.

    The river is more than 150 meters wide at the Sangama or meeting point and narrows to about 10-meters-wide as it flows through the gorge at Mekedatu. As per local legend, a goat being chased by a tiger managed to cross over the raging river by leaping across the gorge and saved its life in the process – thus giving rise to the name ‘goat’s leap’.

    As you come within reach of this fall, you can see the wild flow of all that water as its roars down the chasm. However, you must venture carefully in this region since the rocks are misleadingly slippery and the water below is deep.
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  • 03Abbey Falls, Coorg


    Abbey Falls (also known as Abbe Falls) is one among the several small waterfalls in the region that flow as small rivers and empty their contents into the River Kaveri is located 8 km from the town of Madikeri in the Coorg district. To reach this waterfall near Bangalore, you need to start from Madikeri and take the narrow and twisting Galibeedu road that leads to the falls situated amidst private coffee plantations.

    A short walk amongst thickset coffee bushes and trees covered with pepper vines and you will be welcomed with the roars of the voluminous water as it cascades 70 feet downstream into a rivulet. 

    A hanging bridge just opposite the falls allows you view the scene from up close but when the waterfall is full soon after the monsoons, those standing on the bridge are sure to get soaked in the spray issuing in the air. While enjoying the gushing beauty of the flowing water, a small word of caution, the region is slippery and one must be a little cautious about leeches.

  • 04Irupu Falls, Virajpet

    Irupu Falls, Virajpet
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    Within the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in the Kodagu district, bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala, are the Irupu Falls. Emerging from the Brahmagiri Range, the river Lakshmana Theertha dives down from a height of 170 ft. forming the Iruppu Waterfalls; also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls after this tributary of Cauvery River.

    To reach these waterfalls near Bangalore, one has to head towards the Nagarhole National park and then go on the Gonikoppal-Kutta road. This fresh water cascade is a major tourist attraction as well as a pilgrimage spot due to a famous Rameshwara temple situated on the banks of the Lakshmana Tirtha River, en route to the falls.

    Legend has it that the river originated when Lakshmana shot an arrow into the Brahmagiri hills and hence, these waterfalls are believed to have cleansing powers. One can reach up to the Brahmagiri Peak by walking up a forest trail along the falls as it creates a constant rumble amidst the silence of the thick woods.

    Also check out our guide on thrilling and exciting things to do in Bangalore.

  • 05Hogenakkal Falls, Dharmapur

    Hogenakkal Falls, Dharmapur
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    For those of you who want to view the ‘Niagara Falls of India’, Hogenakkal Falls is just a 2-hour drive from the sweltering Bangalore temperature. The word Hogenakkal is formed of two Kannada words hoge (smoke) and kal (rock) which refers to the smoky appearance of the water as it falls on the rocks below.

    When the River Kaveri enters the Tamil Nadu border after winding its way through the state of Karnataka, it descends down the lofty landscape forming the Hogenakkal Waterfalls. The river originates at Talacauvery near Coorg and gathers water from various tributaries as it moves on and while approaching Dharmapuri district, swiftly gathering momentum.

    Plummeting down the stony ground, the Kaveri creates numerous waterfalls - some as much as 20 m high - amid constant deafening roars. It then flows through to the Mettur Dam and creates a 60 sq mi lake called Stanley Reservoir. To reach these waterfalls around Bangalore, one has to drive for 3 hours on the Malur-Hosur-Adiyamancottah Road. Once there, you can indulge in swimming in the lower reaches of the falls and take photographs of the gushing waters above.

    The local forest department also maintains a mini zoo and a crocodile park which can be included in your outing. Coracle riding is one of the main attractions of the area which is allowed during the dry-season when the waterfalls are not strong enough to upset the boats.

  • 06Shivanasamudra Falls, Mandya

    Shivanasamudra Falls, Mandya
    Image Credit :  Nagaraju Hanchanahal
    Situated on the banks of the river Kaveri is the small town of Shivanasamudra, which is also the site for one of the first Hydro-electric power stations in Asia. At a distance of 135 km from Bangalore, the nearest populated area is the small town of Malavalli. Of all the waterfalls near Bangalore, this one comprises of multiple segmented waterfalls plummeting over a cliff.

    Once the Kaveri River makes its way through the stone-filled topography of the Deccan Plateau, it drops off in the form of the Shivanasamudram Falls. The town of Shivanasamudra has a group of very old temples built on it and being an island, it divides the river into two waterfalls – Barachukki and Gaganchukki, The eastern branch of the falls is called the Bharachukki, which is a few kilometers to the south of the place where the Kaveri again splits into the twin Gaganachukki falls. 

    There is a watchtower at Shivanasamudra which enables you to have splendid views of the Gaganachukki falls and take photographs of the waters in its entire splendour. Most visitors also enjoy a coracle ride over the gushing waves of the water at the bottom of the falls. The perennially flowing Shivanasamudram Falls can be visited anytime during the year but the fall is in its full glory during the monsoon season of July to October.
  • 07Hanuman Gundi Falls, Chikmagalur

    Hanuman Gundi Falls, Chikmagalur
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    Also called the Suthanabbe Falls, the Hanumanagundi Falls is located in the hilly region between Karkala and Lakya dam surrounded by the Kudremukh National Park in the Chikkamagaluru district. Hanuman Gundi waterfalls is one of the main attractions for the several hiking groups that come to trek on the routes within the national park.

    The waterfall onto natural rock formations from a height of more than 100 feet (22 metres) making it a spectacle worth experiencing. To enjoy the beauty of these majestic waterfalls near Bangalore, you must take a 350 km drive on the pleasant Mangalore - Bangalore highway.

    To reach the falls from the main road, tourists need to trek a short distance on a well-constructed pathway which allows access the waters safely and where you can indulge in a rejuvenating swim. The green and dense foliage surrounding the area is home to many small creatures, which adds to the charm of the trip.

  • 08Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa & Karnataka Border

    Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa & Karnataka Border
    Image Credit : Cajetan Barretto

    The exquisite Dudhsagar (or sea of milk) Waterfall is perched among the high peaks of the Western Ghats on Goa's border with Karnataka state. With a total height of 310 metres (1017 feet) and an average width of 30 metres (100 feet) Dudhsagar is listed as India's fifth tallest waterfall.

    Amongst all the waterfalls around Bangalore, this waterfall is a sight to behold, especially in the monsoons when it is in full glory; the cascading water looks foamy white, giving it the apprance of milk, which is why the falls is called ‘Dudhsagar’. This energetic and stunning four-tiered waterfall is located within the Bhagwan Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary, 60 km from Panaji city in Goa.

    Trekking to Dudhsagar is a favoured tourist activity; Dudhsagar is a nature lover’s delight! the area surrounding the fall is covered with deciduous forest it is house to many species of birds, insects, plants and animal. A small rest house in the forest is the only place to stay here. Roads leading to the waterfall are closed in the rainy season from June to September as fast flowing streams cross the roads and make them unsafe to drive.

    Waterfalls present a grand spectacle to their viewers as their abundant water drops down sheer cliffs of varying heights. They are just one of the many ways that Mother Nature draws our attention to her unmatched splendor. And Bangalore is fortunate enough to have several of them in its vicinity, giving you a wonderful opportunity to visit them during the next post-monsoon season. 

  • 09Jog Falls, Shimoga

    Jog Falls, Shimoga
    Image Credit : Bharath Achuta

    Jog Falls or Joga Falls, located near Sagara on the Shimoga and Uttara Kannada district border, has a drop of 253 m (830 ft) making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in India. The Sharavati, flowing over a very rocky bed about 250 yards wide, reaches an incredible chasm of 290 m (960 ft) deep - constituting the Jog Falls.

    It starts as a small rivulet at Tirthahalli and gradually accumulates water as it moves in the north-west direction to empty into the Arabian Sea near Honnavar. A major tourist attraction, this waterfall near Bangalore is segmented the water comes down in four distinct falls. The longest of the four falls is the Raja Fall which pours in one uninterrupted column to the depth of 830 ft (253 m).

    Halfway down it is faced with the Roarer which hurls itself into a huge cup and then rushes fiercely downwards to meet the Raja. The third fall is the Rocket and it shoots downwards in progressive jets; while the fourth, the Rani, moves quietly over the mountain’s surface in a foamy sheet. One can reach the bottom of the hill by climbing down nearly 1400 steps, from where you have a clear view of the waterfall from the opposite side.

  • 10Hebbe Falls, Kemmangundi

    Hebbe Falls, Kemmangundi
    Image Credit : Sanjib Mitra

    One of the most picturesque waterfalls near Bangalore is the Hebbe Falls positioned at about 10 km away from the famous hill station of Kemmangundi. This gushing waterfall is situated right in the middle of a coffee estate. The water streams down a stupendous height of 168 meters in two stages to form Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls).

    Splash around in the refreshing and cool stream or have a relaxing picnic sitting around the edges. One can even explore the lush flora growing around the falls. As of 30th Sept 2012, the falls remain closed due to a recent Supreme Court order banning tourism in tiger reserves.

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Nandi Hills

This is a set of breathtaking hillocks which is a complete nature retreat. From cycling and paragliding into the stunning mount to the Yoganandeeshwara Temple that sits atop the hill with a huge Nandi statue, these small mounds have a lot to offer, even the name of the hills was coined after the temple statue. 

Nandi hills are set small hillocks which serves as a great trekking or weekend getaway from Bangalore. It bestows the visitors with the sight of some endemic flora and fauna and magnificent vistas of the surrounding. 

Trek through the paved roads, rocky terrain, small streams and grasslands to reach the top of the hills but one must be careful of the steep descent and sharp turns while returning. Hordes of monkeys will accompany you throughout the trek to Nandi Hills, hence do not keep eatables in your hands.

Location: 10 km from Chikkaballapur town, Chikkaballapur 562101, India

Best Time to Visit Nandi Hills: October to March.

Price: Entry to the hills is Rs 5, Parking charges for two wheelers are Rs 15 and Rs 60 for cars and Camping in Nandi Hills starts from Rs 1250

Timings: Entry to the hills are between 6 AM to 10 PM and trekking hours are between 6 AM to 6 PM

Average time required to visit the place: A day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 62 KM.

Suggested Read: 1. Bangalore to Nandi Hills Tour Complete Guide 
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Ramanagara

If you remember the classic Sholay scenes then you will be amazed to see the rocky mountains of this town that is situated around 50 KM from Bengaluru city and Sholay was originally shot here. 

From Silk farming to Mysore-Pak, from leading into the huge Hanuman statue entrance to the Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary; Ramanagara is one of the best attractions in Bangalore within 100 km to enjoy heaps of adventure like camping and trekking, and there is also an abundance of sightseeing option. 

The iconic rock elevations where the dacoit Gabbar was filmed in the cult classic Sholay can be visited during the day where you walk and climb some steep elevations of approximately 400 staircases to reach the top where you will find a temple as well. 

These rock elevations are of Ramadevara Betta Hill which is a part of Ramadevara betta Vulture Sanctuary.

Location:
50 Km south-west of Bangalore, Mysore Road, Ramanagara, India

Best Time to Visit:
Winter season (November to March)

Price:
Ramadevara Betta hill can be visited by paying an entry charge of INR 25 with a separate parking charge while camping in Ramanagara starts from INR 1,200

Timings:
The gates of the sanctuary open around 9 AM and closes by 4:30 to 5 PM.

Average time required to visit the place: 
A day 

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand:
Around 55 KM

Suggested Read:
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Kanakapura

Sets amid the lush green terrain 55 kilometres off  Bangalore on the southern side of the city along the bank of Akravati river. It is the largest producer of granite and silk and is also gaining popularity as a major hotspot for tourists. 

During the rainy season, the terrain is blanketed in green and is dotted with a galore of waterfalls. 

There are few temples as well as historical sites and attracts wildlife enthusiasts and water sports lovers from Bangalore and nearby states because of its proximity to Akravati river. It is one of the offbeat places to visit in Bangalore that is away from the city rush and is an hour drive away.

Location: 50 km away from Bangalore in Ramanagar district, Karnataka.

Best Time to Visit: August to February

Price: Camping in Kanakpura starts from Rs 935.

Average time required to visit the place: Full day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 55 KM.

Suggested Read: 121 Places to Visit Around Bangalore During The Monsoon Season
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Guhantara Underground Cave Resort

Guhantara Underground Cave Resort is a poetic paradise which is very apt for your next picnic with friends or colleagues in Bangalore. Being India’s first one of this kind, it has gained quite a lot of popularity since its launch, and everything that you will experience shall be in an underground cave.

But that doesn’t mean living like in the olden times; this resort has designed a luxury stay for their guests along with the facility of indoor games, outdoor games, horse riding, a cave discotheque, rope walking, etc.

Location: 18, Sy. No. 177 & 177, Off, Kanakapura Rd, Nowkal Palya, Kaggalipura, Karnataka 560082

Best time to visit: Any time of the year

Price: Starting from 1,120 Rs

Timings: Open twenty-four hours

Average time required to visit the place: A day

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: 34.3 km

Suggested Read: Top Resorts Around Bangalore for Day Out

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Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park is one of the interesting places to visit in Bangalore for the assorted wildlife and natural establishments and the rich vegetation. One can hire jeeps and cars or board a bus for touring around this massive national park sprawled across an area of  104.27 sq. km.

The park encompasses a number of establishments such as a pretty butterfly park swarmed with colorful species of butterflies, an aquarium, Children's park, a zoo, a Crocodile farm, Snake Park, a museum and a Prehistoric Animals' Park which is highly praised by the visitors. 

The flora and fauna of the park include eucalyptus, sandalwood, tamarind, neem, bamboo etc in plants and jackal,  spotted deer, fox, wild boar, sloth bear, elephants, leopards, porcupine, Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, monitor lizard etc in animals. 

Bannerghatta park is not only nature’s retreat but also has ample locations for short trekking expedition, some of the points are Hajjamana Kallu, Mirza Hill, and Uddigebande; all of these are located under a distance of 4 KM. It is a quick getaway for all the shutterbugs and adventure enthusiasts dwelling in Bangalore.

Location:
Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bannerghatta road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083

Best Time to Visit:
Winter season.

Price:
INR 80 for adults and INR 40 for children (Indian Nationals), INR 400 and 300 for adult and children (any foreign national).

Timings:
9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Tuesday.

Average time required to visit the place: 
A day 

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand:
Around 23 KM.

You may also like: 35 Supreme destinations near Bangalore within 200 kms

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Ramanagara Wine Yard

Spend an hour of your holiday amidst the sweet-smelling vineyard and indulge in a very fun and edifying tour in this tourist place in Bangalore. The Ramanagara wine tour is split into three halves which begins with a detailed talk about how the concept of wine came up, and more information about this beverage.

Take a satisfying walk in the yard, and witness the people at work transforming the fruit into the best taste until it is ready for fermentation and bottling. This is one of the best ways to learn about this favourite drink from start to finish. People organizing this tour wouldn’t want you to leave without sampling five of their best wines that come from France and India, both.

Location:
Ramanagara, Bangalore.

Best time to visit:
October to February is the best time to visit a vineyard in Bangalore.

Price:
Starting from 300Rs/ person

Timing:
10.30 a.m. or 04.00 p.m.

Average time required to visit the place: Half a day to Full day

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand:
43.1 km

Recommended Visit: Surprising places to visit near Bangalore within 300 Km

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Skandagiri

Skandagiri locks one of the most mesmerizing views of the sky and earth that meet at sunrise with clouds at an eye-level height urging you not to leave. A night trek in Bangalore, Skandagiri is a must for adventure and nature lovers, who can spend the night with a camp stay in front of an amazing bonfire.

This 10km Skandagiri trek begins two hours before sunrise, where one has to climb up these hills by passing the wilderness until you to reach the absolute top. The view that you will witness thereafter maybe one you would have never thought of before, and thus this is one of the most serene places to visit in Bangalore whenever you need a break from the noise and traffic!

Location: 62 km from Bangalore city, and 3 km from Chikballapur off Bellary Road, Karnataka

Best time to visit: November to January or summer season

Price: Sunrise trek starts from Rs 967.

Timing: 11.30 p.m. to 12.00 p.m. (next day)

Average time required to visit the place: A day 

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: 60.5 km

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Microlight Flying at Jakkur

Ever wondered what Bangalore looks like from up above? Redeem a chance to get an aerial view of the various places in Bangalore by taking a Microlight Flying ride at Jakkur. In just ten minutes, you will witness the marvel that this city has transformed into over the years.

Flying at the height of 40,000 feet, you can experience the feel of fresh air from high above while riding with a professionally trained flight instructor. Try to spot the landscapes, area, and buildings of this southern city during this spectacular ride that you can take with your friends and family.

Location: Jakkur Aerodrome, New Airport Road, Yelahanka Post, Bangalore 560064.

Price: Starting from Rs 3,300.

Timing: 08.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. (Only on Sundays)

Average time required to visit the place: 10 minutes (approx.) flight time

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: Around 15 km

You may also like: 25 Best Places to Visit in Bangalore with Your Buddies

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Toit

Grab the best beer in town at Toit that is designed to offer to the people of Bangalore with a non-step brewery that keeps the partying crowd crawling in. Claiming to have magical powers in being able to produce varied kinds of breweries for the people of this fun city, this has turned out to be one of those places to visit in Bangalore where people flock to, especially over the weekends.  Here’s the most exciting thing about Toit, they allow your furry buddies, your pets, in with you, while you grab a drink or two.

Location: 298, 100 Feet Road, Near KFC Restaurant, Indira Nagar II Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Best time to visit: If knowing how beer is brewed and witness the whole process then visit on the first Saturday of every month to attend the Brewery tour.

Price: Drinks starting at Rs. 225

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

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: Around 9.8 km

Suggested Read: Fascinating Nightlife Tours in Bangalore

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Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

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

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

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

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

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

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

Price:
 The entry price is Rs 20

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

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

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 6 KM.

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Kunti Betta

As the name suggests, Kunti Betta is a hill in the ancient town of Pandavapura and is a famous destination for trekking in Bangalore. It is ideally a 3 hours trek to reach an elevation of 2882 meters. 

The mythological significance of the place recites stories of Kunti and Pandavas who are said to have taken abode at these hillocks during their period of exile. It is suggested to indulge in a night trekking expedition as the place boasts of a decent population of fireflies which are on the verge of extinction today. 

From trekking and rock climbing on the rocky terrain of the hills to swimming and kayaking in the refreshing water of Thonnur lake, Kunti Betta is one of the best places to visit near Bangalore that is hard to miss by the adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Location: SH 19, Pandavapura, Karnataka 571434

Best Time to Visit: October to March.

Price: Night trek starts from Rs 1349

Timings: 24 hours.

Average time required to visit the place:  A day or two.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 125 KM.

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Savandurga

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

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

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

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

Best Time to Visit: November to May.

Price: Night Trekking starts from INR Rs 1050

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

Average time required to visit the place: 1 day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 60 KM.

Further Read: 30 Transcendent Places for Camping near Bangalore

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Artificial Waterfall at Rd Nature Retreat

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

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

Best time to visit: Any time of the year

Price: Day outing starts from Rs 767

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

Average time required to visit the place: Half a day

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand
: Around 38.6 km

Must Read: Top 10 Astonishing Waterfalls Around Bangalore

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Bheemeshwari

Bheemeshwari is a short distance hideaway in the Mandya district of Karnataka and is situated around a hundred KM from the city on the banks of river Cauvery.  This picturesque is visited mostly for fishing and angling as it is an ideal destination to indulge in such activities. 

It is home to Mahseer, the tropical game  fish along with schools of other fishes and that is why it is called “the angler’s paradise.” Wedged amid the Shivanasamudra falls and the Mekedatu falls, Bheemeshwari lures travelers with its mesmerizing natural beauty. 

Sangam in Bheemeshwari is the confluence point of river Cauvery and river Akravati which enables many water activities such as boating, rafting, coracle rides etc. Kokrebellur Pelicanry is another attraction is Bheemeshwari which one of the five most famous pelican breeding habitats in the world. It is one of the famous sightseeing places in Bangalore that is a ‘must-visit’ location.

Location: 100 Km on the Kanakapura road from Bangalore

Best Time to Visit:
Monsoon season or post-monsoon, winter season

Price
: Night Outing Starts from Rs 6514

Timings: Any time

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

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand:
Approximately 100 Km

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Anthargange

The Kolar district of Karnataka promises a jaw-dropping sight of the Shathashrunga range and Anthargange is another rocky hill range that basks at a height of 1712 meters from sea level. 

The place is mostly an illusionistic stretch of stacked rocky boulders and the natural cave exploration is a one of kind experience among these piled up volcanic rocks. 

The Anthargange Temple is another popular site that is well-celebrated among the devotees and religious trekkers. Literally, Anthargange stands for 'The Ganges from the deep' or  'Inner Stream' in Kannada, that is also because of the bestrew of seven villages in the vicinity which are favoured with a natural supply of fresh groundwater. 

There are no lodging options at Anthargange so one can either pitch a tent while night trekking or can stay at Bangalore and embark on a day trekking tour at Anthargange.

Location: Kolar district of Karnataka in the Shathashrunga range. Bengaluru, India

Best Time to Visit: October to March.

Price: Night trek starts from Rs 1050

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

Average time required to visit the place: A day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 70 KM.

Popular Read: 16 Thrilling Activities to do in Bangalore

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Snow City

This indoor snow theme park garners plenty of visitors who aim to escape in the scorching heat by entering a snow house that spans an area of 12,500 sq. feet. The unparalleled experience of playing, sliding and throwing snow at each other can be achieved in the middle of a tropical town and you do not have to travel to the mighty Himalayas, neither have to wait for the winters. The freezing hall offers a number of crazy slides and rides with skiing and rock climbing activities.

Snow city is the first indoor theme park in Bangalore which is open 365 days maintaining a temperature of minus 5 degree Celsius. The crazy snow box, various virtual snow animals, snow parties and snow slides are some of the features which lure visitors into trying this freezing hangout location.

Location: Jayamahal, Fun World Complex, Opposite TV Tower, J C Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560006

Best Time to Visit: Summer season.

Price: INR 600 per head.

Timings: 10 AM to 8:30 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: one-time entry is for 45 minutes.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 30 KM.

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