There are several amazing places to visit near Bangalore that can offer great weekend getaway destinations. Blessed with the combination of the Western Ghats and splendid weather, there are several places to visit near Bangalore. Just one visit to these places would surely revitalize your drained out souls from all the frenzy of work in the bustling city. You can experience all sorts of natural wonders like beautiful hill stations, gushing waterfalls, natural rock formations, vast lakes, and steep mountain ranges. Read on to find out about the whole host of options to satisfy your need for weekend getaways within 100kms from Bangalore.

 

Nandi Hills (61 Km from Bangalore)

Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is one of the most popular one-day trips near  Bangalore. This ancient hill fortress is famous for trekking. This place derives its name from the stunning statue of Nandi (the bull) at the doorstep of Yoganandeeshwara Temple. You can view the beautiful sunrise from the hilltop and also visit other places like Muddenahalli and Amrita Sarovar.

 

Ramanagara (49 Km from Bangalore)

If you are planning a short trip from Bangalore with family and friends, Ramanagara is just a long drive away. It is a small town in Karnataka with a myriad of wonderful opportunities for vacationers to relax their bodies and minds. More importantly, this is the place where the Bollywood classic, Sholay was shot.

Ramanagara is recommended as one of the most rewarding places near Bangalore for adventure as you can fill your holiday with the thrill of trekking and rock climbing here. Besides, the town encompasses a total of seven beautiful hills teeming with untainted nature, making it a visual delight.

 

Kanakpura (69 Km from Bangalore)

One of the lesser explored places near Bangalore, Kanakpura is a city in Karnataka, preferred for an eventful holiday. Challenge yourself to try a variety of unique activities at an adventure camp, indulge in a night trekking expedition, or thrill your senses by participating in some exhilarating water sports – there is no dearth of fun options in Kanakapura.

If you are travelling with family, Chunchi Falls and Mekedatu are serene picnic spots with breathtaking natural scenery. Furthermore, you can also find numerous opportunities here to capture some stunning shots of the surrounding hills and valleys.

 

Anthargange (70 Km From Bangalore)

One of the most spectacular places near Bangalore, the unexplored Anthargange is a beautiful hill range. This place has a lot of caves formed by rocks. This is an ideal place for thrill-seekers as you can go for a trek, try rock climbing and caving. This place is perfect for one day trip from Bangalore for those interested in spelunking as the rock formations have formed several caves worth exploring. The enchanting beauty of this place makes it one of the best places to visit in Bangalore.

 

Channapatna (67 Km From Bangalore)

If you’re wondering about the best places to see around Bangalore in a day with kids, Channapatna has to be in your consideration. The town is famed for its colourful wooden toys, and thus it is also known as the Toy Land of Karnataka. Other than that, the town is home to the oldest temple of Varadaraja which depicts the brilliance of the Vijayanagara empire. There indeed are several monuments which you and your kids would love to tour.

 

Chunchi (90 Km From Bangalore)

For travellers wanting an escape closer to nature, Chunchi is the answer! Chunchi Falls is a 100 feet waterfall with multiple tiers, falling to form a swimming pool beneath it. One of the most beautiful places to visit near Bangalore within 100 kms, this is a perfect place to unwind and connect with the essence of nature. Enjoy swimming amidst the beautiful scenery and natural rock formations. There is even a deep gorge on the way to the falls that you may check out.

 

Savandurga Hills (48.5 Km from Bangalore)

Savandurga Hills is not only one of the perfect weekend getaway places near Bangalore, but it is also one of the major tourist attractions of Karnataka. The Savandurga Hills are considered to be amongst the largest single rock formations in Asia. Located near the Amaravati River, the Savandurga Hills have a lot to offer to travellers. There are several activities which one can do here, the most famous being rock climbing and trekking.

Since the Savandurga Hills has the largest rock in the country, the rock climbing experience which one gets here is unparalleled. Nowhere in India can one enjoy the thrill of rock climbing better than that of Savandurga Hills. One gets a panoramic view of the scenic beauty surrounding the Savandurga Hills from the top of the hill. One will surely be rejuvenated after a trip to the Savandurga Hills.

 

Bannerghatta National Park (36 Km from Bangalore)

One of the most popular tourist places near Bangalore, Bannerghatta National Park is a biological reserve with a pet corner, zoo, butterfly enclosure, animal rescue centre, safari park and snake house. In addition to that Bannerghatta captivates with its ancient temples, and is a popular destination preferred for hiking and trekking in the list of best places to see near Bangalore.

 

Kotilingeshwara (97 Km From Bangalore)

Kotilingeshwara is not only an important religious site near Bangalore but also a one-of-its-kind temple too. You will be amazed and mesmerized to find lakhs of lingas in the temple. The temple also boasts of a 108-ft Shiva Linga making it one of the largest in the world and 35 feet tall Nandi. People often take a day trip to visit the temple and pay reverence to God. It is located in the village of Kammasandra between Bangarapet and Bethamangala. If you are visiting places near Bangalore, make sure this one is on your list.

 

Skandagiri (62 Km from Bangalore)

If you want to try a night trekking trail, plan a trip to Skandagiri which offers an unforgettable trekking experience at night. Once you reach the hilltop, you’re rewarded with the most scenic view that stuns you for a moment. Mostly, tourists who are planning for a weekend trip with their friends will prioritize Skandagiri among other attractive tourist places near Bangalore.

Skandagiri also called Kalavara Durga by locals has had great historical significance since the colonial period. The place has remnants of a fort that roughly dates back to the 18th century. Since it is in dilapidated form, it has lost much of its uniqueness.


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