Top 19 Places to visit in Bangalore

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Best things to do in Bangalore and sightseeing in Bangalore

If you live in a hot part of the country, Bangalore's good weather will immediately put you into a good mood. While the centre of the city has remained as it was during the British Raj, the area encircling it is on a constant boom with a vibrant student culture, popular pubs and a major electronic and industrial lifestyle. As a tourist, you can go see the Bangalore Castle. Modelled on the lines of the Windsor Castle, the one on Bangalore is a great example of the Tudor architectural style. It has beautiful gardens and the wooden carvings. The glass house at Lal Bagh and its botanical garden is a good place to relax while taking a walk. Cubbon park is one of the primary reasons why Bangalore was formerly nicknamed as the Garden City. The picturesque greenery in the middle of the city is stupefying. You can visit the Peninsular Gneiss to witness the oldest granite formations and also the look at the city from an elevated land. For a perfect end to the day, grab a beer at Toit or Peco’s. Follow it up with a grand meal at Koshy’s or Ebony, or the hundreds of other quirky restaurants in the city.

Bannerghatta National Park - Bangalore

The Bannerghatta National Park in Bangalore was established in 1971. It is a very famous tourist destination with a zoo, a planted Aquarium, Snake House, Butterfly Enclosure and a small pet corner. The Bannerghatta National Park also has ancient temples which are still worshipped by the tourists coming to the park. The park is spread over a large area of 22 kilometers, which encloses six villages within its boundary. The very popular Suvarnamukhi stream runs through the park which is said to have magical curative properties in it. A part of the Bannerghatta National Park has been has been declared as a Biological Reserve for the conservation of rare species like Indian tigers and lions. The Bannerghatta National Park is the first biological park in India in which Elephants can roam around in an area of 122 acres without any chains, as because the whole forest has been fenced and has been designed by the elephant behavior expert Carol Buckley.
Your trip to Bangalore isn't successful if you haven't had a grand safari at the Bannarghatta National Park. The costs of tickets vary, but the grand safari costs you Rs 210 including the entry charges. Bannarghatta national park is as good as it gets unlike other national parks in the country there about 98% chance of you sighting a tiger- white or otherwise. Other than the royal-bengal tigers the park also boasts of - elephants, gaur, leopard, jackal, wild boar, sloth bear, sambar, spotted and barking deer, and other such animals and a 101 bird species. The same ticket is permissible to the Zoo park to see the all other animals like Crocodile, Python, snakes, Tortoise, Fox, Leopard, Monkey, Hippo, Peacock, crane parrot and other birds.
Anushka Rathee

305 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Zoo, a planted Aquarium, Snake House, Butterfly Enclosure
Open Hours
All days of the week except Tuesday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Zoo) 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Grand Safari (Tiger Lion Bear & Herbivore safari) 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Butterfly Park) 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Boating)
Budget
80 per person for adults (Zoo) 40 per person for children aged between 6 and 12 years (Zoo) 50 per person for senior citizens 60 years and above (Zoo) 260 per person for adults (Grand Safari) 130 per person for children (Grand Safari) 150 per person for senior citizens (Grand Safari) 30 per person for adults (Butterfly Park) 20 per person for children and senior citizens (Butterfly Park) 400 per adult Foreigners (Non-SAARC countries) 300 per child Foreigners (Non-SAARC countries) 60 per person 30 mins (Boating trip and hiring) 500 per adult and senior citizen for AC Bus (Special Trips for Safari) 300 per child for AC Bus (Special Trips for Safari) 2,500 per trip for Jeep Service (Special Trips for Safari) 25 per still camera 200 per video camera

Wonderla Amusement Park - Bangalore

This is one of the best places to be around with your whole family and it is just about an hour away from Bangalore. They have now also made arrangements for a holiday resort so that you be in no hurry to rush back. A weekend trip is always perfect in this place. Wonder La is mainly known as a water themed park, but there are also children's rides, dry rides and more thrillinng rides. The Slow River ride is a favorite of many. In this you can slowly float in the water through various tunnels such as lion's mouth and then you are dropped from a height into the water. The more thrilling rides are not meant for children. The Dry rides include the hand glider, ray game and many others. The Rain Dance is a huge attraction here when you all are in a pool and sprays of warm water are generated periodically followed by artificial waves. There is also an artificial beach. There are however certain things you should keep in mind. You should carry an extra set of clothes and not wear extremely loose fitting clothes. Carry your own soap for hygeine purpose. Keep an eye on the children always especially near the pool. Follow the rules and regulations when you are taking a ride and do make sure you do not take rides without a break. Do not ride with full stomach.
I'm sure you all must have atleast once in your lives encountered the advertisement for Wonderla. Well Gee! Guess where its located ? 28 km from the city, Wonderla has 55 rides both water and land included. With tickets ranging from Rs 500-900, it takes more than one day to finish all the rides in the park. Wonderla also has its own cafes with Grills being the favourite. By my personal experience the water rides are better than the land rides and by far more comfortable for the kids.
Anushka Rathee

305 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
theme park so enjoy the rides and have fun
Open Hours
Monday to Friday- 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday- 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Budget
Rs 700 per person on weekdays (adults), Rs 540 per person on weekdays (children), Rs 870 for weekends and public holidays (adults), Rs 640 for weekends and public holidays (children), Rs 940 per person in peak and festive season (adults), Rs 710 per person in peak and festive season (children), Rs 530 for senior citizens on weekdays and Rs 650 for senior citizens on weekends

NIMHANS Brain Museum - Bangalore

This is a sprawling museum solely dedicated to medical science. Such an initiative is very unique in our country and this is no doubt the first. The museum is a part of the very famous National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences off the Hosur Road in Bangalore. This idea was the brain child of Professor S.K. Shankar, who was a teacher of Neuropathology. They started this place first as a mere lab to educated students persuing medicine but then took the noble step of educating the public. They had to first take permission about gathering parts of the brains of dead people during autopsy and now when you enter this place you find it all set. There are many jars and bottles with a variety of human brains which helped in the functioning of someone even a few years back. The main motive is to show us what difference is shown externally on our brains due to any injury or disease. The brains of people suffering from haemorrhage, schizophrenia and other accidents are shown clearly out here. Not only is this a very new and interesting experience but it is very educative also.
This Museum has a collection of brains. Yes, you read that right. Brains of animals as well the brain of 21 week fetus are displayed here. One can learn about brain and how it functions and how it controls our emotions. Also, it displays the brains that are eaten by Amoeba which can enter into our body through the nose while swimming.
Nancy Nance

687 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM -4:00 PM
Things to do
Educational tour
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

Lalbagh Botanical Garden - Bangalore

The Lalbagh Botanical Garden located in Bangalore is a very popular botanical garden in southern India spread over an area of 240 acres. The garden was said to be started by Hyder Ali- Ruler of Mysore and was finished by his successor Tipu Sultan. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden has a very famous Glass House which hosts the annual flower show. This Garden has the widest collection of tropical plants in India. The Botanical garden has a very beautiful lake and is one of the major tourist destinations in the city. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden surrounds a tower which was erected by the founder of Bangalore, Kempe Gowda. The park has many rare species of plants from various international countries as well, and has trees which are over 100 years old. Another major attraction in the Park is the Lalbagh Rock, which is one of the oldest rocks on earth.
A tour around the city, especially through MG Road of Bangalore would give you the feel of the city. The rose gardens of Lalbagh Botanical Gardens are breathtaking. The city, Asia's IT hub, makes you feel like a techie yourself.
Subhraleena Deka

252 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
Republic Day
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Budget
Adult Rs.10/- Children ( Below 12 years) Free

Marathahalli-Sarjapur Outer Ring Road - Bangalore

The Marathahalli-Sarjapur Outer Ring Road is a 62 kilometers long road which runs around the perimeter of Bangalore. The Marathahalli-Sarjapur Outer Ring Road was built by the Bangalore Development Authority and was opened between 1996 – 2002.This road is connected with all the important highways in the city like Old Madras Road, Bellary Road, Tumkur Road, Mysore Road, Bannerghatta Road, Kanakapura Road and many others. The main purpose behind the construction of this Outer Ring Road was to keep the heavy traffic out of the city. Three more ring roads are being built beyond the existing Ring Road to tackle the huge traffic estimations in the near future, the responsibility of the construction has been given to BDA and BMRDA. The new three ring roads will be named as Peripheral Ring Road which will run for a few kilometers behind BMIC-PRR, the second one Intermediate Ring and the third is Satellite Towns Ring.
It was here that most Indian Bike Riders, professionals would take off from the bus stand. I got to see the professional bikers and felt a sense of awe for them. I waited here for a friend to leave from there to Kodachadri.
Achal Gupta

179 Followers, 42 Reviews


Best time to visit
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The Paul Bangalore - Bangalore

If you are looking for a spick n span, glamorous stay, then The paul will serve you the best. It is located in a bit of the interiors but you are sure to be stunned as soon as you stand in front of the lobby of this hotel. They have a beautiful Kerala style woodwork here and then you are taken to one of the suites. The rooms are supersized and they are just beautiful from every angle. The views from the rooms is unbelievable given the interior location of the hotel. The staff is very friendly and professional and they take care of every bit of your convinience. The hotel also has their own brewery and so they serve lip smacking beer too. The other facilities offered are all very standard and this is altogether a perfect home away from home experience.
The Paul, has the finest sea-food in the city, the best that I've had so far. Not only that the Hotel's indoor pool is one of its kind- using a miniature fake fall for cooling the water, also adding to its beauty. For all you pool party fanatics - this IS the place.
Anushka Rathee

305 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Holiday resort
Open Hours
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Budget
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Brand Factory - Bangalore

The Brand Factory is a chain of retail stores owned and operated by The Future Group. The Brand Factory is truly a shopper’s paradise. They have a huge collection of clothes and fashion accessories feature by over 200 brands at a very affordable price. The Brand Factory is popular because of the high discount rates that it provides throughout the year. People normally don’t prefer to buy from mall but when one enters Brand Factory, no one can leave without purchasing as it has very attractive collection and the price is also the cheapest compared to the brands. It has a huge collection for men and women of all ages. When people become brand conscious, they think they have to fix a high budget but that is not the scene in Brand Factory. Around 10% -75% discounts on all popular brands throughout the year. This is the best place to shop in the whole city.
There's one is any city, but Bangalore's brand factory boasts of only the top-notch brands like - pramod, forever new, provogue etc. Other than that it also spaces a Mc Donald's on the entry. Located along side Brand factory is Coupon. Together they are paradise for shopaholics like me. I remember of once buying a levis worth 2500 and getting another of the same price , two tee shirts from levis and shoes from nike free of any range, yeah speaks for itself. Brand factory is also located in a place which is particularly famous for the best restaurants in the city. Also Marathahalli is the best place to buy the traditional and very famous Mysore silks and the crape sarees.
Anushka Rathee

305 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Budget
Depends on Purchase

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace - Bangalore

This palace is often confused with the Sultan's Summer Palace in Srirangapatna but this is different and is located in Bangalore just adjacent to the very vibrant Krishnarajendra Market. This palace is marked with teak wood carved work and the ornamented frescoes. This monument is not very well maintained and is not as gorgeous compared to the one in Mysore, but given the fact that it is a source of history, you should not miss this. The nearby attractions here are the Venkateshwara Temple which dates back to the 17th Century and also the very old and famous Jamia Masjid.
This can be visited on the way to Pondicherry. It has an aura of majestic feeling which totally captures and makes you stand in awe of the place.
Subhraleena Deka

252 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
History tours
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Rs 5 for Indians, Rs 100 for foreigners, Rs 25 for camera

Casa Cottage - Bangalore

Originally known as the Casa Piccola Cottage, this is like a contrast in the heart of the city. This is because getting up with the sound of birds chirping is not what you would actually expect in the heart of Richmond Place in Central Bangalore but this does happen here. This is a 3-Star Hotel with the best staff and very good service. They have a beautiful garden and the whole place is extremely peaceful. A stay here during your trip to Bangalore is definitely worth it. They also allow pets along with their guests and this is one unique feature about them. Their location is also a reason which attracts guests over and over again.
Tucked away from the metropolitan madness in a small green alcove in Bangalore, the bright cheerful rooms of Casa Cottage are a relief from the city with all its benefits still intact. There is a small café that serves dinner and snacks in case you do not want to step out. This accommodation has been chosen knowing full well the concrete monotony of a city, and to inject some charm into your tour right from the beginning.
Art of Bicycle Trips

338 Followers, 40 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
holiday resort
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Rs 3500 approx. per night

Vaayu Sky Lounge - Bangalore

The Vaayu Sky Lounge – Bangalore is a Hawaiian style, Poolside lounge. Prior booking is mandatory in the Vaayu Sky Lounge. The lounge has a very comfortable seating arrangement. The interior is very beautiful, which give the lounge a royal look. This is one of the best restaurants in the city, serving American, Chinese, and Thai. A great place to hangout with family and friends! This lounge attracts mostly the foreigners; therefore you can expect high quality service for sure. Once inside the lounge, you will feel as if you have stepped inside a completely different zone. The soft music makes the mood, the service is very efficient and the clients get 100% attention from the staffs. They also have a rooftop lounge, which has been decorated with yellow lights and has high chairs at the edge of the balcony. One must visit the Vaayu Sky Lounge on their visit to Bangalore.
Head to Vayu at Eva Mall and spend a fantastic evening of good view, amazing cocktails, hookah and yummy treats! Enjoy a chilled out evening and soak in some soothing music as you gang up with friends over their signature drinks and snacks. With a radiant ambience and prompt service, you are sure to feel de-stressed especially after a hectic day at work.   
Aditi Shukla

415 Followers, 42 Reviews


Best time to visit
Happy Hours: 5 pm to 8:30 pm
Things to do
American, Chinese, and Thai
Open Hours
5:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Budget
Rs. 1,800 for two people (approx.) with alcohol

UB City - Bangalore

This is the largest mall in Bangalore, laid over an area of 13 acres and in the heart of the city. This is a project of the UB Group headed by Vijay Mallya and is built on the road named after the former business tycoon, Vitthal mallya. This is a joint projject of the UB Group with the Prestige Group. The mall houses outlets of almost all national and foreign luxury brands and it is thus a shopaholic's drug. They also have some good food outlets on the top level of the mall to serve your hunger after you have done a lot of window shopping as well. This is thus, not just a place to enter and fill your bags with, but you can also hangout with your friends here.
UB city, India's first ever luxury mall, owned by Dr Vijay Mallaya, is a place you can not miss. Its the only place in Bangalore you can catch a movie at any un-godly hour. UB City has a very Italian design style. It includes office space, a shopping mall with some high end designer wear and more, a food court, an amphi theater, some very chic restaurants, A business hotel (oakwood) and a soon to be complete 5 star hotel. It is a great place to hang out and spend time in the presence of brands like Louis Vitton, Stella Mcartney, Dunhill, Rosen Thal by Versache and many more. Really makes you feel royal or miserable however the case may be. The food court also has a wide variety of choices. There is also Shiro (a lounge bar cum restaurant) which has giant Buddha heads hanging on the wall and other architectural details that will leave you breathless. Its an experience in its own.
Anushka Rathee

305 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Shopping, hangout, eat- out
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Brigade Road - Bangalore

This is one of the most important and most popular places to hang out. This road in Bangalore connects MG Road to Residency Road and is a very busy shopping street. The street is lined with shops, clubs, pubs, restaurants and much more. This place has also been the New Year Celebration hub for a number of years now.
If you want to know what Bangalore is all about, visit the brigade road. Its one of the most popular places in Bangalore lined with all sorts of restaurants, pubs, and all the brands in the world to shop from. The best time to visit Brigade road is at night, when it looks its best with all the lights around. Brigade is also located near one of the best malls in Bangalore -Garuda Mall. Other than that it also sites Bangalore's own version of the Tibetan market and the Cavery Emporium. All in all Brigade is the life of Bangalore.
Anushka Rathee

305 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Hangout
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

The Tao Terraces - Bangalore

The Tao Terraces is a roof top sit down restaurant in Bangalore, very popular for the view from the roof top. It serves a variety of dishes starting from South Indian to International cuisines. This restaurant is very popular for its yummilicious Thai, prawns, Veg satay stick and oriental food. Cold breeze keeps blowing at the roof top which has been decorated very romantically with dim lighting, soft soothing music and idols of Buddha everywhere. Probably the best place for a date or a short family hangout. The ambience is lovely and the staffs are quite polite and service is also very quick. The food served in the restaurant is delicious and very affordable. The drinking section in the roof-top lounge bar serves awesome cocktails with few delicious knick knacks. One must visit The Tao Terraces, if they plan to visit Bangalore and try the cocktails and Thai food.
Talk about the best night lounge at Bangalore – talk about Tao Terraces at 1 MG Mall!  With its open sky, fountains, vibrant tunes, splendid sea food, meat selections and draught beers, wines and cocktails to go with them, Tao Terraces screams ‘party in style’! Valet parking and private sections with cosy couches are mere add-ons to its party valour! With its open roof and perfect view, click and dance and click away….   
Aditi Shukla

415 Followers, 42 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Swe, Laska Lemak Malaya Soup, Chicken With Crushed Peppers And Red Chillies
Open Hours
12 Noon to 11 PM
Budget
Rs 550 For two

Kanakapura Road - Bangalore

The Kanakapura Road is located in Taluk, Ramanagar District, around 55 kilometers from Bangalore. The area adjacent to Kanakapura Road is very famous because of the production of Silk and Granite. This place is completely surrounded by the Green forests of Karnataka, which looks like a wall surrounding the place. This town is a vey popular tourist spot in Bangalore for the ones ready for trekking or hiking. Kannada is the official language spoken in this area. This place derived its name from a fort bearing the name “ Kanakapura” which is said to be build by Jagadeva Raya. This part of the city is the production hotspot of the finest silk available in the country. It also has a Government Silk Filature Factory operating since 1943. Other attractive places in this area are Sangama, Chunchi Falls, bilikal hills, Kabbal, Mutatti and Kallahalli.
We ride on the Kanakapura Road amidst the beautiful semi-urban landscape of Bangalore in the morning breeze. We stop to have an authentic South Indian breakfast with some of the delicacies of the area. We continue our journey after breakfast.
Zubin Jagtiani

117 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Treking, Sight Seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Cubbon Park - Bangalore

This is a very important landmark of Bangalore and is named after Sir Mark Cubbon, who served as the governor of Mysore for the longest period. Later in the 19th century, this park was named as Raja Chamarajendra Park, after the king of Mysore. The more popular name is still Cubbon Park as it is easier to pronounce. There are over 6000 species of plants here including some very rare ones. The Silver Oak planted here was the first kind of Oak ever introduced here and was brought down from Australia. The Statues of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Edward II are also erected over here. This park is a favorite of morning and evening walkers, nature lovers and children especially.
We begin the journey at Cubbon Park, situated in the heart of Bangalore this park filled with greenery and serves a perfect point to start the journey. The park has been The tour beings at around 7 am.
Zubin Jagtiani

117 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
Relax, hangout, walk
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Closed on Mondays and 2nd Tuesdays of every month
Budget
Free

Renaissance Gallerie - Bangalore

The Renaissance Gallerie in Bangalore brings the finest art pieces from India to a audience in love with art. This Gallerie was opened in 1993 and is one of the most successful and state of the art galleries is India. It has a very firm identity and has a deep relationship with its clients and art lovers. The principle objective of the museum is to offer best quality art at an affordable price to its clients. The clients of this museum come from a different economical backgrounds starting from Bollywood stars, Businessmen, to normal employed people. The Museum gained huge popularity in the mid-90s, when it started its exhibition with a small music recital & dance performance and guest appearances with the intention of making art shows equally interesting for art enthusiasts and hobbyists alike. The Museum also hosts charity events over the years like Set a Child Free, Rendezvous, Qismat and Art Extravaganza.
Located on the Cunnhingham Road, is a very unique art gallery. The Renaissance gallery gives a great insight into the then art, whats special about this gallery is that most of its art is by budding artists, giving new insights and idea to art.
Anushka Rathee

305 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Art Gallery, Dance Performances
Open Hours
All days of the week except Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Budget
Free

Frazer Town - Bangalore

Presently known as Pulakeshinagar, this is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Bangalore and is located in Central Bangalore. This is a popular place if given as a landmark and there are quite a number of restaurants here such as Shanthi Hotel, KFC, Nandini Hotel, McDonalds, Dominoes Pizza,etc.
Frazer town or Cox town is the best marketing place around bangalore , People will get value for money shopping experience here. Basically famous place or garments, gift and fancy items. Its also famous for its meat.
Anushka Rathee

305 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
city tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

High Ultra Lounge - Bangalore

The High Ultra Lounge in Bangalore is the highest lounge in the Southern part of India which stands at a height of 430 feet’s. The rooftop of the lounge offers a breathtaking view accompanied by a very soothing music which makes the perfect ambience for a perfect meal. The most famous dishes served here are The Banoffee Pie, The Thai Green Vegetable Curry, Spicy Jumbo Prawns, Salmon Avocado Roll with Tenkasu and Kizami and Vietnamese Spring Rolls. The lounge is mounted on the top of the most posh buildings in the city. The place is decorated with dim lights which gives it a very romantic touch. The staffs here are very well dressed and responsible. The service is also very good, although no one would be worried about waiting for the food to arrive as the view from this place will leave everyone speechless. If you visit Bangalore, then find a reason to visit this place, it’s worth the effort.
Want to have a relaxed evening with family over drinks and dinner? Book a table at the fine dining section inside. Want to dance as you drink? Reserve your cover at the outside section of this bar at the 31st floor of Brigade Gateway. You will be amazed by the lush exteriors, signature cocktails and musical beats that pick up as the night progresses. What are you waiting for? Get yourself clicked as you dance the night away! Don’t miss out the Sunday brunches and exotic selections from the bar menus.
Aditi Shukla

415 Followers, 42 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 PM
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
Mon 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM Tue 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM Wed 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM Thu 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM Fri 5:30 PM to 1 AM Sat 5:30 PM to 1 AM Sun 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Budget
Rs 2000 For Two

Wayanad Valley - Bangalore

Wayanad Valley is a very well known hill station in Bangalore and is also called a jewel in God’s own country. The word Wayanad means ‘the land of paddy fields’. This place is rich in tradition and historical wonders. Most of this place is covered with forests, which gives it a green look when seen on a map. The scaling Edakkal caves & Chembra peak are very popular destinations in the Wayanad Valley. It is also known as the trekker’s paradise, because of the unique challenges which a trekker faces here. Kuruwa Dweep, Soochipara & Meenmutty Waterfalls, Pookot Lake are popular water bodies in Wayanad which is a great place for sightseeing and bird watching. Wayanad is also the home of two wildlife sanctuaries called Tholpetty and Muthunga which is a reserve for Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Gaurs, Sambars, Deers and many more. Camping is a very common thing to do in Wayanad. Every year trekking programs are organized by local organizations in which schools all over the state are invited.
No escaping now Ankita, from Wayanad or leeches. We start for Pookut lake post breakfast, stopping on our way to see the Wayanad valley. Each and every sight was mesmerising, I had never seen or experienced being in between the clouds like that. But my mind was still lurking around the leeches :-| The lake was beautiful and so was the boat-ride but > Guess what happens after we come back from the lake visit ? We go for a stroll in tea-gardens, sounds good doesn’t it ? But oh no! That’s where the actual leech attack happens, since it was raining cats and dogs and we were going through a highly vegetated route. Guys being so kind, would stop as soon as I shouted and come over to pluck off the leeches from my shoes. This nightmare lasted for some 20-25 minutes, with my continuous cries for help :-P Reaching back to our home-stay, I declared that I am not going to visit Chembra Peak, the leech trailor was enough to last for a lifetime for me. But the gals and the guys wouldn’t let me reside in my safe-zone. So the next morning, we all get ready, I was screaming inside my head on the thoughts of leeches sucking my blood. That’s when I hear about these three guys in our group who have a solid leech protection plan around the legs – any guesses ?? Legs wrapped up in garbage bags stuck around with duct tape – yes, that was the ultimate protection device present. And of course, I went for it and I am glad I did. Because wearing that, however ridiculous it looked, made me extremely carefree.
Ankita Vimal

414 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to Februaru
Things to do
Kuruwa Dweep, Soochipara & Meenmutty Waterfalls, Pookot Lake
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
12000-25000

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