Trips and Itineraries for Bilikal Forest
This forest trek on the outskirts of Bengaluru is the most convenient option for Weekend mornings
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Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta
Difficulty: EasyDuration: 2-3 hoursBase Camp: Koonala Doddi (60km from Bangalore)Bilikal Ranganathaswamy Betta is a great option for trekking near Bangalore over the weekend. Situated just 60km away from the city, the summit point of this hill is the ancient Ranganathaswamy Temple, which trekkers can reach after traversing the well-paved trail. The trek starts from Maruti Temple at Koonala Doddi, which is a jeep-ride away from Kanakapura.To know more about how to reach Koonala Doddi from Bangalore, nature of the trail and details about getting back, read Usha Hariprasad's complete guide to the trek here.
Weekend Getaways from Bilikal Forest
53 Kms from Bilikal Forest
Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,June,October,November,December
Bangalore or Bengaluru, also known as the Silicon valley of India, will greet you with dreamy weather, Carnatic fusion melodies, a signature breakfast of masala dosa and filter coffee, and notorious traffic. Visit classic attractions such as the Bangalore castle known for its Tudor-style architecture and Tipu Sultan’s summer palace that dates back to the 17th century. To get your art fix, you could head to the fascinating Venkatappa Art Gallery. One of the more popular things to do in Bangalore is to take a walk through the green spaces of the 19th century old Cubbon Park, that were once the reason why Bangalore was known as the Garden City. Bangalore also serves as a comfortable cohabitation of tradition and modernisation that can be seen throughout the places to visit in the city, with throngs of vibrant Kannada temples coexisting with budding start-ups. Travel to Bangalore for the lively cafes, quirky shops and a fascinating contemporary culture. Vidhana Soudha, the Neo-Dravidian granite palace is also must visit places for the architecture aficionados. Tourists can head to the much revered Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR), for authentic south Indian food and Toit’s, the brick-walled microbrewery for a cold beer.
About Bilikal Forest
Pros: the place is peaceful. the people are friendly. the environment is clean. the roads are new and good. Cons: the elephants are many in number. the security is very low. I didn't even see a single forest guard. all the forest offices are abandoned. Tip: carry necessary exploration equipment.