Trips and Itineraries for Ramanagara
Weekend Getaways from Ramanagara
297 Kms from Ramanagara
Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,October,November,December
For a dose of south Indian culture with a side of French flavours, travel to the city of Pondicherry, perched on India’s east coast in Tamil Nadu. Peppered with Gallic landscapes of bougainvillea draped colonial townhouses, pastel villas and leafy boulevards, Pondicherry is a haven for both – the traveller in the quest for spiritual awakening, and the leisure-seeking tourist. One of the region’s most sacred attractions, is the internationally acclaimed Sri Aurobindo Ashram located off Goubert Ave. Drawing lakhs of devotees from across the world every year, the grounds are home to the shrines of Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa (The Mother), and a meditation hall, which is one of the most peaceful places to visit in Pondicherry. Another must visit destination is the township of Auroville that was founded in 1968, located 8kms away from Pondicherry. The community, houses people of 45 nationalities. One of the lesser known things to do in Pondicherry is bird watching at the Ousteri Wetlands, 10kms from the heart of the town. You could spend your mornings at city’s major beaches - Auroville, Serenity, Promenade and Paradise, and end your trip with a walk along the seafront promenade, as you chase the setting sun.
Ramanagara is popularly recognized as the Ramgrah of Sholay, a cult Bollywood movie. 50 kilometres away from Bangalore, this place is dotted with boulders and rough topography. Most importantly, this weekend getaway from Delhi, within the 300km radius, offers great night treks, camping and bonfire options that will make for a great escape for adventure lovers in Bangalore. Apart from that one can also try water sports like kayaking and rappelling. Needless to say, you will want to extend your stay here and this is why we wanted to include this place on my list of places to visit near Bangalore within 300 kms.