Where Do You go on a weekend when in Bangalore?(Part 1)

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Are you one of those people who lives in Bangalore and bored of the usual city life and its pubs and restaurants and looking to head out somewhere out one day trip from Bangalore for a short trip/ride.Is your answer YES!!!

Then this blog is definitely for you. Bangalore through a localites eyes :P

The blog and the continuation blog( Where Do You go on a weekend when in Bangalore?(Part 2))contains a list of places that are within 50-150 km from Bangalore ideal for a day outing/night outing.

Towards Kanakpura :

If your looking for places to visit near Bangalore where you can play in water amidst nature,trek or water related activities around Bangalore this is the ideal side to head to.

Muthathi -

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  • Overview : Situated on the banks of river cauvery with just the river separating the tamil nadu and karnataka,muthathi is nature at its best.The ride after sathnur is beautiful beyond words with the view of river flowing through thick forest as you descent down the road towards the river bank.A trek with official guide is recommended.
  • Distance From Bangalore : 110 km
  • Type : Forest and Water
  • Food and Stay : Small hotels available inside town for food.Camping can be done .
  • Transport : Taking your own cab/bike would be recommended.

Bheemeshari/Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp -

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  • Overview : the government run resort has a lot of adventures activities including coracle ride,trek though forest,river walking. Ideal for couples and mixed gang, who are looking for a relaxing weekend.You can also trek here with permission from the forest guard.
  • Distance From Bangalore : 110-120 km
  • Type : Forest,Nature,Water,Adventure and fishing
  • Food and Stay: There is a government run resort ideal for fishing/river side walking.Slightly pricier but more structured as its a government property.
  • Transport : Taking your own cab/bike would be recommended.

Shivanasamudra -

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  • Overview : Home to Gaganachukki and Bharachukki drops,shivanasamudra is one of the more popular tourist destinations around bangalore.Go to this place during moonsoons to see the waterfall in full flow. The coracle ride though a little dangerous is a thrilling experience. May get crowded on holidays/weekends.
  • Distance From Bangalore : 130-150 km
  • Type : Water,waterfall.
  • Food and Stay: There are various options for stay/food here.
  • Transport : Taking your own cab/bike would be recommended.

Talakadu (Jaladhama) -

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  • Overview : Very much on the way to shivanasamudra, talakadu is a desert-like town on the left bank of the river kaveri. Whilest the town is ideal for architecture lovers with its various temples, the river bank is ideal for anyone looking for just go play in water.May get crowded on holidays/weekends.
  • Distance From Bangalore : 135-150 km
  • Type : Water,archaeological,historical,leisure
  • Food and Stay: Small make shift restaurants are available for lunch.Check Jaladhama resorts for stay if required.
  • Transport : Taking your own cab/bike would be recommended.

Mekedatu and Chunchi falls

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  • Overview : Very much near muthathi,its basically a deep and narrow gorge along river kaveri ,the water is fast and it is not advised to play here. Chunchi fulls is a small waterfall near mekedatu. Refrain from playing/swimming in water as it is dangerous.
  • Distance From Bangalore : 130-140 km
  • Type : Water,sightseeing
  • Food and Stay: Small make shift restaurants are available for lunch on the way.
  • Transport: Taking your own cab/bike would be recommended.

NOTE: Most of the above places are water places to visit near Bangalore. So it is better to be very careful when playing in water and follow the rules set by the authorities.And respect the surroundings. Don't litter.

In and Around nandi hills :

There is so much more around nandi hill than just the drive to the top.The drive is the best nonetheless.But do explore the other places to visit near Bangalore below Nandi.

Nandi Hills

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  • Overview : the most famous tourist spot near Bangalore,nandi hills very much lives to its reputation. Though crowded during weekends, its among the best places to visit near Bangalore. Though the top of the hills is safe,it is not recommended to stop in between if in a mixed gang as locals can be quite unruly.
  • Distance From Bangalore : 50 km
  • Type : Nature,sunrise and sunset,morning and evening drive.
  • Food : Stalls available on top.
  • Transport : own Transport recommended,usually crowded on weekends as it is a popular spot.

Skandagiri

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  • Overview: Ideally the best trek in Bangalore according to my opinion.Trek is a little difficult and dangerous.Taking a local guide is recommended. And trek is not open at all times.The view from the top is just mind blowing.
  • Distance From Bangalore : 50 km
  • Type : Nature,trek.
  • Food : small make shift shops available at times on top depending on season.
  • Transport : own Transport recommended.

Hill drive cafe

  • Overview: This place is just before ascent to nandi hills . Go here to enjoy the beautiful view of the mountain from below with awesome maggi and hookah.Ideal for chilling out in the early morning before going to nandi hills of after coming down from nandi hills.
  • Maps: Hill drive cafe
  • Distance From Bangalore : 50 km
  • Type : Night drive,chill out,hookah.
  • Transport : own Transport recommended.

Indian Paratha Company:

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  • Overview : place is on Hyderabad road beyond nandi hills intersection.Go here for the beautiful view of the nandi hills and awesome parathas.
  • Distance From Bangalore : 50 km
  • Type : Morning/Evening drive,chill out.
  • Transport : own Transport recommended.

Tribal cafe :

  • Overview: This place is just before ascent to nandi hills very much near hill drive cafe. It has a nice view of the mountain with a beautiful garden,ideal for chilling out in the early morning before going to nandi hills.
  • Maps: Tribal cafe
  • Distance From Bangalore : 50 km
  • Type : Night/Evening drive,chill out.
  • Transport : own Transport recommended,

Towards Hesarghatta :

This is one of the very much unexplored parts of Bangalore. But beautiful nevertheless .Ideally for those who are tired of the normal routine and touristy spots and looking for something very relaxing.

Hesarghatta Lake :

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  • Overview: One of the least explored and touristy places in bangalore,head out here if you want a quiet,relaxed day out. Main view point maynot be open at all times.
  • Distance From Bangalore : 40 km
  • Type : Evening drive/morning drive,nature
  • Food: Taj kuteeram is the nearest restaurant
  • Transport : own Transport recommended,

Nrityagram & Taj Kuteeram

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  • Overview: very much Near nirtyagram dance school,the place is quite beautifully constructed away from all the hustle of city life. The food is descent and the garden and setting gives you a very very relaxed atmosphere.
  • Distance From Bangalore : 40 km
  • Type : Evening drive,morning drive.
  • Transport : own Transport recommended,

other places to visit near Bangalore nearby:

  • Byalkere Peacock Sanctuary
  • Nrityagram

NOTE:

  • Most places to visit near Bangalore are natural wonders.So don't litter the places and take care of the surroundings.
  • Be careful at the water places,caution is advised as currents are pretty strong.
  • Carry cash as most of these places may not have a atm.

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whom can I contact for permission to enter Byalkere Peacock Sanctuary
Thu 06 09 16, 12:53 · Reply (1) · Report
When we went we just got permission from the guards there. But heard the rules have changed. Check out with the Forest Department at Aranya Bhavan , Malleswaram, for more details and also permission.
Fri 06 10 16, 10:52 · Report