Best Places for Team Outings Around BangaloreThe hustle and bustle of Bangalore – the Information Technology capital of the country – seems like a far cry when one manages to get close to the magnanimity of nature that lies unearthed in the outskirts of the city. The suburban areas on the outskirts of Bangalore may not be able to boast of skyscrapers and shopping malls, but we do find a number of exotic tourist destinations over here. In this article, we take a look at some of the best places for team outing around Bangalore.
This is one of the most popular destinations around Bangalore (approximately 125 kilometres from the city) for budding trekkers, who can often be seen making their way up the slope at various times of the year. A pall of eerie beauty is said to descend upon Kunti Betta once the sun sets; and the nighttime is believed to be the best time to visit this place. Trekking is often undertaken in large groups and this makes this place the ideal destination for those who like to share their fun and excitement with others.
Want to experience the thrill of trekking and also bask in the beauty of lush greenery? You need to go no further than the Nandi Hills, which are situated not more than 60 klilometres from Bangalore. Yet another paradise for trekking lovers, the peak presents an unfathomably beautiful 360 degree view of surroundings. The trekking route too is filled with tall trees and lush green vegetation, which makes the journey up the hill all the more enjoyable. Trekking on the Nandi Hills is a group activity, and you are not likely to find any loners out here!
Here your nostrils are likely to be strongly invaded by rich aroma of coffee, which can be seen flourishing in the cultivated fields. That’s so because Chikmagalur is one of the most famous coffee producing regions of the country. Once in Chikmagalur, you can either relax and sink in the beauty of the surroundings, or stimulate your adrenaline glands by undertaking trekking activities in Kudremukh Kemmanagundi. Families out for picnics can often be spotted around here.
This is one of the most sought after hill stations situated in the vicinity of Bangalore and is frequented by tourists from all parts of the world. It is one of the tourism hotspots in the state of Karnataka, being situated in the Eastern Ghats region, primarily because of its mesmerizing scenic beauty. A number of nearby tourist destinations Pagoda Point, Killiyur Falls and the Yercaud Lake have enhanced the beauty, diversity and tourism potential of Yercaud by leaps and bounds.
A visit to the Taj Kuteeram Resort in Hesaraghatta ought to be among the topmost priorities of a tourist who is interested in spending some quality time with the grandeur of Indian art and culture. The rich diversity engendered by Indian arts has been brought into bold relief in this resort. Just an hour’s drive away from Bangalore, Taj Kuteeram is one of the most quintessentially Indian tourist destinations you are likely to find in the whole country. A weekend family trip to this place can always be on the cards for the wanderlusts!
The surroundings of Lake Machinbelle, which makes its way through the forests of Savandurga, provide adventure lovers an exotic variety of sports and games and scenic beauty! From canoeing to trekking to forest camping to kayaking – you are likely to find all of them, and much more, if you can manage to visit this place. Manchinbelle is often thronged by the youth community from Bangalore that makes its way out of the city on weekends!
Innovative Film City
You may not necessarily have to be a hardcore trekker or adventure lover in order to enjoy the rich repository of excitement offered by the surroundings of Bangalore. A family trip to Innovative Film City may just be as enthralling and exciting, as trekking and river rafting! Located barely 40 kilometres away from Bangalore, the Innovative Film City treats the human eye with an entire array of amenities like the Aqua Kingdom, Fossil Museum, Cartoon City and Haunted Mansion. Kids are surely gonna love this place when accompanied by their parents!
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