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Camping in Bangalore

Camping is great for those who are looking to spend some time alone in a secluded place away from the hustle and bustle of the country. Finding camping grounds that are not crowded is like a challenge and that too near Bangalore. But since Bangalore is a mystery there are many places around Bangalore that are a host to the camp lovers. Following are some of them that are 50-150 km in range.

Camping around Bangalore

Makali Durga- Gunjoor Lake

This place is situated 80 km from Bangalore in the area of Doddaballapura taluk. Camping at the banks of the lake is relaxing as well as adventurous with many activities like hiking, bamboo rafting, rappelling and hill climbing to choose from. It also houses a fort on its top and a temple dedicated to lord Shiva.

Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta

Bilikal is located at a mere distance of 60 km from Bangalore and is basically a hilltop. The view from hilltop is impressive and many a time’s elephants and other wild life animals can be spotted. An annual festival is also held in regard to the temple located on the hilltop. The altitude atop the hill offers pleasant and cool breeze.

Camping Sites Near Bangalore

Bheemeshwari fishing Camp

Spread on the banks of Cauvery river between the splendid shivasamudra falls and Mekedatu. Though the place is well equipped with lodges and log huts, camping around riverside is a wonderful experience. This place is also home to more than 200 species of birds adding flutter and life.

Beaches around Tunga River

Several beaches around Tunga River are apt for camping. The riverside is very sandy; as a result sandy beaches attract a lot of tourists. Activities are also organized at the camp if attended via a corporate group event.

Talakadu and surrounding areas

Talakdu is another small town on the banks of River Kaveri and is approximately 180 km away from Bangalore. This is the best picnic spot for families and kids.

Neighbouring hills like Nandi, savana durga, Skanda nagiri and Ramanagram

These monoliths can be found within 60- 70 km from Bangalore. As few of them are separated by deep valleys, rock climbing and trekking are the major activities at occurrence. With thousands of feet above the sea level, these hilltops provide a picturesque scene and cool breeze.

Manchanabele Reservoir

The breath taking serenity and the different species of birds in Mancheable dam is a lifetime experience. One can do various activities hr starting from bird watching, hiking, rock climbing and boating too. This spot is surrounded by rocky hills and the cool waters is a tempting reason enough to take a dip.

Horsley Hills Surroundings

The surroundings of Horsley hills are pretty scenic with the entire length and dense growth of eucalyptus and Gulmohar trees. With perfect climatic conditions and lush green plains, it is an additional attribute of this place.


A man made reservoir 18 km away from Bangalore, hesaraghatta is a freshwater lake and an off best vacation spot. It is one of the few places around Bangalore to sight kingfishers, bulbuls and purple sun birds. Of course the freshwater is a temptation to dive in.

Camp Gee Dee

One of the most popular and organized camping sites near Bangalore is Camp Gee Dee. It is a [part of the Bannerghatta national park and the closest to Bangalore. So organized that camping equipments are also available for sale online.

Camping Around Bangalore

So go ahead and live the lucid dream, with dreams entangled in the images of stars, clouds and firelight, pack your bag and just go camping at night

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