One Day Trip from Bangalore
Just 90kms away from the city is Kokkare Belluru, a small beautiful village located in Bangalore - Mysore highway. The most striking feature of this village is the coexistence of nature and humans. Here you will find a variety of colorful birds that are quite used to the human existence here. Don’t forget to take your camera to capture these beautiful birds digitally. Cooker Belarus is a small village, so there is hardly any good accommodation there. You can easily come back to Bangalore in the evening or can opt for some good hotel in Mysore. Also, it is quite apt to take eatables with you while you travel to this palace.
Around 90km from Bangalore is Muthathi; small beautiful village that is not very much crowded even on the weekends. You can enjoy the natural beauty and the serenity of the place. Even reaching up to this place is a pleasant experience in itself. All the way from Bangalore to Muthathi dense and dry deciduous forests follows you to the place and really are a feast to the eyes.
It is a small place and doesn’t have any good restaurant or staying facility. So, while you visit the place, do not forget to pack and bring the food with you. However, it is close to the Bheemeshwai Jungle Lodge which is a great place for several activities and for lodging.
Located on the banks of River Kaveri and just two hours drive from Bangalore, Talkad is yet another place where you can enjoy the sandy banks. If you are looking for a perfect place for a picnic with family and friends, there is no other place like this. The place is also an archaeological site where you can visit some of the temples which were once buried under the earth.
Alternatively, you can go to Jog Falls that is located at a distance of approximately 377kms from the I.T. City. Jog Falls is considered to be the highest waterfall in India. Although, this place is not well connected to Rail and Airways but you can easily find deluxe buses from Bangalore to this place. Alternatively, you can hire private taxis to reach this spot.
I don’t think that you would mind traveling a trivial distance of 150kms to Hogenakal, if you really want to spend some time right in the Lap of the nature. When you will get here you the first thing you will notice here is its abundant vegetation and strangely shaped rocks. The real beauty of the place lies in the serene waterfalls that instantly catch your eyes. To add to the enjoyment, you can even hire a coracle to reach right under the waterfalls. But don’t forget to practice a little bit of the art of bargaining, as failing to do that can easily burn a hole in your pocket.
Another tourist hotspot in the row is Madhugiri Fort which is at around 110kms from Bangalore. It looks like a maze of strongly built walls located on the top of a hill. Start early in the morning, as the place lies atop a hill and it takes around two hours to reach up to the top and an hour to come down the hill. If you start early, the temperature remains comfortable for climbing and by the time you get back it is now the time to hunt for place to satiate your hunger.
The view from the top is just amazing. This is known to be the second largest monolith in the entire Asia. The ancient fort was earlier administered by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Also it is very important to take some food and water with you as you won’t get any on your way to the top.
Some people are born naturalist, they just love the nature. No matter how long they have to walk, how much heat they have to bear, they just want to be close to the nature. And they ensure to go an extra mile for enjoying all this. If you are one of those people, then, Bandipur National Park. It is located at a distance of 250kms from Bangalore. It is a perfect escape from the city life to just be with the nature. Here you can easily spot the herd of elephants and various other wild animals. Enjoy camping and trekking at this place. The famous tourist hill station Ooty is also near to it.
Srirangapatna is also an ideal destination to visit on a day trip from Bangalore. It is 125kms away from the city. Srirangapatna is a city that lies on the banks of River Cauvery and is a place of religious and historic importance. You can visit here various famous mosques, temples and other historical monuments.
Also if you want to be mesmerized by the beautiful sun downs and breathtaking views from the top of the hill, then you do not have to go too far. Just catch the way towards Nandi Hills. This place is also known as Nandi Gram. It is a beautiful hill station located at a distance of just 60kms from Bangalore. Never miss out the opportunity to get to this place if you ever happen to be in the I.T. City.
Moreover if you have ample of time or if you have buckled up to slip into the shoes of an avid traveler, there are ample of places to your delight that you can visit around. Just plan a two day trip from Bangalore to any of these places and pack your bags.
Such as you can opt for Mudumalai which is lively city located at a distance of 254km from Bangalore. The city is famous for the wildlife. If you are lucky enough you will definitely find bonnet macaque and gray langur here. You can also enjoy safari and camps here. The city is well connected to various other cities in the country. The nearest Airport is at Coimbatore (160km) and nearest railway station is in the Nilgiri Railway network (60km) from Mudumalai.
Next on the list is Shivanasamudram. Located 122kms from Bangalore, the place is famous for its pristine waterfalls, Gaganachukki and Bharachukki. These waterfalls are originated due to the split of the River Cauvery at a point which again re unit down the stream. While on the visit to the city, do not forget to visit famous old temples here. You can also enjoy activities like Camping, Trekking and Boating. The place can easily be reached by car, train or bus.
Around 266kms from Bangalore, Kakkabe is located. Coffee and cardamom plantations and thick dense forest take you even closer to nature. Thadiyendamol peak is the tallest peak in this region and one can also have a view of the Arabian Sea from this point. The place is also blessed with ancient palaces, temples and forts. You can also indulge here in activities such as Trekking and Bird watching. Bangalore is the nearest Airport to it and the nearest rail heads are at Mysore, Hassan and Kannur.
Another destination that is worth visiting on a two day trip from Bangalore is Chikmagalur. It is 248kms away from the I.T. City. The place is a wonderful amalgamation of being an important trade center on one hand and a beautiful tourist destination with scenic beauty and landscapes with wide coffee plantations. Mullain Giri, that is termed as the highest peak in Karnataka is the prime attraction of this place.
Other attractions of the place include Kondadarama Temple (It is a beautiful blend of Hoysala and Dravidian style of architecture), Jama Masjid, St. Joseph's Cathedral church that has a shell shaped portico, the 13th century Siddheshwara temple, the grand old cave of Nirvanaswam and the 17th century Lakshmi Kantha temple. The place is well connected by bus, train and road.
The holy shrine of Tirupati that is located just 247kms from Bangalore, needs no introduction itself. Across the world, people from Hindu religion come here to worship. Located in the foothills of Eastern Ghats, it is famous for a Venkateshwara Swamy temple that is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. You will be spiritually inspired by the tranquility and divine peace soaked in every corner of this place. You should also visit other famous and beautiful shrines in the area. These shrines are beautiful pieces of architectural wonders. The place can be easily reached by car, train and bus.
Kanchipuram, located at a distance of 277kms from Bangalore is also a place you must never miss. This place is of religious and historic importance and is also known to produce the finest quality of silk in the world. Its location on the bank of the Palar River makes it even more beautiful and attractive. You can have an idea about the grace and tranquility of this place as it is well known as “the place of thousand temples”. It is the best place if want to have a closer look into the culture, tradition and history of Tamil Nadu. It is well connected by Rail, Road and Airways to the rest of the country.
Other famous places that are worth visiting on a two day trip from Bangalore are Hassan, Mysore, Yelagiri and Conoor. If you are on an extended weekend or luckily time allows you to move a bit further to quench the thirst of visiting some more awesome places, there are several places that can be visited on a three day trip from Bangalore.
One such beautiful place is Udipi. It is 413kms from Bangalore. Flanked by Western Ghats on the east and by the Arabian Sea on the west, Udipi is a magnificent place that is popular for its cultural heritage. The place is famous for its dense but beautiful forest, warm people and its abundant beaches and hill chains. It is also a famous pilgrim of the state of Karnataka. Malpe beach, is one of the famous beaches of this place, it is spread in an area of around 6kms and is also a famous picnic spot. The nearest Airport to this place is Mangalore and it falls on the Konkan Railway line. Regular and frequent buses are available to this place from all the nearby places and the rest of the parts of the country.
Located around 395kms from Bangalore is Thanjavur. It is a place famous for its paintings, silk sarees, cotton sarees, music and the musical instruments made up of Jack wood. The attractions of this place are its temples, forts and gardens. The nearest railway junction to this place is Trichy Junction. And the nearest Airport from here is the Trichy International Airport. Regular buses of Tami Nadu State Corporation ply to the nearby places and cities to this place.
Hampi is also a popular destination that you must include in the list. It is located 372kms from Bangalore. It is very famous for its huge vibrant markets, majestic forts, big pavilions, magnificent palaces, magnanimous temples, and stable of elephants. The famous places of this place are Monolith bull, Mahanavmi Dibba, Hampi Bazaar, Old palace, Royal enclosures, Zanana enclosure, Queen's bath, Ugra narsimha statue and Matanga hill. The nearest railway station is Hospet and the nearest domestic airport is at Bellary.
Dandeli, that is located at a distance of 466kms away from Bangalore is also a place that is ‘a must visit’. You will definitely regret later if you miss the chance to get there. It is an amazing place that elates the adrenaline rushing in your body with an array of adventurous activities that you can experience here and at the same time it soothes you with its divine beauty and serene mountains. No. It is not the end, to add to your amusement you can also experience wildlife at its best. The adventure sports that you can enjoy here are kayaking, mountain biking, cycling, River rafting, trekking and canoeing. Apart from the wildlife sanctuary, there are several other famous spots in the area. The nearest railway station is at Alnavar and the nearest airport is at Belgaum.
Kodaikanal, is at 463kms from Bangalore. The moment you hear the name of this place, you immediately correlate it with the fact that is one of the best hill stations in India. The lush green landscape, exquisite locales and comfortable weather make it a place that is flocked by tourists all the year round. You can enjoy various activities here such as Trekking and Boating. The nearest railway station is at Kodai Road and the nearest Airport is at Madurai. Frequent buses are also available at this place from Bangalore.
Other famous places that can be visited while on a three day plan from Bangalore are Karkala, Kudremukh, Karkala, Devanagere, Gokerna, Honnemardu, Badami and Devbag .