Best places to visit for one day outings from Bangalore

Happiness is to find yourself connect with nature, communicate with it, play with it, sing with it, dance with it, and get inspired from it.

What is your daily routine? Office, college, studies, meeting, and coffee breaks? All these  basically sums up to our boring life. Get out of your comfort zone to experience the surreal adventurous experience in your life. Your boss is not ready to approve a leave? Oh wait you don’t have to ask for leave any more because these are the places which you can visit in a day. Oh!!!! Yeah!!! You heard it right!!! You can be that cool adventure geek. 

Yes we have some adventurous places apart from engineering colleges in Bangalore.

The nearest and beautiful places are just a few km away from Bangalore.

Lepakshi

Visit to a different era where the jatayu took his last breath trying to save maa sita.

The best place for people who love to ride and who love architecture. It is situated in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh approximately 130 km from Bangalore. The place has a great historical vibe from the Vijayanagara style of architecture. Forget your miseries while seeing the glories veerabhadra temple. Hang your stress with the hanging pillar of lepakshi. You can even never say no for a new profile picture with such amazing art and architecture.

Gundal dam

Kerala backwaters? No here is an amazing backwater place for you to explore just 158Kms from Bangalore.

Explore the submerged water at Gundal dam.Located about 17kms from Kollegal town, the road to this amazing dam is brilliant easily the biggest dam in the list, one can ride all the way on top of the dam and explore the backwaters.

Nandi Hills

Nandidurg, is a hill fortress in the south Indian state of Karnataka with 1,478m elevation.

Tipu Sultan Fort, a summer retreat of the namesake 18th-century ruler, features stone carvings and wall paintings. Prisoners are said to have been thrown to their death from Tipu’s Drop, now known for its panoramic views

Shettihalli Church

Magical place in Hassan that gets submerged in water during July.

To enjoy the surreal beauty of Shettihalli church, one needs to travel to this place twice. Once in the month of July–October when it is partially submerged in water and next in the month of Dec–May when the water level recedes and the church grounds emerge. By road, the distance between Shettihalli and Bangalore is 200 km and can be easily accessed through roads. Plan your next photo shoot here.

Bheemeshwar

We call it our peaceful heaven.

It is a tranquil abode, where the pleasant green mountains meet and greet the lofty clouds. Located in Mandya, Bheemeshwari is an ideal place not only for the nature lovers, but also for people on a holiday spree. Located 4 km away from Mutati forest range and engulfed with mountains, this holiday destination is also perfect for corporate team outings. While trekking on the hillsides and soaking yourself in the river, you will feel the enchanting charm of Bheemeshwari and its surroundings.

Shivanasamudra

Shiva’s Sea Asia’s first hydro-electric power station in the island town in Mandya district in Karnataka.

Shivanasamudram on the banks of the Kaveri River is known for its segmented waterfalls. Fed by the Kaveri River, the water gushing down from a magnificent height of nearly 100 meters is split up into multiple streams. The eastern branch is referred to as the Bharachukki Falls, and the western is called Gaganachukki. Have an adventure trek on a rocky terrain, surrounded by greenery.

Savandurga Hill

Savandurga- Hill from 1340AD by Hoysala Ballala II.

An hour and a half drive from Bangalore will put you in the lap to find Asia’s largest monolith hill, Savandurga, which rises to an elevation of 1266 meters above sea level. It consists of two hills: a black hill, called Karigudda and the white hill, called Billigudda. Visit the Narasimha Swamy temple and Savandi Veerabhadreshwar temple nestled at the base of the hills.

Antaragange

Antaragange- The wonder of Caves

Glorious hillocks and caves are just an hour and a half drive away from Bangalore. Literally meaning ‘Ganges from the deep’, Antaragange is surrounded by dense plantations, caves and hills made of boulders and volcanic rock. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva; this temple is called kasha or Dakshin kasha. The Nandi (vehicle of Shiva) has water flowing from its mouth. The source of the water is still unknown. Thus the name antaragange.

Ramanagara

Relive the Sholay moments in the Ramagiri Hills also called as Sholay hills

Not far from Bangalore lies Ramanagara, bounded with hills and surreal rock formations – an idyllic spot for rappelling and trekking. This place has a Rama temple on the hill top with history back to Threthayuga. The idol is made of a single stone of lord Rama and lord Sita on his lap and his brother Lakshmana on the right and Lord Hanuman is seated below.

The idol was installed by Sugreeva after the war against Sukasura. Don’t forget to visit the Rama theertha the holy pond.

Hogenakkal Falls

Hogenakkal Falls- Vagnakundam (Sacrificial pit)

A three hour drive from Bangalore will lead you to the Hogenakkal Falls, also referred as the ‘Niagara Falls of India’. Hogenakkal literally translated to ‘smoking rocks’ and that perfectly describes this falls. Fed by river Kaveri, the water gushing down the rocks is like white smoke – a sight to behold. The best way to soak in the beauty is by taking a coracle ride.

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