Known For : Ramnagara Hills Ramdevara Temple Ramadevarabetta hills
Only 47 km drive from Bangalore, a night drive through the rocky hills scattered along with sparse trees is an adventure itself, also be ready for experiencing the wilderness with the sighting of unique species of vultures.
Best Time: November to February
Located 22 km away from Bangalore, the Bannerghatta National Park is an asylum for a large variety of flora and fauna. Spread over a massive area of around 104.27 sq. Km, this national park was established in the year 1971. The park itself has several establishments within its confines, which includes the country's first butterfly park as well. Other attractions here are ten Reserve Forests of Anekal Range of the Bangalore Forest Division, an aquarium, a zoo, Children's park, Crocodile Farm, Snake Park, Prehistoric Animals' Park and a museum. Go on a wild ride through the Bannerghatta National Park and drive into the kingdom of nature. Keep your eye on the road just in case you witness any wildlife!
Known For : Paragliding in Nandi Hills Tipu's Drop Tipu's Summer Residence
Plan a late-night drive to the uphill journey of Nandi hills to welcome a mesmerising sunrise. Best for a night drive near Bangalore for some fun road trip with friends. It is often said that 'the best places are off the beaten path, and Nandi Hills is a clear testimony to that. Located around 60 kilometres away from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is one such tourist spot that has gradually been discovered by visitors over the years and has now become a popular weekend getaway. Situated at the height of 4851 feet above sea level, you can see a convoy of weekenders from Bangalore during early hours catching a glimpse of the sunrise.
Best Time: October to June
Imagine a relaxed drive with the sound of water falling in the distance and driving through the waterfalls on the roads! Kanakapura near Bangalore offers an excellent setting for a long journey. This place is a hidden gem bountiful in greenery and waterfalls. Kanakapura is home to abundant flora and fauna. Some of the most common animals that can be easily spotted are wild boars, pigs, wild dogs and spotted deers. A lot of colourful birds can be seen perched on the trees filling the emptiness with their melodious chirpings.
Known For : Cave Exploration Trekking in Anthargange
Great place for adventure seekers, a night drive to these formations of volcanic rocks on full moon night guarantees the best experience. You should plan a night road trip to Anthargange! It is situated in the Kolar district of Karnataka in the Shathashrunga range, about 70 km from Bangalore. The mountains at an altitude of 1712 meters from sea level with rocky boulders, small caves and dense plantations are one of the best getaways for trekking, rock climbing and cave exploration enthusiasts.
Best Time: October to March
A ride to one of the most beautiful waterfalls will take you closer to nature and mind-blowing scenic views. A night drive through the rocky valley offers you a thrilling and awe-inspiring experience. Chunchi falls, is an almost 50 feet high cascade of falls, which is fed by the river Arkavati. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls near Bangalore; with routes adorned with lush greenery and gorgeous scenery. It is placed at around 83 km from Bangalore and offers a breathtaking experience; especially after the monsoon and during winter months. This spot is extremely popular as a picnic spot. It derived its name from a tribal couple, Chuncha and Chunchi. These falls are a perfect way to escape the grind, as they are tucked away from the commercialisation and are usually deserted.
Known For : Cauvery Fishing Camp Doddamakkali Nature Camp Boat Rides in Bheemeshwari
Bheemeshwari is a small town in Karnataka's Mandya district, with a soft background of the unembellished and true to life rural India, with bullock carts in place of noisy vehicles, mighty rivers instead of swimming pools and tall green trees in the area of skyscrapers. Ride away for all the chaos of the city to a beautiful, rural town of Bheemeshwari. Drive along with the Cauvery river into dense woods for some refreshing time. Away from the cruel concrete circus of the city, Bheemeshwari is the perfect getaway for a short trip from Bangalore, one that is close to nature, in the most real sense of the word. It has long been known as a paradise for fishing enthusiasts, with some fishing camps set amidst the area.
Best Time: Throughout the year
Drive to Skangiri under the moonlight at the height of 1450 m and unravel the beauty of ruined forts on the way! If you thought that trekking is an activity only to be done in the morning, you are undoubtedly wrong. Skandagiri, a hilltown near Bangalore, allows you to trek and explore the hills in the night while the moon is casting its light. Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga, is at an elevation of 1450 meters surrounded by the Nandi Hills. The hill has a ruined fort on the way which makes the night trek even more interesting by adding the element of horror. And the best part is that you can spend the night at the hilltop under the star. Not to forget the bonfire that is specially lit for the trekkers to sit around and enjoy the warmth. The serenity of the night will make you feel at ease.
With the incredible views of greenery and one of the most significant single rock formation in the whole of Asia, you night drive to Savandurga will be full of adventure! Situated 60 kms to the west of Bangalore, Savandurga, considered to be one of the largest single rock formations in the whole of Asia. It comprises of two hills, Billigudda (white hill) and Karigudda (black hill) and has a temple situated at the foothill and a pond nearby.
Best Time: November to May
Perched at an elevation of 3664 feet, Makalidurga Fort is situated around 60 kms from Bangalore. You ascend the altitude of 3664 ft to reach Makalidurga Fort. You can take a detour to a Shiva Temple nearby for some spiritual experiences. Nestled between green hills, and graced with picturesque surroundings, the fort can be reached after a small trek. There is also a Lord Shiva temple in the fort vicinity; frequented by the locals.
You wouldn't mind getting a little lost while driving to Avalabetta as it offers excellent roads with almost no crowd! Rising to the top to watch the sun rising through the mountains is something you cannot miss. Avalabetta often called as “Nandi Hills without the crowd” is a perfect place to relish the same scenic beauty as the Nandi Hills but without the commotion. Standing on the top of the hill, you can witness the magical view of lush green trees, and various rocky terrain spread out profusely. Avalabetta is filled with tranquillity, especially if you watch the sunrise or the sunset from here.
Drive into the untouched woods of Turahalli forest, for peaceful and scenic surroundings. Don't forget to take your cycles and sports shoes as it is a heaven for adventure seekers! Turahalli forest is located only 20 km from Bangalore. It is the best of a quick drive from Bangalore to get away from the bustling city. Even though it is dry, you will find many Eucalyptus trees will climbers and small plants here and there. As it offers wavy and rippled terrain, crowd heads here for cycling, trekking, biking over the weekend! Turahalli Forest is known for its quiet and untouched surroundings and offering beautiful views.
Heading to Bangalore international airport is superb for late-night drives. Perfect for smooth and peaceful rides as there is quite a bit less traffic once you get out of the city. You can go on a shopping spree at the airport arcade as there are an array of branded outlets available. Bangalore Airport, also known as Kempegowda International Airport, is stretched in 4,000 acres of land. It is entirely solar-powered and first of its kind in the state. India's third-busiest airport is located away from the city, which makes the route quite scenic and peaceful with less traffic. It is located only 40 km from Bangalore.
Known for the large scale milk production and the gold mines, Kolar is only at 70 km from Bangalore. Road trips to Kolar offer delicious mangoes and high-quality silk for enthusiastic shoppers. One of the biggest milk producers in the country, Kolar is a Kannada district located towards southern Karnataka. Along with milk production, it is also known for the gold mines, Delicious mangoes and high-quality silk. Kolar's mangoes are in high demand in many foreign countries like the USA, the UAE and the UK. One can take a spiritual trip to some of the historical temples in Kolar. Immersed in positivity and beautiful architecture, these temples are also included as tourist attractions.
Now, you have all the places where you can plan your next road trip with your friends or family. What are you waiting for? Get on the roads and keep us updated!