Places to Visit near Bangalore Within 500 kms

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Looking for a long weekend trip? You would be surprised at the number of awesome places to visit near Bangalore within 500 kms which make for that perfect extended getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We guarantee once you visit any one of these places, you would wish your weekend never ended.

Here is the list of 56 Places to Visit near Bangalore Within 500 kms

1. Mullayanagiri

Mullayanagiri
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Perched at an altitude of 1930 m above the sea level, Mullayanagiri peak is located in the Baba Budan Giri Range of Western Ghats. It serves as the highest peak between the Nilgiris and the Himalayas offering its visitors a relaxed environment with temperature ranging between 20 - 25 degrees Celsius. Known for its peaceful ambience and nature's raw beauty, this peak is adorned with verdant grassland, rugged rocks, and a good trek path is also quite popular among adventure lovers. Mullayanagiri is also known for coffee plantations that are situated nearby.

Distance from Bangalore: 264 km

2. Goa

Goa
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Known For : Calangute Beach Basilica of Bom Jesus Water Sports in Goa

When you think of Goa, you think of sandy beaches, amazing parties, beautiful little villages, delicious food, and a magical holiday experience. Yes, Goa is rightfully known as the most popular tourist destination on the West Coast of India, and not just because of its scenic beaches, but also because of its tropical climate and its rich Portuguese heritage, which you can still find lingering on in some parts of the town. Nestled in the Konkan Coast Belt, Goa has a coastline stretching for over a 100 kilometres, and attracts millions of visitors both from within and outside the country all year round.

Distance from Bangalore: 597 km

Best Time: October to March

195 Goa Attractions

3. Alleppey, Kerala

Alleppey, Kerala
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Known For : Houseboats Alappuzha Beach Alleppey Backwaters

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Extremely famous for its beautiful backwaters, the city of Alleppey in Kerala is also known for its beaches, temples and traditional boat races. This popular tourist destination also has some very well reputed Ayurvedic spas and wellness centres.

Distance from Bangalore: 615 km

Best Time: June to March

28 Alleppey Attractions

4. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
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Known For : Sim's Park Dolphin's Nose Ketti Valley

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One of the most beautiful and serene hill stations you will come across in the country, Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the wonderful Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats.

Distance from Bangalore: 284 km

Best Time: October to March

17 Coonoor Attractions

5. Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Chikmagalur, Karnataka
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Known For : Kudremukh National Park Mullayanagiri Baba Budangiri

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The coffee land of Karnataka, Chikmagalur is famous for its beautiful hills and views, along with its aromatic coffee.

Distance from Bangalore: 243 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

18 Chikmagalur Attractions

6. Bheemeshwari, Karnataka

Bheemeshwari, Karnataka
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Known For : Cauvery Fishing Camp Doddamakali Nature Camp Boat Rides in Bheemeshwari

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This small town near Bangalore city is a perfect getaway for a nature lover and in its seclusion is a good break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Distance from Bangalore: 102 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

8 Bheemeshwari Attractions

7. Devbagh, Karnataka

Devbagh, Karnataka
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Known For : Tagore Beach Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Lighthouse, Devbagh

Pristine blue water, picture perfect backdrop of beautiful mountains and lush green belt of casuarinas trees blend together perfectly to give you a destination not to be missed i.e. Devbagh.

Distance from Bangalore: 529 km

Best Time: October to Apr

11 Devbagh Attractions

8. Dandeli, Karnataka

Dandeli, Karnataka
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Known For : River Rafting in Dandeli Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary Magod Falls

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Bestowed with the lush green forests and laying on the banks of the Kali river, Dandeli is truly a fascinating mix of wildlife, scenic beauty and adventure sports.

Distance from Bangalore: 463 km

Best Time: October to May

25 Dandeli Attractions

9. Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg, Karnataka
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Known For : Abbey Falls Talakaveri Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

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Located amidst imposing mountains with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers, an affluent hill station in Karnataka.

Distance from Bangalore: 264 km

Best Time: October to March

36 Coorg Attractions

10. Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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Known For : Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal Vaigai Dam

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Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India located in Tamil Nadu. It was ruled by Pandya kings for the longest time in its history and is constructed in the form of a lotus.

Distance from Bangalore: 435 km

Best Time: October to March

19 Madurai Attractions

11. Munnar, Kerala

Munnar, Kerala
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Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Photo Point Atukkad Waterfalls

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The idyllic hill station Munnar - famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks, is located in the Western Ghats, in the state of Kerala. It serves as the commercial centre for some of the world's largest tea estates. In addition, Munnar has many protected areas which are home to endemic and highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

Distance from Bangalore: 477 km

Best Time: September to May

46 Munnar Attractions

12. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
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Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodai Lake Bear Shola Falls

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Kodaikanal is the most sought after honeymoon destination in South India because of its scenic beauty and it has the attribute to leave any nature lover mesmerized by its charisma.

Distance from Bangalore: 465 km

Best Time: September to May

35 Kodaikanal Attractions

13. Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Known For : Marina Beach Government Museum, Chennai MGR Film City

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The fourth largest city of India, Chennai is convoluted with temples, churches and beaches. The roads are always bustling with activity and the nightlife is as every youth dreams of.

Distance from Bangalore: 346 km

Best Time: October to March

90 Chennai Attractions

14. Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi, Karnataka
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Known For : Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Vithala Temple Lotus Palace

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Hampi, the city of ruins is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, owing to the ancient temples, forts, palaces and other monuments here.

Distance from Bangalore: 352 km

Best Time: October to March

31 Hampi Attractions

15. Kovalam, Kerala

Kovalam, Kerala
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Known For : Vellayani Lake, Kovalam Water Sports in Kovalam Lighthouse Beach

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An idyllic village along the coastlines of the Arabian Sea, Kovalam is most famous for its three pristine beaches with shallow waters and low tidal waves where one can go surfing, wooden and motorboat riding.The beach town of Kovalam has three famous beaches - Lighthouse beach, Samudra beach and Hawah beach, which together form its majestic rocky crescent. Kovalam essentially means a 'grove of coconut trees' and the little town is filled with these palms.

Distance from Bangalore: 723 km

Best Time: September to March

24 Kovalam Attractions

16. Jog Falls, Karnataka

Jog Falls, Karnataka
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The highest waterfall of India, these magnificent falls are a major tourist attraction in Karnataka, the spellbinding view of which gives everyone a memorable experience.

Distance from Bangalore: 402 km

Best Time: July to December

9 Jog Falls Attractions

17. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
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Known For : Vydehi Falls Adiyogi Shiva Statue Kovai Kondattam

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Often termed as the 'Manchester of South India', the city is photographically situated on the banks of River Noyyal and has an array of natural attractions.

Distance from Bangalore: 364 km

Best Time: September to March

27 Coimbatore Attractions

18. Bandipur National Park, Karnataka

Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
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Known For : Gopalaswamy Hills Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

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Established as a tiger reserve in the year 1974, Bandipur National Park is well known for its breathtaking natural beauty.

Distance from Bangalore: 217 km

Best Time: October to May

2 Bandipur Attractions

19. Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu

Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu
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Known For : Hogenakkal Falls Mettur Dam Melagiri Hills

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Hogenakkal is the small village that is known because of Kaveri river that splits into multiple streams of waterfalls over here, making it arguably the most heavenly place in the state.

Distance from Bangalore: 127 km

Best Time: October to March

9 Hogenakkal Attractions

20. Honnemaradu, Karnataka

Honnemaradu, Karnataka
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Known For : The Honnemaradu Reservoir Dabbe Falls Rafting in Honnemaradu

Honnemardu is a small cozy village, by the Honnemardu Reservoir. The deserted village is like a live amusement park, just without any boundaries.

Distance from Bangalore: 398 km

Best Time: October to December, March to Apr

10 Honnemaradu Attractions

21. Kumara Parvatha Trek

Kumara Parvatha Trek
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Also known as Pushpagiri, Kumara Parvatha is the highest peak in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. It is 6th highest peak of Karnataka. Spanning over two days, the Kumarparvatha trek is one of the most challenging treks in the South. In a stretch of approximately 13 kilometers you will attain an appalling height of 4000 feet.

Distance from Bangalore: 257 km

22. Halebid, Karnataka

Halebid, Karnataka
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Known For : Belur Hoysaleswara Temple Yagachi Dam

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Famous for its exhibits of Hoysala architecture, Halebidu is a ruined city with a glorious past with a strikingly beautiful collection of temples, shrines and sculptures.

Distance from Bangalore: 210 km

Best Time: October to March

9 Halebidu Attractions

23. Kemmanagundi, Karnataka

Kemmanagundi, Karnataka
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Known For : Hebbe Falls Mullayanagiri Z Point

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This hill station is a perfect summer retreat for those looking for a spectacular time amongst the beauty of nature.

Distance from Bangalore: 261 km

Best Time: September to May

10 Kemmanagundi Attractions

24. Auroville, Pondicherry

Auroville, Pondicherry
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Known For : Matrimandir Marc's Cafe Arka

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Situated in the union territory of Pondicherry, this township is wholly and solely based on the principles of peace, harmony, sustainable living and 'divine consciousness' which was the brainchild of the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Society, Mirra Alfassa.

Distance from Bangalore: 308 km

Best Time: November to March

21 Auroville Attractions

25. Bekal, Kerala

Bekal, Kerala
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Known For : Bekal Fort Bekal Beach Kappil Beach

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Located on the wide expanse of the Malabar coastline, Bekal is famous for its forts, backwaters, and beaches.

Distance from Bangalore: 375 km

Best Time: October to March

12 Bekal Attractions

26. Chikballapur, Karnataka

Chikballapur, Karnataka
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Known For : Vivekanand Falls Ranganathaswamy Temple Kaivara

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Located about 57km from Bangalore, Chikballapur is a place close to Nandi Hills, Vivekanand falls and many other small small attractions making it a good one day getaway from Bangalore.

Distance from Bangalore: 75 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

8 Chikballapur Attractions

27. Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh
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Known For : Ahobilam Temple ISKCON Temple, Anantapur Bugga Ramalingeswara Swami Temple

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Anantapur glows with Indian History and those peculiar things that make India one of the greatest countries in the world.

Distance from Bangalore: 213 km

Best Time: November to February

12 Anantapur Attractions

28. Anthargange, Karnataka

Anthargange, Karnataka
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Anthargange at an altitude of 1712 meters from sea level with its rocky boulders, small caves and dense plantation forest are one of the best getaways for trekking, rock climbing and cave exploration enthusiasts.

Distance from Bangalore: 67 km

Best Time: October to March

2 Anthargange Attractions

29. Kudremukh Peak Trek

Kudremukh Peak Trek
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At an altitude of 1894 m above sea level, the Kudremukh Peak is a paradise for trekkers and naturists alike, with its mountainous paths and floral and faunal diversity.

Distance from Bangalore: 331 km

30. Kabini, Karnataka

Kabini, Karnataka
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Known For : Jungle Safari, Kabini Elephant Safari Boating in Kabini

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Once a private hunting are for the British, this famous wildlife destination has a rich variety of flora and fauna making it a gorgeous tourist spot.

Distance from Bangalore: 164 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

8 Kabini Attractions

31. Kalpetta, Kerala

Kalpetta, Kerala
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Known For : Karapuzha Dam Kanthanpara Waterfalls Shopping in Kalpetta

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Kalpetta is a small quaint town with beautiful backdrop of majestic hills lurking in the shadows, lush green surroundings, fresh air and picturesque scenic beauty.

Distance from Bangalore: 284 km

Best Time: October to March

20 Kalpetta Attractions

32. Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh
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Known For : Sri Venkateshwara National Park Srikalahasti Temple Nagalapuram

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Steeped in religion, devotion and architecture, Chittoor is a place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.

Distance from Bangalore: 180 km

Best Time: September to February

11 Chittoor Attractions

33. Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
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Known For : Kamakshi Amman Temple Varadharaja Perumal Temple Devarajaswami Temple

Widely known for its 'Kanchipuram sarees' and also referred to as the 'golden city of thousand temples', Kanchipuram has various temples of religious and cultural importance spread all over the city.

Distance from Bangalore: 281 km

Best Time: October to May

16 Kanchipuram Attractions

34. Kannur, Kerala

Kannur, Kerala
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Known For : Payyambalam Beach Muzhappilangad Beach St Angelo Fort

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Kannur, fondly known as Cannanore, is bundled with plethora of sightseeing options including beaches, historic monuments, ancient temples and mesmerizing picnic spots.

Distance from Bangalore: 310 km

Best Time: October to March

28 Kannur Attractions

35. Dubare, Karnataka

Dubare, Karnataka
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Known For : Dubare Elephant Camp Nisargadhama Adventure Activities

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Famous for its elephant camp, this lush green forest area is famous for its sheer untamed beauty.

Distance from Bangalore: 249 km

Best Time: September to May

6 Dubare Attractions

36. Kasargod, Kerala

Kasargod, Kerala
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Known For : Ranipuram Malom Wildlife Sanctuary Ananthapura Lake temple

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Kasargod is a small town lying on the sea coast displaying a delightful blend of various religions, culture and bounty of nature.

Distance from Bangalore: 348 km

Best Time: September to January

29 Kasargod Attractions

37. Chettinad, Tamil Nadu

Chettinad, Tamil Nadu
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Known For : Chettinad Palace Chettinad Museum Chettinadu Mansion

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Chettinad is often touted as a temple town, but it is one of those holiday getaways where you will be glad you are burning all those calories from all the walking - It has mouth watering cuisines!

Distance from Bangalore: 474 km

Best Time: November to March

11 Chettinad Attractions

38. Dharmasthala, Karnataka

Dharmasthala, Karnataka
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Known For : Dharmasthala Temple Bahubali Statue Netravathi River Barrage

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A famous pilgrim location for the Shaiva, Vaishnava and Jaina communities, Dharmasthala is a perfect place to understand the Indian cultural heritage.

Distance from Bangalore: 298 km

Best Time: October to March

8 Dharmasthala Attractions

39. Aihole, Karnataka

Aihole, Karnataka
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Known For : Durga Temple, Aihole Lad Khan Temple Ravanaphadi Cave Temples

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Well known as the temple complex of Karnataka and home to about 100 temples, this city is a popular tourist destination.

Distance from Bangalore: 456 km

Best Time: October to March

23 Aihole Attractions

40. Badami, Karnataka

Badami, Karnataka
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Known For : Cave Temples Agastya Lake Badami Fort

Located in a valley of rugged red sandstone, surrounding the Agastya Lake, Badami is an archaeological delight owing to its beautifully crafted sandstone cave temples, fortresses and carvings.

Distance from Bangalore: 458 km

Best Time: October to Apr

14 Badami Attractions

41. BR Hills, Karnataka

BR Hills, Karnataka
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Known For : BRT Wildlife Sanctuary Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Adventure Activities

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The Biligiriranga hills, or the BR Hill as they are better known, provide for a picturesque tourist spot with a wonderful floral diversity and a vast variety of fauna as well.

Distance from Bangalore: 170 km

Best Time: April to October

5 BR Hills Attractions

42. Hassan, Karnataka

Hassan, Karnataka
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Known For : Hoysala Temples at Mosale Shettihalli Church Bhagwan Bahubali Statue

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Hassan is located 187kms from Bangalore, lying in the Malnad and Maidan districts of Karnataka and is often referred to as the temple - architecture capital of Karnataka.

Distance from Bangalore: 182 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Hassan Attractions

43. Horanadu, Karnataka

Horanadu, Karnataka
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Known For : Annapoorneshwari Temple Kalaseshwara Temple

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Horanadu is a quaint little village boasting of pristine nature in and around. It is most famous for the Goddess Annapoorneeshwari Temple and its beautiful sights.

Distance from Bangalore: 316 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

2 Horanadu Attractions

44. Chidambram, Tamil Nadu

Chidambram, Tamil Nadu
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Known For : Pichavaram Mangrove Forests Shopping in Chidambaram The Nataraja Temple

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A beautiful temple town in the eastern part of Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram is famous for housing the marvelous Lord Nataraja Temple and a few others which highlight its importance as a special place of pilgrim.

Distance from Bangalore: 400 km

Best Time: October to January

10 Chidambram Attractions

45. Davanagere, Karnataka

Davanagere, Karnataka
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Known For : Kunduvada Kere Bagali Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple

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Steeped in rich past, culture and heritage, Davanagere is a place to witness the beautiful architectural marvels.

Distance from Bangalore: 263 km

Best Time: October to March

11 Davanagere Attractions

46. Karkala, Karnataka

Karkala, Karnataka
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Known For : Chaturmukha Basadi Statue of Bahubali (Gomateshwara) Ramasamudra Lake

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Karkala also serves as an important religious center for Jains and Hindus and has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Distance from Bangalore: 361 km

Best Time: September to March

10 Karkala Attractions

47. Bellikkal, Tamil Nadu

Bellikkal, Tamil Nadu
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Bellikkal is one of those places where you can completely relax, without having to worry about a 'to-do' list for your vacations and yet experience mountains that will steal your breath away.

Distance from Bangalore: 258 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

48. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
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Covering a vast area of over 490 sq.kms, the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is located only 38 km west of the Chikmanglur town in Karnataka. Surrounded by hills of the Western Ghats on all sides, the view of the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary looks like a scene right out of a movie! The serrated mountains loom in the distance as their snow-clad peaks pierce the sky. The heaven touching apex of the mountains acts like a crown to the massive Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

Distance from Bangalore: 290 km

49. Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Dudhsagar Waterfalls
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For a destination which is known for, identified and dotted by countless beaches, Dudhsagar falls are a pleasant exception. Initiating from the mighty peaks of the western Ghats, one of the five highest waterfalls of the country and amongst the highest 100 in the world, the falls are divided into four tiers in the Mondovi river. This waterfall when looked at from a distance, appears like a heavy stream of milk flowing effortlessly with much pressure from top to down the hill, finally splitting into three streams of water, heading steadily to their ultimate destination, into the deep green sea.

Distance from Bangalore: 551 km

50. Yaana

Yaana
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In the Sahyadri Hills of North Karnataka, is located a quant hills station with beauty that casts a spell and hills to appeal to the direst trekkers. Tucked in between one of the richest biodiversity centers of the world, Yana is a small hill station with immense beauty enough to captivate any soul that lays eyes on it. A small village located just 140 km from Hubli; Yana is famous as a center of adventure, wildlife and religion hence proving to be the perfect getaway destination.

Distance from Bangalore: 439 km

51. Belur

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Nestled on the banks of River Yagachi in Hassan District of Karnataka, the town of Belur along with its twin town of Halebid located 16 km away, houses exquisite temples reflecting the exemplary artistic taste and technique of temple builders of the yore. This small town was the capital of the mighty Hoysala empire and their engineering genius can still be witnessed in the temples that stand here today. Some of the important shrines that are housed here include Chennakesava Temple and Kappe Chennigaray, both of which are exemplary Dravidian peices of architecture.

Distance from Bangalore: 220 km

52. Chilkur Balaji Temple

Chilkur Balaji Temple
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Located about 30 kilometres away from Hyderabad, the famous Chilkur Balaji Temple is located in the small picturesque village of Chilkur and is a favourite pilgrim spot. The temple is situated on the banks of the Osman Sagar Lake, near the Vikarabad Road. The presiding deity at the Chilkur Balaji temple is Lord Balaji Venkateswara, along with Sridevi and Bhoodevi accompanying him. The temple houses the Visa Balaji or the Visa God, otherwise famous as a shining ray of hope and faith for US-Visa aspirants. It is believed that a visit to the temple, can grant the aspirants, a US Visa. The belief finds its roots in an incident when a few students who had their Visa applications rejected, came and prayed here only to have their applications accepted. The steps to pray for a visa here include a usual prayer and three rounds of pradakshina around the temple, followed by 108 rounds after getting the Visa.

Distance from Bangalore: 566 km

53. Kalady

Kalady
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In God's own land, the birthplace of one of the greatest Indian philosopher lies. Kalady is a famous pilgrim centre which became infamous as Adi Sankaracharya's birthplace. Located near Cochin in Kerala, Kalady is dedicated to Sankaracharya and his memory. Kalady is a place that celebrates knowledge and culture. It gives utmost importance to its history and has established itself as one of the most important destinations for pilgrims. There are two major shrines located in Kalady, dedicated to the memory of Adi Sankaracharya.

Distance from Bangalore: 517 km

54. Silver Cascade Falls

Silver Cascade Falls
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The perfect stop over in-between a long journey, these silver cascade falls demand your attention while you travel from Kodaikanal till Madurai. The Silver Cascade Falls formed as a result of the over flowing of the famous man-made Kodai Lake, are the perfect way to have a break while on a long road trip. One can also take a swim in the waters of the waterfall provided the temperature is right.

Distance from Bangalore: 459 km

55. Kalasa

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Kalasa, also known as the temple town is located in Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka. The beautiful city lies on the banks of the Bhadra River. The reasons behind the birth of the place are both mythological and etymological. It is surrounded by a rainforest and is a perfect place for a nature getaway. Being largely an agricultural economy this place depends on the River Bhadra to fulfill its water needs. It plays fair with its name as Kalasa's soil is blessed with great fertility which produces the best coffee and other herbs. Also, Kalasa is renowned for a shrine of Goddess Bhagavathi and a Varaha within a cave.

Distance from Bangalore: 330 km

56. Agumbe, Shimoga

Agumbe, Shimoga
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Located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, Agumbe is a tiny village often referred to as the "Cherrapunji of South India". This biodiversity-rich region highest rainfall in south India and the second highest annual rainfall in India. Visiting Agumbe is an enriching experience as this hill station and picturesque beauty coupled with trekking trails and gushing rainfalls. It is one of the last surviving lowland rainforests. This beautiful place served as the setting for India's very famous fictional town Malgudi in the TV serial Malgudi Days. Agumbe is famously known for the breathtaking sunsets over the Arabian Sea that can be witnessed from this region.

Distance from Bangalore: 347 km

Excited yet? You should be. Pack your bags and plan that trip today for some much needed adventure.

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