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 55 Places to Visit near Bangalore Within 500 kms

1. Goa

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597 kms from Bangalore

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.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 5,154

2. Alleppey, Kerala

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604 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Houseboats Alappuzha Beach Backwaters in Alleppey

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.

Best Time: June to March

View packages starting from ₹ 7,500

3. Coorg, Karnataka

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270 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Abbey Falls Talacauvery Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

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.

Best Time: October to March

4. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

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291 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Law's Falls Sim's Park Lamb's Rock

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.

Best Time: October to March

5. Madurai, Tamil Nadu

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438 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Meenakshi Temple Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal Vaigai Dam

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.

Best Time: October to March

6. Munnar, Kerala

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467 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Atukkad Waterfalls Echo Point, Munnar Pothamedu View Point

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.

Best Time: September to May

View packages starting from ₹ 4,498

7. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

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468 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodai Lake Bear Shola Falls

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.

Best Time: September to May

8. Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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344 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Marina Beach Breezy Beach MGR Film City

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.

Best Time: October to March

9. Hampi, Karnataka

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342 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Vithala Temple Lotus Palace

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

Best Time: October to March

10. Kovalam, Kerala

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728 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Water Sports in Kovalam Lighthouse Beach Hawah Beach

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.

Best Time: September to March

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11. Jog Falls, Karnataka

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402 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Jog Falls Water Sports in Jog Falls

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.

Best Time: July to December

12. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

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355 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Kovai Kondattam Marudhamalai Hill Temple Perur Pateeswarar Temple

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.

Best Time: September to March

13. Bandipur National Park, Karnataka

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223 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Gopalaswamy Betta

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

Best Time: October to May

14. Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu

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125 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Hogenakkal Falls Mettur Dam Melagiri Hills

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.

Best Time: October to March

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15. Honnemaradu, Karnataka

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399 kms from Bangalore

Known For : The Honnemardu 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.

Best Time: October to December, March to Apr

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16. Chikmagalur, Karnataka

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245 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Mullayanagiri Kudremukh National Park Baba Budangiri

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

Best Time: Throughout the year

17. Kumara Parvatha Trek

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258 kms from Bangalore

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.

18. Halebid, Karnataka

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210 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Belur Hoysaleswara Temple Yagachi Dam

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.

Best Time: October to March

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19. Kemmanagundi, Karnataka

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261 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Hebbe Falls Mullayanagiri Z Point

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

Best Time: September to May

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20. Auroville, Pondicherry

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303 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Matrimandir Yoga and Meditation Youth Centre

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.

Best Time: November to March

21. Bekal, Kerala

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375 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Bekal Fort Bekal Beach Kappil Beach

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

Best Time: October to March

22. Bheemeshwari, Karnataka

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102 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Cauvery Fishing Camp Doddamakkali Nature Camp Boat Rides in Bheemeshwari

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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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23. Chikballapur, Karnataka

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75 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Vivekanand Falls The Ranganatha Swamy temple Kaivara

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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

24. Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

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213 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Ahobilam Temple ISKCON Temple, Anantapur Veera Bhadra Temple

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

Best Time: November to February

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25. Anthargange, Karnataka

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67 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Cave Exploration Trekking in Anthargange

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.

Best Time: October to March

26. Kudremukh Peak Trek

4.3 /5

332 kms from Bangalore

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.

27. Kabini, Karnataka

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169 kms from Bangalore

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

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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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28. Kalpetta, Kerala

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291 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Karapuzha Dam Kanthanpara Waterfalls Shopping in Kalpetta

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.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 6,500

29. Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

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180 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Horsley Hills Kailasakonda Waterfalls Kanipakam Vinayaka temple

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

Best Time: September to February

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30. Devbagh, Karnataka

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529 kms from Bangalore

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.

Best Time: October to Apr

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31. Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

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280 kms from Bangalore

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.

Best Time: October to May

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32. Dandeli, Karnataka

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464 kms from Bangalore

Known For : River Rafting in Dandeli Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary Kavala Caves

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.

Best Time: October to May

33. Kannur, Kerala

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310 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Payyambalam Beach Muzhappilangad Beach St Angelo Fort

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

Best Time: October to March

34. Dubare, Karnataka

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255 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Nisargadhama Dubare Elephant Camp Activities

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

Best Time: September to May

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35. Kasargod, Kerala

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354 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Ranipuram Malom Wildlife Sanctuary Ananthapura Lake temple

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

Best Time: September to January

36. Chettinad, Tamil Nadu

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469 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Chettinad Palace Chettinad Museum Vairavanpatti

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!

Best Time: November to March

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37. Dharmasthala, Karnataka

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298 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Bahubali Statue Netravathi River Barrage Dharmasthala Temple

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

Best Time: October to March

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38. Aihole, Karnataka

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446 kms from Bangalore

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

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

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 4,100

39. Badami, Karnataka

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448 kms from Bangalore

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.

Best Time: October to Apr

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40. BR Hills, Karnataka

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170 kms from Bangalore

Known For : BRT Wildlife Sanctuary Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Activities

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.

Best Time: April to October

41. Hassan, Karnataka

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182 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Hoysala Temples at Mosale Shettihalli Church Gorur Dam

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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

42. Horanadu, Karnataka

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318 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Annapoorneeshwari Temple Kalaseeshwara Temple

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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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43. Chidambram, Tamil Nadu

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384 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Pichavaram Mangrove Forests Shopping in Chidambaram The Nataraja Temple

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.

Best Time: October to January

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44. Davanagere, Karnataka

3.3 /5 View 15+ photos

265 kms from Bangalore

Known For : Kunduvada Kere Bagali Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple

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

Best Time: October to March

45. Karkala, Karnataka

3.1 /5 View 37+ photos

363 kms from Bangalore

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

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

Best Time: September to March

View hotels starting from ₹ 1,440

46. Bellikkal, Tamil Nadu

3.8 /5

264 kms from Bangalore

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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

47. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

3.7 /5 View 5+ photos

280 kms from Bangalore

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.

48. Mullayanagiri

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266 kms from Bangalore

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. 

49. Dudhsagar Waterfalls

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551 kms from Bangalore

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.

50. Yaana

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442 kms from Bangalore

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.

51. Belur

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222 kms from Bangalore

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.

52. Chilkur Balaji Temple

4.2 /5

566 kms from Bangalore

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.

53. Kalady

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508 kms from Bangalore

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.

54. Silver Cascade Falls

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461 kms from Bangalore

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.

55. Kalasa

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332 kms from Bangalore

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. 

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

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