Muddenahalli is a village which is situated at a distance of 7 km from Chikballapur. It is located in the Chikballapur district in the state of Karnataka. The village also comprises of a memorial which is dedicated to M. Visvesvarayya on the land owned by the family at Muddenahalli with Nandi Hills in the backdrop. It is a very famous museum of the region and showcases a collection of writings, paintings, and photographs of M. Visvesvarayya. The renovation of the museum took place on 15th September 2010 on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary.
If you thought that trekking is an activity only to be done in the morning, you are certainly wrong. Skandagiri, a hilltown near Bangalore, gives you the opportunity 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.
Known For : Vivekanand Falls The Ranganatha Swamy temple Kaivara
Chikballapura town is located in the Chikballapura district, about 57km from Bangalore, Karnataka. It is an important port link in North Bangalore area and an educational hub. Nandi Hills, Bhoga Nandeehwara, Vivekananda Waterfalls and Yoga Nandesshwara temples are some of the famous places here providing opportunities of sight-seeing, rock climbing and exploring natural as well as man-made attractions.
Best Time: Throughout the year
Known For : Cauvery Fishing Camp Doddamakkali Nature Camp Boat Rides in Bheemeshwari
Bheemeshwari, a small town in Karnataka's Mandya district, is popular as a paradise for fishing enthusiasts as it is home to the Mahseer fishes - one of the finest game fish in the world. The tranquil site is the perfect getaway for a short trip from Bangalore, one that is close to nature. Due to its proximity with the Cauvery River and its extensive forest cover with a variety of flora and fauna, Bheemeshwari is visited by adventure enthusiasts for boating, adventure camps, trekking up the hills and bird watching.
Best Time: Throughout the year
Known For : Temple of Dedication Amphitheatre Dance Gurukuls
Nrityagram is a dance village is located near Hesarghatta in Bangalore rural district. It lies at a distance of only 35 kilometres away from Bangalore. The village was conceptualized by the well known Odissi dancer Protima Bedi. In Protima Gauri's own words, "it is a community of dancers in a forsaken place amidst nature. A place where nothing exists, except dance. A place where you breathe, eat, sleep, dream, talk, imagine - dance. A place where all the five senses can be refined to perfection.
Best Time: February to Apr, October to December
Known For : Bangalore Palace Cubbon Park MG Road, Bangalore
Having evolved gradually from being the Garden City to the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru is the third largest and one of the most livable cities in India. Bangalore is loved for its pleasant weather, beautiful parks and lakes all around the town. When in Bangalore, one can choose to take a long, stroll through the greenery of Cubbon Park, shop in many modern malls or street side markets or hop into one of the several acclaimed craft breweries in the city for a cold and refreshing drink.
Best Time: Throughout the year
Devarayanadurga which translates to “the fort of God” is a tranquil hill station located near Tumkur district in the state of Karnataka. Situated at an elevation of 4000 ft, Devarayanadurga is a perfect weekend getaway to live among the lush green trees and explore the hilly terrain. This place is replete with not only picturesque beauty but also has a rich historical, cultural and religious significance. There are a number of beautifully crafted temples which will provide you with inner peace and leave you awestruck.
Known For : Cave Exploration Trekking in Anthargange
Anthargange 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. The name Anthargange refers to the perpetual spring that flows through the rocks from the middle of the mountains.
Best Time: October to March
Manchanabele Dam is built on the water of the tranquil Arkavati River. Located in the state of Karnataka, this place is visited by a lot of people because it is ideal to get away from the pell-mell of the city and enjoy some serenity in the lap of nature. Manchanabele Dam is replete with cool and clear water. This dam is also surrounded by lush green trees in small hills that make the place look even more mesmerizing. The panoramic views of the sky and the earth can be best observed during sunrise or sunset.
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. Most trekkers choose Billigudda due to its gentler slopes. Arkavathi River flows nearby and moves towards Manchanabele Dam. Savandurga hills make for a tranquil and picturesque trek and overlook a beautiful lotus pond.
Best Time: November to May
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 a number of 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.
A quaint place near Bangalore, Muthyala Maduvu is a perfect weekend getaway to rejuvenate yourself and spend some quality time in the lap of nature. The picturesque beauty, dense forests, enchanting waterfalls, diverse flora and fauna will make you fall in love with this place. The liveliness of this place is very welcoming and the mysterious forest will beckon you to explore its mysteries adding thrill and excitement. A perfect balance of history and beauty makes this place a traveller’s paradise.
Known For : Ramnagara Hills Ramdevara Temple Ramadevarabetta hills
Set amidst the challenging rocky hillocks and lush green surroundings, Ramnagaram is a popular weekend getaway for Bengaluru folks. Ramnagar4413 with its lush green surroundings and popular tall granite hills is a famous tourist spot. Ramanagaram is also known as the Silk Town and Silk City as it is a very important place for the production of silk. The silk produced here forms the input for the famous Mysore Silk.
Best Time: November to February
Located near the southwestern border between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Horsley Hills refers to a hill station that is the perfect amalgam of the charms of Andhra Pradesh and the beauty of the hills. It is thus often called, the Ooty of Andhra. This natural marvel is situated at an astonishing height of 4312 metres and is well-known for its breathtaking landscapes. Home to the largest Banyan tree and the oldest Eucalyptus Tree, it is lined with dense forest areas with 113 species of birds.
Known For : Gomateshwara Statue Bhandaribasadi Temple Vindhyagiri Temple
Sravanbelagola is an important Jain pilgrimage centre with a 57 m tall monolithic sculpture of Lord Gomateswara called Bahubali statue as its prime attraction. Located 144 km from Bengaluru in Hassan District of Karnataka, the collection of Jain Temples in Sravanbelagola attracts a number of pilgrims every year.
Best Time: October to Apr
Known For : Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Gumbaz Balmuri Falls
Srirangapatna is an egg-shaped island town amidst the Cauvery river in Mandya district of Karnataka. Situated at a distance of 18 kms from Mysore, the town is an architectural masterpiece of Hoysala and Vijayanagar styles. One of the most important Vaishnavite centres of pilgrimage- the Ranganathaswamy temple, is the major attraction of the town which draws thousands of tourists. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the largest of its kind.
Best Time: July to March