Inside Bangalore one can found a number of places to visit. And if you are a good explorer, then dare to miss the great places located around the city Bangalore. A famous city of nation India commonly known as “Garden City of India “is Bangalore .Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka. It would not take your much time and money. But if you don’t visit those places, you are going to miss a lot.
These include various Pilgrim, hill station, Rivers, Dam, Ravine, Temples, Water fall, Bird Sanctuary, Historical, Archeological, wild life, Landscape and many more places. Exploring these places is worthwhile.
Bannerghatta National Park
One of the famous visiting areas is Bannerghatta National Park. It will take just one and a half hour to reach there. It is located 22 km from Bangalore. The main attractions of this place are the Zoological reserve, Museum of the zoo, Butterfly Park and a Biological reserve.
Omthara Kala Kuteera
A temple of Peace and Devotion on earth, just equivalent to heaven is Omthara Kala Kuteera. Few distances apart from Bangalore it lies. It is the great lasting reminder. It’s a perfect place closely abbreviating the natural beauty. One kind finds the mental peace and sole enhancement over here. So if you are fed up of your busy and stressful life. You must visit this place.
Kanva Reservoir Lake
Damming over Kanva river, gave rise a beautiful artificial lake known as Kanva Reservoir. This place is full of immense beauty. It is located 69 km from Bangalore. Its famous attraction is Bird life over here. Circumscribed by hills loaded with tree add beauty to this place. You can also go through the Purushotthama Thirtha Gavi. The place has a cave temple with a statue of lord Hanuman inside. It is 3km away from Kanva Reservoir. Famous place as a holy person performed the act of self punishment over here. Asia’s largest pyramid lies in the Pyramid Valley. This is the great primes for the meditation. It is pyramidal in shape. Maitreya Buddha Pyramid is also located in the pyramid valley.
Muthyala maduvu is also known as pearl valley. It is so named because of the waterfall in it. The falling water of the waterfall looks like pearl drop. It’s a picnic spot just 40km from Bangalore in Anekal town. It’s a wonderful place of enjoyment anytime. Thottikallu falls, commonly known as TK fall is also a visiting place 25 km from Bangalore.
One can also visit T G Halli Damor Thippagondanahalli Reservoir or Chamarajsagar. It is around 35 km from Bangalore in west. Confluence of two river Arkavathy River and Kumudavathi River give origin to this dam. Also form the basic source of drinking water for Bangalore. It is one of the most famous recreational places to be known. Serve an adventures point for tracking also.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Those who prefer adventure in their life, there are places around Bangalore to explore. Some of the famous trekking spots are hiking in Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctury, the railway tracks for Yedakumari between Sakaleshapura and Subrahmanya also offers a good trekking place, Bandipur National Park and Thadiyandamol in Coorg.
This fort is believed to be built by Kempegowda (founder of Bangalore). This is a classic example of an 8 tiered fort, with major part of the fortification still intact. Yes its surprising .There are two fortified hillocks around this village. It has a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Nandi. Puja to deities is performed only on Mondays and Fridays. Despite being so close to Bangalore, very few people are aware about this place.
120 kms from Bangalore, the major attraction here is the temple and mutt. This place is considered one among the Pilgrimage sites of Karnataka. Very well maintained temple and good facilities for the lodging is available here.There is a provision for rock climbing with the help of chain and pegs at certain places.We heard that this place also has a peacock sanctuary. We tried looking around for it, inquired a few locals but in vain. On walking around for a long time in search of peacocks if any, we were lucky enough to get a glimpse of a colorful peacock. It was a pleasure to the eye. We also read that the forest department ran jeep safaris and made provision for trekking inside the sanctuary . This probably was a long time ago since we did not see any such facilities.
Hesaraghatta which is 25 kms from Bangalore is famous for its very old lake that is artificially made, a horticulture farm and a dairy and is heaven for Boating & windsurfing enthusiasts. Nrityagrama, the famous academy for young dancers is located in this town where traditional dance forms are taught.
Ramanagaram is located 50 km away from Bangalore on the Bangalore-Mysore highway. The famous Hindi movie ‘Sholay’ was shot on the rocky terrains of Ramanagaram. The town is also known for rock climbing, stone and granite quarries, historic temples. A permit from Forest department is required for climbing here. Ramanagaram also has one of the biggest silk markets in India and is also called as the Silktown. Many threatened species of bird like the Yellow-throated Bulbul and Long-billed vultures are found in the forest around the hills here.
Sprawling across 15 acres, Janapada Loka or “folk-culture world” is a world of simplicity and art.Janapada Loka, a subsidiary of the Karnataka Janapada Parishath, is dedicated to preserve and promote folk art and culture. The complex has an art gallery, an open-air theatre, a studio and a museum. Janapada Loka is located near Ramanagaram and is 53 kms away from Bangalore.
A place near Bangalore that is loved by both nature lovers and adrenaline junkies. Bheemeshwari is close to 105 kms from Bangalore and is a beautiful place to go for trekking, rafting or just to laze around. The cauvery river is worth watching here as it swells to become a giant water body especially during monsoons. You can plan for river rafting as well which is insane fun on the rapid flow of water. The place in itself is beautiful so you can have a small trek and just admire the beauty and let go of your worries. You can ride to the place on your bike which adds charm to the overall journey.
Located quite near Bheemeshwari and around 95 kilometers from Bangalore, Galibore is a lovely place to camp. The entire locale it seems has been customized by nature just for enthusiastic campers! Wilderness all around, huge trees like Terminalia Arjuna adding to the ‘wilderness effect’, the rushing river right in front of and undulating hills on either sides are at par with perfection, making your adventure vacation one that will be truly memorable. Wildlife enthusiasts can eat their heart out as wild elephants come to the banks often to quench their thirst and play around. You may also spot crocodiles, turtles and birds of different varieties.
This place is situated around 6 kilometers beyond Bheemeshwari. What makes Doddamakali stand out is the fact that it is so naturally beautiful, it seems as though time has forgot to touch this place. Since it is at a remote location, you will enjoy solitude here like nowhere else. At this place, the River Kaveri collects into a large pool and the water is almost devoid of currents due to the stillness. This makes it perfectly ideal for water-sports. There are around 6 tents here and the staff is very co-operative when it comes to making you feel comfortable.
A little away from the city is Ramohalli 28 kms, a picturesque picnic spot, that boasts of a 400-year old sprawling banyan tree, spread over 4 acres. The region around Bangalore is dotted with gigantic rock formations, the two notable ones being Shivaganga (4599 ft. high) and Savandurga. The latter used to be a fortress and the hideout of Kempe Gowda.
Nrityagram is a village of dancing features and Taj Kuteeram, a place of comfort and great hospitality. It’s a place nearby Bangalore for full enjoyment and blast. Your family picnic to this place will surely going to be a lifelong memorable experience.
Many more names are still left in this big list. One can find the destination of choice around Bangalore city. If you are planning for your vacation, then we suggest you the city Bangalore. And if you are going to Bangalore then don’t miss these beautiful, adorable and adventures places.