It is easy to plan a short road trip from Bangalore due to its excellent location and geography. There are many places to visit in Bangalore. The silicon valley of India offers many options for satisfying different recreational needs.
A road trip can be taken with the family to grandma’s, with your closest friends, or with your significant other. It can also be a fun adventure with your best friend, or it can be a romantic getaway through jaw-dropping scenery with your significant others.
The best road trips offer you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the ride. This list includes a few road trips from Bangalore you can do over the long weekend.
These are the Best Places to Visit in Bangalore This Weekend
1. Chunchi Falls
Thirty second rundown: Chunchi Falls, located in Kanakapura (Karnataka), is approximately 89 km from Bangalore. Although you will need to climb or crawl a little to reach the falls, the view of water cascading down into the cascades is breathtaking and sure to make you envious.
Visits around Chunchi Falls: Chinin Falls and Galibore Fishing Camp.
2. Avalabetta Fort
Thirty second rundown: Avalabetta Fort can be found in the Chikkaballapur District in Karnataka. If you love to explore dangerous areas, this could well be your next destination. Avalabetta Fort is a great place to hike for adventurers and explorers. For those who are interested in mythology, the temple is located on the top of the hill. The priest can help you understand the significance of this area. 3. Makalidurga
A thirty-second rundown of Makalidurga is an extraordinary destination for thrill-seekers. It gives trekking a new meaning. You will be delighted by the unique combination of hills, pathless trails and ruins fortresses as well as wildlife. Makalidurga is best explored in the cooler months of September and February. A useful tip is to bring enough water and food for the trek.
Other treks around Makalidurga – Anthargange Trek, Kaivara Trek
An Ola Outstation can be booked from any location in Bangalore. It will arrive at your home within one hour.
4. Nandi Hills
A quick summary: Nandi Hills is Bangalore’s favorite weekend getaway within 200km. Nandi Hills is the ideal getaway for avid photographers who are inspired by mother nature’s beautiful perspectives.
Places to visit in Nandi Hills: Nandi Temple, Tippu’s Drop, Yoga Nandeeshwara Swamy Temple
Round-trip Fare for 12 Hours: Rs1575 and Up
Thirty second rundown: Masinagudi is the perfect place to find comfort and adventure. Visit Masinagudi’s Ooty, Gopalaswami Beta, and Nilgiri tea plantations
6. Dubare Forest
Thirty second rundown: Dubare Forest, a sanctuary for elephants on the banks river Kaveri in Kodagu’s district is a great getaway from Bangalore. You can enjoy trekking, elephant rides and stream rafting at Dubare Forest. These activities can be facilitated by wilderness resorts and hotels.
A brief summary: With mountains surrounded by mist and clouds at arms length, Sakleshpur’s main focus is on friendly locals, grazing cattles and paddy fields. This place is perfect for bird watchers, hikers, and nature lovers who love the outdoors. Ola’s customer service team is available to assist you with any problem while on the road.
Thirty second rundown: Kannur, aka ‘The Land of Loom and Lores, is a great spot for weekend getaways around Bangalore. Kannur, located mid-way along the Mangalore-Calicut route is known for its beautiful climate and stunning beauty.
The beaches of Kannur, with the Lakshadweep Sea to the west and the Western Ghats to the east, are incredibly beautiful. What could be better for a long weekend than feeling the wind in your face, close to your ears, and the sand between your feet, as well as watching the tiny creatures that live in the sand?
9. Antara Gange
Thirty second rundown: Antara Gange offers a variety of activities, including camping, bonfires, rock climbing, rappelling, and abseiling.
Places to Visit in Antara Gange: Antharagange Caves and Kotilingeshwara Temple.
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Thirty seconds rundown: Do you remember the grisly dacoit Gabbar in the Bollywood blockbuster Sholay Ramanagara was the location that Gabbar used as his hideout in the movie. Ramanagara, which is comprised of seven slopes, is a paradise for rock climbers and a great weekend getaway from Bangalore, within 200 km. Ramanagara’s territory is home to some of the oldest granite outcrops in the world. Ramanagara is a great place to visit if you are a lover of nature. It’s only a short drive from the city.
Thirty second rundown: Located between Shivanasamudra Falls, Mekedatu and Kaveri on the banks, Bheemeshwari offers serenity, just 100km from Bangalore.
Staying at the Bheemeshwari Nature Camp is a great option if you are planning a trip. You can enjoy wonderful nature experiences like jungle camps, rope walking and kayaking, as well as a variety of other activities. Between August and February, is the best time to visit Bheemeshwari.
Thirty second rundown: Srirangapatna was the last abode of Tipu Sultan, his father Hyder Ali and one of south India’s most revered rulers. The town of Srirangapatna is enclosed by the river Kaveri. It was once the capital of Mysore. To fully experience the delights of Srirangapatna, you should be available for at least six to eight hours.
Places you can visit in Srirangapatna: Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tipu’s Death Place, Lal Mahal Palace, Gumbaz, Dariya Daulat Bagh
You can also pay your ride with Ola Station at the end of your trip. Ola Money is a great alternative to carrying cash around.
Thirty seconds rundown: Mysore, South India’s most popular tourist destination, is well-known for its glittering imperial legacy, and the Mysore Palace, which is listed in the World Heritage List.
Places to Visit in Mysore:Mysore Palace and Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore Zoo, Railway Museum and Regional Museum of Natural History
While you’re there, don’t forget to try authentic Mysore Pak. Use Ola‘s in-cab Wi Fi to find the best Mysore Pak spot.
14. Shivanasamudra waterfalls
A thirty-second rundown: One of the most visited places in Bangalore, Shivanasamudra falls are within 200 km of some of the most beautiful tourist spots. The island of Shivanasamudra divides river Kaveri into two parts that form two waterfalls–Gaganachukki and Bharachukki.
Places around Shivanasamudra – Somnathpur and Mysore, Talakadu
15. Horsley Hills
Thirty second rundown:Horsley hills is a charming hamlet which makes for a great weekend getaway from Bangalore. Horsley Hills is a beautiful drive with lush vegetation on both sides. Nature lovers will love the lush green hills surrounding Bangalore.
Places near Horsley Hills: Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary and Environment Park, Mallama Temple. Galiband, View Point, and the Gangotri Lake
Thirty second rundown: Kanipakam, one of the most visited pilgrimage sites around Bangalore, is Kanipakam. Kanipakam, a small village in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district is known for its Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple (Kanipakam Temple). This is a great place to spend a weekend near Bangalore. It is rare to find a temple with a self-manipulated idol of Lord Ganesha, which continues to grow in size.
Places to visit in Kanipakam: Varasiddhi Vinayak Temple, Manikanta Swamy Temple, Kaigal Falls, Sripuram
Thirty second rundown: Lepakshi, a small village in Andhra Pradesh is one of the most famous heritage sites around Bangalore. Lepakshi was founded in 16th century and is home to some the most beautiful temple architecture and paintings from the Vijaynagar era. It also houses the monolithic Nandi statue.
Lepakshi Nandi’s top tourist attractions: The temples of Papanatheswara and Raghunatha as well as Srirama, Veerabhadra, Veerabhadra, Durga and Srirama.
Thirty second rundown: Shravanabelagola, Karnataka, is probably the most well-known Jain pilgrimage site near Bangalore. This temple is located on the Vindhyagiri Hill, at an elevation of 3,347 feet. Its main attraction is Lord Bahubali’s statue. It is said to be the highest statue made from a single block granite. It measures 58 feet.
Places to Visit in Shravanabelagola – Gomateshwar temple, Chamudaraya Basadi and Halebelagola
Thirty seconds rundown: Yelagiri, a group of 14 hamlets located between four mountains, is one of the most visited hill stations near Bangalore. These hills are surrounded by rose gardens, orchards and green valleys. Trekkers love this area.
Places you can visit in Yelagiri are: Puganoor Lake and Nature Park, Jalagamparai Fall, Velavan Temple 20, and Velavan Temple 20. Brindavan Gardens
A thirty-second rundown: Brindavan Gardens, a man-made tourist attraction built in 1932, is one of the most beautiful places around Bangalore. Sir Mirza Ismail, Diwan from Mysore designed the garden, which is based on Shalimar Gardens in Kashmir, built in the Mughal style. The Brindavan Gardens cover 150 acres and are one of the most beautiful gardens in India.
Places to visit near Brindavan Gardens: Sriranganath Swamy Temple, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna Fort
21. Bannerghatta National Park
A thirty-second overview: Bannerghatta National Park offers a wonderful experience for nature lovers. This park, which covers more than 100 km2, is home to a wide range of fauna and flora. It is a popular place for day trips near Bangalore. This place is unique because it houses a number of establishments within its boundaries. It is home to the country’s first butterfly park, an aquarium and zoo as well as historical monuments.
Places to Visit in Bannerghatta National Park – Butterfly Park. Elephant sanctuary. Uddigebande Rock. Jungle safari.
Thirty second rundown: Somnathpur’s beautiful Prasannachennakesava Temple is well-known. This temple, one of three outstanding Hoysala architectures that has been nominated to UNESCO World Heritage Site status, is a fine example of Hoysala architecture. This heritage site is a popular one to visit in Bangalore. This temple is well-known for its intricate carvings and metal-like polishing.
Places to Visit in Somnathpur: Talakadu and Shivanasamudra Falls
23. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Thirty second rundown: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary consists of six islands on the banks of River Kaveri. It is considered one of the most fascinating places in Bangalore by wildlife enthusiasts. This sanctuary is a refuge for many migratory birds and it is home to many native species, including cormorants and darters, white and spoon-billed storks and egrets. It also houses a variety of birds such as kingfishers, herons and terns.
Places to visit near Rangathittu: Daria Daulat Bagh, Gumbaz, Sri Ranganathaswamy, Balmuri & Edumuri waterfalls.
Thirty second rundown: Biligirirangan, a high-altitude hill station close to Mysore, is Biligirirangan. It is a popular tourist spot within 200 kilometers of Bangalore. This is because it has something for everyone. It is the main wildlife corridor connecting Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats. The 500-year-old Biligiri Rangeaswamy Temple makes it a popular spot for trekking and safari.
Places to visit in Biligirirangan: Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple, BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, Dodda Sampige
Thirty seconds rundown:Sangama and Mekedatu, two of the most sought-after weekend getaways in Bangalore, are just four kilometers from each other. Sangam is where the Arakavathi flows into the Kaveri. Mekedatu is where Kaveri flows through narrow, deep gorges, making it a beautiful sight. This area is well-known for its scenic beauty, geographic significance, and historical importance.
Places to Visit Near Mekedatu & Sangama: Muthathi and Bheemeshwari, Chunchi Falls fishing camp, Chunchi Falls
26. Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta
Thirty second rundown:Bilikal Rangeaswamy Beta is a popular destination for those who live in Bangalore. It is actually one of the most visited tourist spots in Bangalore. It is located at an elevation of 3780 feet and offers a moderately challenging trekking trail that starts at Konala Doddi (6 km from Bilikal Beta). The hill is named after Bilikal Rangaswamy, a temple dedicated to Bilikal Rangaswamy.
Places to visit near Bilikal Rangaswamy Bettta: Mekedatu, Chunchi falls
Ola allows you to book a OlaOutstation taxi well in advance if you have already made a decision to visit these locations around Bangalore. You can pack your clothes, hiking shoes, and food and head out on the road with Ola Outstation. Road trips are better enjoyed in chauffeur-driven, well-maintained, comfortable cars.
Enjoy your road trip!