Bangalore is a place blessed with mesmerizing natural beauty. Nature enthusiasts and adventure junkies cam plan their vacation in this beautiful place. Bangalore is occupied by some of the most magnificent places. From forts, natural rock formations, hills, lakes to waterfalls there’s almost everything here. The people living in this place are the luckiest one. So here are the best of some best places to visit around Bangalore.

1.       Nandi Hills

Nandi hills is a hill station situated in Karnataka , 60 km from Bangalore at an elevation of 1,478 metres. The hill offers a perfect environment to people to cool off. Enjoy fresh and cool air and feast your eyes on the breathtaking scenery. The place is well known for its rich cultural history ; it is believed to have been Tipu sultan’s favourite place to visit in summer.  Tipu’s Drop, Tipu Sultan’s fort, Brahmashram, Muddenahalli are the places to visit in Nandi Hills. You can try Paragliding, cycle around the steep roads and a relaxing walk here and explore the hills on your own. Perfect for adventure enthusiasts , Nandi Hills is a treat to explore.

Between September to February you can visit this place

2.       Ramangara

One of the most recommended places around Bangalore for adventure. You can fill your holidays with the fun and thrill of trekking and rock climbing here. Ramagara is a small town in Karnataka with plenty of wonderful opportunities for people to relax their mind and body. The Bollywood classic, Sholay was shot here. If you are planning for a short trip with your family, Ramagara in Bangalore is the perfect place.

Mekedatu , Chunchi Falls. Savandurga , Ramadevara Betta Hills are the places to visit in Ramangara. You can go bird watching, and enjoy trekking at Ramangara Hills.

3.       Sakleshpur

Sakleshpur is a small town situated in Karnataka. The place is surrounded by a surprising number of coffee plants, tea and spices. Sakleshpur has a plenty of beautiful places to see and it is easily connected with major cities like Bangalore and Mangalore. The hill treats you with its best views of natural beauty. Saleshwara temple which is about 600 years old sits on the river Hemavathis banks is a piece of fine craftsmanship that takes your breath away. You can also see Pushpagiri, Dodda Betta and Kumara Parvatha Hills far away.

There are a lot of things to do in Sakleshpur, this place is a heaven for trekking enthusiasts. So take your family and come to Sakleshpur and don’t miss out the fun.

4.       Chikamangalur

One of the famous spots for trekkers , nature lovers, thrill seekers and explorers. It is at a height of 3,400 ft. covered with natural beauty , eye-catching tea and coffee plantations. This attracts many tourists to the unique experience of walking through coffee plantations. Temples such as Sharadamba temple, Vidyashankara temple, kondanda Ramaswamy temple, and Amruteshwar Temple add grace to this place and bring in devotees from different parts of the world. Chikamangalur is not just a place for temples and sightseeing but also for adventure activities. You can also experience beautiful waterfalls namely, Jhari waterfalls, Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls, Shankar Falls, and Kadambi Falls. It is a viw that you will remember all through your life and this is the right place to spend your weekends.

5.       Kabini

Kabini is one of the exciting places in Karnataka. You must visit this place once in your lifetime, if you are an adventure enthusiast or a nature lover. The camping options, perfect weather, and more makes this place favourite for tourists. Kabini is connected with major cities like Bangalore, Mysore and Coimbatore. Kabini wildlife sanctuary is one of the interesting factors, once it was a hunting area for the British , and the sanctuary has rich flora and fauna and waterfalls that cascade dramatically. You can visit Kabana dam, and enjoy a boat ride in the kabana river elephant safari in the forest.

Kabini welcomes tourists from all across the globe who want to enjoy serenity, beauty, adventure.

6.       Savandurga Hills

Savandurga hills are located near the Amaravati River, one of the major tourist attractions of Karnataka. The hill is considered amongst the largest single rock formations in Asia. As it has the largest rock in the country, rock climbing activity in Savandurga is dangerous. From the top of the hill you can experience the panoramic view of the scenic beauty. Thippagondanahalli reservoir , Manchinbele dam, Narsimha temple are the places to visit here. You can enjoy the rock climbing around the hills, and trek on the Savandurga Hills.

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