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10 Places to Visit In and Around Bangalore


Bangalore is currently the major IT hub of India. Apart from this, Bangalore is also known for many reputed colleges for a number of fields. Hence, there are a number of people who come to Bangalore to pursue studies or career. In many cases, people think that Bangalore doesn’t offer much for a tourist. But that is not true. Thanks to these young explorers who have found so many places in and around Bangalore to visit, that just one week visit to Bangalore will not be sufficient to travel all of them.

So here, we come up with 10 must see places in and around Bangalore that you should visit the next time you enter the city.

1. Chikballapura

One of the nearest picnic spots near Bangalore. Just 59 km from the city, the place is covered by five hills and is known for trekking, rock climbing, exploring the nature, etc.

2. Shivagange

One of the best places to visit around Bangalore, it is located 60 km from the city. The place promises to provide you with best scenic beauty. There is also a Shiva temple and a stream called Ganga, and hence the place Shivagange. The place even has a trekking trail and you can do a 3 km trek to the top.

3. Chunchi

One of the nearest waterfalls around Bangalore, this place promises a closer escape to nature. Chunchi is a 100 ft waterfall with multiple layers and if you visit around the monsoon season, the sight will be a delight.

4. Bannerghatta National Park

One of the most popular national parks of India, Bannerghatta National Park consists of a lot more places than just a biological reserve, including pet corner, zoo, animal rescue center, etc. You can even go for a Safari ride within the woods to explore the Park.

5. Kotilingeshwara

As the name suggests, the place is filled with lakhs of Shiva lingas. A temple one of its kind, it is located 97 km from the city. Apart from this, you will be mesmerized by the architecture of the temple. It boasts of having a 108 ft Shiva Linga, making it one of the largest in the world.

6. Skandagiri

The place is located just 60 km away from the city. These hills are a place where you can actually walk through the clouds. Apart from this, the other activities that you can do are trekking, bird watching, camping, etc.

7. Channapatna

If you are with kids then there is nothing better than this place to make them experience the era of wooden toys. This town is known for its colourful toys and hence is known as the Toy Land of Karnataka. Other than this, the town also comprises of oldest temple of Varadaraja of Vijayanagara empire.

8. Anthargange

One of the most unexplored places near Bangalore, Anthargange is a beautiful hill range. The place has a lot of caves formed by rocks and you can definitely go there if you are craving for some thrill. Apart from exploring the caves, you can even trek and try rock climbing.

9. Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills is one of the most popular weekend getaways near Bangalore. Located just 62 km away from the city, the ancient hill fortress is known for trekking. People usually go there to witness the mesmerizing sunrise from the hilltop.

10. Savanadurga

Located 60 km away from the city, Savandurga is the largest monolith hill in Asia. The foothills of Savanadurga have a number of temples that you can visit and after that you can take out all your adventure enthusiasm in the rock climbing. There is also a trekking trail and from the top of the hill, you can witness the amazing Akravati River.

Everything seems impossible until it is done. Writer @zestvine


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