Excursions from Bangalore
Excursion from Bangalore consists of places that are a must- visit and are quite close to the city carrying from sightseeing to interacting with the wildlife of the region. During your tours to Bangalore, do not miss visiting these places as well. Here a brief about places around Bangalore:
- Bannerghatta National Park
Situated around a distance of 21 kms from Bangalore, Bannerghatta National Park is quite well-known for its tiger and lion safari. The crocodile and snake farm are the prime attractions of this wildlife reserve.
- Kolar Gold Fields
Located around 120 kms from Bangalore, it is said that Kolar Gold Fields are the world’s second deepest gold mines. Although a tourist attraction, but in 2003, these mines were closed because of a reduction in the deposits.
- Savandurga Hills
Savandurga hills are located around 60 kms towards the western side of the main Bangalore city. Believed to be one of the largest monolith hills in the country, these hills are located at an above sea level of 1226 m.
- Nandi Hills
A perfect weekend getaway, visit to Nandi Hills situated around 65 kms from the main Bangalore city is a welcoming one. It was a summer retreat for The Emperor of Mysore, Tipu Sultan and British viceroys.
- Karnataka Folk Museum
Located at a distance of 53 kms from the main city, Karnataka Folk Museu spans in an area of 15 acres of land and is on Kumara Park West in Sheshadripuram. Established for the promotion of the folk culture of Karnataka, this museum is taken care of by the Karnataka Janapada Trust.
- Nrityagram Dance Village
Nrityagram Dance Village, placed around 30 kms from Bangalore, it was established by Protima Guari, one of the most well-known Odissi dancers of India. The village is situated in Hessarghatta, a rural district of Bangalore.
- Shivanasamudra Waterfalls
Located in Mandya district, Shivanasamudra Waterfalls are around 120 kms from the Bangalore city. A beautiful picnic spot, they are also known as Siva Samudram, translating to Shiva’s sea.
An artificial lake and a natural water spring make the enchanting hill resort of Devarayanadurga, a popular tourist attraction. Around 79 kms from the city of Bangalore, the place also houses government horticulture, dairy farms and the base of Indo-Danish Dairy project.
A suburb of Bangalore, Whitefield is around 24 kms from the city center. Famed for being home to the Brindavan Ashram of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, this is a beautiful place that is quite close to the railway station of Whitefield. Sai Baba had inaugurated this place on 25th June 1960.
- Muthyala Maduvu (Pearl Valley)
Muthyala Maduvu attracts a lot of tourists towards its scenic beauty and a waterfall that is around 300 feet. Situated around 44 kms from the heart of the city, it is also called the Pearl Valley.
Also known as Dakshin Kashi, the town of Shivganga is about 56 kms from the city of Bangalore. It is known for housing two famous shrines, one dedicated to Goddess Honnadevi and the other one to Lord Gangadeshwara.
Around 18 kms from the Bangalore city, Ramohalli is a huge Banyan tree that spreads itself in around 4 acres of land. This 400-year –old tree is a major tourist attraction.