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Are you are craving for a respite from your daily routine in Bangalore or maybe it’s just been too long since you felt connected to your spiritual self. Well, you know what? Beyond beaches and hilltops, Karnataka has a vast number of religious and pilgrimage places, some closer to Bangalore than you would have imagined. So, here are some pilgrimage sites near Bangalore, all within 200 KM, to help you feel closer to the almighty and reconnect with your inner self. Get ready for a holy sojourn!

Kudumalai

When it comes to pilgrimage sites near Bangalore, Kudumalai or Kurudumale Ganesh Temple presents a fascinating trip. You wouldn’t just find the legends associated with it interesting. What’s more awe-inspiring and humbling at the same time is the massive 13 ft. monolithic Lord Ganesha idol build of black saligrama which draws devotees from near and far. You would feel that the statue is growing in size when you change directions. No no, do not freak out just yet! It is just an optical illusion. Don’t believe us? You definitely need to go and see it first-hand.

So, if you were seeking the “Vignahartha’s” blessings for a new phase in life or job or something similar, this is your perfect opportunity to pay a visit to the lovely premises of Kurudumale temple. Ganapati here is known to be a wish-granter too. Plus, if you have children at home, take them along too to meet their friend Ganesha.

Distance of Kudumalai from Bangalore: 100 KM

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: As such, you wouldn’t find proper stays or restaurants near Kudumalai Ganesh Temple. You might have some decent options near Mulbagal.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Mulbagal

Best Time to Visit: June – March

Lepakshi

For our next pilgrimage spot near Bangalore, let us take you to this quaint historical village called Lepakshi in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district. If the Hindu mythological epic Valmiki Ramayana interests you, you would especially want to go here. Remember how the wise old bird Jatayu fell from the sky when he tried to save Sita from the demon king of Lanka Ravana? Lord Ram, hurt at seeing Jatayu bruised and battered, had uttered: “Le Pakshi” (“Rise, oh bird” in Telegu). It is believed that Jatayu fell here in Lepakshi and that’s how the village gets its moniker.

Once you visit the place, you will witness the finesse of the artisans and sculptors of the Vijayanaga Empire. The Veerabhadra Temple is a major attraction at this pilgrimage place. You’d find scenes from Hindu epics depicted on the murals that adorn the walls and ceilings of this temple. Two other shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva and the huge monolithic sculpture of the Nandi bull are other must-visits in the area. We can assure you that when you are in Lepakshi, all those imposing sculptures that you’d see around you would inevitably take you back in time.

Distance of Lepakshi from Bangalore: 140 KM

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Food and accommodation for travelers are scare in this village. You can pack some food and have a picnic instead at this mythological place. Maybe even listen to an audiobook on Valmiki Ramayana or cite legends to your children?

Nearest Petrol Pump: CB Pur

Best Time to Visit: June – March

Karighatta

Driving some three hours towards Mysore from the hustle-bustle of Bangalore through the verdant landscape of Karnataka takes you to the hill temple of Karighatta. This place of pilgrimage near Bangalore is where you can truly find peace in its surroundings strewn with scrubs and numerous trees.

Fond of hairpin bends? Then the winding roads that take you to the top of the hill (also called Chikka Tirupati) would be a pleasure for you to drive on. For more intrepid travelers, there’s a flight of approximately 300 stairs that you can take reach the temple on the hilltop. Needless to say, the panoramic views you will see while climbing is definitely going to make you click the shutter button on your camera or phone. Don’t come down too early once you reach the top and are done with the darshan of Lord Srinivasa! Take your time and just soak in the vista.

Distance of Karighatta from Bangalore: 125 KM

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Being on a secluded hillock and a rather lesser-known tourist spot, food, and accommodation in Karighatta are limited. So, you will need to make arrangements yourself.

Nearest Petrol Pump: SR Patna

Best Time to Visit: Round the year destination

Melukote

Melukote is one of the best pilgrimage sites near Bangalore and you would agree to us too once you reach the Yoga Narasimha Temple on top of the Yadugiri hillock. Does a little bit of trekking sound good to you? Because there’s a flight of around 500 steps that you can take to you to the seat of Yoga Narasimha avatar of Vishnu. If you feel the stairs are not for you, you can take local autos which leave you near the last 170 stairs that you would have to climb (no other way around, oops!)

The most important temple in Melukote, however, is the Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple which houses an exquisite collection of royal jewels. The wonderfully carved top of this temple can be seen from the Yoga Narasimha Temple. What a soothing panoramic view it is! After the hard 500 stairs climb, take a pit stop at the Kalyani lake on your way back. You’d get some rest as well as be able to reflect on your day’s getaway.

Distance of Melukote from Bangalore: 100 KM

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Nothing much is available in Melukote. There’s much walking you’d need to do here, so, do carry sufficient food and water.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Mandya

Best Time to Visit: Round the year destination

Pilgrimage Sites Near Bangalore Done – What Next?

Feeling all inspired and craving for a short vacation mood after reading this? Then, click here to find some awesome stay options near your city for your getaway.

And now that you’ve had a spiritual getaway, think you need more places around Bangalore to add to your bucketlist? Fret not because we’re at your service! 😀 Check out these historical places near Bangalore, straight out of your history pages and perfect for short road trips. For adventure junkies, we have this handpicked list of gorgeous hills near Bangalore for trekking. If you enjoy hikes and swimming, you can also head out to these waterfall destinations near Bangalore.

Read More

Are you are craving for a respite from your daily routine in Bangalore or maybe it’s just been too long since you felt connected to your spiritual self. Well, you know what? Beyond beaches and hilltops, Karnataka has a vast number of religious and pilgrimage places, some closer to Bangalore than you would have imagined. So, here are some pilgrimage sites near Bangalore, all within 200 KM, to help you feel closer to the almighty and reconnect with your inner self. Get ready for a holy sojourn!

Kudumalai

When it comes to pilgrimage sites near Bangalore, Kudumalai or Kurudumale Ganesh Temple presents a fascinating trip. You wouldn’t just find the legends associated with it interesting. What’s more awe-inspiring and humbling at the same time is the massive 13 ft. monolithic Lord Ganesha idol build of black saligrama which draws devotees from near and far. You would feel that the statue is growing in size when you change directions. No no, do not freak out just yet! It is just an optical illusion. Don’t believe us? You definitely need to go and see it first-hand.

So, if you were seeking the “Vignahartha’s” blessings for a new phase in life or job or something similar, this is your perfect opportunity to pay a visit to the lovely premises of Kurudumale temple. Ganapati here is known to be a wish-granter too. Plus, if you have children at home, take them along too to meet their friend Ganesha.

Distance of Kudumalai from Bangalore: 100 KM

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: As such, you wouldn’t find proper stays or restaurants near Kudumalai Ganesh Temple. You might have some decent options near Mulbagal.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Mulbagal

Best Time to Visit: June – March

Lepakshi

For our next pilgrimage spot near Bangalore, let us take you to this quaint historical village called Lepakshi in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district. If the Hindu mythological epic Valmiki Ramayana interests you, you would especially want to go here. Remember how the wise old bird Jatayu fell from the sky when he tried to save Sita from the demon king of Lanka Ravana? Lord Ram, hurt at seeing Jatayu bruised and battered, had uttered: “Le Pakshi” (“Rise, oh bird” in Telegu). It is believed that Jatayu fell here in Lepakshi and that’s how the village gets its moniker.

Once you visit the place, you will witness the finesse of the artisans and sculptors of the Vijayanaga Empire. The Veerabhadra Temple is a major attraction at this pilgrimage place. You’d find scenes from Hindu epics depicted on the murals that adorn the walls and ceilings of this temple. Two other shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva and the huge monolithic sculpture of the Nandi bull are other must-visits in the area. We can assure you that when you are in Lepakshi, all those imposing sculptures that you’d see around you would inevitably take you back in time.

Distance of Lepakshi from Bangalore: 140 KM

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Food and accommodation for travelers are scare in this village. You can pack some food and have a picnic instead at this mythological place. Maybe even listen to an audiobook on Valmiki Ramayana or cite legends to your children?

Nearest Petrol Pump: CB Pur

Best Time to Visit: June – March

Karighatta

Driving some three hours towards Mysore from the hustle-bustle of Bangalore through the verdant landscape of Karnataka takes you to the hill temple of Karighatta. This place of pilgrimage near Bangalore is where you can truly find peace in its surroundings strewn with scrubs and numerous trees.

Fond of hairpin bends? Then the winding roads that take you to the top of the hill (also called Chikka Tirupati) would be a pleasure for you to drive on. For more intrepid travelers, there’s a flight of approximately 300 stairs that you can take reach the temple on the hilltop. Needless to say, the panoramic views you will see while climbing is definitely going to make you click the shutter button on your camera or phone. Don’t come down too early once you reach the top and are done with the darshan of Lord Srinivasa! Take your time and just soak in the vista.

Distance of Karighatta from Bangalore: 125 KM

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Being on a secluded hillock and a rather lesser-known tourist spot, food, and accommodation in Karighatta are limited. So, you will need to make arrangements yourself.

Nearest Petrol Pump: SR Patna

Best Time to Visit: Round the year destination

Melukote

Melukote is one of the best pilgrimage sites near Bangalore and you would agree to us too once you reach the Yoga Narasimha Temple on top of the Yadugiri hillock. Does a little bit of trekking sound good to you? Because there’s a flight of around 500 steps that you can take to you to the seat of Yoga Narasimha avatar of Vishnu. If you feel the stairs are not for you, you can take local autos which leave you near the last 170 stairs that you would have to climb (no other way around, oops!)

The most important temple in Melukote, however, is the Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple which houses an exquisite collection of royal jewels. The wonderfully carved top of this temple can be seen from the Yoga Narasimha Temple. What a soothing panoramic view it is! After the hard 500 stairs climb, take a pit stop at the Kalyani lake on your way back. You’d get some rest as well as be able to reflect on your day’s getaway.

Distance of Melukote from Bangalore: 100 KM

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Nothing much is available in Melukote. There’s much walking you’d need to do here, so, do carry sufficient food and water.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Mandya

Best Time to Visit: Round the year destination

Pilgrimage Sites Near Bangalore Done – What Next?

Feeling all inspired and craving for a short vacation mood after reading this? Then, click here to find some awesome stay options near your city for your getaway.

And now that you’ve had a spiritual getaway, think you need more places around Bangalore to add to your bucketlist? Fret not because we’re at your service! 😀 Check out these historical places near Bangalore, straight out of your history pages and perfect for short road trips. For adventure junkies, we have this handpicked list of gorgeous hills near Bangalore for trekking. If you enjoy hikes and swimming, you can also head out to these waterfall destinations near Bangalore.

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Bored of staying at home all day? Want a break from how monotonous life has become? We hear you! Here is a list of some amazing safe and sanitized staycations near Mumbai you must check out this 2021. Trust me, you’re never gonna wanna come back. 😀

Safe and Sanitized Eco Farm Stay in Wai

In the foothills of the Panchgani, is this farm stay near Mumbai. This gorgeous staycation is sure to fill your heart with pure joy and happiness. This safe and sanitized staycation near Mumbai and Pune is truly home away from home. Run by a family, this farm stay in Panchgani also has a variety of exotic plants all over the place. Away from the hustle-bustle of the city, this eco-friendly farm stay has the essence of the village life and nature we all crave for.

Imagine staying in cottages and tents which open up to a private garden full of different plants and trees. You could also go strawberry picking in the nearby fields, a rare experience. You can also take a bullock cart ride around the fields. This farm stay is the perfect option for anyone looking for safe and sanitized staycations near Mumbai and Pune.

Moreover, the Maharashtrian delicacies here are slow-cooked on the Chulha using fresh ingredients from the Farms. I don’t know about you but my mouth is watering already.  One of our top picks for sustainable farm stays near Mumbai this 2021, this Eco Farm Stay in Wai is one we’re sure you’ll love. Sit back and relax, also read a book or meditate at one of our best Sustainable Farm Stays near Mumbai this 2021.

This Eco Farm Stay is great for families, couples, or individuals looking for a workation or also just want to relax all by yourself. Pack your bags and head to this Sustainable Eco Farm Stay in Wai. A serene weekend awaits you.

Time and Distance from Mumbai:

This Sustainable Farm stay is just around 250 KMs away from Mumbai. The drive should take you anywhere between 5-6 hours from Mumbai.

Checkout this safe and sanitized staycation near Mumbai for more details photos and video – Click here!

Safe and Sanitized Panchgani Resort with Breathtaking Valley Views

Just a few minutes’ drive away from the touristy Mahabaleshwar, is this lovely hidden gem in Panchgani. Surrounded by gorgeous valleys, this countryside resort in Panchgani is one of our top picks for safe and sanitized staycations near Mumbai.

The super unique A – Frame cottages overlooking the breathtaking mountain and an infinity pool has got to be our favorite. Oh, and did I tell you about the food? Yummilicious :P. You could also go strawberry picking in the farms around the property and bring some back to relish some lip smacking delicacies made from the strawberries you just picked.

While you are at this lovely staycation in Panchgani, just a few fours away from Mumbai, you should also definitely take a stroll in the lovely organic gardens here at the property. I know you wanna be there, don’t you? 😉

Spread across 5 acres, this staycation near Mumbai is just perfect for couples, families or solo travelers. There’s a lot of space for your children to run around. Cherry on top – this gorgeous countryside stay also welcomes your furry friends. Yes, you read that right. All you pet parents, it honestly couldn’t get any better.

Time and Distance from Mumbai:

This safe and sanitized countryside stay is around 257 KMs away from Mumbai. The drive should take you anywhere between 5-6 hours from Mumbai.

Checkout this safe and sanitized staycation near Mumbai for more details photos and video – Click here!

Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Don’t worry. We’ve got your backs! Looking for Romantic Weekend Getaways or some Amazing Child-Friendly Stays near your city? Or looking for weekend getaways for long weekends this 2021? Yuyiii has something for all our readers!! Click here to find some amazing getaways around you, just what you need! 😀

Read More

Bored of staying at home all day? Want a break from how monotonous life has become? We hear you! Here is a list of some amazing safe and sanitized staycations near Mumbai you must check out this 2021. Trust me, you’re never gonna wanna come back. 😀

Safe and Sanitized Eco Farm Stay in Wai

In the foothills of the Panchgani, is this farm stay near Mumbai. This gorgeous staycation is sure to fill your heart with pure joy and happiness. This safe and sanitized staycation near Mumbai and Pune is truly home away from home. Run by a family, this farm stay in Panchgani also has a variety of exotic plants all over the place. Away from the hustle-bustle of the city, this eco-friendly farm stay has the essence of the village life and nature we all crave for.

Imagine staying in cottages and tents which open up to a private garden full of different plants and trees. You could also go strawberry picking in the nearby fields, a rare experience. You can also take a bullock cart ride around the fields. This farm stay is the perfect option for anyone looking for safe and sanitized staycations near Mumbai and Pune.

Moreover, the Maharashtrian delicacies here are slow-cooked on the Chulha using fresh ingredients from the Farms. I don’t know about you but my mouth is watering already.  One of our top picks for sustainable farm stays near Mumbai this 2021, this Eco Farm Stay in Wai is one we’re sure you’ll love. Sit back and relax, also read a book or meditate at one of our best Sustainable Farm Stays near Mumbai this 2021.

This Eco Farm Stay is great for families, couples, or individuals looking for a workation or also just want to relax all by yourself. Pack your bags and head to this Sustainable Eco Farm Stay in Wai. A serene weekend awaits you.

Time and Distance from Mumbai:

This Sustainable Farm stay is just around 250 KMs away from Mumbai. The drive should take you anywhere between 5-6 hours from Mumbai.

Checkout this safe and sanitized staycation near Mumbai for more details photos and video – Click here!

Safe and Sanitized Panchgani Resort with Breathtaking Valley Views

Just a few minutes’ drive away from the touristy Mahabaleshwar, is this lovely hidden gem in Panchgani. Surrounded by gorgeous valleys, this countryside resort in Panchgani is one of our top picks for safe and sanitized staycations near Mumbai.

The super unique A – Frame cottages overlooking the breathtaking mountain and an infinity pool has got to be our favorite. Oh, and did I tell you about the food? Yummilicious :P. You could also go strawberry picking in the farms around the property and bring some back to relish some lip smacking delicacies made from the strawberries you just picked.

While you are at this lovely staycation in Panchgani, just a few fours away from Mumbai, you should also definitely take a stroll in the lovely organic gardens here at the property. I know you wanna be there, don’t you? 😉

Spread across 5 acres, this staycation near Mumbai is just perfect for couples, families or solo travelers. There’s a lot of space for your children to run around. Cherry on top – this gorgeous countryside stay also welcomes your furry friends. Yes, you read that right. All you pet parents, it honestly couldn’t get any better.

Time and Distance from Mumbai:

This safe and sanitized countryside stay is around 257 KMs away from Mumbai. The drive should take you anywhere between 5-6 hours from Mumbai.

Checkout this safe and sanitized staycation near Mumbai for more details photos and video – Click here!

Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Don’t worry. We’ve got your backs! Looking for Romantic Weekend Getaways or some Amazing Child-Friendly Stays near your city? Or looking for weekend getaways for long weekends this 2021? Yuyiii has something for all our readers!! Click here to find some amazing getaways around you, just what you need! 😀

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Looking to beat the Delhi heat with a road trip to the hills? Look no further- here are our top mountain destinations for summer road trips from Delhi for 2021! Looking for more locations to beat the heat, click here!

Homestay in the hills! 

In Nathuakhan, Uttarakhand- this is ideal for people looking to connect back to their roots and unwind. The cottage is made of mud with locally sourced stone laid out in the shape of a puzzle while the rooms have simple yet innovative interiors. The colleges offer a view of the mountains and the Oak and Deodar forest.

The resort offers housing in a duplex while the main cottage has four rooms waiting to be occupied. The interiors are earthly and minimalist with ample space and ventilation allowing you to breathe in the pahadi fresh air. The rooms offer basic amenities along with a balcony, closet, dining facilities, and power backup. 

This is a 10/10 recommend for solo travelers, couples seeking quality time, and travelers looking to reset. When you get there you can enjoy the beauty of the homestay while trekking, bird watching, climbing hills, and exploring the area. Our travel expert speaks volumes of the talkative, friendly, and compassionate locals! One can spend their time walking through Cherry, Plum, and Peach orchards.

Himalayan Family Resort! 

Placed in Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand- this family resort is perfect for a weekend getaway with the children! Three hours out of Kathgodam, one would have to take a train down from Delhi! Each room is spacious and breathable. The view is breathtaking as you get to see the forest and the mountains which combine the best of both worlds! 

The rooms have wood interiors that combine a hotel-like feel with the comforts of a homestay. The rooms come with air conditioners and balconies along with ample space to sit, lounge, and hang around. The view is breathtaking and the architecture of the resort adds charm, character, and class! 

This is a 10/10 recommend for people with children of any age. The resort has a play area, lawn area, and sit-out for children to play. The family suite keeps the older ones at a safe distance giving you and your significant other much-needed time together! One can spend their time eating the raved after food, trekking and becoming one with nature! Click here to find out about the chef fishing out on a Kumaoni dish! 

Forest Stay 

Located in Shitlakhet, Uttarakhand- this is the perfect getaway to escape the summer heat with a significant other or family members! This property is hidden away in the hills and you can see lush greenery all around. The views here are breathtaking with mountains all around. 

This is a 10/10 recommendation for people looking to find peace, meditate, re-group and catch up on sleep. Couples can spend their time exploring nearby areas, trekking, and exploring the wilderness. Families have ample space in the cottages and outside to tire out the children while relaxing and unwinding. 

The interiors are comfortable, home-like, and simple. The rooms are spacious, wooden, and full of windows that make the room seem larger than life. The balconies have a sit-out with tables and chairs making it perfect for your morning chai. 

Himalayan Adventure Resort

Located in Nathuakhan, Uttarakhand- this is perfect for anyone looking to spend time outdoors. This is a cozy comfortable getaway with outdoors and adventure. The temperature during summertime is warm enough to go out there and have a good time while still being cool enough to keep you from sweating buckets! 

The resort is surrounded by Oak and Pine forests on one side with a lake on the other!

The rooms are spacious and breathable with options of a deluxe suite. Rooms have large balconies which make them perfect for your morning coffee. The resort has cane furniture, wooden floors, and wood ceilings which add to the cozy yet comfortable vibe of the rooms- perfect to end an active and eventful day.

The resort has paintball, zip-lining, a rope course, and a pool for those looking to get out there! Outside the resort, one can go trekking and mountain climbing as well. The only resort in Bhimtal to have adventure activities with high-quality equipment.

Heritage Stay! 

Looking for a getaway with history and culture? Look no further- here is our mountain destinations for summer road trips from Delhi for 2021!

This is one of the oldest surviving homes in Nainital with space, luxury, and beauty all combined. Located in Nainital, this getaway has so much life and character simply because of the history it has seen. The corridors are decorated with artifacts to show the history of the royal family of princess Reena Kumari. It will take you back in time!

Anything we say about this property will not do it justice so please click here to watch our video about this heritage getaway! The rooms really are breathtaking with wooden floors, faded lights, and comfortable bedding! 

Read More

Looking to beat the Delhi heat with a road trip to the hills? Look no further- here are our top mountain destinations for summer road trips from Delhi for 2021! Looking for more locations to beat the heat, click here!

Homestay in the hills! 

In Nathuakhan, Uttarakhand- this is ideal for people looking to connect back to their roots and unwind. The cottage is made of mud with locally sourced stone laid out in the shape of a puzzle while the rooms have simple yet innovative interiors. The colleges offer a view of the mountains and the Oak and Deodar forest.

The resort offers housing in a duplex while the main cottage has four rooms waiting to be occupied. The interiors are earthly and minimalist with ample space and ventilation allowing you to breathe in the pahadi fresh air. The rooms offer basic amenities along with a balcony, closet, dining facilities, and power backup. 

This is a 10/10 recommend for solo travelers, couples seeking quality time, and travelers looking to reset. When you get there you can enjoy the beauty of the homestay while trekking, bird watching, climbing hills, and exploring the area. Our travel expert speaks volumes of the talkative, friendly, and compassionate locals! One can spend their time walking through Cherry, Plum, and Peach orchards.

Himalayan Family Resort! 

Placed in Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand- this family resort is perfect for a weekend getaway with the children! Three hours out of Kathgodam, one would have to take a train down from Delhi! Each room is spacious and breathable. The view is breathtaking as you get to see the forest and the mountains which combine the best of both worlds! 

The rooms have wood interiors that combine a hotel-like feel with the comforts of a homestay. The rooms come with air conditioners and balconies along with ample space to sit, lounge, and hang around. The view is breathtaking and the architecture of the resort adds charm, character, and class! 

This is a 10/10 recommend for people with children of any age. The resort has a play area, lawn area, and sit-out for children to play. The family suite keeps the older ones at a safe distance giving you and your significant other much-needed time together! One can spend their time eating the raved after food, trekking and becoming one with nature! Click here to find out about the chef fishing out on a Kumaoni dish! 

Forest Stay 

Located in Shitlakhet, Uttarakhand- this is the perfect getaway to escape the summer heat with a significant other or family members! This property is hidden away in the hills and you can see lush greenery all around. The views here are breathtaking with mountains all around. 

This is a 10/10 recommendation for people looking to find peace, meditate, re-group and catch up on sleep. Couples can spend their time exploring nearby areas, trekking, and exploring the wilderness. Families have ample space in the cottages and outside to tire out the children while relaxing and unwinding. 

The interiors are comfortable, home-like, and simple. The rooms are spacious, wooden, and full of windows that make the room seem larger than life. The balconies have a sit-out with tables and chairs making it perfect for your morning chai. 

Himalayan Adventure Resort

Located in Nathuakhan, Uttarakhand- this is perfect for anyone looking to spend time outdoors. This is a cozy comfortable getaway with outdoors and adventure. The temperature during summertime is warm enough to go out there and have a good time while still being cool enough to keep you from sweating buckets! 

The resort is surrounded by Oak and Pine forests on one side with a lake on the other!

The rooms are spacious and breathable with options of a deluxe suite. Rooms have large balconies which make them perfect for your morning coffee. The resort has cane furniture, wooden floors, and wood ceilings which add to the cozy yet comfortable vibe of the rooms- perfect to end an active and eventful day.

The resort has paintball, zip-lining, a rope course, and a pool for those looking to get out there! Outside the resort, one can go trekking and mountain climbing as well. The only resort in Bhimtal to have adventure activities with high-quality equipment.

Heritage Stay! 

Looking for a getaway with history and culture? Look no further- here is our mountain destinations for summer road trips from Delhi for 2021!

This is one of the oldest surviving homes in Nainital with space, luxury, and beauty all combined. Located in Nainital, this getaway has so much life and character simply because of the history it has seen. The corridors are decorated with artifacts to show the history of the royal family of princess Reena Kumari. It will take you back in time!

Anything we say about this property will not do it justice so please click here to watch our video about this heritage getaway! The rooms really are breathtaking with wooden floors, faded lights, and comfortable bedding! 

Read More

Looking for historical places near Bangalore for short road trips? Or want to get in touch with the spiritual side in you, but don’t have the time for it? Here are some amazing places which have historical and religious significances, also very close to Bangalore (within 150 KM). Pack your bags and hit the road for a quick road trip to one of these lovely historical places.

Srirangapatna

Srirangapatna is a very popular town close to Mysore and Bangalore. A lot of tourists and visitors come here every day for its rich history and culture. It is also one of the most significant places of worship for Hindus. Home to the very famous and ancient – Ranganathaswamy temple (dedicated to Lord Vishnu), Srirangapatna is also one of the most celebrated religious centers in South India. Apart from the temple, you can also visit Tipu Sultan’s summer palace, the Daria Daulat Bagh, and a lot more. Srirangapatna makes for one of the best historical places to visit near Bangalore for short road trips.

However, it is difficult to find food and accommodation nearby. It is advised to carry your own munchies or food for the journey. The road to reach Srirangapatna from Bangalore is well maintained. The nearest petrol bunk is in Srirangapatna itself. You can visit Srirangapatna all year round.

Time and Distance from Bangalore to reach this historical temple: 120 KM (2 hr 50 mins)

Sravanabelgola

Sravanabelgola is a town in the Hassan district of Karnataka. Situated in a beautiful village near Bangalore, this place also has a lot of historical importance. One of the most important places of worship of Jains, the world’s tallest monolithic statue is here in Sravanabelgola. The statue of Lord Gomateshwara is carved out of a single granite stone. A lot of people visit Sravanabelgola every year to offer their prayers to the Lord. The great ruler Chandragupta Maurya spent his final days here.

Food is available easily around here. You can eat at the nearby local dhabas. Accommodation is also available at the temple-owned lodges. Channarayapatna has the nearest petrol bunk from here. The roads and the drive are beautiful. One of the best historical places near Bangalore for short road trips, you can visit Sravanabelgola all year round. Although, avoid it in the summer months as the temple is located on top of a hill.

Time and Distance from Bangalore to reach this historical temple: 120 KM (2 hr 50 mins)

Sri Ram Betta Bangalore Ramadevara Betta India Ramgiri Hills

Sri Ram Betta is a hill very close to Bangalore and is great for short road trips. A scenic pilgrimage, the hills have a temple dedicated to Lord Rama, Sita, and Hanuman. A small pond nearby adds to the beauty of this place. Lord Rama had created the pond by shooting an arrow to quench Devi Sita’s thirst, says the legend. Also known as “Sholay Betta”, the superhit masterpiece of Bollywood – Sholay, was shot here. How amazing right? Not just a pilgrimage, the hills are also great for trekking and beautiful drives. You would be surprised to know that these hills are also the only Vulture Sanctuary in India. Sri Ram Betta is very popular for trekking and birdwatching.

The drive and the road to reach Sri Ram Betta are good. Food and accommodation are not available nearby. The nearest petrol bunk is in the city of Ramanagara. This historical place near Bangalore for short road trips is also great to visit all year round.

Time and Distance from Bangalore to reach this historical place: 50 KM (1 hr 30 mins)

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Looking for historical places near Bangalore for short road trips? Or want to get in touch with the spiritual side in you, but don’t have the time for it? Here are some amazing places which have historical and religious significances, also very close to Bangalore (within 150 KM). Pack your bags and hit the road for a quick road trip to one of these lovely historical places.

Srirangapatna

Srirangapatna is a very popular town close to Mysore and Bangalore. A lot of tourists and visitors come here every day for its rich history and culture. It is also one of the most significant places of worship for Hindus. Home to the very famous and ancient – Ranganathaswamy temple (dedicated to Lord Vishnu), Srirangapatna is also one of the most celebrated religious centers in South India. Apart from the temple, you can also visit Tipu Sultan’s summer palace, the Daria Daulat Bagh, and a lot more. Srirangapatna makes for one of the best historical places to visit near Bangalore for short road trips.

However, it is difficult to find food and accommodation nearby. It is advised to carry your own munchies or food for the journey. The road to reach Srirangapatna from Bangalore is well maintained. The nearest petrol bunk is in Srirangapatna itself. You can visit Srirangapatna all year round.

Time and Distance from Bangalore to reach this historical temple: 120 KM (2 hr 50 mins)

Sravanabelgola

Sravanabelgola is a town in the Hassan district of Karnataka. Situated in a beautiful village near Bangalore, this place also has a lot of historical importance. One of the most important places of worship of Jains, the world’s tallest monolithic statue is here in Sravanabelgola. The statue of Lord Gomateshwara is carved out of a single granite stone. A lot of people visit Sravanabelgola every year to offer their prayers to the Lord. The great ruler Chandragupta Maurya spent his final days here.

Food is available easily around here. You can eat at the nearby local dhabas. Accommodation is also available at the temple-owned lodges. Channarayapatna has the nearest petrol bunk from here. The roads and the drive are beautiful. One of the best historical places near Bangalore for short road trips, you can visit Sravanabelgola all year round. Although, avoid it in the summer months as the temple is located on top of a hill.

Time and Distance from Bangalore to reach this historical temple: 120 KM (2 hr 50 mins)

Sri Ram Betta Bangalore Ramadevara Betta India Ramgiri Hills

Sri Ram Betta is a hill very close to Bangalore and is great for short road trips. A scenic pilgrimage, the hills have a temple dedicated to Lord Rama, Sita, and Hanuman. A small pond nearby adds to the beauty of this place. Lord Rama had created the pond by shooting an arrow to quench Devi Sita’s thirst, says the legend. Also known as “Sholay Betta”, the superhit masterpiece of Bollywood – Sholay, was shot here. How amazing right? Not just a pilgrimage, the hills are also great for trekking and beautiful drives. You would be surprised to know that these hills are also the only Vulture Sanctuary in India. Sri Ram Betta is very popular for trekking and birdwatching.

The drive and the road to reach Sri Ram Betta are good. Food and accommodation are not available nearby. The nearest petrol bunk is in the city of Ramanagara. This historical place near Bangalore for short road trips is also great to visit all year round.

Time and Distance from Bangalore to reach this historical place: 50 KM (1 hr 30 mins)

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Are you a bunch of college students looking to go for a short one-day road trip near Bangalore? Or are you tired of staying at home all week and looking for a quick drive close to Bangalore for a one-day trip? Read to find out our top picks for the best hills for one-day road trips near Bangalore for trekking with lovely views all just within 100 KM from Bangalore.

Nandi Hills

One of the best and most popular hills near Bangalore, Nandi Hills is one of the most amazing hills for trekking. Just around 60 KM from Bangalore, Nandi hills is perfect for people looking for short day trips on a weekend with their friends. Nandi hills used to be the hill fortress of Tipu Sultan. You can find stone carvings and wall paintings dated back to the 18th Century here. It is also known for its scenic views and picturesque beauty.

The best months to visit Nandi Hills are from June to March as the weather is very pleasant around here during those days. It is one of the best hills near Bangalore for peaceful one-day road trips. Visitors can also trek in the various trekking paths here or cycle around. Wake up early and reach the place to witness the beautiful Sunrise. The road conditions to reach Nandi Hills are also good. Food and accommodation are easily available nearby.

Time and Distance from Bangalore: 1 hr 45 mins (60 KM)

Savandurga Hills

Savandurga Hills, also popularly known as Savandurga Betta is one of the largest Monolith Hills in Asia. The trek to the top of the hill is usually considered challenging. But trust me, it is worth the climb. The views of Magadi, and Arkawathi river, and also the greenery all around from the top are just breathtaking. Savandi Veerabhadraswamy temple and Sree Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy temple are also at the base of the hills. These temples were built in the 14th Century.

This hill near Bangalore is great for people who love challenging treks and is a great option for short one-day trips. The roads to reach the hills are a little rocky but offer gorgeous views of the hills and the countryside. You will not find food or accommodation nearby. But there are small shops in the village where you can find water or snacks. The best time to visit Savandurga hills is in the months of June to December. Also, it is advised to take the trek early morning when the weather is still pleasant.

Time and Distance from Bangalore: 1 hr 30 mins (50 KM)

Skandagiri Hills

The beautiful hill town of Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga is located around 62 KM from Bangalore. Skandagiri hills are very famous for the heavenly views and one of the most beautiful treks near Bangalore. If you are a nature lover or an adrenaline junkie, this place is a must-visit. When you reach the hilltop, you would be mesmerized by the views of the sun rising amidst the clouds all around you.

Also considered a historical place, Skandagiri is surrounded by Nandi Hills. The fort of Tipu Sultan is located on the hilltop and you can also find a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is now abandoned. The path to the hilltop is just so beautiful in itself. The best time to visit Skandagiri Hills, one of the best hills near Bangalore for one-day road trips is between the months of November to March. The closest restaurants are around 10-15 KMs away from Skandagiri.

Time and Distance from Bangalore: 1 hr 30 mins (62 KM)

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Are you a bunch of college students looking to go for a short one-day road trip near Bangalore? Or are you tired of staying at home all week and looking for a quick drive close to Bangalore for a one-day trip? Read to find out our top picks for the best hills for one-day road trips near Bangalore for trekking with lovely views all just within 100 KM from Bangalore.

Nandi Hills

One of the best and most popular hills near Bangalore, Nandi Hills is one of the most amazing hills for trekking. Just around 60 KM from Bangalore, Nandi hills is perfect for people looking for short day trips on a weekend with their friends. Nandi hills used to be the hill fortress of Tipu Sultan. You can find stone carvings and wall paintings dated back to the 18th Century here. It is also known for its scenic views and picturesque beauty.

The best months to visit Nandi Hills are from June to March as the weather is very pleasant around here during those days. It is one of the best hills near Bangalore for peaceful one-day road trips. Visitors can also trek in the various trekking paths here or cycle around. Wake up early and reach the place to witness the beautiful Sunrise. The road conditions to reach Nandi Hills are also good. Food and accommodation are easily available nearby.

Time and Distance from Bangalore: 1 hr 45 mins (60 KM)

Savandurga Hills

Savandurga Hills, also popularly known as Savandurga Betta is one of the largest Monolith Hills in Asia. The trek to the top of the hill is usually considered challenging. But trust me, it is worth the climb. The views of Magadi, and Arkawathi river, and also the greenery all around from the top are just breathtaking. Savandi Veerabhadraswamy temple and Sree Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy temple are also at the base of the hills. These temples were built in the 14th Century.

This hill near Bangalore is great for people who love challenging treks and is a great option for short one-day trips. The roads to reach the hills are a little rocky but offer gorgeous views of the hills and the countryside. You will not find food or accommodation nearby. But there are small shops in the village where you can find water or snacks. The best time to visit Savandurga hills is in the months of June to December. Also, it is advised to take the trek early morning when the weather is still pleasant.

Time and Distance from Bangalore: 1 hr 30 mins (50 KM)

Skandagiri Hills

The beautiful hill town of Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga is located around 62 KM from Bangalore. Skandagiri hills are very famous for the heavenly views and one of the most beautiful treks near Bangalore. If you are a nature lover or an adrenaline junkie, this place is a must-visit. When you reach the hilltop, you would be mesmerized by the views of the sun rising amidst the clouds all around you.

Also considered a historical place, Skandagiri is surrounded by Nandi Hills. The fort of Tipu Sultan is located on the hilltop and you can also find a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is now abandoned. The path to the hilltop is just so beautiful in itself. The best time to visit Skandagiri Hills, one of the best hills near Bangalore for one-day road trips is between the months of November to March. The closest restaurants are around 10-15 KMs away from Skandagiri.

Time and Distance from Bangalore: 1 hr 30 mins (62 KM)

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Looking to getaway for the day? Miss being out on the road? We have our favourite waterfall destinations near Bangalore for winter road trips! 

Gokak Fall 

This waterfall is located on the Gharaprabha River in the Belagavi district of Karnataka. This is the perfect destination for a senic roadtrip! The largest drop of the fall is 52 meters and the cliff is made of sandstone- located in the center of a rugged valley. 

The waterfall is shaped like a horseshoe which adds charm to the overall view. The roads to the waterfall are relatively well kept with a few patches of disturbance. The best months to visit are from October to June. 

This is an ideal road-trip to pack some steaming food to drive down to the location of the waterfall. The landscape is lush, green, and breathtaking. One could set up a picnic overlooking the waterfall. The waterfall lights up once the sun starts to set. The is a must for any photographers looking to break out their camera and sharpen some skills! The waterfall is considered to be a small-scale Niagara Falls which makes the drive worth it! 

Satodi Falls 

This is the perfect waterfall destination near Bangalore for a winter road trip! The fall is located in the Uttara Kannada district near Yellapur. The waterfall is a result of several unnamed streams joining at the Kallaramane Ghat. The roads to the location are well maintained and the waterfall is 400 KM out of Bangalore. Petrol stops are in Sirsi. 

The waterfall has a staircase-like build of the rocks makes it seem as though there is a hidden walkway underneath the flowing water. While there are little to no food stops or lodges on the way- this is a 10/10 recommend for a gang of friends looking to re-connect and refresh. 

You could start the day early by driving down to the waterfall and chill by the banks of the waterfall. One could bring their speaker and turn this getaway into a natural pool party as the waterfall is shallow enough for people to go for a swim. The day out could end with some food and a scenic and smooth drive back home! 

Magod Falls 

If you’re looking to explore then this is the road trip for you! This relatively unknown waterfall is the perfect combination of outdoors and relaxing. Located on the Western Ghats of Karnataka, this waterfall roars in all its glory during the winters and monsoon. Located in the Uttara Kannada district, this is a two-tiered waterfall acting as the meeting point for Bedti and Shalmala rivers. The highest drop is a stunning 200 m. The waterfall is 400 KM out of Bangalore with a petrol stop-in Sirsi.

We advise that you visit during the winters as opposed to the monsoon because of the inability to hike. While visiting during the monsoon will allow you to see the water stream split into two, visiting during the rainy season would not allow you to hike the kilometer to the top to look at the waterfall from the viewing point. The best time to visit is between October and February.

This is the perfect road trip for a family wanting to keep the children entertained! A road trip to the location would build up their energy which trekking to the top will drain- we can guarantee a peaceful ride home with children excited to get to bed early! 

Manikyadhara 

This is the perfect road trip for nature lovers looking to take some fantastic pictures or to breathe some fresh air. Located in Chikmagalur, this beautiful location is just a two-hour drive from the city! The waterfall can be found in the dense forest of Baba Budangiri hills in the Western Ghats of India and has a height of around 30 feet. The waterfall is 270 KM out of Bangalore with a petrol stop near Chickmangolore.

This waterfall does not drain out during the summer making it available all year round but we recommend visiting during the monsoon to view the fall in its true glory. The name translates to a string of pearls and the location is considered a holy site by Hindus and Muslims. Locals believe that bathing in the waterfall can cure issues that pertain to health and clarity.

This road trip is perfect for those looking to drive out to become one with nature and rejuvenate. You could spend your day exploring the hills, take a dip in the waterfall and bask in the beauty around you. The roads are well-kept and there are various food joints on the way to and back.

 Irpu Falls 

Also known as the Lakshmana Tritha Falls – this Waterfall destination near Bangalore is perfect for a winter road trip. The waterfall is a part of the Nagarhole National Park. The waterfall is 250 KM from Bangalore and has a petrol stop in Hunsur.

This is the perfect road trip for those looking to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city. The way there is full of boards and signals and google maps takes you to the exact location but the last 200m of the drive is a little difficult. 

The waterfall is located within a temple which is followed by a 750-meter trek with the rumbling inviting you from much before! This might not be the perfect waterfall to take a dip as the area is known to be home to various snake species but one can enjoy the hike to the waterfall and then a walk nearly into the waterfall. This waterfall is calmer than the others on the list but there is a charm in the peace it offers! Getting to the waterfall is more trek heavy so this is perfect for someone trying to challenge themselves with a workout!

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Looking to getaway for the day? Miss being out on the road? We have our favourite waterfall destinations near Bangalore for winter road trips! 

Gokak Fall 

This waterfall is located on the Gharaprabha River in the Belagavi district of Karnataka. This is the perfect destination for a senic roadtrip! The largest drop of the fall is 52 meters and the cliff is made of sandstone- located in the center of a rugged valley. 

The waterfall is shaped like a horseshoe which adds charm to the overall view. The roads to the waterfall are relatively well kept with a few patches of disturbance. The best months to visit are from October to June. 

This is an ideal road-trip to pack some steaming food to drive down to the location of the waterfall. The landscape is lush, green, and breathtaking. One could set up a picnic overlooking the waterfall. The waterfall lights up once the sun starts to set. The is a must for any photographers looking to break out their camera and sharpen some skills! The waterfall is considered to be a small-scale Niagara Falls which makes the drive worth it! 

Satodi Falls 

This is the perfect waterfall destination near Bangalore for a winter road trip! The fall is located in the Uttara Kannada district near Yellapur. The waterfall is a result of several unnamed streams joining at the Kallaramane Ghat. The roads to the location are well maintained and the waterfall is 400 KM out of Bangalore. Petrol stops are in Sirsi. 

The waterfall has a staircase-like build of the rocks makes it seem as though there is a hidden walkway underneath the flowing water. While there are little to no food stops or lodges on the way- this is a 10/10 recommend for a gang of friends looking to re-connect and refresh. 

You could start the day early by driving down to the waterfall and chill by the banks of the waterfall. One could bring their speaker and turn this getaway into a natural pool party as the waterfall is shallow enough for people to go for a swim. The day out could end with some food and a scenic and smooth drive back home! 

Magod Falls 

If you’re looking to explore then this is the road trip for you! This relatively unknown waterfall is the perfect combination of outdoors and relaxing. Located on the Western Ghats of Karnataka, this waterfall roars in all its glory during the winters and monsoon. Located in the Uttara Kannada district, this is a two-tiered waterfall acting as the meeting point for Bedti and Shalmala rivers. The highest drop is a stunning 200 m. The waterfall is 400 KM out of Bangalore with a petrol stop-in Sirsi.

We advise that you visit during the winters as opposed to the monsoon because of the inability to hike. While visiting during the monsoon will allow you to see the water stream split into two, visiting during the rainy season would not allow you to hike the kilometer to the top to look at the waterfall from the viewing point. The best time to visit is between October and February.

This is the perfect road trip for a family wanting to keep the children entertained! A road trip to the location would build up their energy which trekking to the top will drain- we can guarantee a peaceful ride home with children excited to get to bed early! 

Manikyadhara 

This is the perfect road trip for nature lovers looking to take some fantastic pictures or to breathe some fresh air. Located in Chikmagalur, this beautiful location is just a two-hour drive from the city! The waterfall can be found in the dense forest of Baba Budangiri hills in the Western Ghats of India and has a height of around 30 feet. The waterfall is 270 KM out of Bangalore with a petrol stop near Chickmangolore.

This waterfall does not drain out during the summer making it available all year round but we recommend visiting during the monsoon to view the fall in its true glory. The name translates to a string of pearls and the location is considered a holy site by Hindus and Muslims. Locals believe that bathing in the waterfall can cure issues that pertain to health and clarity.

This road trip is perfect for those looking to drive out to become one with nature and rejuvenate. You could spend your day exploring the hills, take a dip in the waterfall and bask in the beauty around you. The roads are well-kept and there are various food joints on the way to and back.

 Irpu Falls 

Also known as the Lakshmana Tritha Falls – this Waterfall destination near Bangalore is perfect for a winter road trip. The waterfall is a part of the Nagarhole National Park. The waterfall is 250 KM from Bangalore and has a petrol stop in Hunsur.

This is the perfect road trip for those looking to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city. The way there is full of boards and signals and google maps takes you to the exact location but the last 200m of the drive is a little difficult. 

The waterfall is located within a temple which is followed by a 750-meter trek with the rumbling inviting you from much before! This might not be the perfect waterfall to take a dip as the area is known to be home to various snake species but one can enjoy the hike to the waterfall and then a walk nearly into the waterfall. This waterfall is calmer than the others on the list but there is a charm in the peace it offers! Getting to the waterfall is more trek heavy so this is perfect for someone trying to challenge themselves with a workout!

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