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Waterfalls are a true beauty of nature and visiting them a soothing as well as an exhilarating experience. And for you city-dwellers, the good news is there is no dearth of waterfalls near Bangalore. Ample opportunities to experience these majestic creations of nature up close, I tell you! So when the rains bring a boring mood to the city, head out to these stunning waterfalls near Bangalore in monsoon 2021.

1. Hogenakkal Falls

A rocky terrain jutting out into a narrow roaring stream with several channels (14 if you do a count) of milky white water pouring down from the top – Hogenakkal is hands down, among our top five favorite waterfalls near Bangalore in monsoon 2021. The winding flow of Kaveri through Karnataka to descend down a craggy landscape and enter Tamil Nadu (interesting state border, no?). Pay a visit, stand on any of its several viewing decks and you’d instantly why we are hyping so much about it. Such a visual treat it is!

Visiting one of India’s best waterfalls near Bangalore in monsoon 2021

Monsoons bring in the rainwater that adds to the gusty flow of the Hogenakkal waterfalls, turning it into a misty beauty that often has visitors like you reckoning it as India’s Niagra Falls, although that title is contested (and won) by Chitrakoot Falls in Chattisgarh.

Niagra or not, its varying drops from 15ft to 65ft across the 14 channels is jaw-dropping enough to make you exclaim “Wow!” for days. Talk about post-trip reminiscing, phew! That reminds me, don’t forget your cameras. A word of caution: you might wanna keep it away when you are going for a coracle ride. The spatters from the waterfall from both sides as you ride through the stream of Kaveri wouldn’t be the best for your camera. The rides may be suspended if you are visiting during incessant rains for safety concerns.

Oh, and by the way. Hogenakkal comes from the Kannada words “hoge” or smoke and “kal” meaning rocks. So, literally (and well, visually too), Hogenakkal is Smoky Rocks.

Time and Distance of Hogenakkal Falls from Bangalore: 3hr 18min, 127km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Hogenakkal is heaven for fish lovers. You can choose your favorites (which are absolutely fresh from the Kaveri river) and have the locals at the stall cook them for you. For stay, you would find good resorts some 30 – 40 km away. Before that, options are limited.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Dharmapuri

2. Chunchanakatte Falls

Chunchanakatte falls is a 350 ft. wide, 60 ft. tall terrific cascading beauty that you’ll find on the Kaveri river in Mysore. The force of nature comes alive in front of your eyes as you hear the water roar at this waterfall. Add to that the lush greenery of the surroundings and it is sure to blow your mind. It is a popular attraction in Mysore that you cannot miss out on this monsoon.

What you’ll love about the Chunchanakatte Waterfall near Bangalore during monsoon 2021?

You know, it isn’t just the gorgeous gushing waters that add to the mystic beauty of the place at Chunchanakatte Falls. So the legend goes like – during his exile, Lord Rama stayed in the forests here at the request of the tribal couple Chuncha and Chunchi. And during the stay, it is believed Goddess Sita took a dip in the waters. From then on, the water had a turmeric tint to it.

So, it is considered holy to take a bath in the Kaveri river here. Although, exercise increased caution when you visit this waterfall near Bangalore during monsoons. The Lord Kodanda Rama temple also sits right on the banks of the waterfall.

Distance of Chunchanakatte Falls from Bangalore: 3hr 50min; 205.3km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Given its closeness to Mysore, your best bet would be to book an accommodation of your choice in Mysore itself. Limited options for food along the way. So, it is better to pack your own food for having a good day of the picnic.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Chunchanakatte

3. Talakona Falls

Tirupati is one of the most sought-after weekend getaways from Bangalore and while you’re here, add Talakona Falls to your itinerary. At a splendid drop of 270ft., Talakona is the highest waterfall in Andhra Pradesh. It might not be as voluminous as some of the other waterfalls on our list but its resplendent beauty and location within a dense forest make it one of the most popular waterfalls near Bangalore in monsoon 2021.

What to do at Talakona falls on your monsoon getaway from Bangalore?

To reach here, you’ll be trekking for around 1.5km, a stretch that does get a little sketchy towards the end. Once you see the Talakona waterfall peeking through the trees, you would be elated, trust me! If you can swim, go all out with your GoPro and dive into the pool that has formed below the waterfall.

Now, the Talakona fall breaks over the rocks along its 270ft. drop. Climb a little higher from the bottom and under one particularly long plunge at the top, you can stand right under the waterfall with its water sprinkling all over you. Your heart is sure to somersault out of sheer happiness for sure! Even the serenity of the place, the sound of the waterfalls, and the chirping of the birds and crickets wouldn’t fail to charm you.

You will also find cave-like structures cut out in the Talakona hills. It is believed that during ancient times, sages used to meditate here. There’s also the Siddeshwara Swamy (Lord Shiva) temple nearby if you would like to pay a visit.

Time and Distance of Talakona Falls from Bangalore: 5hr 5min; 268km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: CBET forest guesthouse is good for a night’s stay at Talakona falls. You can choose between private log huts or dormitory beds. If you are coming here from Tirupati, pack your own food as the vendors here only sell snacks and stuff. Although, leave it back in your car or eat it before going to falls. You wouldn’t want the monkeys coming right at you for food.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Kodur

4. Jog Waterfalls

If you are living in Bangalore, you must have already heard about Jog Falls in Shimoga. It also happens to be one of the at least and most beautiful waterfalls in India. Surrounded by dense evergreen forests, the four cascades named Raja, Rani, Roarer, and Rocket of Jog Falls is sure to take your breath away.

You can behold this beauty from two open viewing decking. One is from the inspection bungalow and the other is the main viewpoint at the entrance. Here you can take your car and keep it in the parking area. There’s, in fact, also another location from where you can view Jog Falls and it is the KSTDC Hotel Mayura, should you decide to stay here.

Once you’re done gaping at the gorgeousness, you can make your way down to the bottom of the waterfalls. Just imagine yourself standing at the foot of these gorges with the waterfalls right away you and you are enjoying a nice shower of the vaporous sprays from its flow. Isn’t it so thrilling?

Why visit this waterfall near Bangalore during monsoon 2021?

Just look at the picture above and tell me if it doesn’t make your feet itch to go here right away! The abundance of greenery and milky white majesty will make you wanna fill your Gallery with loads and loads of pictures. Makes way for a great Instagram feed too! You could even spot a rainbow at the falls now and then. So, do make it a point to add Jog Falls to your bucket list of must-visit waterfalls near Bangalore in monsoon 2021.

Oh, and by the way, you might also Jog Falls by Gerusoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls, or Jogada Gundi. They are just some alternate names, so don’t wreck your brain if you hear people calling it by these names.

Time and Distance of Jog Falls from Bangalore: 7hr 27min; 407.2km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained although several stretches may be flooded a bit during torrential rains

Food and Accommodation: Sharavathi Adventure camp is a great place to stay at Jog falls if you wish to go hiking, kayaking, riding coracles, and other activities. There are several other luxury and budget stay options in the area as well. Food isn’t that high-end, be it the Mayura restaurant at KTSDC’s property near the falls or the other smaller ones nearby.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Sagar

5. Iruppu Falls

If you need your dose of the chill of the hills and the tranquility of the waterfalls, you should visit Coorg this monsoon 2021. And with a waterfall as beautiful as Iruppu, you have all the way more reason to visit it from Bangalore. Are you a trekking enthusiast? Then you just have to add a visit to Iruppu waterfalls. Why? Because Iruppu is a part of the Brahmagiri forest hills and a trail of dense thickets from the waterfalls takes you to the peak of Brahmagiri. You’d need the forest department’s permission, however, to embark on this trek.

Iruppu or Lakshmana Tirtha falls may be among our topic picks for waterfalls near Bangalore in monsoon 2021 but it is also considered to be a holy place by many devotees. If you take a dip in its waters, it is said that all your sins will be washed away. You would see several devotees flocking at the Rameshwara Temple near the falls.

Visiting Iruppu waterfalls from Bangalore during monsoon 2021

The place has an abundance of flora and fauna in this region. You could even spot the endangered “Malabar Blue Bandit” butterfly fluttering near the Iruppu waterfalls. Just think about soaking your feet in the cold waters of the cascading waterfall in the pool at the bottom and enjoy your “nature therapy”. If you are a thrill-seeker, head to Kodagu Whitewater Rafting which is merely 9km away. Ready for an adventure, well, are you?

Time and Distance of Iruppu Falls from Bangalore: 5hr 15min; 248km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained and very scenic roads

Food and Accommodation: Go for a camping stay in the Nirmale forest if you wish to be close to nature. To include wildlife on your getaway, book your stay at the forest lodges or resorts in Nagarahole National Park which is just about 20kms away. You could also travel to Mysore for a wider range of options that suit your budget. Pack your food for a picnic by the waterfalls.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Hunsur

Loved these waterfalls near Bangalore for your monsoon getaway, didn’t you? Then how about adding more destinations to your monsoon getaway from Bangalore? If you are longing for a long road trip from Bangalore with your friends or family, click here right away! For shorter road trips within 100 km, you can visit these awesome places near Bangalore. And about stays, you wouldn’t have to worry a dime. Yuyiii’s got your back with some amazing handpicked options curated just for you. Off you go touring!

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Waterfalls are a true beauty of nature and visiting them a soothing as well as an exhilarating experience. And for you city-dwellers, the good news is there is no dearth of waterfalls near Bangalore. Ample opportunities to experience these majestic creations of nature up close, I tell you! So when the rains bring a boring mood to the city, head out to these stunning waterfalls near Bangalore in monsoon 2021.

1. Hogenakkal Falls

A rocky terrain jutting out into a narrow roaring stream with several channels (14 if you do a count) of milky white water pouring down from the top – Hogenakkal is hands down, among our top five favorite waterfalls near Bangalore in monsoon 2021. The winding flow of Kaveri through Karnataka to descend down a craggy landscape and enter Tamil Nadu (interesting state border, no?). Pay a visit, stand on any of its several viewing decks and you’d instantly why we are hyping so much about it. Such a visual treat it is!

Visiting one of India’s best waterfalls near Bangalore in monsoon 2021

Monsoons bring in the rainwater that adds to the gusty flow of the Hogenakkal waterfalls, turning it into a misty beauty that often has visitors like you reckoning it as India’s Niagra Falls, although that title is contested (and won) by Chitrakoot Falls in Chattisgarh.

Niagra or not, its varying drops from 15ft to 65ft across the 14 channels is jaw-dropping enough to make you exclaim “Wow!” for days. Talk about post-trip reminiscing, phew! That reminds me, don’t forget your cameras. A word of caution: you might wanna keep it away when you are going for a coracle ride. The spatters from the waterfall from both sides as you ride through the stream of Kaveri wouldn’t be the best for your camera. The rides may be suspended if you are visiting during incessant rains for safety concerns.

Oh, and by the way. Hogenakkal comes from the Kannada words “hoge” or smoke and “kal” meaning rocks. So, literally (and well, visually too), Hogenakkal is Smoky Rocks.

Time and Distance of Hogenakkal Falls from Bangalore: 3hr 18min, 127km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Hogenakkal is heaven for fish lovers. You can choose your favorites (which are absolutely fresh from the Kaveri river) and have the locals at the stall cook them for you. For stay, you would find good resorts some 30 – 40 km away. Before that, options are limited.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Dharmapuri

2. Chunchanakatte Falls

Chunchanakatte falls is a 350 ft. wide, 60 ft. tall terrific cascading beauty that you’ll find on the Kaveri river in Mysore. The force of nature comes alive in front of your eyes as you hear the water roar at this waterfall. Add to that the lush greenery of the surroundings and it is sure to blow your mind. It is a popular attraction in Mysore that you cannot miss out on this monsoon.

What you’ll love about the Chunchanakatte Waterfall near Bangalore during monsoon 2021?

You know, it isn’t just the gorgeous gushing waters that add to the mystic beauty of the place at Chunchanakatte Falls. So the legend goes like – during his exile, Lord Rama stayed in the forests here at the request of the tribal couple Chuncha and Chunchi. And during the stay, it is believed Goddess Sita took a dip in the waters. From then on, the water had a turmeric tint to it.

So, it is considered holy to take a bath in the Kaveri river here. Although, exercise increased caution when you visit this waterfall near Bangalore during monsoons. The Lord Kodanda Rama temple also sits right on the banks of the waterfall.

Distance of Chunchanakatte Falls from Bangalore: 3hr 50min; 205.3km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Given its closeness to Mysore, your best bet would be to book an accommodation of your choice in Mysore itself. Limited options for food along the way. So, it is better to pack your own food for having a good day of the picnic.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Chunchanakatte

3. Talakona Falls

Tirupati is one of the most sought-after weekend getaways from Bangalore and while you’re here, add Talakona Falls to your itinerary. At a splendid drop of 270ft., Talakona is the highest waterfall in Andhra Pradesh. It might not be as voluminous as some of the other waterfalls on our list but its resplendent beauty and location within a dense forest make it one of the most popular waterfalls near Bangalore in monsoon 2021.

What to do at Talakona falls on your monsoon getaway from Bangalore?

To reach here, you’ll be trekking for around 1.5km, a stretch that does get a little sketchy towards the end. Once you see the Talakona waterfall peeking through the trees, you would be elated, trust me! If you can swim, go all out with your GoPro and dive into the pool that has formed below the waterfall.

Now, the Talakona fall breaks over the rocks along its 270ft. drop. Climb a little higher from the bottom and under one particularly long plunge at the top, you can stand right under the waterfall with its water sprinkling all over you. Your heart is sure to somersault out of sheer happiness for sure! Even the serenity of the place, the sound of the waterfalls, and the chirping of the birds and crickets wouldn’t fail to charm you.

You will also find cave-like structures cut out in the Talakona hills. It is believed that during ancient times, sages used to meditate here. There’s also the Siddeshwara Swamy (Lord Shiva) temple nearby if you would like to pay a visit.

Time and Distance of Talakona Falls from Bangalore: 5hr 5min; 268km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: CBET forest guesthouse is good for a night’s stay at Talakona falls. You can choose between private log huts or dormitory beds. If you are coming here from Tirupati, pack your own food as the vendors here only sell snacks and stuff. Although, leave it back in your car or eat it before going to falls. You wouldn’t want the monkeys coming right at you for food.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Kodur

4. Jog Waterfalls

If you are living in Bangalore, you must have already heard about Jog Falls in Shimoga. It also happens to be one of the at least and most beautiful waterfalls in India. Surrounded by dense evergreen forests, the four cascades named Raja, Rani, Roarer, and Rocket of Jog Falls is sure to take your breath away.

You can behold this beauty from two open viewing decking. One is from the inspection bungalow and the other is the main viewpoint at the entrance. Here you can take your car and keep it in the parking area. There’s, in fact, also another location from where you can view Jog Falls and it is the KSTDC Hotel Mayura, should you decide to stay here.

Once you’re done gaping at the gorgeousness, you can make your way down to the bottom of the waterfalls. Just imagine yourself standing at the foot of these gorges with the waterfalls right away you and you are enjoying a nice shower of the vaporous sprays from its flow. Isn’t it so thrilling?

Why visit this waterfall near Bangalore during monsoon 2021?

Just look at the picture above and tell me if it doesn’t make your feet itch to go here right away! The abundance of greenery and milky white majesty will make you wanna fill your Gallery with loads and loads of pictures. Makes way for a great Instagram feed too! You could even spot a rainbow at the falls now and then. So, do make it a point to add Jog Falls to your bucket list of must-visit waterfalls near Bangalore in monsoon 2021.

Oh, and by the way, you might also Jog Falls by Gerusoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls, or Jogada Gundi. They are just some alternate names, so don’t wreck your brain if you hear people calling it by these names.

Time and Distance of Jog Falls from Bangalore: 7hr 27min; 407.2km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained although several stretches may be flooded a bit during torrential rains

Food and Accommodation: Sharavathi Adventure camp is a great place to stay at Jog falls if you wish to go hiking, kayaking, riding coracles, and other activities. There are several other luxury and budget stay options in the area as well. Food isn’t that high-end, be it the Mayura restaurant at KTSDC’s property near the falls or the other smaller ones nearby.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Sagar

5. Iruppu Falls

If you need your dose of the chill of the hills and the tranquility of the waterfalls, you should visit Coorg this monsoon 2021. And with a waterfall as beautiful as Iruppu, you have all the way more reason to visit it from Bangalore. Are you a trekking enthusiast? Then you just have to add a visit to Iruppu waterfalls. Why? Because Iruppu is a part of the Brahmagiri forest hills and a trail of dense thickets from the waterfalls takes you to the peak of Brahmagiri. You’d need the forest department’s permission, however, to embark on this trek.

Iruppu or Lakshmana Tirtha falls may be among our topic picks for waterfalls near Bangalore in monsoon 2021 but it is also considered to be a holy place by many devotees. If you take a dip in its waters, it is said that all your sins will be washed away. You would see several devotees flocking at the Rameshwara Temple near the falls.

Visiting Iruppu waterfalls from Bangalore during monsoon 2021

The place has an abundance of flora and fauna in this region. You could even spot the endangered “Malabar Blue Bandit” butterfly fluttering near the Iruppu waterfalls. Just think about soaking your feet in the cold waters of the cascading waterfall in the pool at the bottom and enjoy your “nature therapy”. If you are a thrill-seeker, head to Kodagu Whitewater Rafting which is merely 9km away. Ready for an adventure, well, are you?

Time and Distance of Iruppu Falls from Bangalore: 5hr 15min; 248km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained and very scenic roads

Food and Accommodation: Go for a camping stay in the Nirmale forest if you wish to be close to nature. To include wildlife on your getaway, book your stay at the forest lodges or resorts in Nagarahole National Park which is just about 20kms away. You could also travel to Mysore for a wider range of options that suit your budget. Pack your food for a picnic by the waterfalls.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Hunsur

Loved these waterfalls near Bangalore for your monsoon getaway, didn’t you? Then how about adding more destinations to your monsoon getaway from Bangalore? If you are longing for a long road trip from Bangalore with your friends or family, click here right away! For shorter road trips within 100 km, you can visit these awesome places near Bangalore. And about stays, you wouldn’t have to worry a dime. Yuyiii’s got your back with some amazing handpicked options curated just for you. Off you go touring!

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Sequestered inside the house and looking at the same things every day, life lost its luster, didn’t it? That’s why we’ve picked out these beautiful landscapes and exhilarating waterfalls that’ll make your eyes pop. Check out these scenic road trips from Bangalore and get a breath of fresh air. Take your friends and family with you because they too need this escape from monotony. So click lots of photos and hike through the thriving hills. Let your mind and body wander to the scenic road trips from Bangalore.

Bababudangiri Hills

About 250 km from Bangalore is one of the highest peaks of Karnataka. Bababudangiri hills are a part of the exuberant Western Ghats. The view from there is so amazing that you could simply keep gazing at the picturesque landscapes all day.

This beautiful destination near Bangalore attracts lots of trekkers. These expansive hills provide trekking trails not only for beginners but also for professionals. There are different routes for trekkers and hikers of all levels.

Want to add a bit more challenge to your trekking expedition? Then try out the route to the beautiful Manikyadhara waterfalls.

However, Bababudangiri hills are famous for another reason. The popular religious place of the Dattatreya Petta temple and the Baba Budan shrine is in the same cave. What could be a better symbol of the fraternity between Hindus and Muslims in India than this?

Food and Accommodation: Not available

Road Conditions: Accessible and Well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Chikkamagalur

Best Time to Visit: October- June

Harangi Dam

The second spot on the list of scenic road trips from Bangalore goes to Harangi Dam. The calm waters of river Harangi indeed ooze tranquillity. Since the dam is tucked away from the spotlight, it is less crowded and more peaceful.

Moreover, there’s also a park near the dam where you can stroll around and enjoy the view leisurely. Needless to say, it happens to be a great picnic spot. With ample space for kids to play while adults chitchat, it’d be a day well spent.

What’s more, is that there are some hills nearby. And where there are hills, there are trails. So we have yet another trekking spot for you.

Furthermore, 9 Km from Harangi Dam is Namdroling Golden Temple. It is the second-largest monastery in India. This spiritual sanatorium is known for the huge golden statues of Buddha.

Food and Accommodation: There are several lodges and eateries near Harangi Dam. However, the resorts near Nisargdhama are better and more comfortable.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Kushalnagar

Best Time to Visit: There is no specific season to visit Harangi Dam. It is open all year round.

Nearby Travel Spots: Ranganaitthu, 80 km from Harangi Dam.

Nisargadhama

 The Nisargdhama Forest Park is about 240 km from Bangalore. The park is situated on a small forest island. The main attraction is the river Kaveri flowing through the wilderness. Experience life among the wild deer and chirping birds. Away from the crackling of the city, this park is a cocoon woven by nature.

You have probably watched the adventurers on the Discovery channel travel through the dense Amazon. At Nisargadharma, you get the chance to explore the forest just like them. So just imagine a cameraman trailing after you as you venture around describing what you see. It would be fun becoming Bear Grylls for a day, wouldn’t it? (wink, wink)

Moreover, you can also choose to go for activities like boating and elephant rides. Besides, don’t forget to check out the deer and rabbit parks as well.

Food and Accommodation: There is a river-side guest house and cottages owned by the Forest Department. You will also find nice hotels and restaurants in and around Nisargdhama.

Road Conditions: Accessible and Well-maintained.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Kushalnagar

Best Time to Visit: June to October are the ideal months to visit Nisargadhama. The rainy season doesn’t get many visitors because of frequent heavy showers.

Nearby Travel Spots: Lepakshi, 60 km from Nisargdhama.

Kemmangundi

250 km from Bangalore is the single hill of Kemmangundi, which has hoarded the most beautiful landscapes. From waterfalls and lush forests to coffee plantations and idyllic points, this place has it all.

Beginning with Z- point, it offers a stunning view of the Western Ghats. The sunset from this point is something you’ll deeply regret not witnessing if you happen to miss it.

Kemmangundi is a hill; hence, there are going to be several trekking routes, of course. And if you want some incentives for trekking, there are a couple of must-visit waterfalls unreachable by vehicles.

One of those waterfalls is the Hebbe falls. The water of this fall has healing properties as it passes through lots of medicinal herbs. Therefore, this beautiful destination near Bangalore is also an important spot for botanists and researchers.

The Shiva temple, Kalhatti Falls, and the Rock Garden are a few more popular tourist spots in Kemmangundi.

Food and Accommodation: There are lots of resorts and restaurants nearby. So you can comfortably enjoy your stay at Kemmangundi.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Chikkamagalur

Best Time to Visit: June- October

Talakaveri

Finally, we have reached the last spot on the list of scenic road trips from Bangalore. Talakaveri, where the river Kaveri originated, is 260 km from the capital city of Karnataka. A small spring sprouts from the ground in a Klondike, which then flows underground. It re-emerges a few meters away from River Kaveri.

The Shiva temple at Talakaveri might have been established by the great sage Agasthya. Along with Lord Ganesha’s temple, both the pilgrimage spot draws hundreds of devotees.  

Since this hill station is on the Brahmagiri hills, the view from this place is spectacular. You can also go on trekking expeditions at this beautiful destination near Bangalore.

Food and Accommodation: Comfortable hotels and restaurants are found in Talakaveri to fit all budget types.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Mercara

Best Time to Visit: September- May

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Sequestered inside the house and looking at the same things every day, life lost its luster, didn’t it? That’s why we’ve picked out these beautiful landscapes and exhilarating waterfalls that’ll make your eyes pop. Check out these scenic road trips from Bangalore and get a breath of fresh air. Take your friends and family with you because they too need this escape from monotony. So click lots of photos and hike through the thriving hills. Let your mind and body wander to the scenic road trips from Bangalore.

Bababudangiri Hills

About 250 km from Bangalore is one of the highest peaks of Karnataka. Bababudangiri hills are a part of the exuberant Western Ghats. The view from there is so amazing that you could simply keep gazing at the picturesque landscapes all day.

This beautiful destination near Bangalore attracts lots of trekkers. These expansive hills provide trekking trails not only for beginners but also for professionals. There are different routes for trekkers and hikers of all levels.

Want to add a bit more challenge to your trekking expedition? Then try out the route to the beautiful Manikyadhara waterfalls.

However, Bababudangiri hills are famous for another reason. The popular religious place of the Dattatreya Petta temple and the Baba Budan shrine is in the same cave. What could be a better symbol of the fraternity between Hindus and Muslims in India than this?

Food and Accommodation: Not available

Road Conditions: Accessible and Well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Chikkamagalur

Best Time to Visit: October- June

Harangi Dam

The second spot on the list of scenic road trips from Bangalore goes to Harangi Dam. The calm waters of river Harangi indeed ooze tranquillity. Since the dam is tucked away from the spotlight, it is less crowded and more peaceful.

Moreover, there’s also a park near the dam where you can stroll around and enjoy the view leisurely. Needless to say, it happens to be a great picnic spot. With ample space for kids to play while adults chitchat, it’d be a day well spent.

What’s more, is that there are some hills nearby. And where there are hills, there are trails. So we have yet another trekking spot for you.

Furthermore, 9 Km from Harangi Dam is Namdroling Golden Temple. It is the second-largest monastery in India. This spiritual sanatorium is known for the huge golden statues of Buddha.

Food and Accommodation: There are several lodges and eateries near Harangi Dam. However, the resorts near Nisargdhama are better and more comfortable.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Kushalnagar

Best Time to Visit: There is no specific season to visit Harangi Dam. It is open all year round.

Nearby Travel Spots: Ranganaitthu, 80 km from Harangi Dam.

Nisargadhama

 The Nisargdhama Forest Park is about 240 km from Bangalore. The park is situated on a small forest island. The main attraction is the river Kaveri flowing through the wilderness. Experience life among the wild deer and chirping birds. Away from the crackling of the city, this park is a cocoon woven by nature.

You have probably watched the adventurers on the Discovery channel travel through the dense Amazon. At Nisargadharma, you get the chance to explore the forest just like them. So just imagine a cameraman trailing after you as you venture around describing what you see. It would be fun becoming Bear Grylls for a day, wouldn’t it? (wink, wink)

Moreover, you can also choose to go for activities like boating and elephant rides. Besides, don’t forget to check out the deer and rabbit parks as well.

Food and Accommodation: There is a river-side guest house and cottages owned by the Forest Department. You will also find nice hotels and restaurants in and around Nisargdhama.

Road Conditions: Accessible and Well-maintained.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Kushalnagar

Best Time to Visit: June to October are the ideal months to visit Nisargadhama. The rainy season doesn’t get many visitors because of frequent heavy showers.

Nearby Travel Spots: Lepakshi, 60 km from Nisargdhama.

Kemmangundi

250 km from Bangalore is the single hill of Kemmangundi, which has hoarded the most beautiful landscapes. From waterfalls and lush forests to coffee plantations and idyllic points, this place has it all.

Beginning with Z- point, it offers a stunning view of the Western Ghats. The sunset from this point is something you’ll deeply regret not witnessing if you happen to miss it.

Kemmangundi is a hill; hence, there are going to be several trekking routes, of course. And if you want some incentives for trekking, there are a couple of must-visit waterfalls unreachable by vehicles.

One of those waterfalls is the Hebbe falls. The water of this fall has healing properties as it passes through lots of medicinal herbs. Therefore, this beautiful destination near Bangalore is also an important spot for botanists and researchers.

The Shiva temple, Kalhatti Falls, and the Rock Garden are a few more popular tourist spots in Kemmangundi.

Food and Accommodation: There are lots of resorts and restaurants nearby. So you can comfortably enjoy your stay at Kemmangundi.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Chikkamagalur

Best Time to Visit: June- October

Talakaveri

Finally, we have reached the last spot on the list of scenic road trips from Bangalore. Talakaveri, where the river Kaveri originated, is 260 km from the capital city of Karnataka. A small spring sprouts from the ground in a Klondike, which then flows underground. It re-emerges a few meters away from River Kaveri.

The Shiva temple at Talakaveri might have been established by the great sage Agasthya. Along with Lord Ganesha’s temple, both the pilgrimage spot draws hundreds of devotees.  

Since this hill station is on the Brahmagiri hills, the view from this place is spectacular. You can also go on trekking expeditions at this beautiful destination near Bangalore.

Food and Accommodation: Comfortable hotels and restaurants are found in Talakaveri to fit all budget types.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Mercara

Best Time to Visit: September- May

Would you like to know about a few more waterfall spots? We also have some fabulously romantic getaways for you. Been too busy for some self-love? Then check out these amazing yoga retreats and get some one-on-one time. Oh! Experience royalty at this palatial stay. We also have handpicked a traditional Haveli resort for you. Go over to Yuyiii and find out more.

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Are you the kind of traveler who starts planning for a short getaway or a long vacation as soon as they see a holiday? Then you must have already started your hunt for some awesome weekend getaways from Mumbai for Independence Day 2021. Am I right, or am I right? It is a holiday and you sure wanna ditch the dirt and grime of the city life.

So, come on in! Let me take you to these gorgeous stays at some stunning locations near Mumbai for Nature Therapy. No hustle-bustle, only peaceful nature, some flavors of comfort and luxury, and a lot of fun! Moreover, all these stays are following safety protocols, so wouldn’t need to worry a dime!

1. Luxury Plantation Resort, Kharivali

The Luxury Plantation Resort in Wada takes you into the tranquility of nature away from the bustling cacophony of Mumbai’s fast-paced life. If you are looking for a weekend getaway for Independence Day 2021, head to this luxury resort for a dose of nature and outdoor activities. Spread over 150 acres of land, here you can stay in beautiful chalets and spacious tents nestled in the lap of mango, chikoo, and guava trees.

What we love about this awesome weekend getaway from Mumbai for Independence Day 2021?

With an ongoing pandemic, you might have concerns about going sightseeing when you visit a place. This is where we absolutely love the Luxury Plantation Resort among weekend getaways near Mumbai for Independence Day 2021. There are so many games like badminton, football, Frisbees, and volleyball, and activities like kayaking, cycling, and motorboat riding, you’d hardly have the time or desire to venture out of the resort.

If you are a nature lover (which I believe all you readers are, right?), you will enjoy the ambiance here. Fill your hearts and soothe your minds with the lush greenery and calming flow of the Vaitarini river. You can take a refreshing swim at the splash pool, treat yourself to a relaxing experience at the modern spa, or simply stroll around the tree-lined paths. For the best experience, you can opt for the treehouse chalet. It is built around a peepul tree, has a rooftop swimming pool, and offers you a breathtaking view of the river landscape. Now, lemme see who’s up for a treehouse stay?

Suitable for: This stay is the perfect getaway for all travelers who wish to spend some time amidst nature with a tinge of luxury and fun adventure activities. So, be it couples, families, friends, or corporates, this Luxury Plantation Resort beckons you all.

Time and Distance from Mumbai: 2hr 15min; 104km

2. Serene Tropical Stay Dapoli

The coconut and palm-lined coastal hill station of Dapoli is a paradise for all those who have a hard time choosing between beach/mountain person. Are you one like me too? Then, this Serene Tropical Stay in Dapoli is curated just for you. It boasts of elegance that dates back to the British era. Now, how cool is that? Such opulence combined with Dapoli’s awe-inspiring mountain vista and untouched serene beaches of the Konkan coast just a stone’s throw would make you wanna come back here over and over again! I mean, c’mon wouldn’t you want to?

What we love about Serene Tropical Stay in Dapoli?

Umm.. pretty much everything? All its suites and cottages exude sheer magnificence. The charm will surely get to you, I promise! The private verandahs overlook the lush green valleys of Dapoli. They even have jhoolas and chairs. So ditch your gadgets, grab a book from the stay’s library, and just enjoy a chill morning in your room with a cup of coffee. Sounds very Instagram-worthy too, right? A fitness freak, are you one? Then you can keep up with your daily routine at the gymnasium and later bask in the sun in the gazebo.

Let go of all your worries at the swimming pool of the property or by booking a spa session. Destress with a spell of yoga or amp up your sporty side with a cycling tour or badminton game. Of course, you’d also find indoor games to share a bonding time with your friends and family. Children can enjoy themselves at the playground or kids’ activity zone. You see, there’s something for all you tasteful travelers out there!

To add to the fun, you can also take the bullock cart ride that gives you a taste of rural life. Dusty roads, mango orchards, and your loved ones – sounds like a fun adventure to you? For the evenings, sit your friends and family around the campfire or enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner with your special one. Thinking about going down on your knees and holding out the ring? You might as well do it here at this romantic getaway. Way to go!

Suitable for: This place is best enjoyed by friends and families. Couples too will enjoy this romantic getaway. Oh, and by the way, the Serene Tropical Stay is pet-friendly. So, bring your furry friends along too!

Time and Distance from Mumbai: 5hr 27min; 222km

3. Secluded Forest Stay in Koyna

Do you fancy taking a dip in your private plunge pool surrounded by resplendent greenery of the trees and the rugged Sahyadris at the horizon? If you answered a yes to that, which I am sure you did, then this Secluded Forest Stay in Koyna is for you! Beat the crowds and head to this stunning hidden gem in the Western Ghats for your getaway from Mumbai during Independence Day 2021.

What we love about this Secluded Forest Stay getaway from Mumbai for Independence Day 2021?

Don’t you find the idea of staying in a forest cottage with your own open-air private pool so enticing? Every time you walk out to the balcony, only greenery and greenery fill your eyes. So, I suppose you already found your answer to why we love this Secluded Forest Stay in Koyna. And much to the delight of nature lovers, there is also an infinity pool that will stun you with the panoramic view of the Western Ghats. There’s a children’s play area where you can leave your toddlers while you go for a swim, get an Ayurveda massage, read a book in the library, or sip a glass of spirit at the bar.

To help you relish the flavors of authentic Maharashtrian cuisine, the stay offers an open-sided dining area. You can enjoy your rural Maharashtrian platter while listening to the chirping of the birds and the nibbling of the squirrels. Birders, take a note, will you? You could go fishing at the Koyna River or embark on a trek through the forest trails with your friends. At night, you could come back to a campfire, whet your appetite with a barbecue and lie down on the open grass to gaze at the starry sky. What more could ask for from a getaway, like really?

Suitable for: Couples, honeymooners, a group of friends and families can visit the Secluded Forest Stay for a fun-filled weekend.

Time and Distance from Mumbai: 6hr 52min; 337km

4. Mountain Stay at Malshej Ghat

For every Mumbaikar like you, the alluring beauty of the Malshej Ghat is not known. Be it the hill forts reminiscing the bygone days, the serene lakes, the roaring waterfalls gushing down the rugged slopes of Western Ghats, or the jaw-dropping views of the verdant rolling hills, this mountain pass is perfect for a getaway from Mumbai during Independence Day 2021. Add to that an enthralling luxury hospitality experience at this Mountain Stay at Malshej Ghat and you wouldn’t ever want your weekend getaway to end!

What we love about Mountain Stay at Malshej Ghat?

The Mountain Stay at Malshej Ghat has a very earthy feel to it. Nature’s bounty here and so is the fragrance of freshness, comfort, and opulence in the air. There is a lake with lush green mountains all around where you can go boating or just relax by dipping your feet in its cold water. Isn’t it the kind of serenity that you desire? Think about sitting by the lake with your family for a picnic on a Sunday morning, or a date night with your bae, or a barbecue evening with your friends. Sounds just about perfect, right?

You can choose among its 15 beautifully adorned and comfortable rooms and enjoy a hearty meal at Maati Baani the traditional way. Here they cook food in mud pots and serve it to you on earthenware. You’d love the flavors of the mud or “maati”, trust me! There’s a children’s playground, a garden, and an outdoor pool that add to the relaxation during your getaway. Complete your getaway at this Mountain Stay by paying a visit to the nearby Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of the great Maratha Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Suitable for: The place is perfect for families with children, couples looking for a romantic getaway, or a group of friends planning for weekend getaways near Mumbai for Independence Day 2021.

Time and Distance from Mumbai: 3hr 21min; 133.6km

5. Green Retreat at Igatpuri

Searching for weekend getaways near Mumbai for Independence Day 2021 where you can just go off-the-grid? You know, someplace where the air feels so fresh and the humdrum of the skyscraper dotted landscape seems like a far-flung dream? Everywhere around you is surrounded by serene greenery and misty mountains – a Switzerland-Esque vista. Well, that’s exactly what the Green Retreat at Igatpuri will offer you.

What we love about this Green Retreat getaway from Mumbai for Independence Day 2021?

The 40 acres of this getaway property near Mumbai have everything to offer to every kind of traveler. On a vacation with your friends or cousins? So, choose the group villas and indulge in a game of badminton, carom, table tennis, or chess. Visiting for a romantic getaway with your partner? Then stay in the comfort of the luxury rooms and go for a cycling tour of the property in the morning or evening.

Or are you a family looking for a short getaway with your children? The Green Retreat also has family cottages and activities like the Adventure Park and water sports that will keep y’all occupied and entertained. You can also relax yourself with an enriching yoga session or a rejuvenating spa.

For those looking to add some outdoor activities while your stay in Igatpuri, you can trek to nearby Kalsubai, the highest peak of Maharashtra. Don’t forget your cameras back at home, traveler! You absolutely wouldn’t want to miss capturing the scenic views of the Sahyadris from the top.

Suitable for: This Green Retreat in Igatpuri is suitable for families, couples, corporates, groups of friends, and even solo travelers. Whether you bring over your friends or decide to have some me-time, this stay will be a memorable one.

Time and Distance from Mumbai: 2hr 45min; 126km

Loved these weekend getaways from Mumbai for Independence Day 2021, didn’t you? Then make sure to check out these handpicked stays near Mumbai and other cities in India. Mumbaikars, if you are also looking for destinations for one-day road trips, here you go! To give yourself a respite during these tough times, head out to these safe and sanitized staycations near Mumbai. Families can choose among these child-friendly stays while couples can plan their holidays for these romantic getaways.

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Are you the kind of traveler who starts planning for a short getaway or a long vacation as soon as they see a holiday? Then you must have already started your hunt for some awesome weekend getaways from Mumbai for Independence Day 2021. Am I right, or am I right? It is a holiday and you sure wanna ditch the dirt and grime of the city life.

So, come on in! Let me take you to these gorgeous stays at some stunning locations near Mumbai for Nature Therapy. No hustle-bustle, only peaceful nature, some flavors of comfort and luxury, and a lot of fun! Moreover, all these stays are following safety protocols, so wouldn’t need to worry a dime!

1. Luxury Plantation Resort, Kharivali

The Luxury Plantation Resort in Wada takes you into the tranquility of nature away from the bustling cacophony of Mumbai’s fast-paced life. If you are looking for a weekend getaway for Independence Day 2021, head to this luxury resort for a dose of nature and outdoor activities. Spread over 150 acres of land, here you can stay in beautiful chalets and spacious tents nestled in the lap of mango, chikoo, and guava trees.

What we love about this awesome weekend getaway from Mumbai for Independence Day 2021?

With an ongoing pandemic, you might have concerns about going sightseeing when you visit a place. This is where we absolutely love the Luxury Plantation Resort among weekend getaways near Mumbai for Independence Day 2021. There are so many games like badminton, football, Frisbees, and volleyball, and activities like kayaking, cycling, and motorboat riding, you’d hardly have the time or desire to venture out of the resort.

If you are a nature lover (which I believe all you readers are, right?), you will enjoy the ambiance here. Fill your hearts and soothe your minds with the lush greenery and calming flow of the Vaitarini river. You can take a refreshing swim at the splash pool, treat yourself to a relaxing experience at the modern spa, or simply stroll around the tree-lined paths. For the best experience, you can opt for the treehouse chalet. It is built around a peepul tree, has a rooftop swimming pool, and offers you a breathtaking view of the river landscape. Now, lemme see who’s up for a treehouse stay?

Suitable for: This stay is the perfect getaway for all travelers who wish to spend some time amidst nature with a tinge of luxury and fun adventure activities. So, be it couples, families, friends, or corporates, this Luxury Plantation Resort beckons you all.

Time and Distance from Mumbai: 2hr 15min; 104km

2. Serene Tropical Stay Dapoli

The coconut and palm-lined coastal hill station of Dapoli is a paradise for all those who have a hard time choosing between beach/mountain person. Are you one like me too? Then, this Serene Tropical Stay in Dapoli is curated just for you. It boasts of elegance that dates back to the British era. Now, how cool is that? Such opulence combined with Dapoli’s awe-inspiring mountain vista and untouched serene beaches of the Konkan coast just a stone’s throw would make you wanna come back here over and over again! I mean, c’mon wouldn’t you want to?

What we love about Serene Tropical Stay in Dapoli?

Umm.. pretty much everything? All its suites and cottages exude sheer magnificence. The charm will surely get to you, I promise! The private verandahs overlook the lush green valleys of Dapoli. They even have jhoolas and chairs. So ditch your gadgets, grab a book from the stay’s library, and just enjoy a chill morning in your room with a cup of coffee. Sounds very Instagram-worthy too, right? A fitness freak, are you one? Then you can keep up with your daily routine at the gymnasium and later bask in the sun in the gazebo.

Let go of all your worries at the swimming pool of the property or by booking a spa session. Destress with a spell of yoga or amp up your sporty side with a cycling tour or badminton game. Of course, you’d also find indoor games to share a bonding time with your friends and family. Children can enjoy themselves at the playground or kids’ activity zone. You see, there’s something for all you tasteful travelers out there!

To add to the fun, you can also take the bullock cart ride that gives you a taste of rural life. Dusty roads, mango orchards, and your loved ones – sounds like a fun adventure to you? For the evenings, sit your friends and family around the campfire or enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner with your special one. Thinking about going down on your knees and holding out the ring? You might as well do it here at this romantic getaway. Way to go!

Suitable for: This place is best enjoyed by friends and families. Couples too will enjoy this romantic getaway. Oh, and by the way, the Serene Tropical Stay is pet-friendly. So, bring your furry friends along too!

Time and Distance from Mumbai: 5hr 27min; 222km

3. Secluded Forest Stay in Koyna

Do you fancy taking a dip in your private plunge pool surrounded by resplendent greenery of the trees and the rugged Sahyadris at the horizon? If you answered a yes to that, which I am sure you did, then this Secluded Forest Stay in Koyna is for you! Beat the crowds and head to this stunning hidden gem in the Western Ghats for your getaway from Mumbai during Independence Day 2021.

What we love about this Secluded Forest Stay getaway from Mumbai for Independence Day 2021?

Don’t you find the idea of staying in a forest cottage with your own open-air private pool so enticing? Every time you walk out to the balcony, only greenery and greenery fill your eyes. So, I suppose you already found your answer to why we love this Secluded Forest Stay in Koyna. And much to the delight of nature lovers, there is also an infinity pool that will stun you with the panoramic view of the Western Ghats. There’s a children’s play area where you can leave your toddlers while you go for a swim, get an Ayurveda massage, read a book in the library, or sip a glass of spirit at the bar.

To help you relish the flavors of authentic Maharashtrian cuisine, the stay offers an open-sided dining area. You can enjoy your rural Maharashtrian platter while listening to the chirping of the birds and the nibbling of the squirrels. Birders, take a note, will you? You could go fishing at the Koyna River or embark on a trek through the forest trails with your friends. At night, you could come back to a campfire, whet your appetite with a barbecue and lie down on the open grass to gaze at the starry sky. What more could ask for from a getaway, like really?

Suitable for: Couples, honeymooners, a group of friends and families can visit the Secluded Forest Stay for a fun-filled weekend.

Time and Distance from Mumbai: 6hr 52min; 337km

4. Mountain Stay at Malshej Ghat

For every Mumbaikar like you, the alluring beauty of the Malshej Ghat is not known. Be it the hill forts reminiscing the bygone days, the serene lakes, the roaring waterfalls gushing down the rugged slopes of Western Ghats, or the jaw-dropping views of the verdant rolling hills, this mountain pass is perfect for a getaway from Mumbai during Independence Day 2021. Add to that an enthralling luxury hospitality experience at this Mountain Stay at Malshej Ghat and you wouldn’t ever want your weekend getaway to end!

What we love about Mountain Stay at Malshej Ghat?

The Mountain Stay at Malshej Ghat has a very earthy feel to it. Nature’s bounty here and so is the fragrance of freshness, comfort, and opulence in the air. There is a lake with lush green mountains all around where you can go boating or just relax by dipping your feet in its cold water. Isn’t it the kind of serenity that you desire? Think about sitting by the lake with your family for a picnic on a Sunday morning, or a date night with your bae, or a barbecue evening with your friends. Sounds just about perfect, right?

You can choose among its 15 beautifully adorned and comfortable rooms and enjoy a hearty meal at Maati Baani the traditional way. Here they cook food in mud pots and serve it to you on earthenware. You’d love the flavors of the mud or “maati”, trust me! There’s a children’s playground, a garden, and an outdoor pool that add to the relaxation during your getaway. Complete your getaway at this Mountain Stay by paying a visit to the nearby Shivneri Fort, the birthplace of the great Maratha Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Suitable for: The place is perfect for families with children, couples looking for a romantic getaway, or a group of friends planning for weekend getaways near Mumbai for Independence Day 2021.

Time and Distance from Mumbai: 3hr 21min; 133.6km

5. Green Retreat at Igatpuri

Searching for weekend getaways near Mumbai for Independence Day 2021 where you can just go off-the-grid? You know, someplace where the air feels so fresh and the humdrum of the skyscraper dotted landscape seems like a far-flung dream? Everywhere around you is surrounded by serene greenery and misty mountains – a Switzerland-Esque vista. Well, that’s exactly what the Green Retreat at Igatpuri will offer you.

What we love about this Green Retreat getaway from Mumbai for Independence Day 2021?

The 40 acres of this getaway property near Mumbai have everything to offer to every kind of traveler. On a vacation with your friends or cousins? So, choose the group villas and indulge in a game of badminton, carom, table tennis, or chess. Visiting for a romantic getaway with your partner? Then stay in the comfort of the luxury rooms and go for a cycling tour of the property in the morning or evening.

Or are you a family looking for a short getaway with your children? The Green Retreat also has family cottages and activities like the Adventure Park and water sports that will keep y’all occupied and entertained. You can also relax yourself with an enriching yoga session or a rejuvenating spa.

For those looking to add some outdoor activities while your stay in Igatpuri, you can trek to nearby Kalsubai, the highest peak of Maharashtra. Don’t forget your cameras back at home, traveler! You absolutely wouldn’t want to miss capturing the scenic views of the Sahyadris from the top.

Suitable for: This Green Retreat in Igatpuri is suitable for families, couples, corporates, groups of friends, and even solo travelers. Whether you bring over your friends or decide to have some me-time, this stay will be a memorable one.

Time and Distance from Mumbai: 2hr 45min; 126km

Loved these weekend getaways from Mumbai for Independence Day 2021, didn’t you? Then make sure to check out these handpicked stays near Mumbai and other cities in India. Mumbaikars, if you are also looking for destinations for one-day road trips, here you go! To give yourself a respite during these tough times, head out to these safe and sanitized staycations near Mumbai. Families can choose among these child-friendly stays while couples can plan their holidays for these romantic getaways.

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The cool showers always bring out the wanderlust within us. The only thought that crosses our minds is to get out for a drive. So to quench the metaphorical thirst we have found some monsoon getaways from Bangalore for you. Be it a solo trip or if you’re traveling with your friends/family these places will light up your monsoons. So as soon as the downpour begins, head over to these amazing monsoon getaways from Bangalore.

Belur

240 km from Bangalore is the capital city of the Hoysala Empire during the 11th century. This town has the most marvelous temples and monuments of that period.

Out of all those, the Channekeshwar temple attracts tourists for its remarkable architecture. More than 80 Mandanika sculptures adorn the temple in distinctive forms and poses. Murals on the pillars seem to spin tales that have probably been forgotten over the years.

Alternatively, you can also hire a guide who will unmask everything story you’ll need to about this extraordinary temple.

Food and Accommodation: Not available

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Hassan

Best Time to Visit: You can visit Belur all year round.

Nearby Travel Spots: Halebbedu, 20 km from Belur

Chunchanakatte

This place is known for its waterfall and Kodada Ram Temple. The waters of the river Kaveri tumbles down the large rocks, presenting a breath-taking view. It is believed that Sita had taken a bath at this place. Thereafter, the waters flowing had a golden tinge to it.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a quick trip near Bangalore, Chunchanakatte is the perfect place. The amazing scenery along with the waterfalls will undoubtedly drive away your stress and leave you refreshed. You can simply gaze at the cascading falls and let your mind wander peacefully. How often do you get to do that anyway?

Food and Accommodation: Not available

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Chunchanakatte

Best Time to Visit: Chunchanakatte is open to visitors all twelve months.

Nearby Travel Spots: Satodi Falls, 40 km from Chunchanakatte.

Tiruvannamalai

On the list of monsoon getaways from Bangalore, Tiruvannamalai takes the third spot. Located 200km from the capital city of Karnataka, this place is yet another pilgrimage town.

The Arunachaleshwara Temple gets swarmed with devotees every full moon to worship Lord Shiva. Moreover, the vast premise of the temple has plenty of places to sit and revel in its divinity. The pilgrims usually circumvent around the Grivalam hill after their prayers. Tiruvannamalai, being one of the popular sacred towns in India, is a very quick trip from Bangalore. Therefore Shiva devotees especially should not skip out of this town.

Food and Accommodation: Not- available

Road Conditions: Accessible and well- maintained

Best Time to Visit: You can visit this town from January to December as per your convenience.

Nearby Travel Spots: Varaahi, 25 km from Tiruvannamalai.

Hemagiri

Hemagiri Waterfalls are only 200 km away for monsoon getaways from Bangalore. The panoramic view of the waterfall along with lush hills is what we need. Moreover, you can easily drive over to Hemagiri for a nice picnic with your loved ones.

In fact, you can also make it a solo trip. Just relax and enjoy what nature so generously offers.

Besides, there’s also the Venkataramana Temple, a small worship place near the waterfalls. You will need to climb a few steps to reach the main temple. However, it isn’t very strenuous either.

The best thing about this place is that not many people are aware of these hidden gems. So take the advantage of this secluded, hence uncrowded place.

Food and Accommodation: Not available

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: K.R. Pertrol

Best Time to Visit: Although this place is open all year round, monsoons are the best time to visit. That is because summers tend to dry out the waters. So we wait for rains to recharge the waterfalls.

Jog Falls

The tallest waterfall in India is at a distance of 380 km from Bangalore. The Western Ghats, the range filled with beauty and remarkable landscapes, is where these waterfalls originate.

The monsoons gift the Jog falls with lots of water thereby enhancing its allure. With the evergreen forests as a backdrop, the falls are a sight to behold. The sound of the rumbling waters creates its own music that you’ll get lost in.

Also, you get ample space and opportunities for clicking the perfect Instagram-able shots at this beautiful landmark. Ordinarily, you are allowed to go to the base of the Jog falls. However, in case of heavy rains, it might remain closed.

Food and Accommodation: There aren’t any proper restaurants near Jog falls. Therefore you will either have to bring along your own snacks.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Sagar

Best Time to Visit: Monsoon is the best season to visit Jog falls as the entire region gets a certain charm of its own.

These places don’t seem enough, do they? Therefore we also have several other recommendations. Explore these historical places or go on a spiritual journey. Go trekking at these beautiful hills or take a long drive to these quick spots. Check out this luxurious family resort. We also have this rustic farm stay for you. Yuyiii still has many options yet to show.

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The cool showers always bring out the wanderlust within us. The only thought that crosses our minds is to get out for a drive. So to quench the metaphorical thirst we have found some monsoon getaways from Bangalore for you. Be it a solo trip or if you’re traveling with your friends/family these places will light up your monsoons. So as soon as the downpour begins, head over to these amazing monsoon getaways from Bangalore.

Belur

240 km from Bangalore is the capital city of the Hoysala Empire during the 11th century. This town has the most marvelous temples and monuments of that period.

Out of all those, the Channekeshwar temple attracts tourists for its remarkable architecture. More than 80 Mandanika sculptures adorn the temple in distinctive forms and poses. Murals on the pillars seem to spin tales that have probably been forgotten over the years.

Alternatively, you can also hire a guide who will unmask everything story you’ll need to about this extraordinary temple.

Food and Accommodation: Not available

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Hassan

Best Time to Visit: You can visit Belur all year round.

Nearby Travel Spots: Halebbedu, 20 km from Belur

Chunchanakatte

This place is known for its waterfall and Kodada Ram Temple. The waters of the river Kaveri tumbles down the large rocks, presenting a breath-taking view. It is believed that Sita had taken a bath at this place. Thereafter, the waters flowing had a golden tinge to it.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a quick trip near Bangalore, Chunchanakatte is the perfect place. The amazing scenery along with the waterfalls will undoubtedly drive away your stress and leave you refreshed. You can simply gaze at the cascading falls and let your mind wander peacefully. How often do you get to do that anyway?

Food and Accommodation: Not available

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Chunchanakatte

Best Time to Visit: Chunchanakatte is open to visitors all twelve months.

Nearby Travel Spots: Satodi Falls, 40 km from Chunchanakatte.

Tiruvannamalai

On the list of monsoon getaways from Bangalore, Tiruvannamalai takes the third spot. Located 200km from the capital city of Karnataka, this place is yet another pilgrimage town.

The Arunachaleshwara Temple gets swarmed with devotees every full moon to worship Lord Shiva. Moreover, the vast premise of the temple has plenty of places to sit and revel in its divinity. The pilgrims usually circumvent around the Grivalam hill after their prayers. Tiruvannamalai, being one of the popular sacred towns in India, is a very quick trip from Bangalore. Therefore Shiva devotees especially should not skip out of this town.

Food and Accommodation: Not- available

Road Conditions: Accessible and well- maintained

Best Time to Visit: You can visit this town from January to December as per your convenience.

Nearby Travel Spots: Varaahi, 25 km from Tiruvannamalai.

Hemagiri

Hemagiri Waterfalls are only 200 km away for monsoon getaways from Bangalore. The panoramic view of the waterfall along with lush hills is what we need. Moreover, you can easily drive over to Hemagiri for a nice picnic with your loved ones.

In fact, you can also make it a solo trip. Just relax and enjoy what nature so generously offers.

Besides, there’s also the Venkataramana Temple, a small worship place near the waterfalls. You will need to climb a few steps to reach the main temple. However, it isn’t very strenuous either.

The best thing about this place is that not many people are aware of these hidden gems. So take the advantage of this secluded, hence uncrowded place.

Food and Accommodation: Not available

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: K.R. Pertrol

Best Time to Visit: Although this place is open all year round, monsoons are the best time to visit. That is because summers tend to dry out the waters. So we wait for rains to recharge the waterfalls.

Jog Falls

The tallest waterfall in India is at a distance of 380 km from Bangalore. The Western Ghats, the range filled with beauty and remarkable landscapes, is where these waterfalls originate.

The monsoons gift the Jog falls with lots of water thereby enhancing its allure. With the evergreen forests as a backdrop, the falls are a sight to behold. The sound of the rumbling waters creates its own music that you’ll get lost in.

Also, you get ample space and opportunities for clicking the perfect Instagram-able shots at this beautiful landmark. Ordinarily, you are allowed to go to the base of the Jog falls. However, in case of heavy rains, it might remain closed.

Food and Accommodation: There aren’t any proper restaurants near Jog falls. Therefore you will either have to bring along your own snacks.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Sagar

Best Time to Visit: Monsoon is the best season to visit Jog falls as the entire region gets a certain charm of its own.

These places don’t seem enough, do they? Therefore we also have several other recommendations. Explore these historical places or go on a spiritual journey. Go trekking at these beautiful hills or take a long drive to these quick spots. Check out this luxurious family resort. We also have this rustic farm stay for you. Yuyiii still has many options yet to show.

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The traffic-infested city roads aren’t what our heart desires, right? Long drives on highways along green pastures, through rugged hills, and on tree-lined avenue outside the city, away from the cacophony. Isn’t that what you crave? So, we bring to you these epic road trips within 300 km from Bangalore to relieve your itchy feet. A little offbeat, a little farther from the tourist crowds, but nonetheless equally rewarding and breathtakingly gorgeous. Now lemme hear you say, “Beautiful destinations, epic road journeys – here we come!”

1. Halebeedu

Do you remember the Hoysala dynasty from your history book? You, know the one that ruled most of the southern half of India for nearly 200 years before Alauddin Khilji and Muhammad Tughlak defeated them? No? It’s okay, relax. This is no history quiz. But if you are planning for road trips within 300 km from Bangalore, you should definitely head out to Halebeedu to gaze at the architectural marvel of the Hoysala dynasty.

To give you a feel of the place, Halebeedu translates to “old house”. The fascinating intricate carvings you’d see in the Hoysaleshwara and Kedareshwara Temple complexes will make you involuntarily click the shutter on your camera. Everything from the Hindu epics to the daily lives to the Hoysala kings would unfold right in front of you.

Forget being a history buff. If you are a traveler who appreciates art and believes in the wonders mankind is capable of (which I am pretty sure all you travel buffs are), Halebeedu is the perfect road trip getaway within 300 km near Bangalore for you.

Distance of Halebeedu from Bangalore: 210 km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Most of the hotels available in Hassan are at least some 20 km away from Hoysaleshwara temple. Since you’re on a road trip, it shouldn’t be a problem. You could also stay in Chikmagalur which is 35 km away. For food, you’ll get several veg and non-veg restaurants in Halebeedu.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Hassan

Best Time to Visit: October – February when the weather isn’t too harsh. The Hoysala Mahotsava in March also a great time to tour Halebeedu.

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2. Road trips within 300 KM from Bangalore to hills – Yercaud

Yercaud may not be the first name that pops in your mind when you mention hill stations in South India. But trust me, this offbeat and picturesque hill station resplendent in verdant undulating valleys and coffee plantations is one of the best road trips within 300 km from Bangalore. Beat the crowd that is flocking around the mainstream destinations and enjoy a serene holiday in the quietude of Mother Nature.

Once you are in Yercaud, you have to visit the dreamy Kiliyar Falls – absolutely a no-brainer! You’d need to do a little bit of hiking to reach the cascading white beauty. Not a seasoned trekker? No worries, it is just a little bit. You could also take a tour of the colonial mansions in the area or go for a walk in the Kottachedu Forest. However, make sure you’re watching out for the bison!

Adding to the fun is the 32 km Loop Road which goes around Yercaud lake. This, my dear, is your and any other road-tripper’s paradise. The stunning view of the lake surrounded by beautiful green valleys and the aroma of the coffee plantations – doesn’t it sound perfect to you? You could stop at the local eateries for a delightful South Indian meal or carry your own for a picnic by the lake.

Distance of Yercaud from Bangalore: 240 kms

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Several beautiful resorts and homestays are available in Yercaud that also offer lip-smacking food. You could even pitch your own tent and camp in the teak forest by acquiring prior permission.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Salem

Best Time to Visit: October – June for the misty cool weather. Summers aren’t too hot and great for sightseeing. Monsoons bring in verdant beauty but become dangerous to drive due to heavy rainfall.

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3. Mekedatu

Mekedatu and Sangam is the best destination if you are planning for a picnic on your road trip getaway within 300 km near Bangalore. Sangam is the confluence point of the Cauvery and Akravati rivers offering visitors a scenic beauty you’d fall in love with. You can set up your picnic here and then take a coracle ride to reach Mekedatu. It is just about 5 km from here. You could even take a swim at the Sangam and bask in the sun on your picnic.

Mekedatu is this stretch of gorgeous gorges jutting out into the Cauvery river which takes the shape of a narrow stream here. How picture-perfect, right? Did you know that Mekedatu actually mean’s “Goat’s Leap“? The river path is so thin at parts that it is said even goats could cross by taking a leap. An interesting moniker I’d say.

Why do we feel Mekedatu is one of the best road trips within 300 km from Bangalore?

Instead of the coracle ride, you could also trek all the way to Mekedatu from Sangam. The forested trails, chirping of birds, and the beautiful ravine views are a treat for city dwellers like you and me! Somewhere on the way, you would also encounter the Chunchi waterfalls, a sight to behold! With waters thunderously roaring down the steep slopes, it is quite a thrill to witness nature’s bounty. The drive on the lush green landscape that leads to Sangam from Bangalore is itself so beautiful. It will be one of your most memorable road trips from Bangalore.

Distance of Mekedatu from Bangalore: 80 km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Staying in the area is not allowed and there aren’t too many options for accommodation either. There’s the KSTDC Hotel Mayura Sangama Mekedatu near Sangama and Galibore Nature Camp some 9 km away. Pack your own food to have a great picnic with your friends and family.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Kanakapur

Best Time to Visit: While Mekedatu and Sangama come into full glory during the monsoons, they may sometimes become inaccessible due to the dangerous waters. Post-monsoons from October – March would be perfect.

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4. M. M. Hills

If you wish to connect with your spiritual self while you’re searching for road trips within 300 km from Bangalore, drive to the scared M. M. Hills or Male Mahadeshwara hills. While the place teems with devotees during the festival season, the hills are still great for a holy sojourn any time of the year.

The ancient temple here is dedicated to Lord Shiva built in the memory of Saint Mahadeshwara, an incarnation of the Lord himself. But even if visiting pilgrimage spots near Bangalore isn’t on your list, Male Mahadeshwara hills will entice you with their lush green forested hills. Situated over 3000 feet, it will be a rewarding journey for all nature lovers.

Distance of Male Mahadeshwara Hills from Bangalore: 210 km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: The closest accommodations near Male Mahadeshwara Betta is in Kollegala taluk which is almost 70 km away. For a wider array of options, you can stay in Mysuru. For food, you’ll need to find something on the road or otherwise pack some from home.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Kollegal

Best Time to Visit: Year-round destination. Visits during festivals like Shivaratri, Diwali, etc. are the best.

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5. Road trip getaway within 300 km near Bangalore to Kabini

Adding a wildlife safari to your road trips within 300 km from Bangalore will make for one very adventurous trip for you. And if you are a wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or a hobby photographer, this becomes indisputable, right? So, head to the wild beauty of Kabini forest reserve which is a section of the larger Nagarahole National Park.

Situated on the banks of the calming waters of the Kabini River, Kabini’s forested lands and deep valleys would fill your hearts. Elephants call Kabini their sweet home, so you are sure to see one in the jungles. If you are lucky, you can even spot the elusive black leopard and tiger on your safari. Keep your DSLRs ready, will ya?

Distance of Kabini from Bangalore: 230 km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: There are several lodges, resorts, and guesthouses in the area which are perfect for your wildlife retreat near Bangalore.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Mysore

Best Time to Visit: October – May since the weather is pleasant and chances of animal spotting are high in the dry season. Avoid the monsoons if you can due to the torrential rains that flood the region.

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The traffic-infested city roads aren’t what our heart desires, right? Long drives on highways along green pastures, through rugged hills, and on tree-lined avenue outside the city, away from the cacophony. Isn’t that what you crave? So, we bring to you these epic road trips within 300 km from Bangalore to relieve your itchy feet. A little offbeat, a little farther from the tourist crowds, but nonetheless equally rewarding and breathtakingly gorgeous. Now lemme hear you say, “Beautiful destinations, epic road journeys – here we come!”

1. Halebeedu

Do you remember the Hoysala dynasty from your history book? You, know the one that ruled most of the southern half of India for nearly 200 years before Alauddin Khilji and Muhammad Tughlak defeated them? No? It’s okay, relax. This is no history quiz. But if you are planning for road trips within 300 km from Bangalore, you should definitely head out to Halebeedu to gaze at the architectural marvel of the Hoysala dynasty.

To give you a feel of the place, Halebeedu translates to “old house”. The fascinating intricate carvings you’d see in the Hoysaleshwara and Kedareshwara Temple complexes will make you involuntarily click the shutter on your camera. Everything from the Hindu epics to the daily lives to the Hoysala kings would unfold right in front of you.

Forget being a history buff. If you are a traveler who appreciates art and believes in the wonders mankind is capable of (which I am pretty sure all you travel buffs are), Halebeedu is the perfect road trip getaway within 300 km near Bangalore for you.

Distance of Halebeedu from Bangalore: 210 km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Most of the hotels available in Hassan are at least some 20 km away from Hoysaleshwara temple. Since you’re on a road trip, it shouldn’t be a problem. You could also stay in Chikmagalur which is 35 km away. For food, you’ll get several veg and non-veg restaurants in Halebeedu.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Hassan

Best Time to Visit: October – February when the weather isn’t too harsh. The Hoysala Mahotsava in March also a great time to tour Halebeedu.

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2. Road trips within 300 KM from Bangalore to hills – Yercaud

Yercaud may not be the first name that pops in your mind when you mention hill stations in South India. But trust me, this offbeat and picturesque hill station resplendent in verdant undulating valleys and coffee plantations is one of the best road trips within 300 km from Bangalore. Beat the crowd that is flocking around the mainstream destinations and enjoy a serene holiday in the quietude of Mother Nature.

Once you are in Yercaud, you have to visit the dreamy Kiliyar Falls – absolutely a no-brainer! You’d need to do a little bit of hiking to reach the cascading white beauty. Not a seasoned trekker? No worries, it is just a little bit. You could also take a tour of the colonial mansions in the area or go for a walk in the Kottachedu Forest. However, make sure you’re watching out for the bison!

Adding to the fun is the 32 km Loop Road which goes around Yercaud lake. This, my dear, is your and any other road-tripper’s paradise. The stunning view of the lake surrounded by beautiful green valleys and the aroma of the coffee plantations – doesn’t it sound perfect to you? You could stop at the local eateries for a delightful South Indian meal or carry your own for a picnic by the lake.

Distance of Yercaud from Bangalore: 240 kms

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Several beautiful resorts and homestays are available in Yercaud that also offer lip-smacking food. You could even pitch your own tent and camp in the teak forest by acquiring prior permission.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Salem

Best Time to Visit: October – June for the misty cool weather. Summers aren’t too hot and great for sightseeing. Monsoons bring in verdant beauty but become dangerous to drive due to heavy rainfall.

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3. Mekedatu

Mekedatu and Sangam is the best destination if you are planning for a picnic on your road trip getaway within 300 km near Bangalore. Sangam is the confluence point of the Cauvery and Akravati rivers offering visitors a scenic beauty you’d fall in love with. You can set up your picnic here and then take a coracle ride to reach Mekedatu. It is just about 5 km from here. You could even take a swim at the Sangam and bask in the sun on your picnic.

Mekedatu is this stretch of gorgeous gorges jutting out into the Cauvery river which takes the shape of a narrow stream here. How picture-perfect, right? Did you know that Mekedatu actually mean’s “Goat’s Leap“? The river path is so thin at parts that it is said even goats could cross by taking a leap. An interesting moniker I’d say.

Why do we feel Mekedatu is one of the best road trips within 300 km from Bangalore?

Instead of the coracle ride, you could also trek all the way to Mekedatu from Sangam. The forested trails, chirping of birds, and the beautiful ravine views are a treat for city dwellers like you and me! Somewhere on the way, you would also encounter the Chunchi waterfalls, a sight to behold! With waters thunderously roaring down the steep slopes, it is quite a thrill to witness nature’s bounty. The drive on the lush green landscape that leads to Sangam from Bangalore is itself so beautiful. It will be one of your most memorable road trips from Bangalore.

Distance of Mekedatu from Bangalore: 80 km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: Staying in the area is not allowed and there aren’t too many options for accommodation either. There’s the KSTDC Hotel Mayura Sangama Mekedatu near Sangama and Galibore Nature Camp some 9 km away. Pack your own food to have a great picnic with your friends and family.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Kanakapur

Best Time to Visit: While Mekedatu and Sangama come into full glory during the monsoons, they may sometimes become inaccessible due to the dangerous waters. Post-monsoons from October – March would be perfect.

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4. M. M. Hills

If you wish to connect with your spiritual self while you’re searching for road trips within 300 km from Bangalore, drive to the scared M. M. Hills or Male Mahadeshwara hills. While the place teems with devotees during the festival season, the hills are still great for a holy sojourn any time of the year.

The ancient temple here is dedicated to Lord Shiva built in the memory of Saint Mahadeshwara, an incarnation of the Lord himself. But even if visiting pilgrimage spots near Bangalore isn’t on your list, Male Mahadeshwara hills will entice you with their lush green forested hills. Situated over 3000 feet, it will be a rewarding journey for all nature lovers.

Distance of Male Mahadeshwara Hills from Bangalore: 210 km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: The closest accommodations near Male Mahadeshwara Betta is in Kollegala taluk which is almost 70 km away. For a wider array of options, you can stay in Mysuru. For food, you’ll need to find something on the road or otherwise pack some from home.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Kollegal

Best Time to Visit: Year-round destination. Visits during festivals like Shivaratri, Diwali, etc. are the best.

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5. Road trip getaway within 300 km near Bangalore to Kabini

Adding a wildlife safari to your road trips within 300 km from Bangalore will make for one very adventurous trip for you. And if you are a wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or a hobby photographer, this becomes indisputable, right? So, head to the wild beauty of Kabini forest reserve which is a section of the larger Nagarahole National Park.

Situated on the banks of the calming waters of the Kabini River, Kabini’s forested lands and deep valleys would fill your hearts. Elephants call Kabini their sweet home, so you are sure to see one in the jungles. If you are lucky, you can even spot the elusive black leopard and tiger on your safari. Keep your DSLRs ready, will ya?

Distance of Kabini from Bangalore: 230 km

Road Conditions: Well- maintained

Food and Accommodation: There are several lodges, resorts, and guesthouses in the area which are perfect for your wildlife retreat near Bangalore.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Mysore

Best Time to Visit: October – May since the weather is pleasant and chances of animal spotting are high in the dry season. Avoid the monsoons if you can due to the torrential rains that flood the region.

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Road trips are one of the best ways to relax and get your mind away from stressors. Therefore we have curated a list of places for road trips within 100 km from Bangalore. All these destinations are perfect for short weekend getaways. So get your bored self on the way to these de-stressing road trips within 100 km from Bangalore.

Rangasthala

Located 60 kilometers from Bangalore on the outskirts of Chikkaballapur, is the Shri Rangathaswamy Temple. This ancient marvel is built in the Vijayanagar style by that period’s Kings. The intricate patterns and murals carved on the temple will make you wonder just how skilled our ancestors were.

Just like all the other ancient temples this one also has a story of its own. It is said that Ram, at his coronation gifted Vibishana the idol of Lord Rangathana. On his way home, some sages asked Vibishana to mount the idol in Rangasthala. And, there it is.

This temple is an offbeat place and therefore perfect for short weekend getaways. You will find it to be less crowded and more peaceful. So take your time to absorb the timeless beauty of the temple as well as the surrounding gardens.

Food and Accommodation: Not available.

Road Conditions: The roads aren’t in excellent conditions but are pretty manageable.

Nearest Petrol Pump: C.B. Pur

Best Time to Visit: The temples here remain open for devotees all twelve months.

Nearby Spots: Nandi Hills, 30 km from Rangasthala.

Ghati Subramanyam

Have your parents or grandparents been wanting to visit a temple? For a road trip within 100 km from Bangalore, this is just the place for them.

Approximately 70 km away from Bangalore, Ghati Subramanyam is a popular pilgrimage place. It is claimed to be more than 600 years old. The unusuality of this sacred temple is that the snake deity is worshipped there.

And you know what? This temple has a story behind it as well. Lord Subramanyam had defeated Ghatikasena at this place and hence the temple is named as such. Indeed the temple exudes divinity in spades.

Food and Accommodation: The temple itself provides lunch for the devotees on the temple premises. As for the accommodation, there are no facilities as such at this short weekend getaway.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well- maintained.

Nearest Petrol Pump: D.B. Pura

Best Time to Visit: You can go for this road trip within 100 km from Bangalore all year round.

Nearby Spots: Kanva Reservoir, 50 km from Bangalore

Kaivara

This town is where Pandavas lived with their mother Kunti during their Vanvasa. This is where Bhim had killed Bakasura. Besides, Narayanappa, a great saint and poet of his time also belonged from this town. The cave where he meditated is also a popular spot.

With such historical significance, Kaivara is definitely a town to visit. Check out the caves where Bhim supposedly imprisoned Bakasura. You, of course, wouldn’t be able to meet the demon(:p), but the trek to the cave is fun.

Kaivara is basically a temple town. So you will get to visit lots of temples. Your elderly relatives are going to love this place.

This is where we end another road trip within 100 km from Bangalore. And we would love to know how it went.

Food and Accommodation: This town does not have any restaurants or hotels.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well- maintained.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Hoskote

Best Time to Visit: June- March

Kokkare Belluru

Around 80 km from Bangalore is this tiny village, a home for storks and Painted pelicans. It is in fact a community reserve where humans and these migratory birds coexist in harmony. The villagers consider them as an integral part of their heritage. It is claimed that these rare species have been coming to Kokkare Belluru for hundreds of years.

That’s how the Village of Storks has become a famous spot for birdwatchers and researchers from far and wide. You’d also get to see ibis, egrets, and night herons. Never heard of these before, have you? The beauty of these birds will leave you amazed.

Food and Accommodation: You won’t find any nice restaurants or lodges. However, Maddur which is just a short distance from here has comfortable stays.

Road Conditions: Accessible and Well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Maddur

Best Time to Visit: November- June. This is the prime time of breeding. You will get to see lots of baby storks and pelicans.

Nearby Spots: Shivasmudara, 50.1 km from Kokkare Belluru.

Revana Siddheshwara Betta

South India being the land of temples, we have a Shiva temple about 60 km from Bangalore for you. Sited at the top of a hill, you will, of course, get an amazing view of the surrounding landscapes. There are two more temples, one in the middle and one at the base of the hill. Revana Siddheshwara Betta is a must-visit temple for all Shiva devotees.

This hill is also a well-known spot for trekking and rock climbing. The climb isn’t very difficult. However, it is not advisable for small kids and elderly people.

Food and Accommodation: There are no such facilities available in this town. You can either bring your own food or check out the stays in the nearest city.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Channapatna

Best Time to Visit: Although the temple is open during all seasons, it is recommended to avoid visiting in monsoons. The hill becomes very slippery and prone to accidents.

Nearby Spots: Shri Rangapatna, 20 km from Revana Siddheshwara Betta.

Chikka Tirupati

Find this ‘Small Tirupati’ just 75 km from Bangalore. It is said that before visiting the Tirupati temple, one should take blessings from Chikka Tirupati.

The Mysore inscriptions on the temple suggest that it is centuries old. In fact, it could even be linked to Mahabharata. When Agni was cursed by the serpent King, Takshaka, he asked Lord Vishnu for his assistance. Thus, as a token of gratitude, Agni established this temple of Lord Vishnu.

With such historical wonders nearby, we are no short of road trips within 100 km from Bangalore.

Food and Accommodation: You will not find any good stays or restaurants near Chikka Tirupati either.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well- maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Hoskote

Best Time to Visit: June- December

Seebi

The final spot for road trips within 100 km from Bangalore is the Narasimha Swamy Temple. Established in the later 18th century, this temple is only 90 km from Bangalore. Therefore perfect for short weekend getaways. The murals on the walls weave the lore of our great epics- Mahabharata and Ramayana. Although the passage of time faded these beautiful cravings, the remnants still create the same reverence.

The water tank near the temple also has divine significance. As for the story behind it, well, you’ll have to find it out yourself.

Food and Accommodation: Not- available

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Tumkur

Best Time to Visit: The temple is open to visitors all year round.

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Road trips are one of the best ways to relax and get your mind away from stressors. Therefore we have curated a list of places for road trips within 100 km from Bangalore. All these destinations are perfect for short weekend getaways. So get your bored self on the way to these de-stressing road trips within 100 km from Bangalore.

Rangasthala

Located 60 kilometers from Bangalore on the outskirts of Chikkaballapur, is the Shri Rangathaswamy Temple. This ancient marvel is built in the Vijayanagar style by that period’s Kings. The intricate patterns and murals carved on the temple will make you wonder just how skilled our ancestors were.

Just like all the other ancient temples this one also has a story of its own. It is said that Ram, at his coronation gifted Vibishana the idol of Lord Rangathana. On his way home, some sages asked Vibishana to mount the idol in Rangasthala. And, there it is.

This temple is an offbeat place and therefore perfect for short weekend getaways. You will find it to be less crowded and more peaceful. So take your time to absorb the timeless beauty of the temple as well as the surrounding gardens.

Food and Accommodation: Not available.

Road Conditions: The roads aren’t in excellent conditions but are pretty manageable.

Nearest Petrol Pump: C.B. Pur

Best Time to Visit: The temples here remain open for devotees all twelve months.

Nearby Spots: Nandi Hills, 30 km from Rangasthala.

Ghati Subramanyam

Have your parents or grandparents been wanting to visit a temple? For a road trip within 100 km from Bangalore, this is just the place for them.

Approximately 70 km away from Bangalore, Ghati Subramanyam is a popular pilgrimage place. It is claimed to be more than 600 years old. The unusuality of this sacred temple is that the snake deity is worshipped there.

And you know what? This temple has a story behind it as well. Lord Subramanyam had defeated Ghatikasena at this place and hence the temple is named as such. Indeed the temple exudes divinity in spades.

Food and Accommodation: The temple itself provides lunch for the devotees on the temple premises. As for the accommodation, there are no facilities as such at this short weekend getaway.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well- maintained.

Nearest Petrol Pump: D.B. Pura

Best Time to Visit: You can go for this road trip within 100 km from Bangalore all year round.

Nearby Spots: Kanva Reservoir, 50 km from Bangalore

Kaivara

This town is where Pandavas lived with their mother Kunti during their Vanvasa. This is where Bhim had killed Bakasura. Besides, Narayanappa, a great saint and poet of his time also belonged from this town. The cave where he meditated is also a popular spot.

With such historical significance, Kaivara is definitely a town to visit. Check out the caves where Bhim supposedly imprisoned Bakasura. You, of course, wouldn’t be able to meet the demon(:p), but the trek to the cave is fun.

Kaivara is basically a temple town. So you will get to visit lots of temples. Your elderly relatives are going to love this place.

This is where we end another road trip within 100 km from Bangalore. And we would love to know how it went.

Food and Accommodation: This town does not have any restaurants or hotels.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well- maintained.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Hoskote

Best Time to Visit: June- March

Kokkare Belluru

Around 80 km from Bangalore is this tiny village, a home for storks and Painted pelicans. It is in fact a community reserve where humans and these migratory birds coexist in harmony. The villagers consider them as an integral part of their heritage. It is claimed that these rare species have been coming to Kokkare Belluru for hundreds of years.

That’s how the Village of Storks has become a famous spot for birdwatchers and researchers from far and wide. You’d also get to see ibis, egrets, and night herons. Never heard of these before, have you? The beauty of these birds will leave you amazed.

Food and Accommodation: You won’t find any nice restaurants or lodges. However, Maddur which is just a short distance from here has comfortable stays.

Road Conditions: Accessible and Well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Maddur

Best Time to Visit: November- June. This is the prime time of breeding. You will get to see lots of baby storks and pelicans.

Nearby Spots: Shivasmudara, 50.1 km from Kokkare Belluru.

Revana Siddheshwara Betta

South India being the land of temples, we have a Shiva temple about 60 km from Bangalore for you. Sited at the top of a hill, you will, of course, get an amazing view of the surrounding landscapes. There are two more temples, one in the middle and one at the base of the hill. Revana Siddheshwara Betta is a must-visit temple for all Shiva devotees.

This hill is also a well-known spot for trekking and rock climbing. The climb isn’t very difficult. However, it is not advisable for small kids and elderly people.

Food and Accommodation: There are no such facilities available in this town. You can either bring your own food or check out the stays in the nearest city.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained.

Nearest Petrol Pump: Channapatna

Best Time to Visit: Although the temple is open during all seasons, it is recommended to avoid visiting in monsoons. The hill becomes very slippery and prone to accidents.

Nearby Spots: Shri Rangapatna, 20 km from Revana Siddheshwara Betta.

Chikka Tirupati

Find this ‘Small Tirupati’ just 75 km from Bangalore. It is said that before visiting the Tirupati temple, one should take blessings from Chikka Tirupati.

The Mysore inscriptions on the temple suggest that it is centuries old. In fact, it could even be linked to Mahabharata. When Agni was cursed by the serpent King, Takshaka, he asked Lord Vishnu for his assistance. Thus, as a token of gratitude, Agni established this temple of Lord Vishnu.

With such historical wonders nearby, we are no short of road trips within 100 km from Bangalore.

Food and Accommodation: You will not find any good stays or restaurants near Chikka Tirupati either.

Road Conditions: Accessible and well- maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Hoskote

Best Time to Visit: June- December

Seebi

The final spot for road trips within 100 km from Bangalore is the Narasimha Swamy Temple. Established in the later 18th century, this temple is only 90 km from Bangalore. Therefore perfect for short weekend getaways. The murals on the walls weave the lore of our great epics- Mahabharata and Ramayana. Although the passage of time faded these beautiful cravings, the remnants still create the same reverence.

The water tank near the temple also has divine significance. As for the story behind it, well, you’ll have to find it out yourself.

Food and Accommodation: Not- available

Road Conditions: Accessible and well-maintained

Nearest Petrol Pump: Tumkur

Best Time to Visit: The temple is open to visitors all year round.

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