Offbeat Destinations around Bangalore

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Once you visit Bangalore, you will definitely come to know what a treasure it is with its abundant history, wildlife, adventure and nature nearby. There are several offbeat destinations around Bangalore that would surely give you a mind blowing experience. Given below are few of the best offbeat destinations around Bangalore.

Manchinbele

Distance from Bangalore40 kms approx

This is a dam that lies 40kms from Bangalore. It attracts adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. It has a lots of spectacular views on offer right from cottony clouds, clear blue skies and misty mountains. This place is perfect for light swimming and camping. You will find colorful butterflies here and the hills nearby are just perfect for rapelling and trekking.


Activities: 

 Rapelling, Trekking, kayaking etc.

Places to visit:  

Not many places to see around just nature and adventure


Anthargange

Distance from Bangalore70 kms approx

It is a good place for corporate outings or outings with friends and family. Anthargange attracts nature enthusiasts as well as trekkers. A good adventure destination from Bangalore, it is known for its rock forms and exotic sites. Here, one can carry out several adventurous activities and have a thrilling experience.

Activities:        

Mountaineering, caving, high rope traversing, rock climbing, camping and Rappelling

Places to visit :

Kolar, Kurudumale, Chikballapur


Devarayanadurga

Distance from Bangalore71 kms approx

This is a picturesque hill station  is known for its forests, rocky hills as well as old temples. Mainly people come here to enjoy the beauty of this hill station. This hill station is popular for its temples and for various adventure activities like rappelling, rock climbing and trekking.

Offbeat Destinations around Bangalore
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Activities:   

Trekking, rock climbing and rappelling

Places to visit: 

Yoga Narasimha, Bhoga Narasimha temples


BR Hills

Distance from Bangalore: 180 kms

Biligiri Rangana Hills or BR Hills is a famed vacation spot in the hills of Karnataka for the adventure lovers and the religious people alike. The Rangaswamy temple here is situated atop a hill and is a revered temple by both the tribes and the tourists alike. Also the BR Hills wildlife sanctuary is a paradise for the bird watchers and wild life lovers.

Offbeat Destinations around Bangalore
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Activities:

Bird watching, wildlife spotting.

Places to visit:

Reserve forests of BR Hills, Biligiri Rangaswamy temple


Kabini

Distance from Bangalore 211 kms approx

Kabini is a perfect place for relaxation. Here, you must not miss out boat rides in backwaters. Wild-life spotting can seem to be quite interesting in this jungle here. Some best activities here are safari ride and elephant training camp. The entire journey from Bangalore to Kabini is quite scenic. Many people come here to seek blessings at the old temple here.

Offbeat Destinations around Bangalore
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Activities:

Wild life spotting, elephant training camp, safari ride

Places to Visit:

Nagarhole National Park, Kabini River, Iruppu Falls


Gandikota

Distance from Bangalore280 kms approx

This is a very unusual place and is surrounded by Erramala Hills, deep valleys and a fort. This place is good for acinet architecture lovers. Gorge Viewpoint is the main attraction of this place as it resembles Grand Canyon. Sturdy shoes must be worn here as lots of boulders have to be climbed. A cab can be taken from Bangalore for reaching this destination.

Offbeat Destinations around Bangalore
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Places to visit 

Gandikota fort, Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Gandikota Gorge Viewpoint


Honnermardu

Distance from Bangalore 392 kms approx

Honnemardu attracts adventure lovers and nature lovers. The main activities of this region are camping and sports. Located in the backwaters of Sharavathi river, it is a great escape from the hectic life of city. This is a beautiful island, wherein you can explore its beauty and indulge in boating or kayaking.

Offbeat Destinations around Bangalore
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Activities: 

Adventurous activities like swimming, Kayaking, Trekking, coracle ride etc.

Places to visit

 Jog falls and Dabbe Falls. Other sightseeing places here include Ikkedi, Keladi, Banvasi etc.


Maravanthe

Distance from Bangalore : 430kms

Best beach destination for a long weekend break, Maravanthe is a virgin beach location with miles and miles of unspoilt beach. The best attraction here is that this quaint lovely town has  Arabian Sea to its right and the Sauparnika River on its left. The best time to visit is October to March as this is the time when you can enjpy various water activities like sea swimming and diving.

Offbeat Destinations around Bangalore
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Activities:

Enjoy the beach, Sea swimming, scuba diving , snorkeling, boat cruise at the river.

Places to visit: 

Mookambika temple, Theertha Falls.


Dandeli

Distance from Bangalore465kms

A place for a long weekend break that is perfectly suited for adventure lovers. Dandeli is known for its natural beauty and adventure sports. There is a wildlife sanctuary and is home to many species. A jeep safari is a good option to spot these creatures like bears, antelopes, deer, gaur, elephants, black panthers and leapords. There are several adventurous activities as well;


Activities: 

Wildlife spotting, white water rafting on Kali river.

Places to visit: 

Supa Dam, Shiroli Peak, Cintheri rocks, Magad falls, Dandeli Wildlife sanctuary

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