If you ever happen to be in Bangalore, what do you plan to do? Let me guess…
- Spend some time at your hotel
- Enjoy the weather
- Find great places to visit nearby
Well, you will certainly enjoy the weather, as it is pleasant throughout the year with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees anytime of the year. About the places, the best thing to do is to book a hotel in Bangalore and look for a day long picnic to these serene spots around the city.
Here we present to you five places for your road trip from Bangalore, rest assured, you can return to your comfy hotel bed by nightfall. So, book with any of the hotels in mg road Bangalore and get ready to have a chill time for the next five days:
- Savandurga, Karnataka
Savandurga is one of the nearest sights from Bangalore to relax your brain muscles and bask in the serene beauty of nature. Just 50 Kms from Bangalore, this sight is an ideal retreat for the hasty ones like us, who just can’t stay at one place for long.
Road trip to this location is suggested on a bike if you love to ride, else cars are not a bad choice as well.
Get there in the morning, chill for a couple of hours, even you can race to the peak with your friends, and test your physical fitness.
- Nandi Hills
Just 60 km from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is another amazingly peaceful destination for nature lovers, especially if you like to stroll through nature and absorb the beauty around.
Best time you should get to this place is early morning. Sunrise is the speciality at this place, and experience truly life changing.
Apart from nature and beauty, this place finds a special mention in the history of Indian freedom struggle as well. One of the forts erected by Tipu Sultan stand in the vicinity and still holds much of its swag of old days.
Skandagiri is another scintillating destination an hour’s drive from Bangalore city (70 km from Bangalore). Another paradise for sunrise lovers, it boasts one of the most stunning sunrises in India.
Obviously, you cannot catch the sun rising at this place by arriving at the foot of the hills by 6:00 AM in the morning. However, you can, if you happen to arrive at night, trek to the top in the night, camp through and wake up early enough to catch the sun in the act.
Apparently, night trekking happens to be one of the attractions of this place so you can be sure to find some company on the way.
Avalabetta is about 90 Kms from Bangalore City and another paradise on earth for nature enthusiasts.
It is also known as Avalakonda, Hasubetta or Dhenugiri, and is turning into a famous tourist spot fast.
There are more attractions to this place than ‘the most photographed cliff’ at the top. A breeze of fresh air, fluttering butterflies, and chirping birds, all feature at this hill retreat.
However, just a bit of caution for non-devotees of Lord Lakshminarasimhaswamy, avoid visiting the place in the festival season as it is usually crowded at these times.
- Sangam & Mekedatu
Sngama and Mekedatu are adjoining destinations approximately 90 Kms from Bangalore city. Sangama boasts the meeting point of two rivers Kaveri (Cauvery) and Arkavathi, while Mekedatu is a narrow inflection of largely wide Kaveri.
Mekedatu name comes from the narrow river side, where Kaveri is squeezed within less than 10-meter-wide gorge. The name itself mean a goat passage (or where a goat can pass the river).
This is a wonderful place to visit in summers, as the shallow water allows you to stroll through the river. It is recommended that you have your vehicle for the trip.
You can avail cab or taxi services from the hotel itself, within the city. Though you would like to find a hotel closer to these sights, most hotels are available within the city. Pre-booking your hotel stay through websites like Yatra, Goibibo or MakeMyTrip. The greatest benefit will be that you can be sure of the services beforehand.