Bengaluru(Bangalore) is the capital of Karnataka. It is the third most populous city in India. Located in southern India on the Deccan Plateau, at a height of over 900 m (3,000 ft) above sea level, Bengaluru is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. Once known as the Garden City, the Silicon City of India still has plenty of points of interests to offer to the visitors.

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70 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Anthargange is situated 70-km from the IT capital in Kolar district. It is a popular destination for trekking, caving and other adventurous activities.

Anthargange's interesting rock formations are interspersed with numerous springs providing exotic sites for camping, rock climbing, rappelling, high rope traversing, caving and mountaineering. It's beauty lies in the volcanic formations. There are also numerous caves here that give Anthargange its rustic charm.

Adventure lovers will find it to be a perfect weekend getaway, complete with thrilling activities and scenic lan...

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95 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Avani is a small village in Mulbagal taluk, Kolar district in Karnataka, India which is about 95 kms from Bengaluru. It is a popular location for adventurous activities as well as for a group of ancient temples commonly referred to as Ramalingeshwara temples.

Ramalinga temples known as the Gaya of the south are very famous around the region and are widely considered an architectural wonder. The striking aspect of these ancient temples is the lack of any sort of locking mechanism in their structure. For example: the pillars are just placed on the ground and they don't seem to have a...

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Bandipur National Park
220 kms from Bengaluru city limits

The Bandipur National Park was established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger is situated in Mysore and Chamarajanagar districts of Karnataka state at a distance of 220 kms from Bangalore. It lies amidst the picturesque surroundings of the towering Western Ghats and the Deccan Plateau.

The reserve is renowned for its wildlife. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the enchanting Niligiri Mountains with its mist-covered peaks, Bandipur National Park is one of the best game sanctuaries in India to observe and photograph wildlife in close proximity.

The park i...

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Bannerghatta National Park is a wildlife and biological reserve located in a wonderful retreat - about 22 km south of Bangalore in the hills of the Anekal range.

It is one among the few places in the world where wilderness is preserved so close to a big city. The park is beautifully maintained with stunning scenery all around the calendar. It is a popular tourist destination which conatins a zoo, a pet corner, an animal rescue centre, a butterfly enclosure, an aquarium, a snake house and a safari park

Tourists are not permitted to enter the core zones of Bannerghatta. Vi...

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Bangalore Fort
Within Bengaluru city limits

Bangalore Fort is situated in the middle of the city market area, which is also known as K.R. Market. The foundation of the fort was laid by Kempegowda I, a vassal of the Vijaynagar Empire and the founder of Bengaluru. The construction of the mud fort is also steeped in a legend.

Kempe Gowda's dream fructified and the Bengaluru Pete evolved around the Mud fort called the Bangalore Fort with a moat surrounding it with nine large gates. During the functional days of the fort, canons were mounted over the bastion to fire at the invading army from this vantage position. Close to this b...

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100 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Bheemeshwari is located at about 100 kms from the capital city of the Bengaluru. It is a forest range with mountains spreading all around. Trekking and other adventrous activities are usually carried out at Bheemeshwari. A range of adventurous activities from zip line, rope walking, kayaking can be tried out for most part of the year.

The lush forests sheltered by steep valleys and bejewelled by alluring streams make Bheemeshwari, an ideal destination for a group outing. Bheemeshwari also houses considerable wildlife. Elephants, crocodiles, deers, turtles are often spotted. In addi...

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Big Banyan Tree
28 kms from Bengaluru city limits

The Dodda Aladha Mara or Doda Aladha Mara, literally translated to Big Banyan Tree, is a giant very old(about 4 centuries old) Banyan tree, located in the village of Kettohalli at about 28 kms from the Bangalore Urban district of Karnataka, on the Bangalore – Mysore Road. This single plant covers 3 acres (12,000 sq m) and is one of the largest of its kind. The tree has a circumference of more than 250 meters and has more than a thousand aerial roots. It is a very interesting place and is ideal for picnics. In the 2000s, the main root of the tree succumbed to natural disease, and thus the tree ...

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Biligiri Ranga Hills
119 kms from Bengaluru city limits

The Biligirirangana Hills commonly called B R Hills, is a hill range situated in south-eastern Karnataka and is 119 km from the city of Bangalore. The area is called Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary or simply BRT Wildlife Sanctuary.

The temple of Ranganatha is situated at the edge of a bare cliff overlooking the northern parts of the sanctuary. The deity is often referred to as Biligiriranga and is depicted in a unique standing position.

It is a protected reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Being at the confluence of the Western Ghats and...

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Channapatna has been known as the "Toy Town" of Karnataka is a small city located 65 km south-west of Bengaluru, on Bangalore-Mysore state highway and has a legacy of toys which goes back to more than 200 years. Centuries ago Tipu Sultan invited artisans from Persia to train the locals of Channapatna. They started by carving toys out of ivory initially then switched to rubber, cedar, and teak. The art has gone global in the recent years and there has been a great demand of toys from the UK and the US.

Rocking horses, jumping clowns and the clapping monkeys have recently become one ...

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Chunchanakatte Falls
200 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Chunchanakatte Falls is a waterfall on the Kaveri River, near the village of Chunchanakatte in krishnarajanagar taluk of Karnataka at a distance of 200 km from Bengaluru. The falls is in the western ghats and is approximately 300 to 400 feet wide.

The significance of this place is that the sound of the powerful falls can be heard all over except inside of the centuries old historical temple situated in the vicinity. Water cascades from a height of about 20 meters, with three shades of water are visible even today when there is considerable amount of water flowing in the falls.

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Dodda Ganesha Gudi
Within Bengaluru city limits

Quietly nestled in the picturesque environs of Basavanagudi lies one of Bangaluru's most venerated religious sites, the Dodda Ganesha Temple.

Located next to the equally revered Dodda Basavana Gudi Bull Temple the shrine is also located close to famed Bugle Rock Park which features a water tank decorated with the motifs of prominent figures in Karnataka. Occupying a prime position on Bull Temple Road the Dodda Ganesha Temple is also one of the most popular landmarks in the Garden City of Bangaluru.

Attracting visitors from far and wide the holy site was converted into t...

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Edmuri and Balmuri Falls
139 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Edumuri and Balmuri falls are located at about 139 Kms from Bengaluru city. The Balmuri and the Edmuri waterfall get their name from the direction in which they flow, bala muri meaning cutting right and the Edmuri meaning cutting left. Both of them are located about a half km from each other.

The Balmuri waterfall is formed due to the construction of the check dam on the river Kaveri. A step of about 6ft on this creates the impression of a small waterfall, it still is a great place to enjoy the cool water. Since the flow is not at high speeds, it is considerably safe to dip oneself...

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Ghati Subramanya Temple
60 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Ghati Subramanya Temple is an ancient Hindu temple, situated on the outskirts of Bengaluru near Tubagere, Doddaballapura. It is at 60 kms from the city and is a popular pilgrimage centre. The uniqueness of this temple is that the prime deity Lord Karthikeya, is found together with Lord Narasimha. The temple's architectural style is Dravidian. The place has a history of more than 600 years.

According to mythology, both idols are believed to have emerged from the earth. Special rituals are performed during Brahmarathotsava, i.e., on the day of Pushya shudda Shashti. Narasimha Jayanti ...

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Hesarghatta Lake
20 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Hesaraghatta Lake is a manmade reservoir located around 20 km to the north-west of Bengaluru. The lake is situated in the vicinity of the last surviving grasslands near Bengaluru. It is a refreshing world of vast open spaces where you can see for miles. One can drive around over these plains and stroll through the open spaces. It is popular among bird watchers as it is one of the few existing spots where a large variety of exotic birds can be watched very near Bengaluru city.

This lake with a beautiful view has lots of Brahminy Kites soaring in the sky. The refreshing sight of the s...

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Hogenakkal Falls
180 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Hogenakkal Falls or Hogenakal Falls is a waterfall in South India on the river Kaveri. It is located in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu, about 180 km from Bengaluru. It is also referred to as the "Niagara of India". With its fame for medicinal baths and hide boat rides, it is a major tourist attraction.

Carbonatite rocks in this site are considered to be the oldest of its kind in South Asia and one of the oldest in the world. This is also the site of a proposed project to generate drinking water. Boating in Hogenakkal is allowed during the dry-season as the water falls are no...

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Janapada Loka
53 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Janapada Loka or "Folk world" or "Folk-culture World" is a folk museum that has an exclusive display of the village folk arts of Karnataka. Janapada Loka is a world of simplicity and art. It is a subsidiary of the Karnataka Janapada Parishath, is dedicated to preserve and promote folk art and culture. The museum has a collection of more than 5,000 folk artefacts.

The complex has an art gallery, an open-air theatre, a studio and a museum. Situated 53 kms on the Bangalore-Mysore highway near Ramanagara, this 15-acre complex is a treasure-trove of Karnataka’s folk heritage. The museum...

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205 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Kabini lies between the Kodagu and Mysore districts to the northwest of Bandipur National Park, about 205 km from the silicon city Bengaluru. Kabini has a famous namesake river, rich forest cover, valleys, and waterfalls. It also contains an abundance of vegetation. The vicinity is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The weather around Kabini is pleasant throughout the year. Farm lands with gentle rolling hills and an eternal cool breeze, dense forests in the periphery teeming with wild life and the huge water body of the Kabini ...

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Kempegowda Fort
50 kms from Bengaluru city limits

At a distance of 50 km from Bengaluru City, the Kempegowda Fort located in Magadi was originally built by Kempegowda I, the founder of Bangalore, as a mud fort in 1537. Unfortunately, a large portion of Kempegowda Fort lies in ruins today, with only parts of the fort having survived. This is one of the popular trekking destinations to visit around Bangalore. The Kempegowda Fort is believed to have served as a place of refuge to the people of the town during when british people had ruled the lands.

With only parts of the fort having survived the test of time, silently affirming to t...

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Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary
89 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Kokkare Bellur Bird sanctuary is located off the Mysore highway, about 89 km from Bengaluru on the banks of the river Shimsha, and it is a very beautiful sight to see the birds in their natural habitat when they arrive in the nesting season over here.

The mesmerizing sanctury welcomes one by the melodious chirping sounds of birds and cool fresh air which feels rejuvenating and connected with Mother Nature. The place is not a sanctuary, and the storks and pelicans live freely in the trees in the middle of village and are quite used to their human neighbors. One will come acorss the ...

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Kunti Betta
128 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Kunti Betta, a place comprised of two rocky hills surrounded by green valley of trees and beautiful lakes located around 128km from Garden City Bengaluru. History of this place dates back to Mahabharatha of Hindu mythologies, according to which Pandavas during their exile period stayed sometime at Pandavapura which is a small town located at the base of these hills. The Kunti Hill range reaches upto a height of 2,882m above the sea level.

This hill range is amongst the most sought after trekking destinations in and around Bangalore. Offering easy to rugged terrains, Kunti Hills sati...

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110 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Kurudumale, a sacred place near Mulbagal is one of the important tourist destinations in Kolar district at 110 km from the city of the Bangalore. This place was believed to be the place where Devas would descend from the heavens for recreation on earth.

Kurudumale is famous for the Lord Ganesha temple built by Vijayanagar rulers. The ganesha temple in Kurudumale is considered to be very potent. The giant 13.5 ft idol of kurudumale Ganesha attracts thousands of visitors from the surrounding states. The deity here is being worshiped from ages unknown.

There is another templ...

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60 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Makalidurga is a hill fort located around 60km from the garden city Bangalore, Makalidurga trek is an ideal escapade for the city dwellers. This vicinity is one of the finest destinations for adventure activities like trekking, rappelling, rock climbing and others.

The fort at the summit (1,117mts high) has an old temple of Shiva with Nandi and in legend Markandeya Rishi performed penance here. The Makalidurga Fort situated atop a massive granite cliff is the main attraction in Makalidurga. The cliffs are also ideal place for bird watching and other similar activities.


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Male Mahadeshwara Hills
210 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Male Mahadeshwara Hills is a pilgrim town located in Chamarajanagar district about 210 km from Bangalore at about 3000 feet above sea level.

The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Male Mahadeshwara is a very popular Shaiva pilgrim centre. Millions of devotees and tourists from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and other places in India visit this shrine every year. Amidst dense forest, the temple attracts not only the pilgrims but also nature lovers.The Lord Sri Mahadeshwara is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva.

It is believed that, 600 years ago Mahadeshwara Swamy came ...

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Mukti Naga Kshetra
20 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Kshetra the Sri Mukthi Naga Kshetra, which is located off Mysore Road, within a kilometer from the village of Ramohalli, five kilometers towards the Dodda Alada Mara (Big Banyan Tree), and 20 kilometers from the Bengaluru.

The Mukthi Naga Kshetra has long been home to the Serpent deity, is a miraculous place. The devotees, who visit this place, visit the 'hutta' (anthill) where the serpent resides, make nine pradakshinas (circumambulations) around it and provide offerings to the Lord. All of them have found that their wishes have been fulfilled shortly after visiting this place. Thi...

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220 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park is the enchanting 247 square-mile long wild reserve located in Kodagu and Mysore district of Karnataka and is around 220 km from Bengaluru.

A home to the majestic Tiger and charismatic Leopard is also known for its other wildlife. Adorned with rich forest cover at the west of the Kabini River, the Nagarhole National Park is counted among the well maintained national parks in India. The landscape is one of gentle slopes and shallow valleys.

The summer temperature does not cross the 33°C mark. The brief wint...

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Nandi Hills
62 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is an ancient hill fortress situated in at a distance of about 62 km from Bengaluru. It is amongst a group of hills that lie at an average elevation of about 1,478 meters (4,851 feet) above the sea level. Nandi Hills was a favorite summer retreat of Tipu Sultan, who once ruled over the Mysore Province. He also built a fort here, which is known by the name Nandidurga Fort. After the fall of Tipu Sultan, this Fort was occupied and patronized by the British as well. It is believed that this fort might also have rendered its name to hills.

Nandi Hills is famous...

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Narayanagiri Hills
65 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Narayanagiri hill is a monolith 65km from the city of Bangalore. The place is also known by the name Lakshmi Narayana swamy betta. The entire hill is historically fortified and one can see the remains of a fort wall almost encircling the top of the hill completely which draws people all over to flock to this location. It is also known to host some highly endangered species of birds.

Narayanagiri soars to a height of around 3845 ft. A-top the hill is the Laxmi-Narayana temple, with an exterior of shiny black granite. The temple is open only on Saturdays and is accessible via an irreg...

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32 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Nrityagram is India's first modern Gurukul for Indian classical dances and an intentional community in the form of a dance village, set up by Odissi dancer Protima Gauri in 1990, the community is situated near Hesaraghatta 32 km from Bangalore. The word Nrityagram, literally translated, means "dance village".

The residential school offers training in Indian classical dance forms, Odissi, Mohiniattam, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali and Manipuri, eight hours a day, six days a week for seven years, following the ancient Guru-shishya tradition. It is a community of dancers i...

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Pearl Valley
40 kms from Bengaluru city limits

The Muthyalamaduvu Falls or the Pearl Valley Falls is a gushing stream cascading down from a height of 92 m. The drops of water strewn across the rock surface on impact lend the appearance of scattered pearls. The fall, its sereneambience and the lush green valley is a huge draw for visitors. It is located around 40km from Bengaluru. The place is famous for its waterfall and the beautiful mountain ranges it overlooks.

The water from the falls slides down the flora of the place creating an illusion of a string of pearls, hence the name Pearl Valley. It is a multi stage waterfall. Th...

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50 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Ramanagara is approximately 50 km southwest of Bengaluru. The hilly landscape and the wide open spaces of relatively untouched nature makes Ramanagara a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle we live in. Yatirajagiri, Shivaramagiri, Somagiri, Revannasiddeshwara Betta, Krishnagiri, Sidilakallu Betta and Jalasiddeshawara Betta are the seven major hills in Ramanagara.

Several local tour companies offer day treks and hikes to these hills. Camping is also a viable option for those adventurous enough to try it. It is also known as the silk city in Karnataka, th...

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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
130 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary a very tiny bird sanctuary also known as Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka, is located 130 km from Bangalore. It is the largest bird sanctuary in the state which is about 40 acres and comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri river.

In spite of its small area, tourists can watch exotic migratory species of birds, as the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is a nesting and breeding place of many birds. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is located on the banks of the Kaveri River in the Mandya district of Karnataka and at a distance of just 19 km from Mysore. This bird...

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Savandurga Hills
60 kms from Bengaluru city limits

The Savandurga hill is located about 60 km to the west of Bangalore. The hill is considered to be one of the largest monolithic formations in all of Asia.

The Savandurga hill rises to a height of about 1,200 meters above sea level and is also considered to be a part of the Deccan Plateau. This hill is ideal for individuals and groups looking for a nice, peaceful, secluded and adventurous spot for trekking. They serve as the base for pilgrims who come to visit the Savandi Veerabhadreshwara Swamy temple and Narasimha Swamy temple, situated at the base of the hills. The paths leading t...

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60 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Shiva Ganga or Shivagange is hillock where trekking and religion comes together to offer you instant weekend getaway. Located just 60Kms from Bangalore and being well connected by road makes it an ideal tourist attraction.

It is said that the hills looks like a 'Shiva Linga' when seen from one of the sides. It is said that the spring water found here is from the sacred water of Ganga. The place is just fantastic, with breathtaking views from the high altitudes. Brilliant are the views of the surrounding villages, the nearby Pushkarini or pond, from the top of the hill.


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62 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Skandgiri, situated 3 km from Chikballapur village, is a scenic weekend getaway that also serves as an adventure weekend getaway located approximately 62 km from Bangalore city.

It is a hill with the ruins of a fort which dates back to the 18th century. The fort is in a dilapidated condition, and so is the temple situated close to it, but that takes nothing away from the trek to the top of the mountainThe trek to the top of Skandagiri is on the easier side, with a well marked out route. The early part of the trek is pretty dry in terms of vegetation.

However, lush vegeta...

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135 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Somanathapura is a town located 35 km from the historic Mysore city in Mysore district, about 135 km from Bangalore. Somanathapura, a village situated on the left bank of the river Cauvery boasts one of the last and the grandest of Hoysala monuments - Chennakeshava Temple built 742 years ago.

Somanathapura is famous for the Chennakesava Temple (also called Kesava or Keshava temple) built by Soma, a Dandanayaka (commander) in 1268 CE under Hoysala Empire King Narasimha III, when the Hoysalas were the major power in South India. The Keshava temple is one of the finest and most complet...

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Someshwara Temple
69 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Someshwara Temple is located around 69km from Bengaluru, in Kolar. The oldest temple in the city dating back to the Chola period, it is a dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

Major additions or modifications were made during the late Vijayanagara Empire period. The temple plan follows many of the basic elements of Vijayanagara architectural e though at a lower scale. The temple has a square sanctum which is surrounded by a narrow passageway. The sanctum is connected to a hallwhose walls are decorated with pilasters and sculptures in frieze. The closed mantapa is connected to a spaci...

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Srirangapatna Fort
122 kms from Bengaluru city limits

This historical fort is located in Srirangapatna around 122 km from Bengaluru. Located near the city of Mysore, it is of religious, cultural and historic importance. Built by the Timmanna Nayaka in 1454, the fort came to prominence during the rule of Tipu Sultan.

Srirangapatna Fort is one of its kind structure. Around 40 ft. high walls on three sides of the fort provide it a magnificent look. Under the Sultan, the fort was fully fortified and the architecture was modified with the help of French architects to meet the growing needs of saving against invaders. The fort follows Indo-I...

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35 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, also known as T G Halli Dam or Chamarajsagar, is located at the confluence of the Arkavathy River and Kumudavathi River, 35 km west of Bangalore. It is used by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board as a major source of drinking water for western Bangalore. The lake is a man-made reservoir, A supervised construction from the very great Bharatha Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya. The dam was built and inaugurated in 1933.

The reservoir looks absolutely resplendent.The reservoir catchment area is a secluded place. One can experience nature at the peak of i...

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30 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Thottikallu is a place near (30 km) Bengaluru off the Kanakapura road which is famous for a falls called Thottikallu falls, more popularly known as TK falls. It is also known as 'Swarna Mukhi' water falls. Swarna Mukhi translates as 'Golden-Faced'. The route at Kagalpura off the Bengaluru - Kanakapura road will lead to a place called Byalemaradadoddi, from where a mud road leads to the falls, hosting a a small shrine just beside it.

This venue is a great place to for trekking and mountain hiking and just to a spend your day away from city life. Thottikallu falls is a sight to behold...

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160 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Yelagiri is a hill station in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu Yealgiri; off 160 Kms from Bengaluru. Located at an altitude of 1,110.6 metres above Mean Sea Level and spread across an area about 30 square km, the Yelagiri village is surrounded by orchards, rose-gardens, and green valleys. Yelagiri comprises 14 hamlets and a number of temples spread over several hills. These tribals are engaged in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, etc. Their customs and habits, and especially the structure of their houses is unique and attracts a number of tourists to this hill station.

The district...

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220 kms from Bengaluru city limits

Yercaud is a hill station near Salem , Tamil Nadu, in the Servarayan range (anglicized as Shevaroys) of hills in the Eastern Ghats located around 220 km from Bengaluru. It is at an altitude of 1,500 metres (4,920 feet) from mean sea level. The town gets its name from the lake located at its center - in Tamil "Yeri" means "lake" and "Kaadu" means "forest".

The highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple, which is situated at a height of 5326 feet and the stone-age implements have been found near it. Hence the Yercaud hill area is called Shevaroy Hills. It is also explained as...