One day outing in Bangalore: Check out these amazing places

Don’t have a two day weekend? No worries. You can still go on a day trip with your friends and family and come back feeling recharged and energized. Sit back and plan your next day trip with this list.

  1. Anthargange

If you absolutely hate overcrowded places and are always looking for relatively unknown places to chill at, this is just the place to be. One of the best day trips you will ever make, Anthargange has hillocks and caves. What’s so special about that? These caves and rocks were formed from volcanic rocks. An ideal spot for a nice picnic, Anthargange is one of those places that will take your breath away.

Distance from Bangalore: 70 km

Travel Time: 2 hours

What you can do: Cave Exploration or Spelunking, rock climbing and trekking.

  1. Horsley Hills

This nice, quaint hill station is famous for its views and flora and fauna. The World’s biggest banyan tree is also located here. You can take breathtaking photographs of the scenery to remember the amazing day trip you make. But you can always extend your stay and book a room in one of the good resorts in Bangalore.

Distance from Bangalore: 154 km

Travel Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

What you can do: Trekking and forest exploration.

  1. Hassan

If you like Bangalore weather, you will definitely like Hassan. Ideal for history buffs and enthusiasts with a penchant for culture studies, Hassan is the perfect place to be. You can explore Gorur Dam, Ramanthaour temple, Hoysala temples. The Shettyhalli Church is a must if you visit Hassan. The church submerges in water during monsoon and only emerges after monsoon ends.  

Distance from Bangalore: 182 km

Travel Time: 3 hours

What you can do: Exploration of ancient temples and architecture and enjoy the natural scenery.

  1. Nrityagram

A modern Gurukul, Nrityagram was founded by renowned Odissi dancer Protima Gauri. This place is completely dedicated to helping people nurture and cultivate classical dance forms. You can watch artists go through their daily routines and practice their art.

Distance from Bangalore: 38 km

Travel Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

What you can do: Experience classical dance and gurukul life.

  1. Chikballapura

All you adventure seekers, rejoice. Chikballapura is the dream that you’ve been dreaming. You can go trekking, hiking and admire natural scenery as well as go rock climbing. If that doesn’t interest you, you can always explore the silk and incense industry or pay a visit to one of the temples.

Distance from Bangalore: 58 km

Travel Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

What you can do: Experience scenic beauty, rock climbing, camping, hiking and trekking.

  1. Channapatna

This place is a hit with people of all ages. Known as the Toy Town of Karnataka, this place is an absolute beauty. Artisans make wooden toys and display them in the Toy Bazaar. The best part about these toys is that they are extremely eco-friendly as they are painted with vegetable dyes. You can also go wine tasting here. Want to extend your stay? Some of the best resorts near Bangalore are situated nearby that you can check into and continue admiring toys and drinking wine.

Distance from Bangalore: 67 km

Travel Time: 2 hours

What you can do: Toymaking, drink wine and visit temples.

  1. Yelagiri Hills

Like hill stations? Yelagiri is the place to be. Situated in Vellore, this is great if you like some peace and quiet. You can either let the beauty of the nature soal in or go on a trek. There is a telescope house here that you can visit as well as sit and enjoy the beauty that is Puganoor lake. There is also a pretty famous picnic spot here where you can enjoy your food away from the humdrum of city life.

Distance from Bangalore: 212 km

Travel Time: 4 hours

What you can do: Enjoy natural scenery, hiking or trekking.

There are dozens of places in Bangalore that you can also visit if you don’t have enough time to go further away. You can find peace of mind in Cubbon Park or Lal Bagh. You can also spend your day enjoying a flight trip or painting with your friends.

Olivia Watson

Olivia is a world traveler who has been to 27 countries in just over 15 years. She loves to share her knowledge of traveling to help others travel safer, cheaper and have more fun.
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