41 Places to Visit Near Bangalore

Bangalore, the city of technology and nightlife, a mix of history and modernity, the Silicon Valley of India. Known for being the information and business technology capital of India, Bangalore is any traveller’s dream. Bangalore in itself has a lot of attractions scattered around the city while this place is also the perfect staging point for a lot of other trips as well.

With a vibrant culture of work and entertainment, Bangalore literally never sleeps. One of the most beautifully developed cities in India, this city has something to offer for everyone. Shopping at Bangalore is a delight as the city is home to a myriad collection of stores and marketplaces all around the city. Brigade Road and Commercial Street are shopping hubs with anything from the cheapest to the most expensive available around them. Hip and trendy malls are littered around the city attracting large crowds all throughout the day and especially during the night. If you are a food lover, don’t look elsewhere. This city holds the highest variety of street vendors, restaurants and pubs than most cities in the country. Being the IT capital of the country, the city caters to a wide audience and aptly has a lot of cuisine options available apart from the beautiful South Indian fare of idlis, dosas and uthappams.

The forts, palaces and gardens littered around the city tell a tale of the vibrant history in the capital city of Karnataka. The Lal Bagh gardens are more than 250 years old and are still maintained beautifully as a remnant of the colourful past. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is another such iconic location conveying the historical significance of the city. Now, serving as the IT and startup capital of the country, Bangalore has developed as one of India’s premiere metro cities with excellent infrastructure and public support mechanisms. Visit this great city and get in touch with the history and the future of the nation at once.

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Nrityagram

Directions from Bangalore to Nrityagram
Heritage

The first of its kind, this is a school dedicated entirely to dance. It is a world in itself. Traditional dance forms from all the corners of the country are practiced and taught here. It is an international community...

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Savandurga

Directions from Bangalore to Savandurga
Trekking

Savandurga is a hill situated in the state of Karnataka. It is located in the Ramnagara district and is at a distance of around 60 km from the city of Bangalore. It is a part of the Deccan plateau and is one of the la...

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Ramnagaram

Directions from Bangalore to Ramnagaram
Heritage Trekking

A small district in Karnataka, Ramnagaram is known for its rocky outcroppings and lush green surroundings. Earlier called as Shamserabad, during the ruling of Tipu Sultan, Ramnagaram finds its origin from the once exi...

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Nandi Hills

Directions from Bangalore to Nandi Hills
Hill Stations Trekking

Nandi Hills is a hill station in Karnataka. It is a popular one-day trip destination from Bangalore.  There are temples, a bungalow and a Kalyana Mantap on top of the hill. It gets its name from the ancient Nandi or b...

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Shivagange

Directions from Bangalore to Shivagange
Religious Trekking

  Shivagange is a mountain top with tallness of 1368 meters and Hindu journey focus situated close Dobbaspet, in Bangalore Rural region India. It is arranged 20 km from the town of Tumkur and 54 km from Banga...

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Chikballapur

Directions from Bangalore to Chikballapur
Hill Stations Trekking

Chikballapur town lies around 57 km from Bangalore, Karnataka and is the district head office of the Chikballapur region. This district, which was beforehand a piece of Kolar area, has many captivating vacation spots ...

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Bheemeshwari

Directions from Bangalore to Bheemeshwari
Rivers and Lakes

Bheemeshwari is located in the Mandya District of Karnataka and around 2 hrs. away from Bengaluru. The small riverside town has become a favored holiday and weekend destination for adventure and nature loving tourist....

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Shivanasamundram

Directions from Bangalore to Shivanasamundram
Rivers and Lakes Trekking

Shivanasamundram situated in the banks of the river Cauveri, is an ideal destination for those who want to see nature at full work. Asia’s first hydroelectric power stations are located in this quaint village in Mandy...

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Lepakshi

Directions from Bangalore to Lepakshi
Religious Heritage

Lepakshi is a quaint little village situated in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh. Build during the reign of Vijayanagara Kings’ Period, the village has a significant archaeological and cultural heritage in its sur...

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Hogenakkal

Directions from Bangalore to Hogenakkal
Hill Stations

Hogenakkal (also known as Marikottayam) is a waterfall on Kaveri river in Tamil Nadu - Karnataka border. Hogenakkal is at a distance of 180km from Bangalore which makes it an ideal weekend getaway destination. The wor...

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Talakad

Directions from Bangalore to Talakad
Religious Heritage

Talakadu is a desert-like town located on the left bank of the Kaveri river in Karnataka, India. It is a perfect place for weekend trips from Bangalore as it is nearby areas as well. Travellers can behold the legacy o...

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Srirangapatna

Directions from Bangalore to Srirangapatna
Religious Heritage

Srirangapatna is a town in Karnataka. It is located in the Mandya district. It is an island town and is surrounded by the river Kaveri. The monuments of this place are nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pl...

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BR Hills

Directions from Bangalore to BR Hills
Wildlife

BR Hills, also known as BIligirirangana Hills, is located in the state of Karnataka. It lies in the Chamarajanagar district. The nearest city is Mysore, which is located at a distance of around 80 km. The hills lie at...

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Yelagiri

Directions from Bangalore to Yelagiri
Hill Stations

In the state of Tamil Nadu, 93 km away from Vellore, there reclines the arcadia famously known as Yelagiri. The town is also known as “Poor Man’s Ooty”. It is a small hill-station located in between Jolarpettai and Va...

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Sravanabelagola

Directions from Bangalore to Sravanabelagola
Religious

Sravanabelagola is famous for its Jain temple. Shravanabelagola is a holy place for Jains. Their Guru is residing here in a Mutt. There is a Sanskrit Patashala to study Sanskrit and Shastras.

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Mysore

Directions from Bangalore to Mysore
Heritage

Mysore ( also known as Mysuru ) is a city in Karnataka. It is the cultural capital and second most important city of Karnataka. Mysore is a very popular weekend getaway from Bangalore and Kerala. It is unavoidable in ...

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Yercaud

Directions from Bangalore to Yercaud
Rivers and Lakes

Yercaud is a beautiful hill station, which is in Salem District of Tamil Nadu, India. The hill station falls under the Shevaroy Range of hills of Eastern Ghats. Yercaud means Lake Forest, the name signifying the Lake ...

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Hassan

Directions from Bangalore to Hassan
Religious Heritage

Hassan is located187kms from Bangalore lying in the Malnad and Maidan region of Karnataka. The city gets its name from its managing Goddess Hassanamba which in the Kannada language signify 'Grinning mother'. Attributa...

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Chittoor

Directions from Bangalore to Chittoor
Religious Wildlife

Need some time to unwind yourself? Seek guidance? Get a bit relaxed and get lost in natural bounties? Well, Chittoor for sure is the answer for you. It is without a doubt one of the holiest and sacred sites of India. ...

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Kabini

Directions from Bangalore to Kabini
Wildlife

Once a private chasing territory for the British, this popular wildlife goal has a rich assortment of widely varied vegetation making it a stunning place of interest. A standout amongst the best-untamed life sanctuari...

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Halebidu

Directions from Bangalore to Halebidu
Heritage

A small town in the Hassan district of Karnataka, listed as a World Heritage Center, Halebidu is a gem of Indian architecture.This city with a glorious past is known for its temples, shrines and sculptures. Once the g...

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Thiruvannamalai

Directions from Bangalore to Thiruvannamalai
Religious Heritage

A recognized pilgrimage spot and holiday region in the locale of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvannamalai is one of the oldest city that has been related with numerous Yogis and Siddhars in the prevailing course of time. Thiruvann...

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Bandipur National Park

Directions from Bangalore to Bandipur National Park
Wildlife Rivers and Lakes

Once a hunting reserve for the Maharaja of Mysore in the 1930s, now the Bandipur National Park is a tiger reserve located in Chamrajanagar, Karnataka. Bandipur is a part of a belt of forests that houses the highest nu...

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Anantapur

Directions from Bangalore to Anantapur
Religious Heritage

The region of Anantapur is situated in the western part of Andhra Pradesh. This locale is likewise known by the name of Anantapuram and was before known as 'Anantasagaram', which means an endless ocean'. It got this n...

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Kotagiri

Directions from Bangalore to Kotagiri
Hill Stations

Kotagiri, als known as Kothagiri, in a hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu. It falls in the Nilgiri District. It is a moderately populated and the third largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills. The different vil...

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Nagarhole

Directions from Bangalore to Nagarhole
Wildlife

Literally meaning the Cobra River, this park snakes through lushy forests and gayly flowing streams. This national park located in Mysore and Kodagu district, is one of India's first Tiger Reserves along with Bandipur...

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Bellikkal

Directions from Bangalore to Bellikkal
Hill Stations

A humble hamlet lolling in the south of Sigur Plateau in the state of Tamil Nadu, Bellikkal is an enthralling hill station. Discovered at an elevation of 5,500 ft, it is girded by Nilgiris of the Western Ghats of the ...

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Madumalai

Directions from Bangalore to Madumalai
Wildlife

Situated at the gathering purpose of three states namely Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Mudumalai is settled in the thick woods of the Nilgiris and is outstanding for its wildlife haven. Mudumalai has been proclaim...

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Dubare

Directions from Bangalore to Dubare
Wildlife Rivers and Lakes

In the district of Kogadu, Karnataka is a forest camp nestling along the river Kaveri called Dubare. The very less explored Dubare is also known as an elephant camp.  It is a very important hub for the Karnataka Fores...

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Ooty

Directions from Bangalore to Ooty
Hill Stations

Ooty also known by its former name "Udagamandalam" is a theme based hill station in South India, the hill station is about 3 hours away from Coimbatore and is a really popular point of attraction in Tamil Nadu.The cit...

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Coonoor

Directions from Bangalore to Coonoor
Hill Stations

Coonoor is a hill station located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It falls in the Nilgiris district. The hill station falls on the way from Coimbatore to Ooty. The main attractions at the place for tourists are Sim’s Park...

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Chikmagalur

Directions from Bangalore to Chikmagalur
Wildlife Hill Stations

Chikmagalur (literally means The Land of Younger Daughter) is one of the most popular hill stations in Karnataka. It is known for its vast coffee plantations and in fact is the first place in India to cultivate coffee...

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Tholpetty

Directions from Bangalore to Tholpetty
Wildlife

Sprawling with natural woods and wildlife parks, Tholpetty is a portion of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and comprises the Nilgiri forest Reserve. Popular for its large squirrels, mouse deer, spotted deer, langurs, t...

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Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

Directions from Bangalore to Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
Wildlife

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the four ranges of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, which is the largest wildlife sanctuary of Kerala, the other three being, Sulthan Bathery, Kurichiat and Tholpetty. The wildlife...

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Coorg

Directions from Bangalore to Coorg
Hill Stations

Coorg ( also knows as Kodagu ) is a popular hill station in Karnataka. It is a popular weekend getaway destination from Bangalore and Mysore. Coorg is known for coffee plantations, forests, rivers and hills. Coorg is ...

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Kemmanagundi

Directions from Bangalore to Kemmanagundi
Hill Stations Trekking

Sophisticated beauty with elegance in its every wake and well maintained natural surroundings makes Kemmanagundi the hill station of your dreams. Lying in Tarikere Taluk of Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, this b...

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Madikeri

Directions from Bangalore to Madikeri
Hill Stations Religious

When one hears the word ‘hill station’, Madikeri is one place that comes to mind. Lush greenery, lofty hillocks and lovely weather are not enough to describe this town, that is a part of the Kodagu or Coorg district. ...

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Tirupati

Directions from Bangalore to Tirupati
Religious

Located in Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is one of the oldest cities of India and an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus. The main attraction of Tirupati is the Sri Venkateswara Temple pilgrim ...

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Wayanad

Directions from Bangalore to Wayanad
Wildlife Rivers and Lakes

Wayanad is a district in the north-east of the state of Kerala. The beautiful hill station was formed by carving out certain areas from the Kozhikode and Kunnur districts on 1st November, 1980. It can also be called t...

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Kukke Subramanya

Directions from Bangalore to Kukke Subramanya
Religious Trekking

Kukke Subrahmanya is a town situated in the Sullia Taluk of southern Karnataka. The town is arranged on the banks of the Kumaradhara River. Kukke Subrahmanya is a famous goal of religious significance with a few sanct...

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Coimbatore

Directions from Bangalore to Coimbatore
Hill Stations

Coimbatore, also known as Kovai and Coyamuthur, is located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It falls in the Coimbatore district. The city is located on the banks of Noyyal River. It is the second largest city with respect ...

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