79 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

35 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Nrityagram

Best Time: All through the year. 

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 of dancers that took the shape of a residential dance village and school. They follow the age-old Gurukul system where they work to cultivate food for themselves and their Gurus and participate in the maintenance of the Gurukul. Apart from...

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Savandurga

45 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Savandurga

Best Time: March- May

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 largest monolith hills in Asia. The Arkavathi River passes nearby through the Thippagondanahalli reservoir. Savandurga has two hills, Black Hill, locally known as Karigudda, and White hill, locally known as Biligudda. The area is also known f...

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Ramnagaram

60 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Ramnagaram

Best Time: October-Feburary

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 existed village Ramnagiri at the foothills of Ramadevarabetta. This town has an Agrahara on the left bank of the Arkavati with a temple of Arkeshwara built in later Vijayanagara style. People of Bangalore often come here for weekend getaways ...

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Nandi Hills

61 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Nandi Hills

Best Time: October to June

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 bull which is meant to be the mount of Lord Shiva. These hills are the source of the rivers Palar, Arkavati, and Pennar. It was one of the Tipu's summer retreats. There are about 1,200 steps laid from the foot of the hill to reach the top. B...

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Shivagange

62 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Shivagange

Best Time: Monday to Sunday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

  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 Bangalore. The hallowed mountain is formed as a shivalinga and a spring streams close privately called "Ganga", This place is having different temples, for example, Gangadhareshwara temple, Sri Honnadevi Temple, Olakal Teertha, Nandi Statue, Pat...

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Chikballapur

72 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Chikballapur

Best Time: June-February

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 giving chances to touring, trekking and exploring nature as well as man-made attractions. There are numerous places like Nandi Hills, Skandagiri Hills, Temples of Bhoganandishwara and Yoganandiswara which are known for its intricate design ...

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Bheemeshwari

110 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Bheemeshwari

Best Time: September-February

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. Away from the noise and pollution of the bustling city life, Bheemeshwari let you enjoy the rural lifestyle with bullock carts paving the road and nature in its full bloom. The small town is famous for fishing and tourist enjoy the trekkin...

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Shivanasamundram

118 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Shivanasamundram

Best Time: July-September

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 Mandya district at the state of Karnataka, India. At a distance of 132 km. from Bangalore, the small tourist place is accessible by buses and personal cabs since it doesn’t have any train station. Shivanasamundram also known as the inland town d...

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Lepakshi

125 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Lepakshi

Best Time: November-March

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 surrounding. The village is blessed with shrines, dedicated to Hindu God’s Vishnu, Shiva, and Veerabhadra. The temples have spectacular craftsmanship with mural paintings made of natural colors showing Kannada and Vijayanagara inscriptions. Th...

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Hogenakkal

131 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Hogenakkal

Best Time: October to March

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 word Hogenakkal means smoking rocks. Hogenakkal is famous for its basket boats. Hogenekkal has been developed as a proper tourist destination only in recent years. It can be visited throughout the year except during the monsoon as the water wi...

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Talakad

143 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Talakad

Best Time: November to March 

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 of the city that yet flashes in its age-old monuments. Talakad is also famous for five Shiva temples, and several other temples that are said to be sprawling beneath the sand. The Pathaleshwara Temple, the Maruleshwara Temple, the Vaidhyeshw...

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Srirangapatna

156 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Srirangapatna

Best Time: October- March

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 place derives its name from the well known Ranganathaswamy Temple and this place is an important place of pilgrimage for the Vaishnavites. Some of the places of interest in this place are Sri Rangnathaswamy Temple, Daria Daulat Bagh, Tupu Sul...

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BR Hills

160 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to BR Hills

Best Time: November- March

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 a spot where the eastern and the western ghats meet and create a diverse eco-system. Biligirirangana Hills derive its name from the Rangaswamy Temple, which is located on the top of a white cliff. The hill hs a wide variety of Flora and Fa...

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Yelagiri

164 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Yelagiri

Best Time: November-February

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 Vaniyambadi. It is rich in terms of culture and blessed by natural beauty. This hill-station is quite well-known for many decades, since the British colonial days. The hill station is spread over 30 km2. The village of Yelagiri is surrounded ...

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Sravanabelagola

164 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Sravanabelagola

Best Time: October to April

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

173 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Mysore

Best Time: Throughout the year

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 Karnataka Tourism. Mysore is known for its palaces, gardens and annual celebrations of Dusshera. It is well connected with other cities in India via road and railways. 

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Puttaparthi

182 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Puttaparthi

Best Time: September-February.

The blessed house of the spurious figure, Sathya Sai Baba, Puttaparthi is a town which returns you to the times of ashrams and the methods for living in those occasions with an equivalent impact of the present. A small town in Andhra Pradesh, Puttaparthi has increased worldwide acclaim as a focal point of religious brightness. It is a town which offers current methodologies of religion, settlements and even urbanization, being a remarkable town with mod...

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Yercaud

201 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Yercaud

Best Time: October-June

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 of this breathtaking hill station that is surrounded with forest. Yercaud is said to be the topmost hill station during summer, mostly for the South People, due to its altitude of 1515 m. The hill station is covered with a plantation that i...

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Hassan

219 kilometres from Bangalore Directions from Bangalore to Hassan

Best Time: November-February

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'. Attributable to its old temples and landmarks, this city is regularly called the temple - design capital of Karnataka. Found by the chieftain Channa Krishnappa Naik in the eleventh century, Hassan city is the base camp of the Hassan region in Karnat...

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Which are the weekend getaways from Bangalore for families?
Places like Nandi Hills, Bannerghatta National Park, Chikmagalur, Coorg, Mysore have many attractions that are interesting for the children. All these places are ideal for a weekend getaway with your family.
Is Bangalore safe for female tourists? 
Yes, Bangalore is generally safe for female travelers. Carry a pepper spray with you to be on a safer side.