1. Trekking and rock climbing in Ramnagar
Ramnagar is one of the renowned destination for trekking near Bangalore. It is located just 50 kms away from Bangalore. It has a rugged terrain which makes it an ideal destination for trekking and rock climbing. Its scenic beauty has attracted many adventure junkies from all over the world and is filled with nature enthusiasts throughout the year. It is some of the oldest deposits of granite outcrops. Ramnagar is one of the best destination for corporate team outing and is a perfect stress buster for corporates who want to take a quick off from their busy schedule. Speaking of the best trekking places near Bangalore it is not possible to exclude Ramnagar has some of the challenging trekking routes of moderate difficulty level which would require good rock climbing and trekking skills to succeed.
Ramdevara betta and Revannasiddeshwara betta has a breathtaking view from the hill top. Apart from trekking, Ramnagar serves as a wonderful destination for other adventure activities like Rock climbing, chimney climbing and rappelling. Rock climbing puts your stamina to test. There are two types of rock climbing called pitching and bouldering which you can take up depending on your activity level. Chimney climbing is a thrilling activity where you have to squeeze through small areas to reach the top of the hill. Rappelling is another challenging activity where you have to climb down the hill with the aid of a single rope.
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2. Fishing and camping at Bheemeshwari
Meandering through the large woody landscape amidst the forests is the river Cauvery which is one of the sacred river in south India. Bheemeshwari is nestled alongside this beautiful river and is just 100 kilometers from Bangalore which offers an opportunity to both adventure and nature lovers. It is one of the most pleasant places to visit and is perfect for a weekend getaway. Bheemeshwari is renowned destination for fishing and nature camp. It is a home for over 200 different species of birds. Bheemeshwari is surrounded by lush greenery and hills tops that has stunning views.
The splendid beauty make it ideal for camping alongside river Cauvery. This place is a paradise for various adventure activities like Zip line, Trekking, Rappelling, Kayaking, Burma loops, coracle ride, river rafting, nature walks, fishing, birds watching, star gazing & other team building activities.
3. White water rafting, trekking, natural Jacuzzi and more at Dandeli :
Dandeli is a magnificent destination located on the banks of river Kali amidst the Western Ghats in Uttar Karnataka district which 481 kms from Bangalore. It is known for its lush green valleys and is the home for an exceptional wildlife. It is a popular weekend holiday destination in Karnataka and is ideal for 2 days outing and attracts tourists and nature enthusiasts. If you are fond of adventures then Dandeli is the right place for you.
For white water rafting you have a choice between 9kms run and a shorter run which gives a chance for both seasoned rafters and as well as amateurs. While at places the water is calm, at other places it is everything but calm and you are sent plunging down the river which makes your rafting an adrenaline pumping experience.
The sanctuary in dandeli is really varied and unique which make it a perfect place for trekking. You will get a chance to spot a few Malabar Giant Squirrels, Bisons, Tigers, Panthers and several other wild animals while trekking. Rappelling is equally exciting as you get a chance to climb down some of the steepest cliffs with the help of a single rope. Another amazing thing you get to experience in Dandeli is the natural Jacuzzi which is rejuvenating massage from the rapids of river Kali. The random gushing stream suddenly seems to know how to custom create a unique massage session for you.
This is not it! There is a chance for many other adventure activities like birds watching, jungle safari in open jeep, kayaking, overnight camping, canoeing, moonlight boat ride, river side fishing, croc trek, nature walks, outdoor camping, river island visit and explore excursion destinations of synthetic rocks, visit to calva caves, tribal village and many more.
4. Dubare Elephant camping, river rafting, microlight flying at Coorg
Coorg is a fascinating destination which is paradise of varied topography, coffee plantations, thick forests and rivers which is located at a distance of 250 kms from Bangalore. It is a beautiful place to escape the sultry heat and the humidity of the South, Coorg is a destination that serves the purpose of delivering complete rejuvenation to body, mind and soul. Coorg, being one of the most stunning hill stations In India is a treat for all the adventure junkies and nature lovers. Coorg will surely give you a memorable experience to take back home. Dubare elephant camping is a unique wildlife experience one can have. The elephant camp here offers a chance for the visitors a hands-on experience with the giants of the jungle! You can observe and even participate in caring for and feeding the elephants, give them a bath, take rides on them, and observe how these wonderful creatures interact with each other and with their human handlers.
In a beautiful destination like Coorg, camping seems to be an ideal activity to take up. What better way to spend a vacation than to pitch tent at a picturesque place like Coorg! If you are someone who enjoys the ever changing beauty of nature than these campsites in Coorg are the right fit for your choice. To get the adrenaline rushing, river rafting is one of the best adventure activities one can sign in Coorg.
The river is said to have some attractive stretches up to 2.5 kms to raft through. You can make your fantasy of flying turn into reality. You can take part in Microlight flying which is a conventional toe seater aircraft which takes you to an altitude of 3500 feet. When you are up in the air, you can enjoy the beautiful aerial views of Coorg’s mist clad landscapes, mountain peaks and forests. Coorg adventure is never complete without trekking. It has some of the most beautiful trekking trails.
The major trails are Thadiandmol Trekking, Iruppu Falls Trekking, Galibeedu to Subramania & Shanivarshante to Subramania. You can experience the essence of the widely spread fresh coffee farms and also come across many water streams which sooths your eyes and rare species of insects and birds while trekking which will leave you mesmerized.
Quad biking is another exciting activity where you will get a chance to ride a 250cc quad bike through the slushy traks and forests of coorg. Valnoor fishing camp is considered to be one of the best fishing destinations in Karnataka. These camps possess an abundance of freshwater species like Mahseer, Eels, and Catfi which makes it an ideals camp for fishing. This makes Coorg an ideal destination to spend your weekend amidst the beauty of Mother Nature!
5. Nagarhole wild life safari
Nagarhole is named after the winding river called the cobra river. It is situated in the two districts of Mysore and Kodagu in the state of Karnataka. Nagarhole or the Rajiv Gandhi National Park is one of the best-managed national parks In India which is surrounded by shallow valleys and gentle slopes on all sides. The Nagarhole River slithers through the center of the park. True to its name, quite a few serpentine streams fork through the rich tropical forests of the park. The landscape is one of gentle slopes and shallow valleys which has thick deciduous forests.
Nagarhole National Park is counted among India’s best wildlife parks and shelters a large number of rare and endangered animals. It has a large elephant and bison population and also the highest population of tigers. It hosts a variety of animal species along with approximately 250 species of birds. On its northern boundaries is the Kabini River. Wildlife safari at Nagarhole is a thrilling experience which will give you chance to spot varied species of birds and animals.
6. Anthargange Cave Exploration
Anthargange is a remarkable place which is situated in the Kolar district of Karnataka which is 80 kms from Bangalore. It has the hill range filled with massive volcanic rocks and boulders and is situated 1226 meters above the sea level in Kolar. These boulders, all heaped one up on the other creates a whole network of cave-like formations and tunnels that make this a great place for cave exploration, and trekking.
The main attraction of this place is the Shiva temple world’s biggest linga of 108 feet altitude, matched by a huge figure of Nandi of 35ft tall. There is a continual flow of water from the bull’s mouth and no one knows the actual source of the water, which is how Antargange got its name. An hour of climbing uphill leads to the approach route into the caves. Once you start exploring the caves and reach the destination you will be amazed and fascinated by the serenity of the caves.
The entire route twists through a dark maze of rocks, boulders, between cracks, and enters holes that sometimes will allow just one person to crawl through, all of which make for an exhilarating experience. Anthargange is the best weekend getaway to trek atop with the team. You will encounter many caves and trails though forest steep routes which makes trekking a thrilling experience. Anthargange is a perfect destination which gives a spiritual implication also offers a chance for some unusual adventure experiences.
7. Trekking at Savandurga:
Savandurga hill is considered as one of the largest monolith hill in Asia which is located 60 kms from Bangalore. It is at an altitude of 1226 ft above the sea level. When seen from a distance it appears looks like a massive stone. Savandurga has huge deposits of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes and laterites. It comprises of the twin peak called Karigudda and Biligudda which makes a remarkable trekking experience.
Once you trek atop you can witness the ruins of the fort that was built by Kempegowda. The panoramic lush green view of the exteriors of Bangalore is just breathtaking. Although there are many options for trekking near Bangalore, trekking in Savandurga remains an extremely popular activity.
The trek to the top of Biligudda is for medium level trekkers. The trek is marked appropriately and you just have to follow the directions to reach the top. Karigudda is considered to be more dangerous to trek than BiliGudda and is a good option only for expert trekkers and hikers. The clear blue sky and the expanse of green below is perfect for photography. You can also visit Shri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple and Savandi Veerabhadreshwara Temple which adds to the delight of your wonderful trekking experience.
8. Wayanad camping:
Wayanad is renowned for its natural beauty and stands out from other hill stations because of its uniqueness. It is perfect for a weekend getaway which gives you a chance to rejuvenate and relax in the lap of Mother Nature. It is located in the north eastern part of Kerala which is at 283 kms from Bangalore. This picturesque place is just perfect for camping and is a treat for all the nature enthusiasts.
Wayanad offers small trails for trekking. Famous trails in Wayanad are Chembra peak, Pakshipatham, Banasura hill, Brahmagiri peak trek and Thusharagiri trek. The lush green slopes of these hills are filled with rich flora and fauna. The Chembra peak has many wonders hidden in it such as the heart shaped lake which is a beautiful spot. The trekking trails also takes you through wild forests, deep caves and thick rock blocks. They present a mesmerizing view of the surroundings from the slopes. You will also come across beautiful little streams where you can take a break before continuing on your journey uphill. The grass laden slopes of the nearby mountains, the clouds hovering beneath your feet and the beautiful sky that stoops down into the horizon will make you as though you are in heaven.
9. Kumara Parvatha trek
Kumara Parvatha also called as Pushpagiri is one among the many beauties of nature in the Coorg. Trekking in Coorg is never complete without Kumara Parvatha trek. It is the second highest peak in Coorg and the sixth highest peak in Karnataka and hosts the route of the longest and the most difficult trek in Karnataka. Trekking at kumara Parvatha takes you through some of the most spectacular escapes of nature bounded by flora and fauna on either side.
The trek starts at Kukke Subramanya, which is one of the most revered places in the state of Karnataka. There are meadows, greenery, and the view of the Western Ghats. Also, the Pushpagiri reserve forest lies on the way which is famous for flowers after monsoon. Tough the trekking trails is a little changing it is a fun filled experience and you will be rewarded with the enthralling beauty of nature which leave you awestruck.
10. Kodachadri trekking
Kodachadri is located in Shimoga which is a gorgeous mountain peak with dense forests. It is renowned for its numerous waterfalls and mountain peaks, it is one of the most ideal nature getaways close to Bangalore. The destination rests peacefully on the banks of the Tunga River, making up for its soothing and salubrious climate.
The sunset watched from Kodachadri peak on a clear day is a captivating experience. Kodachadri is the second famous place view both sunrise & sunset with the glimpse of Arabian Sea. Visiting Kodachadri during the monsoon season is a bliss. You can encounter unique species of colorful birds and insects while trekking. Kodachadri trek boasts of dense forests, exquisite waterfalls and picturesque landscapes. The lush greenery attracts adventure enthusiasts all over the world.
A trek around Baralagundi Maralagundi waterfalls is an amazing experience and one can witness the real beauty of nature. While trekking to the top of altitude you can also get a glimpse of Hidlumane Falls which is fascinating. Camping on the peak of Western Ghats is really an amazing experience on can have and is not to be missed by the nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
11. Kunti betta trek
Your trekking bucket list is never complete without kunti betta trek. Kunti betta is surrounded by sugarcane, paddy fields and coconut trees in the Pandavapura of Mandya districts which is 125 kms away from Bangalore.
The place has an historical importance as it is believed that kunti, the mother five pandavas stayed here during their exile. Kunti Betta consists of two rockcy hills which are quiet easy to climb which towers over a gorgeous lake. It is situated at a height of 2,882 feet above sea level and is historically associated with the rule of 18th Century warrior king Tipu Sultan. You can witness the beauty of Thonnur Lake.
This trekking trail offers a chance for trekkers of all levels seasoned trekker wanting to do a more laidback trek over the weekend. Kunti Betta trekking starts from the pond and is a steep uphill climb offering rock climbing, and traversing through dense vegetation. At the top of Kunti betta you can also see the utensil shaped rocks which is believed to be used by the Pandavas for cooking. It is a perfect destination for energizing yourself over the weekend.
12. Chikmagalur camping and trekking
Chikmagalur is just a perfect destination for contemplating a break from the busy life schedule. A retreat in Chikmagalur is just perfect to relax yourself. Chikmagalur is surrounded by the beautiful coffee estates and some of the breathtaking waterfalls.
It is a treasure trove for nature lovers. It is a hotspot for many adventure activities like trekking, camping, kayaking, bird watching and many more. It is surrounded by some of the breathtaking hills like Mullayanagiri which is part of the Bababudangiri hill range. It is called the trekkers paradise. Camping in the wonderful place is a must try for all the nature lovers. There are amazing waterfalls like Hebbe Falls, Kalhatti Falls which will leave you captivated. Kemmanagundi hills offers breathtaking view of Chikamagalur. It is a perfect backdrop of lush green hills.
Visiting Kemmanagundi is an eye soothing experience. There are so many holidaying destinations in Chikamagalur which is just perfect for you to get all revived and rejuvenated.
13. Mullayanagiri trek
A trip to Chikmagalur is never complete without Mullayanagiri trek. Mullayanagiri is considered as the Scottish Alps of India and is the highest peak of Karnataka located in Bababudangiri range of Chikamagalur. It is nestled between Nilgiris and Western Ghats. The altitude of Mullayanagiri is 6330 feet above the sea level. Mullayangiri trek true delight to behold if you are an adventure lover.
The trekking trails on the Mullayangiri Hills will take you through some of the most rustic and naturally beautiful pathways. Witnessing a sunset from the peak is also a prized experience and is immensely popular among the trekkers. Covered with greenery and mist all around will just leave you awestruck. While trekking you will find the denser vegetation and a rocky Nandi statue in a rocky shelter.
The Shiva temple on the summit offers food & shelter. All together this famous trekking spot in Karnataka will offer a mind blowing experience which you can cherish for a lifetime.
14. Rock climbing, trekking, kayaking and more at Manchinbele
Manchinbele is a picturesque place with the backdrop of Savandurga Mountain. The main attraction of this place is Manchibele dam which is built across River Arkavathi. The Manchinbele Dam, surrounded by deciduous forests and rocky hills. This beautiful pace is located just 50 kms away from Bangalore. This destination is just perfect for one day outing and some fun filled team building activities.
It is a place filled with scenic beauty serves as a perfect destination for adventure activities like trekking, swimming, rock climbing, Kayaking, rafting, raft building, archery, gun shooting, nature walk, camping with bon fire, and also fun filled team building games.
15. Makalidurga Trek
Makalidurga is yet another beautiful place for trekking which is situated at 60Kms from the outskirts of Bangalore. Reaching to towering height of 4430 ft makes trekking experience at Makalidurga a unique one. It has some of the most challenging routes filled with lush vegetation and fascinating views.
Makalidurga has a very small station and the train passing through the hills is a charming sight indeed. This is one of the closest weekend destinations from Bangalore having a rocky terrain surrounded by dense forest plantation throughout the hill and the railway track hike in between the wildest hills towards the Makalidurga Hill adds a sense of thrill in the beauty of the night. The highlight of the destination is the Makalidurga fort which lies on the top of a granite hillock. This is a must visit place for all the adventure enthusiasts.