Planning A Road Trip? Visit These Places That Are Under 100 KMS From Bangalore

Sreepathy posted on 07 September

If you’ve been in Bangalore long enough, chances are you have been to almost every possible picnic spot in the vicinity. But then again, there’s always that urge for you to explore more places, cover longer distances, and make your travel diary a bit bulkier with pictures and photos from all these places. Luckily for you, you don’t need to a Google Search for your next road trip destination. We have got you covered with our list of places to visit near Bangalore that are within 100 kilometres.

Devarayanadurga Hills

If you are heading to the picturesque Devarayanadurga Hills, there’s plenty to do there, right from getting acquainted with the myth behind the Namada Chilume {a natural spring}, enjoying long treks to the nearby hill and visiting the Devanarayanadurga temple. There’s plenty of open spaces for bird watching, and in case you are planning on staying around during the weekend, Camp Linger is where you need to set up your GPS. Set up camp in a rocky landscape as this place is perfect for the squad and those fam-jam trips and it’s perfect for anyone looking for that dose of adventure to their road trip. The camping site will teach you how to set up tents and live the life of the rough.

Distance from Bangalore: 79 km

Tourist Attractions

DD Hills, Devarayanadurga, Karnataka

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    Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary

    It’s a slice of green heaven that’s located just about 100 km from the city. And it’s perfect for those looking to get one with nature. You can book yourself that outdoor living experience with cottages, log huts and even tents, at the Bheemeshwari Nature and Adventure Camp, which is part of Jungle Lodges. Picnic by the Cauvery riverside, some adrenaline rush with some water sports, a bit of trekking amidst the wilderness — there’s plenty to do here. Oh, and do remember to pack your binoculars and DSLR cameras as the place has some spectacular, Insta-worthy landscapes for you to gawk at.

    Distance from Bangalore: 100 km

    Camping

    Post Halgur Hobli, Malavalli Taluk, Mandya Distt., Muthathi, Karnataka

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    Mekedatu

    It’s more of a day trip spot, but Mekedatu, which translates to goat’s crossing, has a couple of places for you to stay at like the KSTDC dorms {we don’t quite recommend that though}. The place is known for its stunning natural formation which is the result of the Cauvery cutting through the granite rocks over thousands of years. Be sure to make a stop at Kanakpura’s Chunchi Falls as well — it’s on the way. You can also get off the bus at Sangama or park your vehicle there and trek to Mekedatu. You can cross the river on a coracle and then trek up about 12-15 km to reach Mekedatu. Lots of adventure right here, so gather the squad and make it a fun day.

    Distance from Bangalore: 100 km

    Other

    Mekedatu, Karnataka

      Savandurga

      If the hills are always calling out to you and you feel like it’s in the great outdoors that you truly belong, rev up that engine and head straight to Savandurga. It’s a picturesque hill that has the Arkavathi river passing nearby through the Thippagondanahalli reservoir, so it’s a Herculean climb offering something worthwhile. Depending on when you leave from Bangalore {we suggest early morning}, you can see a whole lot more than just the river — stunning views of deciduous forests and the Manchinbele Dam that surround the monolith. Speaking of monoliths, did we tell you that you will be trekking up one of the largest monolith hills in Asia? Herculean indeed, fellow humans. Herculean indeed. While there are no places for you to stay nearby, there are plenty of spots to hit up for breakfast or lunch. It’s, after all, a one-day getaway from Bangalore.

      Distance from Bangalore: 60 km

      Read more about it here.

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      Savanadurga, Karnataka

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        Anthargange

        Known for its night treks, Anthargange offers all you adventure enthusiasts more than just a climb. There’s a whole lot of cave exploring for you to do, making this trail quite the Indiana Jones-type. Sadly, there are no treasures to be found or people to chase. Another interesting bit about the trek is that they are rather short as the hillocks are formed of volcanic rocks and boulders. And where there are rocks and boulders, expect adventure activities such as rock climbing and bouldering for you to take part in. Channel in 127 Hours but without the gore.

        Distance from Bangalore: 70 km

        Religious Establishments

        Anthargange, Near Kolar, Vibhuthipura, Karnataka