Top 10 Tourist Places near Bangalore

Bangalore is one city, which has gone through many transitions in its history, and all of which can be seen in its architecture and culture. The city is the capital of Karnataka state, and is a leading IT centre in current time, popularly known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’; but tracing its history,

it has been influenced by Mughal, Rajput, and British rulers, all of whom have left their marks on the city in their own way, making Bangalore and its surrounding places a must visit tourist spot.

Best Tourist spots near Bangalore

Aigandapura

A small and beautiful place, having historical and mythological importance, it is located some 30 kms away from Bangalore. It is most popular for its temples like, Dharmeshwara and Gopalakrishna; and you will also find many smaller shrines inside the temple complexes, which have their own architectural value. It is located on the Tumkur Road. If you desire to visit some ancient places with an earthy charm, do make a visit.

Bannerghatta National Park

 If you are a nature freak, and like to spend some time with wildlife then this National Park is a great weekend outing for you. One of the most amazing, man-made national parks, where a variety of animals and birds can be seen, it is some 22 kms away from Bangalore, and is a huge area, which also encloses a lot of hills and temples inside, promising you an interesting day. Closed on Tuesdays, the park remains open on remaining days of the week.

Bheemeshwari

A very small town, sprawled on the banks of the river Kaveri, it is a peaceful abode and is popular for its eco tours. The town is also known as the “Angler’s Paradise”, because of the ‘mehseer’ fish found here. A perfectly natural habitat, Bheemeshwari is a brilliant weekend getaway, where you can enjoy nature camps and trekking. 100 kms away from Bangalore, the town offers quite a contrasting time from the hustle bustle of the city.

Channarayana Durga

Another small village in the Tumkur district, which is situated some 100 kms away from Bangalore city, the main popular attraction here is the Channarayana Durga temple on the hill top. The entire place forms a fort complex, which is now in ruins, and offers a site for weekend exploration. You can take the Bangalore- Pune Highway and deviate towards Kortagere to reach there.

Chennakeshava Temple

A very ancient temple built sometime in 12th century; it is located in a far flung small village located at some 70 kms away from Bangalore on the Tumkur- Kunigal Road. It is as popular for its religious value as for its architectural beauty, with exquisite stone images and inscriptions. It is one of the legendary pieces of Dravidian style of architecture where you can have a great time with peace and art.

Devarayan Durga

Located on a lovely picturesque surrounding, this beautiful hill station offers an idyllic and peaceful weekend at an altitude of 4000 feet. The entire hill is an abode of many beautiful and ancient temples, styled in typical Dravidian architecture. Explore the caves here and enjoy the sight of beautiful springs, this will remind you of a perfect Wordsworthian picture. 68 kms from Bangalore and 14 kms from Tumkur town, there are many things to enjoy at this hill station.

Jayamangali Blackbuck Conservative Reserve

Another brilliant treat from Tumkur district, this reserve is a complete wildlife experience, with amazing varieties of flora and fauna. You can take a day out and spend some time exploring nature, far from the city hustle bustle. Besides the endangered Blackbuck, it also protects many species of reptiles and mammals, while you will also be able to see a range of plants. 138 kms away from Bangalore have a trip to this wildlife reserve.

Namada Chilume

This is one place which has got an equal dose of aesthetic appeal, religious value and mythological importance. It is a small spring from which water comes out throughout the year, and this is surrounded by beautiful forest area. It is located 68 kms from Bangalore, and is on the way towards Devarayana Durga.

Shivagange

A beautiful hill which appears in the shape of Shiva linga from one particular side, it has some certain touristy elements like temples, scenic beauty and brilliant architecture. It has its mythological associations, and is a great pilgrimage spot as well. Located 60 kms away from Bangalore, Shivgange is quite a popular place.

Nandi Hills

These are a group of beautiful hills, which houses a great and old fortress, increasing its charm by many degrees. 65 kms away from Bangalore, the hills can be reached via Hyderabad National Highway (NH7). A perfect picnic spot and activity hub, you can have a great weekend here.

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