Nestled amidst some world-famous heritage sites and popular centres of nature, is the cosmopolitan city of Bangalore.
Gifted with an extensive public transport system and a great variety in the context of hotels in Bangalore, the city is an excellent place to enjoy a vacation.
Wine Tasting Tour at Doddaballapur
If you are travelling from the Kempegowda Airport into the heart of the city, then you do not want to miss the Wine Tasting Tour in Doddaballapur. Located at about 55 kilometres away from the city center, the Grover Vineyards of Doddaballapur offers ecstatic wine tours at reasonable rates. Spend a day with the wine connoisseur at the vineyard and learn the beautiful art of wine-making.
It doesn’t matter if you want to go to trekking, bird-watching or simply wish to have an adventurous ride through the fog-filled roads; Nandi Hills is a must-see attraction near Bangalore. It is located 62 kilometres away from the city and can be accessed in less than two hours by road.
Bannerghatta Biological Park
As much as Bangalore has yielded to the urbanization trends of the world, it has also managed to retain a good proportion of its landscape for nature. The Bannerghatta Biological Park located in Bannerghatta keeps nature aficionados in Bangalore busy. The place is well within the city limits and takes less than an hour from the Hosur–Bangalore border.
The waterfalls of Gaganachukki and Baranachukki together make Shivasamudram an ideal summer getaway from Bangalore. Drench yourself in the beautiful waterfalls of the Cauvery and escape the heat of the summer. The place is located 150 kilometres away from Bangalore and driving through this relatively easy terrain may not take more than 3 hours.
Ranganthitu Bird Sanctuary
Yet another nature-set attraction near Bangalore is the Ranganthitu Bird Sanctuary. The place is located 120 kilometres away from Bangalore and attracts birds from as far as North America every year. Bird lovers travel to the place in less than 3 hours to behold beautiful sights of the winter migrants. The best season to visit Ranganthitu is between November to March.
How can you miss the valley town of Ramanagaram that rose to popularity after the film Sholay was shot there? The city is home to the silk industry of Karnataka, a haven for rock climbers and a popular destination of temples. Ramanagaram is located 70 kilometres away from Bangalore and is an easy drive from the city.
Do not blame us if you get awe-struck en route to Ranganthitu. The “toy city” of Channapatna lies midway between the two places and can be accessed from Bangalore in less than 90 minutes. Channapatna offers innovatively shaped home decors and wooden toys and is must-see for lovers of art.
Night Trekking in the old fortress of Skandagiri is popular, exciting and once-in-a-lifetime experience. Skandagiri is also called Kalavara Durga and is located only 70 kilometres away Bangalore city. The night-long thrilling walk followed by the sight of the majestic sun, rise to beautiful colours is a sight to behold.
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